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Supported Employment

Front Cover of the Supported Employment Client Handbook

Supported Employment Client Handbook

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Supported employment is competitive work in integrated work settings for individuals with developmental disabilities for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred, or for individuals for whom competitive employment has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of a disability, which requires the need for ongoing support services to perform such work.

For those participants who feel they are ready to transition into competitive employment, LTC provides the opportunity for either individual or group employment in the community. Groups are 3 – 8 participants working together at one site who are provided with 100% support by their assigned Job Coach. The Job Coach provides training, instruction, and supervision to the participants of the group, as well as support to the staff at the employment site. Participants independently placed in the community receive support services from LTC staff. Each participant is visited on a daily basis to begin with, eventually fading hours to weekly visits, depending on individual needs.

The majority of LTC’s participants continue to view Supported Employment as the pinnacle in regard to vocational aspirations. LTC’s objectives for its Supported Employment Department include continued development of unique and individualized job opportunities for those with disabilities, ultimately providing everyone with the chance to reach their fullest potential and maximum independence.

Lincoln Training Center’s Supported Employment Department continues to grow and develop new vocational opportunities for its participants who possess a variety of disabilities and challenges. Presently, LTC’s Supported Employment Program provides services to participants who work at more than 100 employment sites.