What Are Supported Employment and DVR Services?
Supported Employment and DVR staff facilitate competitive work in integrated work settings for individuals with mild to severe disabilities for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred, or who, because of the nature and severity of their disability, need ongoing support services in order to perform their job.
Employment staff provides assistance such as job coaching, transportation, assistive technology, specialized job training and individually tailored supervision.
Employment services are a way to move people from dependence on a service delivery system to independence via competitive employment. Recent studies indicate that the provision of on-going support services for people with mild to severe disabilities significantly increases their rates for employment retention.
Employment services encourage people to work within their communities and promote work, social interaction and integration.
Coastal Supported Employment & DVR Services
Training/Job Consultant Services
Coastal Community Action Program has Job Coaches who will work with the newly hired employee until he or she is capable and comfortable on the job.
Follow Up Support
We continue follow up and maintain regular contact to assure continued success on the job and positive employer/employee relationships.
The staff at CCAP can conduct “Person Centered Employment Plans” to determine which jobs would best meet their clients’ needs and interests before placing them on the job.
Transportation services are available to consumers to assist them in participating in successful employment.
Cost: There is no cost to the employer, beyond the normal cost of hiring any new employee.
Along with the opportunity for employment, each participant has the opportunity to take part in Job Club where they meet new friends and learn valuable employment skills.