Supported employment services provide you with intensive ongoing support if you need individualized assistance to gain and/or maintain employment. These services are tailored to your individual needs, interests, abilities, and promote your career development. These services are provided in individual or group settings and are available in the Basic, Basic Plus, Core and Community Protection waivers.
(1) Individual supported employment services include activities needed to sustain minimum wage pay or higher. These services are conducted in integrated business environments and include the following:
(a) Creation of work opportunities through job development;
(b) On-the-job training;
(c) Training for your supervisor and/or peer workers to enable them to serve as natural supports to you on the job;
(d) Modification of your work site tasks;
(e) Employment retention and follow along support; and
(f) Development of career and promotional opportunities.
(2) Group supported employment services are a step on your pathway toward gainful employment in an integrated setting and include:
(a) The activities outlined in individual supported employment services;
(b) Daily supervision by a qualified employment provider; and
(c) Groupings of no more than eight workers with disabilities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120, 2009 c 194, and 2008 c 329 § 205 (1)(i), and Title 71A RCW. 10-22-088, § 388-845-2100, filed 11/1/10, effective 12/2/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.120 and Title 71A RCW. 08-20-033, § 388-845-2100, filed 9/22/08, effective 10/23/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030, 71A.12.12 [71A.12.120] and chapter 71A.12 RCW. 06-01-024, § 388-845-2100, filed 12/13/05, effective 1/13/06.]