Supported Employment


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

“The Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities contracts with providers to operate Supported Employment (SE) services in each region of the state. Currently, there are 23 Supported Employment providers throughout the state. SE is available to eligible individuals, who express a desire and have a goal for competitive employment in their Individual Recovery Plan (IRP); and who, due to the impact and severity of their mental illness have recently lost employment, or been underemployed or unemployed on a frequent or long term basis. Services include support to access benefits counseling; identify vocational skills and interests; and develop and implement a job search plan to obtain competitive employment in an integrated community setting that is based on the individual’s strengths, preferences, abilities, and needs.”


  • Other
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
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