Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitative Services Community Based Employment Services, Employment Support Services Unit


This program has several functions. It “develops new  employment services,  provides technical assistance, and training to contracted agencies and DRS staff statewide. 
ESS  administers the supported employment program, which is a specialized type of job placement for people with the most significant  barriers to employment. Supported Employment provides  intensive, specialized onsite  training and long term supports  to assist individuals to find employment, learn their job tasks, and maintain successful employment.
Employment and Retention  is an  employment program  for individuals with significant barriers to employment.  This program is designed to provide individuals with short term on and off site training and supports to prepare for, obtain and maintain employment.
Job Placement is an employment program   intended to assist  individuals   requiring  minimal support  in finding full-time employment.”
State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging