Make a Donation

Skip to featured navigation for this section, if applicable.

Skip to general site navigation

Supportive Employment Services

Women wearing apron uniform stands in restaurant dining room and smiles for the camera

Supportive Employment offers job-related supports to adults age 18 or older so they can successfully find and maintain long-term employment.

Individuals may receive support in the following areas:

  • Job search
  • Job exploration
  • Job retention
  • Development of daily living activities
  • Development of work skills
  • Transportation training
  • Facilitation of coworker and co-agency involvement
  • Personal finances or budgeting
  • Development of employment-related social skills

An employment specialist works directly with each person, and together they build a résumé, find potential employers, submit applications, and practice interview skills. More specific job development varies depending on each person’s interests and aptitude.

Before a person begins their job search, Supportive Employment may be used to provide work assessments at a Transitional Employment site or a business in the community. These community-based work assessments give individuals an opportunity to gain experience at a competitive job to discover if it’s something they would like to pursue as a career.

Once an individual gains competitive employment, the employment specialist may provide on-site job coaching, off-site mentoring, or a combination, depending on the individual’s needs and wishes. Over time, the individual’s natural supports take the place of the employment specialist.

Supportive Employment is a short-term, time-limited service that ends when Gateway Employment Group and the individual agree that the person can maintain competitive employment without further support.

Susquehanna Service Dogs Cookbook


Powered by Google