The Vermont Supported Employment Program provides a full range of services which enable people with disabilities to access and succeed in competitive employment. The program goal is to provide full access to employment through the provision of individual support services for people who have historically been excluded from employment. Services have developed from a philosophy that presumes employability for all given the right supports are provided to the individual. Person-centered planning, meaningful job matches, full inclusion in the Vermont workforce, and creative strategies that broaden employment opportunities are all cornerstone practices of Vermont Supported Employment.
Supported Employment involves a wide range of services, including person centered employment planning, job search assistance, assistance in negotiating job accommodation or modification, on the job training, follow along services for duration of employment, career enhancement supports, and advocacy skills.
Applying for Services
Individuals may request supported Employment services by contacting the Intake Coordinator at the Designated Agency in their county. Individuals who currently receive services should ask their service coordinator to help with a referral to the Supported Employment project located within their agency.
Other employment services available to any Vermonter or employer dealing with a disability that affects employment, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VocRehab)