Program Overview and Goals
Developed Employment Services provides opportunities and resources for adults with developmental disabilities to receive vocational training and find and maintain employment. We accomplish this via vocational training, work experience with local businesses, and teaching employable skills to those in an often overlooked population eligible for employment in our community.
This program is Person-Centered, meaning work is tailored to the individual needs of each participant and employees receive daily direct assistance and feedback from their job coach. Frequent evaluation of the employee’s strengths, motivations, challenges, and interests help to determine the amount and type of training necessary for appropriate job placement. Developed Employment Services assists in developing and maintaining self-advocacy, accountability, and independence necessary for gainful employment. Additional benefits include the creation and maintenance of a trained pool of confident and competent employees while raising public awareness of the positive economic and social outcomes derived from employing individuals with developmental disabilities.