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RSA Supported Employment

The Supported Employment (SE) program is a service that is integrated into the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program. The SE program services provide on-going supports to assist individuals with the most significant disabilities to maintain competitive employment in an integrated work setting.

Qualifying for SE Services

To be eligible for SE services from RSA, a person must:

  • Be eligible for VR services
  • Be determined to have a most significant disability
  • Have a comprehensive assessment of rehabilitative needs that identifies supported employment as the appropriate rehabilitation or vocational goal.

Once eligibility is established, the rehabilitation counselor will develop a SE Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) with the client. The IPE identifies the vocational goal and the services that will be provided in order to achieve that goal. Persons receiving supported employment services may be eligible for the same range of vocational rehabilitation services as all other RSA clients.

In addition, RSA partners with community based agencies that provide supported employment services, including assessment, job placement, job coaching and other supports necessary to assist the person in maintaining employment.  For individuals who require long-term supports, RSA will work with the person to develop a plan for follow on services using natural supports and/or transitioning the client to a long-term supported employment service provider available through other sources, such as DDA or DMH.

The following supported employment services through RSA are eligible for reimbursement:

  1. Intake and assessment
  2. Job placement
  3. Job training and support and
  4. Follow-along services.