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Connect the person to waiver employment services

Waiver employment services are a critical service for people enrolled in a waiver who want to work.

Case managers identify the person’s needs, help the person understand the services and supports available to find and keep employment, help the person understand their service provider options, authorize services, and connect the person with their chosen provider(s). Case managers may help the person choose a provider using local employment service providers they already know of from their professional experience and using MinnesotaHelp.info. In addition to formal services through the waiver, case managers also need to consider informal supports, like co-workers, family, and other community connections that could help the person reach their employment goal.

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LEARN: Develop your knowledge

Watch and read the following to build your knowledge about connecting the person to waiver employment services.

1. Watch the “Connecting the person to waiver employment services” video (11 minutes) below:

Connecting the person to waiver employment services


2. Read: CBSM – Employment exploration services (15 min)

3. Read: CBSM – Employment development services (15 min)

4. Read: CBSM – Employment support services (15 min)

5. Read: CBSM – Guidance for employment services authorization (15 min)

Quiz

REFLECT: Take a quiz

Click on the questions below to reflect on what you've learned about connecting people to waiver employment services (5 minutes).

Select an answer:

Incorrect—the correct answer is Plan. Waiver employment development services are designed to help a person discover their strengths and interests and then prepare for work, which is the focus of the Plan phase.

Correct. Waiver employment development services are designed to help a person discover their strengths and interests and then prepare for work, which is the focus of the Plan phase.

Incorrect—the correct answer is Plan. Waiver employment development services are designed to help a person discover their strengths and interests and then prepare for work, which is the focus of the Plan phase.

Incorrect—the correct answer is Plan. Waiver employment development services are designed to help a person discover their strengths and interests and then prepare for work, which is the focus of the Plan phase.

Select an answer:

Correct. Waiver employment exploration services are designed to help a person explore the idea of employment and make an informed choice about work, which is the focus of the Engage phase.

Incorrect—the correct answer is Engage. Waiver employment exploration services are designed to help a person explore the idea of employment and make an informed choice about work, which is the focus of the Engage phase.

Incorrect—the correct answer is Engage. Waiver employment exploration services are designed to help a person explore the idea of employment and make an informed choice about work, which is the focus of the Engage phase.

Incorrect—the correct answer is Engage. Waiver employment exploration services are designed to help a person explore the idea of employment and make an informed choice about work, which is the focus of the Engage phase.

Select an answer:

Incorrect—the correct answer is Keep. Waiver employment support services are designed to help a person obtain the supports and services they need to keep their job, which is the focus of the Keep phase.

Incorrect—the correct answer is Keep. Waiver employment support services are designed to help a person obtain the supports and services they need to keep their job, which is the focus of the Keep phase.

Incorrect—the correct answer is Keep. Waiver employment support services are designed to help a person obtain the supports and services they need to keep their job, which is the focus of the Keep phase.

Correct. Waiver employment support services are designed to help a person obtain the supports and services they need to keep their job, which is the focus of the Keep phase.

Select an answer:

Incorrect—the correct answer is B. Vocational services in facility-based or sheltered workshop settings. In the CBSM (Employment exploration services) you will find a list of covered and not covered services. Vocational services in facility-based or sheltered workshop setting is an example of a service that is NOT covered under waiver exploration services.

Correct. In the CBSM (Employment exploration services) you will find a list of covered and not covered services. Vocational services in facility-based or sheltered workshop setting is an example of a service that is NOT covered under waiver exploration services.

Incorrect—the correct answer is B. Vocational services in facility-based or sheltered workshop settings. In the CBSM (Employment exploration services) you will find a list of covered and not covered services. Vocational services in facility-based or sheltered workshop setting is an example of a service that is NOT covered under waiver exploration services.

Incorrect—the correct answer is B. Vocational services in facility-based or sheltered workshop settings. In the CBSM (Employment exploration services) you will find a list of covered and not covered services. Vocational services in facility-based or sheltered workshop setting is an example of a service that is NOT covered under waiver exploration services.

Select an answer:

Incorrect—the correct answer is B. Direct compensation to supplement a person's wage. In the CBSM (Employment development services) you will find a list of covered and not covered services. Direct compensation to supplement a person’s wage is an example of a service that is NOT covered under waiver development services.

Correct. In the CBSM (Employment development services) you will find a list of covered and not covered services. Direct compensation to supplement a person’s wage is an example of a service that is NOT covered under waiver development services.

Incorrect—the correct answer is B. Direct compensation to supplement a person's wage. In the CBSM (Employment development services) you will find a list of covered and not covered services. Direct compensation to supplement a person’s wage is an example of a service that is NOT covered under waiver development services.

Incorrect—the correct answer is B. Direct compensation to supplement a person's wage. In the CBSM (Employment development services) you will find a list of covered and not covered services. Direct compensation to supplement a person’s wage is an example of a service that is NOT covered under waiver development services.

Resources DO

DO: Practice

Complete the following activities to build your skills for connecting people with waiver employment services

Use this “Identify the appropriate waiver employment service to authorize” worksheet (PDF) to identify the type of waiver employment service to authorize based on three different scenarios.

(15 minutes)

Explore the community-based services manual (CBSM) on this “CBSM scavenger hunt” (PDF) .

(10 minutes)

Follow the instructions below to find potential dually-enrolled providers.

Step 1: Go to Disability Hub MN's Work toolkit—Supporting people on waivers—Plan: Selecting a provider

Step 2: Use MinnesotaHelp.info to locate dually-enrolled employment service providers using the following details in the search fields:

  • In "What are you looking for?" enter: Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Community Partner
  • In "Where" enter: 55808
  • In "Filter results by distance" choose: Within 20 miles of my location

How many potential service providers did you find?

(5 minutes)

Use this “Write measurable outcomes for waiver employment services” worksheet (PDF) to identify at least one measurable outcome for three scenarios.

(15 minutes)

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