Waiver employment service providers help people engage, plan, find and keep employment.
• During engage, waiver employment service providers help people get a better understanding of their opportunities and make an informed choice about competitive integrated employment.
• During plan, waiver employment service providers help people plan their path to employment, develop preliminary employment goals and connect with job search supports.
• During find, waiver employment service providers will help people get a job only if VRS/SSB services are not an option.
• During keep, waiver employment support service providers deliver ongoing supports to help a person with stable employment maintain and grow in the job.
To work as an effective team supporting people, waiver employment service providers need to fulfill a number of important responsibilities.
Determine your current knowledge about providing waiver employment services.
Deliver services outlined in waiver support plan
Learn how to deliver the three waiver employment services: exploration, development and support.
Provide activities and experiences to explore employment
Learn how to provide waiver employment exploration services during the engage phase.
Document the person's choice to work or not
Learn strategies for documenting informed choice about employment.
Provide services to plan or search for employment
Learn how to provide waiver employment development services during the plan phase.
Create an employment portfolio
Learn what an employment portfolio is and how to help a person create one.
Provide ongoing supports to maintain employment
Learn how to provide waiver employment support services during the keep phase.
Collaborate with other professionals
Learn strategies to collaborate with other professionals on a person's employment team.
Guidance for supervisors
Find ideas to help your staff become experts at fulfilling the waiver employment service provider responsibilities in the E1MN partnership.