Supported Employment

Supported employment includes activities needed to sustain paid work, including supervision and training. It consists of two components: job finding and job support.

Finding a Job:
This may include, but is not limited to, interview assistance, employer outreach and orientation, resume preparation, job searching, and preparation for job tasks.

Job Support:
This consists of training individuals in job assignments, periodic follow-up and/or ongoing support with individuals and their employers. The service must be necessary for individuals to maintain acceptable job performance and work habits, including assistance in learning new work assignments, maintaining job skills, and achieving performance expectations of the employer.

Supported employment services are available to any consumer currently registered in the County IDD system, depending on availability of funds.

How can I obtain services?
Entrance into the program is through:
Cumberland/Perry IDD Base Service Unit

Human Service Bldg., Ste. 301, 6 W. High St.
, Carlisle, PA 17013
717.240.6320 or toll free 866.240.6320

Ask for "Intake." 

Ongoing Support:
Ongoing use of the service is limited to support for individuals that cannot be provided by the employer through regular supervisory channels and/or on-the-job resources that are available to employees who are not disabled.