COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES DIVISION
To provide persons with disabilities appropriate training and support to choose, obtain, and retain integrated community employment.
The primary purpose of Community Employment Services is to provide the necessary supports for individuals to achieve successful employment in the community. This is achieved through individualized service design and planning including pre-employment assessment, employment skills training, job development, job coaching, and ongoing supports as needed to maintain and enhance employment opportunities.
- Willingness to participate in services needed to secure community employment.
- Demonstrates potential and interest to work in the community.
- Accessible and available method of transportation.
- Funding availability and approval.
Opportunities to transition to other programs/services both internally and externally are available and based upon the individual’s choice, needs, preference, and availability. Refer to the Program Accessibility Chart for Sertoma service options. Discussions regarding transition can occur during the service plan meeting or a special meeting can be convened as needed.
- No longer in need of supports to maintain employment
- Consumer not benefitting from services.
- Services no longer desired.
- Funding terminated
- Referral to alternative services.
- Self advocacy
- Referral Services
- Job and Social Club
- Vocational Assessment
- Career Counseling
- Job Development and Retention
- Skills Training Classes
- Job Placement
- Job Site Coaching
- Service Plan Development
SCOPE OF SERVICES:
Population(s) served: Individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and physical disabilities.
Setting: Facility based and community job sites
Hours/Days of Service: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (facility based), Sunday – Saturday based upon the individual’s and work hours.
Frequency: as indicated in the individual’s service plan.
Payer: Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Rehabilitation Services, School Transition, Medicaid Waiver, Private Pay.
Fees: There are no fees. Private pay rates are available as needed.
Referral Sources: Department of Rehabilitation Services, School Districts, Internal, Self, Families, Service Coordination Agencies.
November 8, 2010