Supported Employment

Persons whose goals are to work in the competitive labor market may opt to participate in PDI’s Supported Employment Program for additional employment support. This program offers assistance in finding potential employment, working within small crews, one-on-one job coaching, training on various job skills, and interview and application training.

  • The employment an individual pursues is based on his or her unique interests and what he or she may want from a job.
  • As individuals progress toward their goals, they are able to alter their types and levels of supported employment assistance as they gain confidence and experience.
  • Some persons choose to work with mobile crews employed through PDI while others pursue jobs independent of PDI, with staff coaching at their place of employment.

Their professional work goals are independently chosen by them and PDI serves as a support they may choose to utilize in reaching these goals.