The Supported Employment Program helps to assist individuals with a mental illness to locate, obtain and maintain paid employment. The program is business-friendly and enables employers to locate and hire qualified employees who are interested in their specific field and desire long-term employment. Supported Employment will work with employers to identify an employee (or employees), matched to meet their needs and motivated to work, along with as much or as little support as needed to assist the individual in maintaining employment after they begin.
The Supported Employment Program is offered in Cass, Miami, Fulton, and Pulaski Counties. A Work Opportunity Tax Credit may be available to businesses who hire eligible employees.