Real jobs, real wages, real experience for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Earning a paycheck. Enjoying the feeling of a job well done. These are things that promote independence, well-being and community connection. The new Supported Employment Services program at LFSVA links individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Southwest Virginia with competitive employment opportunities in the community.
We work with individuals to develop a career path, prepare for the job search and to hone interviewing and job skills. Once they are on the job, we provide as much coaching as is required to be successful in the job. As new employees gain in skills and confidence, we step back to allow them to build a community of support on the job. And, to make sure that the partnership is a success, we communicate regularly with employers to gather input and monitor satisfaction.
We work with individuals age 18 and older to help them fulfill their vocational potential by
We also work closely with employers to provide support and necessary training of employees at no cost to the employer. These services include:
LFSVA is approved as a vendor by the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Services are provided through DARS and the Medicaid Waiver.