DMH Definition of Supported Employment Services increase independence, community integration, and productivity of individuals with IDD by providing support services necessary to achieve and maintain competitive employment and/or self employment. Competitive employment is defined as having a job in a business(es) in the community where individuals without disabilities are employed. Additionally, Supported Employment Services may consist of activities to support and/or assist an individual in starting his/her own business.
In everyday language: Providing support to an individual while they are on their job. We feel that every individual can achieve employment and that this is a vital part of every adult’s life. Brandi’s Hope Community Services uses customized employment strategies to aid persons to achieve their employment goals.