Our Supported Employment services are designed for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are interested in working or volunteering in the community. The focus for participants is not only on achieving employment, but also acquiring the skills to become productive and valuable employees and volunteers.
Services include customized vocational training, job-search and interviewing skills, employment support and advocacy. We work with participants to identify areas of vocational interest and establish an individualized plan to obtain, and maintain, employment in their area of interest. In addition, we help businesses in the community to understand our participants and use best practices in working with people with disabilities. Ultimately, we build bridges and long-lasting relationships between employers and adults with disabilities.
You can see our network of employers listed on our Partner page. If you are an employer interested in learning about how you can hire and work with individuals with disabilities, visit our Get Involved page for additional information.
To speak with a CSS staff person about Supported Employment, you may email SupportiveEmployment@CSSservices.org. Please include your name and a phone number or email for your response. Or fill out an inquiry form.
Our Bridges Program provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to volunteer, with the support of a CSS Direct Support Professional, at Brookfield Zoo.
Click here for an article explaining the impact of the Bridges Program.
5 Reasons Your Business Should Hire Someone With An Intellectual Disability.
Click Here for A List of CSS Employment Partners
Click here to download our Customized Employment Program brochure.