For some consumers receiving Vocational Rehabilitation services, additional support is necessary for them to continue working. Extended Employment offers guidance and follow-up services to these individuals, which can include:
Job coaching - Job coaches make sure an employee's work is going smoothly, and can work with the employee to overcome work barriers such as new work place rules or excessive absences
Supervised work crews - On-site supervisor monitors work quality and guides employee through required tasks
A small number of consumers who are not ready to work in an integrated setting may qualify for a sheltered workshop experience, which involves working in a setting with peers and ongoing supervision in a structured work setting.
Extended Employment is only available to consumers being served by Vocational Rehabilitation. To become involved in Vocational Rehabilitation services, please contact your local VR Office.