Supported Employment Program Venture Community Services

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Contact Information

Venture Community Services
Contact: Kevin Hughes, Vice President of Day Services
Email Address: khughes@venturecs.org
Phone: 774 922-1129

1 Picker Road Sturbridge, MA 01566
Area Served: Central

Map Location Supported Employment Program

Narrative

Venture’s Supported Employment Program provides people with developmental disabilities the support and training needed to experience personal growth and success in the workplace. This model helps individuals achieve independence and self-esteem through competitive employment, encouraging them to work within their communities and develop new skills to assist them in their careers. Individuals are placed in environments that best suit their interests, preferences, and abilities. Together with their job coach, the individual develops and works toward established goals. The Supported Employment Program consists of four steps:

  • Assessment – Thoughtful review of individual’s interests and abilities
  • Job Development – Researching potential employment opportunities, analyzing transportation options, and assistance with job applications and interview preparation
  • Job Placement – Evaluation of the job description and assessment of further training
  • Job Coaching – Counseling the individual about workplace performance, expectations, and social interactions so they may eventually be able to work independently

Service Types

  • Job Placement
  • Job Seeking
  • Job Support

Program Type

  • Jobs
  • Vocational

Ages Served

  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Additional Information

  • Licensed By: DDS