Supported Employment Services (SEP) Work Opportunities Unlimited

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Contact Information

Work Opportunities Unlimited
Contact: Darlene Hayden, Office Director
Email Address: dhayden@workopportunities.net
Phone: 978-894-4887

128 Providence Street Suite 322 Worcester, MA 01604
Area Served: Central

Map Location Supported Employment Services (SEP)

Narrative

Our Supported Employment Services (SEP) are provided to customers who by virtue of their support needs have been found eligible for long-term support by an adult service agency. For a list of applicable adult service agencies, select your state under "our locations" to the left. Local school systems also provide long-term support funding to particular students as long as they are enrolled in school.

Supported employment services include the development of community-based employment, supplemental training, and long-term job site supports. Job site training will be in addition to the training the employer naturally provides. In addition, the role of Work Opportunities is to assist with the customer's independence level through the development of natural supports. The development of natural supports involves building capacity within supervisors and coworkers at the job site to support the customer on the job. If transportation training is necessary, Work Opportunities will also assist the customer in identifying the best transportation method, train them to utilize the resource successfully and ensure the customer effectively and safely utilizes the resource long-term. For those individuals requiring SEP services Work Opportunities delivers the following Outcomes:


Our community-based Youth Career Program helps young people learn to make positive decisions. Our individualized approach to career exploration and work experience assists with personal development and success in life.

The Ticket to Work and Self Sufficiency Program is provided by the Social Security Administration that assists beneficiaries in returning to work. If you are receiving an SSI (Supplemental Security Income) or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) cash benefit and you have been issued a Ticket then you can assign that Ticket to an Employment Network. An Employment Network or EN is an approved provider of services for the Ticket to Work Program. Work Opportunities Unlimited is an approved Employment Network and we provide the following services to assist you in your goal of returning to work.

We work together with local school districts to customize vocational-career/transition services that meet the needs of each district and their students. Utilizing resources within school districts as well as facilitating the access to adult service agencies are crucial aspects of creating transition programs that work. Through collaborating with school administration and faculty we hope to give each student the best opportunity for a successful transition that not only links school to work, but students to careers.

Our Vocational Rehabilitation Service is provided to those individuals who have been found eligible for state Vocational Rehabilitation funding and services. To find the specific VR provider in your state, click on the appropriate link under "Our Locations" to the left. The services provided by state agencies include but are not limited to career counseling, job development, education, adaptive equipment, and job training. Work Opportunities Unlimited provides job placement and training services, including vocational evaluation for those individuals referred from these state agencies.

Service Types

  • Job Counseling
  • Job Placement
  • Job Seeking
  • Job Skills
  • Job Support
  • Job Training

Program Type

  • Transition
  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service
  • Licensed By: DDS