Supported Employment Program
employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities
The Boston College Supported Employment Program establishes employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities where they have the ability to acquire skills, build relationships, contribute positively to the community, and grow professionally.
Supported Employment staff work closely with the employer to train the individual on each job task. The level of support is catered to each individual based on their unique abilities, needs, and learning styles. Once a worker is fully trained, Job Coaches provide ongoing support and feedback to monitor the progress of the individual in order to ensure continued growth and success in their position.
The Boston College Supported Employment Program has helped numerous individuals with disabilities not only retain their positions, but also thrive and excel at work. For many individuals the job becomes a lasting career, as several employees from the program’s inception in 1987 still remain hard at work, gainfully employed and exceptionally proud.
The Supported Employment Program was featured in the November 13, 2014 issue of The Boston College Chronicle. Read the full article here.