Interviews with employment consultants reveal 5 key elements for supporting job seekers with disabilities. This brief describes 5 key elements for supporting job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities in finding individual paid employment:
- Building trust
- Getting to know the job seeker
- Addressing supports planning
- Finding tasks/jobs
- Providing support after hire
A checklist organized around these 5 key elements makes it easier for employment consultants to understand and implement these support practices.
Butterworth, John; Migliore, Alberto; Bose, Jennifer; Lyons, Oliver; Nye-Lengerman, Kelly; and ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "Assisting Job Seekers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Guide for Employment Consultants (Bringing Employment First to Scale, Issue No. 13)" (2017). All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications. 88.