Individuals in the Group Supported Employment (GSE) program receive continuous onsite support from a staff at community based job site. The program also provides training to consumers who seek and have the skills for competitive employment. Consumers in the GSE program receive minimum wage, or sub minimum wage for the work they do. Types of jobs available range from fine motor to gross motor. For consumers with an artistic flair, Designs By ACCESS (DBA) provides opportunities to create customized pieces for customers to cherish for a long time. For more information on ACES DBA, click here.
A number of consumers in GSE work on the lawn care crew. They are tasked with maintaining the lawns of the customers. This entrepreneurial project was started in 2014 to harness the interests and skills of consumers who had been a part of the Gardening for life grant.
For individuals in group supported employment who desire their own jobs, a Comprehensive Situational Assessments at community employment sites determine the individual's work abilities, interests and dislikes, and stamina. The assessment also identifies the level of support needed for the individual to be successful. This service facilitates appropriate career development. Mobility Training and Transportation services are offered on a case by case basis.