Supported Employment (SEMP) is a specialized service that helps Individuals with Developmental Disabilities access the workforce. Whether SEMP staff work behind the scene with vocational and soft skills training, resume development, and job hunting ( Job Development) to hands-on assistance at their worksite (Job Coaching), Supported Employment gives the individual the tools they need to be successful. SEMP providers also help combat the negative and inaccurate notions that the people we serve are incapable, unintelligent and liabilities, and foster relationships and understanding amongst employers and the community at large.
Glea James is a trained Job Developer providing Self-Hired Job Development with Independent Support Services. LEA hopes to provide additional SEMP services and supports in the future.