Employment Program

Our Employment Program

Our program allows our young adults to gain training and job experience in a setting that is selected based on their interests and abilities. All levels (Centered Based, Group Supported & Individual) are supported with a Milemarkers Job Coach in which we work close with the member, the members family and the members support coordinator, thus insuring the best possible needs and support for the members success.

Center Based Employment

This service provides members a healthy, safe, and supervised work environment. Milemarkers Therapy pays members in accordance with State & Federal law for work the members perform in a sheltered workshop or in the community. Work can include paper shredding, bulk mailing or clerical.

Group Supported Employment

This service provides long-term, ongoing support services for an employed individual. GSE provides members with an on-site supervised work environment in a community employment setting. Members are paid by Milemarkers for work performed in accordance with State and Federal law. Members work in a group with a job coach on one of Milemarkers contracted locations to provide services such as landscape maintenance, janitorial services, restaurant services or laundry services.

Individual Supported Employment

This time-limited service provides regular contacts at an individual job site with the employed member and/o with the employer. This service is intended to help the member develop the specific on-the-job skills necessary for successful employment and may also include job search when such services are not available through the Rehabilitation Services Administration/ Vocational Rehabilitation program.

Transition To Employment

This program provides extra training and or education to members who have graduated high school or who will soon be graduating high school and getting jobs. The transition training is a curriculum based program providing pre-employment knowledge and skills to help students and young adults transition into a work setting and to help individuals realize vocational goals after exiting school. This program provides an understanding of the workforce culture and allows individuals with developmental disabilities to gain non-task related skills and behaviors that will help them in adult life, after school ends.