Community Integrated Employment services are geared to place individuals with disabilities in employment situations with non-disabled co-workers within the general workforce; or assist the individual in business ownership. This service may include small group employment such as mobile work crews or enclaves. Individuals are supported to explore and seek opportunity for career advancement through growth in wages, hours, experience, promotions and/or movement from group to individual employment. Individuals are provided the opportunity to participate in negotiating his/her work schedule, break/lunch times, and leave and medical benefits with his/her employer. Each of these activities is reflected in individual career plans.
The objective of Community Integrated Employment is to provide supports to DDW recipients that result in jobs in the community which increase economic independence, self-reliance, social connections and the ability to grow within a career.