Supported Employment

Deaf-REACH’s Supported Employment is an evidenced-based program that matches the needs of employers with the skills and interests of individuals who have disabilities. The program meets the needs of both parties: various employers acquiring workers who are loyal and highly motivated and individuals securing jobs that help them develop independence and self-esteem.

Our services are performed by our employment specialists who work closely with employers and the individual every step of the process. Services include screening potential candidates, assessing the individual’s skill set, finding compatible jobs, coaching and training the employee on-site during the transition period, and consulting with the employer on the progress and performance of the employee.

We partner up with the District of Columbia’s Department of Disability Services and Department of Behavioral Health to create individualized work plans for individuals who are referred to Deaf-REACH to ensure success in competitive employment.

Deaf-REACH is also a part of the Employment Network under the Ticket to Work Program. Our Supported Employment team works with individuals who have obtained vouchers from the Social Security Administration to find and retain jobs in competitive work environments.