Job Preparation and Supported Employment

 

What is Supported Employment (SE)?

Supported Employment assists people with disabilities find and keep meaningful employment within the community and helps employers find and retail skills and dedicated employees.

Why participate in Supported Employment?

When people feel good about having a job, they often see themselves in a more positive way. Work helps provide structure and routines. Having an income gives individual more choices about how and where they live.

Can an employee with a disability get the job done?

Absolutely! It is well known that every person is not right for every job, but many employers don’t realize that people with disabilities represent a diverse labor pool with a wide range of backgrounds and experience, capable of meeting or exceeding performance standards.

Who should I contact for more information?

Contact P.I.’s Enrollment Department in Newton Phone: 641-792-6119 

Email: jaspercountyreferrals@progressindustries.org

 

 

Contact P.I.’s Enrollment Department in Des Moines Phone: 515-557-1810 

Email: polkcountyreferrals@progressindustries.org


Support from central Iowa businesses helps  sustain P.I.’s employment programs, delivering successful results for people to achieve a fulfilling life in their community.

Ticket to Work

 What is Ticket to Work?

The Ticket to Work Program is a work incentive program sponsored by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Ticket to Work offers Social Security disability beneficiaries more choices for supports to prepare, search and obtain employment.

Do I qualify?

If you are age 18 through 64, and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSDI) benefits because of your disability, you are eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work program.

As an SSA approved Employment Network, P.I. offers a variety of customized services to assist jobseekers with disabilities in achieving their career/employment goals.

What are the benefits of working with an Employment Network such as P.I.?

Ticket holders receive the support necessary to safely explore work options without immediately losing benefits and find a job that is right for them. As a ticket holder (disability beneficiary) you may also use a combination of Work Incentives to maximize your income until you begin to earn more income on your own.  The advantage to you as a ticket holder:

  • Go to work without automatically losing disability benefits.
  • Return to benefits if for some reason you would need to stop working.
  • Continue to receive healthcare benefits

Who should I contact for more information?

Call 641-792-6119 or email jaspercountyreferrals@progressindustries.org

If you are interested in learning more about our enrollment process or ready to apply, click here

 

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