GSE – Group Supported Employment
A service that provides long-term, ongoing support services for an employed individual.
This group service provides Division members with an on-site supervised work environment in a community employment setting. Members are paid by the Qualified Vendor or employer for work performed in accordance with State and Federal law.
- To provide members the opportunity to work in an environment that allows for maximum interaction among diverse populations.
- To provide members with gainful, productive, and paid work.
- To support members in developing skills, abilities, and behaviors that will enable them to most fully realize their vocational aspirations including supporting their transition into a more independent employment setting.
- To help members maintain positive work habits, attitudes, skills, and work etiquette directly related to their specific employment, as well as assisting the member to become a part of the informal culture of the workplace.
A service that provides or assists in obtaining various types of transportation for specific needs. This service provides non-emergency ground transportation as prior approved by the Division when transportation is not already required by the service specification. There are two (2) types of transportation: 1) scheduled, and 2) on demand. “Scheduled” transportation is authorized when the Division member needs regular transportation to a day program service or an employment-related service. “On-demand” transportation is authorized when the member needs intermittent transportation to obtain an authorized service or to fulfill a mandatory obligation in the member’s planning document. The overall goal is to increase or maintain self-sufficiency, mobility, and/or community access of members.
ESA – Employment Support Aide
This service provides members with the one-to-one supports needed for the member to remain in his/her employment. These supports could include one (1) or more of the following three (3) options: personal care services, behavioral supports, and/or follow-along supports needed to maintain stable employment. The actual supports provided will be dependent upon member need; however, it is the Division’s expectation that this service will primarily be used to provide on-the-job follow-along supports for members in competitive employment.
This service is to provide the necessary level of support to empower the member to attain, maintain or advance in employment.