Supported Employment/Extended Services

Supported Employment/Extended Services currently provide training and support to over 60 persons with developmental disabilities, as well as persons with mental health. Our department works with a variety of referral sources and other community agencies to provide the best possible service assisting people in finding and maintaining competitive employment of their choice. Once the initial employment is found we then provide trained staff that work with and teach the supported employee the skills needed to maintain their position. Supports come in a variety of methods, from on-site support to intermittent stops - to monitor progress - and continued visitation with the employee and employer away from the employment setting.

Supported Employment reaches far beyond the scope of training and support, we are very active with employer education and advocacy and participate on several organizational committees which include The Fargo Moorhead Mayors committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities, Association of Persons in Supported Employment (APSE) and Agencies and Businesses Linked to Employment (ABLE) just to name a few.