Supported Employment

Since its initial inception Equal Opportunities West has provided supported employment services to the community

Employment specialists’ work with individuals who have may have some work barriers such as physical or intellectual disability; or mental health issues, but are able to hold competitively paid jobs.

Currently 30 to 40 potential job-seekers per year utilize Equal Opportunities West to help them develop or improve resumes, fill out job applications and requirements, as well as receive advice on how to approach a job interview and work with potential employers to hold steady, long-term employment.

The expectation is that someone receiving this type of service will be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.