JFCS believes that all individuals have the right to explore competitive, integrated employment as their first option. Individuals with special needs have the right to seek “real jobs” for “real pay.” JFCS uses a person centered approach, seeking the best match for the individual based on interests, skills, aptitudes and ideal work cultures. The goal of the Supported Employment program is to offer support and training to help our clients meet the challenges of the workplace and to help them achieve their fullest potential. JFCS is an approved vendor of supported employment services through the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) and the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD).
JFCS has helped hundreds of individuals find and maintain integrated community-based employment. Employment specialists and job coaches help individuals obtain and maintain competitive, integrated employment through job development, job coaching, and long-term follow-along support services. Pre-vocational training and job support in non-paid work settings are provided to assist individuals in developing work readiness skills that can lead to paid employment in integrated community settings. JFCS will assist with locating the work setting. Support can be provided from 1 to 5 days by the JFCS Job Support staff. Transportation to the work site is not provided.