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Supported Employment

Supported employment allows people with the most severe disabilities (i.e. psychiatric, mental retardation, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury) to be competitively employed in a setting with others that do not have a disability. Supported Employment programs use job coaches (which are employment specialists) to provide supports, including:

  • Identifying your skills and interests
  • Help finding a job
  • Making arrangements for job placement
  • Teaching you how to do the job, and
  • Providing assistance while employed.

VIDEO: “Job coaching & vocational rehabilitation”

For further information on Supported Employment Programs in Utah contact:

Kathy Daley
Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
Employment Support Specialist
1595 West 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: (801) 887.9389
Fax: (801) 887.9389

Becky Taylor
Center for Human Services Training
Salt Lake Community College
9750 South 300 West
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: (801) 957.3802
Fax: (801) 957.3110

Rick Cobia
Division of Services for People with Disabilities
Supported Employment Program Specialist
1350 East 1450 South
Clearfield, UT 84015
Phone: (801) 776-7422
Fax: (801) 525-0392