SJCS’s innovative, community-based services to people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities embodies a continuing search for the most effective ways to include people into the living fabric of our community.
Supported Employment ultimate outcome is to obtain and maintain competitive employment in a community integrated setting. St. John’s Community Services focuses on creating a job match that reflects the individual’s preferences, strengths and career of choice.
SJCS supports people with disabilities to develop a career path, acquire and retain competitive employment. SJCS Employment Specialists provide each person job coaching and on-the-job training and support, while employers and co-workers are supported to work effectively with new employees. By working with SJCS, individuals and employers have benefitted from successful experiences in a variety of settings including retail, government and nonprofit agencies.
SJCS-DE has been granted contracts by the State of Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) as a provider of Supported Employment Services in New Castle County and Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities for Community Participation, with planned expansion to statewide service provision.
SJCS, based in Washington, D.C. currently supports individuals in Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Retail employment successful partnerships include: CVS, Safeway, Michaels Arts & Crafts and Target.