Supported Employment SMI

A fresh start. A second chance.

KRCC’s Supported Employment program provides life-changing support by helping our clients find and keep meaningful jobs in the community. The jobs are competitive (paying at least minimum wage), provide a “real world” experience, and are based on an individual’s preferences, interests, and skills.

Our goal is not just to help you find a job – it’s to help you find the job you want.

How does the program work?

  • Client Choice

    No one is excluded from participating.

  • Integrated Services

    The Employment Specialist coordinates services with your treatment team.

  • Competitive Jobs

    The goal is to get you a job in the community that anyone can apply for and that pays at least minimum wage, including part-time and fulltime jobs.

  • Benefits Counseling

    Employment specialists help people understand how benefits (such as Social Security or Medicaid) are affected by working. Most people are able to work and continue to receive some benefits.

  • Timely Support

    Job search starts soon after a client expresses interest in working — there are no pre-employment requirements.

  • Continuous Supports

    Individualized supports are provided to help you maintain employment for as long as you want our assistance.

  • Client Preferences

    Choices about work are based on the individual’s interests and skills.

What we offer

Career Exploration

Our Employment Specialist provides continued support as we work with you to develop your own, unique employment plan to find job opportunities that meet your skills, abilities, and preferences.

Job Placement

The Employment Specialist assists you in obtaining a job that achieves your career goals. The Employment Specialist will also help you increase your chances of getting hired by assisting you with professional presentation, interview preparation, and resume building.

On-The-Job Support

Both on and off-site interventions are available to help you. This type of coaching helps to ensure a successful employment transition. The Employment Specialist provides on-the job training and additional supports to help you succeed at work.

Ongoing Follow-Up Services

The Employment Specialist will monitor your progress and provide outside work support to ensure that you adapt to your new responsibilities and retain employment.

Contact Us


We would love to hear from you. For more information, give us a call.

Maria Slone

Supported Employment Supervisor

Phone: 606-436-5761, ext. 2101


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Note: Clients may self-refer to our program, or they can be referred by case managers, therapists, Community Support Associates, or Vocational Rehabilitation.

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