Supported Employment Program

Our team partners with clients to help them overcome challenges to employment. Finding and retaining a job in the community is the goal! We also collaborate with other providers and natural supports, identified by the client as important to their success.

Supports include:

  • Vocational assessment
  • Resume assistance
  • Interview skills and practice
  • Searching for job postings
  • Assistance with applications
  • Benefits counseling
  • Job retention support
  • Problem-solve issues that come up on the job

Bridgeways’ Supported Employment Program is driven by the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model. The IPS model is an evidence-based practice of supported employment for people living with mental illness that prioritizes rapid job search, focuses on client preferences, and competitive employment. The IPS model embodies a belief system that people living with mental health concerns can and should work.

Who is Eligible

Adults with a mental health diagnosis, with Medicaid who qualify for Amerigroup-funded services through Foundational Community Supports (FCS).

How to Apply

Click here to access a brief Amerigroup Foundational Community Supports (FCS) referral form.

Amerigroup FCS staff review referral forms to make an eligibility determination, then refer eligible participants to agencies that provide Supported Employment under the FCS program’s Medicaid-eligible services. You may select Bridgeways to provide Supported Employment services by noting this on the referral form, fax cover sheet, or email a message to Amerigroup.

Note: If you live in the City of Everett, and do not have Medicaid or otherwise qualify for Amerigroup-funded services, you may be eligible for our “Safe Streets Supported Employment Program.”

Contact Stephanie Overton at soverton@bridgeways.org or 425-513-8213 with questions or to learn more.

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