Supported Employment

New Referral Process for Bridgeways Supported Employment Medicaid-funded Services

March, 2019 –

For providers outside of Compass Health or Sea Mar Community Health Centers, or individuals interested in Supported Employment services who are not Compass Health or Sea Mar clients:

Bridgeways can now serve clients through the Amerigroup referral system. Click here to learn about Washington Foundational Community Supports, and program eligibility.

Click here to access a brief Amerigroup Washington 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 Foundational Community Supports program’s Medicaid-eligible services.

You may select a specific agency such as Bridgeways to provide Supported Employment services by noting this on the referral form, fax cover sheet, or email message.

(For Compass Health and Sea Mar providers, please continue to refer directly to Bridgeways.)

Supported Employment — Helping individuals living with mental health issues find and keep a job!

  • The Supported Employment Program is developed based on the evidence based practice, Individual Placement and Support ( a Fidelity Model of Supported Employment).
  • The program is structured to assist those who desire a job in the community to find and keep a job of choice.
  • Individualized assistance , training and support are designed to meet the individual’s employment goal.

Bridgeways Employment Specialists:
  • Are mobile and work out of partner clinics and in community settings
  • Coordinate and work with DVR.
  • Build relationships with local businesses
  • Provide skill training related to job search, resume writing and interviewing is provided as indicated.
  • Can work closely with employers, providing assistance with identifying reasonable accommodations to the promote long-term employment success.