Our Supported Employment Program strives to systematically match the skills and abilities of an employee with the needs of an employer. It is the provision of the necessary support structure to both that makes this match a success.
Reaching Maximum Independence takes pride in providing one of San Antonio's finest Job Placement Programs for people with disabilities. Through a network with the Texas Workforce Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS), local employers, as well as trained and experienced staff, participants receive an array of services designed to enhance employment. Our motto is Find, Get, and Keep employment.
An individual job coach works one-on-one with each participant to determine interests that aid in finding the most suitable type of work. Often employers are contacted to help "carve" out various tasks that could be done on a part-time basis.
Once a job has been found, RMI, often in conjunction with the TWS-VRS, provides a one-on-one "Job Coach." A job coach is the person that facilitates the training process with the participants and the employer. Very few individuals are unable to learn the tasks required by employers.
Ongoing Support allows specific goals and objectives to be addressed regarding the individuals employment, address concerns, and be a second set of "eyes and ears" to verify success. In order to keep a job, RMI provides Ongoing Employer Support. This involves continual communication with the employer to ensure the participant maintains expectations of success. If problems arise, such as "new tasks" or "changes," RMI staff is prepared to reinitiate the training process.
This program is for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD).