The benefits of employment extend way past earning a paycheck. Work provides opportunities to form relationships, utilize our strengths and skills, contribute to our communities, and even keeps us healthy.

As part of this outcome, residential providers will work closely with members to complete various activities focused on finding a new job in the community and/or sustaining their current job. The following payments will be available to providers who complete the eligibility process per the terms and conditions of the Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) Outcome:

  • Finding CIE Full Payment: $1,200/member
  • Keeping CIE Full Payment: $400/member

Competitive Integrated Employment is defined as work performed on a full-time or part-time basis; compensated not less than the applicable state or local minimum wage law (or the customary wage), or if self-employment, yields income comparable to persons without disabilities doing similar tasks; the worker should be eligible for the level of benefits provided to other employees; the work should be at a location typically found in the community; where the employee with a disability interacts with other persons who do not have disabilities and are not in a supervisory role; and the job presents opportunities for advancement.

Eligibility Process

  1. Have a member residing in your facility who has an interest in exploring employment opportunities or keeping their current job (Must meet CIE definition above).
  2. Submit an application to participate and agree to the terms and conditions of the outcome.
  3. Complete the following:
    • View the Inclusa Training Module Video – Job Finding or Job Keeping, which is specifically focused on developing the Job Finding or the Job Keeping Plan with the member and his/her circle of support.
    • Complete the Inclusa Job Finding or Job Keeping Plan with the member.
      • Templates are located in the Project Materials.
      • Completed Plans are to be submitted directly to member’s Inclusa Team, please also copy in Innovation@inclusa.org  when submitting via email or fax to ensure outcome payment tracking.
    • Use the Job Finding or Job Keeping Plan to assist the member to find a job or keep their job that meets the definition of CIE.
      • This includes working collaboratively with any other providers or natural supports who may be involved.
    • Document your efforts.
  • Payment Note
      • Finding CIE:
        • Claim 75% of the Residential Outcome Payment after the member successfully completes the first twenty (20) hours of work
        • Claim the remaining 25% of the Residential Outcome Payment if the member is still employed in CIE after 6 months.
      • Keeping CIE:
        • Claim 100% of the Residential Outcome Payment if the member is still employed in CIE after 6 months

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