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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 .

How to Apply

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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 , 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.orgǰ 425-513-8213 with questions or to learn more.

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