Small Group Supported Employment

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Supported employment sites utilize a group of individuals working together in a community setting with continual support from an on-site OakLeaf supervisor.  OakLeaf Partners contracts with area businesses to develop work opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Client workers are employees of UCP of Greater Cleveland, receive an hourly wage, accrue vacation and short-term leave and receive paid holidays.  Companies are then billed for wages, as well as administrative and benefit fees. Prior to placement, participants are pre-screened, interviewed and undergo a situational assessment to evaluate job match and skills.  Work adjustment periods are also available to assist individuals in adapting to work schedules and demands.  During work adjustment, there is no charge to the host employer.

Examples of Jobs include:

  • Reception and Clerical Work
  • Food and Hospitality Services
  • Data Entry
  • Janitorial Work
  • Stocking
  • Mail Room and Copy Services
  • Light Industrial Work

Current Small Group Supported Employment Partners include:

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Oatey Company
  • Oatey Supply Chain Services

For more information about Small Group Supported Employment, please contact: Kate Adkins at 216-791-8363 ext. 1252 or kadkins@ucpcleveland.org.