Supported Employment Program for Adults with Disabilities & Behavioral Health Challenges

The Supported Employment Program provides a range of services to help ensure a good match for both the adult seeking employment and the prospective employer.  The program serves individuals with:

The adults work with highly trained and professional employment specialists, or "job coaches." These highly trained professionals work side-by-side with the adult, remaining at the worksite until the new employee performs all job duties to the employer’s satisfaction. They will return to the site whenever needed to assist the adult in learning new responsibilities. The goal for each supported employee is that he or she will successfully and independently maintain employment in the community.


Services to the Supported Employee Include:

supported employment at Barber National Institute

Services to the employer include:


Employer Testimonials

Local businesses have found that people with disabilities can become dedicated, responsible workers when given the chance. Here's what some of them have to say about Supported Employment:


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The Supported Employment Program of the Barber National Institute is located at 2675 West 12th Street, Erie PA  16505 (West 12th and Lowell Avenue)

Office Hours: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday through Friday.

For questions or more information on how our Employment Specialists can assist adults with disabilities and behavioral health challenges in finding employment & meet the needs of employers, contact: Marycarmen Walker at 814-835-8075.