32 Miss. Code. R. § 22-3.19.1 - SE Terminology

Current through December 27, 2021

Competitive Employment means work---

(i) In the competitive labor market that is performed on a full-time or part-time basis in an integrated setting; and
(ii) For which an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals who are not disabled.

Supported employment requires no more than eight individuals with disabilities be clustered in an employment setting.

Extended Employment means --- work in a non-integrated or sheltered setting for a public or private nonprofit agency or organization that provides compensation in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Extended employment may also be used as a support service to enable an individual to continue to train or prepare for competitive employment, unless the individual through informed choice chooses to remain in extended employment.

Extended Services are on-going supports which are provided to an individual who is successfully rehabilitated into employment. These services are provided by third-party entities, and they are needed in order to support and maintain an individual with a most significant disability in supported employment.

Integrated Work Setting means job sites where most co-workers are not disabled and individuals with disabilities are not part of a work group of other individuals with disabilities. Supported employment services will include placement in an integrated work setting for the maximum number of hours possible based on the unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice of individuals with the most significant disabilities.

Job Trainers provide one-on-one intensive job skills training and support, both on and off the job, for individuals with mental retardation, severe learning disabilities, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities and mental illness. This training includes social skills, along with other training that would be essential to a person with a most significant disability obtaining and maintaining a job. Job trainers are hired on a part-time, temporary, as needed basis.

Natural Supports are those formal and informal mechanisms existing in a work environment that can be drawn upon to increase and sustain an employee's performance through the use of active assistance and/or approval or sanctioning of a worker's achievements.

Person Centered Planning (PCP) is a process of profiling and planning with an individual in order to increase self-management opportunities, community involvement and life satisfaction for the individual. A plan of action is adopted in order to determine and achieve goals by addressing the needs, strengths and experiences of the individual.

Successful Rehabilitation occurs when the individual maintains a supported employment placement for 90 days after making the transition to permanent employment.

Support means any appropriate service such as job site training, short-term transportation assistance, family support, or any other service necessary for job success, throughout the "term of employment".

Supported Employment means competitive work in an integrated work setting for individuals with the most significant disabilities.

Transitional Employment is a series of temporary job placements in competitive work, in integrated work settings with on-going supports until job permanency is achieved for individuals with Serious Mental Illness.

Vocational Training Instructors (VTI) are responsible, in coordination with the supported employment counselor, for job development and placement for supported employment eligible clients. Although the supported employment counselor has the primary responsibility of securing a trainer, VTIs primarily handle the hiring of trainers and day-to-day management of the placement and trainer.


32 Miss. Code. R. § 22-3.19.1

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