Service Description

The SE provider has successfully placed the consumer in a job consistent with jobs and employment conditions identified in the SESP Part 1, and the consumer has worked at least 90 days. Supports have been established as outlined in the SESP Part 2 to ensure successful placement, and monitoring of supports is the only service that the SE provider has performed for at least 60 days.

 

Required Documentation

The DARS1616, Job Stability or Service Closure Justification Summary is required. Details in the report should describe the consumer so that someone reading the report has a "clear picture" of the consumer's support needs, abilities, and challenges related to the placement.

The DARS1616 must verify that the

  • consumer maintained employment that
    • is in an integrated work setting,
    • is compensated at or above the minimum wage but not less than the customary or usual wage paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by people who do not have disabilities,
    • meets all non-negotiable employment conditions,
    • meets 50 percent or more negotiable employment conditions, and
    • meets at least one targeted job task listed in the SESP Part 1;
  • consumer has maintained suitable SE for 60 days or longer after job stability was reached;
  • consumer has maintained the employment outcome for 90 days or longer;
  • consumer is able to perform the expected job duties;
  • supervisor reports satisfaction with the consumer's job performance;
  • consumer and the consumer's representative, if any, are satisfied with the job and work environment;
  • necessary modifications and/or accommodations have been made at the worksite;
  • consumer has reliable transportation to and from work, and a backup transportation plan;
  • Extended Services and supports are in place; and
  • other supports specified in the SESP Part 2 are present and functional.

The form must include signatures of the consumer (or legally authorized representative) and the direct SE services provider.

See Quality Criteria for Service Closure.

 

Outcome

Benchmark 6 is complete when

  • the consumer has achieved an employment outcome that is consistent with the consumer's
    • strengths,
    • resources,
    • priorities,
    • concerns,
    • abilities,
    • capabilities,
    • interests, and
    • informed choice;
  • the consumer has maintained employment that
    • meets all non-negotiable employment conditions,
    • meets 50 percent or more negotiable employment conditions, and
    • meets at least one targeted job task listed in the consumer's SESP Part 1;
  • the consumer has maintained suitable SE for 60 days or longer after job stability was reached;
  • the consumer has maintained the employment outcome for 90 days or longer;
  • the consumer is being compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary or usual wage paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by a person who does not have a disability;
  • there is evidence that the needed support systems including those in the SESP Part 2 are in place and working; and
  • the consumer, consumer's representative, if any, and the DARS counselor
    • consider the employment outcome satisfactory,
    • are satisfied with the supports, and
    • agree that the consumer is performing well on the job.

 

Payment

Payment for Benchmark 6 (see Chapter 3: Rates, 3.2 Service Rates) is made when the DARS counselor receives and approves the DARS1616, Job Stability or Service Closure Justification Summary.