Customized employment connects a job seeker with disabilities and unique abilities and interests with an employer’s unmet needs, to result in a customized job.
Customized employment is a process and an outcome. The customized employment process individualizes the employment relationship between a job seeker and an employer in a way that meets the needs and interests of both. The process leads to a customized outcome or a position for the job seeker. The job seeker does not compete for a specific job opening but rather offers his/her skills and contributions to meet identified and unmet work needs of the employer.
This customized employment module describes the customized employment process as developed by Marc Gold & Associates and Michael Callahan.
This training answers the following questions about Customized Employment:
- What is customized employment?
- Why is customized employment needed?
- How does it work?
- Who provides customized employment services?
- Where can I access services?