Rise offers a number of supported employment services that can be tailored to fit an individual’s career goals, skills, and interests. Our employment consultants and other support team members work with the people we serve to find job opportunities that is right for them and necessary supports to help ensure each individual’s success.
Developmental / Intellectual Disabilities
Community-Based Training and Employment (CBTE): Rise’s CBTE services consist of a number of programs aimed at developing customized employment and community integration outcomes consistent with person-centered career plans. Programs provide job experience in both center-based and integrated settings which allow people to test out work environments to see if they might be interested in long-term. Rise's CBTE services are funded differently, depending on the program, but typical funding sources include Medicaid Waiver, county of residence, CADI Waiver, Brain Injury Waiver, or Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
Employment Innovations (East Central Minnesota): This program works with individuals to develop customized supported employment outcomes consistent with person-centered career plans, either through community-based work sites or through independent community employment, along with individualized placement and support services. To be eligible, individuals must be aged 21 or older with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities and related conditions. In addition, this program is intended for people who can benefit from supported employment services, but who do not need related day services. Individuals must also be independent with any medication. Referrals and funding come from Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Medicaid or CADI waiver, DEED, EE Funding, or the person’s county of residence.
East Central Transitional Services: This program provides individualized transition and career planning for students looking to transition into supported employment. To be eligible for this program, an individual must be aged 16-22 and have severe emotional disabilities and/or developmental disabilities and be a student of SCRED, Chisago County, North Branch, Rush City, or surrounding school districts. Referrals and funding are provided by Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services, school district contract, and Minnesota Department of Human Services' Innovation grants.
Supported Employment Services- Anoka County: Serving people who have a diagnosed serious mental illness (SMI) or serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) aged 18 or older who are unemployed or underemployed due to their diagnosis. Rise provides individuals with supported employment outcomes consistent with their person-centered plan. Funding and referrals typically come from Anoka County, Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services, or subcontract Income.
Supported Employment Services- Washington County: This program is designed for individuals who have a primary diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) aged 18 or older who have been referred through Washington County's Rule 79 Adult Mental Health Case Management Services or Behavioral Health Case Management. Rise offers people a customized person-centered plan and individualized supports so they are able to attain employment outcomes consistent with their interests and skills.
Supported Employment Services: This program is designed for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) aged 18 or older, who are residents of Hennepin County and currently employed. It is intended to provide individuals with supported employment outcomes consistent with their person-centered plan. Rise can support a person with maintaining employment and/or help them find a new job while continuing to work. This program also takes referrals from Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services for people who are not employed, but who meet all other eligibility requirements listed here.
Custom Futures Lee Carlson Center: This program is for people ages 18 and older who are unemployed or underemployed due to a diagnosis of serious mental illness (SMI) and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and are receiving services from Bridgeview/Lee Carlson Center in their Fridley or Coon Rapids locations. Rise employment consultants assist people in developing competitive supported employment plans and attaining employment outcomes consistent with their skills, barriers, and interests.
Custom Futures People, Inc.: This program is for people who are unemployed or underemployed due to a diagnosis of Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI), who are receiving services from People Inc./Family Life Mental Health Center. Rise employment consultants assist people in attaining competitive supported employment outcomes consistent with evidence-based practices and supported employment services. Referrals must come through People, Inc./Family Life Mental Health Center.
Creating Access: This program is intended for people aged 18 or older who are unemployed or underemployed due to serious or serious and persistent metal illness. To enroll in this program, an individual must be actively seeing a therapist or psychiatrist at Hennepin County Mental Health Center. Once eligibility has been established, Rise employment consultants can help create a person-centered supported employment plan consistent with the individual's education, training, and interests.
Central Minnesota Works IPS Project: This program is evidence-based mental health treatment attached to a Mental Health Treatment Team and CORE Professional Services. All referrals must be generated through the Mental Health Treatment Team and its CORE therapeutic partners. It is designed for those with serious or serious and persistent mental illness who are currently unemployed or underemployed and looking to transition to alternate employment. We work with people to develop Individualized Placement and Support (IPS) consistent with an individual's interests, career goals and plans. People participating in this program must be co-enrolled with Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services and be residents of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright counties.
Central Minnesota Re-Entry Project: This program works in partnership with the Central Minnesota Re-entry project to develop competitive and supported employment outcomes consistent with the education, training and career support plans of participants who have significant criminal histories and have been released within the past 18 months. To be eligible, individuals must be residents of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns or Wright Counties, be co-enrolled with the Central MN Re-Entry Project or OIF-Dream Center, and be unemployed or underemployed due to their criminal history.