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 staff work with the people we serve to find the job opportunity that is right for them and identifies supports to ensure each individual’s success.
Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities
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 center based and integrated settings which allow people to test out work environments to see if they might be interested in it 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, BI Waiver or Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitative Services.
Employment Innovations-Chisago: 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. In order 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 DT&H services. Individuals must also be independent with any medication. Referrals and funding come from Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitative 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. In order to be eligible for this program, an individual must be aged 16-22 with 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 Contract, and DHS Innovation Grants.
Minnesota Employment Center, Placement and Evaluation: Minnesota Employment Center is a program that serves people Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing throughout the state of Minnesota. There are currently five offices: St. Paul, Duluth, Faribault, Moorhead and St. Cloud. Minnesota Employment Center provides job placement, coaching, job seeking skills, work evaluations and job try-outs, and job shadowing. Referrals come from Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation and State Services for the Blind.
Minnesota Employment Center, Vector: Minnesota Employment Center is a program that serves people Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing throughout the state of Minnesota. The Vector program provides support to transition aged Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing individuals age 16-24. We provide internships and job placement, follow-up, coaching, and job seeking skills to all transition aged youth in the state. Referrals come from the Vector Transition Program, Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation, State Services for the Blind, schools and self-referrals.
Supported Employment Services- Anoka County: This program is designed for individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) aged 18 or older who are unemployed or underemployed due to their diagnosis. It is intended to provide individuals with supported employment outcomes consistent with their person-centered plan. Funding and referrals typically come from Anoka County, Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitative 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. The program is intended to provide individuals with 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. We 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 Vocational Rehabilitation Services for people who are not employed but meet all other eligibility requirements listed above (18+, SPMI diagnosis and living in Hennepin County).
Custom Futures Lee Carlson Center: This Custom Futures program gets its referrals from Anoka County Adult Mental Health Case Management and is for people is a serious mental illness or serious and persistent mental illness who are receiving services from Bridgeview/Lee Carlson center. We work with individuals aged 18 and older who have been diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and assist them in developing competitive supported employment plans and attaining employment outcomes consistent with their skills 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. We assist individuals 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, we create person-centered supported employment plans 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 Vocational Rehabilitative Services and be residents of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright counties.
Central Minnesota Project for successful Re-Entry: 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 with significant criminal histories released within the past 18 months. In order to be eligible, individuals bust 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.