Supported Employment Program

The Supported Employment Program (SEP) matches individuals with employment opportunities within their local community. The participants hold a variety of positions including clerical, food service, janitorial and cleaning, assembly and mail processing work.

Established in 1986, The Supported Employment Program provides mutual benefits to businesses and individuals alike. Businesses gain qualified and dedicated employees and our individuals gain independence, self-esteem and the satisfaction that they are contributing back to their community. Our program strongly believes in the promotion of public awareness of the capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Click here to learn more about the businesses and agencies who have employed individuals through the Supported Employment Program.

Both the job seeker and the employer receive the assistance of a Park Lawn job coach. The job coach provides support during the initial training period and remains available to the employer and employee for assistance.

Skills Set

  • Factory work
  • Janitorial
  • Punch Press/staple
  • Ticket Taker/Usher
  • Bagging Groceries
  • Dishwashing
  • Bussing Tables
  • Stocking Shelves
  • Rolling silverware
  • Assembly
  • Clerical
  • Food Prep
  • Parts Delivery

Population Served:  

Persons with intellectual disabilities and /or physical challenges

Admission requirements :

•         Have an intellectual disability

•         Be at least 18 years of age

•         Submit the required referral information

•         Be a resident of the Southwest Chicago or South Suburban area

•         Be eligible to receive Medicaid assistance

•         Be able to profit from enrollment in our program

For more program information contact Karen Prisco, Program Manager at 708-425-7377 ext. 229 or email request to  Inquiries regarding placement information should be directed to Debra Lechuga, Intake Coordinator at 708-425-7377 ext. 226 or