The goal of Supported Employment is to assist job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities attain and maintain a career of their choosing.
People supported by Marcfirst SEP are required to be eligible for funding from either the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) or the Illinois Department of Human Services. Marcfirst supports job seekers during the application process for these funding sources.
If you are already a registered with the DRS, you can request to be referred to Marcfirst through your DRS counselor.
Job seekers who are not registered with DRS will automatically be referred to DRS at the time of their Marcfirst intake.
The Supported employment Program is also funded with grants from United Way McLean County and the McLean County 377 Board.
Marcfirst’s Customized Employment Program began in 2015. Through discovery, job development and systematic instruction, job seekers facing the most significant challenges find the right job match.