September 19, 2018

Supported Employment (SE) is an employment service for people with development disabilities. Individuals who are enrolled in SE are classified into two groups:

  1. Individual Placements - Individuals who possess the skills and abilities to work independently with minimal job coaching support.

  2. Group Placements - Individuals who benefit from full-time job coaching support.

Once enrolled, each Program Participant is assigned a Case Manager for job placement services. The Case Manager will assist the Program Participant with job searches, applying for employment opportunities and securing a job. Once employed, the Program Participant will receive on-the-job training and support by an Employment Training Specialist (ETS). The Program Participant may also receive mobility training if funded by their referring agency. This service teaches participants how to use public transportation to and from work.

Location of Services

Goodwill’s corporate office is located in Santa Ana, although services are provided throughout Orange County at a variety of satellite offices and community employers.

Hours of Operations

Supported Employment is open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays. Once employed in the community, the participant’s hours vary depending on the place of employment.


There is no cost to Program Participants, families or care providers. Regional Center of Orange County and Department of Rehabilitation make referrals to the Supported Employment Program and pays for the services offered by Goodwill of Orange County.


Program Participants must be referred by the Regional Center.

Accessing Services

Referrals are made to our Admissions Coordinator. The Admissions Coordinator will discuss the program and do a prescreening interview. If interested in Supported Employment, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at 714.547.6308, ext. 332.

[contact-form-7 id="449" title="Contact - Programs - Supported Employment"]