Supported Employment

The Supported Employment/Supported Education (SEE) program utilizes a well-defined approach to helping people with disabilities or complex barriers participate in the competitive labor market and educational institutions. Our program uses an evidence-based treatment models proven to achieve positive results in helping people with mental illness obtain employment and enroll in schooling.

Supported Employment and Supported Education are EBP espoused by SAMHSA.  SEE is a comprehensible approach to assist FEP consumers obtain meaningful, competitive employment and education goals. SEE helps develop a sense of self-efficacy, independence and encourages consumers to think about and plan for their future.  The program is staffed by skilled employment specialists who pursue evidence based outcomes to this target population by implementing the affective NAVIGATE model and SEE principles with a high fidelity practices and policies mentioned in Supported Employment and Supported Education SAMHSA’s toolkit fidelity scales. 


  • Eligibility is based on consumer choice
  • Integration of Vocation with Treatment
  • Competitive employment is the goal
  • Personalized benefits counseling is important
  • Rapid Job Search.
  • Follow along supports
  • Consumer preferences are important


  •  Access to an educational program with positive forward progress is the goal.
  • Eligibility is based on personal choice
  • Services begin soon after consumers express interest
  • Education is integrated with treatment
  • Individualized educational services are offered for as long as they are needed
  • Consumer preference guided service
  • Strength based and promotes growth and hope
  • Recovery is an ongoing process facilitated by meaningful roles 

For more information, please contact:

Marlai Paxton
Supported Employment/Ticket to Work Team Leader
YWCA Greater Harrisburg
1101 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA  17103
Phone: 717-234-7931 Ext: 3005
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