Supported Employment Program (SEP)

Supported Employment Program (SEP)2022-10-11T13:55:44-07:00

The purpose of the Supported Employment Program (SEP) is to empower adults who are blind or DeafBlind who experience a developmental disability become more independent in their work environment by providing appropriate training and services.

SEP participants are usually referred by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), or the Department of Services for the Blind (DSB). Participants perform a wide variety of jobs throughout the Lighthouse’s Seattle location, including timekeeping, assembling, sorting, labeling, packing, data entry, and manufacturing items for federal customers. All participants are assigned an Employment Advocate and receive job coaching that provides instruction, guidance, and support to help facilitate individual success in their careers.

All Supported Employment Program participants are offered on site classes, which may include braille literacy, ASL, computer training and keyboarding, orientation and mobility training, and awareness trainings. We strive for full inclusion and diversity throughout the Lighthouse, providing respect, community, accessibility, and safety.

Amy Koehl
Vice President of Employee and Community Services
Voice: (206) 436-2106
TTY: (206) 436-2213
akoehl@LHBlind.org

Alyssa Frohlich (right) working next to a Job Coach in Production

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