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"I work at CVS.  I do stocking, restocking and checking dates.  It’s good.  It’s not far from my house…It helps me going out into the community and be with my friends. I’ve got tons of things for the future…I have a lot of opportunities because of Human First." - Omar Riffat, Program Participant

Supportive Employment

Our Supported Employment (SEMP) program offers people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to obtain their rightful place in the workforce.

About Supported Employment

Supported Employment is based on a principle that individuals with disabilities have the right to be employed in the community where they can earn competitive wages and work alongside coworkers without disabilities. We provide individualized support that enables them to choose the job that matches their skills and interests.

Enrollment in SEMP

Our program is designed to help anyone who wants to work, regardless of the amount of support needed. Employment services are available to individuals with developmental disabilities 18 and older, Medicaid eligible, and enrolled with OPWDD. 

The Process

We start with getting to know our individual, to understand the strengths, abilities and conditions needed to be successfully employed. We then reach out to community businesses in area of the person’s interest who might need the skills individual has to offer. Once a right job is found, job coach provides the on-site training and ongoing support for as long as it’s needed.

For more information please contact our Supportive Employment Coordinator at (347) 832-0035.

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Our Locations

Human First 2017

Main Office

80 Maiden Ln, 8th Fl
New York, NY 10038
T: 516.823.9500
F: 212.943.4985
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Long Island Office

1 Michael Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
T: 631.321.1101
F: 631.321.1082
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