Component: DSB – Employment Supports (Transition)

Legislation: Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008 (SIPDDA)

Service objectives

To prepare for, and support adults with a developmental disability in employment settings, which may lead to competitive employment in the community.

To support the development of a personal Individual Support Plan (ISP) based on the principles of self-determination, social inclusion, citizenship and choice and to provide services that are reflective of this plan.

Service description

People served

Services and supports are provided to individuals who reside in Ontario, are at least 18 years of age and have a developmental disability as defined by the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008.

Individual support plan (ISP)

Each individual will have an ISP that is based on the assessed needs and preferences of the individual. The plan will identify the specific services/supports received by the individual, the expected outcomes and should be based on the principles of self- determination, social inclusion, citizenship, choice and other requirements outlined in Section 5 of Regulation 299/10.

Specific service provided

  • Supports to prepare individuals for employment
  • Transitioning individuals to competitive employment support programs
  • Facilitating and supporting education and training
  • Situational assessment
  • Job development
  • Job training
  • Job coaching
  • Intervention with employers for individuals to maintain employment
  • Supports needed to place, maintain, or change the employment of an individual in a work setting

Services excluded

  • Services for individuals who have achieved stable competitive employment
  • Services being provided through ODSP employment supports to obtain and maintain competitive employment

Delivery method

  • Services may be provided in person, or by other means (e.g., phone, email, mail and videoconference)
  • Staff providing services are typically required to have certification in the human services field including developmental services or related training or experience
  • Services provided are aligned with the ministry's safety and security guidelines and expectations

Services will be

  • Designed to address the needs of the individual and their family
  • Respectful of the social, linguistic and cultural diversity of families and communities
  • Staffed by individuals with the appropriate training and range of skills necessary to respond effectively to the needs of individuals and their families
  • Based on the individual's assessed needs, preferences and available individual, agency, community and contracted ministry resources
  • Obtained through the application for developmental services and supports process, which identifies individuals' support needs and priority access to service through a process that is objective, equitable and transparent

Program goals

To provide employment supports to adults with a developmental disability that promotes social inclusion, individual choice, independence and rights.

Ministry expectations

  • Service agencies will inform the appropriate Developmental Services Ontario (DSO) office of resources and/or vacancy declaration as it becomes available
  • Service agencies will comply with all relevant legislation, regulations, policy directives, program guidelines, funding agreement(s), accountability and reporting requirement
  • The service agency is responsible for utilizing the information technology specified by the Ministry for the collection and maintenance of information maintaining the security, integrity, consistency and validity of the information collected and maintained and ensuring that data is accurate and kept up-to-date

Reporting requirements

The following service data will be reported on an Interim and Final stage. Please refer to your final agreement for report back due dates and targets.

Service Data NameDefinition

# of Individuals Served

The number of individuals for whom a record has been created and who were recipients of the approved service(s) at some point during the fiscal year.

# of Individuals who achieved competitive employment

The unique/unduplicated number of individuals who achieved competitive employment based on the services provided by the TPA to prepare and support individuals in employment settings.

Ministry-funded Agency Expenditures for DS employment supports

Total ministry-funded expenses for the Transfer Payment Recipient to administer and/or deliver this service in the reporting year (cumulative).