Supported Employment

Services for Employment Success


Services are designed to provide competitive employment opportunities for persons served who have a Severe and Persistent Mental Illness or are dually diagnosed.  Integration within the treatment team is essential for success.

Treatment Approach/Program Philosophy

To provide services to persons served in competitive employment that will assist them in the quest for wellness and recovery.  Person served choice and individualized treatment is emphasized.

Program Goals

  • To increase the number of persons served in CSS who are competitively employed.
  • Maintain a high level of job retention for persons served employed
  • Maintain effective business partnerships with community employers
  • Access to SES within 5 working days
  • Increase overall person served satisfaction to 98%

Services Provided/Staffing

Workforce Development Specialists work with persons served to seek and maintain individualized competitive employment opportunities according to Evidence Based Practices.  The full time Workforce Development Specialists work with the following populations:

  • Persons served who meet the State of Kansas SPMI/PRS criteria.
  • Workforce Development Specialist work with a caseload of approximately 20 persons served.
  • Support Employment Services also serve persons served interested in the Ticket to Work Program.

Special Populations/Accommodations

Adults with severe and persistent mental illness who express a motivation to work and are receiving other Valeo services are referred internally. A limited number of referrals are accepted from the community provided they meet the criteria for SPMI.  Other special populations include:

  • Persons served who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and a developmental disability
  • Persons served coming out of Osawatomie State Hospital and have expressed an interest in employment.
  • Persons served with drug and alcohol issues and those being released from correctional institutions and on probation/parole.
  • Person served wanting to use their Ticket to Work for full time placement

Who We Serve

  • Anyone who lives, works or resides in Kansas.
  • Individuals who have received a Mental Health Intake
  • Goal of employment and request a referral to SES

Location and Service Access

Bryce Miller Building

2401 SW 6th Street

Topeka, KS 66606

SES services are provided in the community.

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m., phone is 785-233-1730