Employment Services

As Individuals with disabilities prepare to move into the workforce, they are met with many obstacles. Employment Services provides training and skills that allow those individual to become more prepared for the job market. Job Coaches and Enclave Supervisors help them identify and train for job opportunities which they feel can give them a more productive and independent lifestyle. Employment Services consists of three distinct models: enclave, mobile work crew, and individual community placement.

Who We Help

Employment Services provides assistance to those individuals that have proven themselves to be more independent and desire to work toward securing a position among the competitive workforce.   These individuals are transitioning out of workshops as well as those graduating high school and are now ready to explore new opportunities and greater independence.

How We Help

  • Vocational training and supported employment
  • Job readiness assessment, skilled training, job search assistance and on-the-job support
  • Help individuals serve as contributing members of the community

How to Get Assistance

Eligibility determination is done by the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN). For more information about applying for services and eligibility criteria visit the SCDDSN website. To get started with the eligibility process, please call 1-866-867-3864 toll free.

For Intellectual Disabilities/Autism referrals, call 1-800-289-7012.


Walter Shuler
Supported Employment Services
Office: 864-288-1907 ext. 3548
Cell: 864-449-2667
Email: WShuler@thriveupstate.org


1700 Ridge Road
Greenville, SC 29607

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