Langston began working at Emmes with supports from SEEC.

“I really enjoy working with Langston. He’s so hard working and serious about his responsibilities, and he always comes through for me, whether that’s help with the copiers and supplies or delivering the returns from FDA. Those sound like minor things, but they can make or break the efficiency of our FDA deliverables.

“He also brings a certain spark to the Emmes community. I’ve enjoyed seeing him thrive, and I’ve also enjoyed seeing him develop what seems like a sense of comfort and belonging as he’s gained confidence in his job.” Helen, Emmes Corporation

Through Employment Services under the Community Employment Network Department, SEEC supports more than 100 people who work in paid positions in office settings, retail establishments, hotels, restaurants, government and nonprofit agencies throughout Montgomery County and the District of Columbia. Staff facilitate experiences to help job seekers identify their vocational interests and ideal conditions of employment. The discovery process leads to the creation of a Customized Employment Plan and Visual Resume for the job seeker to use in their employment search. Employment Services staff also work with area employers to expand job opportunities that are mutually beneficial to the job seeker and the business community.

Job Coaches provide on-the-job support as needed for those in paid positions, with the goal of decreasing supports as people gain more independence. Staff also work with coworkers and supervisors to provide natural supports in the work environment.

Our team also supports people participating in our Project SEARCH replications at the National Institutes of Health, Montgomery County Government, and Embassy Suites Hotels. Project Search is a school-to-work internship program for young adults with developmental disabilities.

SEEC also assists people who have an entrepreneurial spirit to create micro-enterprises that benefit their communities. Supports are delivered in the community and are customized to meet each person’s goals.