Since 1984, KenCrest has worked in Pennsylvania communities to build employer partnerships, identify existing paid employment opportunities, and create new, customized paid jobs for people with disabilities.
KenCrest matches people we support with intellectual and developmental disabilities with jobs based on their skills and preferences for employment. Our employment goals focus on providing each person with the type of employment they want and will enjoy. Our trained and certified staff’s objective is to assist individuals in finding careers they love and supporting their success.
Supported Employment is a service option that empowers people with intellectual disabilities and autism to achieve paid work in their community. The supported employment program at KenCrest encompasses traditional job support methodologies as well as customized employment and school-to-career supports for youth. Find out more about our supported and customized employment services.
Ticket to Work is a program of the Social Security Administration that supports career development for people with disabilities who want to work. Social Security disability beneficiaries ages 18 through 64 qualify for the Ticket to Work program, which is free and voluntary. The goal of the program is to help people with disabilities progress toward financial stability and independence. Visit our Ticket to Work page for more information.
Benefits Counseling is a free service that helps Social Security disability beneficiaries to make informed choices about SSA benefits, employment, and financial goals. Counselors provide beneficiaries with a personalized plan so they can work and earn to their fullest potential. Whether beneficiaries need supports to try work, assistance maintaining a job, the need to obtain items necessary for work, save income, or maintain cash and medical benefits, a Benefits Counselor can put beneficiaries on the path to occupational and financial independence. For more information about finding jobs for people with disabilities through KenCrest’s benefits counseling, please contact Linda Sopp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KenCrest Employer Partners
In order to place more people with an IDD in rewarding jobs in their communities, KenCrest asks for your help in identifying potential businesses that might be interested in providing employment to people with disabilities. If you know of a business in Southeastern PA that we could contact for a conversation about being an Employment Partner with KenCrest, please contact Jessica Birkmire at Jessica.Birkmire@kencrest.org.