This program is a Medicaid, community-based program. Persons who are Medicaid-eligible and who meet the requirements of Innovations guidelines are eligible for Day Supports and Supported Employment. Supported Employment is offered at a variety of work sites where clients are employed and includes long-term support which aids in job retention once the client is considered successfully employed.
NC Innovations Waiver seeks to support our clients to be fully functioning members of their community by:
- Promoting promising practices that result in real-life outcomes
- Offering service options that will facilitate our clients’ abilities to live in homes of their choice, have employment, engage in a purposeful day of their choice, and achieve their life goals
- Providing the opportunity to direct their services to the extent they choose
- Providing educational opportunities and support to foster the development of stronger natural support networks and enable our clients to be less reliant on formal support systems
JCI prides itself in creating partnerships with local employers in Johnston, Lee, Harnett, Sampson, and Wayne counties. Since 1975, JCI has provided quality, individualized training to enable persons with disadvantages and disabilities to work in jobs of their choice and be productive employees in the local business community. JCI has professional employment specialists who provide individualized assistance with job placement and/or employer consultation/training.