Community-Based Competitive Placement

Community-based Competitive Placement is a CARF-accredited vocational rehabilitation program. ABC’s Competitive Placement exists to help a person obtain and maintain a job in the community.

As with all ABC programs, the Competitive Placement staff is person-centered, compassionate, competent, and committed. Their job is to help individuals discover work goals, organize and refine résumés and cover letters, learn to network and advocate for themselves, refine their interviewing skills, and “sell” themselves to potential employers.

Before you can be admitted to ABC’s Competitive Placement program:

    • You must be referred by another professional source that is knowledgeable of your potential to perform competitive employment. This is typically from Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS).
    • You must demonstrate and/or express a willingness to participate in developing and carrying out an Individual Work Plan.
    • You must have interest and adequate work skills to perform competitive employment.
    • You must be able to work independently with minimal supports after initial supports of learning assigned responsibilities.
    • You must be willing and follow-through on submitting pay-stubs to ABC.

Individuals who obtain employment through Competitive Placement services receive supports throughout the first 90 days of employment. Upon successful completion of 90 days of employment (or prior to), individuals can request long-term, ongoing supports through ABC’s Supported Employment program that will consist of a minimum of two check-ins per month from ABC staff to ensure employment is successful for both the individual and the employer.


Sarah Timmerman
Phone: (507) 535-7137