Employment First Missouri

Becoming an Employment First Agency

Are you a Targeted Case Management (TCM) provider interested in becoming a model agency of national best practice in person-centered & self-determined employment pathways for individuals & their supports?

Scaling Best Practices

The Employment First consultation provides an opportunity to assess culture & processes which facilitate change management focused on person-driven employment support coordination.

  • Facilitated interviews, organization self-assessment, & consultation are used to evaluate current capacity
  • Recommendations, technical assistance, & training to implement capacity building strategies are available at no cost
  • Based on Tiered Supports Model
  • Customized Strategies to Address Barriers
  • Ongoing Support for Staff

Presented By


The Institute for Community Inclusion

Employment First Missouri is presented by the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston and is funded by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

We Believe

  • Everyone can work.
  • Everyone has the right to earn a living wage in a job of their choosing, based on their unique talents, gifts, skills, and interests.
  • Employment is a way for people to achieve their personal dreams of success, respect, control, and choice.
  • Having a job can be an important part of one’s self-identity and value in society today.
  • Everyone should be paid at least minimum wage.

The Employment First Missouri Community of Practice

This community features:

  • Webinars providing content focused on organizational transformation, best practices in employment services, and facilitated discussion with participants. Webinars occur monthly and last for one hour. Automatic captions will be available. For accommodation requests, email [email protected]. All web sessions are offered at no cost and certificates of attendance are available for sessions attended live.
  • Online Basecamp Community offers an ongoing interactive forum to connect with other service providers, share resources, and celebrate successes. Archived webinars are available on Basecamp. There are currently over 250 members in the Basecamp Community. Email [email protected] to be added to this community.