Goodwill® Industries of Southern Arizona’s Group Supported Employment (GSE) program provides long-term, on-the-job support services that allow adult participants with developmental disabilities to work in a community employment setting. To meet and exceed the standards set by the Department of Economic Securities’ (DES) Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), our Job Coaches work alongside our program participants to provide immediate support at a low service ratio of up to 4:1. GSE program participants learn and develop job skills and work habits at various Goodwill® job sites through job coaching, case management, and individualized service planning to become successful members of our Goodwill® production teams. All participants at Goodwill receive full competitive pay at Arizona’s minimum wage or higher.
Participant Opportunities at Goodwill®
Goodwill offers the GSE program in 6 of Goodwill’s 20 retail locations throughout Southern Arizona as well as our New Goods Department on our Tucson Silverlake campus.
Hours of Service:
Goodwill’s GSE program is provided directly by Goodwill® and authorized by the State of Arizona, DES-DDD. The program operates Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (closed New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day Thanksgiving, the Friday following Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve & Christmas Day). Each participant’s hours of services and store assignment are determined based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to the needs and preferences of the participant, their funding agent, and their interdisciplinary team.