COVID-19 SERVICE IMPACT NOTICE: With the goal of serving our community while prioritizing the health and safety of clients and staff, SBI currently offers remote services (using phone or Zoom) for Employment Services/Supportive Employment. Please note: where possible, job coaching supports are still provided in-person at worksites. Inquiries from individuals, families, and organizations should be submitted to Karen Strasilla at or by calling us at 408-715-2205.
Services For Brain Injury’s Employment Services (ES)/Supportive Employment Services (SE) provide guidance and direction in the development of job search techniques and appropriate work-related behaviors that enhance employability. Employment Specialists provide assistance in the development of job search skills, coordination of job search activities, and identification of appropriate job openings. They also assist with the application process, in setting up interviews, and attending interview with clients as needed. Once employment is secured the Employment Specialist and Job Coach facilitate onboarding.
Employment Retention services are designed to support our clients and employers on-the-job in maintaining successful employment.
Supported Employment Services (SE) achieve the following outcomes:
Resume and cover letter assistance
Interview preparation and proper attire
Opportunity to earn equitable wages and other employment-related benefits
Development of new skills
Increased community participation
Enhanced self-esteem, increased consumer empowerment, and quality of life.
The types of supported employment services used depend on the needs of individual clients. Please contact Karen Strasilla, SBI Operations Officer, AT 408-715-2205 OR E-MAIL KStrasilla@SBIcares.org