§ 40-6.4-6. Program operator.
(a) The director shall contract with a program operator to place participants in private sector employment. The program operator shall have demonstrated experience in administering a large scale supported work program that utilizes grant diversion, including:
(1) Experience in developing comprehensive and diverse cooperative agreements with the private sector;
(2) Providing on-the-job supervision of program participants and graduated stress and peer support;
(3) Performing task analysis of entry level jobs; and
(4) Restructuring work to meet the needs of the participant population.
(b) The program operator shall place participants under contract with private sector companies in supported work environments and, at the end of supported work training, shall place the participants in permanent unsubsidized jobs in private sector companies. The supported work training shall not exceed nine (9) months in duration for each participant; provided, however, that the director, in his or her discretion, may extend the period of supportive work training for a person with a disability for not more than nine (9) additional months if the director determines that an extension is necessary to enable the person with a disability to obtain the full benefit of the program.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 280, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 96; P.L. 1999, ch. 130, § 96.)