Customized Employment Services at RSI

Our Customized Employment Services program is designed to support individuals with disabilities living in Duluth, MN & the surrounding area who would like to make an informed choice about employment, develop preliminary employment goals, seek competitive integrated employment, or need support in maintaining their employment.  

Customized Employment at RSI utilizes person-centered, evidence-based practices to promote employment stabilization and long-term job retention. Grounded in a strengths-based perspective, Customized Employment examines each job seeker’s skills, interests, and and goals to identify and secure long-term careers and employment.

Click here for more information on Customized Employment from the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Employment Exploration

Discovery services that help a person gain a better understanding of competitive, integrated employment opportunities in their community. Exploration activities and experiences strengthen a person’s knowledge, interests and preferences so they can make informed decisions about competitive employment.

Employment Development

Individualized services designed to help a person achieve competitive, integrated employment, become self-employed or establish a microenterprise business in their community.

Employment Support

Individualized services and supports that help people maintain paid employment in community businesses/settings. Employment support services occur in integrated community settings.

Who we Support Through Customized Employment

We are able to work with individuals who receive support through the following waivers:

  • Developmental Disabilities (DD)
  • Community Alternative Care (CAC)
  • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI)
  • Brain Injury (BI) waivers

RSI also works with individuals through Minnesota’s Vocational Rehabilitation, Pre-ETS, and E1MN programs.

Meet our Team

Elizabeth Fillmore, Customized Employment Program Coordinator

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Elizabeth Fillmore is RSI’s Program Coordinator for the Customized Employment program and knows  that innovative practices within employment services create meaningful employment and career opportunities for individuals and our community. In her role, Elizabeth draws upon her 19 years of experience as a case manager, post-secondary education program facilitator, consultant, state-wide organizer, advocate and coordinator for individuals with disabilities, as well as children & families impacted by the child welfare system.  

Elizabeth is ACRE certified, a Qualified Mental Health Professional and holds a B.S. and M.S. degree from Illinois State University.  

“I believe all people, regardless of disability or background, have the ability to contribute in valuable and powerful ways through integrated employment opportunities.” -Elizabeth

Contact RSI’s Customized Employment team