Employment Programs

The Arc’s Employment Services Division delivers individualized, wrap-around services that enable individuals with I/DD get and keep good jobs. We provide the training, placement and support necessary to prepare our clients for employment in inclusive, community-based settings, where they receive competitive wages.

How does the program work?
Funded through the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), employees receive on-site job coaching and support as needed. The Arc guides program employees into one of three typical employment paths:

  • Individual placement - short term on the job training and periodic follow along services for an individual employee.
  • Enclave employment - a small group of people directly hired by an employer who need on-going job coaching services on a daily basis. People work at the same facility and share a job coach.
  • Mobile crews - a small group of workers and job coaches function as a unified team to complete a contracted job.

The Arc works hard to ensure that people find employment in areas that match their skills and interests.

Office Skills Training Center

What is the Office Skills Training Center? The center provides education, training, and skills necessary to allow individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunities for successful employment in office settings. How does the program work? Students attend the one-year program and are trained in the areas…

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Supported Employment

What is Supported Employment? The Supported Employment Program offers training opportunities and support in finding and sustaining meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities. How does the program work? Funded through the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Employees receive on-site job coaching and support as needed.…

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Youth Employment

OFFICE Prep is a new program developed specifically for older youth (up to age 21) and modeled after the OSTP. It consists of six months of classroom training, placement, job coaching and once a student secures employment, drop in-support for the first three months of…

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