SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
Supported Employment provides individuals with Intellectual or Developmental disabilities support to find and maintain competitive, integrated employment. Participants are active partners in the employment process. Participants are provided with a level of support that meets their current skills, experience and employment needs. Job Coaches provide one-on-one support with learning job tasks, implementing accommodations to the worksite to promote independence, and work with the employer to establish long-term supports. The goal of our program is to help individuals find employment that is aligned with their unique strengths, abilities, priorities and interests.
PHASES OF SUPPORT
Phase I: Pre-vocational training including resume building, interview preparation and career exploration. Through partnerships with local businesses, we will identify job openings and help place participants in these positions.
Phase II: On-site job training from an assigned Job Coach to help establish procedures to ensure success in the new position.
Phase III: Program staff will check-in regularly with participants that have achieved job stability to support on-going success at the place of employment.
INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICES FOR PARTICIPANTS
- Job placement
- Work preferences
- On-site job training
- Workplace supports and accommodations
- Plan for long-term supports transportation assistance
TO BE ADDED TO THE PROGRAM WAITLIST:
- Download referral form
- Confirm you or interested individual meets ALL eligibility criteria (on referral)
- Complete referral and return to the Director of Supported Employment at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Director of Supported Employment will contact you to confirm referral was received. The Director of Supported Employment will contact you for intake when there is availability in the program
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Director of Supported Employment
The Arc of the Capital Area’s Employment Program provides adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities the support needed to find and maintain competitive, integrated employment. The goal of our program is to help individuals find employment that is aligned with their unique strengths, abilities, priorities and interests.
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*This program is administered by the Governor’s office with support from the Texas Workforce Commission.