For More Information Contact:

Allison Abramo

Director of Supported Employment

Email

512-476-7044 ext. 230

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The Arc of the Capital Area provides comprehensive employment services, funded through state VR, to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The goal of our services is to help individuals find and maintain competitive integrated employment that is aligned with their unique strengths, abilities, priorities and interests.


Basic Employment Services


We provide employment assistance that trains and prepares customers for the job search, helps customers gain positions that meet their individual needs, and assists customers with job skills training needed to keep a job.

Job Placement Services                                                                                                                          Job Skills Training

Job application training

Resume development

Interview training


Teaches skills

Reinforcing skills

Implementing accommodations


Work Experience


Work experience services provide an opportunity for customers to determine if they are ready for competitive integrated employment, explore career options and develop skills to include in a resume for a certain vocation.

Placement                                                                                Monitoring                                                                               Training and Coaching

Secure appropriate work site

Support to maintain position at work site

Additional training to support the training at work site


PERSONAL SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT TRAINING (WORK READINESS)


Work Readiness Services (PSAT) prepare participants to excel in their abilities to successfully obtain and maintain competitive integrated employment. The Arc of the Capital Area provides services related to disability issues, interpersonal skills training, daily living skills, and issues that interfere with obtaining or maintaining employment to support customers in achieving work readiness. Work Readiness Services benefits customers who have never worked, have not worked for a long time, or have a sporadic work history, and it prepares customers for successful employment so that they can manage or address vocational impairments and be self-sufficient.

Personal Adjustment                                                                                                                                Social Adjustment

Self-evaluation

Restoring confidence

Self-advocacy

Disability management

Motivation

Personal health and hygiene

Personal appearance and grooming

Basic etiquette

Interpersonal skills

Conflict resolution

Time management

Effective communication

Workplace interactions

Acceptable work behaviors


Supported Employment


Supported employment enables customers with the most significant disabilities to gain and maintain competitive integrated employment.

Supported Employment Program

Individualized assistance to find appropriate job match

Ongoing support services

Establishing long-term supports for the customer to maintain a long-term competitive integrated employment outcome