Employment Supports

The Employment Options department provides supports for adults seeking employment opportunities and students planning to transition from school to the world of work.  Employment Options works in partnership with local businesses by providing them with successful personnel at no cost to their company and by providing on-site training, pre-screened applicants whose abilities match specific job requirements, and long-term support as necessary.

Supported Employment

Employment Options staff work closely with individuals and their team members to find competitive employment in the community compatible with an individual’s goals, desires and abilities. In addition, staff members provide the ongoing support needed for an individual to maintain their chosen employment.

Project SEARCH

The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a one-year educational program for students with disabilities who are in their last year of high school. It is for students whose main goal is to gain competitive employment. The program takes place in a health care or business setting in which total immersion in the workplace facilitates teaching and learning through feedback and application of new skills.

Community Prevocational Support

Working in a community setting, the Employment Options staff provides ongoing support and assessment for people developing their vocational skills.

Community Based Employment

Arc’s community based employment works hand-in-hand with more than 40 local, state and federal businesses placing supervised individuals with disabilities in employment positions on a subcontract basis. These individuals work both on mobile work crews and alongside other employees in the community, on some occasions, comprising the entire workforce. Some of the positions include but are not limited to mail room operations, food service, janitorial, manufacturing and assembly.

For more information, please contact our administrative offices at 315.476.7441 or at webinfo@arcon.org.