The Arc Gateway Employment Services program helps individuals find and maintain jobs in the community. When a service recipient enters into the Employment Services Program, they will work closely with an Employment Specialist to find a job that matches their interests, abilities, and personal goals. Services will include creating resumes, completing applications, meeting with perspective employers, preparing for interviews, and all other activities related to finding a job. Once employed, the Employment Specialist will work with the individual to arrange transportation, complete training, and work closely with the individual until they are proficient in all aspects of the job.
Employment Services is a valuable program that allows adults with developmental disabilities to stay productive, reach their potential, and live meaningful lives. For more information on Employment Services, please contact:
Employment Services Director
Supported Employment assists people in maintaining employment and focuses on job development, matching and training. DVR makes referrals and funds Supported Employment for a period of six to nine months.
To provide the ongoing support component, individuals referred for Supported Employment must also be eligible for funding though a long-term funding source such as the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Services are tailored to provide the employment supports necessary for people to gain and keep jobs in the community.