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Community Employment

Employment is a significant part of independence, and Easterseals Arc is committed to helping clients who are willing and able to work find and keep jobs. As a Vocational Rehabilitation Services provider, we assist people with disabilities as they prepare for, obtain, and retain employment.

In addition to assisting job seekers, we also work directly with local employers to explore their staffing needs and help them understand how Easterseals Arc clients can fill those needs. This creates a dynamic collaboration that benefits both employers and job seekers.

Community employment services are customized based upon a consumer’s needs. Services may include:

While our goal is to place clients in long-term employment, other opportunities to identify interests and skills while gaining experience may include:

Extended Services

Extended services are work-related supports that help individuals succeed after they have obtained community employment. Services may include job-specific safety training; training to increase workplace inclusion; training on public transportation; coaching on job-related tasks; facilitation of driver's education training; and other services to reinforce and stabilize the job placement.

Workplace Assistance

Workplace Assistance provides personal care services and supports during community employment hours to ensure the health and safety of the individual, therefore helping them retain employment. Examples of workplace assistance include help with meals, hygiene, and medication administration.

For more information about employment services, please contact Aimee Green, our agency intake and transition specialist, at agreen@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276.

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Employer Services

Easterseals Arc is dedicated to creating employment solutions that meet the needs of area businesses while providing opportunities for our clients.

Our employment services can work with your company to understand your staffing needs and create a customized program for training and job placement. Possibilities range from mentorships to internships to permanent positions.

Our employment services staff provides ongoing assistance before, during, and after a position is secured with the option of supported employment services when one-on-one assistance is needed — all at no cost to the employer.

For more information on how Easterseals Arc can help your company reach an overlooked pool of qualified job seekers contact Britney Breidenstein at bbreidenstein@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 278.

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