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Successful Employment Paths
Pathways to Meaningful Careers
The path to employment can be overwhelming for anyone, but it may be especially daunting for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those with autism spectrum disorder.
We strive to make this journey to employment as easy as possible. Our goal is the same as yours – we want to find you a meaningful and rewarding career.
Through a process called person-centered planning, we help individuals seeking employment define their goals and dreams and then achieve them.
Our individual employment model matches an individual with an employer in a job that fits his/her personal preferences and skill set. We have successfully placed individuals in a wide range of careers including a pharmaceutical company, law firms, county government offices, health clubs, day care centers, restaurants, movie theaters, schools, and pharmacies.
Our dedicated job coaches provide initial onsite training and then continue to monitor the individual’s progress throughout their entire employment.
A team of individuals, usually 4, and an Arc of Westchester Job Coach work together on a job or task in a community work location. The team members usually work part-time and the hours and days they work can be flexible.
For example, the group may work two hours a day for two or three days each week. The type of work may vary but can include clerical tasks, porter maintenance, assembly/factory work or food services.
Once trained in the job of their choice, an Arc of Westchester job coach provides ongoing support as needed
As individuals grow and learn, their employment goals may evolve. Our staff continually works to assist individuals to identify their goals and to help define and refine the needed steps to reach these goals.
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