The Arc of the Ozarks Employment Solutions was established to provide vocational and related services to individuals needing assistance to secure and maintain employment.
Securing and maintaining employment is one of the most important ways a person discovers their own independence. It fosters passion and pride and The Arc's Employment Solutions department provides the support needed to find the best employment opportunities for each individual.
Knowing that everyone requires something different, our team creates individualized plans that are unique to each person in the program. Working with an Employment Specialist, the individual will establish personal goals they'd like to achieve while working in their job. When those goals are accomplished, new goals are created. This process continues until the team agrees the person is ready to take on the job without their support.
Employment Specialists aid in many aspects of the job search. These services include: career discovery, career planning, job placement, job coaching, retention support and transition services. To find out if someone is eligible to receive these services, individuals need to obtain referrals from the Department of Mental Health or Vocational Rehabilitation.