The Arc of South Florida is a qualified direct service provider with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) under the Department of Education for Employment Services. This allows us to accept referrals from VR to assist individuals with disabilities in finding and maintaining employment.
When adults with disabilities are accepted by Vocational Rehabilitation, they may be referred to us. From there, one of our highly skilled Employment Specialists works closely with the referred adult to determine the type of job they would like to seek, consistent with their interests, and assists them in the process.
The Employment Specialist may provide job development, job placement, job coaching, supported employment, and/or job stabilization to help the client find and keep meaningful employment opportunities.
Following are the services provided:
- Employment Services. The Employment Specialist provides individuals receiving this service with 1:1 assistance in developing skills, searching for, interviewing, and obtaining a meaningful job opportunity.
- Supported Employment. The Employment Specialist provides Employment Services, but also provides the individual with on-going on-the-job support to help them maintain job stabilization throughout their employment.
- Discovery. The discovery process allows an Employment Specialist and a VR referred individual to take the time to really understand the individuals interests, skill sets, and natural supports so that they can “discover” a career path that will not only meet their needs, but also that the individual will enjoy.