Our Vocational Services helps adults with disabilities find their rightful place in the workforce. This includes services of employment assessment, pre-vocational services and job placement through our supported work program.
Genesee ARC’s assessment services evaluate individual skills, aptitudes, capabilities, and behaviors to assist in determining vocational interests. Assessment tools include Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation, Community Based Assessment Work Readiness Evaluation and preparation for Job Placement.
Pre-vocational Services -
Pre-Vocational Services emphasize skill-building activities designed to prepare individuals for paid employment. Professional staff provides training in: following directions, attending to task completion, problem solving and assisting the individual in adjusting to the production and social demands of the workplace.
Supported Employment -
Having a job in the community is a goal of many adults with disabilities. Our Supported Work Program provides job placement and job coaching services to identify necessary onsite supports to assist individuals in learning, maintaining and enhancing job performance and completion of assigned tasks. As the new worker becomes familiar with the job, the Job Coach gradually fades from the work place but is always available for retraining or consultation if necessary. Among the many Supported Work success stories include individual placements as restaurant employees, custodians, stock clerks and manufacturing positions as well as group placements in mobile crews and enclaves.
Interested in learning more?
The first step in accessing Genesee ARC programs and services is contacting our Intake & Referral office at (585) 343-1123. Professional staff will meet with you to describe and explain various programs, services and eligibility. Genesee ARC presently serves more than 370 people with disabilities, of all ages, and their families. For information, please contact our Intake/QI Specialist, Kimberly Owens at (585) 343-1123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org