The Arc of Chester County’s Comprehensive Employment Services (CES) provides services that help adults with disabilities find and keep the right job, as well as train companies to find, train, and supervise people with disabilities.
Services are funded through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Office of Developmental Programs waivers, the Chester County Department of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, local school districts, and/or private pay. For more information, please contact program director Carol Huyett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Special Opportunity for Transition Age Students***
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Help get your student on the right track to competitive employment. Register today for The Arc’s four-session Employment Awareness Course & Support Group for Job Seekers & Employees. Designed exclusively for students in their transition years. Held October 2, October 11, October 18, and October 30 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The Arc. Funded through a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant and conducted by the Comprehensive Employment Services program. Focus on skills needed to maintain employment. Participants have the opportunity to express themselves, find answers to their questions and concerns, encourage others, and build self-confidence and self-esteem. Our intent is to help raise awareness of the importance of preparing for employment and of some of the things to expect as a member of the workforce. We intend our efforts to complement school district services. Topics: importance of career exploration, volunteerism (with interest inventories), employer expectations, the job search, workplace rules, relationships, and safety. Sessions will be held at The Arc. Light refreshments and social time at each meeting. Certificates of participation given at final session. Space is limited. First come, first served. Contact Carol Huyett.
CES helps people with disabilities find paid employment and become productive members of the community by providing these services:
- Pre-employment assessment and counseling
- Job-seeking and placement services
- Hands-on and on-the-job training to meet employer needs
- Ongoing job coaching to ensure job retention
- Opportunities to learn and share experiences with other participants
- Transportation training and assistance with securing daily transportation
- Support with benefits information and referrals to benefits counselors
- Referrals to obtain proper work attire
CES’s program helps people with disabilities become productive employees, at no cost to the employer, by providing the following services:
- Thorough screening of applicants to ensure proper job match
- Individualized, on-site training by a professional employment training specialist to meet employer specifications
- Ongoing assessment and follow-up to maintain quality employee performance
- Excellent long-term communication with job supervisors
- Information about ADA and tax credits for businesses hiring people with disabilities