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 and Montgomery County Departments of Mental Health/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, local school districts, and/or private pay. For more information, please contact program director Shane Kennedy at skennedy@arcofchestercounty.org

Job Seekers

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

Employers

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
Services