The Arc’s Community Employment Services program (CES) creates a link between ready workers and employers looking to fill vacancies. CES places individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in jobs throughout the Quad Cities Area. Job developers assess the needs of the employers as well as the skills and abilities of the individuals seeking employment.
For people working in competitive positions in the market, CES provides individualized, one-on-one support adapting to their work environment. Job coaches advise individuals in career development and guide through transitions such as changes in supervisors; schedule/shift changes; and conflict management. Job coaches help individuals build their job skills, learn their new job, and are available for extra support throughout employment.
Through job matching and job coaching, CES provides local businesses with quality employees while reducing employers’ turnover and absenteeism.