Supported Employment Services
What our consumers, their families, and local employers say about Supported Employment:
“If all of my employees were as dedicated he is, my job would be extremely easy. It’s a pleasure to see a job coach who actually comes back week after week.”
Store manager, local supermarket.
“Our daughter loves her job. She says the Arc of Cumberland staff member is her favorite job coach of all time.”
Mother of an Arc of Cumberland Supported Employment consumer.
“The Arc of Cumberland staff has really helped me a lot. They see me every Thursday or Friday and we go over my schedule, plan my time off, and work out my problems - when I have some!”
Arc of Cumberland Supported Employment consumer.
“It is an honor to work with our employee from the Arc of Cumberland Supported Employment program and to work with their wonderful staff.”
Manager, Atlantic City casino, food and beverage department.
What is Supported Employment?
Supported Employment is an outcome that enables adults with disabilities to obtain and maintain competitive employment within the local community. Agencies, such as the Arc of Cumberland County, must be approved by the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NJDVRS) in order to provide these services. We received our approved vendor status in February of 1998.
Who is eligible for services?
Any adult who is registered with the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NJDVRS) and who is no longer attending a formal school program is eligible. The Arc of Cumberland County will assist individuals with a qualifying disability in registering with NJDVRS.
What services are provided?
Our supported employment staff will provide the following services and activities:
Is there a cost involved?
There is no fee for supported employment services. Consumers will have to assume any costs involved in using public transportation to and from the job sites. Our staff will assist in travel training all consumers who live near a public transportation route. Additionally, we will assist in registering individuals for New Jersey Transit Access Link services if they meet the service eligibility qualifications and providing required travel training on Access Link vehicles.
What is the first step?
Simply stop by our offices at 1680 West Sherman Avenue in Vineland and pick up an application for supported employment services. If you call our offices, we will gladly mail an application to you. That’s all it takes to get started.
Please click here to review our Supported Employment Consumer Handbook
For personal assistance, please contact:
This page last updated February 01 2013 02:45:39 -0500