LEDC has partnered with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services to offer supported employment services. Supported employment services help individuals with the most significant disabilities get and keep jobs in the workforce. As part of this process, our job coach will seek out potential employers that are willing to hire individuals with disabilities.
The focus is to develop competitive jobs that allow individuals ( with Developmental disabilities )to earn an income, pay taxes and work in an environment alongside others in the community
The Supported Employment Department supports individuals in every aspect of work from vocational assessment and job development, to on- the-job training and follow-along support as needed.
The Employer must be willing to hire a qualified individual for a position in their organization that pays at least minimum wage and provides at least 15 hours of work per week and provide orientation to the individual along with clear expectations of the job duties.
The job coach will initially be present during any work hours to support the individual in learning how to do the job, determine if the individual has any support needs in order to perform the job, educate the employer about any support needs, and assist the individual meet the demands of the workplace. Over a period of time, the job coach will begin fading their assistance. Ready - Willing - Able to WORK