Supported Employment

 
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With more than than 25 years experience providing employment services for people with developmental disabilities through Washington's Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), we can help those who qualify with important  job preparation and skill building in a group or individual setting.

Candidates must be approved for funding from Washington's Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) or the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).  Contact your DDA or DVR case manager for more information about the approval process.

Get help with:

  • Skill and interest assessment
  • Resume development
  • Interview preparation
  • Job placement
  • Job coaching
  • Training and support for employers
  • Career development planning

Individual Employment

Our Individual Employment program matches people with developmental disabilities to jobs in the community that fit their needs and abilities. The program offers job coaching when needed to ensure success of both employee and employer. 

Hundreds of people with developmental disabilities go to work every day in offices, stores and restaurants throughout Spokane. They're capable, hardworking, and take pride in what they can achieve.

If you have been approved for funding through either DDA or DVR and would like to participate in our Individual Employment program, contact Alexandra Voorhees at (509) 328-6326 or avoorhees@arc-spokane.org.    

Group Supported Employment

Group Supported Employment (GSE) provides employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities that are more comfortable working in a group setting.  

Local businesses provide the opportunity, and The Arc provides on-site managers who ensure productivity and safety while encouraging skill development. The program and employees have helped many businesses achieve success.

To participate in GSE, candidates must be approved for funding from Washington's Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).  Contact your DDA case manager for more information about the approval process.  

To learn more about The Arc's GSE program, contact Alexandra Voorhees at (509) 328-6326 or avoorhees@arc-spokane.org

 

Dependable> A story from the Arc of Spokane’s Supported Employment Program.