Admissions Questions

Will I lose my “check” and benefits if I work at TARC?
You will possibly make enough money to have an SSI check affected. You must report to the Social Security Office how much you make on your paycheck. This is not the responsibility of The Arc Rapides. They will ignore $65 or $85 that you make, and then for every $2 you make at The Arc, they will take $1 off of your SSI check.

How much money will I make?
Every consumer that works in Supported Employment earns minimum wage. Your check amount depends on your job department and how many hours you work within the month.

When do I get paid?
You will get paid by direct deposit once a month. You will also receive a paper check stub before your payday.

Who will pick me up? When will I get picked up?
You may ride with The Arc Rapides transportation to and from The Arc Rapides. The time people are picked up varies. This service is at no cost to you or your family.

Can I try a different job?
When an area has a job opening, people are notified so they may apply.

What do I have to wear?
We encourage our consumers to dress casually and weather appropriate. Our only wardrobe requirement is that all consumers wear closed-toe shoes.

When can I start?
We unfortunately cannot give you a specific start date. Starting a job at TARC depends on the completion of all required paperwork, approval of the Admission Committee and the approval of your funding source such at the NOW or Supports Waivers.

Can I bring my lunch?
Absolutely. Arc Rapides has a cafeteria that prepares nutritious plate lunches daily for only $3. Some people choose to bring lunch from home and use the refrigerators and/or microwaves in our cafeteria.

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