Supported Employment consists of intensive, ongoing supports that enable consumers, for whom competitive employment at or above the minimum wage is unlikely absent the provision of supports, and who, because of their disabilities need supports to perform in a regular work setting. Supported Employment services also includes assistance and prompting with personal hygiene, dressing, grooming, eating, toileting, ambulation or transfers, other personal care and behavioral support needs.
The Arc Rapides provides multiple levels of Supported Employment:
- Group Employment
We currently have consumers who work at AFCO Industries and Mid State Supply under The Arc Rapides in small groups. These individuals do assembly-style work. Our biggest division of SupportedEmployment is Domestic crew. Our domestic workers clean homes, businesses, churches, etc.
- Follow Along
After a consumer obtains a job in the community, The Arc Rapides maintains contact with the employer. Follow Along services are delivered once a month.