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Helping Each Other Navigate the IDD World

Supported Employment

The Arc of the Triangle offers comprehensive Employment Services to adults with I/DD. Supported Employment provides job training programs to serve teens looking for their first job to adults looking for permanent employment in a community setting. Services include assessment, job development, coaching, intensive training, and long-term follow along.

The Employment Specialists at The Arc of the Triangle will:

• Talk with you about your skills and abilities to help you choose your job.
• Help you to find a community job that meets your needs, interests, and abilities by taking you to meet employers and helping you through interviews.
• Provide you with a job coach once you get a job who will:explain your job duties
• provide on the job training  to make sure you understand everything you need to do so you can work independently
• assist you with learning to travel to and from your job if needed, and can accompany you on public transportation vehicles to
• help you learn the route
• monitor your work and talk with you and your work supervisor about your progress
• explain how and when you get paid
• make sure you get to know your co-workers
• help you solve problems at work by knowing who to go to
• help you become independent at your job
Once you become independent at your job we will continue to check in with you and your employer in order for you to maintain successful employment.

Visit http://www.arctriangle.org/supported_employment for more info or call 919-832-2600 x133


Wake Enterprises
Main Office: 919‐714‐6100
3548 Bush Street • Raleigh, NC 27609
Wake Enterprises South :919‐714‐6100
3333 Air Park Road • Fuquay‐Varina, NC 27526
Wake Enterprises, Inc. (WE) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist people with disabilities to achieve their maximum level of independence.
*ENABLE (Employment Network for Adults Challenged by Birth and Life Events): The umbrella term used to describe the components
*ADVP (Adult Developmental Vocational Program): This program focuses on teaching individuals work skills and appropriate interaction in the workplace. Participants earn a paycheck while simultaneously learning necessary skills to be employed within the community.
*Supported Employment: Supported employment means working for pay in an integrated, community setting. Participants work with an Employment Specialist to attain and maintain jobs. We provide support and training; the people we serve provide the hard work and dependability.
*ICF (Intermediate Care Facility) Day Services: This funding source is similar to ADVP; however, staff/participant ratios are smaller due to the intensity of participant needs.
*CDS: Designed to assist individuals with acquisition, retention, or improvement in self help, socialization, and adaptive skills. Training Modules are set up to provide a variety of options that
create a stimulating environment for people served and is driven by the individual person centered plan.
*Compensatory Education: Through a partnership with Wake Technical Community College, participants receive daily classes at our facilities.
*NC Innovations: This Medicaid waiver provides one-to-one or small group services to people with more intensive needs.
*Job Enclaves: These mobile crews take the people we serve out of Wake Enterprises facilities and into the work place.
If you would like more information about our program services, please contact Kathy Hutchinson, Program Services Director, at 919.714.6167 or khutchinson@wakeenterprises.org.

Community Workforce Solutions
3011 Falstaff Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 231‐3325
Fax: (919) 231‐9189
Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. training, job placement, and job coaching. Your opportunity for success. As a private non‐profit agency our programs and services support persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment with work and community integration. Community Workforce Solutions, Inc. believes that people with disabilities have the right to pursue productive and meaningful work and to be true participants in their communities. We trust in the people we support to make their own decisions about work and personal goals.
We feel that all people should have choices in the types of supports and activities available to them. We offer a full array of programs and services that support people at all stages in the development of their goals and in their pursuit of satisfying and productive lives. Knowledgeable and caring staff offers support to individuals in developing their own program of services, using a person‐centered planning approach.
Services Offered:
Vocational Evaluation
Work Passages
On‐Site Training to Improve Work Skills
Community Integration (ADVP and Day Supports)
Individual Supported Employment
Job Placement & Job Coaching
Clubhouse program for adults with brain injury

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