Expanding AbilitiesOne Person at a Time

Supported Community Employment

  • Getting and Keeping a Job – Employment services help you identify your strong points, skills, and interests. Employment staff help you:
    • Put together your resume,
    • Get ready for job interviews,
    • Find jobs in the community,
    • Apply for jobs, and get ready for and go to job interviews,
    • Find the right job,
    • Find ways to get places in the community and learn to go places with less help.

    Once you have a job, employment staff help you learn what you need to know to do your job, help when your job changes, and help you understand how to fit in with other employees at work. Your employment staff will come and help you at work more often or less often depending on what you need.

  • Adult Employment Services – Discovery services offer a person the opportunity to gain work experience and work skills before they head into the workforce. If a person has not had a job or job training before, Discovery Services are a great place to start. These services support people decide what types of work they would like to do, and what their strength are.
  • Pathway to Employment – a person-centered service that works with you to:
    • Identify your job interests and goals
    • Give you training on skills and information you need to know before you get a job
    • Help you plan for getting a job in the community at or above minimum wage

    You can choose Pathway to Employment If you are receiving day habilitation or pre-vocational services, if you are a student leaving high school, or if you are someone who is interested in getting and keeping a job.

  • Supported Employment Services – help people find Integrated jobs in the community that pay minimum wage or better. People receiving Supported Employment Services work in many fields including Retail, Agriculture, Human Services, Child Care, Landscaping, Construction, and some operate small businesses.
  • Supported Employment (SEMP) – gives you the supports that you need to get and keep a paid job in the community. People with developmental disabilities often get supported employment after getting intensive supported employment services from ACCES-VR (New York State Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation), Pathway to Employment, or Employment Training Program (ETP).
  • ACCES-VR SERVICES – Helps you learn skills to build a good foundation for Employment in the community, such as resume writing, interview skills, self-advocacy, application and interview process, and on the job training. We can assist people and families with the ACCES-VR application Process.

  • Employment Training Program (ETP) – gives you the chance to apply for a paid internship that builds job experience in a community business and be paid at least minimum wage. ETP helps people:
    • Get work experience while in school
    • Get internships after high school that makes it easier for you to get a paying job

    In ETP, you will learn what you need to know to keep a job. ETP gives you job readiness classes that teach you how to act at and outside of your job. ETP also helps you find the right job for you, gives you job coaching to help you learn what you need to do your job, and works with you on other important job skills.

  • Prevocational Services – help you get ready to work by helping you build on your strong points and learn the skills you need to do well at work. Prevocational Services are available in a community setting or at a Certified Site. Staff will work with you to help you learn:
    • Good work skills like finishing tasks, solving problem, and following directions
    • Good work habits, like how to act at your job, how to act with the people you work with, how to use tools you need for your job, and how to stay safe
    • How to get around in your community and how to go places with less help
  • Transitions – In 2017 Coarc opened Transitions, a new employment program. The focus of this program is to bridge the gap and aide in the transition of people with disabilities into the workforce. Transitions is a pre-vocational life and job skills training program, with the expectation that individuals will see themselves as job candidates and will be treated in that fashion. The transitions program aims to personify Coarc’s principles of Choice, Community, Teamwork, Communication, Empowerment and Wellness.
  • ACCES-VR Intensive Services – help you assess your skills build strengths and address barriers. Your staff will support you through the job development process from resume writing through your first 90 days on the job.
  • ACCES-VR Extended Services – will provide you with ongoing support after the 90-day intensive period. This includes monthly visits and working with your employer to support success in your career.
  • Youth and Student Services –ACCES-VR YES (Youth Employment Service) is a paid internship program for people in high school or college. This service offers students the opportunity to try a variety of jobs and fields, to help make an informed decision regarding their career path.
  • School to Work – is service for High School Students with a wide variety of barriers ranging from learning disabilities to more significant disabilities that supports them in meeting requirements for CDOS credentials. Students work with Employment trainers on jobsites and in group discussions during their school days to gain work, social and self-advocacy skills.

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS – We will make it work for you!

Coarc believes a diverse workforce strengthens your business and our community. We can help your business and/or organization find staffing solutions, while providing meaningful employment for individuals based on their strengths. We look forward to partnering with your business and adding you to our employment family.

Here are some of our partner employers:

  • Shop Rite
  • Price Chopper
  • Hannaford’s
  • Club Life
  • Kiel’s Equipment
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Little Brooke Farm
  • Taconic Hills Elementary
  • Cascades
  • High N Mighty Equine Facility
  • Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
  • Restore
  • Angel Home Health Care
  • Chatham Berry Farm
  • Stewart’s
  • Greenport Rescue Squad
  • Bank of Greene County
  • Claverack Library
  • The Wunderbar Bistro
  • 2Hot Tees
  • The Pines Nursing Home
  • Kinder Farm Inc
  • Walmart
  • Kling Magnetics
  • Chatham Brewery
  • Big Lots
  • Applebee’s
  • Pine Haven Nursing Home
  • McNann’s Deli
  • Department of the Aging
  • Mario’s Home Center
  • Harrington’s Home Center
  • O’s Eatery
  • Hudson Valley Creamery
  • Little Wonders Day Care
  • OK Kids
  • McDonald’s
  • The Village of Kinderhook
  • Four Brother’s Pizza
  • Roe Jan Auto
  • Columbia County Land Conservancy
  • Philmont Library
  • Furniture Plus
  • The Rosery Flower Shop
  • Dr. Neil Baillargeon
  • Rock Solid Church
  • Taco Bell
  • Taconic State Park
  • Pulcher’s Transportation
  • Taconic Lawn and Garden
  • IGA
  • Mark’s Pizza
  • Barnwell Nursing Home
  • Fireman’s Home
  • A&W restaurant
  • Lowe’s
  • Tradewinds