St. Louis Arc’s Employment Counselors will meet with you individually to discuss your interests and help you prioritize your career goals.
A counselor will help you try out different jobs at actual worksites to learn which ones are a good fit for your skills, abilities and interests.
Once you have been hired, a job coach will work with you to provide on-the-job support to you, to your employer and to your co-workers. He or she will help design strategies so you can learn and do your job well. Once you are able to perform your job independently, your job coach will gradually cut back on his or her involvement. Typically, full-time job coaching continues for 3-6 weeks.
Even after your placement and training, your job coach will visit the worksite to help you and your employer with any new issues. Sometimes changes to your job or additional responsibilities will require additional job coaching. The St. Louis Arc’s services ensure that the support you need will be there!