What We Do

Vocational Services

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Transportation Services are provided to and from all vocational service programs and community based opportunities.

The Arc Vocational Services Department provides job training, employment opportunities and transportation to people with developmental disabilities with the goal of finding productive employment, increasing self-sufficiency and self esteem, and providing valuable resources to the community.

Vocational Services offer a variety of training and employment opportunities through our Adult Training Centers, Arc Employment Center, Arc Industrial Services and Self-Directed programming. As a first step, a vocational evaluation is conducted to help identify individual strengths and skills. Choices of employment and day programming are presented to the individual so decisions can be made based on their profile and personal interests.

Programs and Services

Adult Training Center

Provide vocational training in a supportive environment. Emphasis is placed on acquiring life, social and work-related skills. Individualized Habilitation Plans are developed with each person, incorporating personal goals and indvidual strengths and requirements.

Arc Employment Center

Provides employment opportunities to maximize individual potential and teach appropriate work skills and behaviors. Jobs include assembly, sorting, labeling, packaging, collating, tagging, folding, stuffing and material/supply handling are performed in The Arc owned facility.

Arc Industrial Services

Enclaves provide quality cleaning services to businesses within the local community and Arc programs. Supervised by a group leader, crews perform machine auto-scrubbing, brushing of floors, window washing and carpet cleaning.

Self-Directed Services

As a qualified vendor for the Division of Developmental Disabilities program Real Life Choices, The Arc, Ocean County Chapter can provide flexible vocational supports to adults looking for employment opportunities and day program services. Using a dynamic approach we can customize schedules to include employment, volunteer opportunities, school and recreation programs.

Transition Services

Provides customized programming to students transitioning out of high school and adults looking for employment and/or vocational opportunities. Transition services include vocational exploration for the pursuit of post-school opportunity and future placement.

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