Supported Employment

Supported Employment

Supported Employment Frequently Asked Questions


Who does the training?

The most successful approach is when the employer’s training representative and The Arc job coach work together to train the employee in their new position.


What is a job coach?

A job coach learns the job duties and industry standard of the position, and then helps the employee by instructing, overseeing, and providing on-site assistance and support.  They also follow up with the employer to make sure expectations are met.


What does the job coach service cost?

Employers do not pay for job coaching services.  They are funded through a variety of other resources.


Are there any financial incentives for a business to participate?

Yes, interested employers can meet with us to discuss options that would be the most beneficial to them.


How do we begin?

Contact us!

Roxanne Adamson

(585) 658-3311 x236

Monica Frew

(585) 658-3311 x211


Testimonials from Supported Employment Workers

“I like the challenge of my job, and trying to meet the needs of what has to be done, trying to improve each time. I have a pickiness about cleaning, and want the places that I clean to look like a five star hotel.”

David France


“I love my job, and I take a lot of pride in it. My specialty is janitorial work, and I get a lot of compliments on the job that I do. I have a job coach, and their support is important, but I mostly work independently. If I didn’t do this work, then the work wouldn’t  get done. The skills that I’ve learned in Supported  Employment have helped me to be more independent in my non-work life as well, where I just moved in to my own apartment. ”

Kim Dieter