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Community Employment

Ready to work in the community

Individuals seeking employment within a community setting are guided by The Arc Jacksonville toward positions best suited to their abilities. Employment specialists consult with employers to identify their unique needs, analyze job duties to determine positions most appropriate for the job seeker and select interviewees who are the best match for the job.

Those seeking a job receive pre-employment skill building, job search assistance, and work training in particular duties.

After securing employment, the job coach provides job-site training in specific skills and counseling on work-related behaviors, including social skills to the employee.

Referral Process

In order to receive employment services from The Arc Jacksonville, you must first contact Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) to make application. This can be done in-person or online. Please note, this application process can take up to six months, depending on documentation needed. Once you have made application, please contact us to discuss employment goals and previous experience.

Student receiving help with her resume
Lady working at Golf attraction

Employment Skills training includes:

  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing
  • Dressing for success
  • Workplace etiquette
  • Job-specific skills
  • Social skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mentoring
  • Transportation
  • Time management

Contact Information

Susan Hamilton, Vice President, Employment Services
904.355.0155 | shamilton@arcjacksonville.org.

Individuals can participate in our Xplore program to increase their skills while going through the VR process.