Vocational Training / Supported Employment

North Little Rock & Cabot

Jobs 4 You offers supportive employment to individuals with disabilities in every aspect of work from vocational assessment and job development, to on-the-job-training and follow-along support as necessary. The Supportive Employment Job Developer’s roll is to coordinate job placement for people with disabilities at local businesses in the community, while providing ongoing support from professional staff members. Our focus is to develop competitive jobs that allow individuals to earn an income, pay taxes and work in an environment alongside others in the community.

Job placement involves gathering and analyzing detailed information about an available job and comparing it to a worker’s ability and interests. An applicant, whose skills best fit the position, is selected to apply for a job and an interview is set up with the employer. Upon a job offer and acceptance, a Job Coach is assigned to provide on-the-job training. Job Coaches are AEDD employees who are certified by the state to train individuals on the job. Job Coaches assist new employees in learning new job duties and tasks, which are taught in a systematic manner. As employees gain experience and job skills, the Job Coach will spend less time supervising but continue to provide follow-along support by monitoring the employee’s progress on a weekly or monthly basis.