Supported Employment

Supported employment is a service funded through Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) of which UCP is a vendor. Supported employment is a “place and training” model as opposed to the “train and place” model found in Sheltered Workshops and Work Activities facilities. Supported employment utilizes a job coach who is responsible for training the individual with a disability on job duties and responsibilities.  Ultimately, the job coach reduces the time spent with the individual as the individual successfully performs all aspects of the job.