Jobs for People with Disabilities
The Arc's Community Employment Services (ACES) Program puts people with disabilities to work in a variety of positions and industries throughout the community. Our staff can help you in the following areas:
Our staff lets you know of job openings, helps you complete job applications, and teaches you interviewing skills. You get advice on what to wear, resume-writing, and how to handle difficult questions. You also learn the bus and trolley routes to work. When you're ready to begin your new job, your job coach makes sure you know your responsibilities. Your new employer pays you regular wages and you may receive benefits. Your job coach will remain with you to provide support for a period of time during your employment.
EMPLOYMENT IN A GROUP SETTING
Here's a chance to work in the community for a fixed number of hours each week. You and your peers work together at a business, but each of you are responsible for a different job assignment. Your daily schedule depends on the needs of the business.
Together with a small crew of people, you perform service jobs in the community, such as grounds-keeping and custodial work. You learn about safety and the proper use of different tools such as buffers, mops, mowers, clippers, etc.
The Arc of San Diego provides direct placement services to people with disabilities who are not through the San Diego Regional Center. Our Direct Placement program helps with job placement, provides pre-placement training, and short-term support from a job coach.
For more information contact Matt Mouer, Director of Arc Community Employment Services (ACES) at (619) 685-1175 or via email.