Job Path Placement To Live With Purpose
Develop valuable trade skills and join the workforce with pride.
Prepare for a dream job that inspires dignity.
Many people spend the majority of their life in the workforce. However, for those with disabilities that want to work, it can be difficult to find placement. Job Path is a division of Friendship Community Care working specifically with high school students and young adults as they prepare for the workforce.
A wide range of services for long-term success.
Job Path specialists will work with individuals to secure job placement in a role that creates happiness and the pride of a job well done. An initial assessment will determine eligibility and access to the full scope of Job Path services, including:
Job Path also offers spring/summer internships for students, career assessment and planning, rehab counseling, and benefits counseling – everything needed to ensure long-term success.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is WIOA?
WIOA (W-I-O-A) is lingo for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act — which is a new law that benefits youth and adults with disabilities who want to work. In a rare display of bipartisan agreement, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed WIOA in the summer of 2014. This Act modernized and streamlined the outdated Workforce Investment Act (which had been due for re-authorization since 2003). Approved for nearly $3 billion, this program funds state and local workforce initiatives and provides a comprehensive menu of complimentary job training services for anyone who qualifies. The state of Arkansas implemented this new law in July of 2016, for youth and adults ages 16-24.
What will this cost me?
There is no cost for Employment Readiness and Job Coaching services for those who qualify.
Will I lose my benefits?
WIOA was passed to empower and encourage well-able adults to find successful job placement — our long-term goal is to help you put more dollars into your bank account through a job you love. But you will not lose your benefits if you’re unable to find work. As you connect to Job Path, we will ensure you have access to a counselor. They’ll be on-hand to answer every question and concern upfront so that you understand exactly what the employment path will look like for you and your current benefits package.
What if I’m not currently in school?
While the re-authorization of the Workforce Investment Act is primarily for students preparing for transition, it also extends new opportunities for young adults who are not currently connected to school or work. WIOA expanded the ages youth are eligible for services from 16-21 to 16-24, to encourage students who have dropped out to return to school and pursue post-secondary education and training for job placement as well.
Experience true community integration.
Friendship Community Care aims to empower adults to join their community and share their strengths rather than feel excluded due to their disability. Through skills development, supportive employment, and supportive living, individuals can rise above limitations and succeed as contributing members of their community.
If you are ready to learn more about how Friendship Community Care’s ABA therapy services can help, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. It’s easy to get started – just complete the short form below, and we’ll get in touch to walk you through all options and financial processes.