Employment Draft


Locating a job and developing a career can be overwhelming. Employment Services offers a proven, systematic approach to assist in obtaining and maintaining successful employment.


Our goal is competitive, integrated employment. To support adults in obtaining and maintaining competitive, integrated employment, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region offers the following three services.

Discover the strengths, needs, preferences, and ideal conditions of employment through comprehensive assessments and instruction.

  • Participate in community internships
  • Learn work readiness skills
  • Identify ideal conditions for employment

Job Developers assist individuals through navigating every aspect of the employment search to ensure the best match.

  • Explore job leads and networking
  • Apply for jobs of interest
  • Speak with hiring managers and interview

Personalized on-the-job support assists with learning job skills, problem solving, adapting to the environment, workplace communication and progress monitoring.

  • Obtain the job that fits your skills
  • Receive personalized job training
  • Gain independence through employment

With 62 current employment partnerships in our community, and over 100 people receiving support in competitive, integrated employment, The Arc NCR has a very successful track record.

If you are interested applying for The Arc NCR’s Employment Services, or just want to ask a few questions, complete the contact form on our “Apply for Services” page.


“I highly recommend hiring someone from The Arc, the only thing is, you can’t have Tyrone. He’s team Huma’.”
Erin Flynn
“Everyone deserves a chance, and once you give them that chance, you can really see the potential that they have to help your organization.”
Sandy Keithley
“The stigma that is attached to adults with intellectual disabilities is often overblown and I would just argue that if you give them a chance you won’t be disappointed.”
Tyler Buck
“We love having Miryana here. She’s a great asset. All the customers love her, and I would highly recommend it to other employers to hire someone from The Arc.”
Kelly Ascenzi

Pre-Employment/Transitioning Youth Services

The Arc NCR is a Community Rehabilitative partner with the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitative Services (DORS). Students at least 14 years old and no more than 21, who are in high school or other approved educational program, and who have a documented disability (i.e., are on a IEP or 504 Plan), may qualify for Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-Ets) to prepare them for employment. The Arc NCR is able to provide services that are authorized by DORS which help prepare students for life after graduation. Completing an online referral is the first step in the process.

As seasoned Job Developers and Certified Employment Specialists, our team have the skills needed to support your child’s growth and independence. We have extensive experience working with individuals with varying abilities including, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), specific learning disabilities, autism, physical impairments, genetic disorders, neurological conditions, anxiety, depression, and mental health challenges.

Workplace Readiness Training is a classroom-based instruction program that focuses on developing skills needed to be successful in the workplace.

Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLE) provide high school students 6–8 week community based job experiences.

Career exploration is available based on a student’s interest in particular fields.

Adult Vocational Rehabilitation

Additionally, in partnership with the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), The Arc NCR assists adults with a short-term, targeted approach to develop or re-establish specific skills, attitudes, personal characteristics, and work behaviors to achieve positive employment outcomes. Someone that is not looking for the long-term services offered through The Arc NCR’s Employment Services program, outlined at the top of this page, may find that this is the right choice for them. Vocational Rehabilitation offers:

  • Learning experiences that will give individuals the tools to represent themselves in a professional manner in every aspect of the job seeking process.
  • Job development services provide people served with professional support to develop cover letters, resumes, proper interview techniques, and job search assistance.
  • Individualized job support assists people with learning job skills, problem solving and adapting to a new work environment.

If interested in Adult Vocational Rehabilitation, please complete the online referral through the link below.

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Learn how businesses can build positive and productive employment partnerships with The Arc NCR.