The Employment Transition Center offers a variety of programs to meet the varied needs of individuals, including: Individual Placement, Group Supported Employment, and Transition to Work Program.
Group Support Employment: Groups of three to four individuals work together with a job coach at various work sites in the community. A job coach is with the individuals at all times to provide supervision and work supports. Individuals will initially be coming to the Thomas J. Sullivan Employment Center (Groton site) in the morning. In the afternoon, participants meet their vans for transport to work and then home. The goal of the Thomas J. Sullivan Employment Center team is to establish relationships with local business and to develop work assignments in integrated workplace settings.
Transition to Work Program: Students from age sixteen to twenty-one attending area public schools participate in our Transition to Work program, which is specially designed to develop employment building skills, job exploration, job development, job placement and life skills training. Currently six area school systems contract with The Arc to provide a transition from school to the world of work. This is accomplished by providing individualized person-centered training and 1:1 job exploration. The goal of this program is to provide transition to successful employment and independence when the student ages out of the school system at age 21. We provide guided job exploration for appropriate work opportunities