Supported Employment

The Supported Employment Group Program is designed to provide paid work opportunities in a variety of community settings to individuals who are intellectually and developmental disabled. The program is intended for those individuals who lack competitive potential at the time of placement due to disability, but who vocationally and socially are capable of working with regular on-going job coaching and follow-along support.

The program is based on the philosophy that persons with disabilities can be employed in the community with proper training, follow-up services and support.

The purpose of the program is to provide training, work experience and support services to enable individuals with disabilities to compete in the employment world.  The goal is to prepare individuals for Competitive Employment, or assist them in achieving their highest level of vocational functioning within the employment community.

The program serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Kings, Los Angeles & Kern County areas.   The communities in which participants reside include but are not limited to Bakersfield, Arvin, Lamont, Tehachapi, Delano, Shafter, Wasco, and Taft.

Contact Sergio Soto at 661-834-2272 to learn more about how BARC’s Supported Employment Group Program can benefit your business.


Supported Employment Individual Placement is a specifically designed program that selects and trains highly motivated Clients capable of working in independent employment positions.  BARC’s goal is to meet the needs of the business community while enabling workers with a disability or those who are at a disadvantage to become productive and contributing members of society.

Guidance is centered on helping these adults maintain full-time employment in the local community.  Supported Employment Individual Placement places trained individuals with disabilities in positions with businesses of all sizes in Kern County.  Our Clients are rewarded with a sense of empowerment and the ability to earn an income in the workforce. Prospective employers obtain hardworking, conscientious, reliable and dedicated employees who prove themselves time and again with continued safety, exemplary attendance and outstanding performance.

A few of the local businesses that have contracted with BARC Supported Employment Individual Placement include:

  • BMI
  • WalMart
  • Dreyers
  • Home Depot
  • In-Shape
  • Vons
  • Albertson’s Food Stores
  • Goodwill Industries

The benefits to your business are many:

A supported employment team will work with you to ensure that your needs are identified and met.

Job Coaches provided for and paid by BARC learn the job from you.

Job Coaches train the employee until he or she  learns their job duties & provide continued support throughout employment

Advertising costs are reduced

Employee turnover drops

Your business may be eligible for Work Opportunity Tax Credits

You get a motivated, dependable employee

Bob Weir

Contact Bob Weir at 661-834-2272 to learn more about hiring your next great employee.

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