We help the people in our care Find, Get, and Keep Jobs
Mission Road Developmental Center’s Community Employment & Job Coaching Program helps match adults with IDD and employers who are eager to have them on their team.
Justin Bader was honored as our 2023 Symbol of Success. Justin has worked at H-E-B Lincoln Heights for 15 years! Justin is a Customer Service Partner. Customers routinely seek out Justin at the cash registers on each shopping trip. Justin is described as unwaveringly friendly, helpful and responsible. Congratulations, Justin! You deserve it!
We are proud of Justin and all of our program participants, who, like Justin, have been diagnosed with IDD and who want and deserve to be accepted, supported, and welcomed into the community. Including having employment opportunities.
Our job coaches work one-on-one with each person to determine their interests and the type of work that is best for them. Often, employers are contacted to help carve out various tasks that could be done on a part-time basis.
Once a job has been identified, job coaches teach individuals the specific skills they will need to be successful at their job.
In order to keep a job, MRDC provides ongoing employer support. The Not-So-Secret to our Success? Job Coaches!
- Job coaches visit the employee and their supervisors frequently
- Job coaches will step in and provide additional training and support when there are changes:
- New supervisors
- New task assignments
- Conflict resolution
- We also advocate and celebrate the employee’s success!
- Help them train for possible promotions
- Advocate for raises
- Identify safety and care issues
Let’s get started!
Here’s a great article! Enjoy… Career Guild for People with IDD
Looking for employment? If you are an adult with IDD and you would like help getting a job in the community, please complete and submit our Client Interest Form below.
Vocational Aptitude Classes:
Looking to HIRE for a job? If you are a business leader and are interested in hiring a person with IDD or you are interested in exploring the option of carving out a job at your company and hiring a person with IDD, please contact Elisa Ibarra at (726) 213-8716 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MRDC, through a network with the Texas Workforce Commission, local employers, and trained and experienced staff, provides Community Employment program participants with an array of services designed to enhance employment.
Interested in learning more about employment for people with IDD?
Click Here to read “2021 Career Guide for People with Disabilities.”
The Power of Three
1. Employee + 2. Employer + 3. Job Coach
Click Here Watch our video on our Job Coaching program
Click Here to read Clayton’s story.
Patronize our Partners! Click Here for the list of the businesses that employ our clients. We are dedicated to supporting the businesses that support our clients!
Program Interest Form
If you are interested in one of our services for your loved one, start by contacting AACOG (Alamo Area Council of Governments) to begin the screening and assessment process to determine if your client or loved one qualifies for IDD services. Once this is completed, you can fill out our interest form below and a Mission Road program director will reach out to you to determine which programs might be appropriate and available.