Consumer Employment

Welcome to IRC’s Employment Service page. Here you will find up-to-date information on employment resources in the various communities we serve as well as upcoming events related to employment.

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Now Hiring

Here are some of the employers in the Inland Empire seeking to hire IRC consumers.

If you are an employer interested in hiring, please reach out to our Employment Specialists;

San Bernardino County:
Andrew Burdick, aburdick@inlandrc.org - (909) 890-3120

Riverside County:
Beth Crane, bcrane@inlandrc.org - (909) 890-3499

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Upcoming Employment Events

Here is a listing of upcoming events which can benefit those looking for employment, and those working to expand employment opportunities for IRC consumers.

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Employment Services Glossary of Terms

CIE - Competitive Integrated Employment:  Employment in the community where the position is paid a competitive wage, and is in an integrated setting.

DOR - Department of Rehabilitation:  Service agency which assists people with disabilities obtain employment training and employment.

ADC - Adult Developmental Center:  A program which IRC consumers can attend to help increase daily living and vocational skills.

BMOD - Behavior Modification Program:  A program which IRC consumers can attend to help with reducing unwanted behaviors while increasing daily living and vocational skills.

CE - Customized Employment:  A program which assists IRC consumers in creating a position for them at a business utilizing the consumer’s unique skill set.

Community Integration Program:  A program which focuses on developing a participant’s ability to increase daily living and vocational skills in the community.

Supported Employment:  A program which provides a job coach for IRC consumers who work in the community.

Group Supported Employment:  A program which provides a job coach for IRC consumers at a 1:3 ratio at a job site in the community.

Arts Program:  A program which IRC consumers can attend to help increase daily living and vocational skills through arts training.

PIP - Paid Internship Program:  A program which IRC consumers can use to gain employment experience in the community

San Bernardino County Employment Resources:

Riverside County Employment Resources:

Continued Education and Training

Service Providers:

DHI Spring Webinar Series 2/12/2021 
Here is a great training on Enhancing the Employment Success of Young Adults with Significant Disabilities through Supported and Customized Employment provided by Paul Wehman, PhD.

YouTube LinkPresentation (PowerPoint)

IRC Employment Service Providers

Upcoming LPA and Provider Events

Inland Empire Local Partnership Agreements (LPA)

The Local Partnership Agreements (LPAs) identify the ways in which Inland Regional Center, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and local Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) offices work together to streamline service delivery, engage their communities, and increase Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) opportunities for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD).

San Bernardino and Riverside County Local Partnership Agreements (LPA’s) can be found on the California Health and Human Services website: www.chhs.ca.gov

The links provided below are the agreements completed for the specific areas:

Pictured above: IRC Consumers on the job at JDS Studios in Temecula, hired through the IRC Paid Internship Program.

Frequently Used Forms

Inland Regional Center is committed to helping our consumers gain valuable vocational skills and achieve Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE). Several commonly used forms and documents may now be found in the listing below.

For assistance locating a form that is not included in this listing, or for general questions regarding Employment Services, please contact the Employment Specialist designated to the county you live in (above).

IRC Employment Specialists

IRC’s Employment Specialists work to help increase employment outcomes for IRC’s consumers. Feel free to reach out to them if you’re interested in learning more about this process.

San Bernardino County:
Andrew Burdick, aburdick@inlandrc.org - (909) 890-3120

Riverside County:
Beth Crane, bcrane@inlandrc.org - (909) 890-3499