Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe

Employment, Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe Do you love what you are doing? Do you love what you do? If not, perhaps a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 of the reasons Nurse Educator Amanda Crandall says working at The Arc of Monroe is so rewarding. A Warm Welcome is Always Waiting for Me As a Residential RN I loved getting to know the people that we support. No matter what kind of day I was having there was always a warm welcome waiting for me. Now as the Nurse …

Job Path Launches Brand New Website!

Employment, Programs and Services

In 1981, JobPath was the first to establish employment services for people with disabilities in the Western New York region. Job Path is a recognized leader in providing innovative employment services and is Monroe County’s largest supported employment agency. JobPath has worked with hundreds of businesses throughout Rochester and the surrounding area to create employment connections.   JobPath Launches Brand New Website! JobPath has been helping connect Rochester-area businesses with qualified, pre-screened candidates for decades. Now that’s even easier! Check out our new website, JobPathRochester.org, and learn how our supported employment agency specializes in finding jobs for people of various …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe

Employment, Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe Do you love what you are doing? Do you love what you do? If not, perhaps a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 of the reasons Employment Specialist Matt Davis says working at The Arc of Monroe is so rewarding. I Love Working with the People I Support I love working for The Arc because of the people I support. I am currently the Employment Specialist at Project Search and seeing the growth of the interns from the start of the year …

Let’s Talk – What if a Conversation could lead to the Career of a Lifetime?

Employment, Staff Perspectives

Let’s Talk – What if a Conversation could lead to the Career of a Lifetime? A Q and A with Trish Wise, Human Resources Recruiter At The Arc of Monroe, every employee counts. And YOU may be just what we’re looking for. We all need the support of others, but it takes an extraordinary person to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As an employee with The Arc of Monroe, you’ll be one of those extraordinary people, making a difference with a career that is more than just a job. What are you like as a person? What motivates …

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How do we turn INvalidation into VALIDATION?

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

Consider the following interaction: You: “I am just SO overwhelmed…there is so much to keep track of, so much to do and I’m just exhausted.” Them: “You think you’ve got it bad? Let me tell you…” Or… “It’s not really that bad, everyone is struggling.” Or… “Same…welcome to my life!” Or… “Well, at least you still have a job.” Life has been hard the past year, and while it has been a situation that really everyone has been experiencing, it doesn’t mean that it’s the same for each person, nor does it mean we can just dismiss someone else’s feelings …

Your Guide to Giving Back: 10 Resources to Help You Make a Difference

Employment, Volunteer

Do you want to have a positive impact on your hometown? There are lots of reasons to give back: you help others, strengthen the community, meet new friends, and even improve your own well-being! However, knowing where to start can be difficult. That’s why The Arc of Monroe has put together this handy resource guide to help you make a difference in your community. Donate your time and money Whether you have a lot to give or a little, these links will help you make a difference in your community. There’s no shortage of places to volunteer in Rochester. VolunteerMatch …

An Interview with Winner Vanessa Fortin

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

This month the Rochester Business Journal announced their Health Care Heroes awards, and for the third consecutive year, a staff member at The Arc of Monroe has been recognized. Vanessa Fortin, RN and RN Coordinator was honored in the Special Needs category. The awards recognize excellence, promote innovation and honor the efforts of organizations and individuals making a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Rochester area. Vanessa and all the winners will be honored during a virtual celebration at noon on Tuesday, May 11. Let’s meet Vanessa: I am humbled to have been nominated for the …

A Heartfelt Message from The Arc of Monroe

COVID-19, Staff Perspectives

A Heartfelt Message from The Arc of Monroe: It has been a year since the first reported case of COVID-19, and throughout these past twelve months, we have persevered even though they have been stressful and traumatic. Many of us have mourned the loss of loved ones, loved ones contracting the virus, remote learning. We have worked through the challenge of how best to care for children, elderly parents, friends, neighbors and the health of our community. We will be forever changed by this collective experience, and I believe we will emerge with a different perspective in critical areas, including …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe

Employment, Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe Do you love what you are doing? Work is work, after all. Do you really need to love what you do? Yes. You do. Perhaps a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 of the reasons Employment Specialist Katie Wooton says working at The Arc of Monroe is so rewarding. Getting to Help People I love working for the Arc because I get to help people become more independent. In many cases, I support people in finding their very first jobs and it is so rewarding …

Volunteer and Make a Difference for a Family Member with a Developmental Disability

Advocacy, Family Perspectives, Programs and Services, Volunteer

The Arc of Monroe Family Reimbursement Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as members on the committee. The Arc of Monroe Family Reimbursement Program helps families caring for a family member with a developmental disability with access to purchase or otherwise obtain goods and services needed to support the family member at home and strengthen the quality of life for the person and their family. Requests for the goods and services are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Family Reimbursement Advisory Committee that is includes: people with a developmental disability, family members, community advocates, and Arc of Monroe …