Bob Moriarty

Every day is different at Job Path

Employment

How I found the Arc of Monroe When I am asked by friends and family what I like most about my job as an Employment Specialist (Job Coach) with the Arc of Monroe, I sometimes struggle with what to say.   It’s not that I don’t like my job, it’s more what to say that won’t take up 30 minutes of their time!  After working in the corporate world for over 30 years and finding myself downsized at my last job as a corporate trainer, I was at a crossroads in my career.   I was sure, however, that I wanted a …

Manufacturing at ArcWorks

Meet Audrey: 13 years at ArcWorks

Employment, Programs and Services, Stories Of People We Support

Meet Audrey who is celebrating 13 years ArcWorks. If you have the opportunity to work alongside Audrey you’ll quickly see she is positive, enthusiastic, hard-working and a great role model to colleagues. Audrey likes the manufacturing and production work she does, especially on the assembly line or packaging. Audrey really enjoys her work hours which are 8:30AM to 2:30PM. Today you can find Audrey packaging medicine, making sure there are 12 bottles in each box. Audrey also enjoys putting together the boxes that will eventually be filled by other ArcWorks teams. “I like busy work,” she explains. Other recent packaging …

Develop your talent

Employment

As Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decided to be.”  This statement represents the drive and ambition of many employees that enrolled in the newest addition to the Arc of Monroe’s development programs. Succession Development In 2019, The Arc of Monroe began to offer Succession Development courses that provide a variety of classes designed to enrich the leadership qualities of Direct Support Professionals and Supervisors seeking further development and promotional opportunities.  While everyone that completes the program is not guaranteed a future promotion, the skills and qualities taught within the …

Vehicle Operator

Being a Vehicle Operator at the Arc of Monroe

Employment

My name is Curtis Arline. I’ve been employed as a Vehicle Operator with theArc for 14 years and during that period I’ve really enjoyed the work that I’ve done here. I’ve enjoyed the people that we support. I’ve done other things in the past; I’ve worked for other companies, but my time here is more rewarding. It’s rewarding because the people that we suppport are very giving, they’re very trusting. These are the guys that actually give you back your sense of being. We drive both 12-passenger vans as well as 24-passenger vehicles. We do have people who have a …

Internship

My internship experience as someone with Autism

Employment

Hello, my name is Nicholas Forgue. I’m an aspiring film maker and have been a marketing intern at the Arc of Monroe for over half a year. If the incredibly stiff and robotic writing style wasn’t enough to tip you off, I am autistic. In fact, one of the reasons that I was interested in an internship with the Arc was its’ dedication to providing care and services to neurodivergents; a group which is either looked down upon or ignored. I’m very passionate about social justice, particularly when it comes to the protection and equal treatment of neurodivergent individuals. My …

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Hiring people with disabilities is a social responsibility

Employment

Hiring people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is a social responsibility Instant Monogramming began in the living room of majority owner Debi Bloom 36 years ago. It is now a 13-person operation on University Avenue in Rochester, NY. Rebecca Hetherington, daughter of Debi Bloom and part owner of the small business, is being honored as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) for their efforts in hiring and promoting people with disabilities. In response to their award Rebecca humbly states, “I am surprised and confused. We just try to be nice to everyone.” Our community is lucky to have …

Direct Support Professional

Recognizing Direct Support Professional Barbara Kostecke-Horton

Employment

BARBARA KOSTECKE-HORTON: EMPOWERING PEOPLE AS A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL Barbara Kostecke-Horton serves as a Direct Support Professional for The Arc of Monroe, a CQL-Accredited human service organization headquartered in Rochester, NY. The Arc of Monroe provides a variety of programs and services for over 1,700 people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families in the Rochester community for almost 60 years. Barbara focuses in on certain components within each of the Personal Outcome Measures® indicators, helping the people she supports understand them. Barbara has helped several different people identify and achieve their goals through interview and discovery process. Some of the goals …

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Being a Licensed Practical Nurse

Employment

My name is Nicole Miller and I’m a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). I’ve been a nurse with the Arc of Monroe for 6 1/2 years now. Right now I work at one of the residential homes, supporting the medical needs of the people who live there. A Typical Day Below is a list of activities I do as a nurse on an average day: Pass medications Run medical appointments Communicate with Doctor’s offices medical needs of people we support Order Medical Supplies and Medications Attend meeting that pertain to the individuals I support Attend Committee meetings that I am apart …

Right fit hiring

Employment

If you find the below article useful please consider making a donation so we can create more. What is right fit hiring? Right fit hiring is a tool to help with employee retention. Hiring well, selecting the right person for the right job helps with retention.  The key principles are: fit for the organization, fit for the team, and fit for the job. How does the process work? Human Resources interviews for fit within the organization. We use behavioral based questions based on our values to see if the candidate would be a good fit in our organization. Those candidates …

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Interview with a Direct Support Professional

Employment

Ever wondered what Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) do?  Check out my interview with Kierstin Fuentes about her career as a DSP. How many years have you been a DSP at the Arc of Monroe? Kierstin: I have been a DSP for the Arc for almost 2 years. What are your typical days/hours of work? Kierstin: My typical hours of work are 7:30am-4pm. What are your duties as a DSP? Kierstin: My duties as a DSP are to help the people I support achieve their goals on a daily basis. What does a typical day look like? Kierstin: My typical day …