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

Staff Perspectives

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons I Love Working at The Arc of Monroe Do you love what you are doing? Do you want to love what you do? Then maybe a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 3 reasons Residential DSP, Toshia Rolle-Thompson, loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Why do you love working at The Arc? I love learning about the people we support and just seeing their faces light up when they accomplish something. It makes them feel good, and that makes me feel good knowing that I helped them to accomplish their goal. …

SUNY Brockport Student Reflects on his Marketing and Communication Internship

Staff Perspectives

Gavin Ellis, a SUNY Brockport student majoring in journalism and broadcasting with a focus in public relations, interned this spring at The Arc of Monroe. Here he shares what he learned and reflects on some of his most notable experiences at The Arc. As my time as an intern at The Arc of Monroe is coming to an end, it is important to take a step back and reflect on all of the wonderful experiences that I was able to be a part of, while also discussing some of the amazing individuals that I had an opportunity to meet. One …

Celebrating Nurses at The Arc of Monroe

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

The observance of Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing – Florence Nightingale. I am a bit partial, but just one week doesn’t seem like nearly enough time to express our gratitude for the selfless nurses in our lives and let them know just how much we appreciate their caring and gentle nature. But hey, it’s a start! Below are only a few of examples of what our nurses do out in the field every day: Advocate with health care providers and others involved in an …

David Dean Joins Arc of Monroe as Senior Director of Community Services

Staff Perspectives

David Dean has officially started his new role as Senior Director of Community Services at The Arc of Monroe. He joins the agency with a wealth of experience in the IDD and Mental Health fields and has been leading diverse teams for many years. Since 2007, Dave has worked at Easterseals New Jersey where he provided oversight to the organization’s mental health case management, supportive housing, and day habilitation programs. He also has previous experience as a clinical coordinator and overseeing homeless services. “I wanted to work with The Arc of Monroe because of the extensive array of services The …

Peggy Robinson Joins Arc of Monroe as Talent Acquisition Specialist

Staff Perspectives

Peggy Robinson joined The Arc of Monroe team in March as a Talent Acquisition Specialist to recruit direct support professionals across the agency, as well as help with other tasks within the human resources department. She comes into this new role with more than 20 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in the HR field. Prior to her role at The Arc of Monroe, Peggy was employed in the HR department at Anthony Jordan Health Corporation and the Rochester City School District. Peggy earned both a Bachelors Degree in General Business and an Masters Degree in Human Resources …

Arc of Monroe End of Life Committee Offers Support for Caregivers

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

Written by Sue Sproule, Director of Nursing at The Arc of Monroe End of Life – What does it mean to the caregiver? Even when you know the end of life is approaching for someone you support, you might not feel prepared. Looking after a person who is dying can be very stressful. It’s common to feel like you don’t know what to do, what to say or how to cope. You might feel angry, sad or totally unprepared. You could also feel frightened about how it will happen and if you will be able to cope. However, once you …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons Debbie Stauber Loves Working at The Arc of Monroe

Staff Perspectives

Do you love what you are doing? Do you want to love what you do? Then maybe a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you! Here are 3 reasons Debbie Stauber, Employment Specialist with the Adult Project Search Program through Job Path loves working at The Arc of Monroe. Personal Growth As an employee at The Arc of Monroe for the past 32 years, I have been able to witness the individuals we support grow to their fullest extent. Watching the individuals that we support come in unsure of themselves at the beginning of the year, and then …

Love Your Job! 3 Reasons Matt Fico Loves Working at The Arc of Monroe

Staff Perspectives

Do you love what you are doing? Do you want to love what you do? Then maybe a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you! Here are 3 reasons Community Outreach Coordinator, Matt Fico, loves working at The Arc of Monroe. People-centric In my personal experience, The Arc of Monroe takes on a bottom-to-top approach. This means The Arc focuses heavily on the values and opinions of its employees. I love hearing from different employees in other departments as it makes this work environment very welcoming. Knowing that we all are able to work together and provide the …

The Arc of Monroe Forms New End of Life Committee

Health and Wellness, Programs and Services, Staff Perspectives

Written by Sue Sproule, Director of Nursing The Arc of Monroe nursing team works hard to best serve our staff and the people we support. In the first quarter of 2022 alone, the team ran 990 medical appointments for the people we support. Our latest endeavor is to develop an “End of Life” committee. What does end of life mean? I asked a few people who are on the committee, and this is what they shared: “Doing it my way. Living every day, including the last days of my life in comfort, support, and dignity where I want and with …

What is the Difference between a Pandemic and an Endemic?

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

Written by Sue Sproule, MPA, RN, Director of Nursing at The Arc of Monroe What is the Difference between a Pandemic and an Endemic? During the past two years of living through this pandemic, we have had to learn so many new terms. Words like “novel,” “close contact,” “N-95,” “quarantine vs. isolation,” and others. The list goes on and on. The latest word to emerge is “Endemic.” I thought it might be good to explain the difference between a “Pandemic” and an “Endemic.” The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic in March of 2020 due to the rapid …