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 …

The Arc Foundation of Monroe Welcomes New Board of Directors Chair

Arc Foundation of Monroe

Since its inception, The Arc Foundation of Monroe has continually expanded in innovative ways to meet the needs of people supported and employed by The Arc of Monroe. A large part of the Foundation’s success has been due to its engaged board members. For the last three years, Lisa Powers has graciously led as the Foundation’s Board Chair. Shortly after Lisa moved back to Rochester in 1999, she began working with a family who had a son with Down syndrome. As she continued her law career working with this family, she developed an affinity for people who had disabilities and …

Arc of Monroe Job Fair

Join us on Saturday, March 19 at The Arc of Monroe’s Lambert Day Services to explore career opportunities at The Arc of Monroe! Meet with members of our team and find out more about our open positions, including residential managers and supervisors, Direct Support Professionals, drivers, employment specialists, LPN’s, maintenance staff and social workers. Many of our open positions also include generous sign-on bonuses: Direct Support Professional – $1,000 for Full-time; $500 for Part-time Employment Specialist 1 & 2 – $1,000 LPN – $1,000 Social Worker – $1,000 Vehicle Operator – $2,000 for Full-time; $1,000 for Part-time Saturday, March 19 9 …

Identifying Aspiration Pneumonia

Health and Wellness

Have you ever experienced a meal where something “went down the wrong pipe”? If so, you’ve experienced what’s known as aspiration. This is a fairly common occurrence that can occasionally lead to aspiration pneumonia when someone can’t cough up whatever has entered his or her airways. Pneumonia is a breathing condition in which there is inflammation (swelling) or an infection of the lungs or large airways. Aspiration pneumonia occurs when food, saliva, liquids, or vomit is breathed into the lungs or airways leading to the lungs, instead of being swallowed into the esophagus and stomach. As you can imagine, aspirating …

Job Fair – Love What You Do!

Join us on Monday, February 14 at The Arc of Monroe headquarters to find a job you LOVE! Meet with members of our team and find out more about our open positions, which include Direct Support Professionals, Vehicle Operators, Employment Specialists, RNs, and more. Many of our open positions also include generous sign-on bonuses! Monday, February 14 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2060 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd. Rochester, NY 14623 The Arc of Monroe is hiring for Direct Support Professionals with a starting pay of $15.75/hour within residential, and $15/hour in other direct support roles. Sign-on bonuses available for full- …

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Trauma Touches Everyone

Health and Wellness, Staff Perspectives

When we think of trauma, we think of the death of a loved one, physical, emotional or sexual abuse, neglect, war-related trauma or life altering illness/accidents. Trauma can also be triggered by those events that may not be typically seen as “traumatic” such as job loss, loss of friendship/relationship, financial struggles, death of a pet, bullying/harassment, natural disasters and as we have recently experienced, a pandemic such as COVID-19. Trauma can be caused by a single event or series of events, set of circumstances or chronic condition that a person experiences that is physically or emotionally harmful and may have …

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 …

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Arc Health Services Free Virtual Information Session

FREE Virtual Webinar Event Topic: Arc Health Services Free Virtual Information Session   The Arc of Monroe is inviting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), Care Coordinators, transition aged students and their families, and community members interested in learning more about The Arc of Monroe’s OPWDD certified, out-patient, Article 16 Clinic. We will be highlighting Arc Health Services, and all of the therapeutic, habilitative and clinical services we offer to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. When: Wednesday, April 21 2021 Time: Noon to 1 p.m. Presenter: Arc Health Services Included in the presentation will be information on: Traditional …

Saturday Walk-in Open Interview Event Set for April 24

The Arc of Monroe to Host Saturday Walk-in Open Interview Event April 24 Open positions include direct care, professional positions and sign-on bonuses. The Arc of Monroe will be hosting a Walk-In Open Interview Event on Saturday, April 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. The event will be held at 2060 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road. Apply that day, and start as early as May! The Arc of Monroe is hiring for all positions listed at ArcMonroe.org/Careers including direct care positions such as direct support professional (DSP), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs). Other open positions include vehicle operators, manufacturing, …

Do What You Love – 5 Reasons to Work at The Arc of Monroe

Employment, Staff Perspectives

5 Reasons to Work at The Arc of Monroe Do you love your job? It seems like a simple question. But for many, the answer is a resounding “no.” Perhaps a career at The Arc of Monroe is for you. Here are 5 of the reasons to consider working at The Arc of Monroe and turn a job into a passion. You get to help others Knowing that you have the opportunity to make a difference to someone else’s life can be extremely fulfilling. Everyone who works at The Arc is here for a similar reason – we want to …