What exactly is neurodiversity?

Staff Perspectives

Hello, my name is Nicholas Forgue. I am a high functioning autistic man diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. In the past few years there has been a lot of talk about neurodiversity, especially in circles concerned with disability rights. As someone on the spectrum I feel it is important for people to understand what exactly neurodiversity is and why they have become hot topics in the realm of modern activism. What is neurodiversity? According to psychologist Thomas Armstrong, neurodiversity is variation within the brain regarding sociability, learning, and mental functions. Since the 1980s saw an increase in the diagnosis of autism …

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 …

The importance of educating medical residents

Staff Perspectives, Uncategorized

It is with open arms that Kim Rinehart, former Director of Community Arts Connection (CAC), welcomes medical residents from UR Medicine’s Pediatric Links with the Community (PLC) intern community rotation program. CAC supports adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) with a focus on arts programming.  Between one and six medical residents visit the day service location in Brighton at a time. Residents are required to attend a variety of different local community programs to spend time anywhere a patient might receive services, for example a homeless shelter or CAC.   What do the residents learn while visiting? When residents arrive …

Kitchen renovation

Grant makes housing renovations possible

Uncategorized

Renovations in two of our residential houses are complete! These projects are made possible by a grant from Access to Home. Project #1 A tight kitchen space is opened up to accommodate everyone. This particular kitchen serves 10 people plus staff. An update is much-needed as many of the residents use wheelchairs and are unable to reach counters and appliances. The kitchen was very closed in there wasn’t much room for movement. Renovations include new appliances, lower counters, and an island on wheels that can be moved as necessary.  Architect Dave Strabel worked closely with our team here to provide …

vehicle operator driving a bus

Walk-In Interviews for Vehicle Drivers/Operators

Open Interview Day Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:00am – 1:00pm 4 Van Auker Street, Rochester 14608 Part-time (30 hour) and per diem positions Monday – Friday with a split shift – (CDL not required to apply) Apply at arcmonroe.org/careers Be You, Be the Arc. Bring your kindness, bring your compassion, bring your diversity.  Create a rewarding career at The Arc of Monroe by empowering and supporting people with I/DD to live fulfilling lives and create opportunities for independence and inclusion. Our Vehicle Operators are friendly, good listeners, respectful, supportive and understanding. Benefits Offered Health Insurance with agency contribution Generous Paid …

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 …

Open Interviews for Direct Support Professionals

Walk-In interviews for Direct Support Professionals

Open Interviews for Direct Support Professionals Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to feel good about what you do every day? If you want a rewarding job the Arc of Monroe may be the perfect place for you. You would be a good fit if your background includes Human Services, Teaching Assistant, Paraprofessional, Personal Care Aide, Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Customer Service, being collaborative, empathetic and caring. Apply ahead at arcmonroe.org/careers and/or bring your updated resume to our Open Interviews and meet with our hiring team. OPEN INTERVIEWS Every Tuesday Time: 9a-3p Location: 2060 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road, Rochester, NY …

Open Interviews for Direct Support Professionals

Walk-In Open Interviews

Open Interviews Are you passionate about helping people? Do you want to feel good about what you do every day? If you want a rewarding job the Arc of Monroe may be the perfect place for you. We are currently hiring Direct Support Professionals and Community Support Professionals, as well as Vehicle Operators. You would be a good fit if your background includes Human Services, Teaching Assistant, Paraprofessional, Personal Care Aide, Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Customer Service, being collaborative, empathetic and caring. Apply ahead at arcmonroe.org/careers and/or bring your updated resume to our Open Interviews and meet with our hiring team. …