ArcWorks virtual information session

ArcWorks Free Virtual Information Session – Arc of Monroe Pre-Vocational Program

FREE Employment Readiness Webinar Event Topic: ArcWorks Free Virtual Information Session Arc of Monroe Pre-Vocational, Program of the Month   The Arc of Monroe is inviting all Transition Specialists, Special Education Teachers, transition aged students and their families, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and Care Coordinators to learn more about The Arc of Monroe’s Employment Readiness/Pre-Voc services. We’re excited to be offering virtual info-sessions over the next few months to highlight each of our six, pre-voc programs. These sessions will include presentations by Program Directors, people who are currently enrolled, and for some programs, people who have successfully …

ArcWorks virtual information session

ArcWorks Program offers Valuable Employment Readiness Skills

Employment, Programs and Services

Developing job skills and employment readiness proficiencies is important in order to successfully secure paid employment in the community. The ArcWorks program at The Arc of Monroe helps with that. ArcWorks is an integrated manufacturing business offering pre-vocational services to prepare people to gain employment readiness skills through a combination of classroom learning and paid work activities. Wendy Amering, Director of Arcworks Programs and Services, says the ArcWorks staff works diligently to provide services that are going to enhance current skills and abilities of the people we support. “We’re helping people become independent in work skills so they can work in …

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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 14623

Open Interviews at Bryant & Stratton

The Arc of Monroe’s recruiter Trisha Wise will be at Bryant & Stratton’s Career Fair to talk to people interested in working in human services. Open Interviews Date: 12/5/19 Time: 11a-1p Bryant & Stratton, 854 Long Pond Rd. See all job openings and apply ahead here.

Ellen’s success after Adult Project SEARCH

Family Perspectives

Our daughter, Ellen, attended Adult Project Search.  Upon graduation she was hired by the Courtyard Marriott: Jeff Shutt and Ashley Fedunyszyn are her managers.  She, the Courtyard team, and her fabulous job coach Shannon have really worked together to make Ellen’s employment successful, for the hotel and for her. Ellen works hard at Courtyard 2 days a week (6 hour shifts) and typically comes home exhausted.  Recently Ellen came home from work and showed us her employee name pin with the “2 years” and a wonderful card from Jeff congratulating her on her work anniversary.  She is so proud and …

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Celebrating 22 years at the Arc of Monroe

Staff Perspectives

Kristina knew in eighth grade that she wanted to be a Physical Therapist!  She volunteered in the PT departments at children’s hospitals while in high school to learn as much as she could.  10 years later she graduated from college with a degree and we are lucky to have her on staff at the Arc of Monroe. Kristina started her career as a Physical Therapist at Rochester Rehab.  When the Arc of Monroe decided to offer physical therapy on-site she took that opportunity and managed the launch of that service, splitting her time between the clinic and day services. Kristina …

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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 …

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Being a leader doesn’t require a title

Employment

Career advancement For employees that are looking to learn and grow in their leadership, the Arc of Monroe offers a variety of development opportunities.  These opportunities range from self-initiated learning to full credential and professional development programs.  Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and Front Line Supervisors (FLSs) can take number of elective class options through our online learning system, Relias.  These modules expand well beyond the information shared in new hire orientation and include new information and trending approaches to the field. Professional development Additionally, Direct Support Professionals and Front Line Supervisors are encouraged to take part in one of the …

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Stories Of People We Support

Meet Mike Kirchoff who started his job at ArcWorks, a division of the Arc of Monroe, twenty years ago.  ArcWorks is the contract manufacturing facility on Lyell Avenue in Rochester, NY. A typical day Mike works on the operations floor in assembly.  He works full time Monday through Friday.  A typical day starts at 8:30a when he arrives on the operations floor.  He is hands-on until 10a when he joins a group of colleagues who volunteer locally, cook together, or visit a park.  Mike is back out on the floor after lunch from 12:30 to 3:30. Recently ArcWorks was contracted to …