Thank you to Lisa and Deb from Lyons National Bank for volunteering in our Key Industries workshop and Day Hab programs today for the United Way's Day of Caring! We hope you had a great time working with the individuals we support and seeing first-hand what we do every day.
1. You can come to work every day knowing that you are making a real and meaningful difference in your community. Helping people with and without disabilities in Wayne and surrounding counties is our core mission, and we believe that is a mission you can be part of too, no matter what department you join!
2. We offer excellent benefits. With great 403b retirement options, paid holidays and time off, tuition reimbursement, flexible scheduling, medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as agency-paid life insurance, our benefits package is something we are proud to offer our staff.
3. We hire people of all backgrounds and skill levels. Because we oversee more than two dozen programs, we have many job options from business and accounting to transportation and residential to criminal justice and technology. Not all jobs require a college degree, and our programs span across 8 counties. Contact us to find out about options that may be right for you!
4. You have the opportunity to form meaningful, life-long connections with the people we support. The individuals we serve at Wayne ARC are some of the nicest, most positive people in Wayne County, and you are able to do what they love with them! For example, direct support professionals go to concerts, ball games, and restaurants; day habilitation coordinators paint and play music; and job coaches travel to local businesses to help individuals find off-site employment at places such as Parker's Grill and Tap House, del Lago Resort and Casino, and Crosman.
5. We are always evolving! At Wayne ARC, we always want to improve what we are doing to better support the individuals we serve. Our new street of shops, Erie Shore Landing, is our latest proof of that. We also want our employees to be able to grow with us. As new jobs are created or open up, we always encourage employees to apply within the agency to move up the ladder to the job they want.
Apply today! We would love to have you join our team.
Wayne ARC is so grateful to be part of a community that celebrates inclusion through sports. Newark's Unified Basketball team integrates students with and without disabilities to give everyone an opportunity to play basketball with their friends and have a sense of school pride.
Both the modified and varsity teams create opportunities for students of ALL abilities and travel to other schools throughout the season. Check out the schedule below to find a game you can attend! We would love to fill the stands and show support for these athletes.
Wayne ARC employees had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Wayne County Legislative Breakfast at the Palmyra V.F.W. to listen to local elected officials and business owners speak about the great projects happening around our county and how we can work to improve our communities.
Former Rochester mayor, Bob Duffy, Senator Pamela Helming, Assemblyman Bob Oaks, Congressman John Katko, and others shared how they are working in government to improve the lives of people who live, work, and play in Wayne County.
After the breakfast, we had the privilege of showing Congressman Katko around the agency and speaking with him about legislation effecting the individuals we serve. He was impressed with our workshop, programs, Erie Shore Landing project, and other aspects of the agency throughout his tour. We are thankful he is working in Washington to bring more economic opportunities to our region.
Construction for Erie Shore Landing, our new street of shops, has begun! About six months from now, Wayne ARC's headquarters building in Newark along the Erie Canal will have a new face and new shops – an ice cream shop, deli, cafe, and an updated printshop.
With the help of grants from The Golisano Foundation, Canal Corporation, and Empire State Development as well as support from the Village of Newark, Wayne ARC was able to secure funding for this innovative project.
The goal of this project is to provide meaningful retail jobs for more people in our community both with and without disabilities. With a training facility behind each of the shops, individuals with disabilities will be able to train and learn essential retail skills such as money counting, food preparation, and customer service.
As the Village of Newark strives to create a more vibrant downtown, Wayne ARC strives to assist in that effort. Utilizing our beautiful canal-front property to provide retail shops for tourists, boaters, and community members, we hope, will make Newark a more desired destination to live, work, and visit.
We are so excited to share this development with our community, and we invite you to follow along with the progress we are making each week. Contact us with any questions you may have about the project!
Jessica Blondell, our Development Coordinator, writes all of our blog posts to keep everyone who supports The Arc Wayne up-to-date with what the agency is doing in the community. Enjoy!