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.
Janelle was so excited to be part of this video to share her Wayne ARC experiences with everyone. She works in Key Industries, attends many of the community services events, and receives clinical services at Wayne ARC, but the thing we love most about Janelle is her smile!
As part of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we wanted to share a few stories with our followers from individuals we support. This video stars David Cleveland, a true Elvis fan who loves his wife more than anything.
One of our goals in sharing these stories is to show everyone that people with developmental disabilities are not so different from others. They still fall in love, get married, sing and dance to cultural music icons, and travel the world.
Watch as David tells about his love for Elvis and his wife. Let us know what you think in the comments!
March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month, and Wayne ARC wants to share some awesome stories, videos, and photos with you throughout March to celebrate people of ALL abilities.
Each week throughout the month we are promoting different national social media campaigns, sharing videos of individuals we serve in our community, and visiting schools to teach others how to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. We would like to begin with informing everyone of how to use "People First Language."
People First Language places emphasis on the person, not his or her disability. For example, we should say, "she has a disability" instead of "she is disabled." This makes her disability just one component of her person instead of being her whole identity.
Using better language is a small first step in the right direction for better inclusion of people with disabilities. For this reason, we chose to highlight the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign first. Eliminating the word "retard" from our vocabulary to describe someone is crucial. This word is hurtful, derogatory, and offensive to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are people just like everyone else, and they deserve the same level of respect. We encourage everyone to sign the pledge and vow to respect people with disabilities.
Check out this article if you would like to read about this from John Franklin Stevens' point of view. Thank you for your support in this effort to respect others!
This was Wayne ARC's first time attending the popular Trunk or Treat at Lyons Community Center, and we had a blast! Despite a few rain drops later in the afternoon, we had so much fun handing out footballs and candy to all of the local children who came dressed in awesome costumes.
We decided to decorate our agency van with a football tailgate theme in mind. Of course, we had a little fun with some of the parents and kids who came by wanting to test their Wayne ARC footballs out with a game of catch. This was a great way to meet people in the community and show everyone who Wayne ARC is. We hope to see more people next year!
Thank you to the Rochester Area Community Foundation for all of your hard work to make our communities better places. Wayne ARC was awarded grant money from the Wayne County Community Endowment for two new shredders that will increase business in Key Industries and help the individuals we serve be more productive in their jobs. We sincerely appreciate the support and funding from this group of dedicated and generous people.
Our employees spoke to students about what it's like to work at Wayne ARC and also what it would be like to have a disability of some kind to help them understand a new point of view. We had a lot of great feedback from students as they learned how hard it is for some people to effectively communicate in the ways they sometimes want to.
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!