Supported Employment Services supports local businesses in identifying qualified and trained employees. Our job coaches work closely with potential employers to evaluate their hiring needs in order to provide a skilled workforce.

Pre-employment preparation, post-hire training and on-going support is provided as needed for the organization and employees.

Our program goes beyond matching an individual with meaningful employment and provides an invaluable member of your company's workforce. We assist individuals in obtaining valid employment at many local businesses throughout the Yates County community.

Business Partners:

Esperanza Mansion, Five Star Bank, Keuka College, Lake Street Plaza, Marks' Pizzeria, Morgan's Grocery, Peebles, Penn Yan Central School District, Riesling Ridge Stables, Second Milo Church, Snap Fitness, Taco Bell, The Flour Shop, Walgreens and many more.

What We Can Do:

  • Offer pre-screen, qualified candidates
  • Identify labor needs and job duties
  • Employment skills training
  • Career counseling
  • On-the-job training
  • Post-hire follow-up
  • Ongoing comprehensive assistance as needed

Services & Benefits:

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC):  The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) offers employers up to a 35% credit after the employee has worked 120 hours.  Full credit is given after 400 hours of employment.

Workers with Disabilities Employment Tax Credit (WETC):  The Workers with Disabilities Employment Tax Credit (WETC) is available to business that employ an ACCES-VR eligible worker who works on a full-time basis for at least 180 days or 400 hours during their second year of employment. This tax credit is up to 35% of the employee's first $6,000 in wages during the second year of employment up to a max of $2,100.

Work-Try-Out (WTO): A Work-Try-Out (WTO) offers the employer the opportunity to evaluate the employee's ability to satisfactorily perform the job.  ACCES-VR can reimburse an employer 100% of an employee's wages for up to 160 hours.

On-the-Job Training (OJT): On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a valid means of providing time limited on-the-job skill training in an actual work setting.  The employer who provides an OJT can be reimbursed for the wages paid to the trainee for an agreed upon time. As the individual gains skills, a greater portion of the wages are assumed by the employer.

Employee Training Programs (ETP): The Employee Training Program (ETP): provides up to 18 months free internship to the intern. This internship costs nothing to the business, however, it is expected that the intern will be hired upon successful completion of the internship.

 

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Recent News

Arc of Yates partners with Literacy Volunteers for reading project at Keuka Lake School

  • 5 May 2017
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Arc of Yates partners with Literacy Volunteers for reading project at Keuka Lake School
Volunteer readers from the community are visiting students at Keuka Lake School as part of the KTrain program.

Arc of Yates hosts 2nd annual Kid's Day

Children of Arc of Yates staff were invited to learn about the Agency during their break from school

  • 24 April 2017
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Arc of Yates hosts 2nd annual Kid's Day
Twenty children spent their last day of Spring Break touring the Arc of Yates facilities and learning about what their parents do at work each day.  The 2nd annual Kid’s Day at the Arc of Yates included participating in sensitivity activities, touring Keuka Lake School and the program facility, and sharing lunch with individuals at the Center for Lifelong Learning.

March is Disabilities Awareness Month

  • 20 March 2017
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March is Disabilities Awareness Month
 Each March we take the opportunity to recognize the approximately 4 million Americans who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Locally, the Arc of Yates supports over 400 individuals with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities in our community

DRIVE Students complete Field Period, create video

Students in the College Pathways program produced a video of the month-long experience at Cumming Nature Center

  • 16 February 2017
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DRIVE Students complete Field Period, create video
Students at DRIVE completed their college field period at Cumming Nature Center during the month of January.  They participated in outdoor activities, completed maintenance projects, and created items in the woodshop.

Local lawmakers, Arc representatives meet to discuss increased funding for direct support wages

  • 16 December 2016
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Local lawmakers, Arc representatives meet to discuss increased funding for direct support wages
Assemblyman Chris Friend, left, Senator Tom O’Mara, Arc of Schuyler Executive Director Jeannette Frank, Arc of Chemung Executive Director Michael Doherty, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Arc of Yates Chief of Staff Mary Mansfield, and Arc of Steuben Executive Director Bernie Burns met to discuss the need for increased funding from the state to cover wage increases for direct support professionals
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Penn Yan, NY 14527

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