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:

Five Star Bank, Keuka College, Marks' Pizzeria, Morgan's Grocery, Penn Yan Central School District, Second Milo Church,  Walgreens, Coach & Equipment, Bracnhport & Keuka Park Fire Departments, NYSEG, Town of Barrington, Our Town Rocks, St. Mark's Terrace, the Department of Transportation 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 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 is available to businesses 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 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 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): provides up to 18 months of a 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.

 

Contact Us Today.

Recent News

April is Autism Awareness Month

Guest Speaker: Nicholas Courgi

April is Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Arc of Yates will be hosting a series of presentations every Tuesday during the month of April.

The final session will feature guest speaker Nicholas Courgi, a graduate of Onondaga Community College, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. This session will be held on Tuesday April 24th at 240 Powell Lane from 6:00pm-7:30pm and is free to attend. 

April is Autism Awareness Month

Make It and Take It

April is Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Arc of Yates will be hosting a series of presentations every Tuesday during the month of April.

The third session entitled "Make It and Take It" will be held on April 17th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at 240 Powell Lane.

Announcing the 3rd Annual Duck Race

Announcing the 3rd Annual Duck Race
The 3rd Annual Duck Race is quickly approaching!  Scheduled for Friday, June 15th, this year’s race will kick off with a family fundraising event at Lake Street Park from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  The event, held in partnership with Yates County Chamber of Commerce’s Cruisn Night, will host a DJ, face painter, games and kid friendly fare. 

Kid's Day at the Arc of Yates

Kid's Day at the Arc of Yates
On April 5, 2018 twenty children took a day out of their Spring Break and visited the Arc of Yates facilities, learning about the Agency’s mission and the important work their parents do on a daily basis. The 3rd Annual event included tours of Keuka Lake School, The Print Shop and the Agency’s program facility.

April is Autism Awareness Month

"Help Me"

April is Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, the Arc of Yates will be hosting a series of presentations every Tuesday during the month of April.

The second session entitled "Help Me" will be held on April 10th from 6:30pm-7:30pm at 240 Powell Lane.

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Penn Yan, NY 14527

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