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 Celebrates Direct Support Professional Week

National DSP Recognition Week

  • 13 September 2017
  • Author: Tony
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Arc of Yates Celebrates Direct Support Professional Week
A very special week for a very special group of employees here at The Arc of Yates.

Golisano Foundation Generosity

KLS Recieves Funds

  • 11 September 2017
  • Author: Tony
  • Number of views: 190
Golisano Foundation Generosity
A grant has been gifted to The Arc of Yates to help with the costs of Keuka Lake School's construction.

Grant Recieved

  • 9 August 2017
  • Author: Tony
  • Number of views: 545
Grant Recieved
The Arc of Yates was awarded a grant by NYSARC to help fund the recreation programs that we provide to the individuals that we support.

Annual Donor Reception

  • 8 August 2017
  • Author: Tony
  • Number of views: 522
Annual Donor Reception
A reception was held for Arc of Yates donors on July 18, 2017 at The Center for Lifelong Learning.  Donors were recognized for their contributions that allowed for the new green space behind The Center.  

Arc of Yates hosts Annual Meeting, recognizes outstanding individuals and community support

  • 27 June 2017
  • Author: Anonym
  • Number of views: 1151
Arc of Yates hosts Annual Meeting, recognizes outstanding individuals and community support
Penn Yan, NY (June 27, 2017)-  The Arc of Yates hosted its Annual Dinner and Meeting on Tuesday night at Lakeside Country Club, recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding individuals, community partners, and board members. 

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Our Location

235 North Avenue 
Penn Yan, NY 14527

 (315) 536-7447