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, Branchport & 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.

 

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Recent News

Arc of Yates Welcomes Executive Director

Arc of Yates Welcomes Executive Director

The Arc of Yates Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Agency has entered into an agreement with Arc of Seneca Cayuga for the services of Executive Director, Mr. Allen Connely effective August 7th.  Board Chair Michele Howland noted "We are fortunate to bring Mr. Connely into the Arc of Yates community.  Our agreement with the Arc of Seneca Cayuga to share his vision and leadership is an ideal strategy to strengthen and broaden the scope of services we provide. "

 

Connely began his professional career in the international business arena where he held senior management roles for the Amway Corporation.  Having worked in over 20 countries, upon his return to the states Connely began his own company, supplying quality assurance inspection services to the automotive industry.  Prior to his current role he served as the Executive Vice President of Keystone Independence Management, a Pennsylvania based non-profit organization that offers management and leadership services to non-profit organizations.  While at Keystone he consistently demonstrated the ability to ensure sustainability of non-profit organizations as well as providing jobs for the people they support.  During his tenure at Arc of Seneca Cayuga he has proven to be a dynamic, innovative leader who demonstrates compassion for the individuals served by the Agency. 

 

As Executive Director, Mr. Connely will oversee 175+ employees who are committed to providing opportunities to persons with intellectual and development disabilities.  “I am very excited about being part of the Arc of Yates.  I look forward to getting to know everyone at the Arc and in the community” noted Connely.  The Board of Directors is confident that together with its dedicated staff, Mr. Connely will maintain and grow the excellence of the Agency’s service offerings.

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