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

Support the Arc of Yates with everything you purchase on Amazon.com

The Arc of Yates now has an Amazon Smile account, giving the organization a donation for every purchase made on the online shopping website.

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The Arc of Yates is excited to announce that  the agency has been approved for an Amazon Smile account.  

Arc of Yates hosts Kid's Day to showcase agency to school-aged children

Children of Arc of Yates employees had the opportunity to tour the facility and learn what their parents do

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Arc of Yates hosts Kid's Day to showcase agency to school-aged children

“What does my mom or dad do all day long when they’re at work?” 

That was the question that 33 children of Arc of Yates employees learned the answer to yesterday during “Kid’s Day.”  The day-long program offered children a look into the inner workings of the Agency as they toured the facilities, completed sensitivity activities, and shared lunch with the individuals in the Vocational Education program. 

Keuka Lake School celebrates Dr. Seuss Birthday

Students welcomed guest readers and the Cat in the Hat into their classrooms

  • 31 March 2016
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Keuka Lake School celebrates Dr. Seuss Birthday
Students at Keuka Lake School celebrated the “Cat in the Hat” author’s birthday on Wednesday with storybook readings from special guests, a visit from the Cat in the Hat, and sampling Green Eggs and Ham.

Letter from the President and CEO

Daniele Lyman

  • 23 March 2016
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Daniele LymanMarch is a busy month for the Arc of Yates as we celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, launch our 2016 Membership Campaign, and plan for a busy summer of fundraising events.

 

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, celebrated across the country in March, is a valuable reminder that people with disabilities are valuable, contributing members of our community who have much to offer and a desire to participate.

DRIVE ends expriential learning period at Cumming Nature Center with special event and tour

The students of DRIVE spent the month of January volunteering at the South Bristol nature center

  • 23 March 2016
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While many of their fellow Keuka College classmates traveled home for winter break, participants in the D.R.I.V.E. Program moved their experiential learning 45-minutes away to Cumming Nature Center.  The South Bristol nature center played host to the 26 students who participated in classes, volunteered at the welcome desk, and completed maintenance and small-scale construction projects.
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