Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Vacancy Announcement 12/23/2014 Individual Service Coordinator


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: INDIVIDUAL SERVICE COORDINATOR – REGULAR FULL-TIME
  
REPORTS TO: MSC MANAGER – JEN BATT
LOCATION: FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES – ARNOLD GREGORY COMPLEX - ALBION
DUTIES: UNDER MINIMUM SUPERVISION, REPRESENTS THE INTERESTS OF INDIVIDUALS AND/OR GUARDIANS IN BECOMING INFORMED, FREE, CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.  ASSESS, LINK AND REFER INDIVIDUALS TO SERVICES.  ADVOCATE, MONITOR AND FOLLOW UP TO ASSURE APPROPRIATENESS OF SERVICES IN THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelors or Masters Degree Preferred
One year of experience working with people with a developmental disability or one year experience as a service coordinator with any population, 1 year experience in case management activities, or a Masters degree in health or human services and no experience. Spanish and English speaking preferred.
Ability to facilitate teams, manage conflicts and assess need, deal with people at all organizational levels, good administrative, strong organization, problem solving and oral and written communication skills are required.  Pay attention to detail and time management skills.  Must have a valid NYS driver’s license.
STARTING RATE: GRADE 16 STEP 3 - $27,259/yr. or $13.11 PER HOUR
INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME BY 12/30/14 TO:
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPT.
THE ARC OF ORLEANS COUNTY
PO BOX 439
ALBION, NY 14411. 
e-mail:  cfox@arcoforleans.org  Fax:  (585) 589-5669
The Arc of Orleans County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted: 12/23/14

Monday, December 22, 2014

Please Share Your Stories on NYSARC's Online Advocacy Platform!


On Nov. 21, Gov. Cuomo vetoed four bills representing critical issues to people with developmental disabilities and their families. The vetoes were a disappointment but they represent a beginning rather than an ending. With the Governor’s budget proposal due the end of next month, the vetoes represent an opportunity. In response, NYSARC has partnered with its sister organizations that serve people with developmental disabilities statewide to reach out to the media, the public and, most importantly, connect with the Legislature and the Governor. There is an exploding crisis faced by families because New York State has effectively stopped developing new supports and services for people with developmental disabilities who are living at home with aging family members. 
 
NYSARC has created an online advocacy platform for emailing and petitioning Gov. Cuomo, emailing your Legislator, and sharing your stories in advance of the State Budget proposal expected to be finalized Jan. 27, 2015.  Please use the link below to share your story.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Happy Holidays From All of Us at The Arc!

 

The Board of Directors, staff, and individuals we serve
wish you a Joyous Holiday Season!


 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Arc of Orleans County’s Empowering Families Program December Workshop Schedule

The Arc of Orleans County’s
Empowering Families Program
December Workshop Schedule

Paving the Way
Transition Planning Basics

December 10, 2014    6:30—8:30 PM
December 18, 2014    10:00 AM—12:00 PM
This workshop will provide participants with the keys to effective planning
as they consider life after school. 
 
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Building Partnerships
December 16, 2014 6:30—8:30 PM
December 17, 2014   10:00 AM—12:00 PM
This workshop will provide participants with strategies to break communication barriers and key elements in relationships that work in building effective partnerships.

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Workshops will be held at:
122 Caroline Street, Albion, NY
Please call 589-1750 ext. 2236 to RSVP

Monday, December 1, 2014

Thank You Kenlou Foundation!


The Arc recently received a $5,500 grant to be utilized by our Vocational Department. The funding will be used to purchase training supplies to assist the people we serve with preparing for employment.

We are grateful to the Kenlou Foundation as they have been a strong supporter of The Arc of Orleans for well over a decade. In 2011, they were our Legacy of Love Leadership Award Recipient. This award is presented to an organization/foundation in recognition of their outstanding work on behalf of people with disabilities.

Thank you Kenlou for your support and generosity of the men, women, and children we serve!

Tomorrow is ROC THE DAY!

ROC The Day is December 2, 2014
 
 
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, The Arc of Orleans County, along with hundreds of other area not-for-profits, will once again participate in "ROC The Day", a day for our supporters - aka ROCstars - to give back by making a donation to an agency (or agencies) of their choosing. Last year, more than $780,574 was raised in the 24 hour time frame!

For more information and to see other participating organizations go to the ROC THE DAY website.  The Arc has two programs enrolled in the ROC THE DAY event - Meals on Wheels of Orleans County and Camp Rainbow. 

Don't forget to make a donation on December 2nd between midnight and 11:59 PM!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving From All of Us at The Arc!


Wishing you and yours a
plentiful and peaceful Thanksgiving. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Vacany Announcement-11/25/14 Information Technology Adminstrator

 VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION:  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR
REGULAR FULL TIME
REPORTS TO: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
LOCATION: 122 CAROLINE STREET, ALBION, NY
DUTIES: ASSIST INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER IN THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE; ALSO SUPPORT END USERS WITH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN THE OPERATION OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE, EQUIPMENT AND PERIPHERALS.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Required IT degree, 4-year preferred or equivalent, 2-year associates + 2 year experience, performing install and configuration of software/hardware, network administration and PC management. Must administer Microsoft AD, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, and Exchange 2010 and be familiar with LAN/WAN infrastructure and electronic security protections. VLANs, VoIP phones and web development a plus.
 MUST BE INDEPENDENT, ORGANIZED, CREATIVE, INSIGHTFUL, DETAIL ORIENTATED, PROBLEM SOLVER, WILLING TO WORK REQUIRED HOURS.  PERSON MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH PEOPLE AT ALL ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS.  VALID NYS LICENSE THAT MEETS AGENCY GUIDELINES IS REQUIRED AND ABLE TO LIFT UP TO 50 lbs. 
SALARY RANGE: GRADE 22 - $33,246-$39,936 Annual Base Rate
INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME BY:  12/15/14
TO:Carol Fox, Human Resources Manager
The Arc of Orleans County
122 Caroline Street
Albion, NY 14411
E-mail:  cfox@arcoforleans.org     Fax:  (585) 589-5669
The Arc Orleans County is an Equal Opportunity Employer Posted:  11/25/14

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tom Rivers Receives Award



(Darlene Golson, Community Relations Manager at The Arc
presents Certificate of Achievement to Tom Rivers)

Tom Rivers of The Orleans Hub receive a framed certificate for placing third in the photography category at NYSARC's Convention.  This is one of the awards that is voted on annually at NYSARC's Convention.

Tom won the award from a photograph he had printed on March 13th of 2014.  The subject matter of the photo and story was about The Arc's Self Advocates and how they were raising their profile in 2014.

Congratulations Tom on a great photo!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Only 8 More Days To Order - Yankee Candle Fundraiser

YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER

to benefit Rainbow Preschool

Sale ends November 13th!!


The Arc of Orleans County's Rainbow Preschool is holding a Yankee Candle Fundraiser!!  Rainbow Preschool will receive  a profit of 40% of the sales of all products sold. These beautiful candles and accessories are sure to please everyone!  Purchase something for yourself or as a gift for someone else...or both!! 

 
  Here's how you can purchase the items:

 
Check out the items available at Yankee Candle Fundraising.com and select what items you'd like to purchase. 

 
Next, contact The Arc's Community Relations Department at 585-589-5516 ext. 228 to place your order.  We must receive payment no later than Friday, November 13th for your order to be submitted to Yankee Candle.  You can pay by check (payable to The Arc of Orleans County), cash, or credit card. There are no taxes or shipping charges added. 

 
              OR  

 
Place your order on the website - Yankee Candle Fundraising.com .  If you do this, items will be taxed and shipped directly to you with a $5.99 shipping charge for orders under $100.  FREE shipping for orders of $100 or more.
 
To order online, make sure to enter the Group Number 990057582 in the "Start Shopping" section before you proceed.
 

If you have any questions, regarding the Yankee Candle Fundraiser, please contact Darlene Golson, Community Relations Manager, at 585-589-5516 ext. 228 or email at dgolson@arcoforleans.org. 

Thank you for your continued support of The Arc of Orleans County, Rainbow Preschool, and all our programs.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Our Ability's 2014 Journey Along the Canal!

Check out the 2014 Journey Along the Erie Canal
 
John Robinson, CEO of Our Ability, fellow staff, friends and family journied along the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany once again in 2014.  They stopped in Albion on July 1, 2014.  Check out the link below to see their whole journey.
 
   (Arriving in Albion)
(John speaking to the crowd)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Help Stop the Closure of Sheltered Work Environments!

Stop the Closure of Sheltered Work Environments in New York State

Once again, programs and services for some of our most vulnerable citizens are on the chopping block. This time, New York State is looking to take away an important vocational option for individuals that require greater structure, supervision and individualization for vocational and pre-vocational training due to funding cuts.

We all strive for all people with developmental disabilities to live and work in the most inclusive and least restrictive environments. For many people with more severe and profound developmental disabilities, the pre-vocational, sheltered work environment is an important stepping stone to develop the skills that are needed for employment in the competitive work environment. Without this type of program, many people with developmental disabilities will have nowhere to go and nothing to fill their days.

If this option is taken away, we need to ask WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE THE 8,000 INDIVIDUALS WHO CURRENTLY WORK IN EMPLOYMENT CENTERS THROUGHOUT NEW YORK STATE - yes, actual employment centers - not segregated sweat shops, the vision of which uninformed individuals have developed.

We were told that this transformation will cost the state MORE money.

You will hear that "options" are being developed to transform these individuals out of workshops - Pathway to Employment, Community Habilitation, Volunteerism - NONE of these options provide a consistent, long term paid position for the individuals we serve in our employment centers. NONE of them provide the opportunity for some of the most challenged individuals to engage in a daily routine of getting up each day, traveling to work, engaging in constructive employment, socializing with friends, and MAKING A PAYCHECK, which makes the individuals we serve feel valued and INTEGRATED into the community.

We strongly recommend that legislative action be taken to PREVENT CLOSURES OF SHELTERED WORKSHOPS. Why create a more costly and ineffective system that uses more tax dollars to reap less benefit?

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THESE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE HAPPY AND GAINFULLY EMPLOYED. SIGN BROOME-TIOGA'S CHAPTER PETITION TODAY:
Please go to http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-the-closure-of-sheltered-work-environments to sign their petition.

Vacancy Announcement 10/21/14 Administrative Assistant

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – REGULAR FULL TIME
REPORTS TO: CAROLE MITCHELL – EXECUTIVE SECRETARY                                                                                                
LOCATION: A&O, CAROLINE ST, ALBION
DUTIES: PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE A & O TEAM TO INCLUDE ROUTINE PAPERWORK AS REQUIRED.  ANSWERING & DIRECTING PHONE CALLS. PREPARING REPORTS, MAINTAINING RECORDS AND FILES AND OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED. 
QUALIFICATIONS: WORKING LEVEL KNOWLEDGE OF TYPING, KEYBOARDING AND SECRETARIAL PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES AND IN THE USE OF PERSONAL COMPUTER; EFFICIENT WITH MICROSOFT WORD & EXCEL. A KNOWLEDGE OF THE GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND SPELLING OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARE REQUIRED. 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE PERFORMING SECRETARIAL DUITES OR AN AAS DEGREE SECRETARIAL SCIENCE + ONE YEAR EXPERIENCE ARE REQUIRED.  GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS, HIGHLY ORGANIZED, ATTENTION TO DETAIL. 
STARTING RATE: GRADE 7, STEP 1 - $8.92/HR.
Interested candidates should submit a resume by October 28, 2014 to:
HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT
ATTN: Carol Fox
122 Caroline Street
P.O. Box 439
Albion, NY 14411
e-mail:  cfox@arcoforleans.org  Fax: 585 - 589 - 5669
Posted:  10/21/14
THE ARC OF ORLEANS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE


JOB FAIR FOR THE ARC OF ORLEANS COUNTY

When: Friday, October 24, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: At the Orleans Center for Workforce Development
NYS Dept of Labor
458 West Ave
Albion NY  14411
 
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  Have a positive impact on the lives of others, experience personal growth and satisfaction in a community of caring people working as a team to help people with developmental disabilities achieve their goals. 
 
Full-time/part-time positions as a Direct Support Professional for our Community Living Department and/or Vocational Services Department. Flexible hours, day, evening, overnight, weekends & holidays. 
 
Good math & writing skills.  Must have a valid NYS driver’s license.  Experience not required and extensive training is provided.  Must be willing to work various hours to include evenings, weekends, overnights & holidays. Must be able to lift, push and pull 40 lbs and must be capable of completing SCIP, CPR, First Aide and other trainings as required.

STARTING RATE:  Grade 7DC, STEP 1 - $9.28 per hour.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vacancy Announcement 10/14/14 Information Technology Administrator

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR
REGULAR FULL TIME
REPORTS TO: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
LOCATION: 122 CAROLINE STREET, ALBION, NY
DUTIES: ASSIST INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER IN THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE; ALSO SUPPORT END USERS WITH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN THE OPERATION OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE, EQUIPMENT AND PERIPHERALS.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 Required IT degree, 4-year preferred or equivalent, 2-year associates + 2 year experience, performing install and configuration of software/hardware, network administration and PC management. Must administer Microsoft AD, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, and Exchange 2010 and be familiar with LAN/WAN infrastructure and electronic security protections. VLANs, VoIP phones and web development a plus.
 MUST BE INDEPENDENT, ORGANIZED, CREATIVE, INSIGHTFUL, DETAIL ORIENTATED, PROBLEM SOLVER, WILLING TO WORK REQUIRED HOURS.  PERSON MUST BE ABLE TO WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH PEOPLE AT ALL ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS.  VALID NYS LICENSE THAT MEETS AGENCY GUIDELINES IS REQUIRED AND ABLE TO LIFT UP TO 50 lbs. 
SALARY RANGE: GRADE 22 - $33,246-$39,936 Annual Base Rate
INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME BY:  10/21/14
TO:Carol Fox, Human Resources Manager
The Arc of Orleans County
122 Caroline Street
Albion, NY 14411
E-mail:  cfox@arcoforleans.org   Fax:  (585) 589-5669

The Arc Orleans County is an Equal Opportunity Employer Posted:  10/14/14

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Are You Ready to Lose Weight? You're Invited to an Open House for Weight Watchers at Work



It's Back to YOU Season!
Feel great about the choices you make
Find out how at our next Weight Watchers Open House
 
Benefits include:
  • At Work meetings offered at The Arc of Orleans County with private weigh-ins
  • Support from an experienced Leader who has lost weight with Weight Watchers
  • Free access to eTools, our Internet weight-loss companion
  • Lots of inspiration, motivation, and group support
Registration will be available (most major credit cards and personal checks are accepted).
 
Our Next Weight Watchers Open House will be:
 
DATE:             Tuesday, October 14, 2014
TIME:              3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
LOCATION:  The Arc of Orleans County
                         122 Caroline Street, Albion, NY
CONTACT:    Darlene Golson at dgolson@arcoforleans.org    (please put "WW at Work" in subject line) or call at 585-589-5516 ext. 228.

*Open House does not include Program Materials or weigh-in.
 
*At Work Meeting Series: Available in participating areas only. Pre-payment required and further restrictions may apply.  Minimum enrollment and participation required to start and maintain At Work meeting.
 
*eTools available to those who have pre-purchased an At Work Meeting Series at the start of the meeting series. Such members will get a subscription for either 14 weeks or 19 weeks of free eTools; the length of free eTools subscription is dependent on the length of the At Work Meeting Series available at the company.  Free eTools subscription offer not available for local Weight Watchers meetings or online subscriptions.  Your eTools subscription will automatically renew each month at standard rate (currently $18.95, which is subject to change) per month, unless you cancel before the end of the 14 weeks or 19 weeks subscription to eTools.  Visit www.weightwatchers.com/cancel for instructions on how to cancel. Subscription is not transferable.
 



 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Day Habilitation Group Visits Corning Glass Center


On Thursday September 25th 2014 the Day Habilitation Program went on a Day Trip to the Corning Glass Center.   The group did several fundraisers including a Duck Race sponsored by Wildwood Lake KOA campground in Medina.   They also received a donation from NYSCOPBA local sector Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion NY and NYSARC Trust Recreation Grant funds were utilized to ensure this trip took place. This was a great opportunity for the folks in the program.   They enjoyed a glass making class and all were able to make a glass flower to take home.   This opportunity will be remembered and talked about for years to come. 
 (Jim Kingdollar using tweezers to shape the glass into a flower.)
(Tyler Heuer making the stem on his flower.)
 
(Marion Wickham and Nicole Tuohey rolling the glass
to cool it down before adding color.)
 
(Jason McCoy and Dane Ritter crimping glass into a flower.)

    Group Photo of Finished Product
Everyone was so pleased and excited over their flowers…
(Photo of the duck race held at Wildwood Lake KOA)
 

 

 

 

                          

AT&T Supports Arc's Mission and Those Served by The Agency

(Kurt delivering for Meals on Wheels)

AT&T has been very supportive of The Arc of Orleans County for many years and 2014 marked the fifth year that the organization has received a generous contribution from the company to assist the organization in its mission of ensuring that people with disabilities and their families have the opportunity to pursue their desired quality of life.  Over the past five years AT&T has contributed $74,000.

In February of 2014, The Arc of Orleans County received $16,000 for the Family Support Transitioning program, marking the fourth year that we have received a contribution from AT&T to support this important program.  The purpose of the contribution is to support the Transitioning into Adulthood program that helps individuals with disabilities successfully transition from school to the workforce.  It has given the program the ability to purchase many resources that are used on a daily basis to assist the people we serve into a successful transition. 

The support for The Arc of Orleans County is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s $350 million commitment to education. With more than 1 million students impacted since its launch in 2008, Aspire is one of the nation’s largest corporate commitments focused on helping more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. 

Kurt Hoffman is one of the individuals we serve who has been helped immensely by this funding.  The resources provided by AT&T’s generous contribution assisted us in working with Kurt’s Circle of Support in the development of a comprehensive Person Centered Plan while he was in school.  This process led to obtaining a service plan designed specifically for Hoffman that would support him in addressing his needs and give him the opportunity to work on the outcomes him and his family desire for his life.

Hoffman has had many great outcomes over the last several years.  He successfully transitioned from school into the community and into the workforce.  He is making a difference in the community by volunteering his time at various organizations and businesses. Hoffman is also employed at Save-A-Lot.

Hoffman has been able to maintain existing relationships from school that are important to him as well as made new friendships in his community.  Hoffman has truly become a successful member of his community and has reached many of his desired outcomes. In April 2014, he received the 2013 Arc of Orleans Community Service Award in recognition of his outstanding volunteer participation and contributions to the community. 

Hoffman’s ability to overcome difficulties along with a willing spirit and positive attitude has enabled him to make valuable contributions to the community, foster community integration, and broader support from the community.  People with disabilities encounter many different forms of attitudinal barriers.  Hoffman is an Ambassador to show that those with differing abilities have valuable talents, skills, and enthusiasm to contribute to the betterment of their communities.  Hoffman’s helping hands; winning smile and warm nature have changed perceptions that people with differing abilities can be service providers, and are not just the recipients of service.


We are truly grateful to the AT&T for their continued support.  Hoffman is a glowing example of how their support has made an important impact on an individual and on a community.


 
(Kurt working at Save-A-Lot)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Vacancy Announcement 10/01/14 Transition Specialist/Trainer

ACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: TRANSITION SPECIALIST/TRAINER – PART-TIME  II –  20 HRS./WK. 
REPORTS TO:EMPOWERING FAMILIES PROJECT COORDINATOR – IDA CALDWELL
LOCATION:FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES – ALBION, NY
DUTIES: PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, THEIR FAMILES, PRFOESSIONALS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN STUDENT TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO ADULTHOOD EXPERIENCES.  PLANNING, COORDINATING AND CONDUCTING TRAINING ON DISABILITY RELATED TOPICS IS ALSO REQUIRED.
QUALIFICATIONS: College level knowledge of services for people with disabilities, typically acquired through the attainment of an AAS in Human Services. Knowledge of Person Center Planning, program development, service delivery and training techniques. Three years experience working with individuals with disabilities.  Good oral and written communication skills.  Must possess a valid NYS Driver’s License.
STARTING WAGE:  GRADE 14 DC - $11.68/HR.
INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME TO HUMAN RESOURCES
BY:  10/07/14 TO:
Carol Fox, Human Resources Manager
The Arc of Orleans County
122 Caroline Street
Albion, NY  14411
EMAIL:  cfox@arcoforleans.org   FAX:  585-589-5669
The Arc of Orleans is an equal opportunity employer.
DATE POSTED:   9/30/14

Vacancy Announcement 10/01/14 Educational Advocate

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION:EDUCATIONAL ADVOCATE – PART-TIME  I –  30 HRS./WK. 
REPORTS TO: EMPOWERING FAMILIES PROJECT COORDINATOR – IDA CALDWELL
LOCATION: FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES – ALBION, NY
DUTIES: PROVIDE DIRECT ADVOCACY SERVICES AND INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES
QUALIFICATIONS: College level knowledge of services for people with disabilities and their families, typically acquired through an AAS in Human Services. Two years experience working with individuals with disabilities.  Good oral and written communication skills.  Must possess a valid NYS Driver’s License.
STARTING WAGE:  GRADE 9 DC - $9.96/HR.
INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME TO HUMAN RESOURCES
BY:  10/07/14 TO:
Carol Fox, Human Resources Manager
The Arc of Orleans County
122 Caroline Street
Albion, NY  14411
EMAIL:  cfox@arcoforleans.org   FAX:  585-589-5669
The Arc of Orleans is an equal opportunity employer.
DATE POSTED:   9/30/14

Monday, September 29, 2014

Vacancy Announcement 9/29/14 Kitchen Aide

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION:NUTRIFAIR/MEALS ON WHEELS KITCHEN AIDE
PTI 32.5 HRS/WK
REPORTS TO:VICKI HAVHOLM-NUTRITION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
LOCATION:ACADEMY ST, ALBION
DUTIES: ASSIST IN FOOD AND BAKING PREPARATION, PACKAGING, STORAGE AND DIET MODIFICATIONS. ALSO ASSIST WITH MENU MAINTENANCE.
QUALIFICATIONS: HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA/GED PREFERRED.  EXPERIENCE IN FOOD PREPARATION AND DIET MODIFICATION PREFERRED. ABILITY TO FOLLOW RECIPES AND DIET INSTRUCTION.  ABILITY TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE AT ALL ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS.  ABILITY TO LIFT UP TO 40 LBS. 
STARTING SALARY: GRADE 4 STEP 1 - $8.04/HR
INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME BY 10/6/14: 
TO:Carol Fox
Human Resources Manager
The Arc of Orleans County
122 Caroline Street
Albion, NY 14411
FAX: 585-589-5669 EMAIL:  cfox@arcoforleans.org
The Arc Orleans County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted:  9/29/14

Friday, September 26, 2014

Support Arc of Orleans Through AmazonSmile

 
Support The Arc of Orleans County through AmazonSmile
and we earn .5% of your purchase price on all eligible items!
 
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
 
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
 
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. When searching for Arc of Orleans for your charitable organization, simply type in Orleans County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc. and save us as your charity.
 
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
 
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, wish list, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
 
How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.
 
With the holiday season approaching, now is the perfect time to add The Arc of Orleans County as your charitable organization at AmazonSmile. You help Arc of Orleans simply by shopping! Please share this information with your family and friends. Thank you for your continued support of our Agency!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nicole Tuohey's Mission to End Alzheimer's Disease


When you think of Alzheimer's Disease what do you think of?

 

When Nicole Tuohey thinks Alzheimer’s Disease she thinks of her Gramma and Grampa Bradley, who sadly both received their Angels Wings due to Alzheimer's Disease. Nicole, like so many others, thinks of her caring loving Gramma fading away. A Gramma who once sewed, played, golfed, did crafts, drove a car, made the best potato salad, and always had a supply of Kit Kats and Smarties for her 7 grandchildren faded into a Gramma who no longer knew even her own children or grandchildren.

In 2007, Nicole started walking in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Medina, NY. In 2010, Nicole wanted to do more than just walk. With the help of her family, she started Elephant Links to help raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. Nicole with the help of her family prints the Elephant Links and sells them for $1 each. She cuts each link and writes the name of the person who purchases them on each link. She then adds the link to the chain. This year Nicole sold over 1,000 links!!

Nicole annually starts the walk by cutting the Elephant Links she has sold.  The money raised from the Elephant Links is used for research, care of Alzheimer patients, and Support Groups for family members.

The Alzheimer’s Walk in Medina took place on September 6th and started with Nicole holding the Elephant Links in front of the walkers.  She cut the links and the walkers were on their way around the canal. The Alzheimer’s Walk in Medina is held in September annually with a basket raffle at the end of the walk, with treats for the walkers as well.

The Arc of Orleans County’s Day Habilitation program also made purple bracelets that Nicole sold on the day of the walk.  Over $90 was raised through the bracelet sale and the funds were donated directly to the Alzheimer’s Association.

To learn more about the walks in your area or information on Alzheimer’s or Dementia, please go to www.alz.org. Please join Nicole in the effort to put an end to Alzheimer's Disease.

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vacancy Announcement 9/23/14 Teacher Aide

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
3 POSITIONS
POSITION: TEACHER AIDE/1:1 AIDE– PART TIME II
15 HRS/WK MON-FRI  8:30-11:30 MON-FRI
REPORTS TO: SHARI PERZIA - MANAGING TEACHER
LOCATION: RAINBOW PRESCHOOL -  BATAVIA SITE
DUTIES: Under moderate supervision, assists in the planning and implementation of activities for young children in a classroom setting.  Is directly responsible to the classroom teacher. 
QUALIFICATIONS: Related work experience preferred.  Ability to deal with people at all organizational levels, especially young children; and good administrative, planning, organizational and oral & written communications skills are required.  Ability to follow specific instructions, lift and carry 40 pounds in order to carry children and equipment.  Works well independently, as well as in a team atmosphere.  Must be a team player.
STARTING RATE: Grade 4 - $8.04 per hour.
Interested candidates should submit a resume by 9/30/14 to:
Carol S. Fox
Human Resource Manager
122 Caroline Street
Albion, NY  14411
E-MAIL:  cfox@arcoforleans.org  FAX:  (585) 589 - 5669
The Arc of Orleans County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted 9/23/14

Vacancy Announcement 9/23/14 Physical Therapist

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: PHYSICAL THERAPIST  PART TIME I-25-30 HRS/WK
LOCATION:  RAINBOW PRESCHOOL –GENESEE COUNTY
Duties: Plans, organizes, directs and controls a program directed at the design and implementation of individual physical therapy sessions for each child that are adaptable to home and classroom use.
Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy.  NYS Physical Therapist license.  Three (3) years experience performing physical therapy in early childhood preferred.  Must have good administrative, interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with people at all organizational levels; an aptitude for directing and motivating people is required.  Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST - $35,700 Annual Base Rate    $22.67/Hour plus $40 for graduate credit hours up to 36.
Interested candidates should submit a resume by 9/30/14 to:
TO: Carol Fox
Human Resources Manager
The Arc of Orleans County
122 Caroline Street
Albion, NY 14411
E-MAIL ADDRESS:   cfox@arcoforleans.org              FAX # (585) 589-5669
The Arc of Orleans County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted: 9/23/14

Vacancy Announcement 9/23/14 COTA or Occupational Therapist

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION:   COTA OR OT PART TIME  APPROXIMATELY 20-25 HR/WK 
REPORTS TO:  KELLY GIFALDI - OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST 
LOCATION:  RAINBOW PRESCHOOL - BATAVIA
DUTIES: Provides occupational therapy services within guidelines of NYS & AOTA, based on goals determined by a registered occupational therapist.  Writes progress reports and communicates regularly with teachers & parents.
QUALIFICATIONS: NYS CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION OR OT,  PHYSICALLY ABLE TO LIFT AND CARRY 40 POUNDS IN ORDER TO CARRY CHILDREN & EQUIPMENT.
STARTING SALARY:  GRADE 21 - $15.37/HR FOR COTA
    OT STEP 1-$22.67
Interested candidates should submit a resume by 9/30/14 to:
Human Resources Office
The Arc of Orleans County
P.O. Box 439
Albion, NY  14411
e-mail:  cfox@arcoforleans.org   Fax:  (585) 589-5669
THE ARC OF ORLEANS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Posted:  9/23/14

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pool Fence Completed at Camp Rainbow!


 
Thanks to the Orleans County Foundation, the J.M. McDonald Foundation as well as the George W. Hagerman Estate, we have a brand new fence around the pool at Camp Rainbow!  Camp is a five week summer day camp  located at 2272 Townline Road in Lyndonville, NY and is The Arc of Orleans County’s oldest program; turning 45 next year. 

We had been looking for funding for this project for several years and it all came together in 2014.  The American Fence Company from Tonawanda did a great job ensuring that we met all code requirements as well as making it look beautiful.

We are truly grateful to the community residents, businesses, and foundations that support Camp Rainbow.  We couldn’t run this program without your support and generosity.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Join Us for Meals On Wheels Ham Loaf Dinner

Meals On Wheels
 
Ham Loaf Dinner Fundraiser
 
Thursday, October 2nd
4:30 - 7:00 PM
 
16 East Academy Street, Albion
(southside door)
 
Dinner Tickets: $8.50 each
Take outs available or eat in 
also... 
50/50 Raffle Drawing
Tickets are: $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00
 
We hope you can join us!
 
All Proceeds Benefit The Arc of Orleans County's
Nutri-Fair/Meals on Wheels Program
which is run in partnership with Office for the Aging

We'd Like to Thank You!

On behalf of The Arc of Orleans County,  thank you to all the donors and sponsors for supporting our First Annual Legacy of Love Arc Endowment Basket Raffle.  Due to your generosity, we raised a profit of over $3,000, had 139 items/baskets donated, 24 sponsorships, and 115 attended!

Thank you to all the awesome volunteers for your time and dedication to The Arc as well as to all the staff members of The Arc that helped as well.

We are truly blessed to work in such a wonderful community!

Mark your calendars for next year.  Our Second Annual Legacy of Love Arc Endowment Basket Raffle will be held September 12th, 2015 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, with a special sneak preview, Friday, September 11th.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Self Advocates Holding Car Wash This Friday

 
Self Advocacy All-Stars
CAR WASH
This Friday, September 19th
 4 - 7 PM

at Save-A-Lot parking lot
West Avenue, Albion

Donations only

Vacancy Announcement 9/16/14 Self Determination Asst/Life Coach

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION:SELF DETERMINATION ASSISTANT/LIFE COACH
PART TIME CATEGORY II – UP TO 17 HOURS PER WEEK
REPORTS TO:PERSON WE SERVE AND GUARDIAN
LOCATION:ADDRESS OF RESIDENCE
DUTIES: Provide support and assistance for participation in inclusive community activities and in independent living skills.  Hours to vary based on needs of person served.  Must have valid NYS driver’s license and meet agency guidelines.
QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE OF INFORMATION AND TECHNIQUES REQUIRED TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTION, SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE IN COMMUNITY INTEGRATION AND VOLUNTEER PLACEMENTS AND IN INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS.  ABILITY TO BE AWARE AND UNDERSTAND REACTIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE. ABILITY TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY, GOOD COMMUNICATION, WRITTEN & ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS ARE REQUIRED. MUST HAVE A VALID NYS DRIVERS LICENSE AND MUST MEET THE AGENCY MOTOR VEHICLE GUIDELINES.  MUST ALSO BE ABLE TO MEET CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS AND ALL REQUIRED TRAINING.
STARTING RATE: $12.00 PER HOUR
Interested Candidates should submit a resume by 9/23/14 to:
Carol S. Fox
Human Resources Office
The Arc of Orleans County
P.O. Box 439
Albion, NY  14411
e-mail:  cfox@arcoforleans.org     Fax:  (585) 589-5669
The Arc of Orleans County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted:  9/16/14

Monday, September 15, 2014

Thank You United Way "Day of Caring" Volunteers



The Arc of Orleans County is truly grateful for the many volunteers who helped at our sites during the United Way "Day of Caring."  Volunteers from both Baxter and CRFS did a tremendous job painting, gardening, and doing other chores at our many sites: Camp Rainbow; Marshall Road, Stork Street, and Hamilton Street residences; and Academy Street Day Habilitation.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of you who volunteered and to Baxter and CRFS for allowing us to "borrow" your staff for the day!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thank You Donors of The Arc's Upcoming Basket Raffle

**SAVE THE DATE**
WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2014
10:00 AM TO 1:30 PM
WHERE: THE ARC'S NUTRITION PROGRAM
16 EAST ACADEMY STREET, SOUTH DOOR
ALBION, NY
 
Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting the upcoming basket raffle!
 
Lake Country Pennysaver
 
Thank you to the following basket/certificate donors!
 
Advanced Auto Parts of Albion
Albion Burger King
Castilone Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Cobblestone Country Federal Credit Union
David & Melissa Cotter
Faith Alliance Church
Louise Henderson, Cherrie Ashberry, Alice Mathes
Lake Country PennysaverLei-Ti Campgrounds & Recreational Community
Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Millennium Roads, LLC - Lynne Johnson
Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.
PF Sports
Sam's Club-Greece
The Bread Basket
Toshiba Business Solutions

Thank you all for your support and generosity!
 
We are also selling tickets in advance for a $250 VISA Card and Money Tree with a total of $250 in cash and lottery tickets on it.  Tickets are $5.00 each and are available at our office at 122 Caroline Street in Albion.  You do not need to be present to win.
 
For information on this event, please feel free to contact Darlene M. Golson at dgolson@arcoforleans.org or 585-589-5516 ext. 228.