Arc Associates

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Vocational

Programs: Not just a Job, a Career

A career is a key part of a fulfilling life, so we make sure people with developmental disabilities have access to one:

  • We start with a complete vocational assessment, to discover a person’s skills and interests, and how to match the two.
  • We operate five businesses to offer the full gamut of workplace environments, job skills and professional development, all with the close oversight and guidance of our expert supervisors.
  • We extend their success with a job-matching service, where employers will be matched with Arc of Steuben workers for employment in the community, yet with Arc of Steuben support.

 

Steuben Employment Service

Steuben Employment Service works closely with ACCES-VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation) to match workers with developmental disabilities to appropriate employers in the community. Our employment specialists help individuals create a resume, conduct an interview and land a job. After that, we provide job coaching to teach on-the-job skills and give support with work-related issues. We have offices in Corning, Bath and Hornell.



The Arc of Steuben’s Businesses:

We have four businesses that teach job skills essential to employment in a community setting:

Steuben Janitorial Service -– Custodial skills are taught through actual work experience in community sites under the supervision of a crew supervisor.

Food Service  -- Individuals are taught food preparation, dish washing, busing, order taking and cashiering at the Arc Café, our in-house restaurant and coffeehouse.

Screen Printing and Embroidery -- Training in screen printing, bindery operations, and embroidery are available at our Industrial Park site.

Industrial Solutions -- Light assembly, packaging, and shipping/receiving training are taught at one of our two plants at the Bath Industrial Park. We also can take work teams to our customers' sites to perform contracted work.