Employment Services

The Arc of Rensselaer County supports people with intellectual disabilities in becoming engaged, employed citizens of their communities. Since 1986, our employment services have focused on finding the right job to fit a person's individual skills and abilities, interests, passions, community connections and personal resources.

Initial employment supports include getting to know the person, assessing job skills, exploring career options, performing job development and placement as funded by ACCES-VR, a division of the New York State Education Department.

Once stabilzed in a job, long term, follow along supports increases a person's employment sustainability and works to advance their careers. Benefits counseling is provided to insure that people are receiving the government supports to which they are entitled.

Our employment staff strive to form a partnership with the person, their family and the employer to help develop rewarding careers that enable people with disabilities to become contributing, tax paying, valued members of their communities.

 

Testimonials and Success Stories

My favorite part about working at The Arc is the welcoming and laid back atmosphere. I very much enjoy the closeness everyone shares. People here are real, honest, and working for the right reasons. I have made a lot of good memories and good friends here. I have received smiles, hugs, and laughter from people at The Arc. I also met my wife here, so that was nice.

I believe it is very important that people show up, do the work, and keep pushing forward with both small changes and large scale systematic changes. The world needs open hearts and open minds to keep growing. The Arc is a place where those open hearts and open minds will be valued and put to work.

–Kyle Bartlett, Innovation and Design Specialist
The Arc of Rensselaer County

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