Staff Communication

Staff Communication

Welcome to the Staff Communication page. Thank you for the work you do every day!

Awardees Honored at Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

What a spectacular evening we had celebrating at our annual awards dinner which included board elections and recognition of community partners, staff, and people that we support. Many thanks to our friend Jamie Costello who emceed along with our Board President Erik Daly and CEO Kathleen Durkin.

We were truly inspired by the room filled with passionate changemakers!   Our guests heard incredible stories about the amazing work our staff, board, people we support, and community partners are doing to create a more inclusive Baltimore.

We were especially honored to recognize those who have championed The Arc Baltimore's mission, to celebrate our incoming Board President, Tiana Wynn who received the gavel from our outgoing President, Erik Daly! Please help us continue to celebrate our awardees’ achievements.

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Spring/Summer Mandatory Arc Vehicle Inspection Days

4/1/24

As usual, there will be a week of Arc owned vehicle inspections in May.

As always,  if possible, the primary driver of the vehicle should be the person to bring it on the assigned inspection day. It makes things flow a lot easier when this happens as they know the vehicle and the locations of all the important stuff. (Registration, gas card, safety items, etc…)

So here are the assigned days to attend.

Community Living:

Vehicles at homes under Director Tracy Scarlett – Monday May 13th

Vehicles at homes under Director Arista Williams – Tuesday May 14th

Vehicles at homes under Director Nasasha Parker- Wednesday May 15th

Janitorial:

Special instructions, I will reach out to you at a later date.

Day Centers:

All locations (Seton, 7215, Dundalk and Homeland) – Thursday May 16th

Landscape, Policing, and Building Maintenance:

Friday May 17th

Location: Seton Vehicle Repair Shop – 6151 Metro Drive, Baltimore MD 21215

Hours of operation: Very Important! 7:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday thru Thursday and Friday 7:30 to 12pm. We won’t inspect any vehicles arriving after 2:30pm (no exceptions) Also please don’t come at lunchtime 12:00 to 12:30 as the shop will close promptly at 12:00 and open at 12:30 So, if you are in line at 12:00 to come into the shop for inspection you will need to wait until 12:30 or later to get inspected.

Appointments: No , Please don’t ask for one, we are unable to accommodate appointment times

How long does it take: about 15 to 20 mins to complete once you come into the shop. Wait time outside can vary depending on how long the line is.

Preparation: there will be a staff member outside to get you ready before your entry into the shop for inspection.

All personal items should be removed from the vehicle as The Arc isn’t responsible for any missing, damaged or lost items.

The vehicle should be clean inside and out.

You should also be aware that between now and your actual inspection date if your vehicle is in the Seton shop it is possible that it could be inspected then if we have the time to do so.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend on your assigned day. If there is an issue with the day that has been assigned please contact Melody Sengebush or Rob Pearson. (our phone #’s are in the Crash Book)

Awardees Announced | Tickets Now Available

3/25/24

Tickets are now available for the Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner. Please join us as we celebrate the many staff members, people with disabilities whom we support, and community partners who have given so much of themselves to The Arc's mission and deserve recognition.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels - Pikesville
1726 Reisterstown Rd | Pikesville, MD 21208

6:00 PM - Served dinner and drinks
7:30 PM - Annual Meeting & Awards Program

Tickets:

$25 per person - staff, retirees and supported people
$50 per person - all other guests

Purchase Tickets & See Awardees

It PAY$ To Have Friends...Employee Referral Program

3/14/24

 

It PAY$ to have Friends, refer a friend and earn $500How would you like to earn “Lunch on US”? The top 3 employees with the most referrals during Spring Hiring Event on April 11, 2024, from 4:00pm-7:00pm will receive “Lunch on US” and bragging rights until the next hiring event.

There is no cap on the number of referrals.  The referral bonus will be paid once the referral is hired and successfully passes their 90-day probationary period. Please refer to the attached referral program guidelines or email hrrecruitmentteam@thearcbaltimore.org .

Employee Referral Program Rules

Project SEARCH

2/16/24

Project SEARCH is an innovative one-year internship program for motivated Baltimore City and Baltimore County high school students and adults with disabilities. The program provides guidance and experience to those individuals who want to explore career options, develop real job skills, and learn to live more independently.

March 4, 2024
10 AM - 2 PM

Join us for an information session to meet staff and interns and ask questions about this amazing program.

Research Opportunity for DSPs

Get paid up to $75

The University of Maryland is currently recruiting participants for a study about challenges with communication between autistic and non-autistic people in the workplace and how communication could be improved through features added to video calling platforms.

Professionals who support autistic people on issues related to employment are invited to participate in an interview or focus group about their observations of workplace challenges for autistic people. Interviews and focus groups take place in a format that works best for you: either on Zoom, in person at the University of Maryland, through synchronous chat, or through a survey with long-form text responses. All interviews and focus groups will be recorded. Participation will take 1.5-2.5 hours in total, and you’ll be paid up to $75 via an online gift card (for a retailer of your choice) for your time.

Interested? Visit this webpage (https://go.umd.edu/fit-study) to learn more and complete the screening questionnaire.

Questions? Email fit@umd.edu or leave a message at 301-405-8561.

New DEI Course Curriculum

1/9/24

The first training will be DEI Fundamentals, which will set a foundation for us to start having productive conversations. The second training that will be introduced will focus on Implicit Bias and some of the forms it may take. After rolling out both courses, we will begin developing additional content that will provide tools to have healthy conversations around difficult topics. We hope that these mandatory trainings will propel us in the direction of widening our perspectives and being able to talk about our perceptions along the way. The chart below outlines the trainings mentioned above, roll out dates, expected completion dates, and a brief description of learning outcomes. We are excited to learn and grow together!

Deadline For Award Nominations Is March 6th!

3/5/24

It’s time to show our appreciation. Please plan to submit nominations to recognize some of the extraordinary people in The Arc Baltimore community. Categories for awards include employees, people we support, and community partners. Plan to share the awards information with your teams to consider who you can nominate.

The deadline for nominations is March 6th. Don’t pass up this opportunity. Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on May 1st at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore North - Pikesville.

Online Nomination Form

Use the link above to submit your nomination online, or click the link below for the award descriptions that includes the nomination form.

March Blood Drive CANCELLED

3/1/24

The Arc Baltimore Blood Drive scheduled for Monday, March 4th has been cancelled due to staffing issues. 

We will let you know when/if it will be rescheduled.

Thank you!

Weather Alert for Friday, January 19, 2024

Due to the inclement weather, on Friday, January 19, 2024, The Arc's day services locations in Dundalk, Homeland, Towson, and the Seton Business Park will be closed.

All programming in contract services (landscaping, janitorial and custodial) will be closed.

The Arc's main office will open at 10 am, and all trainings will begin at their scheduled time at 10 am.

Retaining and attracting talented people will always be a top priority for The Arc Baltimore. True to our core mission, we understand the importance of building an inclusive workplace for EVERYONE. Creating that type of work environment has to be done intentionally. With that in mind, we are excited to introduce a DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) course curriculum aimed at setting a strong and consistent foundation of DEI knowledge for all of us. The course curriculum will consist of a series of trainings that will continue to expand and evolve to meet the needs of our workplace. These courses will help us to use a DEI lens as we carry out our mission through our day-to-day work.

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Administrative Headquarters & Towson Day Services
7215 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-296-2272
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Dundalk Day Services
1401 North Point Road
Baltimore, MD 21222
410-282-3876

Homeland Day Services
4800 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-323-9139

Contract Services & Seton Day Services
6151 Metro Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-653-3252

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