New Hire Orientation

Welcome New Hires

Congratulations on your new position! As you start your new job, you will undoubtedly be excited to join the Allegany Arc team. Your new manager or supervisor and your new co-workers will also be excited to get to know you and welcome you to the agency.

Below is some information to get you started on your new journey – once again, welcome to Allegany Arc!


Heather Pease
Staffing & Benefits Specialist
office location: Walter Babbitt Facility
(585) 593-5700 ext. 572

Paula Gardner
Training Coordinator
office location: Walter Babbitt Facility
(585) 593-5700 ext. 555

Additional training will take place at:

  • Allegany Arc’s Transportation Facility (Farnum Street, Wellsville, NY)
  • Dyke Street IRA (East Dyke Street, Wellsville, NY)
  • J. Charles Shine Habilitation Center (240 O’Connor Street, Wellsville, NY)

Additional Information:

  • Dress Code
    When attending orientation training, dress comfortable but appropriate; no sweatpants or pajama bottoms. Sneakers are a must when learning SCIP-R physical intervention techniques. Read Allegany Arc’s Dress Code Policy – PDF/3 pages.
  • Lunch
    During your week of Classroom Orientation Training you will be allotted one hour for lunch (on your own). Time may vary depending on your Orientation Class and/or Instructor. If you decide to stay in for lunch, there is a refrigerator, microwave and soda machine available. 
  • Emergency Contacts
    Q: Who do I contact if there is an emergency and I am unable to attend training?
    A: Your direct supervisor; as soon as possible. If you leave a message, be sure to continue calling until you speak with the supervisor. You can also call Heather Pease, Staffing & Benefits Specialist, at 585-593-5700 x 572.
  • New Employee Orientation
    All new employees are required to complete Allegany Arc’s mandatory trainings. You will have 90 days from hire to complete these required trainings. Employees who do not complete the new hire required trainings within the first 90 days, will be out of compliance and may place the agency at risk; therefore, non-compliant employees will be removed from the work schedule until they have completed the trainings. Your trainings will consist of not only classroom trainings but on-line trainings as well. There are four on-line trainings that have to be completed prior to attending the classroom training; they are: (1) Choking Prevention Initiative Level One, (2) Adult CPR/FA (basic information), (3) Human Growth and Developmental Disabilities, and (4) Overview of Developmental Disabilities/Characteristics. It is very important that you complete these four trainings prior to classroom training as they are pre-requisites for the courses you will receive during week one of orientation. All other on-line trainings can be done after your classroom training and within the first 90 days of hire. Your Supervisor will be present to guide you through this process.