Our mission is to advocate for the rights and safety of individuals of all ages who primarily have intellectual disabilities and, in some instances, have other developmental disabilities or delays. The Arc is a source of support, specialized knowledge, and resources in assisting individuals and their families to determine their needs and goals. We also work to influence societal attitudes and resources so that people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities will have access to the services, assistance and opportunities they need for personal growth and development, and participation in the community.
As of 5/15/13 the following opportunities for employment are available:
Entry Level Positions/Minimal Experience:
Overnight and/or Evening Residence Counselors- Part Time and Full Time Residence Counselor positions are currently available and will include afternoons, evenings and/or overnight shifts and weekends. Residence Counselors assist individuals residing in specific homes in their daily living routines in such activities as dressing, shopping, meal preparation and personal hygiene through direct assistance and/or skills training. They provide individual guidance in health and safety, budgeting and money management, personal relations and developing social connections in the community. They also assist the Residence Manager/Supportive Manager in the cleanliness and general upkeep of the home. Requirements include a HS Diploma/GED and a valid NYS Driverís License with at least one year of driving experience with that license. This position also requires the capacity to support peopleís physical management needs, necessitating the ability to lift in excess of 50 pounds.† MUST HAVE THE AVAILABILITY TO ATTEND PAID DAYTIME TRAININGS.
Part Time Weekend Overnight Respite Counselor- We are currently recruiting for a Part-Time Residence Counselor to work Friday and Saturday Overnights at our Respite House. This job will support adults, children, and adolescents with developmental disabilities. The schedule for this position is Friday 11p-9a and Saturday 9p-7a. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): assisting individuals with personal hygiene, meal preparation, and providing and participating in recreational activities.† Applicants must have a HS Diploma/GED and a Valid NYS Driver's License with at least 1 year of driving experience. Must be able to lift 50lbs. MUST HAVE THE AVAILABILITY TO ATTEND PAID DAYTIME TRAININGS.
Part-Time Family Resource Workers (afternoons,
evenings and wknds)- The Arc is currently recruiting for multiple Part
Time Family Resource Workers to work in our Family and Community Supports
Program. Family Resource Workers provide Respite Care and Community Habilitation
to persons of all ages with special needs in a one-on-one capacity. These
positions will be between 5-20 hours per week, depending on the specific
position. The hours will fall during the late afternoons, evenings, and
weekends, respectively. Core responsibilities will include: Working on goals
specific to the individual being supported (within their home and also in the
community), and working closely with family members/parents of the person being
supported to assist them with their needs. Locations include:
Part-Time Family Resource Worker (morning hours)- This position will entail supporting an adult married couple between 5-10 hours per week during morning hours (Monday-Friday) in Watervliet. The exact morning hours will depend on program needs. Core responsibilities will include working on goals specific to the individuals being supported within their home and also in the community. Requirements include a High School Diploma/GED and a valid NYS Driverís License with at least one year of driving experience with that license. Must have reliable transportation and be able to drive vehicle to perform job duties (gas mileage and any job related expenses will be reimbursed).†
Relief (Per Diem) and Part Time Lifestyle Specialists- Part-Time and Relief schedules available in our Seamless/Consolidated Supports and Services Program.† Part Time schedules would mostly be less than 20hrs/week and would include mostly afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends.†† Lifestyle Specialists provide support, direct care, and camaraderie to persons with developmental disabilities.† Qualified applicants must possess a valid NYS Driverís License with at least 1 year of driving experience with that license, a HS Diploma/GED, and the ability to lift 50lbs to support peoplesí physical management needs.
Advanced Positions/Managerial Positions:
Residential Manager- Coordinates the provision of residential supports to the people at designated home sites. Supervises the team to ensure quality standards are met in the following core areas: home environment, medical and personal care, community involvement, and financial budgeting.† Carries out operational activities with assigned team and individuals within the parameters of agency policies and procedures.† The Team Manager will monitor the progress and completion of performance activities. Education and/or Experience: Bachelorís degree and at least one year of related experience or Associateís Degree with a minimum of three yearsí experience in the field.† Management/Supervisory experience is a plus.† Must have a valid Driverís License with at least 1 year of driving experience. ($15.32/hr)
Assistant Residence Manager- The responsibilities of an Assistant Residential Manager include: Provide direct care at the specific residence including tasks assigned to Residence Counselors. Under the direction of the Residence Manager, coordinate staff efforts regarding the medication administration process, the heath and safety of the people served, the implementation of each individualsí plan including the documentation of billable services and the utilization of local community resources. Assist the Residence Manager with the hiring/training/orientation of new staff and the scheduling of staff on a daily basis. Direct the activities of direct care staff while on duty. Requirements include: Associateís Degree or High School Diploma/GED with two years experience in a Residential Program and a Valid NYS Driverís License with at least one year of driving experience with that license. This position necessitates the ability to lift in excess of 50 pounds. ($12.10/hr)
MIS Intern (Please contact our Recruiter directly to apply for this position) - We are currently recruiting for a Student MIS Intern. This position will be 10 hours per week (M-F) with hours being flexible based on program need.† This person will be responsible for assisting with various IT projects. Summary: The projects would allow students to build their technical support skills by building and assessing problems with personal computers, printers, and faxes and developing solutions independently or as a team. The projects will allow students to work with the MIS Coordinators on various projects from wireless access throughout the agency to building new servers. This will help increase their knowledge of the network structure and how to provide support based on an organization needs. Assist in creating an agency database to track equipment, input forms, and reports to monitor the age of equipment and time frame when the equipment may need to be replaced. Students will work closely with the Management Information Systems Coordinators and may at times be asked to travel to our off site locations.† Students will also have the ability to perform specific tasks offsite and would not be required to be onsite. Educations/Requirements: Students must have awareness of the PC hardware components, desktop operating system software, and application software. Students should possess strong communication skills and analytical skills.† They should have the ability to research and understand technical issues and troubleshooting.† Must have a valid Driverís License.
If you are interested in learning more about our employment opportunities, please contact:
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(518) 274-3110 ext. 3025
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