Career Opportunities at Schenectady ARC

   Assistant Director of Employment Services     

To work closely with the Director and Coordinator of New Directions Supported employment program to ensure New Directions meets the many service requirements (regulatory compliance, quality, and desired outcomes) of the multiple programs offered: Pathway to Employment, SEMP, PROS, ACCES-VR intensive and extended, and PROMISE. Provides direction and support to a team of employment staff to help people with disabilities obtain and maintain satisfying jobs in the community.  Duties include training and supervising staff, scheduling, helping new individuals enter services, assessing job development and placement efforts, and maintaining quality standards.  Bachelor’s degree required, in human services or related field preferred; at least one year experience in vocational services for people with employment challenges; supervisory experience required.  Valid NYS DMV and reliable transportation required .

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Employment Specialist    

Employment Specialist will assist individuals with developmental and or intellectual disabilities find, get and maintain community-based employment.  Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Special Education or related field and valid NYS driver’s license that meets agency guidelines required.

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Social Worker   

Schenectady ARC is committed to helping people in the Capital Region enjoy healthy, rewarding lives as members of their community. The social worker is responsible for providing assessment and therapeutic services in his/her licensed profession for assigned individuals that receive supports through Schenectady ARC’s Ridge Health Services clinic.  Master of Social Work degree from an accredited institution and current New York State licensure in Social Work, preferred, 1 year full time treatment experience with persons having developmental disabilities, preferred.  NYS driver’s license that meets agency guidelines and basic computer skills a must

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Director of Public Relations

The Director of Public Relations will be responsible for creating and executing a media relations program for the Schenectady ARC with the goal of publicizing Schenectady ARC as a premiere provider of services in Schenectady County for individuals with Developmental Disabilities and serve as an official spokesperson for Schenectady ARC.  Additionally, PR Director will plan overall media relations plan for Schenectady ARC strategic oversight of PR agencies and Schenectady ARC communications staff who execute press outreach, media events, media calls, collateral, crisis communications support and press material development. Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or related field + 7-10 years of PR experience with a proven track record in a fast-paced environment. Non-profit industry experience preferred.  Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver and other graphics and/or presentation software 5. Valid NYS driver’s lice s and reliable transportation a must

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Truck Driver/Shipping Receiving

Truck driver/Shipping and Receiving Clerk will work Mon-Friday to maintain order of shipping and receiving records at ARC’s sheltered workshop, Pine Ridge Industries.  Additionally, they will pick up supplies from companies whom we are sorting/assembling or packaging their goods and return them to the workshop for assembly.  CDL Class A/B driver’s license that meets agency guidelines required.

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Direct Support Staff (Day Habilitation Programs)

Day program DSP’s work Monday-Friday in a structured classroom environment with a team of other DSP’s to provide support to up to 12 individuals between the hours of 7:45-3:15 pm or 8:30am-4pm. Staff will implement daily goals, social, recreational and volunteer activities as well as, assist participants with lunch, hygiene tasks, community outing and more. Degree preferred H.S. diploma and valid NYS driver’s license that meets agency guidelines required. Wage determined by education and experience in the field.

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Direct Support Staff (Residential/Group Home Setting)

Residential DSP’s typically work 5 days in a row (including one 12 hour shift on Saturday or Sunday). DSP’s will provide assistance with all basic daily living activities including (but not limited to): meal planning/prep, personal hygiene, laundry, shopping, banking, recreational activities and more. Staff must possess an H.S. diploma/G.E.D. and a valid NYS driver’s license that meets agency guidelines.

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Overnight Direct Support Staff (Residential/Group Home Setting)    

Awake or Asleep overnight DSP’s provide support to individuals during the 10pm-9am hours at one of ARC’s residential homes. Awake DSP will monitor individuals during the night and assist if they awaken or need assistance. Additionally, they will provide assistance with household tasks (I.e., laundry, lunch prep, and other household chores). After 5:30 am they will assist with all morning routines (breakfast, hygiene, meds and getting on the bus). Asleep DSP will sleep from 10pm-5:30 am then awaken to assist with all morning routines until their shift ends. All staff must possess an H.S. diploma/GED and a valid NYS driver’s license that meets agency guidelines.

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Bus Drivers

ARC’s busy bus garage in Schenectady has opportunities for Class A/B/C CDL bus driver’s (Passenger endorsement preferred)interested in transporting adults with disabilities to and from their day programs. Driver’s work 12 months/year Mon-Friday on a split shift: 6:15am–10am & 1:30pm-5:30pm. Paid training and promotional opportunities available. Comprehensive health/dental, retirement plan and more!

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