Career Opportunities at Schenectady ARC

Support Staff Manager

ARC’s Support Staff manager will be responsible for hiring and supervising and conducting preliminary training to all relief staff and ensure that they acquire and maintain appropriate certifications.  Additionally, Support Staff Manager will coordinate and facilitate weekly coverage meetings with Program Manager’s to ensure that the Agency’s 22 group homes have adequate staffing at all times and offers the most fiscally responsible solutions to do so.  Occasional on-call duties required.   Degree preferred, HS diploma or GED + 2 years exp. working with persons with ID/DD and at least 1 year supervisory experience, familiarity with OPWDD regulations and Medisked required.  Valid NY driver’s license a must!   Paid training and promotional opportunities available. Comprehensive health/dental, retirement plan and more!

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Applied Behavior Sciences Specialist

                                                 

                 

The ABSS is a Master's level clinician that supports individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities who receive services through Ridge Health Services Clinic. ABSS is responsible for overseeing the delivery of psychological services and supports to individuals in a variety of day, residential and vocational/rehabilitation programs. Duties include writing behavioral plans and supporting staff at the sites where those plans are implemented. The services will be oriented towards maximizing the intellectual, social and emotional development and functioning of the individuals services.  Knowledge of Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention preferred.  Master's s degree in psychology or related field and at least 1 year of experience working with ID/DD persons. Valid NYS driver’s license required.

 

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Psychology Coordinator (Bachelor's level)

 

The Psychology Coordinator s responsible for the day to day implementation of psychological services and supports to individuals with developmental and or intellectual disabilities at ARC’s Day Hab program. The services will be oriented towards maximizing the intellectual, social and emotional development and functioning of the individuals services.  Knowledge of Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention preferred.   Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field and at least 1 year of experience working with ID/DD persons. Valid NYS driver’s license required.

 

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MENTAL HEALTH VOCATIONAL SPECIALIST

Assists individuals at Ellis Mental Health Clinic with their vocational goals including assessment of strengths and needs related to work, resulting in the development of individual recovery plans.  Conduct work readiness group classes on topics of learning about supported employment, personal presentation, communication and social skills, decision-making and problem solving, job seeking skills (i.e., contacting employers, interviewing skills and composing resumes and applications), money management skills, behavior management and transportation.  Facilitates the referral of consumers, as appropriate, to vocational, educational and/or other identified services (including NYS ACCES) which ultimately achieve goals stipulated in the vocational services plan. Assists individuals in locating and obtaining community based employment opportunities through weekly employer contacts for job development.  Analyzes prospective positions to assure that a proper job match exists.  Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, psychology or related field; experience working in mental health settings under PROS (Personal Recovery Oriented Services); and three years of work experience in vocational services preferred.  Valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation required. 40 hours per week; position works out of the Ellis Hospital Mental Health Clinic.  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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IT Computer Support Specialist

The Computer Support Specialist assists users of the Agency Management Platform.  End- user support and system maintenance for this system is of primary concern, but also will provide general technical end-user support, mostly of an elevated level 2 nature. Associates degree in computer sciences + 3 years computer experience (or AAS in another area of study + 5 yrs computer exp.) and valid NYS driver’s license required.

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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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