Current Career Opportunities at Schenectady ARC

Updated: November 16, 2016

Assistant Executive Director for Residential Services

For 65 years, the Schenectady ARC has provided quality supports and services to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Schenectady County, New York. We are a CQL accredited agency and have a fully implemented agency management platform. Currently we are recruiting for an experienced professional to provide administrative oversight; including employee supervision, quality assurance and regulatory compliance; of the Residential Department. The department operates 22 residential homes and 23 supervised apartments.

The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, 5+ years of progressive management experience in a residential setting, strong knowledge of OPWDD regulations governing a residential setting and budget management. Excellent communication and strong supervisory skills as well as the ability to work effectively as part the management team a must. Experience with an agency management platform helpful.

Schenectady ARC offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefit package, a person centered team philosophy and an excellent career development opportunity

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Applied Behavior Sciences Specialist /Master’s level Psychology Staff

The ABSS is responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of behaviors that interfere with the intellectual, social, and emotional development and functioning of persons receiving behavioral health supports through Ridge Health Services. Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in psychology or related field; New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor Certification or eligibility; Three to five years training and/or experience in the treatment of persons with developmental disabilities and/or behavior therapy techniques preferred. Valid NYS driver’s license is required.

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Computer Technician

Start your career with the Schenectady ARC! For 65 years ARC has supported persons with disabilities in our community. Much like our programs, our MIS team has grown to support the 600 employees in our agency. Our Computer Technician provides level 1 support for end users of agency computers and phones. Duties include: help desk, user training, trouble shooting, assistance with system administration. This entry level position requires an Associate’s degree in computer related field. Must be technically proficient with Microsoft Windows, Hardware, and Microsoft Office. The successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as in a team-oriented, collaborative setting and will enjoy a benefit-rich compensation package upon hire. Valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation required. ARC does not discriminate based on any of the protected basis of EO11246

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Employment Specialist

Employment Specialist will support persons in ARC’s Supported employment program, New Directions find and maintain employment. Specifically, school-aged youth and families in PROMISE grant; variable hours and locations of service, including school, work sites, family home, community sites, after school and evenings, weekends. Position interacts with teachers, businesses, employers, grant project staff. Bachelor’s degree in human services/related field; at least one year of experience in vocational services for people with employment challenges and valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation required.

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Registered Nurse/Case Manager (Residential)

RN will provide coordination of care for individuals on his/her residential caseload. They will collaborate with all agency personnel who provide residential/day hab/clinic care as well as family member and other services providers. Additionally, RN will provide staff and agency training support through in-services and New Staff orientation. RN must possess a Nursing degree, NYS licensure, valid NYS driver’s license and reliable transportation.

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Team Leader (Citi Club Program for Seniors)

Team Leader will support Citi Club attendees by supervising and training staff, coordinating daily schedules, transporting individuals to activities and to /from their homes or day sites and coordinating their medication needs along with the nurse. Degree preferred. HS diploma and 1-2 years’ experience working in the field of ID/DD. Valid NYS driver’s license that meets agency guidelines required.

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Truck Driver/Shipping Receiving

Truck Driver/Shipping and Receiving Clerk will work Monday-Friday to maintain order of shipping and receiving records at Schenectady 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 is 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 for up to 12 individuals between the hours of 7:45am-3:15 pm or 8:30am-4:00pm. Staff will implement daily goals, social, recreational and volunteer activities, 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 Schenectady 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-5:30am 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

Schenectady ARC’s busy bus garage 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, Monday-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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Assistant Support Staff Manager

Assistant Support Staff Manager will provide support to residential relief staff during evening hours at residential homes. Asst. Support Staff Mgr. will assist the Support Staff Manager with daily responsibilities including staff supervision/training, staff scheduling, tracking staff training and will have on call manager responsibilities. Assistant Support Staff Manager must be highly organized, a self-starter and have excellent communication skills. HS diploma and at least 1 year experience working with persons with developmental and or intellectual disabilities and a valid NYS driver’s license.

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