Current Career Opportunities at Schenectady ARC

Updated: August 30th, 2016

Director of Psychology

The Director will organize and coordinate the delivery of psychology services across all agency programs, to ensure consistency, adherence to OPWDD regulations and best clinical practice, and quality of services to all individuals served. The Director is responsible for the supervision and delivery of psychological and behavioral services throughout the agency. Responsibilities include conducting and overseeing the delivery of psychological assessments (e.g., intellectual, adaptive, neurocognitive, autism, capacity, guardianship), and behavioral assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of behaviors that interfere with the intellectual, social and emotional development and functioning of persons served.  Additionaly, the Director will supervise the Senior Psychology staff and any Clinic consultants. Requirements include a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited institution of higher learning and NYS licensure, minimum one year treatment experience with persons having developmental disabilities, and a valid NYS driver’s license that meets agency standards. Reliable transportation is required.

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Medicaid Service Coordinator

The Service Coordination department has an opportunity for a Medicaid Service Coordinator to join our team. The MSC will work in partnership with individuals living in a variety of settings within the community, and assist individuals and their families to access appropriate supports and services to improve their quality of life. Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor programs, activities and links the individual has to community support systems in a variety of ways.
  • Have the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Have a good knowledge of community resources and services.
  • Will have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Will have strong organizational skills.
  • Will support the person with developmental disabilities and their family in making informed choices.
  • Will assist the individual with the coordination of benefits.
  • Will communicate regularly with the person, their family, service providers and others as desired by the individual.
  • Are responsible to coordinate and facilitate the ISP process, writing the ISP and following through per all OPWDD regulations.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Health of Human Services and one year related experience in assisting people with developmental disabilities or one year as any type of Service Coordinator. Individuals must have a valid New York State driver’s license and reliable transportation. They will also need to complete the required OPWDD course work as outlined in OPWDD guidelines.

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Psychology Coordinator (Bachelor's level)

The Psychology Coordinator is 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, 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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Support Staff Manager

Schenectady 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, the 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 plus 2 years experience working with persons with ID/DD and at least 1 year supervisory experience, familiarity with OPWDD regulations, and Medisked required. Paid training and promotional opportunities available. Valid NYS driver’s license 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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