The Receptionist position is responsible for providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers and present a positive and professional image of the agency, as well as providing administrative and clerical support for various administrative functions.  The ideal candidate should be able to maintain themselves and work areas in a neat, polite and professional manner which expresses hospitality and positive agency values. 

Duties include operating a multi-line telephone system to answer incoming calls; direct callers to appropriate personnel and/or take and deliver messages; secure and distribute information and documentation including faxes, job applications, paychecks, gift cards, and other administrative or agency wide items for distribution; maintain security awareness by following security procedures; and provide administrative and clerical support for a wide range of administrative staff as directed by Executive Office Manager to include such duties as preparation of correspondence and documents, updating databases, organizing complicated bulk mailings, preparing and maintaining spreadsheets, scheduling and following up on appointments, completing reports, filing, photocopying, and collating. 

The ideal candidate should be able to remain calm under pressure, be able to multi-task, have knowledge about a variety of office support functions, and be a team player. 

High School Diploma and minimum of two years of office experience, preferably in a receptionist or secretarial role (a degree in secretarial science or business may be substituted for some experience).  Must possess competent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.   

Full time, Monday through Friday, 8a - 4p.  $11.01 per hour.  M/F/D/V.

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DSP 35 Hrs Autism Program

The Direct Support Professional - 35 hour position provides services to consumers in both the classroom setting and in the community.  The position provides quality direct care services to individuals with developmental disabilities who live in the surrounding community and adults with Autism in a classroom setting.You will develop and maintain positive open communication with participants, their families, other service agencies and the community projecting a caring, professional image which fosters consumer confidence in the staff and program's ability to provide care. Acknowledge and respect participants' choices and preferences in providing experiences and activities.  

High School Diploma/GED, a valid driver’s license and working vehicle are required.  Previous experience or background in working with autistic individuals is a plus.  Must be able to complete a mandatory two week training period, which takes place Monday through Friday, 8:30a - 3:30p.  

Full time, 35 hours a week with a full benefits package:  Work Thursday/Friday/Saturday, and have Sunday through Wednesday off.  $9.64 per hour. M/F/Disabled/Veteran/EOE.

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Direct Support Professional - Residential

Direct Support Professionals – Residential promote positive self-esteem of residents in a loving home atmosphere through consistent positive interactions, support, encouragement, and unconditional respect of individual resident rights. Assist with the daily routine of the house, which may include meal preparation, lifting, transferring, assistance with activities of daily living, transportation to medical appointments, counseling, and/or behavioral interventions. Responsible for direct care duties as necessary, including assisting individuals with toileting, medication needs, illness issues, fire evacuations, or other emergent situations. Develop and maintain positive, open communication with residents' family members, and project a caring, professional image which fosters customer confidence in staff's ability to provide care. DSP must complete all program requirements within designated time frames, such as in-service trainings. Many part-time and weekend hours available. Shifts are usually afternoon/evening, i.e., 4pm-12a, 2pm-10pm, 3pm- 9pm, etc. Positions are located in HARC’s Residential homes in Dolgeville, Little Falls, Herkimer, Mohawk, Ilion, and Frankfort. 

Wage: Beginning January 1, 2014, the hourly rate is $10 per hour with shift differentials.  Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree start at $11.76.

High school diploma or equivalent. Experience with persons with developmental disabilities preferred. Must have accessible telephone number and agency approvable driver's license.  M/F/Disabled/Veteran/EOE.

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The LPN position assists the RN in observing health care changes and collects data of individuals served in the Residential Program.  They will communicate this information to the house RN, Triage RN, and/or doctor.  LPNs also complete nursing services such as foley catheter changes and care, dressing changes, and other nursing services within the scope of practice of an LPN.  Maintain filing and/or charting as required.  Also, promote the positive self-esteem of consumers through consistently positive interactions, suport, encouragement, and unconditional respect of individual resident rights.  Successfull completion of the Medication Administration course and subsequent competent administration of medication, including all related documentation.  They perform advocate duties in such a way that reflect the individualization, integration, and fulfillment of individual potential for the person advocated for.  Develop and maintain a positive and cooperative partnership with other program staff to ensure a team approach to best possible care is utilized.

This position will provide services to adults with developmental disabilities in the Residential Program.  The position will rotate between houses daily as needed.  Flexibility, independence and decision making skills are required.  Must be willing to travel throughout the Herkimer/Ilion/Little Falls/Dolgeville areas.  Part-time, 20 hours per week, $13.75 per hour.

Two positions available, with a rotating schedule as follows:  

Week 1: Mon 3p – 8p; Sat/Sun 12:30p – 8p

Week 2: Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 3p – 8p

Valid licensure and certification as an LPN in New York State.  One year of experience in med/surg, hospital or nursing home preferred.  Agency approvable driver’s license.   M/F/D/V.

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Bus Driver

Door to door transportation for individuals with disabilities throughout Herkimer County.   Bus Drivers are also responsible for assisting passengers as necessary in boarding and departing vehicles.

Requirements:  High School Diploma/GED preferred but not required, and a current NYS CDL Class B driver's license or permit.  Year round, full-time, Monday - Friday, split shift.  Positions come with a full benefits package which includes medical, dental and life insurance, paid time off, paid sick time, and paid training.  $10.00 per hour. 

$2,000 sign on bonus after first six (6) months of employment!!!!


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