Assistant Director - D&CS

The Assistant Director - Day & Community Supports is responsible for the provision of quality supports to assigned persons attending the Site-based Day Habilitation and Community & Family Supports program.  This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Provide leadership and support to Day Habilitation Leads in researching and identifying appropriate activities for persons supported for individual development.
  2. Ensure staff adherence to Individual Service Plans (ISP) and Individual Treatment Plans (ITP); take appropriate corrective actions for non-adherence.
  3. Review and approve learning strategies and Habilitation Plans for assigned persons supported.
  4. Complete all initial and yearly assessments for assigned persons supported and ensure completion by Day Habilitation Leads directly reporting to this position.
  5. Ensure the creation of individual group schedules and activity plans, and coordinate multi-group scheduling and activities.
  6. Provide leadership and supervision to assigned groups and/or assigned staff, including ongoing training, staff development and performance management.

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology, sociology, or human services, plus three years related experience, one of which must be supervisory experience.  Prefer some experience with teaching/instruction.  Must have an agency approvable driver’s license. Monday through Friday, 8a - 3:30p with flexibility.  $16.00 per hour.  M/F/V/D. 

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Assistant Residential Director

The Residential Program offers individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live in a safe and loving home in the community. HARC staff works to foster self-esteem and enables each individual to achieve full potential, to participate in the community, and to enjoy an enriched life.  The Program is currently looking for an Assistant Residential Director (ARD).  The ARD is responsible for the provision of quality residential care to residents in Individual Residential Alternatives (IRAs) and/or family care, following the principles outlined in the HARC Mission Statement, and in accordance with Agency Values.  They are responsible for the overall operation of the IRAs. Additionally, they ensure the implementation of program procedures, Res Habs, Treatment Plans, ISPs, and other individualized care service plans, and HARC policies; oversee and guide Residence Managers in the areas of IRA regulatory documentation, site budgets, fiscal management, purchasing, vehicles, physical plant, and medical oversight, including MARS, ordering of medications, and oversight of medication administration procedures. An ARD provides supervision and leadership to direct reports, ensuring staff development and training, and performance management, following the principles of continued quality improvement and empowerment.

Must meet qualifications as an OMRDD approved QMRP, with minimum Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, social work, human services, or related field. Three years of related experience, one of which must be supervisory experience. Experience in field of disabilities preferred.  Must have Agency approvable driver’s license.

Full time exempt position, $17.50 per hour.  M/F/V/D.

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Production Worker

Basic Function: To work in an integrated setting with people supported by HARC to fulfill production contract assignments.  With regular oversight and guidance, assist production staff with materials handling, trimming, light assembly and de-installation and installation of materials and other duties as required.  Must be able to produce minimum standards on jobs that are piece rated while maintaining quality standards.  Perform other duties including but not limited to trimming, light assembly and de-installation and installation of materials as required.  Fill in at the site manager’s request on different production tasks.  Ensure that all assigned equipment and agency property is properly used, stored and maintained, and kept in good working condition.

Qualifications
:   High School Graduate or GED preferred. Previous industrial experience preferred.  There are four (4) full time TEMPORARY positions available.  Monday through Friday, 7:30a - 3:30p with flexibility. $8.75 per hour. M/F/D/V.

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Direct Support Professional - 35 hrs

The Direct Support Professional - 35 hour position is a full time position, with a full benefits package, that provides services to consumers in both the classroom setting and in the community.  Activities could be as follows:

1. Provide quality direct care service to individuals with developmental disabilities who live in the surrounding community. 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. Seek family input into activities and outings. Acknowledge and respect participants' choices and preferences in providing experiences and activities. Working vehicle and valid driver's license are required. Examples of services provided are as follows:

2. After School Respite - Small group of children from the hours of 2pm to 7pm during the week while school is in session. The groups typically participate in community activities such as athletic events, planetarium presentations and library events. The group also may spend an afternoon at the park with a picnic playing games, visiting the zoo, or visiting the children’s museum.

3. Special Needs Respite - Working one on one with a child who needs individualized services. The activities of this child will consist of their favorite activities such as bowling, bike riding, arts and crafts or just seeing a movie.

4. Residential Habilitation - Working with various people in their homes in our community. The Habilitation Aide may work with an adult on house cleaning skills, creating and following a budget, shopping, parenting skills, and personal hygiene. With children, the activities may consist of hygiene, homework and study skills, as well as learning new skills such as cleaning or cooking.

5. Day Habilitation - Working on social skills in the community. The activities would include participating in the community activity of the participant’s choice in order to access teachable moments in the community where the person can learn new ways of interacting with others. Day Habilitation may be done in a group at a community organization when volunteering or when participating in community-wide events.

6. Respite - Providing families with care for their children in their home. The Habilitation Aide works with the kids on in-home activities and addressing their needs.

Requirements:  High School Diploma/GED, a valid driver’s license and working vehicle are required. 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, Sunday through Wednesday off.  $9.64 per hour.  M/F/V/D


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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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C.O.T.A.

The C.O.T.A. position ensures implementation and documentation of recommendations made from the OTR to individuals assigned to caseloads to help with maintaining current levels of independence and quality of life.  Duties include ensuring a safe, secure and healthy work environment for individuals by maintaining and troubelshooting issues; following treatment plans including transferring, ambulation, dining, skin integrity, range of motion, swim, and sensory integration plans are adequate and implemented accurately.  Aid in training of staff on the use of adaptive equipment.  

The C.O.T.A. position is an independent position, with flexible scheduling and the ability to use modern adaptive equipment.  We offer the chance to work in a fun and positive environment, with the ability to make a difference in the life of a person with developmental disabilities.  Also, CEU's are free and available through the agency.

Requires NYS license as Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.  Full time, Monday through Friday, 8a - 3:30p with some flexibility in scheduling.  $12.61 per hour with a full benefits package.  M/F/D/V.



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Direct Support Professional - Community

Direct Support Professionals - Community provide quality direct care service to individuals with developmental disabilities who live in the surrounding community. They develop and maintain positive open communication with participants, their families, other service agencies, and in the community projecting a caring, professional image which fosters participant confidence in the staff and program's ability to provide care. Examples of services provided are as follows:

After School Respite: Small group of children from the hours of 2pm to 7pm during the week while school is in session.

Special Needs Respite: Working one-on-one with a child who needs individualized services.

Residential Habilitation: Working with various individuals in their homes within the community. The Habilitation Aide may work with an adult on house cleaning skills, creating and following a budget, shopping, parenting skills, and personal hygiene.

Day Habilitation: Working with individuals on their social skills within the community. Activities include participating in a community activity of the participant’s choice—in order to access teachable moments in where the person can learn new ways of interacting with others within the community.

Respite: Providing families with care for their children in their homes.
Shifts are usually afternoon/evening and day, afternoon and evening hours on the weekends. Wage: $9 per hour with shift differentials.

There are currently full time positions available.

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

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LPN

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!!!!

 M/F/Disabled/Veteran/EOE.

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