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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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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Industrial Sewing Machine Operator

Operate multiple types of sewing machines depending on the type of contract. Must maintain satisfactory quality standards to meet customer standards. Previous industrial experience preferred but not required. Positions are located in Herkimer, New York.

One to two years of sewing machine experience on overlock, bar tacker, lock stitch and hemmer. Prefer experience on industrial style machines. Basic knowledge of machine maintenance helpful. 

Monday through Friday, 7:30a - 3:30p.  $8.75 per hour.  M/F/D/V.

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