Computer Lab Instructor

The computer Lab Instructor helps adults with disabilities enhance their lives, increase their independence and productivity, and gain greater social inclusion through the use of assistive technology. The Computer Lab Instructor needs to be able to research and source assistive and adaptive technology products, computer access equipment, and voice recognition software, voice-enabled communication boards, as well as cognitive rehabilitation tools adapted to the special needs of the disabled.

The candidate needs a strong knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and online instruction.  Ability to navigate the internet and use the internet to research topics of interest for consumers. Additionally, teaching and training experience in computer and/or technology programs OR show sufficient knowledge and ability to demonstrate, explain, and instruct in computer and/or technology courses is required.  Experience with professional presentation and/or group facilitation. 

Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, Education or a related field or Associate Degree in Human Services, Education or a related field and three years experience. An agency approved driver’s license is required. Ensure the efficient day to day operation of Career Connections Computer Lab.  Part time, 25 hours per week, flexible.  $12.61 per hour.  M/F/V/D.

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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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Full-time custodian position available. Duties include sweeping and mopping floors, waxing, vacuuming carpets, cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms, emptying trash receptacles, and other general custodial duties.

Requirements:  High School Diploma or GED and and one (1) year of experience required. Must have a valid driver's license. Monday through Friday, 1p - 9p. Located in Herkimer. $9.00 per hour plus full benefits package.  M/F/V/D.

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Bus Aide

The Bus Aide is responsible for assisting the driver with the safe and courteous operation of the Transportation Dept. buses and vans in the transportation of consumers to and from program.

They assist passengers as necessary in boarding and departing vehicles; walking to and from their home; using safety restraints; assist in medical, behavioral and safety issues; and assist in record keeping.

Split shift, Monday through Friday. $8.00 per hour, full benefits package.

High School Diploma/GED preferred but not required. We provide paid training. 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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Maintain filing and/or charting as required. Participate as a member of the treatment team in development of nursing care plans and other service delivery plans. Responsible for direct care duties including but not limited to assisting individuals with toileting, illness issues, fire evacuations, or other emergent situations. Promote positive self-esteem of consumers through consistently positive interactions, support, encouragement, and unconditional respect of individual resident rights. Successful completion of the Medication Administration course and subsequent competent administration of medication, including all related documentation. Perform Advocate duties in such a way that reflects the individualization, integration, and fulfillment of individual potential for the person(s) 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. Assist with the daily routine which may include but is not limited to meal preparation, lifting, transferring, assistance with ADLs, counseling and/or behavioral interventions up to and including physical intervention.

Full time with full benefits.  Sunday/Monday 6a - 2p; Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 1p - 9p; Friday/Saturday OFF.  $12.61 per hour.

Requires valid NYS LPN license and previous experience helpful; valid 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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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. 

There are three (3) temporary positions available.  Monday through Friday, 7:30a - 3:30p.  $8.00 per hour.  M/F/D/V.

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