Direct Support Professional - Overnights

We currently have several part-time overnight (12a - 8a) direct support professional positions (DSP) available in the Residential Program.  The overnight DSPs assist with the nightly and morning routine of the house which may include meal preparation, lifting, transferring, assistance with Activities of Daily Living, counseling and behavioral interventions. Responsible for direct care duties as necessary, including assisting individuals with toileting, medication needs, illness issues, fire evacuations, or other emergent situations. DSPs need to develop and maintain positive, open communications with residents' family members; project a caring, professional image which fosters confidence in staff's ability to provide care. Must complete all Program requirements within designated time frames, such as in-service trainings.

There are currently part-time overnight weekend shifts available.  Must be able to complete a 2.5 week paid training period during day hours.  Positions are located in Herkimer, Mohawk and Ilion New York.

Overnight awake shifts start at $13.00 per hour; overnight rest shifts start at $11.50 per hour.  Candidates with an associate's or bachelor's degree are paid at a higher rate!!

High school diploma or equivalent. Experience with persons with developmental disabilities preferred. Must have accessible telephone number.

Please visit our website at www.herkimerarc.org to fill out an online application.  M/F/D/V.

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Speech & Language Pathologist

HARC is looking for a part-time TEMPORARY Speech and Language Pathologist who is responsible to evaluate, develop, and administer treatment plans with goals developmentally disabled adults. Additionally, they provide diagnostic, evaluation and therapeutic services covering a broad spectrum of speech, swallowing disorders and communication disorders for developmentally disabled adults in day habilitation sites.

Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology, Communication Disorders or related field required.  Previous experience with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.  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.  $10.25 per hour.  Associate's and Bachelor's degrees in a related field such as psychology, sociology, etc. are compensated at a higher rate. 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. 

Hourly rate ranges from $10.00 to $17.40 per hour, depending upon shift; Associate's and Bachelor's degrees in a related field such as psychology, sociology, etc. are compensated at a higher rate.

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. 

$9.55 per hour. Associate's and Bachelor's degrees in a related field such as psychology, sociology, etc. are compensated at a higher rate.

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/D/V. 

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Residence Manager

The Residence Manager position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a residential home for adult individuals with developmental disabilities. The Manager ensures that quality direct care and support is given to residents and ensures efficient operation of shifts.

This working supervisor position will assume responsibility for the operation of the residence including scheduling staff coverage, meal preparation, grocery shopping, recreation, assistance with activities of daily living, transportation, consumer counseling and/or behavioral interventions, and documentation in consumer records. The Manager also has direct care duties as well as role modeling and training for staff and consumers.

Ensure and provide care of residents following program procedures, treatment plans, ISPs, including assisting individuals with toileting, medication needs, illness issues, fire evacuations and/or other emergent situations.

Directly supervise staff including directing the daily activities of staff; providing staff with guidance and instructions; counseling and discipline issues; performance appraisals; and time off requests.

Promote positive self-esteem of residents in a loving home atmosphere through consistently positive interactions, support, encouragement, and unconditional respect of residents' rights.

Must be able to physically intervene in behavioral situations, perform CPR/First Aid, lift, transfer, and perform direct care duties. Candidate must be able to make independent decisions, multi-task, complete required paperwork, and be computer literate. Wage: $14.75 per hour.

The positions are located in Herkimer and LIttle Falls. 

Associate's degree and one (1) year of related experience preferred. Experience with persons with disabilities and supervisory experience. Must have accessible telephone number and agency approvable driver's license. This is a full-time position located in Ilion, generally afternoon/evening hours, with some weekend hours required.  Previous experience in a Residential setting with supervisory experience preferred.

M/F/V/D

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Line Supervisor

Line Supervisors use a hands-on approach to train, motivate and supervise a group of individuals with developmental disabilities to meet the work requirements of manufacturing sub-contracts. Ensure timely and quality work. Organize assigned section to meet production and quality requirements in a safe and healthy manner. Assist in the development of consumer vocational plans, and monitor or carry out such plans as required. Ensure that all assigned equipment and agency property is properly used, stored and maintained, and kept in good working condition. Accurately prepare consumer payroll and time sheet information, as required. Use prescribed departmental system, maintain inventory control of product and materials flowing through the area. Perform material handling as required. Actively pursue methods of work simplification for efficiency and consumer proficiency. Complete written reports and other documentation as required. Act as a role model for consumers.

Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8a - 3:30p. Candidates with Associate's or Bachelor's degrees are paid at a higher rate. 


High School diploma or equivalent. One to three years of industrial/manufacturing experience or equivalent education or training preferred.  M/F/V/D.

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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, $13.75 per hour.

One position available, with a rotating schedule as follows:  

Week 1: Thursday and Friday 3:30p - 8:30p

Week 2: Saturday and Sunday 12:30p - 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.  $11.00 per hour. 

M/F/D/V

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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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