Quality Assurance Specialist
The Quality Assurance Specialist supports program director in maintaining and they conduct agency reviews/ audits as developed by the program director and as required by quality assurance and corporate compliance programs, and HIPAA regulations. Additionalyl, the QA Specialist conducst agency investigations as assigned and coordinates and facilitates person centered planning meetings and conducst personal outcomes measures interviews. They determine program follow-through of opportunities identified through person centered planning process.
This position requires a Bachelors Degree in Human Services or in other related course of study. Two years of experience in human service or related field. The successful candidate will have a high level of integrity, good judgment, confidentiality, assertive yet approachable demeanor, ability to reason and written and oral communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Products tools. Full time, Monday through Friday, 8a - 3:30p with some flexibility. $15.32 per hour. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package. M/F/V/D.
We are seeking a seasoned Production Manager to manage production teams to meet customer demands and quality requirements. They will assume full supervisory and functional responsibility for production teams and ensure manufacturing processes are operated at the highest safety and quality standards. The Production Manager will plan daily and weekly production efforts along with communicating with both suppliers and customers on a daily basis. Additionally they are responsible for meeting the quality and delivery expectation of our customers while working with sales teams to plan for new customers and products. They work closely with the maintenance department to ensure a safe and efficient plant operation. The Production Manager is also responsible for managing direct line supervisors along with supporting persons served.
The position requires an Associate's degree in a related technical program and five years in a manufacturing setting, including three years progressive management experience. Experience with ISO preferred. The ideal candidate will have the ability to supervise and develop staff and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. They should have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and be expected to write routine reports and correspondence. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and organizational skills are a must. Full time, Monday through Friday, 7:30a - 3p with flexibility in hours. $17.08 per hour. M/F/V/D.
Speech & Language Pathologist
The Speech and Language Pathologist is responsible to evaluate, develop, and administer treatment plans with goals for children authorized under Early Intervention services and 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, work-site settings and residential environments.
Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology, Communication Disorders or related field required. Valid New York State Driver’s License. Previous experience evaluating preschool children in the area of language and articulation.
Salary commensurate with experience. M/F/D/V.
Safety & Compliance Officer
The Safety & Resource Officer provides leadership for the agency wide safety program and culture. They are responsible for measuring, reporting and ensuring compliance with safety practices, standards, codes and regulations in all agency facilities including manufacturing and residential homes. This includes, but is not limited to:
- chairing the Safety Committee and Vehicle Safety Committee
- awareness and compliance initiatives such as awards programs, safety themes, periodic newsletters and articles for distribution, etc.
- tracking and analyzing safety data, and recommending appropriate courses of action
- overseeing and/or conducting site safety inspections to ensure compliance with all applicable safety codes/standards/agency policy including in a manufacturing environment; following up on any noted concerns to ensure remediation
- maintaining all fire drill logs; conducting drills and identifying and following up on related safety concerns
- overseeing maintenance and required checks of various safety equipment such as AEDs, fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, etc.
They must also maintain up-to-date knowledge of OSHA and NFPA regulations, as well as OPWDD and OFPC safety regulations and requirements and function as a resource to programs/departments; fulfill responsibilities as Hazard Communication Coordinator; maintain accurate and compliant written safety programs, and complete and submit reports, as required by federal and state regulation. They conduct agency and department training programs on safety related topics. They are also responsible for establishing and/or maintaining/updating agency Preparedness Plans such as Disaster Preparedness and Pandemic Preparedness.
Requirements: Associates degree in occupational safety and health or related field or five (5) years of documented workplace safety experience. Working knowledge of safety practices, standards, codes and regulations including NFPA, OSHA General Industry Standards (1910). Prefer certification as a safety professional. Must have agency approvable driver’s license. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn and effectively use designated database programs; excellent interpersonal skills and mathematical/reasoning skills and abilities required. Part time, 20 hours per week with flexibility in scheduling. $17.08 per hour. M/F/V/D.
Earn money for the holidays!!! We have a need for full time temporary production workers to fold, manipulate and assemble corrugated boxes for point of purchase displays. Ensure that all assigned equipment and agency property is properly used, stored and maintained, and kept in good working condition. Positions will be located in the Herkimer/Ilion area.
High School Graduate or GED preferred. Previous industrial experience preferred but not required. Full time, TEMPORARY, Monday through Friday, 7:00a - 5:00p with overtime as needed. $10.00 per hour. M/F/V/D.
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. M/F/V/D
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. $9.85 per hour, full benefits package.
High School Diploma/GED preferred but not required. We provide paid training. M/F/V/D.
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.
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 troubleshooting 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. $14.00 per hour with a full benefits package. M/F/D/V.
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/Disabled/Veteran/EOE.
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.
One position available, with a rotating schedule as follows:
Week 1: Mon/Tues/Wed 3:30p - 8:30p & Fri 3:30p - 8:30p
Week 2: Thurs 3:30p - 8:30p & Sat/Sun 12:30p - 8:30p
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.
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!!!!
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.