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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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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DSP - Overnights

Promote positive self-esteem of residents in a loving home atmosphere through consistently 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, 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. Develop and maintain positive, open communications with residents' family members; project a caring, professional image which fosters customer 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 full time and relief positions available.  Must be able to complete a 2.5 week training period during day hours.  

Beginning January 1, 2014, the hourly rate is $10.00 for a rest shift and $10.50 for an awake shift plus differntials.  Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree start at $11.76.   

High school diploma or equivalent. Experience with persons with developmental disabilities preferred. Must have accesible telephone number and Agency approvable driver's license.  M/F/Disabled/Veteran/EOE.

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Maintenance Technician

HARC is looking for a maintenance technician to perform journeyman quality work in an efficient and timely manner in areas of, but not limited to, HVAC, industrial machine maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, roofing, painting and/or any other trade or craft associated with maintaining the types of structures and equipment operated by the Agency.

High School Diploma or GED and basic knowledge of tools and techniques necessary to maintain physical plant and industrial machines of the agency. Must have Agency approvable driver’s license.

Full-time, Monday through Friday, 7a - 3p with flexibility.  $12.19 per hour.  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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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurses provide care and oversight to the medical needs of persons with disabilities. Nurses are responsible for communication and coordination with individuals’ physicians and staff to ensure adherence to comprehensive and appropriate medical plans of service.  Nurses ensure proper documentation and staff follow-through with medical plans of service through site visits, communication with staff and staff training, and adherence to all agency/program policies, procedures, guidelines, and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.  

Requirements:  Current NYS RN license and valid driver's license.  Previous experience with persons with developmental disabilities is helpful but not required. Salary commensurate with experience.  This is a full time position position, Monday through Friday, 8a - 3:30p with some flexibility in hours.  M/F/V/D.

                       

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LPN

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. 

$1,000 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. 

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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