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The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC Current Employment Opportunities

February 21, 2017

Entry Level Positions – Require a High School Diploma/GED and a clean valid NY State Drivers License with an acceptable drivers abstract. The positions may require a full range of body motion with the ability to lift up to 50 lb.

Habilitation Specialist II - PT and FT hours vary, Full Benefits FT, Lewis County, High School Diploma/GED, a minimum of 1 year documented experience with the DD population or 6 months experience and specialized training in related fields that meet the distinct needs of the individuals. A clean NY State Driver's licence. The staff member is hired to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with training and supervision to the extent required by their Individual Service Plan (ISP). This training and/or supervision will take place in whatever setting is deemed appropriate under the guidelines of the plan, which has been developed with the individual.

Floating Workshop Supervisor - FT Arnold Ave, High School Diploma/GED. One year supervisory experience or one year factory experience. Clean NYS driver's licence. The floor supervisor of a particular work/training area directly supervising the program participants for work performance and Prevocational reinforcement and non-handicapped relief workers assigned to them.

Residential Managers/Counselors – Full and Part time, Oneida and Lewis Counties, Variety of shifts including early mornings, evenings, split shifts (AM & PM), awake-overnights and weekends/holidays. Staff will ensure the health and safety of the people we support including personal care and assist in the effective and efficient physical and social operation of the residence during their assigned hours.

Direct Support Specialist – Oneida & Lewis Co., FT/PT Shared position with Residential Services and Day Services programs for specific programs/houses. Six months of documented direct support experience, , and the ability to obtain and maintain Medication Certification and FA/CPR training. Staff will provide assistance and supervision of the individual’s day-to-day activities, socialization, recreation and daily living skills development in both programs.

Awake Overnight Shift Supervisor – FT, Thurs–Mon, 10:30pm – 7:30am, Oneida County. High School Diploma/GED and 3 yrs. of experience as a Direct Support Professional, Residence Manager or equivalent experience. Under direction of the Associate Director of Residential Services ensures the Residence Counselors or other Direct Support Professionals on the awake overnight shifts are trained and working in accordance to their job descriptions to include site specific awake overnight responsibilities.

Habilitation Specialist – Full time, part time and per-diem hours, Oneida and Lewis Counties, Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities or specialized training in related field. The staff member is responsible to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with training and supervision to the extent required by their Individual Services Plan (ISP). This training and supervision will take place in whatever setting is deemed appropriate under the guidelines of the plan which has been developed with the individual.

Respite Specialist – FT- Oneida County. Community/Arnold Ave. M-F, 2:15–10pm The Respite Specialist will provide respite for family members of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. This respite service will take place in the community. Staff will demonstrate professional conduct to include compassion, dignity, and respect when interacting with the people we support, other staff and family.

Day Habilitation Specialist I - FT, Arnold Ave, Riverside, Rome, day hours. Staff will assist in the implementation of the person’s ISP/Day Habilitation plan by providing direct care, training, and supervision to the extent required by utilizing as much community based resources and supports as appropriate to their plan.

Sr. Workshop Supervisor – FT, Lowville, day hours, 1-3 yrs. supervisory experience or 1-3 yrs. factory exp. This is a floor supervisor of a particular work/training area directly supervising the people we support for work performance and prevocational reinforcement assigned to them.

Hospital Sitters – Per-diem, Lewis and Oneida County. May accept CNA training or a combination of education, training and experience. The Hospital Sitter remains with the patient to provide observation and support. The Hospital Sitter provides direct supervision and frequent safety checks on patients identified as high risk for safety issues such as elopement, choking, falls, wandering, self-injury, confusion, removal of medical supports such as oxygen, IVs, NG tubes, catheters etc. and responds accordingly.

Associates Degree

Community Specialist- FT, Arnold Ave, Associate Degree in Human Services or related field or High School diploma/GED with specialized training or year of experience in working with persons with developmental disabilities, or in an educational setting or in a health care facility preferred. Must be able to be trained in first aid, CPR, Medication Administration and behavior techniques. Must have a valid NYS drivers licence and an approved copy of a Driver's Abstract from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Assists in the implementation of the persons Individual Plan of Services/Day Habilitation Plan by planning, providing and documenting community integration experiences utilizing as many community based resources and supports as appropriate to the plan; assists in providing direct care, training and supervision to the extent required.

Day Habilitation Specialist II - FT, Gore Rd, Associate Degree in Human Services or related field preferred or HS diploma or GED with specialized training or year of experience working with developmental disabilities. Must be able to transfer and position participants and manipulate equipment such as wheelchairs and special lifts. Must be trained in emergency first aid, including CPR, Medication Administration, and behavioral interventions as based on site needs. As Habilitation Specialist's will be involved in providing transportation to individuals, an approved copy of a Drivers Abstract from the Department of Motor Vehicles must be available. Ensures implementation of the person's ISP/Day Habilitation Plan by providing direct care, training, and supervision to the extent required by utilizing as many community based resources and supports as appropriate to the plan.

Bachelor Degree

Program Manager Residential [Lewis County] - Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field and one year experience working with the DD population, QIDP status. A clean valid NYS Driver's License. Overall responsibility for the health and safety of the individuals, responsible for the efficient physical and social operation of the residence and responsible for the development of positive relationships with neighbors, local business and other service providers. Oversee the staff in the implementation of the Individualized Service Plan.

Children's Respite Program Coordinator - Bachelors Degree in Human Services or a related field from an accredited college and 1 to 2 years experience working with persons with developmental disabilities, meets QIDP status. Previous supervisory experience required. Clean Valid NY State Driver's licence with an acceptable Drivers Abstract. Must be computer literate. Must be able to be trained in First Aid/CPR and SCIP-R as mandated by program needs. The Children's Respite Programs Coordinator will work with Community Respite Programs Manager to plan, coordinate and direct programs for children. The Children's Respite Programs Coordinator will also provide supervision of staff directly implementing the programs. The Children's Respite Programs Coordinator will oversee the day to day operation of HCBS Waiver Hourly Respite for children in the Community and Family Services Department.

Service Coordinator - FT, Varied Schedule. Bachelor's Degree in human services or a helth field from an accredited college; or a degree in nursing as a Registered Nurse; or Bachelor's Degree in a non health or human service field with a minimum of 20 college credits in health or human services field.  Requires one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities, or 1 year experience as a service coordinator/case manager with any population. The minimum experience level does not have to be met with a Master's degree in a health or human services field. A clean, valid NY State Driver's Licence is required. The Service Coordinator will work with individuals with developmental disabilities to promote self-advocacy and informed choice, assist to identify the needs and goals of individuals with developmental disabilities and to procure resources in a manner that will enable them to acquire competency to rely on their own resources and abilities.

Corporate Compliance/Quality Assurance Director – FT, Oneida County. A 4-year degree from an accredited college or university (QIDP). A minimum of 5 years experience in the field of Human Services. Function as a member of the Residential Services Administrative Team with responsibility for assuring the corporate compliance and quality assurance processes within the division. Requires the ability to work independently with accuracy.

Accounts Receivable Manager – FT, days, Utica. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field with 3-4 years experience, Working knowledge of billing types inclusive but not limited to Medicaid, OPWDD, SED and third party insurance.This position is responsible for the oversight and process of the billing function. The Sr. Accounts Receivable Clerk reports to this position. The primary goal is to bill funding sources within regulated time restrictions for services, receive and post payments, and record and reconcile billing data on a monthly basis. This accounting work involves an in depth understanding of the billing requirements and internal processes, as well as the ability to understand and follow generally accepted accounting principles in the reconciliation, review and reporting of the various general ledger accounts that relate to the function.

Service Coordinator – FT, Oneida County, flexible schedule. Bachelor's Degree in health or human services field, or Bachelor's Degree in a non-health field with a minimum of 20 college credits in health or human services and one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities, or 1 year experience as a service coordinator/case manager with any population. A clean valid NY State driver’s license with an approved copy of drivers abstract is required. Will work with individuals with developmental disabilities to promote self-advocacy and informed choice, assist to identify the needs and goals of individuals with developmental disabilities and to procure resources in a manner that will enable them to acquire competency to rely on their own resources and abilities.

Employment Specialist – FT, Oneida and Lewis Counties, flexible schedule. Bachelor’s degree required and one year experience in vocational rehabilitation program. Bachelor's Degree, minimum of 1 year experience working with people with disabilites; or Associates Degree, minimum of 2 years experience working with people with disabilites; or High School Diploma, minimum of 3 years experience working with people with disabilites. Must have a clean valid NY State driver’s license with an approved drivers abstract, a personal vehicle, and a willingness to transport self and consumers, if needed. Responsible for the provision of employment supports to individuals with disabilities to help them identify and meet their vocational needs, maximizing their independence and utilizing all of the resources in the community available to them.

Program Manager (Temporary) – FT, Lewis County, flexible schedule. Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and 1 yr. experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities (QIDP status), or Bachelor's degree in a Human Services and 2 yrs. experience, or an Associate’s degree and 3 yrs. exp, or High school diploma and 5 yrs. exp. Must have a clean valid NY State driver’s license with an approved drivers abstract. Overall responsibility for the health and safety of the individuals, responsible for the efficient physical and social operation of the residence and responsible for the development of positive relationships with neighbors, local businesses and other service providers. Oversee the staff in the implementation of the Individualized Service Plan.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor – FT, Lowville. Responsible for provision of employment supports to people with disabilities. Such services include clinical rehabilitation evaluations, assessments and counseling as needed to assist people we support identify and meet their vocational goals.

Employment Counselor – FT, Oneida County Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, 2 yrs. exp working with people with disabilities or Associate’s Degree in Human Services with 3 yrs. exp. Responsible for provision of employment supports to people with disabilites. Such services include clinical rehabilitation evaluations, assesments, and counseling as needed to assist people we support identify and meet their vocational goals.

Service Liaison ES – FT, Utica, Bachelor’s degree in a field of Education, Human Services, Social Work, or a related field. In lieu of Bachelor’s degree, at least 5 years proven experience in OPWDD operated program(s). Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional [QIDP] status preferred. Ensures and provides oversight for the integration and implementation of all services for each person we support. Responsible for processing daily service documentation for billing OPWDD-funded Employment Services. Licensed

Residential LPN – FT, Flexible schedule to meet program needs. Oneida and Lewis Counties. NYS LPN license and a clean valid NY State driver’s license with an acceptable driving abstract. To assist the Residential Services Registered Nurse/Program Coordinator in providing the day to day oversight and health care for the people we support in Residential Services. Follow the Agency’s Core Values and Mission statements.

Speech Language Pathologist – FT, days, Oneida County. Master’s Degree in Speech Therapy or Speech Pathology, Permanent Certification as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped. One year experience in the evaluation and treatment of children with communication disorders in the Birth to School-Aged population. Valid NYS driver’s license. To provide intervention and evaluation of speech and language disorders to those children who are identified in need of speech therapy services. Provide direct speech therapy intervention to those children who are assigned to clinician’s caseload. Evaluates and completes annual evaluations.

License

Registered Nurse - FT, New York State Licensure as a registered professional nurse. Specialized training or one year experience in working with persons with developmental disabilities preferred. Valid NYS drivers licence. To ensure the supervision and provision of nursing services to the people we support at program site. Responsible for the implementation of medical policies and procedure within assigned sites and in accordance with Arc and OPWDD regulations.

The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, 241 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501. Contact Lori Pavia, HR, Email lrpavia@thearcolc.org. phone 315 -272-1538 or Fax 315-272-1785. Agency Website – www.thearcolc.org, EOE, drug free work place


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