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The Arc, Oneida Lewis Chapter, NYSARC
Current Employment Opprotunities
July 21, 2016


Entry Level

Nickelback Driver – Per diem, varied, Oneida County, High School Diploma/GED, 3-6 months general work exp., valid.NYS drivers license. Responsible for the pick up, transport and delivery of product to Nickelback Redemption Center, owned and operated by The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter. This is essentially a route based driving assignment covering multiple counties. Secondarily this position will assist in the redemption center as needed when not in the vehicle. Demonstrate professional conduct to include compassion, dignity, and respect when interacting with other staff, family and individuals.

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. Requires a High School diploma/GED, and a valid NYS driver’s license with an acceptable driving abstract.

Direct Support Specialist – Oneida Co, FT/PT Shared position with Residential Services and Day Services programs for specific programs/houses.. HSD/GED and six months of documented direct support experience, a valid NYS driver’s license with an acceptable driving abstract and the ability to obtain and maintain Medication Certification and FA/CPR certifications.. Provide assistance and supervision of the individual’s day-to-day activities, socialization, recreation and daily living skills development in both programs.

DSP Mentor – FT, Oneida County, 5 days a week. Schedule will vary per program needs. High school diploma or equivalency, valid NYS drivers license with acceptable record, current AMAP, CPR/1st Aid and SCIP certification, and all other necessary training. 3 yrs. DSP experience required. The DSP Mentor has the responsibility to teach and work alongside newly hired DSPs, teaching them the job duties and essential job functions for the care of the people we support.

Habilitation Specialist – Per-Diem and part time, Oneida and Lewis Counties, High School Diploma/GED and experience with individuals with developmental disabilities or specialized training in related field, and a clean valid NY State driver’s license with an acceptable drivers abstract. 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.

Bachelor Degree

School to Work Coordinator/Stride Instructor – FT, Oneida County, MF 8am-3:30pm. Bachelor’s degree with one year or an Associate’s degree with two years of experience in the field of education, human services, or a related field. Valid NYS driver’s license. Provide services to students with disabilities to improve their outcomes after high school and assist with a positive transition from high school to adult life. Such services may include but are not limited to: developing plans for work life skills training and experiences based on the students Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and personal goals.

Clinical Supervisor – FT, flexible schedule, includes nights and weekends. Bachelors Degree in Human Services or related fields, or certification which meets the QIDP guidelines. Two (2) years experience working with people who are developmentally disabled. Responsible for the health and safety of the people we support, responsible for the effective and efficient clinical and social operation of the residences and responsible for the development of the positive relationships with neighbors, local businesses, and other service providers. Oversees and supervises the staff with the implementation of residential habilitation plans.

Employment Specialist – FT, Oneida County flexible schedule. Bachelor’s degree required and one year experience in vocational rehabilitation program. or Associates Degree and a minimum of two years experience working with people with disabilities; or High School Diploma and a minimum of three years experience working with people with disabilities Must have Valid NYS driver’s license with an acceptable driving abstract, a personal vehicle and 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.

Service Coordinator – FT, Oneida County, flexible schedule. Bachelor’s degree in health or human services. Valid NYS drivers license. To work with an individual with developmental disabilities and his/her family to promote the capacity of those involved to identify their needs and to procure resources in a manner that will enable them to acquire competency to rely on their own resources and abilities.

Master’s Degree

Behavior Intervention Specialist I – FT, Oneida County, MF 8:30AM-4PM. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited College or University in a clinical or treatment field of psychology, social work, school psychology, or applied psychology as it relates to human development and clinical interventions or; Board Certification in Behavior analysis (BCBA) and a Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis or field closely related such as clinical/ community psychology or; BCBA and NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Documented training in assessment techniques and behavior support plan development (or ability to complete required training); Minimum of five (5) years of experience working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of behavior support plans and/or providing supervision and training to others in the implementation of behavior support plans. In addition to the above three pathways have or obtain specialized training in or expereince with FBA techniques and BSP development. OR Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field, been employed by agency in OPWDD system in the role of providing behavioral services continuously since 12/31/12 and; Either working toward an MS/MA in an applied area of Psychology, Social Work, Special Education OR completes at least one graduate level course in applied health service area of Applied Pyshcology, Social Work, or Special Education. The BIS I performs a wide range of clinical activities related to the The Arc’s Clinical Support Team. The BIS I is an integral member of the Arc’s Clinical Solutions Team. The BIS I is directly responsible for developing functional behavior assessments and positive behavior support plans for the improved health, safety and quality of life for the people we support. The BIS I is responsible for assisting in the implementation of behavior plans, completing required documentation, developing related curriculum, educating all program staff, and participating in related on-site activities. The BIS I also assists in the training and supervision of BIS II as needed or requested.


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 drivers license. To provide intervention and evaluation of speech and language disorders to those children who are identified in need of speech therapy services. Provides direct speech therapy intervention to those children who are assigned to clinician’s caseload. Evaluates and completes annual evaluations.

The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, 241 Genesee St. Utica, NY 13501. Contact Lori Pavia, HR, Email phone 272-1538, Fax 272-1785. Agency Website –
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The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter
Attn: Human Resources
245 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501

Phone: 315.272.1538


The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter
Attn: Human Resources
6138 W. Main Street
P.O. Box 126
Turin, NY 13473

Phone: 315.348.8401

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The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter NYSARC is an equal opportunity employer. The Agency firmly believes in and subscribes to fair employment practices and opens its facilities to every qualified person. In all employment practices and related decisions, we are committed to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran.