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Now hiring for the following positions:

Direct Support Professional - Family Support Services

One year of experience supporting people who are developmentally disabled is preferred. Visual, auditory, physical ability to support people and service environment is required. Candidate must be able to lift 75 pounds with or without assistance. Candidate must demonstrate written and oral skills. Required Functions: Driver eligibility required as well as behind the wheel competence. Work primarily day/evening hours in multiple service environments to ensure people are supported in their scheduled activity. Position is Tuesday through Saturday - day/evenings. Schedule available upon request.

Registered Nurse (RN)

Full t ime and per diem positions available. Provide nursing support and assist in oversight of medical services for people. Teach people skills needed for wellness and good health. Teach direct support professionals skills necessary to address nursing needs of people they serve. Maintain all documentation and medical files in a confidential manner. Provide oversight, training and evaluation of staff authorized to administer prescribed medication and treatments. Licensed and currently registered as a professional nurse by the New York State Department of Education.One year experience as a supervisor of nursing preferred. NYS driver's license that meets agency guidelines.
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Currently licensed and registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the New York State Education Department with one (1) year experience working in hospital or nursing home preferred. Experience with ID/DD individuals is a plus. Must meet driver eligibility requirements.

Direct Support Professionals

(FT, PT, Overnight, and Relief) For Day Services and Residential Services. Seeking kind hearted and energetic persons for full time, part time, and per diem employment in our residential program- helping individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities learn skills to live quality lives in their own homes and communities. Positions are available in Cobleskill, Richmondville, Schoharie and Middleburgh. For more information on a career as a Direct Support Professional, please click here to watch footage courtesy NYSACRA. http://directsupportprofessional.org/

Direct Support Professional 5 (QIDP)

The DSP5 is responsible for the development and implementation of services and supports in multiple environments. The DSP5 is the link between QA and direct support professionals in the coordination of services and supports in designated areas, including the community.Bachelor's degree in human services or related field. At least one year of experience working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. (QIDP). Driver license required.

Employment Services Professional

Do you enjoy teaching others and seeing them succeed? Do you like working independently? Are you passionate about empowering people with disabilities to achieve their fullest potential? If so, you would fit in well with Schoharie ARC's Vocational Services team, a dedicated group helping people with developmental disabilities achieve successful and meaningful employment! High School Diploma or equivalent and at least one year of experience in employment services /human services is required. Valid NYS driver's license required.


Driver is responsible for the transportation of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to and from home and agency programs. Must have a valid, unmarked NYS driver's license and meet CDL, DMV and agency insurance requirements and be able to safely drive a bus. Must meet and maintain all requirements for 19A certification and able to lift 75 pounds with or without assistance. Agency will train you for a CDL license.

All positions require a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED. Prior experience working with developmentally disabled individuals preferred. Some positions have lifting requirements.

Valid New York State Drivers License (minimum of 3 years) required for most positions.

Mandatory PPD (tuberculosis skin test) must also be completed prior to the first day of employment. In addition, a criminal background check is required.


You can apply online or print out an employment application.

For more information please contact the Human Resource Department at (518) 295-8130.