Employment

Employment Opportunities

The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence has multiple career options with a diverse range of jobs in both counties.

 
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disabled/Veteran.
 

Agency Benefits*

PAID TIME OFF BENEFITS

Vacation time accrues biweekly based on the below schedule as is available after 90 day probationary period.

Non Exempt/Hourly Exempt/Salary
0 through 2 years = accrue up to 2 weeks 0 to 4 years = accrue up to 3 weeks
plus 2 years through 4 years = accrue up to 2 weeks, 2 days plus 4 to 10 years = accrue up to 4 weeks
plus 4 years through 8 years = accrue up to 3 weeks plus 10 to 15 years = accrue up to 4 weeks, 2 days
plus 8 years up to 15 years = accrue up to 4 weeks Plus 15 to 20 years = accrue up to 4 weeks, 4 days
plus 15 years up to 20 years = accrue up to 4 weeks, 2 days plus 20 years = accrue up to 5 weeks
plus 20 years up to 25 years = accrue up to 4 weeks, 4 days  
plus 25 years = accrue up to 5 weeks  

In addition, employees earn floating holidays, personal time and NYS sick time.

INSURANCE BENEFITS

Eligibility is the first of the month following 60 days of employment for Full time staff members.

MEDICAL INSURANCE

Offered to only Regular Full time employees, High deductible plan with employer funded HRA to offset deductible.

DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE

Offered to only Regular Full time employees. We offer 2 plans.

LIFE INSURANCE

Agency paid Term Life Insurance for regular full time employees with the option to purchase supplemental term life policies for employee, spouse and dependents.
All regular Full Time employees are able to purchase these voluntary supplemental protection plans:
PERSONAL LIFESTYLE PROTECTION CANCER PLAN
PERSONAL ACCIDENT INDEMNITY PLAN
PERSONAL DISABILITY INCOME PROTECTOR

RETIREMENT SAVINGS - AIG – 403 (b) Plan

Contributions are based on a percentage of the employee’s salary on a pre-tax salary reduction basis. After one year of service, the agency will match up to 3% of the employee contribution. Depending on the length of service the agency will match up to 6% of the Employee Contribution. Any change to the contribution rate by the agency will be determined by the Board of Directors. Please note: Employee contributions with no match can be started at hire. Employer matching will begin at one year of service.

ADDITIONAL BENEFIT OFFERINGS

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Pivot Employee Assistance Service provides confidential professional counseling and information services to help employees and eligible family members in the areas of: general stress, personal problems, marriage counseling, alcohol and drug abuse, family problems, job related counseling, parent-child problems, and credit counseling. Pivot Employee Assistance Service has been contracted to provide employees and their dependents, at no cost, with confidential assessment and referral to the appropriate professional services.

DIRECT DEPOSIT OF PAYROLL CHECKS
PRESCHOOL DISCOUNT

A 35% discount from the regular rate is offered to all regular employees who have children that attend our preschool programs.

YMCA

A 20% discount is offered to all regular employees who join the YMCA for a minimum period of 3 months. The employee may choose an Adult 1 or Adult 2, Senior, Single Parent, or a Family Membership. Membership includes the Fairgrounds YMCA and the Carthage YMCA. Employees must enroll for membership at the Downtown YMCA.

VERIZON WIRELESS

A 19% discount is offered to all employees on calling plans. Additional discounts are offered on accessories.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

Various levels of awards. Employees interested must fill out application packet for acceptance to the program. For employees employed 90 days up to one year, up to $500 is available in two increments of $250 per semester. For employees who have been employed Full time one year or longer, up to $2000 is available in a twelve month period. For each 5 years of service completed an additional $500 is available for the 12 month period with a signed commitment for at least 6 months of service to the agency. For part time employees one half of the above referenced amount is available.

LONGEVITY PAYMENTS

The agency recognizes employees for their longevity by providing a payment of $200 for every five years of service on the anniversary of their seniority date. Payment is made within one month of reaching this milestone.

STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM

The agency supports any employees who participate with up to $500 on the Student Loan Forgiveness Program. The initial assessment is free but the services after that incur have a cost and we will offset up to $500 of those fees.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

Various levels of awards. Employees interested must fill out application packet for acceptance to the program. For employees employed 90 days up to one year, up to $500 is available in two increments of $250 per semester. For employees who have been employed Full time one year or longer, up to $2000 is available in a twelve month period. For each 5 years of service completed an additional $500 is available for the 12 month period with a signed commitment for at least 6 months of service to the agency. Additional support may be provided for specific positions, such as clinical and behavior support. For part time employees one half of the above referenced amount is available.

SIGN ON BONUS PROGRAM

Direct Support Professional and CNA’s Community Prevocational Professional & Employment Aide
Sign on Bonus $300 after 3 months and $350 after 6 months (Full Time)
(PT - $150 after 3 months and $175 after 6 months)

Assistant Residential Manager and Assistant Habilitation Supervisor
Sign on Bonus $300 after 3 months and $350 after 6 months of service

Residence Manager
Sign on Bonus $1000
First installment of $500 paid after 6 months, then $500 after 18 months

Licensed Practical Nurse
Sign on Bonus $2250
Paid in 4 installments over 3 years. First payment in 2 installments, after 6 months of service and at 1 year then at 2nd year and 3rd year
PT = 1/2 amount

Registered Nurse
Sign on Bonus $4000
Paid in 4 installments over 3 years. First payment in 2 installments, after 6 months of service ($666.37) and after 1 year ($666.67) then after 2nd ($1333.33) and 3rd year of service ($1333.33)
(PT 1/2 amount --6months $250, 1yr $250, 2yrs $500, 3yrs $500)

Bus Drivers
Sign on Bonus $250 after 3 months and $250 after 6 months of service
PT = 1/2 amount

Early Education Teacher
Sign on Bonus $2500
$500 after 6 months, $1,000 after 12 months, $1,000 after 24 months

Special Education Teacher
Sign on Bonus $1500 payable after 6 months of service for fully certified teacher

Speech Pathologist
Sign on Bonus $10000
Paid annually over 5 yrs. - 1st pmt $2000 after 1 yr & then annually thereafter