Currently, our PATH and CVI Day Services are closed and we can no longer receive visitors at any ARC building. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus / COVID-19 situation closely with state and local health authorities.
If you have questions, please call 518-563-0930.

Career Opportunities

Our Human Resources Office is at the heart of the Agency. We select quality staff and provide them with training in a positive and productive atmosphere. Scheduling screening interviews gives us a good opportunity to meet applicants while also providing valuable information about any available positions.

The Advocacy and Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and fully supports a diversified environment.  We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking or any other class protected by Federal, State or local law.  This policy applies to all terms of employment.

Applicants will be able to access an application and can submit these forms by email or print them out, so it can be filled out by hand and mailed in.  If you need further assistance regarding the completion of this form, because of disability, please contact the Human Resources Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-563-0930.

Open Positions

  • Direct Support Professional

    Description: DSPs provide support and care to people with disabilities in accordance with their individual needs, desires, and goals. DSPs implement individual program plans, provide supervision, and intervene as needed to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of the people the Agency supports. DSPs support people at work, at home and in the community.

    Job duties include but are not limited to: completing required documentation, assisting persons supported with activities of daily living (may include transfers/lifts and personal care), helping people build relationships within the community, and providing emotional support, advocacy, and guidance regarding safe and healthy choices. 

    Schedules may include evenings, weekends, overnights, and holidays.

    Full-time, part-time, and relief positions available.

    Requirements: A High School diploma or equivalent and a clean and valid driver’s license are required. Six or more months of experience with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities is preferred.

  • Maintenance Mechanic

    Description: Our Maintenance Mechanics are responsible for a variety of maintenance tasks in multiple agency facilities, including residential homes, day program facilities, and administrative office buildings. Maintenance staff perform groundskeeping, painting, plumbing, HVAC, heating, carpentry, electrical work, snow removal, and other duties as assigned. Staff may also be called upon to train other agency staff regarding the use of agency equipment and to monitor agency equipment for proper use. Maintenance staff will also participate in an on-call rotation schedule for emergencies occurring outside of regular business hours.

    Requirements: A High School diploma or equivalent and a clean driving record (must be able to comply with DOT regulations for physical and drug/alcohol testing). Technical training in one or more residential/commercial construction trades and lawn care experience is required. One year of direct field experience is required, but three or more years are preferred.

  • Bus Driver

    Description: Our Bus Drivers transport people supported to and from agency program facilities on regularly scheduled runs, ensuring the health and safety of passengers. Bus Drivers are also responsible for maintaining awareness of the needs of their passengers, and complying with the program plans for individuals receiving transportation assistance.  Drivers monitor the safety and functionality of the vehicles utilized and report any concerns to the Transportation Director as needed.

    Full-time and part-time positions available.

    Requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent and clean and valid New York State Class B-P Driver’s License (must also be able to comply with DOT regulations for physical and drug/alcohol testing).  Drivers must also be able to pass and maintain DMV 19-A Physical and Bus Driver certifications.

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

    Description: Agency nurses are responsible for the medical well-being of all people supported, including medical evaluation, staff development and training, and compliance with the agency and state medical regulations. Nursing staff assess the medical needs of people supported, coordinate medical services as needed, communicate the needs of people supported to the appropriate parties and complete documentation.

    Requirements: License and current registration as a Registered Nurse by the New York State Department of Education. One year of experience as a RN required. Previous experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred. Nurses must also hold a clean and valid driver’s license.

  • Janitorial Crew Leader

    Description: Janitorial Crew Leaders provide supervision and guidance to crew members while completing janitorial contracts. Other duties include maintaining inventory of materials and supplies, ensuring equipment utilized is in proper working order, maintaining a safe working environment for crew members, and providing transportation to and from assignments using an agency vehicle. Janitorial Crew Leaders are responsible for ensuring that contract specifications are met by/with their crew members.

    Full-time and part-time positions available.

    Requirements: A High School diploma or equivalent and a clean driving record (must be able to comply with DOT regulations for physicals and drug/alcohol testing). Experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as experience in commercial janitorial services and supervisory experience preferred. Must be able to clear or pass a GSA security clearance.

  • Relief Staff

    Description: Relief employees are needed in all departments within the agency. You will work as a replacement for a full-tim or part-time employee on an as-needed basis. Relief employees will receive training for specifc departments based on assignment. Requires a High School Diploma/GED or equivalent and a clean and valid driver's license. Experience preferred.  

Open Specialty Positions

  • Direct Support Supervisor

    Description: Full-time position (40 hours per week); schedule to be discussed at interview.

    Under the direction of the PATH Assistant/Director, oversees staff and individuals as needed. Assists with scheduling, staff meetings, documentation, direct care, activities and other duties as requested.

    Completes required documentation for proper billing.

    Requirements: High School Diploma. Two (2) years of experience with the MR/DD population. Previous supervisory experience preferred. Clean and valid New York State Drivers License. Must be able to bend, twist, kneel, climb stairs/ladders, and lift up to 50 pounds.

    Note: If a current staff member is interested in being considered for the above position, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing along with a current resume or list of qualifications and a phone number where you can be reached. A current staff member must have six (6) months of service in their current position to request a transfer (this does not apply to part-time and relief staff).

To apply: Download the Employment Application and the Self-Identification Form if you wish to include it with your application. Fill out and save the forms using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Email the saved forms as attachments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, the forms may be printed, filled out by hand and mailed in. If you need further assistance regarding the completion of this form, because of a disability, please contact the Human Resources Office at 518-563-0930.

Health, Dental, Vision,Term
Life & Cancer Insurance

NYS Statutory Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability Insurance

Paid Training, Paid Vacation Time, Sick Time, Holidays, and Floating Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement
& Scholarships

403(B) Retirement &
Employer Match

Employee Assistance Program &
Employee Discounts and Perks

Family Medical Leave
& Paid Family Leave

Advancement Opportunities

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