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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*

The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence has a generous benefits package with paid time off, an employee referral program, and longevity bonus payments. Vacation time is accrued from the start date and is available for use after the 90-day probation period.

Staff members who have regular, full time status are eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance on the first of the month following 60 days of employment. Employees also have the option to participate in a 403(B) Retirement Plan.

PAID TIME OFF BENEFITS

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

Non Exempt/HourlyExempt/Salary
0 through 2 years = accrue up to 2 weeks0 to 4 years = accrue up to 3 weeks
plus 2 years through 4 years = accrue up to 2 weeks, 2 daysplus 4 to 10 years = accrue up to 4 weeks
plus 4 years through 8 years = accrue up to 3 weeksplus 10 to 15 years = accrue up to 4 weeks, 2 days
plus 8 years up to 15 years = accrue up to 4 weeksPlus 15 to 20 years = accrue up to 4 weeks, 4 days
plus 15 years up to 20 years = accrue up to 4 weeks, 2 daysplus 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.

Offered to only Regular Full time employees, Nurse Health Coaching: Read full details here.

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

The Aetna Resources for Living Employee Assistance Service is an employer sponsored program available at no cost to staff members and all members of their household. Children living away from home are covered up to age 26. Services include: emotional wellbeing support, legal services, financial services, and more. See additional details here.

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.

LONGEVITY PAYMENTS

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

Years of ServiceLongevity Payment Years of ServiceLongevity Payment
10$400 30$1,200
15$600 35$1,400
20$800 40$1,600
25$1,000 45$1,800
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 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   
Sign on Bonus $650   
Paid in installments of $300 after 3 months and $350 after 6 months (Full Time)   
(PT - $150 after 3 months and $175 after 6 months)

Employment Aide   
Sign on Bonus $650   
Paid in installments of $300 after 3 months and $350 after 6 months (Full Time)

Assistant Residential Manager and Assistant Habilitation Supervisor   
Sign on Bonus $650   
Paid in installments of $300 after 3 months and $350 after 6 months

Residence Manager   
Sign on Bonus $1,000   
Paid in installments of $500 paid after 6 months, and $500 after 18 months

Licensed Practical Nurse   
Sign on Bonus $2,250   
Paid in 4 installments over 3 years. First payment in 2 installments, after 6 months, 1 year then at 2nd year and 3rd year   
(PT = ½ amount)

Registered Nurse   
Sign on Bonus $4,000   
Paid in 4 installments over 3 years. First payment in 2 installments, after 6 months ($666.37) and after 1 year ($666.67) then after 2nd ($1,333.33) and 3rd year ($1,333.33)   
(PT= ½ amount --6months $250, 1yr $250, 2yrs $500, 3yrs $500)

Physical Therapist   
Sign on Bonus $3,000   
Paid in installments of $250 after 3 months, $500 after 6 months, $750 after 1 year, and $1,500 after 2 years

Bus Drivers   
Sign on Bonus $500   
Paid in installments of $250 after 3 months and $250 after 6 months of service   
(PT = ½ amount)

Early Education Teacher   
Sign on Bonus $2,500   
Paid in installments of $500 after 6 months, $1,000 after 1 year, and $1,000 after 2 years for fully certified teacher

Special Education Teacher   
Sign on Bonus $2,500   
Payable after 6 months of service for fully certified teacher

Coordinator of Children’s Programs   
Sign on Bonus $2,500   
Payable $500 after 6 months, $1000 after 1 year, and $1,000 after 2 years

Speech Pathologist/CFY   
Sign on Bonus $10,000   
Paid annually over 5 yrs. - $2,000 after 1 year & then annually thereafter

Maintenance Workers   
Sign on Bonus $500   
Paid in installments of $250 after 6 months, and $250 after 1 year

Fort Drum Custodial - Janitors   
Sign on Bonus $300   
Payable after 3 months of service

We do not offer sign on bonuses for temp/sub/seasonal status positions.