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Interviews

  • Interviews are held Monday to Friday at the 2393 Niagara Falls Blvd, Wheatfield location from 9 am to 3 pm by appointment only. Please send in, or drop off, your application and resume in advance for the recruiter to review.

  Current Positions

  • Behavior Technician – Niagara County – 35 hours per week, flexible (primarily afternoon and weekend hours) – Assists with the facilitation of behavior programming for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD) in conjunction with the Behavior Intervention Specialist. Provides appropriate implementation and review of documentation for all individuals in the designated waiver programs, in accordance with OPWDD and its regulations. Requires: High School Diploma with two (2) years of experience working with people with IDD is required. Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in human services, psychology, behavioral science or other related field helpful. OR, an equivalent combination of directly relevant education, training and experience deemed adequate to effectively perform the job. Basic knowledge of behavioral theories, practices and programs. Keen observation skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to interact effectively and positively with Individuals with IDD with patience, compassion and commitment. Must be able to listen and communicate effectively with peers, staff and parents/guardians. Ability to work independently with limited supervision and work in a team environment to produce positive results with fellow team members. Must possess the ability to maintain accurate records, prepare reports, compose correspondence and meet strict deadlines. Must have the ability to operate a personal computer/general office equipment including the use of Microsoft Office Suite word processing, databases, email and the internet. Must have a valid NYS driver’s license. Must be able to perform lifting techniques as per program or site specific needs with no restrictions. Must complete and maintain certification in SCIP-R, with restrictive certification.
  • Floating Residential Site Supervisor for Group Home/ICF’s — 40 hours per week, Sanborn, North Tonawanda, Wheatfield. Coordinates the daily operation of the residential group homes/ICF program where people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD) are supported. Ensures that program services are consistently provided in accordance with Individual Program Plans and established regulations. Supervises and schedules staff, evaluates staff performance, and ensures staff training is completed. The Floating Site Supervisor is responsible for maintaining the physical plant and program property in a safe and sanitary condition. Will float as assigned between the three ICF residences in Sanborn, North Tonawanda and Wheatfield. Responsible also as assigned for the security, accounting of, and proper utilization of the programs’ and Individuals’ finances. Advocates for the overall well-bring of the residents. Requires: a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Service or Human Service field, and one (1) year of experience in Human Service capacity, preferably with people with IDD including at least six (6) months direct supervisory experience. Or, an Associate’s Degree in an area of Human Services, Social Science or Social Services field and 2 years direct care experience with people with IDD and 6 months direct supervisory experience. Or High School diploma/GED and 3 years experience with 6 months of direct supervisory experience. Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience deemed acceptable for the position. Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and satisfy the agency’s driving policy, which includes a satisfactory driving record. Must successfully complete all OPWDD mandated training.
  • Greenhouse Assistant – Wheatfield, 35 hours per week/flexible (may include evenings, weekends and holidays), Salary is $11.98/hour — The Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse is one of the ways Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara works to promote the maximum potential and integration of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities by offering volunteer experience in a professional florist and greenhouse setting. The Assistant will: create floral arrangements throughout the year; must be willing to learn about and maintain fresh flowers, florist coolers and floral tools, and will assist with providing training and horticulture therapy relative to greenhouse related programs and information. Must be able to interface with the public in a business manner, and wear appropriate attire. Must be able to attend greenhouse and Agency events to include sales and goodwill events. Implements and monitors the documentation in accordance with the greenhouse operations; follows policy and procedures relative to fiscal responsibilities and inventory in accordance with Greenhouse procedures. Will assist in the proper service delivery in accordance with the Individual Program Plan (IPP) and documents services. Will be active with Individuals in the community as per their needs and program plans. Requires an Associates degree from accredited horticulture program with one (1) year paid greenhouse experience OR High School Diploma/GED with three (3) years paid greenhouse experience OR Certified by an accredited school program (i.e. BOCES) Certified Horticulture Program and two (2) years paid greenhouse experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience deemed adequate for the position. Candidates must have a valid New York State driver’s license and meet the Agency’s driving policy, which includes a satisfactory driver’s record (MVR).  Must be able to perform medium to heavy lifting of 50+ lbs. 
  • Registered Nurse/Clinical Specialist – Niagara County – 35 hours per week, flexible – Provides the coordination and regular review of health-related needs for individuals who receive services at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. The Clinical Specialist functions as an interdisciplinary team member providing consultation, training and oversight of nursing/health care needs. Registered Nurse Diploma/Degree. Must be licensed and currently registered as a nurse by the New York State Department of Education, with specialized training or one (1) year of professional experience. Experience with I/DD population preferred. Must have valid New York State driver’s license and must meet the Agency’s driving policy, which includes a satisfactory driver’s record (MVR). Recommended to attain core level SCIP-R training. Must successfully complete all OPWDD mandate training. Light to medium lifting required. Must maintain licensure as a registered nurse. Must be able to communicate effectively with staff, individuals, and families. Must be physically mobile to visit various Agency sites.
  • Production Worker/Laborer – Niagara Falls/Lockport, Flexible, Monday-Friday Day Hours, Flexible $11.00 per hour. Assist with the moving of freight, stock, finished product and other materials as well as participate in the packing/ assembly of a variety of products and materials, and completion of contract work as assigned. High School Diploma /GED. Experience in a production setting preferred, but not required. Must be able to safely operate equipment including, but not limited to hand trucks, pallet wrappers and pallet jacks. Must be able to provide personal transportation to work site. Must be able to perform lifting techniques required per program or site specific needs with no restrictions.
  • Cleaner – Niagara County and Neighboring Communities, Flexible hours may include evenings and/or weekends, $11.00 per hour. Provides quality cleaning services to customers by utilizing supplies and equipment to perform a variety of cleaning tasks, according to daily checklists. High School diploma or equivalent is preferred, but not required. Experience in Janitorial functions preferred, but not required OR, has satisfactorily completed Janitorial Assessment 1 and 2 and demonstrates working knowledge, along with basic skill of completing job responsibilities. Must be able to demonstrate safe operation of equipment including but not limited to floor scrubbers, vacuums, carpet extractors, lawn mowers and trimmers. Must be able to provide personal transportation to and from a designated work site at start/end of shift. Transportation between multiple sites during the course of the shift will be provided.
  • Residential Habilitation Aide – Niagara County-Flexible – Per Diem $9.89 per hour ($10.39 if med certified) – The Residential Habilitation Aide works with the Supportive Services Team toward the provision of Residential Habilitation/Community Hab services one-on-one for individuals enrolled in the HCBS Waiver living at home in the community. Promotes individual inclusion, independence, individualization, and productivity. High School Diploma/GED required, one (1) year experience working in the Human Services Field preferred. Must have a valid New York State drivers’ license and must meet the Agency’s driving policy, which includes a satisfactory driver’s record (MVR) and have a license for at least one year. Moderate to heavy lifting required. Wheelchair assistance may be required. Must be approved through New York State Register if working with persons under the age of 18. Recommended to attain core level SCIP-R training. Must successfully complete all OMRDD mandated training.
  • Respite Provider – Niagara County-Flexible – Per Diem $9.89 per hour ($10.39 if med certified) – The Respite Provider is a direct support professional who works with the Supportive Services team providing in-home respite for the families of a person with an intellectual or other developmental disability (I/DD). This includes, but is not limited to constant supervision, meal preparation, transferring of non-ambulatory individuals and behavior management. Maintain accurate documentation of services provided. High School Diploma/GED required, one (1) year experience working in the Human Services Field preferred. Must have a valid New York State drivers’ license and must meet the Agency’s driving policy, which includes a satisfactory driver’s record (MVR) and have a license for at least one year. Satisfy and maintain Category IV Driving Status. Moderate to heavy lifting required. Wheelchair assistance may be required. Must be approved through New York State Register if working with persons under the age of 18.

Residential Positions

  • Direct Care Professional – Residential Aide – Full time and part time positions available. Provides direct care services to program participants by implementing established active treatment plans and established program services. Provides necessary support and monitoring of program participants to ensure their safety and well-being at all times. The Residential Aide promotes program participant inclusion, individualization, independence, and productivity. High School diploma or equivalent and one year experience in Human Services preferred. Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and satisfy the agency’s driving policy, which includes a satisfactory driving record and have a license for at least one year. Must successfully complete all OPWDD mandated training. Pay rate $11.36 per hour. (Overnight Residential Aide $11.98 per hour – no driver’s license required.)
  • Direct Care Professional – Behavioral Assistant – Full time and part time positions available.  Functions as an adjunctive member of the Interdisciplinary Team (ITT), participating in and providing input into the formulation of the individual resident’s program plan. High School diploma or equivalent and one year experience in Human Services preferred. Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and satisfy the agency’s driving policy, which includes a satisfactory driving record and have a license for at least one year. Must successfully complete all OPWDD mandated training. Pay rate $11.98 per hour. (Overnight BA $11.98 per hour – no driver’s license required.)
  • Direct Care Professional – Residential Program Specialist – Full time and part time positions available. Responsible for implementation of the individual resident’s program plan. Provides direct assistance and supervision of the individual residents and support for adult daily living skills and housekeeping tasks. Responsible to complete administrative and clinical tasks. High School diploma or equivalent two (2) years Human Services experience preferred; one (1) year required. Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and satisfy the agency’s driving policy, which includes a satisfactory driving record and have a license for at least one year. Must successfully complete all OPWDD mandated training. Pay rate $11.98 per hour.
  • Direct Care Professional Relief positions in locations across Niagara County. Provides direct care services to program participants by implementing established active treatment plans and established program services. Provides necessary support and monitoring of program participants to ensure their safety and well-being at all times. Flexible schedules. High School diploma or equivalent and one year experience in Human Services preferred. Must successfully complete all OPWDD mandated training. Driver’s license is preferred, but not required. Pay rate $10.41 per hour Residential and $9.37 for Day Programs.

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Opportunities Unlimited is currently recruiting for relief staff in most program areas. Please fill out the Employment Application and send with resume to the Associate Executive Director of Human Resources, 2393 Niagara Falls Blvd., LPO #360, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. Please apply today and take advantage of our very competitive wages.

Interested in learning more? Join Patricia McCalister on the November 2015 edition of “Opportune Times” taped at LCTV.

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Homemakers, Students, Senior Citizens, and all others who wish to apply.

      • How would you like to feel the work you are performing is necessary?
      • Would you like to be motivated?
      • Do rewarding work?
      • Have flexible hours?
      • Receive benefits?
      • Have advancement potential?

If yes, in particular we are looking for direct care individuals to fill full-time, part-time positions with flexible hours to work in small residences assisting people with developmental disabilities across Niagara County, with immediate openings in the Wheatfield, Lockport, Ransomville areas. If you have PCA, home health or nurse’s aide training it is a plus.

Send resume and Employment Application completed to: Associate Executive Director, Human Resources-Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 2393 Niagara Falls Blvd., LPO Box 360, Niagara Falls, New York, 14304-0360, Fax (716) 504-2623 or call the Recruiter at (716) 504-2625.