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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

  • Assistant Director of Residential Services – Niagara County – 40 hours per week, flexible – Assist the Director of Residential Services in planning, coordination, implementation and overall operation of the Residential Services Program. Responsible for establishing monitoring systems specific to daily operations to ensure compliance with applicable OPWDD regulations and agency/program policies and procedures. Must perform function as needed as per programmatic needs. Master’s Degree preferred from an accredited program in social work, rehabilitation, education, or other human services field to include a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the coordination of services or direct care of the ID/DD population, of which one (1) year is administrative/supervisory experience, OR Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program in Human Service and five (5) years of experience working with the ID/DD population, and a minimum of two (2) years administrative/supervisory experience. Must meet the qualifications necessary to act as a QIDP under NYS and federal regulations. Must have a valid New York State driver’s license and must meet the Agency’s driving policy, which includes a satisfactory driver’s license record (MVR). Must attain and maintain certification in SCIP-R training at the level required as per program or site specific needs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Building Maintenance Specialist – Niagara County – 40 hours per week, flexible – Maintains, repairs, renovates, and constructs building mechanicals and equipment for 24 commercial and residential properties. Vocational/High School Graduate or GED required. Must have a minimum of three (3) years supervised experience in plumbing, carpentry, millwrighting, painting, electrical, and/or masonry work. Must be proficient in the use of hand tools. Required to be on-call with a flexible schedule and respond to emergency repair requests. Must have a valid NYS driver’s license and must meet the Agency’s driving requirements, which includes a satisfactory driver’s license record (MVR).
  • 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.