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Careers at Arc

Arc of Onondaga offers a vast amount of opportunities for people looking to begin or expand their careers.   Arc offers competitive starting salaries and a great benefits package including health, life, dental, vision, and short and long term income protection.  Arc also offers vacation, sick and personal time which can be used within the first year of employment, as well as retirement plans and continuing education opportunities. Additionally, Arc offers full-time, part- time and casual relief employment opportunities throughout Onondaga County with day, evening and weekend schedules available.  

Arc of Onondaga provides the following benefits to its employees.  Some eligibility requirements do exist, including working a minimum of 35 hours per week to be eligible for health, dental and vision insurance.

Medical Plan

In addition to the benefits outlined below under the health plan, you will automatically be enrolled in the members rewards program through Excellus which entitles you to health resources in your area including discounts on programs such as exercise, health and fitness clubs and glasses to name a few.

• Comprehensive plan through Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
• Employee and dependent premiums are supplemented by the Agency
• Domestic partner coverage available

Dental Plan and Vision Plan

The agency provides a self-funded plan for dental and vision, which entitles you to go to the dentist or vision care facility of your choice not restricting you to network providers.

Life Insurance / AD&D

A life insurance policy will be paid in full by the agency equal to your annual earnings up to $50,000. Additional life insurance plans are also available for employees and their dependents through Prudential, Allstate and Aflac to purchase.

Income Protection

NYS Disability and Long Term Disability protection is available against both short and long term loss of income due to illness or injury. Long Term Disability is paid for in full by the agency.  Additional Short Term Disability may also be purchased through Prudential, Allstate and Aflac.

Pension Plan

Employees are immediately eligible to make pre-tax contributions to their 401(k) account effective with the quarter following their date of hire. Through payroll deduction, employees may contribute 1% to 80% of the annual income not to exceed $16,500 during the plan year. After employees have attained one year of service the agency will contribute 50% of your pre-tax contribution up to 6% of your eligible compensation.

Flexible Spending/Section 125 Plan

This plan allows eligible employees to redirect a portion of their salary to a Section 125 which entitles employees to receive reimbursement for health, dental, vision and any unreimbursed medical expenses using pre-tax health dollars. The plan will also allow redirection of salary for dependent care coverage as well. The plan allows a maximum of $5,000 for dependent care and $3,000 for medical expenses.

Employee Assistance Program

The Agency provides a paid-in-full employee assistance program through Crouse HelpPeople for all employees and their dependents. This service provides professional and confidential consultation to staff and their dependents.

Paid Time Off

• Vacation: Begins to accrue immediately and can be taken as soon as 90 days following employment.  Accrual rates increase with length of service.
• Personal Time: All staff are eligible for 3 personal days per year. First year employees receive a prorated amount.
• Sick Days: Accrues at the rate of 1 day per month.
• Holidays: Employees receive 12 holidays per year inclusive of a Floating Holiday to be taken at the employee’s discretion

Other Benefits Available to Staff

• Tuition Assistance is available for all pre-approved courses
• Credit Union
• Free parking at all Arc of Onondaga sites

For more information about current available positions please complete our application for employment or visit our Human Resource Department at 600 S. Wilbur Ave, Syracuse, NY 13204 or call at 315.476.7441 or fax your resume to 315.472.0873.

The list of current openings is routinely updated each week, so please check back regularly for the latest opportunities.