Thank you for your interest in employment at Tri-County, ARC. Inc.. For any questions, please contact the main office at 860.858.5381 or visit our website at www.tri-countyarc.org.
Attached you will find a copy of our Application for Employment. Please fill it out completely and return to Human Resources; located in our main office at 40 Hale St., Vernon , CT 06606.
You must fill out the: Program Preferences and Hours Available to Work form, also, Release of Reference Information forms; the top portions are required to be filled out, (please remember to sign your name), in order for us to contact / request information from your present or former employer.
You must present documentation proof that you have CPR certification, High School Diploma or GED, and a valid Public Service License, (PSL) or regular driver’s license. Please attach copies to your application. (In order to be considered, for a regular position at Tri-County ARC, PSL License must be obtained; you can find information in regards to obtaining a PSL, by going to the DMV or their website.)
If you do not have a CPR certification, you may participate in one of our training classes; there is a small fee of $35.00, for a combined class of CPR and First Aid. You may also seek out CPR classes within the community. You are required to complete a CPR certification for all employment with Tri-County, ARC. To schedule a class with Tri-County ARC, please contact, Cathy Richard at 860-228-2070 Ext. 13.
Respite Relief - This is a substitute position or per diem and you are not required to have your PSL.
Consumer Counselor - Staff person at time of hire for a regular position must have a PSL.
Thank you for your interest in employment at Tri-County ARC. For any questions, please contact the main office at 860-228-2070 Ext. 13.
Enhancing the lives of people at home and in the community
Tri-County ARC, Inc. - Mission
Enhancing the lives of Individuals with Disabilities
Mission: The Tri-County ARC’s mission is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing individuals supports that promote self-reliance at home, at work and within the community.
Recruitment Goal: It is Tri-County ARC’s goal to recruit staff members who excel at support giving. Excellent support giving is caring, respecting, and believing in each person’s potential to learn, grow and develop into self-reliant adults.
Staffing Information: Staff typically begins work on a "Respite/Relief" status, doing on-call work within locations of their choice. All shifts and days of the week are needed. Pay for this level begins at $11.25 per hour and increases to $12.25 per hour after one year of employment. When Regular Positions with regular scheduled hours open, they are posted at the Main Office. All employees are encouraged to apply. Regular Positions starting wage is $14.15 per hour. After one year of successful employment the wage for Regular Positions increases to $15.00 per hour and after 18 months to $16.00 per hour. At three years the wage increases to $16.92. It takes time to achieve full time status with paid benefits due to the Seniority system in place at our agency.
Requirements: For a regular position it is a requirement to have a high school diploma or equivalent, a CPR certificate (we offer this course for $35.00 to those interested), and for a regular position you will need a public service endorsement on your driver’s license (PSL), which is obtained through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Respite Relief does not require a PSL.
Summary of Employee Benefits:
Respite/Relief Workers: Credit Union, Direct Deposit, Hepatitis B Vaccine, Staff Training.
Part Time Regular Positions: Entitled to all the benefits, listed above, that are given to Respite/Relief Workers. In addition, part time employees working 30 hours or more may purchase Medical and Dental Insurance at Tri-County group rates. Part-time employees (30hrs) may participate in our 401k plan with dollar for dollar match up to 3% of employee contribution, when eligibility requirements have been met.
Full Time Regular Positions: Entitled to all the benefits listed above for Respite/Relief and Part Time employees, in addition to Medical Insurance 85% covered by Tri-County, along with Dental Insurance 85% covered by Tri-County.
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