Employment

Mountain Lake Services always seeks energetic, motivated people who want to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, and who are interested in a flexible work schedule. We provide extremely competitive compensation.

New openings are frequently posted in local newspapers for all the positions described below.

Current Position Openings

Direct Support Professionals

We always accept applications for the Direct Support Professional position and for part-time relief staff for the Direct Support Professional position described herein.

Many people have found working as relief staff to be an excellent supplementary income or a path to eventual full-time employment with the agency.

The starting rate is up to $18.80/hour. $750.00 BONUS AFTER 6 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT.

Description: Promote individualization by offering choices. Encourage people to be independent and actively involved in all aspects of their daily lives. Provide physical assistance, training, counseling, and emotional support as needed. Be actively involved in developing supports and services to each person served. Carry out specific strategies identified in the individualized service plan (ISP) and provide required documentation. Network within the community to help develop friendships and natural supports.

Other responsibilities may include provision of intensive on-the-job training, long-term follow-along support, job development, advocacy, assisting workers to become more independent in their job tasks, and maintaining records in accordance with OPWDD, VESID and program requirements.

Requirements: HS diploma or GED degree, lifting ability, and a clean driving record. Previous experience with intellectually disabled people is a plus.

Location: Varies throughout Essex County.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Description: Provide outpatient care in an Article 16 Clinic setting to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have psychiatric mental health needs. Within the clinic setting, develop treatment plans in collaboration with family members and professional staff. This position entails diagnosing, conducting assessments, prescribing medications, and providing psychosocial examinations and emergency psychiatric services.

Requirements: An RN license to practice in New York State is required, as well as a Master's degree in psychiatric or mental health nursing from a state-approved and accredited school for psychiatric training. Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is also required. Experience with people with developmental disabilities is desirable and preferred. Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills are required. Ability to work collaboratively with staff is a must.

Locations: Article 16 Clinic, Port Henry, NY.

Production Worker

Description: Perform varied tasks that include operating woodworking machinery or assembling, packaging and finishing wood products.

Requirements: Ability to set up, adjust and operate woodworking machines while ensuring quality standards are met. At least a High School Diploma/GED is required.

Locations: Essex Industries, Mineville, NY (flexible hours, Monday-Friday).

Registered Nurse (RN)

Description: This is a stimulating management opportunity for an energetic, compassionate nurse to work with adults with intellectual disabilities. The incumbent is responsible for assessing individual medical needs; coordinating medical services; providing staff training about health-related issues; and ensuring compliance with medication policies.

Additional Duties: Provide prompt and proper medical attention to residents' routine and special medical needs. Ensure that accurate and complete records of medical and nursing services are entered into each resident's file. These positions have a flexible Monday-Friday work schedule.

Requirements: An RN license to practice in New York State is required. Experience with people with developmental disabilities is desirable and preferred. Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills are required. Ability to work collaboratively with staff is a must.

Location: Elizabethtown, NY.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Description: This is a stimulating opportunity for an energetic, compassionate nurse to work with adults with intellectual disabilities in residential settings under the supervision of an RN. The incumbent is responsible for: assisting with the assessment of individual medical needs; caring for people's medical needs; following up on medical and clinic appointments; coordinating medical services; providing staff training about health-related issues; medication & treatment administration; and ensuring compliance with medication policies.

Additional Duties: Provide prompt and proper medical attention to residents' routine and special medical needs. Ensure that accurate and complete records of medical and nursing services are entered into each resident's file. These positions have a flexible Monday-Friday work schedule.

Requirements: An LPN license to practice in New York State is required. Experience with people with developmental disabilities is desirable and preferred. Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills are required. Ability to work collaboratively with staff is a must.

Location: Moriah, NY.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Description: This is a stimulating opportunity to work with adults with intellectual disabilities in residential settings under the supervision of an RN. The incumbent is responsible for: assisting people with activities of daily living skills; caring for people's medical needs; attending and following up on medical and clinic appointments; and medication & treatment administration in compliance with medication policies.

Additional Duties: Provide prompt and proper medical attention to residents' routine and special medical needs. Ensure that accurate and complete records of medical and nursing services are entered into each resident's file. These positions are full time weekend and evening hours.

Requirements: A NYS CNA certification in New York State is required. Experience with people with developmental disabilities is desirable and preferred. Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills are required. Ability to work collaboratively with staff is a must.

Location: Moriah, NY.

Driver

Description: Drive agency vehicles to transport people to and from routine medical appointments. Ensure required paperwork is completed by medical providers and distributed to appropriate parties. Convey appointment outcomes to nursing personnel upon return.

Requirements: At least a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver's license are required. Ability to work collaboratively with staff is a must.

Location: Varies throughout Southern/Eastern Essex County.

Operations Manager

Description: Mountain Lake Services' Essex Industries seeks a motivated, self-driven team leader with excellent organization skills and woodworking abilities. The successful applicant will be asked to help oversee production in a fast-paced and growing manufacturing facility. Responsibilities include: inventory & production control; quality control & training; resource allocation & development; machine maintenance & setup; oversight of R&D and safety regulations; aiding in the creation of jigs, fixtures & training; assisting the people we support in the various jobs required in our workshops.

Requirements: Minimum seven (7) years; experience in a production setting, five (5) years' supervisory experience, and at least a High School Diploma/GED. A valid drivers license is required. Ability to work collaboratively with staff is a must, in addition to strong organization skills, proficient oral and written communication, and working cooperatively with people within and outside of the program.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Location: Essex Industries, Mineville, NY.

Assistant Foreman

Description: Mountain Lake Services seeks a motivated and experienced Assistant Foreman with knowledge of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our fast-paced production facility. Responsibilities include: monitoring work processes, ensuring proper job setups, and assisting in daily production.

Requirements: A High School Diploma/GED and a valid drivers license are required. Woodworking experience, machine setup/operation, or equivalent knowledge of woodworking processes is preferred. Ability to work collaboratively with staff is a must.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Location: Essex Industries, Mineville, NY.

Administrative Assistant, Human Resources

Description: Mountain Lake Services seeks an energetic and committed full-time Administrative Assistant to perform specialized clerical, administrative and receptionist support to the Human Resources office.

Requirements:  At least a high school diploma or GED is required; an Associates Degree is preferred, with previous general office experience. Proficiency in computer skills and the use of office machines is required. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are necessary to interact with all levels of employees and external parties -- in person, or via email and the telephone. Strong analytical skills are essential. The ability to operate operate all office equipment (telephone, computer, typewriter, copy machine, etc.) is necessary. Working collaboratively with staff is a must.

Location: Port Henry, NY. Monday through Friday work schedule.

A competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and an excellent fringe benefit package are offered.

Administrative Assistant, Administration

Description: Mountain Lake Services seeks an energetic and committed full-time Administrative Assistant, with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands, to assist in managing a high-intensity, fast-paced environment. This position provides advanced secretarial, and administrative support to the Administrative Office and deals with a diverse group of external and internal customers.   .

Requirements: Substantial administrative experience is required. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are required to handle sensitive matters and confidential situations. At least an Associates Degree is preferred, and proficiency in computer skills and the use of office machines is required. Experience in computer software usage, including database management and information processing tools, is also required. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diverse responsibilities. Analytical ability is required to compile, summarize and provide statistical reports as needed. Ability to work collaboratively with staff is a must.

Location: Port Henry, NY. Monday through Friday work schedule.

A competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and an excellent fringe benefit package are offered.

Community Pre-Vocational Specialist

Description: Mountain Lake Services seeks an energetic and committed full-time Community Pre-Vocational Specialist to work with intellectually and developmentally disabled people. This person will provide instruction in vocational skill development; teach and model work skills and professional work habits; and maintain accurate documentation within regular pre-vocational progress notes.

Requirements:  At least a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver's license is required. Good computer and writing skills are required. Retail and customer experience is a plus. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are necessary. Strong analytical skills are essential. Ability to work collaboratively with staff is a must.

Location: MLS Farm Store, Port Henry, NY.

A competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and an excellent fringe benefit package are offered.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Description: Mountain Lake Services seeks an energetic and committed full-time Executive Administrative Assistant to provide high-level administrative assistance to the Executive Director in a fast-paced office environment, with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands. This position provides advanced administrative support to the Administrative Office and deals with a diverse group of external and internal customers.   .

Requirements: Substantial administrative experience is required. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are required to handle sensitive matters and confidential situations. At least an Associates Degree is preferred, and proficiency in computer skills and the use of office machines is required. Experience in computer software usage, including database management and information processing tools, is also required. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diverse responsibilities. Analytical ability is required to compile, summarize and provide statistical reports as needed. Ability to work collaboratively with staff is a must.

Location: Port Henry, NY. Monday - Friday work schedule.

A competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and an excellent fringe benefit package are offered.

Job Coach

Description: Mountain Lake Services a Job Coach to provide on-site job training to  intellectually and developmentally disabled people seeking job placement. Responsibilities include assisting individuals in evaluating their job needs, completing employment applications, developing resumes, and preparing for interviews, providing intensive on-the-job training and long-term follow-along support, job development & advocacy, and assisting people to become independent in their job tasks. Work schedule is flexible with varied day, evening, and weekend hours.

Requirements: A high school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license are required. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills are necessary. Experience working with intellectually and developmentally disabled people and previous knowledge or experience in a supported employment environment is preferred.

Location: Essex County, NY, with frequent work-related travel. Tools and vehicle are provided.

A competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and an excellent fringe benefit package are offered.

Informed Rights Specialist

Description: 

Obtain informed consents for individuals served for these treatment and service plans: psychotropic medications, behavior support plans, rights restrictions and residential placement. Contact and assist families with completion of consent documentation. Ensure all documentation is received within the required timeframes and distributed to appropriate parties.

Requirements:  At least a high school diploma or GED is required and a Bachelor's Degree is preferred. Computer literacy (e.g. Microsoft Office) is required. Ability to work collaboratively with staff is a must.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Location: Port Henry, NY.

Employment Inquiries and Application Form

To inquire about job openings via email, please fill out our employment inquiry form.

Click this link to download a printable PDF edition of our current employment application: mls_employment.pdf.

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Direct Support Professional Position Descriptions

Required Minimum Qualifications: HS diploma or GED degree, lifting ability, and a clean driving record.

  • Direct Support Professionals: Promote individualization by offering choices. Encourage people to be independent and actively involved in all aspects of their daily lives. Provide physical assistance, training, counseling, and emotional support as needed. Be actively involved in developing supports and services to each person served. Carry out specific strategies identified in the individualized service plan (ISP) and provide required documentation. Network within the community to help develop friendships and natural supports. Our minimum full-time starting rate is up to $18.80/hour.

We are currently accepting applications for full-time, awake overnight, and relief staff for the Direct Support Professional position described in this section. We have immediate openings in Jay, Keeseville, Willsboro, Westport, Elizabethtown, Port Henry, Crown Point, Ticonderoga, and Schroon Lake. Earn up to $18.80/hour.

  • Many people have found working as relief staff to be an excellent supplementary income or a path to eventual full-time employment with the agency.
  • Volunteer and student intern opportunities are always available. These have often led to subsequent employment with Mountain Lake Services.

Note: Additional information can be requested.

Management Position Descriptions

Required Minimum Qualifications: BS/BA degree and/or equivalent licensure for RN/LPN positions, lifting ability, and a valid driver's license. LMSW degree/certification for LMSW positions.

Note: Additional information can be requested.

  • Residential Managera and Assistant Managers: Manage daily operations of residences for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Supervise residential staff through ongoing support, feedback and training. Implement and document services and enhance residents' quality of life.
  • Licensed Master Social Workers: Provide individual and group counseling, conduct assessments, coordinate the admission/discharge process, and train staff.
  • Registered Nurses: Assess individual medical needs and coordinate medical services. Present staff trainings about health-related issues. Ensure compliance with medication policies. Provide prompt and proper medical attention to residents' routine and special medical needs. Ensure that accurate and complete records of medical and nursing services are entered into each resident's file. These positions follow a flexible Monday-Friday work schedule.

Employee Benefits

We provide these benefits to full-time staff:

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible medical spending account
  • Group life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid training
  • Educational assistance
  • Liberal leave time

More Information

If you have HR or employment questions, please contact the Mountain Lake Services Human Resources Department, 10 St. Patrick's Place, Port Henry, NY 12974, 518-546-7721.

Alternatively, if you want to contact the HR Department via email, please fill out our employment inquiry form.