Testimonials from Staff

A Letter from the Executive Director

Meaningful Work, Close to Home


Are you ready to make a difference in someone’s life?


For over 60 years, The Arc Mid-Hudson has been supporting people with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities to be as independent as possible while they live, work and enjoy life.


As an Arc Mid-Hudson employee, you play a very important role in teaching and coaching people as they realize their full potential and achieve their goals.


The “Arc” symbolizes the powerful bridge of support our employees provide people, from preschool through adulthood.


Today, we are one of the largest employers in the area — and we’re growing!  With the expansion of our programs and services, we have positions and opportunities for employment.


We need you! Visit www.TheArcMH.org/careers to explore career opportunities today.


I’m looking forward to meeting you.


Warm Regards,

John McHugh




What Our Employees Say


“If you haven’t worked in this field, try it. This was my first job working with people with developmental disabilities, and I didn’t know their capabilities. I’ve learned to never judge a book by its cover. Going to work truly brings me joy.”

– Shiffone, Residential Coordinator


“I started at a residential home in 2014 and met a young man who was nonverbal. I knew he was frustrated so I found unique ways to talk to him, learned his interests, passions, likes and dislikes. Now he feels safe and respected. I feel good inside.”

– Kyle (right), Residential Coordinator, with Gianni



Why You’ll Love Working at The Arc Mid-Hudson

Direct support staff Christy (left) and Nick (center right), work with Annie (center left) and Jesse (right) in their home.
  • Find work close to your home
  • Generous benefits, including medical/ dental insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more
  • Extensive and informative paid new hire orientation, as well as ongoing training and professional development
  • Work schedules that fit your needs: days, evenings, overnights, weekends, etc.
  • Wide variety of job types with more than 100 different job titles
  • Opportunities for advancement within the agency

Best of all, the people you support can enrich your life as much as you enrich theirs.



What Job Is Right For You?


Day Program Specialists, Residential Specialists, Community Habilitation Specialists and Job Coaches all work to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Which one is right for you?


Day Program Specialists work in one of our many Day Habilitation locations. Every day, program specialists inspire the people we support to learn and grow through volunteer activities in the community, a special art project, lessons in plant care, playing basketball at the gym and a variety of other activities.


Residential Specialists work in our friendly, comfortable homes located throughout Greene, Putnam and Ulster counties. As a Residential Specialist, you’ll support people in these homes as they take steps toward independence. You will discover new opportunities and work with fun-loving men and women, each with their own distinct personality.


Community Habilitation Specialists work one-on-one with adults and children in their homes or in the community. If you are looking for a position that is part-time, flexible and provides you the chance to become an important part of someone’s life, this is the ideal choice for you.


Job Coaches provide hands-on support to people at their place of employment. This role will take you to retail stores, food markets, restaurants, hospitals, offices and other businesses in the community where you will coach people to build confidence and competence in their position.


Our direct support workforce is the backbone of our organization.


We support our staff’s education and growth to become certified Direct Support Professionals (DSP) by sponsoring their accreditation training through The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP).



Get To Know Us


The Arc Mid-Hudson is a private not-for-profit agency founded in 1956 by families in Greene, Putnam and Ulster counties. Supporting 1,300 people from preschool through adulthood, our mission is to offer people with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities to live and experience full lives. The Arc Mid-Hudson is the Greene, Putnam and Ulster Counties’ Chapter of NYSARC, Inc. and a member of The Arc of the United States.



Let Your Heart Lead You To A Great Place to Work


Contact us or fill out an application for an internship or job with The Arc Mid-Hudson. You can make a  difference in someone’s life – learn how. Contact our recruitment team at:  (845) 331-4300 or careers@TheArcMH.org Or, click here to fill out our online application.