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Old 04-30-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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Default Jobs at agencies serving the developmentally delayed and other questions

Hello
I am about to graduate college from Colorado, and am thinking of moving to upstate/ western NY (although I am also open to other midwest/ east cost areas, I really just want to try somewhere new). Right now I am looking at jobs at mainly group homes serving adults with developmental disabilities. I have a couple questions for you all though! First, are there any agencies that are especially reputable, or any I should avoid working for? I have researched some different agencies but it would be great to hear a first hand opinion from someone who has actually worked in the field/ used their services. Also, I really know nothing about New York state, so are there any places that are especially nice (I know everyone will have their own personal preference about this!). Finally, I am also would really want to volunteer as an EMT where ever I move, as that is my passion, so are there any really great volunteer ambulance/ fire departments that run a decent amount of calls that y'all know of?
Thanks for any advice!
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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As for homes/agencies for those with developmental disabilities, look at ARC of Onondaga or Enable. Those two are the ones I know off of the top of my head.

As for EMT agencies, look at Rural Metro, NAVAC and a few others, that I will have to post later once I can think of them or get figure them out.

As for nice areas, what are you looking for? Something urban, suburban, small town or rural?
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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This should help:
Enable: Individualized Services For Children & Adults With Disabilities
Arc of Onondaga: Turning Disability into Ability: We Serve those with developmental disabilities & their family
ARISE Child & Family Services
Aurora of CNY
Transitional Living Services of Onondaga Co., Inc.


North Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps
RuralMetro.com Over 50 Years of Serving Others
Central New York's Bravest
fire departments in onondaga county, ny - Google Maps

Syracuse Apartments for Rent | Syracuse Apartment Finder
MapsKrieg - Syracuse, NY - Apartments & Housing For Rent
Longley Jones Management Corp. - Apartments - - -
http://www.suttoncos.com/management/search_results.php

Central New York Jobs
Central New York Jobs
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
New York's Creative Core
Onondaga County, New York
City of Syracuse
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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wow, thanks for all the links! Now I only need time off to look at all of them...
As far as what kind of 'nice' I am looking for when I move, I am pretty open to anything... I lived in a huge city once and hated it, and now I live in a college town with about 200,000 people, and I really like it here, but I will never know about other places until I try! Is the cost of living drastically different in the cities vs in the suburbs in these areas? I would not be opposed to living in the suburbs and driving in to the towns to work (prob. no more then 30 mins) so long as the roads are good all year round... do the roads stay pretty passable, at all times of day? (i might be working night shifts, since all my prospective jobs are staffed 24/7, and this also means that I would need to be really reliable in being able to get to work)
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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wow, thanks for all the links! Now I only need time off to look at all of them...
As far as what kind of 'nice' I am looking for when I move, I am pretty open to anything... I lived in a huge city once and hated it, and now I live in a college town with about 200,000 people, and I really like it here, but I will never know about other places until I try! Is the cost of living drastically different in the cities vs in the suburbs in these areas? I would not be opposed to living in the suburbs and driving in to the towns to work (prob. no more then 30 mins) so long as the roads are good all year round... do the roads stay pretty passable, at all times of day? (i might be working night shifts, since all my prospective jobs are staffed 24/7, and this also means that I would need to be really reliable in being able to get to work)
Cost of living is going to vary in terms of housing prices and property taxes. That's if you are looking for a home. Apartments are pretty much about the same anywhere and quality will be more of the measurement in terms of prices/rent. Here's smoe interesting comparisons between the city of Syracuse and some of the surrounding suburbs:
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If you want an apartment, this is a good website to look at: Syracuse Apartments for Rent | Syracuse Apartment Finder

As for the roads, even in the winter, the roads are generally clear and are taken care of in a timely manner. Triffic is hardly an issue and you can get to pretty much anywhere within 20 minutes or so.

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Old 05-04-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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BTW, Ilve heard mainly good things about ARC and my wife worked there for a while. I have a current co-worker that worked at Enable and for the most part, it was fine as well.
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