HR Staffing Specialist / Recruiter

  • Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA
  • Jan 16, 2020
Human Resources

Job Description

Abilities First, Inc., a CQL accredited organization, has been making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities for over fifty years. Starting out as The Little Red School House in 1962, Abilities First, Inc. has evolved into the Hudson Valleys premiere provider of support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. We offer a wide variety of services including school and preschool programs, day habilitation, residential habilitation, community habilitation, service coordination and employment services. At 660 employees, Abilities First has grown and is looking to add an experienced HR Staffing Specialist to join our Human Resource team!

The right candidate will have the ability to become familiar with multiple programs, assisting in job analysis and staffing level needs. The Recruiter will assist with the writing of internal and external employment advertisements, obtain approval/maintain all hire requests, conduct pre-employment screening, interviewing, and reference checking. Requires excellent analytical, organizational and computer skills. This role will assist the Director with strategic workforce planning, from the assessment of job responsibilities, employee capabilities and development to familiarity with the external labor job market.

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Will review departmental needs with managers, assisting with staffing level analysis to ensure optimal coverage, and obtain approvals on hire requisitions.
  • Creates internal and external employment advertisements, maintains job postings on employment websites.
  • Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting local community services, colleges, employment agencies, media and internet sites.
  • Attends job fairs and other employment related events.
  • Maintains database of applicant information and outcomes.
  • Conducts telephone screening of candidates, scheduling qualified candidates for interviews in their respective departments.
  • Participates in interviews as needed.
  • Corresponds with applicants, providing status and sending post-interview correspondence.

Full Time employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Four weeks paid vacation, plus sick time, personal time, and paid holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Retirement plan with employer contribution
  • On demand payment for early access to earned wages!

  • A minimum of one (1) year of recruiting experience with a variety of positions, with a focus on person-organization and person-job fit.
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or similar field is required, while a combination of experience and education will be considered.
  • Human services experience preferred, but not required.
  • PHR/SPHR designation a plus.