Job seekers who are interested in working in the care service industry are invited by state Senator Joseph Addabbo to attend a mass-hiring event in Ridgewood.
The event, which is co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan and Assemblyman Mike Miller in partnership with Birch Family Services, will take place on June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council, located at 59-03 Summerfield St. in Ridgewood.
“When we have held previous Birch Family Services hiring events, a large percentage of the participants were able to move on to satisfying new jobs in the health care field in our area,” Addabbo said. “During this event, those who are interested in working for Birch will be considered for positions at the Ridgewood and Glendale sites caring for some of our community’s most vulnerable local residents.”
Birch Family Services provides a wide variety of health, education and social services for residents with autism and other disabilities, including preschool special education, special education for people ages 5 through 20, day habilitation, and support for families who are raising children with disabilities, among others.
“Working with disabled individuals and their families is an extremely important and meaningful career path,” Addabbo said. “I can think of few endeavors more rewarding than helping others reach their highest personal potential.”
Individuals interested in job opportunities at Birch must have, at minimum, a high school diploma or G.E.D., experience caring for elderly and/or disabled individuals, and a New York State driver’s license.
Those who are attending the hiring event should bring their resume, two forms of identification, including the required state driver’s license, and proof of their highest completed educational degree. While not required, applicants are encouraged to bring information about any professional certifications they may hold such as HHA, CAN, CPR, AMAP and others.
For more information about the Birch hiring event and other free community events sponsored by Addabbo throughout the year, please contact Frank Fazio in the senator’s Howard Beach district office at 718-738-1111.