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    The Resource Center has been providing services to persons with disabilities in the Chautauqua County area since 1958. From our humble beginnings as a gathering of parents and concerned citizens who wanted to provide educational and training opportunities for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, The Resource Center has grown into a comprehensive agency providing services to thousands of persons with all types and levels of disabilities. The Resource Center is the largest non-governmental employer in Chautauqua County with a total of 1,200 employees on its payroll.

    The mission of The Resource Center is to support individuals with disabilities and other challenges in achieving maximum independence, contributing to their community, experiencing lifelong growth, and enjoying quality of life.

    Statement of Beliefs

    • We believe every individual is unique.
    • We believe in respect for human dignity.
    • We believe in the inherent value of every individual.
    • We believe every individual has the right to make choices.
    • We believe every individual has their own unique contributions to make to the community.
    • We believe every individual has the opportunity for lifelong growth.
    • We believe in the right of all individuals to achieve maximum independence.
    • We believe individuals have the right to experience life to the fullest extent possible.
    • We believe the interests of people we serve come first.
    • We believe all individuals have the right to share in the resources and responsibilities of the community.
    • We believe “families,” friends and relationships are important to every individual.
    • We believe individuals should be encouraged to believe in themselves.

    What Employees have to say about The Resource Center

    The Resource Center offers a variety of career options.  More important, The Resource Center offers an ability to enrich yourself personally and professionally by making a difference in people’s lives.  But, don’t take our word for it.  Listen to a few stories below from our dedicated employees.

    Meet Wendy Stimson, Residence Manager and 33-year employee with The Resource Center. Wendy’s story will bring tears to your eyes.

    Meet Tammy Fardink - Nurse and RN Supervisor for The Resource Center. Your career can take you many places. But, for Tammy Fardink, what started as an LPN position has blossomed into an RN Supervisor career where she makes a difference every day for residents and co-workers alike.


    Meet Corey Watson, DSP Lead and employee with The Resource Center. Life can be full of twists and turns. Corey's unique story is one of personal triumph and giving back.


    Meet David Steed - Direct Support Professional, Rachel Barto - Residence Manager and Jessica LaSpada - Residence Coordinator at The Resource Center. Watch their passionate stories about making a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis.

    Now that you have met some employees of The Resource Center, Join Our Team!  Please watch the video above to be inspired and motivated to make a difference in people's lives.

    Career Options at The Resource Center

    Career as a DSP (Direct Support Professional)

    Have you considered a career as a Direct Support Professional (DSP)?  A DSP helps people with developmental disabilities lead richer lives.  The work is challenging and diverse.  DSPs assist individuals with all of their personal care needs and care plans, help people participate in recreational programs that strengthen their life skills, and ensure a safe and comfortable environment.  Helping individuals live more independently is critical to our vision of community inclusion. The Resource Center now has a DSP Career Ladder and Leadership Career Path with an in-house Management Training Program.  Assistance is provided with the National Association of Direct Support Professional certification that can add up to $2.40 per hour to wages upon program completion. If you are a career-minded person with a good work history, we want to hear from you!

    Are you a College Student?

    The Resource Center offers full- and part-time positions with flexible hours and the ability to earn while you learn. You can even come home for college for the Summer and on breaks and work for us!  TRC is a great place to explore a career in the healthcare field and can give you valuable experience in human services.

    Are you retired and looking for a second career?

    Looking to supplement your fixed retirement income? Looking for a second career?  The Resource Center offers full- and part-time positions with flexible hours and the ability to truly make a difference. No experience is necessary and TRC offers paid training.

    Do you live in Pennsylvania and want to make more money?

    Do you want to earn a higher wage? The Resource Center offers a wide variety of full- and part-time positions in a healthcare setting with wages for entry level positions starting at $12.50 per hour.

    Are you a stay at home parent or do you need part-time work?

    Do you want to supplement your income? The Resource Center offers full- and part-time positions with flexible hours that allow you to make a difference while still taking care of your own family. No experience is necessary and TRC offers paid training.

    Are you a Nurse or recent graduate of a Nursing program?

    The Resource Center offers full-time, part-time and per diem LPN and RN nursing positions with flexible hours for experienced nurses and recent nursing program graduates.

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