Career Opportunities

The William George Agency is one of the larger providers of services for young adults in Upstate New York, and one of the oldest nationwide. We actively seek diverse staff members committed to our Agency’s Mission, Vision, and Values who Care First about young people and their families. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an Employee Assistance Program, a diverse work environment, opportunities for career advancement and personal growth.   Our Youth Care Specialists have a choice of three schedule options:  Sunday through Wednesday, Wednesday through Saturday or Overnights!  For more information, please call our Human Resources department @ 607-844-6239

We will call to schedule interviews within two business days.

 

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Current Positions Available

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:            

  • Professional Cooking Experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Physical and TB Test (required within one month of initial hire date)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:           

Degree and/or courses in related field

HOURS:                                              

Forty hours per week, shift determined by Food Service Director

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

  1. To prepare and serve food in a tasteful, eye-appealing, nutritious and sanitary manner to the residents and staff.
  2. To supervise and teach good work habits to residents assigned to the food preparation program.
  3. To provide a positive role model for residents in the care of The William George Agency.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
  2. Required to tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking.
  3. Be able to walk down and climb stairs.
  4. After Restraint Training, be able to restrain residents if necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Prepare and serve meals, as required by menu.
  2. Supervise and know the whereabouts of residents assigned to work in the kitchen area and report out of program residents immediately to the Support Team.
  3. Evaluate resident’s performance daily using the Daily Level System Evaluation sheets in accordance with published guidelines and individual goals.  Give daily sheets to the Dining Room Attendant for consolidation.
  4. Prepare written Incident Reports of critical incidents and give them to the Director of Food Services.
  5. In the absence of resident workers, be able to accomplish all required work promptly.
  6. Pull items from the freezer and defrost as required to support menu.
  7. Clean all equipment and pots and pans used to prepare meals and report any maintenance problems.
  8. Ensure knives are locked up when not being used.
  9. Follow cleaning schedule as determined by the Director of Food Services.
  10. Wear proper uniform, hair restraint, and practice sanitation standards as required by Federal, State, and County health regulations.
  11. Follow closing checklist as determined by the Director of Food Services.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Food Services.
  13. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice, and policy of The William George Agency.  This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety-related training.
  14. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

DEPARTMENT:           

Food Services

SUPERVISED BY:         

Director of Food Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:         

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 3-5 years of direct experience working with youth in a counseling position                     
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Physical & TB Test (required within one month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Previous experience in working with critically disturbed adolescents

HOURS:                                              

  • 40 hours per week, Monday thru Friday
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

POSITION LEVEL:                             

Responsible to the Director of Hard to Place Services

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide counseling to residents through individual sessions and group sessions.
  2. Direct Child Care Staff in treatment intervention and supervise such service in consultation with the Director of Hard to Place Services.
  3. Responsible for the development of a comprehensive psychosocial treatment plan for each resident and family within 60 days of admission to the Agency, and implementation and maintenance of the treatment plan, and case documentation in Connections in coordination with members of the treatment team.
  4. Provide direct service to families of residents through advocacy, counseling, social brokerage or other appropriate interventions.
  5. Responsible for the writing of progress notes in the statewide Connections system or electronic case files in regards to individual, group, family counseling and other pertinent face to face contacts.
  6. Responsible for discharge and transfer planning in conjunction with guardian(s)/resources, placing agency, potential community aftercare services, and any other involved parties.
  7. Plan and execute in-service training, team treatment, and problem-oriented meetings in conjunction with the Cottage Manager and Director of Hard to Place Services.
  8. Work collaboratively with the Cottage Manager in regards to maintaining the expectations of the physical plant as well as the therapeutic milieu.
  9. Coordinate residents home visits with Cottage Manager and placing agency.
  10. Collaborate with the placing agency and any other outside support service in the home community.
  11. Attend all meetings and opportunities for professional development as directed.
  12. Assist the Admissions Department in coordinating the arrival of youth during the intake process.
  13. Responsible for the implementation of programming reflective of The William George Agency’s treatment philosophy.
  14. Adhere to and perform all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice, and policy of The William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety-related training.
  15. Adhere to the treatment philosophy of The William George Agency and the rules, requirements, and recommendations of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
  16. Assist the Director of Residential Services and Director of Hard to Place Services in other delegated functions.

DEPARTMENT:         

Residential Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services or Counseling or
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of direct experience working with youth and families in a counseling position (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Physical and TB Test (required within 1 month of initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Previous experience in working with critically disturbed adolescents and families

HOURS:                                             

  • Monday thru Friday; 40 hours per week
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the family

POSITION OBJECTIVE:                   

To effectively work with families in order to implement the treatment planning process with families and or permanency resources to facilitate the goal of family reunification and to work with the family to develop and implement a continuing care plan and establish effective permanency.  The Regional Family Services Coordinator will serve the families/discharge resource in the designated region assigned.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Locate, identify, and establish appropriate primary and alternative discharge resources for residents, in conjunction with their Permanency Planning Goal, as defined by the Family Court System of the Counties in the region.
  2. Work closely with the Cottage Director’s to stay informed about residents’ progress in treatment and effectively communicate progress to families.
  3. Provide family therapy and casework to the families as indicated in the treatment plans, as well as keep families updated about their youngsters’ progress in treatment. There should be bi-weekly face to face contact with families whose youngster is currently in placement. 
  4. On an on-going basis, provide information about the Agency programs and admission criteria and procedures to OCFS, Probation Departments, Family Courts, School Districts, and other human service agencies.
  5. Provide liaison services to the referral agencies and other human services agencies in the communities in order to facilitate the progress of children and their families.
  6. Provide after-care services to children and their families for three (3) months after discharge from the Agency.
  7. Provide support services to the families, i.e., help gather information about community resources, help obtain financial, transportation, food and shelter supports.
  8. Be an integral part of the child’s treatment team by providing input to the team about family issues, dynamics, and needs by participating actively in the formulation of treatment plans. Whenever possible, the Family Services Coordinator should attend the Comprehensive and Treatment Plan Reviews.
  9. The Regional Family Services Coordinator should meet at least monthly with their Residential Department Head for supervision, and weekly with the Cottage Director for supervision and guidance.
  10. Represent the Agency at Family Court hearings and present the Agency’s assessment and recommendation regarding the children’s and families’ treatment needs.
  11. Help develop discharge plans. As needed, make referrals for aftercare services, including but not limited to services through Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Bridges to Health, Mental Health, etc.  Assist families in identifying and securing aftercare resources.
  12. Perform Agency public relations functions as directed by the Residential Department Head.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions and the Residential Department Head.
  14. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice and policy of The William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.
  15. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

DEPARTMENT:        

Residential Services

POSITION LEVEL:   

Responsible to the Cottage Director and Residential Services Department Head for all treatment and liaison functions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Yearly physical & TB test (required within 1 month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • BS or AAS degree in related field
  • Previous child care experience

POSITION LEVEL:                           

Responsible to the Director of Support Services

HOURS:                                             

  • Part-time
  • Fridays: afternoon & evenings
  • Saturdays & Sundays:  flexible shifts available

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Transport children to off-campus appointments and for travel home as assigned.
  2. Supervision of each child at all times while in your care. Report missing children immediately to the Administrator on Duty or Director of Support Services.
  3. Must be able to perform physical intervention as per the Agency’s restraint policy.
  4. Help implement individual treatment plans with each child.
  5. Act as a positive role model for the children in support of accepted societal norms and values.
  6. Help children abide by Agency policies and procedures
  7. Store medications as per policy during transports.
  8. Prepare electronic incident reports on significant incidents
  9. Perform other duties assigned.
  10. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice, and policy of The William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety-related training
  11. Responsible to adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

DEPARTMENT:        

Support Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:            

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Physical & TB Test (required within one month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED:                                       

  • BS or AAS Degree in Related Field
  • Previous Child Care Experience

POSITION LEVEL:                                

Responsible to Awake Overnight Campus Supervisor

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  1. To help create and maintain a healthful, safe and therapeutic environment for the children in the cottage(s)
  2. To help implement each child’s individual treatment goals
  3. To provide positive role models for children in the care of the Agency
  4. To ensure that the basic psychological needs of the children for nurturance, structure, and counseling are met

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:

  1. Know the whereabouts of children assigned to the cottage at all times. Report missing children immediately to the Administrator on Duty.
  2. Conduct bed checks every 15 minutes and facility checks at least twice during the night. Report unusual activities to Administrator on Duty.
  3. Provide input to treatment team meetings for the planning of each child’s treatment goal(s) and techniques.
  4. Help implement individual treatment plans with each child.
  5. Act as a positive role model for the children by engaging in activities productively and in support of accepted societal norms and values.
  6. Instruct, guide and assist children in the follows areas:
    Organization and care of clothing and personal belongings
      b. Selection and coordination of dress
        c. Personal health, grooming, and hygiene
        d. Personal habits and conduct
        e. Social conduct and interaction in the cottage and the Agency community
        f. Eating and sleeping habits
        g. Maintenance of clean and neat rooms and shared cottage facilities
  7. Help children develop trusting relationships by actively engaging in activities with them and by expression of caring through role modeling, life space interviews, and constructive discipline. Be where children are (during waking hours); walk with them to and from Ewald Dining Center for meals, and other program activities, (g., school) to provide ego support.
  8. Help children abide by the established cottage rules and the Agency policies and procedures
  9. Provide support to children in crises through the use of therapeutic crisis intervention techniques, including the use of physical restraint and life space interviews. Please note that therapeutic physical restraint may be used only after a child care worker has received specific training in this area at the Agency.
  10. Supervise and help children in the performance of house jobs.
  11. Inventory and mark clothing and personal belongings of children.
  12. Collect and store clothing and belongings of children who are absent without leave (AWOL).
  13. Be informed about the health needs of the children, and administer medications according to the directions of the Health Services Department.
  14. Store medications in the locked areas and cabinets provided in each cottage.
  15. Refer children to the Health Services Department for all medical problems and examination and treatment by the nurses and physician.
  16. Help evaluate children’s performance on the daily level system evaluation sheets according to the guidelines and individual goals, and review them with the children to encourage progress.
  17. Prepare written incident reports on critical incidents and forward them to the Cottage Manager.
  18. Provide pertinent observations and assessment of children to the unit/cottage meeting.
  19. Transport children to off-campus appointments and for travel home as assigned.
  20. Make appropriate entries into the cottage log concerning pertinent and significant observations on children.
  21. Complete cottage log census form in the morning.
  22. Operate the overnight campus switchboard as assigned by the Administrator on Duty or by the supervisor. Make all pertinent entries in the switchboard log provided, provide communications support to other cottage staff and support team.
  23. Perform other duties as assigned
  24. To adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
  25. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice, and policy of the William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety-related

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Physical & TB Test (required within 1 month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED:

  • BS or AAS Degree in Related Field
  • Previous Child Care Experience

POSITION LEVEL:

Responsible to the Cottage Manager

HOURS:

  • 40 hours per week
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  1. To help create and maintain a healthful, safe and therapeutic environment for the children in the cottage(s)
  2. To help implement each child’s individual treatment goals.
  3. To provide positive role models for children in the care of the Agency.
  4. To ensure that the basic psychological needs of the children for nurturance, structure and counseling are met.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB

  1. Know the whereabouts of children assigned to the cottage at all times. Supervision of the cottage environment as it pertains to knowing the whereabouts of each youngster at all times is an essential job responsibility of the Youth Care Specialist. Report missing children immediately to the Administrator on Duty or Cottage Manager.
  2. Must be able to perform physical intervention (restraints) if necessary to protect the well-being of residents.
  3. Provide input to treatment team meetings for the planning of each child’s treatment goal(s) and techniques.
  4. Help implement individual treatment plans with each child.
  5. Act as a positive role model for the children by engaging in activities productively and in support of accepted societal norms and values.
  6. Instruct, guide and assist children in the follows areas:
    1. Organization and care of clothing and personal belongings
    2. Selection and coordination of dress
    3. Personal health, grooming and hygiene
    4. Personal habits and conduct
    5. Social conduct and interaction in the cottage and the William George community
    6. Constructive use of leisure time
    7. Maintenance of clean and neat rooms and shared cottage facilities
    8. Money management
    9. Eating and sleeping habits
    10. Study habits
  7. Help children develop trusting relationships by actively engaging in activities with them and by expression of caring through role modeling, life space interviews, and constructive discipline. Be where children are (during waking hours), walk with them to and from Ewald Dining Center for meals, and other program activities, (e.g. school) so as to provide ego support.
  8. Help children abide by the established cottage rules and the Agency policies and procedures
  9. Provide support to children in crises through the use of therapeutic crisis intervention techniques, including the use of physical restraint and life space interviews. Please note that therapeutic physical restraint may be used only after a child care worker has received specific training in this area at the Agency.
  10. Supervise and help children in the performance of house jobs.
  11. Inventory and mark clothing and personal belongings of children.
  12. Collect and store clothing and belongings of children who are absent without leave (AWOL).
  13. Supervise children’s manners and behavior during meals at Ewald Dining Center.
  14. Be informed about the health needs of the children, and administer medications according to the directions of the Health Services Department.
  15. Store medications in the locked areas and cabinets provided in each cottage.
  16. Refer children to the Health Services Department for all medical problems and for examination and treatment by the nurses and physician
  17. Participate in, and supervise children at campus recreational activities.
  18. Evaluate children’s performance on the daily level system evaluation sheets according to the guidelines and individual goals, and review them with the children to encourage progress.
  19. Prepare written incident reports on critical incidents and forward them to the Cottage Manager.
  20. Participate in the Unit/Cottage meeting, providing pertinent observations to the Cottage Manager.
  21. Transport children to off campus appointments and for travel home as assigned.
  22. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice and policy of The William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.
  23. Perform other duties assigned.
  24. To adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.