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 at 607.844.6239.

We will call to schedule interviews within two business days.

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Current Positions Available

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                             

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Previous work experience in stable and livestock management
  • Previous building maintenance experience
  • 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:                           

  • Degree in Related Field
  • 3-5 years of work experience in both building maintenance and stable / livestock management

HOURS:                                  

Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program including overtime 

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  1. Involved in all phases of the equine and livestock program during the normal shift hours. Will supervise and assist when needed in the general care, grooming, feeding, breeding, breaking, and administration of medication, equine facility maintenance (including truck and trailer), and equipment operation associated with barn.  Physical requirements include, but not limited to, lifting 75lbs and being tolerant to outside work. 
  2. Perform maintenance tasks and assess maintenance problems on campus and inform management of these problems. Will be required to perform routine record keeping of incidents during the normal shift hours and while on call.
  3. Helps plan and carry out community use of facilities and special events.
  4. Helps create and maintain a healthful, safe, and therapeutic environment for residents.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:

  1. Supervises recreational riding programs for residents and staff.  Coordinates and accompanies students to horse shows and trail rides outside of the community.
  2. Assists employees and supervises residents in the maintenance, cleaning, training and medical needs of horses and livestock, as well as other Agency projects and emergencies on campus.
  3. Maintains comprehensive records to include each horse’s history, health, inoculations, behavior and the like.  Administers routine medications and first aid to horses and livestock.
  4. Maintains, safe and reliable tack gear, inventory, feed, and other supplies.
  5. Assists in the recommendation and facilitation of the acquisition, purchase and sale of horses.  Assists in the selection of breeding stock.
  6. Responsible for overall safety program implementation and ongoing safety awareness, and OCFS or other applicable regulations including fire safety as it applies to the entire campus.
  7. Enforces established dress, conduct and behavior appropriate to the vocational area.
  8. Serve as a role model to residents in all activities.  Communicate significant student behavior to the appropriate personnel in a timely and factual manner; document in writing all incidents involving physical abuse or destruction or community property.  Observe and practice community standards and regulations.
  9. Actively participate in staff training functions to help others learn and to facilitate self-development and an understanding of The William George Agency philosophy.
  10. Work with other personnel and/or department heads in planning, coordinating, communicating and evaluating the community’s education-treatment environment.
  11. Perform duties as assigned by the supervisors.    
  12. 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 Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:      

Supervision exercised over resident employees.

POSITION LEVEL:                    

Reports to the Director of Equine Program and the Director of Building & Grounds

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:            

  • 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)
  • Professional Cooking Experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:           

  • Degree and courses in related field

HOURS:                                              

Forty hours per week, shift determined by Director of Food Services

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 Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training, be able to physically restrain residents if necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist in the preparation and serving of meals including the salad bar, as required by the menu.
  2. Supervise and know the whereabouts of residents assigned to work in the kitchen work 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 & Family Services.

SUPERVISED BY:         

Director of Food Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • CPA Certification
  • Ten years of hands-on accounting managerial experience
  • Physical and TB Test (required within 1 month of initial hire date)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA

HOURS                           

  • Monday – Friday
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Full time)
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the department

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

Manage finance and accounting departments providing information, primarily financial in nature, about all company activities that assist management, the Board and other users in making educated economic decisions about the company’s future.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Oversee the activities of the accounting department for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements and annual audits and annual budgets.
  2. Oversee the activities of the disbursement department, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase order, petty cash, core employee expense reports, cash control, core payroll processing, and total corporate payroll tax compliance.
  3. Oversee the activities of the accounts receivable department to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable aging components including billings, cash receipts application, etc.; funding service management, which includes weekly funding reports and customer service; quarter and year-end payroll closing including federal and state reports, and check statistic management.
  4. Assure corporate income tax compliance to assure the accurate and timely completion of all corporate income tax returns taking full advantage of all favorable tax codes.
  5. Establish and maintain systems and controls that verify the integrity of all systems, processes, and date, and enhance the company’s value.
  6. Respond to the CFO as assigned with accurate and timely work to facilitate their financial needs.
  7. Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports.
  8. Communicate with co-workers, management, clients, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
  9. Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions.
  10. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
  11. Other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate to promote the continued operation and direction of the Accounting Department as directed by the Chief Fiscal Officer and/or Executive Director.

COMPETENCIES

  1. Financial Management
  2. Technical Capacity
  3. Performance Management
  4. Ethical Conduct
  5. Communication Proficiency
  6. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility

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)
  • Journeyman competence in the assigned trade
  • Considerable work experience as an electrician working with low and high voltage (440) circuits (single and three phase is necessary) and as a plumber, including a knowledge of pneumatic valves and controls
  • Ability to read blueprints and electric circuit diagrams
  • 3-5 years hands on experience with commercial electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems
  • Knowledge of operations and repair of hot water and forced hot air heating systems required

PREFERRED:                           

  • Universal CFC Refrigeration and Class II Stationary Engineering License
  • Maintenance Supervisory experience

HOURS:                                  

  • 40 hours per week, Monday thru Friday
  • 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 assigned to their work area.
  2. To help implement each child’s individual treatment goal.
  3. To provide a positive work experience emphasizing the development of work habits and vocational skills.
  4. To provide a positive role model for residents in the care of The William George Agency.
  5. To help ensure that the basic psychological needs of the children for nurturance, structure and counselling are met.
  6. Within the specific employment specialty, provide services to The William George Agency for its maintenance, beautification or assigned programs.
  7. To be a team worker with other employers and staff.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. After Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training, be able to physically restrain residents if necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:

  1. Know the whereabouts of children assigned to the work area at all times. Report missing children immediately to the Support Team or the Administrator on Duty.
  2. Act as a positive role model for the children by engaging in activities productively and in support of accepted societal norms and values.
  3. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the work of resident employees within the standards of The William George Agency’s Employment Program; prepare plans for the implementation of the work projects.
  4. Be prepared and in position to begin work in accordance with Agency time schedules; ensure that assigned residents are properly supervised at all times; establish work priorities and assign tasks to the resident employees.
  5. Instruct, guide, supervise and assist children in the following areas as outlined in each specific work experience area:
    1. General employment skills and production skills
    2. Specific safety rules and the care and use of tools, equipment and work areas
    3. Job skills and acceptable work habits
  6. Help residents develop trusting relationships by actively engaging in work-related activities with them and by expression of caring through role modeling.
  7. Help residents abide by the established employment program rules and The William George Agency policies and procedures.
  8. Refer residents to the Health Services Department for any medical problems and for examination and treatment by the nurses and physicians.
  9. Evaluate resident’s performance and electronically record their weekly level.
  10. Prepare written Incident Reports on critical incidents and forward them to your supervisor.
  11. Provide specific skilled services to the Agency within the designated employment specialty, i.e.:
    1. Prepare forms for permits and electrical inspections.
    2. Install and repair underground cables and outside lighting; wire and rewire all of the agency’s buildings and insure adherence to safety codes and standards.
    3. Install, inspect and service electric motors and controls, generators, kitchen equipment, domestic hot water and electric baseboard heaters.
    4. Maintain and repair refrigerator units, air compressors, air handling units, exhaust fans and circulating pumps; maintain and repair equipment and work areas.
    5. Install and maintain all hot water, steam and hot air hearing units, working with the boiler inspector.
    6. Install and maintain all heating control units; work with water mains, install hydrants, water services, steel, copper, soil and plastic piping; install and maintain all plumbing units, sewer and drainage lines.
    7. Work with sheet metal to construct exhaust stacks and heating ducts; install and maintain pumps and chlorinators; install and maintain kitchen equipment such a dish and clothes washers, dryers, stoves, dehumidifiers and water softeners; repair and maintain tools, equipment and work areas.
    8. Responsible for the overall safety program implementation and safety awareness, including DSS, fire safety and any other applicable regulations as it applies to the area.
  12. Actively participate in staff training functions to help others learn and to facilitate self development of the program as a true expression of The William George Agency philosophy.
  13. Participate in the appropriate employers activities such as weekly employer meetings, the employer’s picnic, banquet, graduation and parents’ weekends.
  14. Perform any/all other duties as assigned by the Director of Plant Operations (i.e. other maintenance work).
  15. 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.
  16. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and The New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

POSITION LEVEL:        

Reports to the Director of Facilities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • 1-year direct child care or child care supervisory experience
  • 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 QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Bachelors or AAS Degree in a related field such as Social Welfare, Psychology, Counseling, etc.
  • Previous supervisory experience in working with critically disturbed youth

HOURS:                                             

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise Youth Care Specialists and Awake Overnight Youth Care Specialists in the implementation of treatment plans and duties, as described in their job descriptions.
  2. Ensure proper documentation of the daily resident logs and Awake Overnight log as well as significant incident reports, and other reports through training and supervision.
  3. Receive disciplinary reports and behavior observation from the school and implement school-related problem resolutions as directed by Cottage Manager.
  4. Facilitate cottage based community meetings in conjunction with the Cottage Manager.
  5. Assist Cottage Manager in the scheduling of Youth Care Specialists during school vacations.  
  6. Responsible for ensuring the general upkeep of the cottages and the mechanical operation of the unit.
  7. Provide emergency coverage as needed.
  8. Co-lead weekly staff meeting with the Cottage Manager.
  9. In the absence of the Cottage Manager; the Shift Manager has the authority to make decisions regarding treatment of residents after consulting the respective Department Head.  
  10. Responsible for evaluating, disciplining and terminating of supervised employees in conjunction with the Human Resources Department, in the absences of the Cottage Manager.
  11. 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.
  12. Responsible for the implementation of programming reflective of The William George Agency treatment philosophy.
  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. Assist the Cottage Manager in all other delegated functions.

DEPARTMENT:                                

Residential Services

SUPERVISED BY:                             

Cottage Manager

SUPERVISION OF:                           

Youth Care Specialists

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current NYS Registration for RN (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Physical and TB Test (required within 1 month of initial hire date)

PREFERRED: 

  • Experience with adolescents

HOURS:          

  • 40 hour work week; must be flexible to meet the needs of the program
  • Includes some evenings and weekends

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  1. To provide high quality nursing care and health education to the residents of The William George Agency.
  2. To provide continuing education to staff concerning OSHA regulations.
  3. To oversee medication administration in the cottages.
  4. To develop health/safety related issues of the residents and staff.
  5. To participate in development of health care policy for The William George Agency.
  6. To oversee the Hepatitis B vaccine program for staff.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist the Medical Director and Nursing Supervisor in timely review of policies, procedures and protocols for medical and nursing care at the clinic.
  2. Maintain documentation in a medical record for each child at The William George Agency in accordance with established practices and NYS OCFS regulations.
  3. Conduct appropriate medical and health examinations as directed by Medical Director or stipulated by NYS OCFS regulations.
  4. Provide appropriate nursing and medical care to the children who have health related complaints and make appropriate referrals as necessary.
  5. Ensure that Cottage Director and Manager are informed of the health needs of each child in their care and attend cottage meetings to discuss health care issues as needed or at request of Cottage Director or Manager.
  6. Directly supervise and maintain medication logs prescribed by the physician and psychiatrists in accordance with established medical practices and NYS OCFS regulations.
  7. Conduct medication classes for cottage staff to include:
    1. The 5 rights of medication administration
    2. Correct documentation/charting of medication administration
    3. Familiarize CCW with side effects of specific medications
    4. Review injury/illness protocols
    5. Correct protocol and documentation of medication errors
    6. Maintain communication with Cottage Manager/Director
  8. Attend  treatment meetings, planning conferences and cottage meetings if needed. Prepare written health summaries as needed.
  9. Conduct OSHA classes on blood borne pathogens for staff as needed and maintain written records.
  10. Offer Hepatitis B Vaccine program, including education of staff and administration of vaccine; maintain written records of administration or declination of Hepatitis B Vaccine.
  11. Assist in staff physical exams to include BP, PPD and maintain written records for medical clinic/personnel.
  12. Perform tasks as assigned by supervising nurse to ensure optimum functioning of the clinic. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
    1. Maintaining inventory of medical supplies/equipment
    2. Ordering supplies/equipment as needed
    3. Routine housekeeping duties to maintain building
    4. Submitting repair orders and requisitions for supplies as needed
    5. Scheduling of residents/staff to see physician as needed
    6. Scheduling off-campus appointments for dental visits
    7. Scheduling and/or transporting residents (in Agency vehicle) to medical trips as ordered by physician
    8. Provide health related counseling and education to residents
  13. Monitor children at meals and in school for medication administration and health assessments.
  14. Draw blood work as ordered by physician using standard medical practices and OSHA guidelines.
  15. Procure, maintain and update immunization records for each resident at The William George Agency.
  16. Following standard orders, assess and treat medical conditions as needed, making proper referrals.
  17. Staff nurses will be available to Administrator on Duty via an Agency issued cell phone 24 hours/day. Cell phone call will rotate among staff.  Written record will be kept of calls and transcribed to medical charts in a timely fashion.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Director or Nursing Supervisor.
  19. 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.
  20. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York Office of Children and Family Services.

POSITION LEVEL: 

Responsible to the Medical Director and Supervising Nurse.

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.