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.

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Current Positions Available

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:        

  • Current NYS Registration for LPN (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License
  • Yearly physical (required within 1 month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Experience with adolescent teens

HOURS:                                                        

  • 40-hour work week                 
  • 3:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program          

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:             

  1. To assist the RN in providing high quality nursing care and health education to the residents of The William George Agency
  2. To assist the RN in providing continuing education to staff concerning OSHA regulations
  3. To assist the RN in overseeing medication administration
  4. To assist the RN in developing health/safety related plans for the residents and staff
  5. To assist the RN in development of health care policies for The William George Agency
  6. To assist the RN in overseeing 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
  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/Nursing Supervisor 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.
  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 OSHA classes on blood borne pathogens for staff as needed and maintain written records
  8. Offer Hepatitis B Vaccine program, including education of staff and administration of vaccine; maintain written records of administration or declination of Hepatitis B Vaccine
  9. Assist in staff physical exams to include BP, PPD and maintain written records for medical clinic/personnel
  10. Perform tasks as assigned by supervising nurse to insure optimum functioning of the Medical Health Clinic. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
    1. Maintaining inventory of medical supplies/equipment
    2. Routine housekeeping duties to maintain building
    3. Submitting repair orders and requisitions for supplies as needed
    4. Scheduling of residents/staff to see physician as needed
    5. Scheduling off-campus appointments for dental visits
    6. Scheduling/transporting residents to medical trips as ordered by physician. Staff nurse must use WGA vehicle (except for special circumstances)
    7. Provide health related counseling and education to residents
  11. Monitor children at meals and in school for medication administration and health assessments
  12. Draw blood work as ordered by physician using standard medical practices and OSHA guidelines
  13. Procure, maintain and update immunization records for each resident at The William George Agency
  14. Following standard orders, assess and treat medical conditions as needed, making proper referrals
  15. Staff nurses will be available to AOD via phone 24 hours/day on a rotating basis
  16. Perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Director or Nursing Supervisor
  17. 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
  18. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and The Office of Children and Family Services

DEPARTMENT:          

Medical Clinic

POSITION LEVEL:    

Responsible to the Nursing Supervisor and Supervising Nurse on Duty 

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 (required within 1 month after initial hire date)
  • General Carpentry Experience, Roofing Experience, Ability to Lift and Climb Heights

PREFERRED:                           

  • Experience working with adolescents

HOURS:                                  

  • Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM
  • 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.

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 residents assigned to the work area at all times. Immediately report missing residents to the Support Team or the Administrator on Duty.
  2. Participate in treatment team meetings for resident’s assigned to your vocational area .
  3. Help implement individual treatment plans with resident’s assigned to your vocational area.
  4. Act as a positive role model for the residents by engaging in activities productively and in support of accepted societal norms and values.
  5. Instruct, guide and assist residents in the following areas as outlined in each specific work experience area:
    1. General employment skills
    2. Production skills
    3. Specific safety rules
  6. Help residents develop trusting relationships by actively engaging in work related activities with them and by expression of caring through role modeling, life space interviews and constructive discipline.
  7. Help residents abide by the established employment program rules and The William George Agency’s policies and procedures.
  8. Provide support to residents in crisis through the use of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques, including the use of physical restraint and life space interviews. Please note that a physical restraint may be used only after an employee has been certified and trained by The William George Agency.
  9. Supervise residents in the performance of their work experience.
  10. Refer residents to the Medical Clinic for all medical problems or injuries.
  11. Evaluate resident’s performance in the Daily Level System according to the guidelines and individual goals, and review them with the resident to encourage progress.
  12. Document critical information in Significant Incident Reports.
  13. Provide specific skilled services to The William George Agency within the designated employment specialty.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities.
  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 philosophies 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:      

  • 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)
  • Yearly Physical (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:         

Supervision exercised over resident employees.

POSITION LEVEL:   

Reports to the Equine Manager and the Director of Facilities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS          

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire)
  • Two + years of related experience working in purchasing related field
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of hire)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel)
  • Experience creating and maintaining databases of vendors
  • Knowledge and experience with record management
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in vendor relationship management including prospecting new vendors
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills and customer service skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS                    

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or supply chain management
  • Five-seven years of experience to include at least one year of supervisory experience

HOURS                                          

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM                           
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

The Purchasing Specialist will develop and implement best practices, vendor sourcing, and pricing strategies, inventory control, and other system optimization thereby maximizing best practice, delivery and quality for the goods and services purchased for the Agency and School District. They will have oversight and management of the day-to-day activities involved in purchasing at the Warehouse.  They will supervise the review of supply requests and the distribution of items to appropriate on-campus locations. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The duties associated with this position will require, at times, lifting objects up to 50 lbs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Review, manage, and control all purchases made from the Warehouse/Stockroom to make certain the most economical goods and services are obtained and transactions meet the requirements of law and are conducted honestly.
  2. Review all purchase requests to make certain that products or services are purchased for a reasonable and legitimate business purpose and that the requests for purchases have been properly authorized.
  3. Negotiate with vendors as it relates to price, delivery, payment, contracts and agreements, specifications and purchase order terms and ensures proper use of tax exempt status with all vendors.
  4. Lead vendor/supplier selection and maintains key working relationships for all goods and services obtained for the Warehouse/Stockroom. Develops and executes purchasing strategies in collaboration with the Business Office.
  5. Monitors vendor performance and compliance, resolve discrepancies, and obtain vendor certifications and certificates of liability insurance when required.
  6. Assists vendors, departments and staff with any purchase-related questions, acts as a liaison between vendors and the Agency.
  7. Ensure that non-stockroom items will be purchased in the most expedient fashion with expectation of cost to be competitive. Local vendors and/or on-line purchasing are acceptable methods to meet needs of the program. Coordinates deliveries and organizes supplies in the stockroom.
  8. Develops and promotes a customer-focused orientation toward material and supply management; promotes a collaborative culture between departments and employees; works closely with Agency leadership on new programs in regards to purchasing needs and special projects.
  9. Creates and maintain database for all vendors currently being used by the Agency. Oversees the coordination of vendor invoices for processing by the Business Office.
  10. Provides direct management for the warehousing functions and ensures that best practices are shared and implemented and risks and costs are mitigated.
  11. Supervises and trains the Purchasing Agent and Warehouse Assistant.
  12. Actively participates in staff training functions to help others learn and to facilitate self-development and an understanding of The William George Agency philosophy.
  13. Promotes cooperation and understanding between departments to ensure the appropriate delivery of the program, as a true expression of The William George Agency philosophy.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities.
  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. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.

POSITION LEVEL                     

Reports to Director of Facilities

A part-time position, working with adolescents in a residential treatment facility.  Evening (4pm-12:30am) and overnight (12:30am-9:00am) weekend shifts.  Supports the daily operations of the medical clinic by assisting residents, documenting and filing pertinent medical information, documenting medical information in the CONNECTIONS medical tab, and assisting the Office Manager in general administrative duties

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:         

  • One year experience in a residential outpatient program serving troubled youth High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required at date of hire)
  • Physical and TB Test (required within one month of date of hire)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon at date of hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • AAS Degree in related field

HOURS:                                              

Monday-Thursday, 1:00 pm-9:00 pm

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responsible to co-facilitate treatment groups and develop thematic group curriculum as needed.
  2. Responsible for developing, organizing, and implementing program structure, expectations, policies, and protocols.
  3. Responsible for supervising clients in the day to day routines and structure of the program.
  4. Responsible for developing and supervising appropriate recreational and educational programs for clients.
  5. Responsible for providing clients with individual tutorial assistance during a structured study hour.
  6. Responsible for transporting clients to and from the program site on The William George Agency campus.
  7. Responsible for providing input into treatment team meetings for the planning of each client’s treatment goals and objectives.
  8. Responsible for helping implement each client’s individual treatment plan.
  9. Responsible for serving as a positive role model for clients by engaging in activities productively.
  10. Responsible for ensuring that clients adhere to all behavioral expectations, rules, and standards of conduct established for the program.
  11. Responsible for behavior management of clients and crisis intervention where appropriate including physical restraint and life space interview.
  12. 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:         

Therapeutic  After-school Program

SUPERVISED BY:      

Program Director

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 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:
    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 Agency community
    6. Eating and sleeping habits
    7. 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 receiving 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 (AWOC).
  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. Perform other duties as assigned
  23. 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.
  24. 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

POSITION LEVEL:                                  

Responsible to Awake Overnight Campus Supervisor

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 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.