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.

Current Positions Available

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition, dietetics, or food services required
  • Must be registered by the American Dietetic Association.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon hire date)
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month after hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS    

  • 2 or more years experience in residential care
  • Previous experience with the National School Lunch Program.

HOURS                                              

  • 2-4 hours per week                        
  • Flexible schedule

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

  • To educate staff and residents to help promote proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles, and to help insure compliance within the National School Linch Program

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Menu and recipe planning and development
  2. Calculation, writing and coordination of special diets for students with food allergies or other dietary restrictions
  3. Provides technical assistance for foodservice personnel
  4. Educates students and staff regarding healthy food choices through school training and community outreach
  5. Working with district wellness committees
  6. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice, and policy of The William George Agency

POSITION LEVEL                 

Reports to Director of Food Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • Bachelors Degree (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Teaching Experience
  • Valid New York State Drivers License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Experience with ILS Curriculum

HOURS:                                             

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

OBJECTIVE OF POSITION:   

  1. To assist in Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) development and documentation.
  2. Develop and maintain Independent Living Skills Management Systems (ILMS) database.
  3. Ensure compliance with New York State Independent Living Skills mandates.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist in the development of the ILSP on campus through the creation of required assessment tools for ILS Assessment.
  2. Assist in the tracking of ongoing ILSP activity on campus.
  3. Maintain records of all ILSP related services that are administered to residents.
  4. Develop data collection techniques for collection of information needed for ILMS database. Maintain database records and update information as and when needed.
  5. Assist Cottage Directors in ILSP documentation.
  6. Provide instructional classes on Independent Living Skills for groups of children who are eligible.
  7. Update ILS information and service plans at unit meetings and update files.
  8. Represent Agency employment opportunities for residents off campus, such as interviews, follow-up and program understanding.
  9. Take residents on ILSP field trips.
  10. Develop for residents appropriate off-campus employment experience and a group of potentialemployers from local community who are orientated to our program, as approved and directed by the Director of Residential Services.
  11. Arrange for residents to get ILS training in designated areas.
  12. Establish ILS groups on a weekly basis, either during program hours (as deemed appropriate by the school and/or employment office or after 3:00 PM weekdays).
  13. Function as a liaison and resource person with ILSP resource programs and agencies.
  14. Review resources (tapes, games, etc.), determine usefulness to program, and keep an updated list circulated through the Agency of what is available for staff to use.
  15. Cultivate off-campus service agencies as part of the ILS class work program.
  16. Lead field trips appropriate to the goals of The William George Agency ILS program.
  17. Be aware of the developing changes in The William George Agency ILS program to insure compliance with New York State Independent Living Skills mandates.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Residential Services.
  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. To adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and The Office of Children and Family Services.

DEPARTMENT:                                

Residential Services

SUPERVISED BY:                             

Cottage Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • Previous work experience with lawn maintenance equipment and horticulture landscaping
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Valid New York State Drivers License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Yearly Physical (required within one month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Degree in related field
  • Experience working with adolescent teens
  • Previous experience in grounds, lawn maintenance or horticulture.
  • Previous experience and general maintenance with tractors, farm equipment. Including lawn and garden tools, chainsaws and power tools.

HOURS:                                             

  • Monday through Friday, 8AM-1:45 PM Grounds responsibilities, 1:45PM-2:45 PM Vocational instruction, 2:45-4:30 PM Vocational supervising
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

 OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

  1. To work in any phase of the employer or landscaper work program.
  2. To work with and supervise adolescents and to instruct and supervise resident employees in the Groundkeeper program. To prepare plans that will guide the instruction process.
  3. To provide positive role models for children in care at the Agency.
  4. To teach residents a trade and maintain the overall horticultural aspects of the campus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have a full range of mobility in upper and lower body. The employee must be able to reach overhead, be able to work in various positions, including stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time. The employee must be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks, and be able to lift 50 pounds of weight throughout the assigned work day frequently.

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties: 8AM-4:30PM

  1. Responsible for operating appropriate equipment to mow and maintain campus lawns and grounds.
  2. Responsible for mandatory overtime during winter snow removal times.
  3. Work with Grounds Supervisor and other groundskeepers in the overall plans for campus beautification.
  4. Grow seasonal plants in the greenhouse for plant sales and campus flower beds.
  5. Design and create flower gardens; work with Grounds Supervisor and other groundskeepers in the overall plans for campus landscaping, trees, flowers, shrubs and cover for banks and nursery stock; plan and supervise vegetable garden, if applicable.
  6. Prune, move and handle general care of existing trees and shrubs; plan and supervise re-forestation on selected area of campus as well as shade trees for pastures; assist in planning for spraying, rolling and fertilizing lawn area
  7. Replace soil and plant grass seed after excavation projects.
  8. Care and management of Greenhouse (all seasons). Grow plants for the Agency buildings and grounds for the upcoming seasons; care for and maintain tools, supplies, and equipment entrusted to them at the greenhouse, stress safety and economical use of equipment and supplies.
  9. Performs repair and maintenance of landscaper vehicles and tools as needed.
  10. Be able to handle all the physical responsibilities of the position, which includes but not limited to lifting, moving, and prolonged periods of sitting.

Vocational Instructional Responsibilities: 1:45PM-2:45PM

  1. Assess the residents’ interests and knowledge of the landscape program.
  2. Instruct, supervise, and work with residents in the groundkeeper’s program.
  3. Instruct residents in the proper and safe care of work areas and equipment; stressing safety at all times.
  4. Be a role model to residents in working safely with all equipment and keeping the area safe and neat at all times.

Vocational Employer Responsibilities: 2:45PM-4:30PM

  1. Be prepared and in a position to begin work in accordance with community time schedules; ensure that assigned residents are properly supervised at all times; set up production schedules and priorities.
  2. Maintain attendance and work schedule records.
  3. Enforce established dress, conduct, and behavior appropriate to the employment area.
  4. Serve as a role model to residents in all activities of and with The William George Agency.
  5. Communicate significant citizen behavior to the appropriate personnel in a timely and factual manner; document in writing all incidents involving physical abuse or destruction or community property
  6. Observe and practice community standards and regulations.
  7. Actively participate in staff training functions to help others learn and to facilitate self-development and an understanding of The William George Agency philosophy.
  8. Promote cooperation and understanding to ensure the appropriate delivery of the program as a true expression of The William George Agency philosophy.
  9. Keep all resident and trade-related records and paperwork in a timely and organized manner.
  10. Perform related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  11. 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 attendance at all required safety-related training.
  12. 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:        

Facilities

SUPERVISED BY:     

Director of Facilities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire date)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon hire date)
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month after hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • AAS Degree in Related Field
  • Previous Child Care Work Experience

HOURS:                                              

  • Monday through Friday, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM                        

 OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

  1. To facilitate continuity of treatment and support, on a daily basis, in the transition of residents from the School environment to the Residential program.
  2. To coordinate the necessary services and staff assignments for children in crisis in the daily School to Residential transition.
  3. To provide support to children in crisis through the use of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques.
  4. To help create and maintain a safe environment for the children.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Perform as an integral member of the Behavioral Intervention Team at the School and the Agency’s Support Teams, working in conjunction with the Behavioral Intervention Specialist and the Director of Support Services, to provide assistance with reviewing incidents with reporting and evaluating incidents, problem-solving, planning strategies for smooth transition from School to Residential, and coordinating recommendations to assist students with challenging behavior, in order to effectively manage transitions from each program.
  2. Work with the Behavioral Intervention Specialist and the Director of Support Services in order to create and maintain consistent expectations across the school and residential programs.
  3. Help create a safe environment for the residents by facilitating conflict resolution, role modeling, and promotion of safety awareness.
  4. Help identify and de-escalate potential crisis situations involving children.
  5. Provide crisis intervention support to help restore self-control to children who are out of control by the use of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques.  Be physically and mentally alert at all times, and be prepared to walk for extended periods of time to provide ongoing support to children.
  6. Maintain records to manage transition issues between programs and provide for continuity of care.
  7. Circulate between the school and residential program areas and interact with children, using appropriate verbal techniques to encourage children to participate actively in all program activities.
  8. Assist with dismissal procedures and school-to-cottage transitions.
  9. Upon receiving a report or through direct observation, locate out-of-program children and return them to their program area.  If a child is determined to be AWOL, cooperate fully with the local and home community authorities to return the child safely to the Agency.
  10. Transport children back to campus from unauthorized absences, and to off campus appointments (rec trips, medical appointments, home visits, etc.) as assigned.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned by the Behavioral Intervention Specialist and the Director of Support Services.
  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’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.
  13. To adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The George Junior Union Free School District, The William George Agency and The Office of Children and Family Services.

POSITION LEVEL:                 

Jointly responsible to the Behavioral Instruction Specialist and the Director of Support Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • Passed probationary requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Valid New York State Drivers License (copy required upon hire)
  • Physical (required within one month after hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Bachelors or AAS Degree in related field such as Social Welfare, Psychology, Counseling, etc. and previous supervisory experience in working with critically disturbed adolescents

HOURS:                                          

  • 40 hours per week; Sunday to Wednesday; 11:00pm to 9:00am
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise proper recording in the Youth Care Specialist daily log and Awake Overnight log, significant incident reports, and other reports as deemed necessary by the Shift Manager.
  2. At the discretion of the Shift Manager, responsible for supervising general upkeep of the cottages and mechanical operation of the unit.  This includes responsibility regarding:
  3. Laundry task completed.
  4. Maintenance requests.
  5. Notify Youth Care Specialists and Awake Overnight staff when residents have medical needs or appointments
  6. Cleanliness and safety of resident’s bedrooms and cottage living area.
  7. Supervision of vehicle use.
  8. Provide emergency coverage as needed.
  9. Assist the Shift Manager in any area, which they think is vital to the program, and perform job-related tasks in their direction.
  10. 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.
  11. Responsible for the implementation of programming reflective of The William George Agency treatment philosophy.
  12. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice, and policy of The William George Agency.  Including, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety-related training.
  13. Assist the Shift Manager in all other delegated functions
  14. Continue to perform all duties and responsibilities of the Youth Care Specialist as listed below:
  15. Know the whereabouts of children assigned to the cottage at all times.  Report missing children immediately to the Administrator on Duty.
  16. Provide input to treatment team meetings for the planning of each child’s treatment goal(s) and techniques.
  17. Help implement individual treatment plans with each child.
  18. Act as a positive role model for the children by engaging in activities productively and in support of accepted societal norms and values.
  19. Instruct, guide and assist children in the following areas:
    • Selection and coordination of dress.
    • Personal health, grooming, and hygiene.
    • Personal habits and conduct.
    • Social conduct and interaction in the cottage and the Agency community.
    • Maintenance of clean and neat rooms and shared cottage facilities.
    • Eating and sleeping habits.
  20. Respomsible for cottage cleanliness.
  21. 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.
  22. Help children abide by the established cottage rules and the Agency policies and procedures.
  23. Provide support to children in crisis 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 Youth Care Specialist has received specific training in this area at the Agency.
  24. Supervise children’s manners and behavior during meals at Ewald Dining Center.
  25. Be informed about the health needs of children, and administer medications according to the directions of the Clinic.
  26. Store medications in the locked areas and cabinets provided in each cottage.
  27. Refer children to the Clinic for all medical problems and examination and treatment by the nurses and physician.
  28. 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.
  29. Prepare Significant Incident Reports (SIR) on critical incidents and forward them to the Shift Manager.
  30. Participate in the Unit/Cottage meeting, providing pertinent observations to the Shift Manager.

DEPARTMENT:                             

Residential Services

SUPERVISED BY:                             

Shift Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • Advanced knowledge of diesel and fuel engine maintenance and repair
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical problems and perform repairs independently
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire) 
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of hire)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Five or more years of experience as a skilled automotive mechanic; or equivalent combination of experience and training
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification
  • Experience working with adolescents

HOURS:                                             

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

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

  1. To supervise and perform skilled automotive repair and maintenance tasks for the Agency’s fleet vehicles (over 100) including vehicle inspections.
  2. To be a positive role model by creating and maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment for the residents assigned to the Auto Shop Vocational Program.
  3. To be knowledgeable of resident employees treatment plan goals.
  4. To provide a positive work experience emphasizing the development of good work ethic and vocational skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Direct and supervise all activities of automotive mechanics
  2. Plan and oversee a preventative maintenance program on automotive equipment, including vehicle inspections
  3. Supervise and perform skilled operations in the repair and overhaul of gasoline and diesel motor equipment, including trucks, tractors and other road-maintenance equipment
  4. Schedule, coordinate and oversee outsourced service and repair operations
  5. Supervise the ordering, storage and distribution of parts, supplies and equipment
  6. Assist in preparing budget estimates and recommendations
  7. Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor    
  8. Must be able to perform physical intervention (restraint) if necessary to protect the well-being of residents
  9. Be able to handle all the physical responsibilities of the position, which includes but is not limited to lifting, moving, and prolonged periods of standing
  10. Instructional Responsibilities:
    • Upon hiring into the program, assess the resident’s interests and knowledge of the auto shop program
    • Working with the resident, instruct and supervise residents in the auto shop program
    • Instruct residents in the proper and safe care of work areas and vehicles; stress safety at all times
    • Be a role model to residents in working safely with all equipment and keeping area safe and neat at all times
  11. Employer Responsibilities:
    • Be prepared and in position to begin work in accordance with community time schedules; ensure that assigned residents are properly supervised at all times.  Set up schedules and priorities
    • Maintain attendance and work schedule records
    • Enforce established dress, conduct and behavior codes appropriate to the employment area
    • Serve as a role model to residents in all activities of and with The William George Agency
    • Communicate and document significant resident behavior or incidents
    • Promote cooperation and understanding to ensure the appropriate delivery of the treatment programs, as a true expression of The William George Agency’s Mission, Vision and Values
    • Maintain all resident and trade related records and paperwork in a timely, organized manner
  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’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training
  13. 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:        

Facilities

SUPERVISED BY:     

Director of Facilities

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 one month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED:                                   

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

HOURS:                                             

  • Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • May work one or both days.
  • May also work Friday evenings, provided at least one weekend shift is worked.                  
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

POSITION LEVEL:                           

  • Responsible to the Cottage Manager

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:

  1. 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) as per the Agency’s restraint policy.
  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:
        a. 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 William George community
        f. Constructive use of leisure time
        g. Maintenance of clean and neat rooms and shared cottage facilities
        h. Money management
        I. Eating and sleeping habits
        j. 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) 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 crisis 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 only be used after a Youth Care Specialist 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 monitor self-administration of medications according to the State Education Department and the Office of Children and Family Services.
  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 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.