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:           

  • 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) Previous work experience with lawn maintenance equipment and horticulture landscaping.

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

POSITION LEVEL:       

Reports to the Vocational and Grounds Supervisor

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors Degree, preferably in Social Work, Human Services or Counseling related field
  • 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:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work Previous
  • Experience in working with critically disturbed adolescents

HOURS:

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

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

To effectively collaborate with families and or permanency resources in order to implement a comprehensive aftercare plan upon successful reintegration into the community.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Locate, identify, and establish appropriate primary and alternative discharge resources for Raise the Age (RTA) residents, in conjunction with their Permanency Planning Goal, as defined by the Family Court System.
  2. Work closely with the RTA treatment team to stay informed regarding residents’ progress in treatment and effectively communicate progress to families.
  3. Provide family therapy and casework to the families and or permanency resource as indicated in the treatment plans. Keep families and resources 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. Provide liaison services to the referral agencies and other human services agencies in the community in order to facilitate the youngster’s positive reunification back into their home community.
  5. Provide after-care services to the RTA youngsters and their families for four (4) months after discharge from the Agency.
  6. 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.
  7. The Aftercare Services Coordinator will meet on a regular basis with the Director of RTA Services for supervision.
  8. If needed, represent the Agency at Family Court hearings and present the Agency’s assessment and recommendation regarding the children’s and families’ treatment needs.
  9. Help develop discharge plans. Make referrals for aftercare services, including but not limited to services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Bridges to Health, Mental Health, etc. Assist families in identifying and securing aftercare resources.
  10. Identify and establish educational, vocational, and aftercare resources in local communities for the RTA youth upon discharge.
  11. Perform other duties required.
  12. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with safety standard, practice, and policy of The William George Agency. M. 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

SUPERVISED BY:

RTA Program Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS          

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Three-five years of related experience working in purchasing related field
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of hire date)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon hire date)
  • 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                    

  • Degree in related field
  • 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 Manager 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS          

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Previous experience in working in purchasing related field
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of initial hire date)
  • Valid NYS Drivers License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Computer and record keeping skills (as related to inventory and spreadsheet management and accounting functions)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS     

  • One to three years of related experience working in purchasing related field

HOURS                                           

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

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

Under the general supervision of the Purchasing Manager to assist in the procurement and purchase of goods, materials, supplies and equipment in assigned commodity areas; to perform responsible and technical clerical functions pertaining to a purchasing operational process; and to do other related work as may be required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Manage stock supplies and materials for which they are responsible and makes necessary stock assessments and purchases as needed.
  2. Assist with monitoring vendor performance and compliance, resolve discrepancies, and obtain vendor certifications and certificates of liability insurance when required
  3. Assists with researching new product information and sources for supply
  4. Coordinates and organizes all clothing and footwear in the stockroom, oversees the clothing inventory and distribution process for all residents upon admission and during the Fall and Spring inventory timeframes. Supervises the receipt and distribution of packages and clothing to discharged residents.
  5. Responsible for reviewing, approving and filling supply requests for which they are responsible and participates in the distribution of supplies to the appropriate on-campus locations.
  6. Coordinates deliveries and organizes supplies in the stockroom.
  7. Assist with the coordination of vendor invoices for processing by the Business Office
  8. Performs other department-related tasks at the direction of the Purchasing Manager
  9. Serve as a role model to residents in all activities of and within The William George Agency.
  10. Promotes cooperation and understanding between departments to ensure the appropriate delivery of the program, as a true expression of The William George Agency philosophy.
  11. 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 Purchasing Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associates Degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of initial hire date)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with SQL, scripting, reports systems and related experience.

HOURS:

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

POSITION OBJECTIVES:            

  1. To enhance WGA business applications and output capabilities by creating and integrating report building systems and data collection forms.
  2. To build and improve automated data synchronizations between business portal and other existing and future software applications.
  3. To modernize and upgrade business forms and processes on new and existing platforms.
  4. To enhance the availability of actionable data to staff through the use of reports, live visualizations and/or dashboards

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:

  1. Use the Welligent EHR and other platforms to develop forms and workflows in coordination with WGA staff.
  2. Work with outside vendors to develop data exchange parameters and test results to ensure fidelity.
  3. Work with WGA staff to develop and support relevant data visualizations.
  4. Produce and maintain documentation of automation processes and software integrations.
  5. Convert existing WGA forms to consolidate platforms.
  6. Develop a strong understanding of Welligent EHR, and the Welligent EHR Oracle report database to enable the extraction and connection of systems to data sources as well as providing tools and training for data retrieval to personnel.

POSITION LEVEL:    

Reports to IT Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:        

  • Masters Degree, preferably in Social Work, Human Services or Counseling or
  • Bachelors Degree and 3-5 years of direct experience working with youth in a counseling position (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:    

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • Previous experience in working with critically disturbed adolescents

HOURS:                                                        

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responsible for the development of an individual treatment plan for each resident and family, implementation of the treatment plan and subsequent transfer and discharge planning along with appropriate continuing care recommendations.
  2. Maintain up-to-date and accurate information on each resident in the statewide Connections system, including progress notes, incidences of family contact, resident contact individual, and group counseling, etc. as required by New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
  3. Provide individual, group and family counseling to residents and their families as well as coordinate appropriate family/resource visitation in conjunction with the Cottage Manager and Youth Care Specialists.
  4. During weekly Cottage Team Meetings, provide in-service training to educate and guide Youth Care Specialists in treatment interventions and supervise such service in consultation with the Residential Program Department Head.
  5. Prepare clinical reports for legal hearings and document any legal activity in Connections.
  6. Chair treatment team meetings in conjunction with the Residential Services Department Head. 
  7. Provide administrative oversight of the cottage’s physical plant and programming.
  8. Attend all meetings and training as requested by the Director of Residential Services, Residential Services Department Head, and Human Resources Department.
  9. Assist the Director of Residential Services in other delegated functions.
  10. Assist the Admissions Department with the intake process.
  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 attending all required safety related training.
  12. Adhere to the treatment philosophy of The William George Agency and the rules, requirements, and regulations of the New York State Office of Family and Children Services.

DEPARTMENT:                          

Residential Services

SUPERVISED BY:                       

Residential Services Department Head

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: 

  • A.A.S. Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Excel experience a must
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License
  • Clean Physical (required within 1 month of initial hire date)

PREFERRED:                              

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Previous insurance billing and accounting experience highly desirable.

HOURS:                                         

  • Full-time (40 hours)
  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

This position is primarily responsible for the billing and collection of all rate-based services provided by The William George Agency and the George Junior Republic Union Free School District, as well as Medicaid per diem and fee for service billing. This includes billing of private insurance carriers for residents involved in our OASAS licensed outpatient drug and alcohol program. This position will also participate in office administration duties essential for day-to-day operation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. All aspects of billing for rate-based services provided by The William George Agency and the George Junior Republic Union Free School District. This will include maintenance of residential placement days of care records (attendance) as well as student school attendance records and thorough understanding of billing requirements and procedures. Includes posting of receipts and recognition and resolution of billing issues. This includes appropriate billing for Medicaid per diem based enrollment billing.
  2. All aspects of Medicaid and private insurance billing for individuals receiving Medicaid eligible “fee for service” services using a third party processor for billing. Includes posting of receipts and recognition and resolution of billing issues.
  3. Participation in coordination of receivables collection. This will include written correspondence and telephone contact to resolve outstanding receivables issues. Must be detail oriented and have solid note-taking skills.
  4. Ability to comprehensively learn billing software including general ledger based billing through Fund EZ general ledger software, Medicaid “e-paces” program, and coordination with a third party billing service for current Medicaid/private insurance “fee for service” billing.
  5. Ability to comprehensively learn billing regulations for children placed in residential care to include OCFS, Medicaid/ Managed Care, and OASAS billing guidelines.
  6. Ability to develop Excel program spreadsheets for tracking and development of support documentation for general ledger records when necessary.
  7. Miscellaneous accounting/administrative duties: This position will involve day-to-day interaction with employees and administrative staff. When necessary, the following will be required and is not limited to: writing correspondence, responding to information inquiries, file system maintenance.
  8. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
  9. Other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate to promote the continued operation and direction of the Accounting Department as directed by the Controller/Assistant Controller.

DEPARTMENT:           

Accounting     

SUPERVISED BY:        

Assistant Comptroller

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.