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:         

  • 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 initial hire date)             
  • Physical and TB Test (required within 1 month of initial hire date)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • 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:
    1. Upon hiring into the program, assess the resident’s interests and knowledge of the auto shop program
    2. Working with the resident, instruct and supervise residents in the auto shop program
    3. Instruct residents in the proper and safe care of work areas and vehicles; stress safety at all times
    4. Be a role model to residents in working safely with all equipment and keeping area safe and neat at all times
  11. Employer Responsibilities:
    1. 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
    2. Maintain attendance and work schedule records
    3. Enforce established dress, conduct and behavior codes 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 and document significant resident behavior or incidents
    6. 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
    7. 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:         

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • MBA

HOURS:                                                        

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

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

Supervises the finance and accounting departments for The William George Agency and the George Junior Republic School District. This role is to provide information, primarily financial in nature, about all company activities that assist management, the Board and other users in making educated economic decisions about the company’s future.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervises the activities of the accounting department for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements and annual audits and annual budgets.
  2. Supervises the activities of the disbursement department, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase order, petty cash, core employee expense reports, cash control, core payroll processing, and total corporate payroll tax compliance.
  3. Supervises the activities of the accounts receivable department to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable aging components including billings, cash receipts application, etc.; funding service management, which includes weekly funding reports and customer service;
  4. Assists with payroll processing in the absence of the Payroll Coordinator
  5. Assists in the completion of regulatory reporting for both The William George Agency and the George Junior Republic School District
  6. Establish and maintain systems and controls that verify the integrity of all systems, processes, and date, and enhance the company’s value.
  7. Respond to the Controller as assigned with accurate and timely work to facilitate their financial needs.
  8. Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports.
  9. Communicate with co-workers, management, clients, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
  10. Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions.
  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.
  12. Other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate to promote the continued operation and direction of the Accounting Department as directed by the Comptroller and/or Executive Director.

COMPETENCIES: 

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

DEPARTMENT:           

Accounting

SUPERVISED BY:        

Comptroller

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:         

  • NYS Medical License to practice psychiatry
  • Valid New York State Drivers License
  • Yearly Physical & TB Test (required within 1 month after initial hire date)
  • Experience and expertise in the practice of psychiatry with children and adolescents in a residential or inpatient setting.

PREFERRED:                                             

  • APBN Board Certification in Child Psychiatry

HOURS:                                                        

  • 8 AM – 5 PM Monday thru Friday
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the program
  • Some evening hours may be required

POSITION LEVEL:                                  

Responsible to the Director of Residential Services

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. The full time psychiatrist will provide psychiatric services as needed to the youth in designated cottages assigned to their caseload, as well as youth in the Therapeutic Afterschool Program.
  2. The psychiatrist will be responsible to prescribe and monitor the provision of psychotropic medicine for children on their caseload.
  3. Any child admitted to a cottage on their caseload on psychotropic medicine will be seen by the psychiatrist within 30 days of admission to evaluate the appropriateness of the medication regime.  As the treating psychiatrist, he or she will make whatever changes in medicine or dosage which may be appropriate with the proper notifications and consents.
  4. The psychiatrist will conduct a medication review at least every 60 days thereafter for the purpose of ongoing monitoring and assessment regarding efficacy, appropriateness, and potential side effects of the medicine.
  5. The psychiatrist will review the need for psychotropic medicine for any child on their caseload referred for such evaluation.
  6. The psychiatrist will conduct a lethality assessment including the potential need for psychiatric hospitalization for any child on their caseload referred for such evaluation.
  7. The psychiatrist will conduct psychiatric interviews and assessments as needed including a mental status exam to facilitate appropriate treatment planning.
  8. The psychiatrist will participate in all treatment planning meetings for youth on their caseload as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team chaired and facilitated by the appropriate Residential Department Head.
  9. The psychiatrist will develop and provide inservice seminars and other trainings to the Agency’s clinical and/or administrative staff on a monthly basis.
  10. The psychiatrist may provide supervision to select medical school fellows or interns in other disciplines as needed.
  11. The psychiatrist will conduct “debriefings” to the agency’s crisis intervention team and other staff as needed.
  12. The psychiatrist will function as a member of the senior leadership team as needed and assigned for the purpose of strategic planning.
  13. The psychiatrist will coordinate the provision of psychiatric services with the medical director and the nursing supervisor.

DEPARTMENT:                          

Residential 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)
  • Physical & TB Test (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 potential employers 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 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

DEPARTMENT:                                         

Residential Services

SUPERVISED BY:                                      

Cottage Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS           

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS          

  • Degree and/or courses in related field

HOURS                                          

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

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

DEPARTMENT            

Food Services

SUPERVISED BY          

Director of Food Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • 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.