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. For more information, please call our Human Resources Department at 607.844.6239.

Once your application is received, we will call to schedule interviews within two business days.

Bargaining Unit

Full-time Bargaining Unit members earn a $2,500 bonus after eight months of employment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)
  • Physical & TB Test (required within 1 month of hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

HOURS:

  • 40 hours per week (Sunday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Saturday)
  • 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  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.

POSITION LEVEL:

Report to the Cottage Manager

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:      

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)
  • Yearly Physical (required within one month after hire)

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:        

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Degree and/or courses in related field

HOURS:                             

  • 40 hours per week, B-Shift (Wednesday thru Saturday)

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 performance daily using the Daily Level System Evaluation sheets in accordance with published guidelines and individual goals.  Give daily sheets to the Dining Room Attendant for consolidation.
  4. Prepare written Incident Reports of critical incidents and give them to the Director of Food Services.
  5. In the absence of resident workers, be able to accomplish all required work promptly.
  6. Pull items from the freezer and defrost as required to support menu.
  7. Clean all equipment and pots and pans used to prepare meals and report any maintenance problems.
  8. Ensure knives are locked up when not being used.
  9. Follow cleaning schedule as determined by the Director of Food Services.
  10. Wear proper uniform, hair restraint, and practice sanitation standards as required by Federal, State, and County health regulations.
  11. Follow closing checklist as determined by the Director of Food Services.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Food Services.
  13. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice, and policy of The William George Agency.  This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety-related training.
  14. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children 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 (required within one month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED:  

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

POSITION LEVEL:                           

  • Responsible to Awake Overnight Campus Supervisor

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:

  1. Know the whereabouts of children assigned to the cottage at all times. Report missing children immediately to the Administrator on Duty.
  2. Conduct bed checks every 15 minutes and facility checks at least twice during the night. Report unusual activities to Administrator on Duty.
  3. Provide input to treatment team meetings for the planning of each child’s treatment goal(s) and techniques.
  4. Help implement individual treatment plans with each child.
  5. Act as a positive role model for the children by engaging in activities productively and in support of accepted societal norms and values.
  6. Instruct, guide and assist children in the follows areas:
        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 Agency community
        f. Eating and sleeping habits
        g. Maintenance of clean and neat rooms and shared cottage facilities
  7. Help children develop trusting relationships by actively engaging in activities with them and by expression of caring through role modeling, life space interviews, and constructive discipline. Be where children are (during waking hours); walk with them to and from Ewald Dining Center for meals, and other program activities, (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 crises through the use of therapeutic crisis intervention techniques, including the use of physical restraint and life space interviews. Please note that therapeutic physical restraint may be used only after a child care worker has received specific training in this area at the Agency.
  10. Supervise and help children in the performance of house jobs.
  11. Inventory and mark clothing and personal belongings of children.
  12. Collect and store clothing and belongings of children who are absent without leave (AWOL).
  13. Be informed about the health needs of the children, and administer medications according to the directions of the Health Services Department.
  14. Store medications in the locked areas and cabinets provided in each cottage.
  15. Refer children to the Health Services Department for all medical problems and examination and treatment by the nurses and physician.
  16. Help evaluate children’s performance on the daily level system evaluation sheets according to the guidelines and individual goals, and review them with the children to encourage progress.
  17. Prepare written incident reports on critical incidents and forward them to the Cottage Manager.
  18. Provide pertinent observations and assessment of children to the unit/cottage meeting.
  19. Transport children to off-campus appointments and for travel home as assigned.
  20. Make appropriate entries into the cottage log concerning pertinent and significant observations on children.
  21. Complete cottage log census form in the morning.
  22. Operate the overnight campus switchboard as assigned by the Administrator on Duty or by the supervisor. Make all pertinent entries in the switchboard log provided, provide communications support to other cottage staff and support team.
  23. Perform other duties as assigned
  24. To adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
  25. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice, and policy of The William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety-related training.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Previous work experience in stable and livestock management
  • Previous building maintenance experience
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month after hire)

PREFERRED: 

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

HOURS:  

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

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:

  1. Supervises recreational riding programs for residents and staff. Coordinates and accompanies students to horse shows and trail rides outside of the community.
  2. Assists employees and supervises residents in the maintenance, cleaning, training and medical needs of horses and livestock, as well as other Agency projects and emergencies on campus.
  3. Maintains comprehensive records to include each horse’s history, health, inoculations, behavior and the like. Administers routine medications and first aid to horses and livestock.
  4. Maintains, safe and reliable tack gear, inventory, feed, and other supplies.
  5. Assists in the recommendation and facilitation of the acquisition, purchase and sale of horses. Assists in the selection of breeding stock.
  6. Responsible for overall safety program implementation and ongoing safety awareness, and OCFS or other applicable regulations including fire safety as it applies to the entire campus.
  7. Enforces established dress, conduct and behavior appropriate to the vocational area.
  8. Serve as a role model to residents in all activities. Communicate significant student behavior to the appropriate personnel in a timely and factual manner; document in writing all incidents involving physical abuse or destruction or community property. Observe and practice community standards and regulations.
  9. Actively participate in staff training functions to help others learn and to facilitate self-development and an understanding of The William George Agency philosophy.
  10. Work with other personnel and/or department heads in planning, coordinating, communicating and evaluating the community’s education-treatment environment.
  11. Perform duties as assigned by the supervisors.    
  12. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice and policy of The William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.

DEPARTMENT:        

Operations/Facilities

SUPERVISED BY:     

Equine Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Yearly Physical (required within one month of hire)
  • Valid NYS Drivers License (copy required upon hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in related field

HOURS:

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

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

  1. To maintain food service area sanitation standards in accordance with Federal, State and County guidelines.
  2. To supervise and teach good work habits to residents assigned to work in your area, as well as fill out evaluations on them as their supervisor.
  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. Tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking.
  3. Be able to walk up and down stairs.
  4. After Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training, be able to physically restrain residents if necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise and know the whereabouts of residents assigned to your area of responsibility and overtime workers and report out of program residents to the Support Team.
  2. Evaluate resident’s 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.
  3. Prepare written Incident Reports on critical incidents and give them to the Director of Food Services.
  4. In the absence of resident workers, be able to accomplish all required work promptly.
  5. Supervise and assist resident workers in the following areas:
    1. Washing and putting away silver, dishes and pots and pans.
    2. Set up the dining room for dinner, when necessary.
    3. Following nightly closing, check list as published by the Director of Food Services.
    4. Learning to dress properly for work.
    5. Learning to follow instructions and accept supervision.
    6. Following safety and sanitation guidelines.
    7. Learning how to work with co-workers.
  6. Help Afternoon Cook in preparation and serving of dinner meal, if requested.
  7. Receive and help put away stock when necessary.
  8. Perform cleaning duties in accordance with Federal, State, and County Health Department guidelines and follow cleaning schedule as determined by the Director of Food Services.
  9. Help close building using Closing Checklist determined by the Director of Food Services.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Food Services.
  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 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

Non-Bargaining Unit

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

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

HOURS:                             

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

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  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:           

  • Bachelors Degree, preferably in Social Work, Human Services or Counseling related field and direct experience working with youth in a counseling position (copy required upon hire)
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)
  • Physical & TB Test (required within one month after hire)

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

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

Under the supervision of the RTA Program Director, effectively provide clinical Case Planning services to the RTA youth with the goal of family reunificiation and positive reintegration back into their home communities.   

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responsible for the development and coordination of an individual treatment planning for each resident and family. Implementation of the treatment plan 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. Coordinate appropriate family/resource visitation in conjunction with the Cottage Manager.
  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 Program Director.
  5. Provide on-going updates and attend weekly supervision with the Program Director.
  6. Coordinate clinical reports for legal hearings and document any legal activity in Connections with Behavioral Health Clinician.
  7. Chair treatment team meetings in conjunction with the Program Director. 
  8. Attend all meetings and training as requested by the Director of Residential Services, Residential Department Head, and Human Resources Department. 
  9. Assist the Program Director in other delegated functions.
  10. Assist the Admissions Department with the admission 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

POSITION LEVEL:                                

Responsible to the RTA Program Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:        

  • Current NYS Registration for RN (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Valid New York State Drivers License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:             

  • Experience with adolescents

HOURS:      

  • 40 hour work week
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program.

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist the Medical Director and Nursing Supervisor in timely review of policies, procedures and protocols for medical and nursing care at the clinic.
  2. Maintain documentation in a medical record for each child at The William George Agency in accordance with established practices and NYS OCFS regulations.
  3. Conduct appropriate medical and health examinations as directed by Medical Director or stipulated by NYS OCFS regulations.
  4. Provide appropriate nursing and medical care to the children who have health related complaints and make appropriate referrals as necessary.
  5. Ensure that Cottage Director and Manager are informed of the health needs of each child in their care.
  6. Attend cottage meetings to discuss health care issues as needed or at request of Cottage Director or Manager.
  7. Directly supervise and maintain medication logs prescribed by the physician and psychiatrists in accordance with established medical practices and NYS OCFS regulations.
  8. Conduct medication classes for cottage staff to include:
    • The 5 rights of medication administration
    • Correct documentation/charting of medication administration
    • Familiarize CCW with side effects of specific medications
    • Review injury/illness protocols
    • Correct protocol and documentation of medication errors
    • Maintain communication with Cottage Manager/Director
  9. Attend 30 day treatment meeting, planning conferences and cottage meetings as possible.  Prepare written health summaries as needed.
  10. Conduct OSHA classes on blood borne pathogens for staff as needed and maintain written records.
  11. Offer Hepatitis B Vaccine program, including education of staff and administration of vaccine; maintain written records of administration or declination of Hepatitis B Vaccine.
  12. Assist in staff physical exams to include BP, PPD and maintain written records for medical clinic/personnel.
  13. Perform tasks as assigned by supervising nurse to insure optimum functioning of the clinic. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
    • Maintaining inventory of medical supplies/equipment
      • Ordering supplies/equipment as needed
      • Routine housekeeping duties to maintain building
      • Submitting repair orders and requisitions for supplies as needed
      • Scheduling of residents/staff to see physician as needed
      • Scheduling off-campus appointments for dental visits
      • Scheduling/transporting residents to medical trips as ordered by physician. Staff nurse must use WGA vehicle (except for special circumstances).
      • Provide health related counseling and education to residents
  14. Monitor children at meals and in school for medication administration and health assessments.
  15. Draw blood work as ordered by physician using standard medical practices and OSHA guidelines.
  16. Procure, maintain and update immunization records for each resident at The William George Agency.
  17. Following standard orders, assess and treat medical conditions as needed, making proper referrals.
  18. Staff nurses will be available to AOD via Agency issued cell phone 24 hours/day. Cell phone call will rotate among staff. Written record will be kept of calls and transcribed to medical charts in a timely fashion.
  19. Perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Director or Nursing Supervisor.
  20. 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.
  21. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York Office of Children and Family Services.

POSITION LEVEL: 

Responsible to the Medical Director and Supervising Nurse.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • 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)
  • Yearly Physical (required within one month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Licensed Social Worker
  • 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 Children and Family Services.

DEPARTMENT: 

Residential Services

SUPERVISED BY:                 

Residential Services Department Head

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 and families in a counseling position (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required)
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Previous experience in working with critically disturbed adolescents and families

HOURS:             

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

POSITION OBJECTIVE:                   

To effectively work with families in order to implement the treatment planning process with families and or permanency resources to facilitate the goal of family reunification and to work with the family to develop and implement a continuing care plan and establish effective permanency.  The Regional Family Services Coordinator will serve the families/discharge resource in the designated region assigned.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Locate, identify, and establish appropriate primary and alternative discharge resources for residents, in conjunction with their Permanency Planning Goal, as defined by the Family Court System of the Counties in the region.
  2. Work closely with the Cottage Director’s to stay informed about residents’ progress in treatment and effectively communicate progress to families.
  3. Provide family therapy and casework to the families as indicated in the treatment plans, as well as keep families updated about their youngsters’ progress in treatment.  There should be bi-weekly face to face contact with families whose youngster is currently in placement. 
  4. On an on-going basis, provide information about the Agency programs and admission criteria and procedures to OCFS, Probation Departments, Family Courts, School Districts, and other human service agencies.
  5. Provide liaison services to the referral agencies and other human services agencies in the communities in order to facilitate the progress of children and their families.
  6. Provide after-care services to children and their families for three (3) months after discharge from the Agency.  As needed by particular county.
  7. Provide support services to the families, i.e., help gather information about community resources, help obtain financial, transportation, food and shelter supports.
  8. Be an integral part of the child’s treatment team by providing input to the team about family issues, dynamics, and needs by participating actively in the formulation of treatment plans.  Whenever possible, the Family Services Coordinator should attend the Comprehensive and Treatment Plan Reviews.
  9. Represent the Agency at Family Court hearings and present the Agency’s assessment and recommendation regarding the children’s and families’ treatment needs.
  10. Help develop discharge plans.  As needed, make referrals for aftercare services, including but not limited to services through Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Bridges to Health, Mental Health, etc.  Assist families in identifying and securing aftercare resources.
  11. Perform Agency public relations functions as directed by the Residential Department Head.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions and the Residential Department Head.
  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:        

Residential Services

POSITION LEVEL:   

Responsible to Residential Department Head (Director of Special Services, Hard to Place Services, or Institutional Services) for all treatment and liaison functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of hire)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • A.A.S. Degree in Related Field
  • Knowledge of Lotus Notes Applications
  • Previous clerical or secretarial experience

HOURS:         

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

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

Provide clerical support to the Residential Services Department

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Compile, format, distribute and mail a variety of letters and reports for Cottage Directors, Family Workers and Cottage Managers.
  2. Maintain highly confidential electronic case records and information database for current and discharged residents.
  3. Transcribe psychiatric and psychological reports as needed.
  4. Provide office support, as needed, for the Medical Clinic, Recreation Department, and Food Services Department.
  5. Distribute mail to Residential Department Administrators, Cottage Directors, Family Workers and Office Manager.
  6. Follow protocols set forth by the Office Manager.
  7. Provide coverage at the Switchboard as needed.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Residential Services or Office Manager.
  9. 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 Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.
  10. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.                                                    

DEPARTMENT:        

Residential Services

POSITION LEVEL:    

Responsible to the Office Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:        

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • One year experience in a residential outpatient program serving troubled youth
  • Yearly Physical (required within one month hire)
  • Valid NYS Drivers License (copy required upon hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • AAS Degree in related field

HOURS: 

  • Monday-Thursday 1:00pm-9:00pm

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

  • Bachelor’s degree (copy required upon hire)
  • 7 to 10+ years of fundraising/communications experience in non-profit or for-profit organizations Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month after hire)
  • Extensive experience organizing and operating communications efforts, tracking workflow, setting priorities and schedules, and managing multiple activities simultaneously, with a donor/customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated track record of raising funds, donor cultivation and service
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and prioritize multiple deadlines with minimal supervision and a positive attitude
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint); knowledge of design software and other marketing/fundraising technologies a plus
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and reports to inform communications, grant proposals, and presentations
  • Sound judgment and quality decision making skills to plan and accomplish goals

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS    

  • Master’s degree in related field

HOURS  

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

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION

The Chief Development and Communications Officer works directly with the Executive Director and will be responsible for managing and implementing all development efforts to support the organization’s goals and mission and will identify a diversified range of funding sources to ensure long-term income sustainability, including governmental, corporate and private foundation grants, as well as managing a fundraising database, and organizing and implementing special events.

The Chief Development and Communications Officer will be responsible for developing the organizational communications program and will communicate The William George Agency’s impact to a wide variety of audiences via website, social media, and brochures.  The ideal candidate will possess experience in communications, social media management, brand management, and marketing development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Development

  1. Collaborate with Executive Director to identify, research, develop, evaluate and implement donor acquisition and stewardship strategies.
  2. Cultivate and maintain relationships with prospective donors, foundation and partners’ contacts.
  3. Manage and maintain donor database to include basic donor information, donations, and donor acknowledgments.
  4. Responsible for timely acknowledgment and recognition of donors, as appropriate.
  5. Accurate accounting of donations.
  6. Support the Executive Director with scheduling donor meetings, documenting outcomes, and following up on meeting outcomes.
  7. Perform prospect research on business and individual donors to determine sponsorships and gift opportunities and other collaborative activities.
  8. Create relevant policies and procedures to ensure compliance with best practices.
  9. Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding WGA youth and donor data.

Communication

  1. Develop and implement cost-effective marketing and outreach strategies to communicate with a range of constituencies through printed and electronic media.
  2. Lead projects with freelance writers, designers and other outside vendors, as needed.Write, edit and distribute various types of content, including material for website, press releases, marketing pieces, and annual reports to build brand and support donor relations and outreach.
  3. Coordinate communication efforts for special events.
  4. Manage media relations, including building relationships with meda contacts and proactively securing media opportunities.
  5. Create, format, and distribute regular email newsletters.

POSITION LEVEL     

Reports to Executive Director

Dining Menu

Welcome to the on-line viewing of the William George Agency/George Junior Republic School District dining menu.  The attached Nutrislice digital application provides a food service experience that engages and informs students, parents, staff and visitors.