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 start at $21/hour.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Valid NYS 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 consent (AWOC).
  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.

SUPERVISED BY:

Cottage Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • Passed probationary requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s 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.
  • 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 NYS 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:

  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. 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 interventions (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 consent (AWOC).
  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 Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training, be able to physically 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 hire)
  • Valid NYS 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

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 consent (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. 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:      

  • Passed probationary requirements
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)
  • Yearly Physical  (required within one month after hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

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

HOURS:   

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

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

  1. The Shift Leader position will combine some managerial tasks as directed by the Cottage Manager with standard child care duties and responsibilities.
  2. To help create and maintain a healthful, safe and therapeutic environment for the children in the cottage(s).
  3. To help implement each child’s individual treatment goals.
  4. To provide positive role models for children in the care of the Agency.
  5. To ensure that the basic psychological needs of the children for nurturance, structure, and counseling are met.
  6. Help facilitate continuity of cottage program, policies, and practices across both shifts.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise proper recording in theResidential Counselor daily log and Awake Overnight log, significant incident reports, and other reports as deemed necessary by the Cottage Manager.
  2. Coordinate orientation of newly admitted resident by utilizing the Peer Orientation Handbook.
  3. Receive disciplinary reports and behavior observation from the school and implement school related problem resolutions as directed by Cottage Manager.
  4. Coordinate cottage recreational planning and special activity planning with appropriate personnel.  Be responsible for proper supervision in attendance at on-going campus wide recreation activities.
  5. Assist Cottage Manager in scheduling Residential Counselors.
  6. At the discretion of the Cottage Manager, responsible for supervising general upkeep of the cottages and mechanical operation of the unit.  This includes responsibility regarding:
    1. Laundry task completed.
    2. Clothing requisitions.
    3. Maintenance requests.
    4. Submission and review of petty cash vouchers and mileage sheets.
    5. Notify Residential Counselors and Awake Overnight staff when residents have medical needs or appointments
    6. Breakfast and brunch counts
    7. Cleanliness and safety of resident’s bedrooms and cottage living area.
    8. Supervision of vehicle use.
    9. Supervise resident’s financial obligations in the unit.
  7. Provide emergency coverage as needed.
  8. Direct and share regularly scheduled staff meetings and attend required meetings.
  9. Assist the Cottage Manager in any area, which they think is vital to the program, and perform job related tasks at 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.  This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.
  13. Assist the Cottage Manager in all other delegated functions
  14. Continue to perform all duties and responsibilities of the Residential Counselor as listed below:
    1. Know the whereabouts of children assigned to the cottage at all times.  Report missing children immediately to the Administrator on Duty or Cottage Manager.
    2. Provide input to treatment team meetings for the planning of each child’s treatment goal(s) and techniques.
    3. Help implement individual treatment plans with each child.
    4. Act as a positive role model for the children by engaging in activities productively and in support of accepted societal norms and values.
    5. Instruct, guide and assist children in the following areas:
      • Organization and care of clothing and personal belongings.
      • 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.
      • Constructive use of leisure time.
      • Maintenance of clean and neat rooms and shared cottage facilities.
      • Money management.
      • Eating and sleeping habits.
      • Study habits.
    6. 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.
    7. Help children abide by the established cottage rules and the Agency policies and procedures.
    8. 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 Residential Counselor has received specific training in this area at the Agency.
    9. Supervise and help children in the performance of housejobs.
    10. Inventory and mark clothing and personal belongings of children.
    11. Collect and store clothing and belongings of children who are absent without consent (AWOC).
    12. Supervise children’s manners and behavior during meals at Ewald Dining Center.
    13. Be informed about the health needs of children, and administer medications according to the directions of the Clinic.
    14. Store medications in the locked areas and cabinets provided in each cottage.
    15. Refer children to the Clinic for all medical problems and examination and treatment by the nurses and physician.
    16. Participate in, and supervise children at campus recreational activities.
    17. 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.
    18. Prepare written incident reports on critical incidents and forward them to the Cottage Manager.
    19. Participate in the Unit/Cottage meeting, providing pertinent observations to the Cottage Manager.
    20. Transport children to off campus appointments and for travel home as assigned.

DEPARTMENT:        

Residential Services

SUPERVISED BY:     

Cottage Manager

Non-Bargaining Unit

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:         

  • Masters Degree, preferably in Social Work, Human Services or Counseling or Bachelors Degree
  • 3-5 years of direct experience working with youth and families in a counseling position (copy required upon initial hire date), with a commitment to obtain Master’s degree within five (5) years
  • Valid NYS Drivers 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 families

POSITION OBJECTIVE:                       

To effectively intervene with families in order to facilitate the goal of family reunification and to work with the family to develop and implement a continuing care plan.

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.
  2. Work closely with the Behavioral Health Clinician 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 community 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. 
  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. The Family Services Coordinator should meet at least monthly with their Residential Department Head for supervision, and weekly with the Behavioral Health Clinician for supervision and guidance.
  10. Conduct a Parents’ Support Group on a regularly scheduled basis.
  11. Represent the Agency at Family Court hearings and present the Agency’s assessment and recommendation regarding the children’s and families’ treatment needs.
  12. 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.
  13. Perform Agency public relations functions as directed by the Residential Department Head.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions and the Residential Department Head.
  15. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice and policy of The William George Agency.  This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.
  16.  Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and 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 Behavioral Health Clinician and Residential Department Head (Director of Special Services, Hard to Place Services, or Institutional Services) for all treatment and liaison functions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • Masters Degree, preferably in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Family Therapy
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)
  • Yearly Physical (required within one month after hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Licensed in Mental Health Counseling
  • Licensed in Family Therapy
  • 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 the 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. Directly supervise Case Planner in job duties as outlined in Case Planner job description.
  5. 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.
  6. Prepare clinical reports for legal hearings and document any legal activity in Connections.
  7. Chair treatment team meetings in conjunction with the Residential Services Department Head. 
  8. Provide administrative oversight of the cottage’s physical plant and programming.
  9. Attend all meetings and training as requested by the Director of Residential Services, Residential Services Department Head, and Human Resources Department. 
  10. Assist the Director of Residential Services in other delegated functions.
  11. Assist the Admissions Department with the intake process.
  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, a review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety-related training.
  13. 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:         

  • Bachelor’s Degree (copy required upon hire)
  • 1-year related experience
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of hire)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Master’s Degree
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with clients, families, staff and community contacts with a diversity of backgrounds and life situations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organization

HOURS:           

  • 40 hours per week (3 days of 9–5 and 2 days of 1–9 pm)
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

The Children’s Health Home Care Managers provide strength based, youth-focused services which will assist children that have met qualifying criteria for Health Home services via the Department of Health (DOH) standards, to identify and access needed medical and behavioral healthcare, social services, educational, financial, vocational, housing and other supports.  In partnership with the child, their family supports, and providers, coordination is provided to the most appropriate services to meet their expressed needs, improve health and well-being, and achieve maximum level of independence in the most appropriate and least restrictive environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work is typically performed in a mix of offices and the field, including travel to multiple sites as related to the position.  Able to satisfactorily complete all requirements of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ensure the standards of a high performing team member are role modeled on a daily basis.  Maintain good relationships through collaboration and advocacy on the client’s behalf with DSS, community agencies, schools, and other service providers.  Participate consistently in teamwork both inter and intra departmentally. Involvement in cross-program projects as appropriate.
  2. Complete required reports and documentation in a timely manner meeting all standards of content and professional presentation.  Ensure timely, accurate recording of all components of client records, including; progress notes, interdisciplinary meetings, and case-specific materials.
  3. Provide appropriate and comprehensive care management interventions including case planning and coordination.  Establish and maintain regular contact with families. Provide on-call, crisis response services.  Ensure that Agency standards of practice as well as State, Federal and Accrediation standards are fully met.  Exceed those standards wherever possible and practical.
  4. Develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with families that are responsive to their needs and are in accordance with the established plan of care.  Promote the growth of the parent-child relationship as indicated by that plan, as well as the agency’s philosophy of family-centered practice.
  5. Continually evaluate the strengths and needs of the families to provide appropriate intervention planning.  Promote and guide the development of increased adaptive coping skills, socialization skills, parenting skills, independent living skills, etc. through active involvement in the treatment planning process and ongoing review.
  6. Use client-centered practice approaches in service delivery and case planning.  Initiate, develop, and implement valid, innovative best practices consistent with progressive trends, directions, and research.  Continuously monitor, evaluate and enhance all clinical programming.
  7. Perform any and all miscellaneous job duties as may be required from time to time.
  8. 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.
  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 Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety-related training.

DEPARTMENT:         

Community Based Services

SUPERVISED BY:      

Director of Therapeutic Afterschool Program

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance (copy required upon hire)
  • Ten years of hands-on accounting experience
  • Yearly physical (required within 1 month of hire)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • CPA
  • Non-profit experience

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, account reconciliations, internal/external monthly financial statements, 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 completition 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 Comptroller 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:      

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Personal experience with recovery from substance addiction
  • Ability to complete mandatory OASAS approved 46 hours training and exam necessary to obtain Certified Recovery Peer Advocate – Provisional (CRPA-P) certificate
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of hire)
  • Valid NYS Drivers License (copy required upon hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Current CRPA or CRPA-P credential
  • Previous child care experience

HOURS:                                             

  • Part time
  • Flexible afternoons and evenings

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Engaging with an individual that is considering entering treatment
  2. Engaging a client to attend treatment or other healthcare services
  3. Engaging an individual in continuing care services post-discharge
  4. Raising awareness of existing social and other support services
  5. Helping peers develop Recovery Plans
  6. Learning and practicing new skills
  7. Helping peers self-monitor their progress
  8. Modeling effective coping skills
  9. Attending court and other system meetings as a support
  10. Facilitating non-clinical peer support groups
  11. Supporting another peer in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services
  12. Must be able to perform physical intervention as per the Agency’s restraint policy
  13. Perform other duties assigned
  14. 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
  15. Responsible to adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The William George Agency, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and The New York State Office of Addiction Services And Supports (OASAS)

DEPARTMENT:        

VanClef Substance Use Treatment Clinic

SUPERVISED BY:     

Clinical Program Director

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • 1-year direct child care or child care supervisory experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)
  • Physical (required within one month of hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Bachelors or AAS Degree in a related field such as Social Welfare, Psychology, Counseling, etc.
  • Previous supervisory experience in working with critically disturbed youth

HOURS:                                 

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise Youth Care Specialists and Awake Overnight Youth Care Specialists in the implementation of treatment plans and duties, as described in their job descriptions.
  2. Ensure proper documentation of the daily resident logs and Awake Overnight log as well as significant incident reports, and other reports through training and supervision.
  3. Receive disciplinary reports and behavior observation from the school and implement school-related problem resolutions as directed by Cottage Manager.
  4. Facilitate cottage based community meetings in conjunction with the Cottage Manager.
  5. Assist Cottage Manager in the scheduling of  Youth Care Specialists during school vacations.  
  6. Responsible for ensuring the general upkeep of the cottages and the mechanical operation of the unit.
  7. Provide emergency coverage as needed. 
  8. Co-lead weekly staff meeting with the Cottage Manager.
  9. In the absence of the Cottage Manager; the Assistant Cottage Manager has the authority to make decisions regarding treatment of residents after consulting the respective Department Head.   
  10. Responsible for evaluating, disciplining and terminating of supervised employees in conjunction with the Human Resources Department, in the absences of the Cottage Manager.
  11. 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.
  12. Responsible for the implementation of programming reflective of The William George Agency treatment philosophy.
  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. Assist the Cottage Manager in all other delegated functions.

DEPARTMENT:                                

Residential Services

SUPERVISED BY:                             

Cottage Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire) 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of plumbing experience
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of hire)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Possess a current New York State journeyman plumber license or master plumber license
  • Five or more years of plumbing experience
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Experience working with adolescents

HOURS:                                             

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM                     
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program
  • On Call as needed for emergency situations

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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
  • Must be able to successfully complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

  • Responsible for maintaining, repairing, modifying, and installing plumbing systems, fixtures, appliances, and equipment, in new and existing facilities to meet the specifications and approved plumbing codes to ensure adequate, safe, and operable facilities.
  • Employees in this job also function as a part-time Vocational Instructor for the youth assigned to their specific skilled trade area, providing a positive work experience emphasizing the development of good work ethic and vocational skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Trade Specific:

  1. Maintains, repairs, and installs all types of plumbing fixtures such as, but not limited to, urinals, toilets, basins, floor drains, sinks, showers, drinking fountains, and laboratory and medical equipment.
  2. Maintains, repairs, and installs all types of plumbing systems, including, but not limited to, sanitary, storm, chemical waste lines and vents, sanitary and storm sewers, gas, and water systems (hot, cold, soft, and water filtration).
  3. Maintains, repairs, and installs appliances and equipment, including, but not limited to, air compressors, boilers, hot water heaters, softeners, stills, water filtration units, pipes, pumps, kitchen equipment, washers, and dryers.
  4. Interprets blueprints and drawings to assess specifications and calculate the materials and equipment required. Completes skilled plumbing constructions, remodels, and repairs according to established trade standards and applicable building, plumbing, and safety codes.
  5. Monitor and troubleshoot major plumbing breakdowns by diagnosing trouble, and repairing, replacing, or taking other corrective action for such items as clogged main sewer lines, main gas line breakdown, steam equipment, and devices and fire sprinkling systems.
  6. Gathers materials, prepares work area and maintains equipment and supplies needed for jobs.
  7. Reviews finished projects with customers. Maintains records and reports of work status and completion according to established deadlines and expectations.
  8. Perform related duties as assigned by the supervisor    
  9. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with all rules, regulations, policies, and safety standards of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, while upholding our mission, vision, and values.

Vocational Instructor:

  1. Upon hiring into the program, assess the youth’s interests and knowledge of the Vocational Program specific to your trade area
  2. Instructs youth in a skilled trade to prepare them for employment upon discharge
  3. Plan and conduct on-the-job training activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides youth with opportunities to observe, question, and participate in
  4. Instruct youth in the proper and safe care of work areas and all applicable equipment; stress safety at all times
  5. Be prepared and in a position to begin work in accordance with the Vocational Program time schedules; ensure that assigned youth are properly supervised at all times and maintain attendance and work schedule records
  6. Enforce established dress, conduct, and behavior codes appropriate to the Vocational Program area
  7. Communicate and document significant behaviors or incidents on behalf of youth.
  8. Maintain all trade-related, Vocational Program, and youth records and paperwork in a timely, organized way
  9. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with all rules, regulations, policies, and safety standards of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, while upholding our mission, vision, and values.

DEPARTMENT: 

Facilities

SUPERVISED BY: 

Assistant Director of Facilities

DIRECT REPORT(S):  

N/A 

About The William George Agency for Children’s Services

The William George Agency for Children’s Services is located on a 650-acre campus nine miles northeast of Ithaca, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. It is a private not-for-profit residential treatment center licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) that serves both male and female youth between the ages of 12 and 21, and their families, who present with significant mental health issues, behavioral difficulties, and substance abuse issues.  Our programs offer an array of treatment modalities specifically designed to meet the needs of our youth.

The William George Agency for Children’s Services is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

The intent of this job description is to provide, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibilities of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific job duties and responsibilities for any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

How to Apply: https://www.wgaforchildren.org/career-opportunities/

Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at The William George Agency for Children’s Services comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also offer generous paid time off to support your work-life balance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:         

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon hire)
  • Five years of experience in the preparation and painting of interior and exterior walls to acquire a working knowledge of techniques, practices, and methods of the painting trade.
  • Requires leadership skills acquired through lead work or supervisory experience.    
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of hire)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:    

  • Completion of a painting vocational/technical school or recognized apprenticeship program in the painting trade is preferred.
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Experience working with adolescents

HOURS:                                                        

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM                          
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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
  • Ability to work off ladders, scaffolding, and/or in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

  • Supervises, performs, and coordinates paint and wall covering activities for all campus building structures, walls, woodwork, and equipment following recognized procedures and techniques of the painting trade.
  • Employees in this job also function as a part-time Vocational Instructor for the youth assigned to their specific skilled trade area, providing a positive work experience emphasizing the development of good work ethic and vocational skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Trade Specific:

  1. Supervises, performs, and coordinates skilled painting work in the preparation, patching, finishing, and maintaining of all building structures, walls, woodwork, and equipment by inspecting the work site according to work orders to determine the materials, equipment, tools, and method to be used.
  2. Identifies potential future projects that will improve the appearance of the buildings, and prepares and presents proposals for the project to the Facilities Management team.
  3. Reviews, analyzes, and distributes incoming work orders to ensure proper balance of workload in the painting shop; makes work assignments and prioritizes work orders as received; evaluates completed work orders.
  4. Match and order paint and stains to proper color and consistency.
  5. Supervises, assigns and performs painting projects with quality workmanship by preparing surfaces for painting using sandpaper, power sanders, steel wool, wire brushes, scrapers, paint removers, and chemicals, filling nail holes, cracks, or joints with putty, plaster or other fillers, applying paints, stains, varnishes, enamel, or lacquer using appropriate tools.
  6. Supervises and practices preventative maintenance of painting tools and equipment to determine their working condition, oiling moving parts, cleaning and servicing tools and equipment as directed or specified in the operator’s manual, and notifying Facilities Department Administration of damaged tools and equipment for repair or replacement.
  7. Ensures Agency property and equipment from damage during painting work by removing furniture, wall fixtures, and equipment from work sites if possible or covering immoveable items with protective cloths, covering floors with cloths, taping woodwork, facings, and decorative trims, and erecting safe scaffolding in a manner that prevents damage.
  8. Coordinates the training of new personnel; ensures staff is properly trained on procedures and equipment to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
  9. Assist in the supervision/operation of the painting shop and related personnel.
  10. Properly use equipment, material, and tools in a safe and professional manner
  11. Perform related duties as assigned by the supervisor    
  12. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties following all rules, regulations, policies, and safety standards of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, while upholding our mission, vision and values.

Vocational Instructor:

  1. Upon hiring into the program, assess the youth’s interests and knowledge of the Vocational Program specific to your trade area
  2. Instructs youth in a skilled trade to prepare them for employment upon discharge
  3. Plan and conduct on-the-job training activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides youth with opportunities to observe, question, and participate in
  4. Instruct youth in the proper and safe care of work areas and all applicable equipment; stress safety at all times
  5. Be prepared and in a position to begin work following the Vocational Program time schedules; ensure that assigned youth are properly supervised at all times and maintain attendance and work schedule records
  6. Enforce established dress, conduct, and behavior codes appropriate to the Vocational Program area
  7. Communicate and document significant behaviors or incidents on behalf of youth.
  8. Maintain all trade-related, Vocational Program, and youth records and paperwork in a timely, organized way
  9. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with all rules, regulations, policies, and safety standards of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, while upholding our mission, vision, and values.

DEPARTMENT: 

Facilities

SUPERVISED BY: 

Assistant Director of Facilities

DIRECT REPORT(S):  

Maintenance Painter            

About The William George Agency for Children’s Services

The William George Agency for Children’s Services is located on a 650-acre campus nine miles northeast of Ithaca, in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. It is a private not-for-profit residential treatment center licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) that serves both male and female youth between the ages of 12 and 21, and their families, who present with significant mental health issues, behavioral difficulties, and substance abuse issues.  Our programs offer an array of treatment modalities specifically designed to meet the needs of our youth.

The William George Agency for Children’s Services is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

In broad terms, this job description intends to provide the general functions and responsibilities of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific job duties and responsibilities for any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

How to Apply: https://www.wgaforchildren.org/career-opportunities/

Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at The William George Agency for Children’s Services comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also offer generous paid time off to support your work-life balance.    

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:      

  • Current NYS Registration for RN (copy required upon hire)
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License (copy required upon hire)
  • Yearly Physical (required within 1 month of hire)

PREFERRED:                                    

  • Experience with adolescents

HOURS:                                             

  • 40-hour work week; 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 the 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 the 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 Behavioral Health Clinician 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 the Behavioral Health Clinician or Cottage 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/Behavioral Health Clinician.
  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:
    • 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).
    • Providing health related counseling and education to residents
  14. Maintaining inventory of medical supplies/equipment
  15. Monitor children at meals and in school for medication administration and health assessments.
  16. Draw blood work as ordered by physician using standard medical practices and OSHA guidelines.
  17. Procure, maintain and update immunization records for each resident at The William George Agency.
  18. Following standard orders, assess and treat medical conditions as needed, making proper referrals.
  19. 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.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Director or Nursing Supervisor.
  21. 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.
  22. 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: 

Responsible to the Medical Director and Nursing Supervisor.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Masters Degree in Social Work and 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 Behavioral Health Clinicians, effectively provide clinical Case Planning services to the youth with the goal of family reunification and positive reintegration back into their home communities.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responsible for the development and coordination of 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 as it relates to their duties,  incidences of family contact, resident contact individual, and group counseling, etc. as required by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
  3. Coordinate appropriate family/resource visitation in conjunction with the Treatment Team.
  4. Provide ongoing updates and attend weekly supervision with the appropriate Behavioral Health Clinician.
  5. Coordinate clinical reports for legal hearings and document any legal activity in Connections with Cottage Director.
  6. Co-Chair treatment team meetings in conjunction with the Cottage Director. 
  7. Attend all meetings and training as requested by the Director of Residential Services, Residential Department Head, Behavioral Health Clinician, and Human Resources Department. 
  8. Assist in other duties as required.
  9. 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.
  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, a review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety-related training.

DEPARTMENT:        

Residential Services

POSITION LEVEL:   

Responsible to the Residential Department Head

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.