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, a diverse work environment, opportunities for career advancement and personal growth.

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Current Positions Available

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:           

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Valid New York State Drivers License
  • Yearly physical & TB test (required within 1 month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:         

  • AAS Degree in related field
  • Previous accounting or payroll experience

HOURS:                                              

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM             

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. All aspects of the Accounts Payable process. This includes verification of proper authorization and issuance of purchase orders, confirmation of receipt of orders, coding of invoices and computer entry of payables to generate encumbrances and warrants.
  2. All aspects of payroll preparation process. This is to include salary information sheet preparation and verification. Correspondence with union and non-union staff relating to salaries and/or hourly wages after reviewing with Chief Operating Officer. Our payroll is bi-weekly.
  3. Responsible for coordination of UFSD payroll transfer.
  4. Interaction with Human Resources Department relaying and receiving all employee related payroll information.
  5. Review, understand and apply labor contracts to respective employee groups.
  6. Understanding and use “e-Time” payroll time system.
  7. Train, assist, and serve as a substitute when necessary to equivalent payroll system of the Agency.
  8. Maintenance of employee attendance records for the School District.
  9. Responsible for the monthly billing function of the George Junior Republic UFSD to include:
  10. Posting and maintenance of student attendance necessary for development of monthly bills
  11. Entry of monthly attendance into Excel spreadsheets for each county to produce monthly billing
  12. Printing and mailing of monthly billing for Tuition and Dormitory Authority billing
  13. Reconciliation of Excel billings to FilePro accounts receivable program on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy of system
  14. To provide support as necessary in collecting outstanding receivables
  15. Answering office phones.
  16. Miscellaneous accounting/administrative duties: This position will involve day-to-day interaction with employees and administrative staff – when necessary the following will be required and is not limited to: Writing correspondence, responding to information inquiries, vendor research, and contact, file system maintenance.
  17. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency for Children’s Services and the New York State Office of Family and Children’s Services.
  18. Other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate to promote the continued operation and direction of the Accounting Department as directed by the Chief Financial Officer and/or Managing

DEPARTMENT:          

Accounting

POSITION LEVEL:       

Responsible to the Chief Fiscal Officer

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:            

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Valid New York State Drivers License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • 1 year direct child care or child care supervisory experience
  • Physical & TB Test (required within 1 month after initial hire date)

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 (Monday-Friday)
  • Must be flexibile to meet the needs of the program

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise Residential Counselors and Awake Overnight in the implementation of treatment plans and duties, as described in their job descriptions.
  2. Supervise proper recording in daily log and Awake Overnight log and significant incident reports, and other reports as deemed necessary by the Cottage Director.
  3. Coordinate orientation of newly admitted resident and his family to the various aspects of cottage life and program. (This includes informative letters, rules, regulations, etc., to residents and parents). Cottage  manager must insure that the mandatory medical release form is signed upon a resident’s admission to the cottage.
  4. Receive disciplinary reports and behavior observation from the school and implement school related problem resolutions as directed by Cottage Director.
  5. 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.
  6. Provide casework intervention to individuals and families as designated by the Cottage Director. Lead cottage life meetings as requested by the Cottage Director with Cottage Director supervision.
  7. Arrange all home visits. Supervise travel arrangements for residents going home, being transferred or discharged.  Make sure youngsters have money for emergencies, etc.
  8. Assist Support Services in scheduling Child Care Workers. Responsible for maintaining E-Time for their respective cottages.
  9. Responsible for supervising general upkeep of the cottages and mechanical operation of the unit. This includes responsibility regarding:
    1. Laundry tasks completed.
    2. Clothing requisitions.
    3. Maintenance requests.
    4. Submission and review of petty cash vouchers and mileage sheets.
    5. Notifying Residential Counselors and Awake Overnight Staff when residents have medical needs or appointments.
    6. Supervision of medical treatment in the unit.
    7. Breakfast and brunch counts.
    8. Cleanliness and safety of residents bedrooms and cottage living area.
    9. Supervision of vehicle use.
    10. Supervise residents financial obligations in the unit.
  10. Provide emergency coverage as needed.
  11. Direct and share regularly scheduled staff meetings and attend required meetings.
  12. In the absence of the Cottage Director, the Cottage Manager has the authority to make decisions regarding treatment of residents after consulting the respective Department Head.  
  13. Responsible for evaluation of employees under his or her direct supervision in accordance with The William George Agency.
  14. Responsible for disciplinary action including dismissal in consultation with the Cottage Director and the Director of Human Resources.
  15. Assist the Cottage Director in any area which they think is vital to the program, and perform job related tasks at their direction.
  16. 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.
  17. Responsible for the implementation of programming reflective of The William George Agency treatment philosophy at the direction of the Cottage Director.
  18. 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.
  19. Assist the Cottage Director in all other delegated functions.

DEPARTMENT:                                               

Residential Services

SUPERVISED BY:                                 

Cottage Director

SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITY:                               

Residential Counselors

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:           

  • Background in sports and recreation
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Physical and TB Test (required within 1 month of initial hire date)
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License (copy required upon initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:         

  • Degree in Related Field

HOURS:

  • 8 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • Must be able to work weekends, afternoons and evenings
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

  1.  To help create and maintain a safe, healthful and nurturing environment for the children in care at the Agency.
  2. To assist in the planning and execution of therapeutic leisure activities that are designed to enrich the children’s experiences at the Agency, specifically recreation, and special events.
  3. To assist members of the treatment team in implementation of individual treatment goals.
  4. To provide positive role models for children in care at the Agency.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General supervision of children:

  1. Encourage each child to actively participate in a variety of campus activity programs.
  2. Teach children appropriate social interaction skills, team skills, sportsmanship,cooperation and other activity skills.
  3. During recreation periods, if not directly involved with an activity, circulate throughout the recreation area of the building and monitor resident activity and environment. No resident activity may take place without staff supervision on site.
  4. Help mediate and intervene in resident misbehaviors and conduct life space interviews with residents before they return to their cottages.
  5. At the conclusion of recreation periods, document level of resident participation on the appropriate forms and inform cottage staff of behavioral consequences, if any.
  6. Comply with any reasonable request for assistance by another staff member in working with residents.
  7. Prepare Incident Reports on critical incidents and forward them to the appropriate Cottage Manager or Cottage Director in a timely fashion.
  8. Prepare reports to the treatment team on each child as scheduled.
  9. Help each child to achieve goals identified by the treatment team, particularly the goals as related to recreational activities.
  10. During times of staff shortages, may be required to assist in the role of Child Care Worker for Cottages.

Activity leadership:

  1. Organize, initiate and supervise scheduled activities as instructed or as needed.
  2. Provide alternative activities as needed after approval is granted from the Director or Assistant Director of Campus Activities.
  3. Assign Child Care Workers to supervise appropriate activities.
  4. Ensure all equipment and conditions of the recreation areas being used are safe.
  5. Document activity results on the activity evaluation forms.
  6. Be knowledgeable of behavioral standards and help residents adhere to these standards.

Building supervision:

  1. Monitor the condition of the Fieldhouse and report any need for repairs of equipment or facilities to the Director of Recreation.
  2. Monitor the recreation areas for litter and debris and maintain a clean and neat environment at all times.
  3. At the end of each day’s recreation program, ensure that all children and staff have left the building and all doors are properly locked or closed.
  4. Transport children to and from off campus activities.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Campus Activities.
  6. 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.
  7. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Department Office of Children and Family Services.                                                   

DEPARTMENT: 

Recreation

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)
  • Physical and TB Test (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 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 Cottage Director 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 Cottage Director 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 Cottage Director and 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 initial hire date)
  • Physical and TB Test (required within 1 month of initial hire date)
  • Valid NYS Drivers License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Professional Cooking Experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:           

Degree and/or courses in related field

HOURS:                                              

Forty hours per week, shift determined by Food Service Director

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. Assist in the preparation and serving of meals including the salad bar, as required by menu.
  2. Supervise and know the whereabouts of residents assigned to work in the kitchen work 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 in a timely manner.
  6. Pull items from 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 check list 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 & Family Services.

DEPARTMENT:           

Food Services

SUPERVISED BY:         

Director of Food Services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:            

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:           

  • 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 in a timely manner.
  5. Supervise and assist resident workers in the following areas:
    1. Washing and putting away silver, dishes and pots and pans.
    2. Set up dining room for dinner, when necessary.
    3. Following nightly closing, check list as published by the Director of Food Services.
    4. Leaning 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

LEVEL: 

Responsible to the 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) Physical & TB Test (required within 1 month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED:

BS or AAS Degree in Related Field Previous Child Care Experience

POSITION LEVEL:

Responsible to the Cottage Manager

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB

  1. Know the whereabouts of children assigned to the cottage at all times. Supervision of the cottage environment as it pertains to knowing the whereabouts of each youngster at all times is an essential job responsibility of the Residential Counselor. Report missing children immediately to the Administrator on Duty or Cottage Manager.
  2. Must be able to perform physical intervention (restraints) if necessary to protect the well-being of residents.
  3. Provide input to treatment team meetings for the planning of each child’s treatment goal(s) and techniques.
  4. Help implement individual treatment plans with each child.
  5. Act as a positive role model for the children by engaging in activities productively and in support of accepted societal norms and values.
  6. Instruct, guide and assist children in the follows areas:
    1. Organization and care of clothing and personal belongings
    2. Selection and coordination of dress
    3. Personal health, grooming and hygiene
    4. Personal habits and conduct
    5. Social conduct and interaction in the cottage and the William George community
    6. Constructive use of leisure time
    7. Maintenance of clean and neat rooms and shared cottage facilities
    8. Money management
    9. Eating and sleeping habits
    10. Study habits
  7. Help children develop trusting relationships by actively engaging in activities with them and by expression of caring through role modeling, life space interviews, and constructive discipline. Be where children are (during waking hours), walk with them to and from Ewald Dining Center for meals, and other program activities, (e.g. school) so as to provide ego support.
  8. Help children abide by the established cottage rules and the Agency policies and procedures
  9. Provide support to children in crises through the use of therapeutic crisis intervention techniques, including the use of physical restraint and life space interviews. Please note that therapeutic physical restraint may be used only after a child care worker has received specific training in this area at the Agency.
  10. Supervise and help children in the performance of house jobs.
  11. Inventory and mark clothing and personal belongings of children.
  12. Collect and store clothing and belongings of children who are absent without leave (AWOL).
  13. Supervise children’s manners and behavior during meals at Ewald Dining Center.
  14. Be informed about the health needs of the children, and administer medications according to the directions of the Health Services Department.
  15. Store medications in the locked areas and cabinets provided in each cottage.
  16. Refer children to the Health Services Department for all medical problems and for examination and treatment by the nurses and physician
  17. Participate in, and supervise children at campus recreational activities.
  18. Evaluate children’s performance on the daily level system evaluation sheets according to the guidelines and individual goals, and review them with the children to encourage progress.
  19. Prepare written incident reports on critical incidents and forward them to the Cottage Manager.
  20. Participate in the Unit/Cottage meeting, providing pertinent observations to the Cottage Manager.
  21. Transport children to off campus appointments and for travel home as assigned.
  22. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice and policy of The William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.
  23. Perform other duties assigned.
  24. To adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:            

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Physical and TB Test (required within 1 month of initial hire date)
  • Valid NYS Drivers License (copy required upon initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:            

  • Experience in Cafeteria and/or Custodial work environment
  • Experience working with adolescent teens

HOURS:                                              

Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

  1. To help create and maintain a healthful, safe and therapeutic environment for the children assigned to their work area.
  2. To provide a positive role model for residents in the care of The William George Agency.
  3. Within the specific employment specialty, provide services to The William George Agency for its maintenance, beautification or assigned programs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise and know the whereabouts of residents assigned to the Ewald custodial area and to report immediately to the Support Team those residents who are non-compliant with the program.
  2. In conjunction with responsibilities involving residents, the position is primarily responsible for providing custodial maintenance at the Ewald facility and secondarily responsible for assisting staff with meal time activities.
  3. Act as a positive role model for the children by engaging in activities productively and in support of accepted societal norms and values.
  4. Evaluate resident’s performance daily using the Daily Level System Evaluation sheets in accordance with published guidelines and individual goals. Turn in any necessary paperwork in the required time period to the Director of Food Service.
  5. Prepare written Incident Reports of critical incidents and give them to the Director of Food Services.
  6. In the absence of resident workers, be able to accomplish all required work in a timely manner.
  7. Supervise and assist resident workers in the following areas at the Ewald Dining Facility:
    1. Wipe down all tables after the residents have finished their meals with a sanitizing solution. Chairs must be cleaned if necessary.
    2. Vacuum carpet daily after each meal
    3. Shampoo carpet on a regular bi-monthly basis
    4. Clean all upper and lower level offices and rooms daily as required
    5. Clean and maintain Breckir Library on a regular weekly basis
    6. Clean kitchen walls on a regular weekly basis
    7. Set up milk, water, cups and napkins for every meal
    8. Pick up tables and push dirty dish racks into dishwashing area after each meal
    9. Dump garbage and replace can liner in garbage can used in Dining Room after meals
    10. Clean condiment and water pitcher area on a regular daily basis
    11. Clean kitchen ovens on a regular monthly basis
    12. Clean storage area where garbage is kept on a regular weekly basis
    13. Clean and pick up all litter from outside Ewald grounds
    14. Assist dishwashers as needed
    15. Instructing residents how to dress appropriately for work
    16. Instructing residents how to follow directions and accept supervision
    17. Abiding by safety and health regulations
  8. Assist in maintaining the salad bar during mealtimes. The custodian is not responsible for the break down, set-up, or cleaning of the salad bar.  The Prep-Cook will ensure there are enough items needed to refill the salad bar.
  9. The downstairs bathrooms need to be checked for overall cleanliness once in the morning and once in the evening. Check for supplies and refill as needed.  The upstairs bathrooms are the responsibility of the dishwashers.
  10. Stairwells need to be swept daily and mopped as necessary. This includes the landing at the top and bottom of the stairs.
  11. The air conditioning vents along the bottom of the windows in the dining room need to be cleaned as necessary. Windows also need cleaning, both inside and outside, on a consistent basis.
  12. The chemical room is the responsibility of both the dishwasher and the custodian. Cleaning material and hazardous chemicals are to be locked up.  Mops must be hung up and mop buckets cleaned.  The chemical room door is to be locked at all times.
  13. The back closet must be neat and orderly. The immediate area by the back closet needs to be tidy and well organized.
  14. The dining room floor is to be swept after each meal and slop mopped if needed. At the end of the night, the dining room floor is to be completely mopped.
  15. The custodian will work during all scheduled functions if needed. This includes, but not limited to, Family Day, Award Ceremonies, Graduation Day, and Planned Holiday Specials.
  16. Follow cleaning schedule as determined by the Director of Food Services.
  17. Report any dangerous situations or problem areas where accidents may occur to your immediate supervisor.
  18. May perform other duties as assigned by the Director such as assisting with food preparation and food service when needed.
  19. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice and policy of The William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency ‘s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.
  20. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and The 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)
  • AAS Degree in related field preferred
  • 1 year experience in residential outpatient program serving troubled youth
  • Physical and TB Test (required within 1 month of initial hire date)
  • Valid NYS Drivers License (copy required upon initial hire date)

HOURS:                                              

Part-time and On-Call positions available

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 to provide input into treatment team meetings for the planning of each client’s treatment goals and objectives.
  8. Responsible to help implement each client’s individual treatment plan.
  9. Responsible to serve as a positive role model for clients by engaging in activities productively.
  10. Responsible for insuring 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:           

Therapuetic  Afterschool Program

SUPERVISED BY:         

Director of Therapuetic Afterschool Program

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED:

BS or AAS Degree in Related Field Previous Child Care Experience

POSITION LEVEL:

Responsible to 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:
    1. Organization and care of clothing and personal belongings
    2. Selection and coordination of dress
    3. Personal health, grooming and hygiene
    4. Personal habits and conduct
    5. Social conduct and interaction in the cottage and the Agency community
    6. Eating and sleeping habits
    7. Maintenance of clean and neat rooms and shared cottage facilities
  7. Help children develop trusting relationships by actively engaging in activities with them and by expression of caring through role modeling, life space interviews, and constructive discipline. Be where children are (during waking hours), walk with them to and from Ewald Dining Center for meals, and other program activities, (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. 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 for 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 Department of Social 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:

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

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 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. Attend cottage meetings to discuss health care issues as needed or at request of Cottage Director or Manager.
  6. Directly supervise and maintain medication logs prescribed by the physician and psychiatrists in accordance with established medical practices and NYS OCFS regulations.
  7. Conduct medication classes for cottage staff to include:
    1. The 5 rights of medication administration
    2. Correct documentation/charting of medication administration
    3. Familiarize CCW with side effects of specific medications
    4. Review injury/illness protocols
    5. Correct protocol and documentation of medication errors
    6. Maintain communication with Cottage Manager/Director
  8. Attend 30 day treatment meeting, planning conferences and cottage meetings as possible. Prepare written health summaries as needed.
  9. Conduct OSHA classes on blood borne pathogens for staff as needed and maintain written records.
  10. Offer Hepatitis B Vaccine program, including education of staff and administration of vaccine; maintain written records of administration or declination of Hepatitis B Vaccine.
  11. Assist in staff physical exams to include BP, PPD and maintain written records for medical clinic/personnel.
  12. Perform tasks as assigned by supervising nurse to insure optimum functioning of the clinic. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
    1. Maintaining inventory of medical supplies/equipment
    2. Ordering supplies/equipment as needed
    3. Routine housekeeping duties to maintain building
    4. Submitting repair orders and requisitions for supplies as needed
    5. Scheduling of residents/staff to see physician as needed
    6. Scheduling off-campus appointments for dental visits
    7. Scheduling/transporting residents to medical trips as ordered by physician. Staff nurse must use WGA vehicle (except for special circumstances).
    8. Provide health related counseling and education to residents
  13. Monitor children at meals and in school for medication administration and health assessments.
  14. Draw blood work as ordered by physician using standard medical practices and OSHA guidelines.
  15. Procure, maintain and update immunization records for each resident at The William George Agency.
  16. Following standard orders, assess and treat medical conditions as needed, making proper referrals.
  17. 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.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Director or Nursing Supervisor.
  19. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice and policy of The William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.
  20. 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.