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 (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Physical & TB Test (required within one month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED:                           

  • Trade school diploma (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Basic understanding of electricity, heating/cooling systems, ventilation and plumbing 
  • Basic knowledge of safety codes and regulations

HOURS:                                  

  • Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program 

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  1. Provide services to The William George Agency for its maintenance and beautification, specifically in the school buildings as well as Boscowitz Field House and Ewald Dining Center as needed.
  2. Primarily responsible for maintaining floor, wall and ceiling surfaces in a clean, safe and sanitary condition.
  3. To provide a positive work experience emphasizing the development of work habits and vocational skills.
  4. To provide a role model for residents in the care of The William George Agency.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Capable of performing all physical aspects of the position, including lifting, climbing, and moving heavy objects.
  • Upon completion of Crisis Intervention Training, capable of restraining residents if necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:

  1. Sweep, mop, scrub, strip and wax hard floor surfaces.        
  2. Vacuum and shampoo carpeted floor surfaces.
  3. Clean, surface prep and paint walls, ceilings and floors as needed.
  4. Clean ceiling surfaces as necessary and replace ceiling materials as needed.
  5. Arm and disarm alarm system and patrol perimeter of buildings as needed.
  6. Empty trash, shred can and recycling bins as needed.
  7. Clean blackboards, windows, and window sills as needed.
  8. Clean bathrooms and water fountains as needed.
  9. Clean work areas, maintain and service tools and equipment used.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Facilities and his/her designee.
  11. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with all rules, regulations, policies, and safety standards of The William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending required safety-related training.
  12. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The William George Agency and The Office of Children and Family Services.

POSITION LEVEL:        

Reports to the Director of Facilities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:            

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

  • To maintain food service area sanitation standards in accordance with Federal, State and County guidelines.
  • 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.
  • To provide a positive role model for residents in the care of The William George Agency.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Tolerate prolonged periods of standing and walking.
  • Be able to walk up and down stairs.
  • After Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training, be able to physically restrain residents if necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise and know the whereabouts of residents assigned to your area of responsibility and overtime workers and report out of program residents to the Support Team.
  2. Evaluate resident’s performance using the Daily Level System Evaluation Sheets in accordance with published guidelines and individual goals.  Give daily sheets to the Dining Room Attendant for consolidation.
  3. Prepare written Incident Reports on critical incidents and give them to the Director of Food Services.
  4. In the absence of resident workers, be able to accomplish all required work promptly.
  5. Supervise and assist resident workers in the following areas:
    1. Washing and putting away silver, dishes and pots and pans.
    2. Set up the dining room for dinner, when necessary.
    3. Following nightly closing, check list as published by the Director of Food Services.
    4. Learning to dress properly for work.
    5. Learning to follow instructions and accept supervision.
    6. Following safety and sanitation guidelines.
    7. Learning how to work with co-workers.
  6. Help afternoon cook in preparation and serving of dinner meal, if requested.
  7. Receive and help put away stock when necessary.
  8. Perform cleaning duties in accordance with Federal, State, and County Health Department guidelines and follow cleaning schedule as determined by the Director of Food Services.
  9. Help close building using Closing Checklist determined by the Director of Food Services.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Food Services.
  11. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice, and policy of The William George Agency.  This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.
  12. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

DEPARTMENT: 

Food Services

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.