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:            

  • One year experience in a residential outpatient program serving troubled youth
  • 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:

  • AAS Degree in related field 

HOURS:                                              

  • Monday-Thursday 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responsible to co-facilitate treatment groups and develop thematic group curriculum as needed.
  2. Responsible for developing, organizing, and implementing program structure, expectations, policies, and protocols.
  3. Responsible for supervising clients in the day to day routines and structure of the program.
  4. Responsible for developing and supervising appropriate recreational and educational programs for clients.
  5. Responsible for providing clients with individual tutorial assistance during a structured study hour.
  6. Responsible for transporting clients to and from the program site on The William George Agency campus.
  7. Responsible for providing input into treatment team meetings for the planning of each client’s treatment goals and objectives.
  8. Responsible for helping implement each client’s individual treatment plan.
  9. Responsible for serving as a positive role model for clients by engaging in activities productively.
  10. Responsible for ensuring that clients adhere to all behavioral expectations, rules, and standards of conduct established for the program.
  11. Responsible for behavior management of clients and crisis intervention where appropriate including physical restraint and life space interview.
  12. Responsible to adhere to all rules, regulations, policies, and philosophy of The William George Agency and The New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

DEPARTMENT:           

Therapeutic  After-school Program

SUPERVISED BY:         

Director of Therapeutic After-school Program

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:           

  • Current NYS Registration for LPN (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:         

  • Experience with adolescent teens

HOURS:                                              

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

OBJECTIVES OF POSITION:

  1. To assist the RN in providing high quality nursing care and health education to the residents of The William George Agency
  2. To assist the RN in providing continuing education to staff concerning OSHA regulations
  3. To assist the RN in overseeing medication administration
  4. To assist the RN in developing health/safety related plans for the residents and staff
  5. To assist the RN in development of health care policies for The William George Agency
  6. To assist the RN in overseeing 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
  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/Nursing Supervisor or stipulated by NYS OCFS regulations.
  4. Provide appropriate nursing and medical care to the children who have health related complaints and make appropriate referrals as necessary.
  5. Ensure that Cottage Director and Manager are informed of the health needs of each child in their care.
  6. Directly supervise and maintain medication logs prescribed by the physician and psychiatrists in accordance with established medical practices and NYS OCFS regulations
  7. Conduct OSHA classes on blood borne pathogens for staff as needed and maintain written records
  8. Offer Hepatitis B Vaccine program, including education of staff and administration of vaccine; maintain written records of administration or declination of Hepatitis B Vaccine
  9. Assist in staff physical exams to include BP, PPD and maintain written records for medical clinic/personnel
  10. Perform tasks as assigned by supervising nurse to insure optimum functioning of the Medical Health Clinic. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
    1. Maintaining inventory of medical supplies/equipment
    2. Routine housekeeping duties to maintain building
    3. Submitting repair orders and requisitions for supplies as needed
    4. Scheduling of residents/staff to see physician as needed
    5. Scheduling off-campus appointments for dental visits
    6. Scheduling/transporting residents to medical trips as ordered by physician. Staff nurse must use WGA vehicle (except for special circumstances)
    7. Provide health related counseling and education to residents
  11. Monitor children at meals and in school for medication administration and health assessments
  12. Draw blood work as ordered by physician using standard medical practices and OSHA guidelines
  13. Procure, maintain and update immunization records for each resident at The William George Agency
  14. Following standard orders, assess and treat medical conditions as needed, making proper referrals
  15. Staff nurses will be available to AOD via phone 24 hours/day on a rotating basis
  16. Perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Director or Nursing Supervisor
  17. 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
  18. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and The Office of Children and Family Services

DEPARTMENT:           

Medical Clinic

POSITION LEVEL:       

Responsible to the Nursing Supervisor for medical issues and administrative matters and responsible to the Supervising Nurse on Duty for nursing issues

Executive Director, William George Agency

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In accordance with the William George Agency’s powerful mission, vision, and values, the Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the agency management and staff to preserve the rich legacy and continued innovation, growth, and success of the Agency and the endowment. S/he will be responsible for providing inspirational leadership to the organization to ensure the organization is a leading provider of quality care and services to at-risk youth.

The Opportunity

Located in the scenic Finger Lakes region, the William George Agency is a true treasure providing a safe and caring residential environment supported by proven, therapeutic, clinical, and medical care for at-risk youth. The nonprofit organization offers innovative, highly regarded programs to serve high need, specialized populations who have historically been underserved. A committed team provides holistic services to the young residents to help them develop the attitudes, social skills, and self-direction to enable them to become contributing and productive members of the community. With values to engage, respect, empower, and partner with families to support their efforts in successful reunification and family preservation, the William George Agency plays a special and critical role in transforming the lives of hundreds of young people.

 Building on a rich legacy of over 100 years, this is an exciting and pivotal time in the organization’s history and an exceptional moment for a new Executive Director to join and create transformative, sustainable impact.

 Organization Background

The William George Agency, formerly The George Junior Republic, was established by William R. George in 1895 on family property in Freeville, New York. Today’s residential programs preserve the George Junior Republic’s ideals of general fitness, social development and well-roundedness, in which responsibility is treated more as an opportunity than a burden – while providing more focused clinical oversight and treatment, and a strong educational emphasis.

The agency has 350 employees and contracts with 55 of 62 counties across the state which provides the opportunity to serve over 200 at risk youth, with programs for both boys and girls. The youth live within 19 residential cottages on 650 rolling acres.  They attend an accredited New York “Special Act” public school and take advantage of multifaceted recreations programs. In addition to direct youth care and services, the agency has an endowment supporting research and innovation.

Although the agency has seen many programmatic changes over the years as the needs of children have evolved, one thing has never changed, namely the enduring efforts of caring adults working to improve the lives of disadvantaged, troubled youth. Expansion in the service of providing additional treatment opportunities to children in need has been an agency priority since the early 1990’s. The agency Board of Directors in concert with the senior leadership team have for the last 20 years made a concerted effort to serve high risk, high need populations who have historically been underserved in New York State. This expansion has taken the form of nine newly constructed, state of the art, residential homes, and many new and innovative programs.

In point of fact, during the twenty-year period between 1993 and 2015, the agency grew fourfold from approximately 45 beds to its present licensed capacity of 189 beds as part of an on-going commitment to serve at-risk youth in New York State.

 

Treatment Services

The William George Agency addresses the needs of at-risk youth and young adults through a holistic array of clinical, medical, educational, vocational, and recreational services within a highly structured, safe, and caring environment. The treatment team partners with the youth, their family as well as the referral source to create an individualized, multidisciplinary treatment plan with the goal of family reunification where appropriate.

Hard to Place Boys Program

This program provides services for 70 boys who have significant mental health needs and with severe behavioral and emotional dysregulation. Children in this program have either failed or not been deemed appropriate for either community based services or regular institutional care and require a highly structured, closely supervised, therapeutic living environment. The long-term goal of treatment is fostering personal responsibility through the development of increased self-awareness, healthy relationships, conflict resolution and more effective coping skills.

Regular Institutional Program

This program provides services for 15 boys who have been designated as abused, neglected, and emotionally disturbed, a Person In Need of Supervision (PINS) or a Juvenile Delinquent. The program offers a highly structured, closely supervised, therapeutic environment for intensive clinical intervention with residents focused primarily upon delinquent-specific issues, as well as behavioral and emotional dysregulation.

Hard to Place Girls Program

This program provides services for 18 girls who present with a history of trauma and a mental health disorder including diagnosis related to a disturbance of conduct. Children in this program typically have a history of being unable to progress in community based services or regular institutional programming and require a higher level of care. The long-term goal of treatment is fostering personal responsibility through the development of increased self-awareness, healthy relationships, conflict resolution and more effective coping skills.

Sexually Problematic Behavior Program

This program provides services for 20 boys who have been adjudicated a juvenile delinquent for sex offenses or who have a history of perpetration and acknowledge their need for treatment. Children in this program are typically in need of medium to long term placement. An emphasis in treatment is addressing social competency, an area in which youthful sex abusers typically present serious deficits, as well as psychoeducation, personal accountability, identification and changing of cognitive distortions, and offense patterns, victim empathy development, reducing deviant arousal, processing traumatic events, family treatment, and associated clinical and educational issues.

Developmentally Delayed Program

This program provides services for 16 boys with a full-scale IQ between 55 and 70 who are experiencing severe emotional, behavioral, social and/or family problems that require placement outside of their homes. Children in this program are typically in need of medium to long term placement. Particular emphasis is placed on skill building with a long-term goal of achieving a level of social, vocational and educational competency which allows for a higher degree of independent functioning.

Youth Centered Recovery Program

This program provides services for 9 boys and 9 girls who have a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency and a co-occurring mental health disorder. Children in this program are typically court mandated or have a willingness to engage in treatment. This program integrates intensive

substance abuse treatment with residential care to offer residents a safe, stable, and predictable living environment which will support and encourage their investment in treatment.

Intellectually Disabled-Emotionally Disturbed Program

This program provides services for 11 boys with a full-scale IQ between 60 and 75 who are experiencing severe emotional, behavioral, social and/or family problems that require placement outside of their homes. Children in this program are typically in need of medium to long term placement. Particular emphasis is placed on skill building with a long-term goal of achieving a level of social, vocational and educational competency which allows for a higher degree of independent functioning.

Intermediate Care Program

This program provides services for 21 boys who reside in the Hard to Place program but no longer require an HTP level of care but whose social skill deficits and emotional dysregulation impede their ability to successfully negotiate the more normalized peer environment present in our regular institutional program. Residents will learn and practice independent living skills with a dedicated ILS Specialist and work closely with the Family Worker to create and work towards their permanency goal in the most appropriate time frame.

For more information on WGA’s Community Based, Clinical, and Wellness and Growth programs, please visit https://wgaforchildren.org/treatment-services/

 

The Position

In accordance with the William George Agency’s powerful mission, vision, and values, the Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and the agency management and staff to preserve the rich legacy and continued innovation, growth, and success of the Agency and the endowment. S/he will be responsible for providing inspirational leadership to the organization to ensure the organization is a leading provider of quality care and services to at-risk youth.  

 

Primary duties and responsibilities include:

 

Leadership and Management

§  Communicate a clear vision that is compelling, widely supported, and effectively implemented.

§  Develop and implement strategic and operational plans in alignment with the Agency’s mission.

§  Evaluate the current services, offerings, and operations to ensure a sustainable model for the future.

§  Create an entrepreneurial environment that empowers and leverages the strengths of the senior management team and program staff and develops rising talent for future leadership.

§  Promote an internal culture that supports the mission, fosters innovation, and encourages synergy and unity across the enterprise.

§  Ensure a strong and collaborative working relationship with the George Junior Republic Union Free School.

§  Expand community partnerships to strengthen the organization’s image and brand.

§  Promote the Agency as one of the best places to work in New York state.

 

Board of Directors

§  Maintain a transparent relationship with the Board, and work collaboratively with Board members to set the Agency’s strategic direction and policies, enabling the organization to adapt to a constantly changing external environment.

§  Keep the Board informed of progress, activities, and challenges.

§  Work collaboratively with the Board President to set and implement the Board of Directors’ governance, policies, and bylaws.

§  Provide accurate monthly reports and annual budget to the Board.

 

Operations

§  Maintain a well-functioning, efficient organization through strong management, fiscal responsibility, effective communications and teambuilding. Develop measurable goals and objectives to enable the Agency’s divisions to provide the highest quality of services.

§  Oversee the formation of the annual budget and management of the endowment.

§  Ensure services are of the highest level of quality and impact.

§  Retain existing contracts/revenue and identify new revenue opportunities that support the mission and  success of the Agency. 

§  Ensure success with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and New York state rate setting processes.

§  Create business plans to address proposed program expansion or implementation.

§  Oversee the on-going planning, maintenance, and updating of information systems and infrastructure, including hardware and software, and all campus facilities and vehicles.

§  Maximize environmental and sustainability efforts within the organization.

 

External Relations and Fundraising

§  Serve as the public face and official spokesperson of the Agency; promote the mission and services to all constituencies, the general public, and the media.

§  Strengthen relationships with local and national businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and officials. Forge strong relationships with the counties of New York State.

§  As needed, serve as an advocate and work with local legislators, regulatory agencies, and other representatives of the social services industry to foster policies that help facilitate the efficient and effective delivery of the Agency’s services.

§  Serve as the organization’s chief fundraiser; create a strategy and engage potential individual, corporate and foundations. Develop unique revenue generating opportunities to grow and diversify the Agency’s funding sources.

§  Oversee all marketing, communications, and branding initiatives for the Agency to ensure the organization is best positioned among key constituents at local, county, and state levels, and nationally within the sector.  

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEs/QUALIFICATIONS

The new Executive Director will be passionate about the William George Agency’s mission, and will be a highly motivated leader, a visionary, and an inspiring manager. S/he will possess at least 15 years of successful executive experience in an organization of comparable size and complexity.

 

Desired qualities and background include:

 

§  Results driven; demonstrated record of maturity, sound judgment, integrity, and ethical standards. 

§  Strong leadership abilities and strategic thinking to create, plan, share, and implement the organization’s vision. Ability to turn strategy into concrete action plans, and to influence and motivate others toward reaching organizational goals.

§  Ability to maintain a nimble organization that can sustain changing external forces.

§  Entrepreneurial orientation with a track record of innovation and thought leadership to recognize future trends and capitalize on new opportunities. 

§  A champion of change; has an ability to develop new and creative solutions to complex organizational challenges.

§  Collaborative leader who fosters teamwork and who attracts, develops, recognizes, and retains top talent.

§  Charismatic; a commanding and credible public presence coupled with an unflappable demeanor under pressure.

§  Experience in many, if not all, the chief executive officer functions, including interfacing with a board of directors, managing a major budgetary function, contract management, program delivery and participating in advocacy, resource development, and public relations. 

§  An ability to manage and negotiate with a union workforce.

§  A thorough understanding of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, human behavior and performance, and coordination/collaboration of people and resources.

§  A high comfort level in crossing boundaries and building collaborative relationships.

§  An ability to promote the brand and safeguard the reputation and mission of the Agency.

§  Politically savvy; experience building and sustaining relationships with many constituencies, both internal and external, including teenagers, social workers, government agencies and funding sources, and the media. 

§  An ability to listen and communicate clearly, effectively, and persuasively at all levels of the organization, both orally and in writing.

§  Decisiveness with keen analytic, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities that support and enable sound decision-making.

§  Knowledge of state laws and regulations pertaining to social services or an ability to become well versed quickly.

§  A willingness to travel across the state and to undertake some evening and weekend work to ensure visibility and deep engagement with the residents and employees.

 

EDUCATION

An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree in social work or related field is preferred.

 

COMPENSATION

A comprehensive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate.

 

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Korn/Ferry shall provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified candidates, and will refer candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:            

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 3-5 years of direct experience working with youth in a counseling position                                   
  • Valid New York State Drivers License (copy required upon initial hire date)
  • Physical & TB Test (required within one month after initial hire date)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:           

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • Previous experience in working with critically disturbed adolescents

HOURS:                                              

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

POSITION LEVEL:                                

Responsible to the Director of Hard to Place Services

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide counseling to residents through individual sessions and group sessions.
  2. Direct Child Care Staff in treatment intervention and supervise such service in consultation with the Director of Hard to Place Services.
  3. Responsible for the development of a comprehensive psychosocial treatment plan for each resident and family within 60 days of admission to the Agency, and implementation and maintenance of the treatment plan, and case documentation in Connections in coordination with members of the treatment team.
  4. Provide direct service to families of residents through advocacy, counseling, social brokerage or other appropriate interventions.
  5. Responsible for the writing of progress notes in the statewide Connections system or electronic case files in regards to individual, group, family counseling and other pertinent face to face contacts.
  6. Responsible for discharge and transfer planning in conjunction with guardian(s)/resources, placing agency, potential community aftercare services, and any other involved parties.
  7. Plan and execute in-service training, team treatment, and problem-oriented meetings in conjunction with the Cottage Manager and Director of Hard to Place Services.
  8. Work collaboratively with the Cottage Manager in regards to maintaining the expectations of the physical plant as well as the therapeutic milieu.
  9. Coordinate residents home visits with Cottage Manager and placing agency.
  10. Collaborate with the placing agency and any other outside support service in the home community.
  11. Attend all meetings and opportunities for professional development as directed.
  12. Assist the Admissions Department in coordinating the arrival of youth during the intake process.
  13. Responsible for the implementation of programming reflective of The William George Agency’s treatment philosophy.
  14. Adhere to and perform 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. 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.
  16. Assist the Director of Residential Services and Director of Hard to Place Services in other delegated functions.

DEPARTMENT:                             

Residential Services

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
  • Must be flexible to meet the needs of the program

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist the Medical Director and Nursing Supervisor in timely review of policies, procedures and protocols for medical and nursing care at the clinic.
  2. Maintain documentation in a medical record for each child at The William George Agency in accordance with established practices and NYS OCFS regulations.
  3. Conduct appropriate medical and health examinations as directed by Medical Director or stipulated by NYS OCFS regulations.
  4. Provide appropriate nursing and medical care to the children who have health related complaints and make appropriate referrals as necessary.
  5. Ensure that Cottage Director and Manager are informed of the health needs of each child in their care.  
  6. Attend cottage meetings to discuss health care issues as needed or at request of Cottage Director or Manager.
  7. Directly supervise and maintain medication logs prescribed by the physician and psychiatrists in accordance with established medical practices and NYS OCFS regulations.
  8. Conduct medication classes for cottage staff to include:
    1. The 5 rights of medication administration
    2. Correct documentation/charting of medication administration
    3. Familiarize direct care staff with side effects of specific medications
    4. Review injury/illness protocols
    5. Correct protocol and documentation of medication errors
    6. Maintaining communication with Cottage Manager/Director
  9. Attend 30 day treatment meeting, planning conferences and cottage meetings as possible. Prepare written health summaries as needed.
  10. Conduct OSHA classes on blood borne pathogens for staff as needed and maintain written records.
  11. Offer Hepatitis B Vaccine program, including education of staff and administration of vaccine; maintain written records of administration or declination of Hepatitis B Vaccine.
  12. Assist in staff physical exams to include BP, PPD and maintain written records for medical clinic/personnel.
  13. Perform tasks as assigned by supervising nurse to ensure 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
  14. Monitor children at meals and in school for medication administration and health assessments.
  15. Draw blood work as ordered by physician using standard medical practices and OSHA guidelines.
  16. Procure, maintain and update immunization records for each resident at The William George Agency.
  17. Following standard orders, assess and treat medical conditions as needed, making proper referrals.
  18. Staff nurses will be available to AOD via Agency issued cell phone 24 hours/day. Cell phone call will rotate among staff.  Written record will be kept of calls and transcribed to medical charts in a timely fashion.
  19. Perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Director or Nursing Supervisor.
  20. Responsible for adhering to and performing all duties in accordance with every safety standard, practice and policy of The William George Agency. This includes, but is not limited to, review of The William George Agency’s Safety Policy and attending all required safety related training.
  21. Adhere to all rules, regulations, policies and philosophy of The William George Agency and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

POSITION LEVEL: 

Responsible to the Medical Director and Supervising Nurse.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED:

BS or AAS Degree in Related Field Previous Child Care Experience

POSITION LEVEL:

Responsible to the Cottage Manager

HOURS:

Full time and part time positions available.

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.