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Geneva, Ontario County

Administration: (315) 789-6828
Children's Programs: (315) 789-6850

Canandaigua, Ontario County

Adult Programs: (585) 394-9510
Children's Programs: (585) 394-1190
Toll free: (866) 408-2550

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Job Opportunities

Individuals interested in applying for employment at Happiness House are invited to submit an employment application (resume optional) to:

Anne M. Battaglia
Vice President of Human Resources
Happiness House
731 Pre-Emption Road
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 789-6828, x7109

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Speech Language Pathologist

Full time vacancy at our Canandaigua location (37.5 hours per week/School Year). Speech Language Pathologists work primarily with young children with disabilities in individual therapy sessions as well as in classrooms and in the community as part of an interdisciplinary team. Offers competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package. Therapist duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Obtains appropriate permission and approval for evaluations to be conducted.
  2. Evaluates individuals on caseload through testing, observations, parental and team input and medical information.
  3. Carries out treatment programs, developed after evaluation, which are designed to meet individual’s IEP goals or IFSP outcomes.
  4. Schedules speech language therapy sessions for individuals, individually in small groups and in the classroom or community.
  5. Consults with the teacher, as well as other members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate, to facilitate delivery of coordinated quality services to individuals.
  6. Works with parents as integral members of the interdisciplinary team at school as well as in the home setting.

Qualified Candidates Require:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Master’s degree and Certificate of Clinical Competence preferred.
  2. Licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist in New York State.
  3. Experience working with preschool age children or other individuals with development disabilities preferred.
  4. Valid New York State driver’s license.

Accounts Payable Clerk

Part time vacancy 20 hours a week at our Geneva location. Includes competitive rate and comprehensive benefits. Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Maintains confidentiality of information relating to individuals and their families in accordance with agency policy.
  2. Maintains agency accounts payable subsidiary ledger.
    1. Reviews purchase order requests and assigns purchase order numbers.
    2. Processes incoming invoices including directing them for approval and coding expense and cost center information prior to computer entry.
    3. Enters outstanding invoices on A/P accounting software, checks for accuracy and prints cash requirements report for Finance Director’s approval.
    4. Processes checks by obtaining designated signatures and disburses to payee.
    5. Performs weekly backup of computerized A/P system.
    6. Assures agency compliance with Form 1099 notification and backup withholding procedures.
  3. Opens and dates incoming mail for the Finance Department.
  4. Assists Chief Financial Officer with year-end cost reporting and audit as needed.
  5. Participates in Finance Department meetings.

Qualified Candidates Require:

  1. High School graduate.
  2. 2 years related job experience (clerical, finance, administrative).
  3. Prior experience with computer systems

Residential Assistant

Positions located in Gorham, NY in a residential setting for young adults and teens with disabilities. Successful applicants must have a high school diploma and valid NYS driver's license. Must be able to obtain and maintain Medical Certification. Experience with special needs population preferred.

Full and part time positions working evening shift, overnight shift or weekends as well as substitute opportunities.

Residential assistants provide oversight to ensure safety and supervision of residents. Provide assistance, training and supervision with various activities of daily living, helping each individual to improve their ability to live more independently.

Accompanies residents to off-site locations/activities helping them to access and utilize community resources. Assists residents with planning and accessing recreational and social activities.

Special Education Teacher

Part time vacancy (mornings) at the Geneva location working in an integrated preschool classroom as part of a comprehensive interdisciplinary team. Includes competitive compensation with comprehensive benefit plan. Special Education Teaching duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Administers standardized assessment tools to obtain data necessary for the development of the identified special needs student’s Individual Education Program (IEP).
  2. Develops the Individual Education Program (IEP) for each child identified utilizing parental involvement in the development of goals on the IEP.
  3. Organizes a structured instructional program providing for the individual developmental needs of special needs children in collaboration Teacher’s Assistant.
  4. Adapts and modifies the early childhood curriculum/lesson plans to meet the needs of the special needs children.
  5. Coordinates classroom team and planning meetings to facilitate appropriate programming for each child.
  6. Participates in school district Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education meetings.
  7. Orients, mentors and supervises new staff.
  8. Orients, mentors, supports and directly supervises 1:1 aides assigned to special needs children in their classroom.
  9. Supervise students, interns and volunteers placed in the classroom setting.
  10. Develops 1:1 Aide plans defining roles and responsibilities of 1:1 Aides assigned to special needs students in the classroom.

Qualified Candidates Require:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Education with NYS Certification in Special Education.
  2. Experience with preschoolers or children with developmental delays.
  3. Knowledge of child development.

Respite Aides

Part time vacancies available in the Canandaigua area. Respite Aides provide in-home respite care (i.e. sitter service) to individuals as outlined by the Medicaid Service Coordination service plan and complete and submit monthly documentation representative of the service delivered. Respite Aides set their own schedules and work with families to set up visits at a mutually agreeable time. Rate is $11 per billable unit provided.

Qualified Candidates Require:

  1. High School Diploma
  2. Knowledge of community resources and means of accessing these services.
  3. Valid NYS driver’s license/dependable vehicle.
  4. Experience with special needs population.
  5. Demonstrates basic reasoning and writing skills.

Community Habilitation Specialist (Self-Directing)

Two vacancies working with an individual with a disability in the Canandaigua area. Weekly hours are 30 or 28. Includes competitive rate and comprehensive benefits. Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Provides training to program participants to help them acquire daily living skills which will enable these individuals to function in more independent living situations.
  2. Provide functional assessment of a wide variety of life skills and provide appropriate feedback to program participants with regard to strengths, areas to develop and barriers to overcome.
  3. Use creative problem solving to help participants overcome barriers to independence.
  4. Develop appropriate service plan goals and activities to help consumers reach their goals.
  5. Advocate for person centered planning for program participants.
  6. Provides assistance and training to program participants to help them develop necessary problem solving skills which will enable them to better function in their community living situation.
  7. Accompanies program participants to locations in the community to help them learn how to access and utilize community resources, including health and safety resources.
  8. Assist program participants in accessing recreational and social activities, thus enabling them to utilize their leisure time appropriately.
  9. Acts as a role model for program participants by interacting with people in a manner, which will assist these individuals to develop behaviors necessary for successful community living.
  10. Assist with implementation of behavior modification plans as needed.

Qualified Candidates Require:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Knowledge of community resources and means of accessing these resources.
  3. Valid NYS driver’s license.
  4. Demonstrates basic reasoning and writing skills.
  5. 6 months experience working with individuals with disabilities providing habilitation or rehabilitation and independent living skills training.

Full Day, Half Day and Substitute 1:1 Aides

Full day and half day vacancies at our Geneva and Waterloo site preschool programs. Substitute Aides needed for Canandaigua, Geneva and Waterloo preschool programs.

Typical duties of our Aides include but are not limited to:

  1. Implements educational, therapeutic and behavioral plans under the direct supervision of the special education teachers, therapy staff, psychologist and input from early education teacher for their assigned child.
  2. Assists the children throughout the day as directed by the Special Education Teacher.
  3. Supervises assigned child at all times (with the exception of lunch break, meetings and/or training), including during busing and transitional activities.
  4. Assists child in all activities of daily living while promoting independence.
  5. Functions as a positive, contributing member of the classroom team.

Qualified Candidates Require:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with young children preferred.


Part time and substitute vacancies available for the Geneva and Canandaigua sites to assist with general cleaning duties. Qualified applicants require:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years of paid experience in general building maintenance and cleaning or demonstrated ability to successfully perform such duties.
  • Proven ability to work independently.


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