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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

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(866) 408-2550

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Job Opportunities

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complete the application process by accessing the link below:

 

http://happinesshousecprochester.appone.com/

 

For employment inquiries please contact Human Resources at 315-789-6828 or email applications@happinesshouse.org

Employment Application

Residential Direct Support Professional (DSP)

**Currently hiring for substitute positions**

 

Full time, part time and relief positions located in Stanley, NY (between Geneva and Canandaigua) in a residential setting for teens and young adults with disabilities. The DSP provides safety and supervision of all individuals focusing on fulfilling the Agency’s Mission, Vision and Values, and providing services which meet or exceed the goals of the individual, department and the agency. Evening and overnight shifts may be required.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Provides oversight to ensure safety and supervision of residents.  May be required to stay on-shift after hours should there be an emergency, weather hazard, or other unforeseen occurrence.

  2. Provides assistance, training and supervision with various activities of daily living, helping each individual to improve their ability to live more independently, while addressing specific individualized outcomes as outlined on service plan.

  3. Implements health-related and medication regimens for all consumers in accordance with policies and procedures.  Implements behavior treatment plans as written, following documentation protocol as required.

  4. Accompanies residents to off-site locations/activities, helping them to access and utilize community resources (i.e. grocery shopping, recreation, entertainment, medical appointments, banking, etc).

  5. Assists residents with planning and accessing recreational and social activities.

  6. Maintains necessary documentation as required and per agency policies.

  7. Assists residents in working toward achievement of their goals, while ensuring adherence to applicable Behavioral Support Plans.

  8. Manages crisis situations per agency policies and procedures, contacting Administrator on-call as necessary.

  9. Ensures individual care meets or exceeds established standards in areas including personal hygiene, grooming, feeding, care and respect for individual’s belongings, room cleaning, and other daily living skills.

  10. Provides emergency and first aid treatment, within their scope of training, as needed until relieved by other staff, a professional medical person, or other designated person.


 

Required Education and Experience:

  1. High School Diploma or GED.

  2. Experience working with special needs population preferred.

  3. Valid and clean NYS driver’s license.

  4. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  5. Must obtain and maintain Medical Certification.

  6. Ability to complete required training classes.

  7. Residential Direct Support Professional (DSP)

  8. **Currently hiring for a Full Time shift of Monday through Wednesday 2pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am-3pm, with Thursday and Friday off**

  9. Full time, part time and relief positions located in Stanley, NY (between Geneva and Canandaigua) in a residential setting for teens and young adults with disabilities. The DSP provides safety and supervision of all individuals focusing on fulfilling the Agency’s Mission, Vision and Values, and providing services which meet or exceed the goals of the individual, department and the agency. Evening and overnight shifts may be required.

 

Teacher’s Aide (Golisano Autism Center)

Full Time/School Year position (37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday during program hours) at the Golisano Autism Center in Rochester, NY.  The Teacher’s Aide is a key component in the classroom in ensuring the day’s activities are prepared. The Teacher’s Aide provides overall support to the teacher(s) and children in the classroom.

 

Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.

  2. Experience with young children preferred.

  3. Knowledge of classroom management preferred.

   4.Must have demonstrated commitment to performing job duties and tasks at a high level of performance.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Performs non-instructional duties under the supervision of the classroom teacher.

  2. Assists the classroom teacher in all children’s activities throughout the day.

  3. Supervises children at all times, including during busing and transitional activities.

  4. Assists in physical care tasks and health related activities as appropriate.

  5. Assists children with behavioral/management needs.

  6. Functions as a positive, contributing member of the classroom team.

  7. Attends appropriate meetings as determined by the classroom teacher and Program Director.

  8. Demonstrates consistent, nurturing manner toward all children.

  9. Assists with classroom preparation/set-up and the management of classroom materials and equipment.

  10. Assists in the preparation of children’s meals and snacks.  Assists with classroom cleanup as needed before/after meals and during the day as needed.

  11. Shares all relevant information related to classroom children obtained form various sources with the classroom teacher.

  12. Performs classroom duties as assigned by the classroom teacher or teaching assistant.

  13. Participates in conferences, workshops. Department meetings and in-service training as needed or recommended to enhance job skills and personal growth and development.

Teaching Assistant (Golisano Autism Center)

Full Time/School Year position (37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday during program hours) at the Golisano Autism Center in Rochester, NY.  The Teaching Assistant is the primary assistant to the classroom teacher in ensuring a meaningful educational experience. The Teaching Assistant will function in a leadership role in the teacher’s absence.

 

Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma.

  2. One year experience in an early childhood education setting.

  3. NYS certification as a Teaching Assistant.

  4. Knowledge of classroom management preferred.

  5. Must have demonstrated commitment to performing job duties and tasks at a high level of performance.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Maintains confidentiality of information relating to individuals and their families in accordance with agency policy.

  2. Functions as the primary assistant to the classroom teacher, ensuring a meaningful educational experience.

  3. Functions in the leadership role in the classroom during the teacher’s absence.

  4. Implements each child’s educational, therapeutic, and behavioral plans under the supervision of the teacher and team.

  5. Supervises children and ensures safety.

  6. Works with individual students or groups of students on instructional projects to achieve individualized goals for each child.

  7. Provides the teacher and team with information about students, which will assist in the development of appropriate learning experiences for students.

  8. Assists in the development of instructional/classroom materials.

  9. Assists the classroom teacher in related instructional work as required.

  10. Maintains classroom cleanliness and the orderly appearance of classroom equipment, supplies and displays of children’s work.

  11. Attends all meetings as required and appropriate, as determined by the classroom teacher and Program Director.

  12. Assists children with behavioral/management needs.

  13. Participates in conferences, workshops. Department meetings and in-service training as needed or recommended to enhance job skills and personal growth and development.

Personal Care Aide (PCA)/Home Health Aide (HHA)

Numerous positions available working at our Canandaigua site, as well as occasionally in the community. Shifts needed include: Monday through Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am-4pm and 4pm-10pm, as well as other various day shifts. Agency vehicle provided for transportation. Include paid sick leave.

Pay Rate: $14 per hour.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Provides care in accordance with the Plan of Care and physician’s orders; after supervising RN has approved the individual to provide said care.  The following cares may be provided by a Personal Care Aide (PCA):

    1. Assistance and training for daily living skills; dressing, bathing, feeding and grooming.

    2. Light cleaning, dusting, vacuuming and dishes.

    3. Shopping and running errands.

    4. Preparation of meals for regular and simple modified diets.

    5. Placement of and/or removal of elastic stockings, braces, splints, slings, prostheses.

    6. Obtain a weight.

    7. Assist with self-administration of oral medications (remind individual, read label, bring medication to the individual, open container, and/or provide a drink).

    8. Clean a stable wound with soap and water and apply a clean dry dressing.

  2. Acts as a role model for program participants by interacting with people in a manner, which will assist these individuals in developing appropriate social behaviors necessary for successful community living.

  3. Assists with implementation of behavior modification plans as needed.

  4. Participates in case conferences upon request.

  5. Provides any personal care tasks as directed by the supervising RN under the plan of care.

  6. Maintains necessary records and case notes as requested and within required format and deadlines.

  7. Communicates regularly with agency personnel to provide opportunities for exchange of information and discussion of concerns.

 

Required Education and Experience

  1.  High School Diploma or equivalent

  2. Certification as a Personal Care Aide or Home Health Aide in New York State or eligible to challenge the PCA via having 6 months of hands on care experience as listed in “1 a-h” under responsibilities of position.

  3. Knowledge of community resources and means of accessing these services

  4. Valid NYS driver’s license/dependable vehicle

  5. Demonstrates basic reasoning and writing skills

Self Hire Respite Staff

Happiness House is looking for a dependable and compassionate Respite Provider (1:1 support staff) to work with a young lady who has a developmental disability. In this role you will ensure her comfort, safety and opportunities to enjoy the environment around her. The ideal candidate will have compassion, patience, and be reliable.

 

We are looking for someone to provide care for days off of school, back up, snow days, and some after school hours. Staff would have to be mutually flexible.

 

Respite Staff provide in-home respite care to individuals as outlined by their service plan and complete and submit monthly documentation representative of the service delivered.  Respite staff set their own schedules and work with families to set up visits at a mutually agreeable time.

 

Pay Rate: $17 per hour

 

Location: Port Byron

 

Reliable transportation is required. Background checks, fingerprinting, and DMV record checks will be conducted prior to hire by non-profit agency. Please respond with resume or summary of experience.

 

Qualified Candidates Require:

  1. Knowledge of community resources and means of accessing these services.

  2. Valid NYS driver’s license/dependable vehicle.

  3. Experience with special needs population preferred.

  4. Demonstrates basic reasoning and writing skills.

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Community Habilitation Specialist​

Part time (20-25 hours) vacancy available in the Canandaigua area. Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Provides assistance and training to program participants to help them acquire daily living skills which will enable these individuals to better function in their living community or in a more independent living situation.

  2. Provides functional assessment of a wide variety of life skills and provides appropriate feedback to program participants with regard to strengths, areas to develop and barriers to overcome.

  3. Develops appropriate service plan goals and activities to help consumers reach their goals.

  4. Accompanies program participants to locations in the community to help them learn how to access and utilize community resources, including health and safety resources.

  5. Assist program participants in accessing recreational and social activities, thus enabling them to utilize their leisure time appropriately.

 

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

Full day and half day vacancies at our Geneva and Canandaigua 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:

  1.   High School Diploma or equivalent

  2.   Experience with young children preferred​

Teacher Aides​

Full Day (30 Hours per week) positions available at our Geneva and Canandaigua sites working the School Year calendar along with the 6 week summer program.  Part time and substitute positions also available.

​Teacher Aide duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Performs non-instructional duties under the supervision of the classroom teacher.

  2. Assists the classroom teacher in all children’s activities throughout the day.

  3. Supervises children at all times, including during busing and transitional activities.

  4. Assists in physical care tasks and health related activities as appropriate.

  5. Assists children with behavioral/management needs.

  6. Attends appropriate meetings as determined by the classroom teacher and Program Director.

  7. Demonstrates consistent, nurturing manner toward all children.

  8. Assists with classroom preparation/set-up and the management of classroom materials and equipment.

Qualified candidates require:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.

  2. Experience with young children preferred.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

731 Pre-emption Road

Geneva, Ontario County, NY 14456

5415 County Road 30

Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY 14424

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