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Monroe County

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Special Education Teacher (Golisano Autism Center)

***$3,000 Signing Bonus!!!****

The Golisano Autism Center is transforming the delivery of autism services in the region. A comprehensive, enriched and innovative new model co-locates resources offered by multiple providers, experts in ASD knowledge, and in their specific services areas. Multiple autism service providers work collaboratively under one roof at the Golisano Autism Center. Happiness House offers preschool and daycare programs on site.

 

Full Time/School Year Position available at our Golisano Autism Center site (37.5 hours per week - Monday through Friday). School Year includes our 6-week summer session. This position follows the school calendar with vacations coinciding with school breaks. All School Breaks are paid. This position offers a competitive sarlary with a comprehensive benefit package.

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Education with NYS Certification for Students with Disabilities (Birth – Grade 2).

  2. Experience with young children with developmental delays.

  3. Knowledge of child development, developmental disabilities and student learning.

  4. Knowledge of content and instructional planning and implementation.

  5. Proficient computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

  6. Ability to modify classroom activities to accommodate the individual needs of the children.

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

Responsibilities 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) following all NYS learning standards set forth for the Preschool student.

  2. Develops Individual Education Program (IEP) goals for each child identified. Documents progress through quarterly goal updates and amends goals as needed.

  3. Maintains all required paperwork, including data collections and entry of benchmarks, assessments and anecdote notes for both IEP and non-IEP students.

  4. Adapts and modifies the early childhood curriculum/lesson plans to meet the individual needs of children with special needs.

  5. Participates in all parent-teacher conferences for special needs children.

  6. Coordinates classroom team and planning meetings to facilitate appropriate programming for each child.

  7. Participates in school district Committee on Preschool Special Education meetings as well as district UPK professional development meetings.

  8. Orients, mentors and supervises new staff by discussing and implementing a formal plan which encompasses direct training, shadowing, mentoring and meetings to ensure that there is a thorough understanding of roles and responsibilities.

  9. Directly supervisors 1:1 Aides assigned to special needs children in their classroom.

  10. Meets regularly with 1:1 Aides to review 1:1 Aide plans, behavior plans and IEP goals/bench marks to ensure compliance and to monitor progress. Address issues and questions and provides support and feedback.

  11. Provides feedback to classroom staff on techniques to improve student success. Assists with training and retraining as needed along with Elementary Education Teacher, if applicable.

Early Childhood Education Teacher (Geneva)

Full Time/10 Month position (37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday during program hours) at our Geneva site. Early Childhood Education Teacher teaches young children in an integrated pre-school classroom with the Special Education Teacher.  Creates and maintains a structured and effective program and safe environment that provides for the individual development needs of the children.

 

Qualifications:          

1.Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education with NYS certification in Childhood Education.  Early Childhood Certification (Birth-Grade 2) preferred.

2.Experience working with young children.

3.Knowledge of child development and student learning.

  1. Knowledge of content and instructional planning and implementation.

  2. Proficient computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Ensure a meaningful and individualized educational experience for all students.

  2. Administers developmental assessments to all students to gather data to determine how to meet individual development needs of the children.

  3. Works with the Special Education Teacher to coordinate a structured program and safe environment that provides for the individual development needs of the children.

  4. Coordinates daily and weekly lesson plans with the Special Education Teacher that are available for review by the Program Director or the Education Coordinator.

  5. Maintains all necessary paperwork in portfolios for each child.

  6. Participates in all parent-teacher conferences for children in the New Friends program.

  7. Attends all team, discipline and staff meetings as designated.

  8. Creates lesson plans using NYS Learning Standards and agency selected curriculum.

  9. Supervises classroom paraprofessionals, aides and assistants, students, volunteers and others involved in helping capacities with input from the Special Education Teacher.

  10. Completes annual performance appraisals for paraprofessionals, teaching assistants and teacher aides with input from the Special Education Teacher.

  11. Schedules parent and family classroom visits in conjunction with the Special Education Teacher.

  12. Develops an annual inventory of all classroom equipment and supplies together with the Special Education Teacher.

  13. Submits daily/monthly attendance records for all children without disabilities.

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

Food Service Aide

Part Time/School Year position (30 hours per week, Monday through Friday during program hours) at the Geneva site.  School Year Position follows the school calendar and includes the 6-week summer session. The Food Service Worker will provide routine food preparation from ordering to preparation and for the preschool program ensuring all proper guidelines are met in accordance with regulatory oversight agencies and agency policies.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  1. High School Diploma or its equivalent

  2. Prior experience with food handling preferred

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Prepares food as necessary in accordance with menu, as well as allergy restrictions and specified serving sizes.

  2. Maintains correct temperature of both hot and cold food/beverage.

  3. Maintains kitchen in a manner which complies with Department of Health (DOH), The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) regulations.

  4. Maintains kitchen supplies.

  5. Completes cleaning kitchen, dishes and all utensils after meals and cooking activities.

  6. Attends meetings at the Program Director and Program Nurse’s request.

  7. Adheres to the agency’s policies and procedures as well as program guidelines.

  8. Participates in conferences, workshops, and in-service training to enhance job skills and personal growth and development.

  9. Maintains weekly inventory of food and kitchen supplies.

  10. Prepares UPK lunches on a daily basis.

  11. Prepares snack for all students on a daily basis.

  12. Schedules and orders all food and beverage, lunch and snack items.

  13. Performs weekly shopping for food and beverage, as well as general kitchen supplies.

  14. Maintains records of all purchases with receipts.

  15. Prepares monthly menus in collaboration with Program Nurse.

Early Childhood Education Teacher (Canandaigua)

Full Time/10 Month position (37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday during program hours) at our Canandaigua site.  The Early Childhood Education Teacher teaches young children in an integrated pre-school classroom with the Special Education Teacher.  They create and maintain a structured and effective program and safe environment that provides for the individual development needs of the children. This position offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit package.

 

Required Education and Experience:

1.Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education with NYS certification in Childhood Education. Early Childhood Certification (Birth-Grade 2) preferred.

2.Experience working with young children.

3.Knowledge of child development and student learning.

  1. Knowledge of content and instructional planning and implementation.

  2. Proficient computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

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

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Promotes the Golisano Autism Center's Vision, Mission and Philosophy.

  2. Ensure a meaningful and individualized educational experience for all students.

  3. Administers developmental assessments to all students to gather data to determine how to meet individual development needs of the children.

  4. Works with the Special Education Teacher to coordinate a structured program and safe environment that provides for the individual development needs of the children.

  5. Coordinates daily and weekly lesson plans with the Special Education Teacher that are available for review by the Program Director or the Education Coordinator.

  6. Maintains all necessary paperwork in portfolios for each child.

  7. Participates in all parent-teacher conferences for children.

  8. Attends all team, discipline and staff meetings as designated.

  9. Creates lesson plans using NYS Learning Standards and agency selected curriculum.

  10. Supervises classroom paraprofessionals, aides and assistants, students, volunteers and others involved in helping capacities with input from the Special Education Teacher.

  11. Completes annual performance appraisals for paraprofessionals, teaching assistants and teacher aides with input from the Special Education Teacher.

  12. Schedules parent and family classroom visits in conjunction with the Special Education Teacher.

  13. Submits daily/monthly attendance records for all children without disabilities.

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

Teacher’s Aide

Part Time/School Year position (30 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:45am-3:15pm) at the Canandaigua site.  School Year Position follows the school calendar and includes the 6-week summer session. 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.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  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.

Teacher’s Aide (Golisano Autism Center)

The Golisano Autism Center is transforming the delivery of autism services in the region. A comprehensive, enriched and innovative new model co-locates resources offered by multiple providers, experts in ASD knowledge, and in their specific services areas. Multiple autism service providers work collaboratively under one roof at the Golisano Autism Center. Happiness House offers preschool and daycare programs on site.

 

Full Time/School Year position (37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday during program hours) at the Golisano Autism Center in Rochester, NY.  School Year Position follows the school calendar and includes the 6-week summer session. 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.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  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.

Residential Direct Support Professional (DSP)

**Signing Bonus Available for Full Time Positions**

Currently hiring for the following shifts:


Sunday 2pm-10pm, Monday-Wednesday 10pm-8am (38 hour work week)


*Also hiring for substitute positions*

*Benefits included with full time positions: Paid Vacation, Personal Time, Sick Time, 10 Paid Holidays, 403b, Health & Dental Insurance + more!!*

 

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.

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential Direct Support Professional (DSP)

**Signing Bonus Available for Full Time Positions**

Currently hiring for the following shifts:


Sunday 2pm-9pm, Monday-Wednesday 10pm-8am (38 hour work week)
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-10pm, Friday 2pm-9pm, Saturday 1pm-9pm (37 hour work week)
Thursday 10pm-8am, Friday 9pm-7am, Saturday 9pm-7am (30 hour work week)


*Also hiring for substitute positions*

*Benefits included with full time positions: Paid Vacation, Personal Time, Sick Time, 10 Paid Holidays, 403b, Health & Dental Insurance + more!!*

 

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.

Speech Language Pathologist

Full Time/School Year position available at our Geneva Site (37.5 hours a week – Monday through Friday). School Year includes our 6-week summer session. This position follows the school calendar with vacations coinciding with school breaks. All School Breaks are paid. This position offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit package.

 

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

 

Therapist duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Upholds NYS Education Law/Practice Act as relating to the practice of speech therapy.

  2. Performs appropriate evaluations to individuals to determine the need for speech therapy services.

  3. Ensures valid prescriptions are written for all individuals on caseload.

  4. Carries out treatment plans developed after evaluation, in clinic setting for the Article 16 and Article 28 outpatient clinics as well as the Preschool or School Programs, as necessary. 

  5. Available to consult with other professionals such as teachers, habilitation staff, as well as other members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate, to facilitate delivery of coordinated quality services to individuals.

  6. Works with legal guardians, house staff or parents as integral members of the interdisciplinary team in the clinic, day hab or school setting, as needed.

  7. Communicates with physicians, orthopedists and other medical personnel in order to facilitate evaluation and treatment of individuals.

  8. Completes all paperwork in accordance with agency, program and department policies/guidelines.

  9. Ensures knowledge of paperwork, Electronic Health Record and applicable Medicare and Medicaid regulations in order to provide appropriate documentation. 

  10. Meets with interdisciplinary team and Program Supervisor as needed to review status and need of program modifications for individuals on caseload.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

  2. New York State License in Speech Pathology.

  3. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association preferred.

  4. Current knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders, including consideration of anatomical/physiological, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates.

  5. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.

  6. Valid NYS Driver’s License.

  7. Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

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

Vice President of Strategic Planning Initiatives & RRC Employment
(Beginning in June 2021)

 

This is a full-time position working at the CP Rochester site. Days and hours of work are primarily during business hours. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. The Vice President of Strategic Planning Initiatives will be responsible for initiating growth and development for the Agencies and continuing to move the Agencies forward through Strategic Planning and seeing those projects to completion. This Vice President also directs One Source Solutions and Employment Connections at Rochester Rehabilitation Center.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Serves as the principal liaison for the program divisions for the planning and development and execution for Agency-wide projects. Will participate in or lead ad hoc strategic projects involving new and expanded business development and affiliations.

  2. Manages and directs the OutSources’s programs: One Source Solutions and Employment Connections at RRC.

  3. Prepares annual budgets in conjunction with the Program Directors to ensure that each program has the necessary resources to provide the highest quality services. Ensures programs meet their budget targets and monitors revenue and expenses in order to maintain the financial viability of programs.

  4. Manages strategies and projects for the office of the CEO and COO and has a charter to leverage resources both internally and externally.

  5. Identifies opportunities to improve existing strategy processes and works with relevant stakeholders to capture opportunities.

  6. Will think strategically and makes critical decisions and develops functional and core strategies and business plans.

  7. Must be influential with experience in leading change as well as in exceptional relationship building with the ability to gain consensus among the leadership team.

  8. Must be able to strategically analyze data and translate it into agency strategy.

  9. Provide thought leadership on change management practices, including determining how to integrate processes and concepts.


 

Required Education and Experience:

  1. MBA with 5 years experience preferred or a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years experience with upper level strategic management with excellent analytical skills and solid financial acumen.

  2. Education and Experience with Strategic Planning preferred.

  3. Demonstrated experience with technology and the use of project management plans

  4. Ability to effectively translate long term strategic vision into short and medium term tactical operational initiatives, goals and projects both upwards and downwards in the organization.​

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.

 
Residential Direct Support Professional (DSP)

**Signing Bonus Available for Full Time Positions**

Currently hiring for the following shifts:


Sunday 2pm-9pm, Monday-Wednesday 10pm-8am (38 hour work week)
Tuesday-Thursday 2pm-10pm, Friday 2pm-9pm, Saturday 1pm-9pm (37 hour work week)
Thursday 10pm-8am, Friday 9pm-7am, Saturday 9pm-7am (30 hour work week)


*Also hiring for substitute positions*

*Benefits included with full time positions: Paid Vacation, Personal Time, Sick Time, 10 Paid Holidays, 403b, Health & Dental Insurance + more!!*

 

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.

Speech Language Pathologist

Full Time/School Year position available at our Geneva Site (37.5 hours a week – Monday through Friday). School Year includes our 6-week summer session. This position follows the school calendar with vacations coinciding with school breaks. All School Breaks are paid. This position offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit package.

 

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

 

Therapist duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Upholds NYS Education Law/Practice Act as relating to the practice of speech therapy.

  2. Performs appropriate evaluations to individuals to determine the need for speech therapy services.

  3. Ensures valid prescriptions are written for all individuals on caseload.

  4. Carries out treatment plans developed after evaluation, in clinic setting for the Article 16 and Article 28 outpatient clinics as well as the Preschool or School Programs, as necessary. 

  5. Available to consult with other professionals such as teachers, habilitation staff, as well as other members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate, to facilitate delivery of coordinated quality services to individuals.

  6. Works with legal guardians, house staff or parents as integral members of the interdisciplinary team in the clinic, day hab or school setting, as needed.

  7. Communicates with physicians, orthopedists and other medical personnel in order to facilitate evaluation and treatment of individuals.

  8. Completes all paperwork in accordance with agency, program and department policies/guidelines.

  9. Ensures knowledge of paperwork, Electronic Health Record and applicable Medicare and Medicaid regulations in order to provide appropriate documentation. 

  10. Meets with interdisciplinary team and Program Supervisor as needed to review status and need of program modifications for individuals on caseload.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

  2. New York State License in Speech Pathology.

  3. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association preferred.

  4. Current knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders, including consideration of anatomical/physiological, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates.

  5. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.

  6. Valid NYS Driver’s License.

  7. Proficient computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

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

Vice President of Strategic Planning Initiatives & RRC Employment
(Beginning in June 2021)

 

This is a full-time position working at the CP Rochester site. Days and hours of work are primarily during business hours. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. The Vice President of Strategic Planning Initiatives will be responsible for initiating growth and development for the Agencies and continuing to move the Agencies forward through Strategic Planning and seeing those projects to completion. This Vice President also directs One Source Solutions and Employment Connections at Rochester Rehabilitation Center.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Serves as the principal liaison for the program divisions for the planning and development and execution for Agency-wide projects. Will participate in or lead ad hoc strategic projects involving new and expanded business development and affiliations.

  2. Manages and directs the OutSources’s programs: One Source Solutions and Employment Connections at RRC.

  3. Prepares annual budgets in conjunction with the Program Directors to ensure that each program has the necessary resources to provide the highest quality services. Ensures programs meet their budget targets and monitors revenue and expenses in order to maintain the financial viability of programs.

  4. Manages strategies and projects for the office of the CEO and COO and has a charter to leverage resources both internally and externally.

  5. Identifies opportunities to improve existing strategy processes and works with relevant stakeholders to capture opportunities.

  6. Will think strategically and makes critical decisions and develops functional and core strategies and business plans.

  7. Must be influential with experience in leading change as well as in exceptional relationship building with the ability to gain consensus among the leadership team.

  8. Must be able to strategically analyze data and translate it into agency strategy.

  9. Provide thought leadership on change management practices, including determining how to integrate processes and concepts.


 

Required Education and Experience:

  1. MBA with 5 years experience preferred or a Bachelor’s degree with 10 years experience with upper level strategic management with excellent analytical skills and solid financial acumen.

  2. Education and Experience with Strategic Planning preferred.

  3. Demonstrated experience with technology and the use of project management plans

  4. Ability to effectively translate long term strategic vision into short and medium term tactical operational initiatives, goals and projects both upwards and downwards in the organization.​

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.

​​

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.