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(585) 394-9510

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(585) 394-1190

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Monroe County

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

Employment Application

Open Interviews!!

 

Monday August 15th and Tuesday August 16th

1:00PM to 3:00PM at our Maple Ave Residential site

4731 Maple Ave.

Stanley, NY 14561

 

We will be interviewing on site for Residential Direct Support Professionals – Full Time, Part Time, and Substitutes – varying shifts.

 

This is a residential setting for teens and young adults with disabilities. The Direct Support Professionals provide 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.

*Benefits included with Full and Part Time positions: Paid Vacation, Personal Time, Sick Time, 10 Paid Holidays, Matching 403b, Health & Dental Insurance, + more! *

Please bring your resume and/or completed application for employment!

1:1 Aide/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, Part Time, Substitute/School Year positions at the Golisano Autism Center in Rochester, NY.  School Year Positions 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 from various sources with the classroom teacher.

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

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.​

 
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: $15 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):

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

  3. Light cleaning, dusting, vacuuming and dishes.

  4. Shopping and running errands.

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

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

  7. Obtain a weight.

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

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. Participates in case conferences upon request.

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

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

  15. 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

 
Residential Direct Support Professional (DSP)

*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.

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Self Directed Staff – Community Habilitation and/or Respite

Self Direction gives individuals the opportunity to choose their own services as well as the providers of services. Individuals/family chooses the staff they work with as well as a schedule that works for them. These positions can be either Part Time or Full time depending on the amount of scheduled hours per week decided on by the individual/family. These positions operate in the individual/family’s home as well as out in the community, and travel will be based on their needs.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent (required for Community Habilitation, preferred for Respite)

  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 preferred.

  5. Demonstrates basic reasoning and writing skills.

  6. Six months experience working with individuals with disabilities providing habilitation or rehabilitation and independent living skills training preferred (for Community Habilitation).

Essential Functions for Respite:

  1. Provides in-home respite care to individuals as outlines by the service plan.

  2. Reports any issues or concerns to supervisor in a timely manner.

  3. Completes and submits monthly documentation representative of the service delivered.

Essential Functions for Community Habilitation:

  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. Uses creative problem solving to help participants overcome barriers to independence.

  3. Advocates for person centered planning for program participants.

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

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

  7. Participates in case conferences upon request.

  8. Maintains necessary records and case notes as requested.

  9. Communicates individual consumer concerns relative to treatment plan, medical or safety issues to the service coordinator.

Special Education Teacher
***$3,000 Signing Bonus!!***

Full Time/School Year Position available at our Canandaigua site (37.5 hours per week – Monday through Friday). School Year position includes our 6-week summer program. 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 including 10 Paid Holidays, Sick and Personal Time, Matching 403b, Health, Dental, Vision, and more!

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. Demonstrates knowledge of technology and literacy devices which enhance the instructional opportunities for individual children.

  4. Organizes a structured instructional program providing for the individual developmental needs of special needs children in collaboration Teacher’s Assistant.

  5. Maintains all required paperwork, including daily/monthly attendance records.

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

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

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

  9. Participates in school district Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education meetings.

  10. Develops 1:1 Aide plans defining roles and responsibilities of 1:1 Aides assigned to any student in the classroom.

  11. Utilizes techniques/methods specific for children who require additional learning support or learning style (discrete trials, visual strategies etc).

  12. Provides feedback to classroom staff on techniques to improve student success and will train or re-train if needed to ensure success of staff and student.

Qualified Candidates Require:
  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.

Speech Language Pathologist

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

Full Time/School Year position (37.5 hrs/week – Monday through Friday) split between our Canandaigua site (3 days/week) and the Golisano Autism Center (2 days/week) following a school year schedule which includes our 6-week summer program. Vacations coincide with school breaks. All School Breaks are paid. This position offers a competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package including 10 paid holidays, sick and personal time, matching 403b, health, dental, vision, and more!

 

Speech Language Pathologists work with young children and adults with disabilities in individual therapy sessions as well as in classrooms and in Article 16 and 28 clinics. 

Responsibilities 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. Advises Supervisor of Clinical staff of need for replacement of old or ordering of new equipment.

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

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

 

Qualified candidates require:

  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 development disabilities preferred.

  6. Must have demonstrated excellent listening skills.

  7. Valid NYS Driver’s License.

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

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

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:

1Performs 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.