731 Pre-emption Road

Geneva, Ontario County, NY 14456

5415 County Road 30

Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY 14424

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

Employment Application

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.

Traumatic Brain Injury Service Coordinator

 

This is a full-time position working at the CP Rochester site. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday during business hours. Evening work may be required as job duties demand. TBI Service Coordinators identify the needs of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries and work with the individuals/families to develop plans for the delivery of services.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

  2. Identifies the needs of disabled individuals and their families.

  3. Provides information, referral and advocacy services to individuals of all ages with disabilities and their families.

  4. Works with families/individuals to develop appropriate plans for the delivery of services.

  5. Coordinates implementation of the services by assuring appropriate communication and cooperation is maintained by all supports and providers of services outlined in the plan.

  6. Establishes and maintains a cooperative working relationship with area human service agencies, local school districts and individuals, as pertinent.

  7. Arranges for clinical assessments to determine the person’s functional status, service needs and recommendations for interventions.

  8. Assumes a lead role and coordinates all activities for people on caseload.

  9. Assists the individual and/or family to gain a variety of skills including self-advocacy, problem solving and skills to increase their independence.

  10. Assures needed assessments and documentations are performed, as required by DOH/TBI regulations.

  11. Participates in staffing, case conferences and other client-related meetings upon request.

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

  13. Coordinates and develops components of the individualized service plan.

  14. Coordinates services specified in the individualized service plan.

  15. Reviews ISP’s, RSP’s and documents the outcomes consistent with applicable regulations.

  16. Maintains familiarity with applicable regulations and executes timely compliance.

  17. Maintains, at a minimum, face-to-face contact requirement with the recipient and, if appropriate, his/her family or advocate, per applicable regulation.

  18. Assumes duties and responsibilities necessary to ensure the efficient operation of the waiver program.

  19. Performs other duties at the discretion of the Program Director or his/her designee.

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


 

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Education and Experience Requirements:

    1. Masters Social Work, Masters Psychology, Registered Physical Therapist, Registered Nurse, Certified Special Education Teacher, Speech Language Pathologist, Registered Occupational Therapist with one year experience in providing service coordination/case management to individuals who have a disability. Or

    2. Bachelor’s Degree in health and human services or a related field with three years experience in service coordination/case management.

  2. Knowledge of community resources, social service agencies and means of accessing services.

Valid NYS driver’s license.

Speech Language Pathologist

Full Time position available at our Canandaigua Site (37.5 hours a week, School Year including our 6 week summer program). School Year runs September through June and includes our 6 week summer program.  All School Breaks are paid.  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. Offers competitive salary with comprehensive benefit package. Therapist duties include, but are not limited to:

 

  1. Obtains appropriate permission and approval for evaluations to be conducted.

  2. Evaluates individuals on caseload through testing, observations, parental and team input and medical information.

  3. Carries out treatment programs, developed after evaluation, which are designed to meet individual’s IEP goals or IFSP outcomes.

  4. Schedules speech language therapy sessions for individuals, individually in small groups and in the classroom or community.

  5. Consults with the teacher, as well as other members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate, to facilitate delivery of coordinated quality services to individuals.

  6. Works with parents as integral members of the interdisciplinary team at school as well as in the home setting.

Qualified candidates require:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Master’s degree and Certificate of Clinical Competence preferred.

  2. Licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist in New York State.

  3. Experience working with preschool age children or other individuals with development disabilities preferred.

  4. Valid New York State driver’s license

Special Education Teacher

Full time/School Year (including 6 week summer program) opportunity available at our Geneva location starting in September 2019. Hours would be Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.  Includes competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit plan including Paid School Breaks, 10 Paid Holidays, Sick and Personal Time, Matching 403b, Health, Dental, Vision, and more!

Special Education Teacher duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Administers standardized assessment tools to obtain data necessary for the development of the identified special needs student’s Individual Education Program (IEP) 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. Demonstrates the ability to incorporate individual student, family, socioeconomic backgrounds to enhance learning and communication.

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

  9. Attends all staff and discipline meetings.

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

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

  12. Supervises students, interns and volunteers placed in the classroom setting.

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

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

  15. Defines programs/lessons in conjunction with the paraprofessional and Coordinator.


 

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.

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.

 

Early Childhood Education Teacher​

Full Time/School Year position (37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday during program hours) including our 6 week summer program. Positions available across all of our sites. The 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.

 

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

 

 

Home and Community Support Services Aide/Community Habilitation Specialist​

Full Time vacancy (37 hours a week) at our Canandaigua Site-Transition House. Days and Hours would be Monday (noon-9pm), Tues & Wed (2:30pm-9pm), Thursday (noon-9pm) and every other Saturday (9am-3pm). Duties 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):

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

    • Light cleaning, dusting, vacuuming and dishes.

    • Shopping and running errands.

    • Preparation of meals for regular and simple modified diets.

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

    • Obtain a weight.

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

    • 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.

  8. Provides training to program participants to help them acquire daily living skills which will enable these individuals to function in more independent living situations.

  9. Provide functional assessment of a wide variety of life skills and provide appropriate feedback to program participants with regard to strengths, areas to develop and barriers to overcome.

  10. Use creative problem solving to help participants overcome barriers to independence.

  11. Develop appropriate service plan goals and activities to help consumers reach their goals.

  12. Advocate for person centered planning for program participants.

 

Qualified Candidates Require:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent

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

  3. Valid NYS driver’s license/dependable vehicle

  4. Demonstrates basic reasoning and writing skills

  5. Certification as a Personal Care 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” above

  6. 6 months experience working with individuals with disabilities providing habilitation or rehabilitation and independent living skills training

Residential Assistant​

Full time, part time, summer and relief positions located in Gorham, NY (between Geneva and Canandaigua) in a residential setting for teens and young adults with disabilities. Evening and overnight shifts available with competitive rates.

Residential Assistant duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Provide oversight to ensure safety and supervision of residents.

  2. Provide assistance, training and supervision with various activities of daily living, helping each individual to improve their ability to live more independently.

  3. Accompanies residents to off-site locations/activities helping them to access and utilize community resources.

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

 

Qualified applicants require:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent

  2. Valid NYS driver's license.

  3. Must be able to obtain and maintain Medical Certification.

  4. Experience with special needs population 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.