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For employment inquiries please contact Human Resources at 315-789-6828 or email

Employment Application

Psychiatrist – Clinic (Independent Contract)

Evaluates the behavioral, cognitive and psychiatric functioning of individuals with developmental or acquired disabilities. Assesses behavior/mental status and provides appropriate recommendations to address concerns and the development of new skills that will enhance quality of life for individuals.Functions as a member of a multi-disciplinary team which would include Clinic Nurse, Clinic Director, Individual, Legal Guardians and Residential staff if identified, and works within accordance of the individual’s needs and treatment plans. The focus is on maximizing the potential of the individuals in all facets of their life, working with individuals, families and caregivers to support individual needs, and providing appropriate medication management to individuals.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a contract position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday during business hours.  Projected number of hours to be 16-20 per month.  Schedule can be flexible but within hours of operation. The Clinic operates at the Canandaigua, NY site and contractor would typically work 3.5 to 4 hours per week.

Competency Requirements/Education/Experience

License to practice and treat in the state of NY as a Psychiatrist working with adults (Children as well if certified to do so, but not required)
Must hold a valid DEA license with the State of NY
Must carry workman’s comp and disability insurance policy
Clinical experience supporting individuals with Intellectual/Developmentally Disabilities during education or work experiences in the field is preferred but not required
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must have demonstrated excellent listening skills.
Must have a valid and clean NYS Driver’s License.
Computer proficiency and experience with various Electronic Medical Record’s and Prescribing software

Interested candidates should submit their resume to Anne Battaglia, Vice President of Human Resources

Home & Community Support Services Aide/PCA

Full Time position at our Transition House in Canandaigua and in the community – days and times vary.


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. 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

Golisano Autism Center Family Navigator

This is an AutismUp position at the Golisano Autism Center in Rochester, NY.

Part Time – Flexible hours and weekends as needed. The Family Navigator coordinates education and support services for families living in the city of Rochester.



  • Staffs information tables and resource fairs in the city of Rochester

  • Develops and maintains relationships between AutismUp and organizations in Rochester

  • Shares information on community resources with families

  • Identifies families in need of ongoing support and facilitate appropriate connections

  • Connects families with appropriate AutismUp programs and supports

  • Answers phone calls and emails from people looking for information and support

  • Other AutismUp-related duties as assigned




  • Graduation from a 4-year college or university preferred

  • 2 years human services experience is required

  • A parent or family member of an individual with Autism or related disability is a plus

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Experience in a leadership role

  • Experience recruiting, managing, and supporting groups and individuals

  • Must be able to lift over 20lbs. and physically able to maneuver safely throughout the Multi-Sensory Learning Environment


How to Apply:  Email inquiries and resumes to:

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

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.


731 Pre-emption Road

Geneva, Ontario County, NY 14456

5415 County Road 30

Canandaigua, Ontario County, NY 14424

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