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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.

 
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

This is a part time, job share position (17.5 hours per week) at our Geneva location. This position provides administrative support for the evaluation and preschool programs as well as provides receptionist duties for the Geneva site. In addition to typing, filing and scheduling, performs duties such as obtaining supplies, coordinating Agency mail, and working on special projects as needed. Deals with a diverse group of external callers and visitors as well as internal contacts at all levels of the organization.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Maintains the evaluation schedule for both Preschool and Early Intervention and informs all parties in appropriate times along with providers, parents, districts and counties

  2. Prepares preschool, early intervention and supplemental evaluations in addition to all pertinent documentation related to the evaluation process and provides copies to the appropriate individuals (county, school district, physician, parents, etc.).  This support if for Geneva, Canandaigua and CP Rochester (as directed).

  3. Assists with compiling evaluation information needed for the budget report.

  4. Answering incoming Agency calls and refers calls to the appropriate person.

  5. Greets all parents and visitors entering the building, maintains visitor log and complies with the building security procedures.

  6. Sorts and distributes incoming mail on a daily basis.

  7. Records incoming monies for the Finance Office.

  8. Copies and distributes all notices to parents, staff and the public as needed/requested.

  9. Assists with ordering of supplies and equipment for the site and as requested by the Program Director.

  10. Assists with Evaluation process as needed for the Autism Evaluations of the Finger Lakes.

  11. Sends required information including evaluations, withdrawal information and prescriptions to the county as needed, for the Evaluation Team, as directed

  12. Communicates with school districts as needed regarding student scheduling, required meetings or student paperwork for the Evaluation Team as directed


 

Required Education and Experience:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.

  2. Previous successful experience in administrative/clerical work preferred.

  3. Knowledge of office management, office machines, phone systems and proficiency        in typing.

  4. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team.

  6. Ability to accept responsibility.

  7. Ability to comply with professional standards of conduct, including pleasant                    speaking voice and courteous manner as well as the type of personality able to              meet the demands of the position.

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 (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.

  4. Knowledge of content and instructional planning and implementation.

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

  6. 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.

 
​Janitor

Full or Part Time opportunities our Canandaigua Site working daytime shifts. This position is responsible for the general daily cleaning of agency buildings. This may include light maintenance and repairs along with other cleaning projects as designated by Maintenance Supervisor.

Duties include but are not limited to:

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

  2. Sweeps, mops, cleans windows and vacuums floor surfaces and strip/wax floors according to cleaning schedule provided by Maintenance Supervisor.

  3. Disinfect all bathrooms and bathroom fixtures on a daily basis using designated cleaning products and following proper protection guidelines.

  4. Perform routine maintenance and repair/replace of light fixtures, air filters and other minor building equipment.

  5. Set up and remove furniture for meetings as requested.

  6. Secure all entrance and exit doors to Agency sites as needed..

  7. Report any repair to the attention of the Maintenance Supervisor.

  8. Assist the Maintenance as needed.

  9. Performs other duties at the discretion of the Maintenance Supervisor.

  10. 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. 1-2 years of paid experience in general building maintenance and cleaning or demonstrated ability to successfully perform such duties.

  2. Proven ability to work independently

 
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 **Starting in July 2022**

Full Time/School Year Position available at our Geneva 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. Defines programs/lessons in conjunction with the paraprofessional and Coordinator.

  13. 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.

 
 
 
​TBI Care Manager

***$500 Signing Bonus!!***

This is a full-time position working at the Canandaigua site (37.5 hours per week). 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. Identifies the needs of disabled individuals and their families.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

Required Education and Experience:

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.

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

  4. Valid NYS driver’s license.

 
TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) Program Assistant

Part Time vacancy (20 hours per week) working in our TBI day program at our Canandaigua site. Hours of work would be Monday’s & Tuesday’s 11:30am-5:30pm, Wednesday’s & Friday’s 11:30am-3:30pm.

 Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Functions as the primary assistant to the TBI Program Specialist.

  2. Implements each program participant’s therapeutic and behavioral plans under the        guidance of the TBI Program Specialist.

  3. Works with individuals on special instructional projects to achieve goals on each            individual’s Program Plan.

  4. Provides the TBI Program Specialist with information about program participants,            which will assist in the development of appropriate program experiences for all                participants.

  5. Charts individual’s performance according to established guidelines and             b          timeframes.

  6. Assists in the development of instructional materials.

  7. Assists the TBI Program Specialist in related instructional work as required.

  8. Assists in maintaining the cleanliness and the orderly appearance of program                  equipment, supplies and program area.

  9. Attends all meetings as required and appropriate.

  10. Lead planned small group activities.

  11. Provide participants with assistance on ADL’s.

  12. Functions as a positive, contributing member of the TBI program team.

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

 

Qualified Candidates Require:

  1. High School Diploma.

  2. One year of experience providing services to individuals with disabilities, preferably working with individuals with traumatic brain injury.

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

  4. Valid NYS driver’s license.

  5. Demonstrates basic reasoning and writing skills.

TBI Service Coordinator & Housing Specialist

 

This is a full-time position working at the Canandaigua site (40 hours per week) working as both a TBI Service Coordinator and a Housing Specialist. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday during business hours with flexible evenings.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. Works collaboratively with tenants, their care manager/service coordinators and the apartment manager to address and resolve issues that the tenant or facility has that could impact the tenant’s ability to maintain stable housing.

  12. Work collaboratively with Vice-President related to unmet needs of assigned tenants that could be met via Empire State Supportive Housing Grant

  13. Assist tenants will appropriate response to notices, announcements and disciplinary documentation from Apartment Manager.

  14. Provide tenants with reminders of any routine trainings and tenant activities available to them through the apartment complex.

  15. Completes required funder reports.


 

Required Education and Experience:

  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.

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

  4. Valid NYS driver’s license.

 
 
 
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.