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(315) 789-6850


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(585) 394-9510

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

Employment Application

Traumatic Brain Injury Service Coordinator/Care Manager


This is a full-time position working at our Canandaigua 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.

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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