EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

HCA "builds" doors when all others have closed. No challenge is too great when the goal is to help others fulfill their dreams.

Eric Varden  Behavioral Specialist
I learn something new almost everyday and really enjoy what I do... I love my job!
Rick Henderson  House Manager

There is no job more rewarding or more fulfilling than working with the children, families, and staff at HCA

Desiree M. zu Hone  Special Education Teacher

It's easy to come to work when you love what you do and who you work with.  I feel blessed to work with the kids, their families and my co-workers here at HCA!

Tara Lynne Roof  Speech and Language Pathologist

HCA offers a variety of rewarding careers. Whether you enjoy working with or for individuals with developmental disabilities, HCA is the place for you. Read above what some of our employees have to say about working at HCA.

Employees may be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Personal Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability
  • 403b Pension/Savings Plan

Applications are currently being accepted for the following positions:

LPN (There is a sign-on bonus of up to $2,500 for this position)

Position Overview: Under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) assess and monitor medical concerns, provides care to ill, injured or disabled program participants.  Performs/teaches and reinforces accepted infection control and personal grooming techniques; assists in bathing, toileting, dental care, hair and nail care, personal hygiene and grooming routines as necessary.  Administers medications skillfully.  Keeps supervisor informed of individual needs and problems.  Performs other duties as assigned. Maintains confidentiality of information.

 

Education and Experience Requirements:  Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), valid NYS License, nursing experience with OPWDD population

Direct Support Professional - Full-Time and Part-Time - New Pay Rates!

Position Overview:  Starting salary $11.80/hr. Under direct supervision care for the developmentally disabled. These tasks involve encouraging, guiding and training individuals in developing daily living skills and habits, taking care of their personal needs, and maintaining the living environment. Requirements are High School Diploma and you must possess a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. Must maintain all required training and certifications, including AMAP (Approved Medication Administration Personnel), CPR and First Aid certification.

Residential Shift Managers

Position Overview: The Shift Manager will be the designated “point person” for their assigned shift. Must have the ability to be a positive role model and team leader and provide care for the developmentally disabled.  These tasks involve encouraging, guiding and training individuals in developing daily living skills and habits, taking care of their personal needs, and maintaining the living environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Ensure daily assignment sheet completed and all responsibilities are completed, give direction and be an on-site resource to all staff to ensure the work flow of the house, main contact person with on call Manager to facilitate service provision. Ensure proper supervision and safety of consumers and ensure timely incident reporting. Refer concerns regarding staff issues to on call Manager for proper follow-up. Education and Experience Requirements: High School Diploma and two years working with the developmentally disabled or a combination of education and experience that meets or exceeds the standards of the program. OPWDD experience preferred.

Qualifications and knowledge: Must maintain all required training and certifications including, AMAP (Approved Medication Administration Personnel), CPR and First Aid certifications. Must possess a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word

1:1 Aide

Position Overview: Under the general supervision of the Special Education Teacher, perform routine classroom assignments for the designated child. Assist with daily classroom activities and routines including facilitating and monitoring interactions of designated child. Implementation of designated child’s individual goals/objectives. and with acquisition of self-help skill and personal hygiene. Ensure a safe environment for the designated child in the classroom, playground, and on trips. Prepare for daily snack for designated child and clean up. Perform designated assignments as directed. Location: Johnson City, NY

Registered Nurse (RN) - $3,000 sign-on bonus

Position Overview:

Responsible to assess and monitor medical concerns, provide nursing care to program participants and administer nursing care to ill, injured or disabled program participants.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and assess program participants’ medical concerns.
  • Provide routine and emergency nursing care to program participants.
  • Complete all required documentation and reports according to program regulations, including program participants’ medical reviews and charts.
  • Relates effectively with others for continuity of care; maintains satisfactory relations with other departments and units.
  • Responsible for orientation, training and management of personnel in the areas of health and safety.
  • Identifies problems and guides personnel to appropriate resources.
  • Accurately and promptly implements physicians’ orders.
  • Administers medications skillfully and correctly.
  • Participates in safety programs.
  • Enforces infection-control policies and procedures.
  • Serves as a resource person on health issues.
  • Provides staff development on health-related topics for IRA staff.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of individual needs and problems.
  • Certify and recertify all AMAP’s on an as-needed basis.
  • Review and act on Incident Reports.
  • Provide “on-call” telephone coverage as needed.
  • Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Registered nurse (R.N.), valid New York State License
  • Three to five years nursing experience with OPWDD population.

 

Special Education Substitute Teacher

Position Overview:

Under the general supervision of the Education Director, teach educationally and/or physically challenged students both academic and life processes skills. Responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate class room activities in an innovative educational setting based on IEP Goals and established performance standards and best practices.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and assess children using standardized instruments and observations for the development of an education plan for each student.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students’ educational, behavioral, physical, and social/emotional development.
  • Responsible with compliance of the student’s IEP.
  • Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as multisensory learning and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Utilize special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification, positive reinforcement, modeling and redirection.
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Maintain a safe, well organized and academically stimulating learning environment appropriate to the needs of the students.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Observe and evaluate children’s performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education
  • Meets NYS Special Education Certification Requirements (B-2)
  • Experience in Early ChildhoodQualifications and knowledge:
    • . Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood.
    • Ability to apply and integrate academic knowledge with provision of special education.
    • Knowledge of ethical and legal practices and the New York State Education Dept.’s Division of Professional Licensing.
    • Knowledge of areas of practice specific to pediatrics, including child development and specific diagnoses. Understands and respects the unique needs of children and their families.
    • Demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for working with children.
    • Demonstrate appropriate/professional interpersonal skills with agency personnel, children, and their families
    • Communicates verbally and/or in written form clearly, ethically, and professionally, with staff, parents, and physicians.
    • Excellent organizational & time management skills.
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.  Strong collaboration skills.
    • Exceptional problem solving skills, including a proactive approach to problem solving and the ability to make quick and independent decisions in response to changing conditions.
    • Demonstrates motivation to augment current level of knowledge and practice through participation in continuing education courses, as required by New York State Education Department
    • Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; and Windows Operating System.
General Education Substitute Teacher

Position Overview:

Under the general supervision of the Education Director, teach students academic and life processes skills. Responsible for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate classroom activities in an innovative educational setting based on established performance standards and best practices.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Teach basic school readiness skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition, personal hygiene, and social skills, following Creative Curriculum.
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement, modeling and redirection.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and school policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Maintain a safe, well organized and academically stimulating learning environment appropriate to the needs of the students.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
  • Observe and evaluate children’s performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education
  • Meets NYS Childhood Certification Education Requirements
  • Experience in Early Childhood

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood.
  • Ability to apply and integrate academic knowledge of elementary education.
  • Knowledge of ethical and legal practices and the New York State Education Dept.’s Division of Professional Licensing.
  • Knowledge of areas of practice specific to pediatrics, including child development and specific diagnoses. Understands and respects the unique needs of children and their families.
  • Demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for working with children.
  • Demonstrate appropriate/professional interpersonal skills with agency personnel, children, and their families
  • Communicates verbally and/or in written form clearly, ethically, and professionally, with staff, parents, and physicians.
  • Excellent organizational & time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.  Strong collaboration skills.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills, including a proactive approach to problem solving and the ability to make quick and independent decisions in response to changing conditions.
  • Demonstrates motivation to augment current level of knowledge and practice through participation in continuing education courses, as required by New York State Education Department
  • Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; and Windows Operating System.
Fiscal Intermediary Coordinator

Position Overview:

In conjunction with the Assistant Director, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for the administration of Self-Directed Services (SDS) offered to community individuals, assuring that positions are filled, client budgets and unit allocations are correct and that SDS plans are implemented and current.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assume direct responsibility for day to day management of Fiscal Intermediary Services including expanding the program.
  • Meet with assigned client base as needed to establish and coordinate all aspects of the service plan
  • Attend launch meetings, ISP’s and COS meetings as necessary
  • Maintain, review and submit billing documents as required by Medicaid; filing of documents, processing billing sheets as requested
  • Provide necessary orientation, training, and supervision for FI service providers.
  • Assists individuals to develop/maintain the Circle of Support, hire FI service providers and promote self-advocacy and informed choice.
  • Facilitate development of innovative, non-traditional support plans with individuals and families through the use of person-centered planning tools.
  • Ensure that the Medicaid billing and compliance requirements are followed for all services provided and person(s) on caseload.
  • Ensure required documentation is maintained for of all services provided for the month for billing purposes is submitted in a timely manner.
  • Monitor expenditures to ensure that expenditures do not exceed the budget/review Monthly Spending Detail Report.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, individuals, families and staff service providers, DDRO Liaison and community resources.
  • Facilitate, promote and support informed choice and self-advocacy.
  • Creating and/or update any SDS documents as needed
  • Maintains a thorough working knowledge of and adheres to organization policies and procedures.
  • Provide general administrative support to ensure proper documentation practices, incident notifications and develop protocols to test for compliance ahead of audits
  • Able to address policy and procedure questions from staff, individuals and families
  • Follow OPWDD SDS Guidance Document
  • Travel as needed to attend meetings
  • Timely and accurately completion of payroll
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health or Human Service field, 3-5 years’ experience working with people with a developmental disability and two years supervisory experience.; or
  • Associate’s Degree in Health and Human Services, 5-7 years of experience working with people with a developmental disability and 2 years of supervisory
  • A combination of education and experience that meets or exceeds the standards of the program.

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Must have a satisfactory driving record and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have the ability to provide strong advocacy, problem-solving and negotiating skills, and the ability to foster positive relationships.
  • Must maintain training as required by OPWDD.
  • Maintain certifications and training requirements, as required.
  • Complete all training required by HCA and maintain HCA employment eligibility.
  • The ability to show initiative, motivation, creativity and ability to understand many areas of OPWDD requirements.
  • Respect the individual’s right to privacy and confidentiality by appropriate use of written and verbal communication.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Excellent communication and language skills with the ability to take on roles and responsibilities on a pro-active basis.
  • Must be confident with organizational ability and possess the capacity to multi-task.
  • Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; and Windows Operating System.
Occupational Therapist

Position Overview:

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs to help rehabilitate those impaired because of illness, injury or psychological or developmental problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Test and evaluate patients’ physical and mental abilities and analyze medical data to determine realistic rehabilitation goals for patients.
  • Make professional recommendations on the basis of evaluation results, regarding the need for occupational therapy services.
  • Establishes goals and objectives for each child, which are appropriate, functional, and measurable.
  • Plans and implements appropriate treatment programs, based on the established goals and objectives, using sound treatment practices.
  • Documents treatment sessions with goals, activities, response to treatment, and progress, in a clear, concise, and timely manner in daily notes/logs.
  • Submits all reports and agency billing documentation of encounters, verifications, and time sheets, in a timely manner.
  • Oversees assessment for, use of, and purchase (as necessary) of adaptive equipment/assistive technology as appropriate for the needs of each individual child,   relating to fine motor movement/functional needs and activities of daily living (bath chairs, wheelchairs – with physical therapist, potty chairs, switch access, augmentative communication access, hand splints, adaptive utensils, cups, bowls, etc.). This includes contacting the vendor for collaboration and assistance, as necessary, writing the letter of medical justification for the purchase of equipment for home and/or school use, and follow-through with family/staff training.
  • Provides ongoing training, in-services, education, and consultation to other team members and caregivers regarding treatment techniques, goals, and adaptive equipment use as needed.
  • Supervises occupational therapy assistants, as needed, in a manner that complies with Education Law in meeting with and observing the Occupational therapy assistant on a regular basis to review treatment plans and to provide a professional collaboration in the development of treatment programs, as well as review of all paperwork.
  • Assists with departmental responsibilities maintaining a safe, clean, organized, professional work environment both in the treatment areas and the office spaces.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Current license to practice occupational therapy in New York State, or hold a valid temporary license pending board examination results, or pending out-of-state reciprocity completion.

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for available positions, contact HCA’s Human Resources department at (607) 217-0066

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HCA – Helping Celebrate Abilities
Attention: Human Resources
840 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, NY  13905
Fax: (607) 217-5640

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The Handicapped Children’s Association

Attention: Human Resources
139 Grand Ave.
Johnson City, NY 13790
Fax: (607) 217-5640