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
  • Voluntary Concierge Medicine
  • Dental Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance and Group AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term Disability
  • State Disability Insurance
  • 403b Pension/Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account for Medical and Dependent Care
  • Voluntary Employee Life
  • Voluntary Spousal Life
  • Voluntary Child Life
  • Voluntary Domestic Partner Life
  • Voluntary Employee Specified Disease
  • Accident Insurance

 

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 Starting at $12.30/hr
Position Overview:  Starting salary $12.30/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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Personal Care:

Performs/teaches and reinforces accepted infection control and personal grooming techniques; performs/teaches and assists in bathing, toileting, dental care, hair and nail care, personal hygiene and grooming routines as necessary.

  • Performs/teaches and assists individuals in dressing, clothing selection, storage, laundering and repair of clothing and accessories, may help them shop for clothing.
  • Performs/teaches and assists in proper use and care of shavers and razors, eyeglasses, hearing aids, prosthesis as prescribed by appropriate medical practitioner.
  • Administers and teaches individuals first aid treatments; administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques, and performs other health related techniques as required.
  • Takes records, reports temperatures, blood pressures, pulse rate, weight, and other significant symptoms/health related occurrences; aides consumer in understanding, recording, reporting such factors.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information.
  • Reports unusual incidents and physical symptoms promptly and accurately to the supervisor.
  • Applies valid and accepted limits for inappropriate behavior.
  • As per written behavior plan or emergency situation, helps individuals to gain control in situations that the consumer is causing harm to themselves, others, or their environment, or a credible threat of the above, utilizing approved SCIP-R techniques.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments; teaches, observes, reports problems and progress in self-administration of medication programs. Assists individuals in achieving more independence in administration of medications.  Teaches use of skin care lotions, topical ointment, eye and ear drops and assists in their use as needed.
  • Accompanies individuals to medical, dental, and other pharmacy, takes medications to home site and logs same; instructs and observes individuals in use of these substances.

Food Preparation, Mealtimes:

  • Assists individuals in eating who cannot feed themselves independently, teaches them to eat in a family-style setting, while promoting choice.
  • Teaches and assists individuals to plan, shop, store, prepare and serve meals using currently accepted nutritional standard to clean kitchen and dining areas, and dispose of leftover food safely.

Maintaining the Environment:

  • Performs/teaches developmentally disabled individuals routine housekeeping duties such as dusting, washing floors and walls, cleaning bathrooms, and vacuuming rugs.
  • Assists consumer in keeping room neat and orderly.
  • Follows safety procedures in living unit and surrounding grounds, by mopping up spills, reporting unsafe condition, teaches and reinforces fire safety procedures. Checks to see that fire exits are clear, night-lights on, windows are locked and other security measures, checks fire equipment and reports malfunction.
  • Performs minor routine maintenance tasks such as changing light bulbs, fuses, etc.
  • May assist as directed in various household inventories.

 

Individual Development and Personal Interests:

  • Teaches and reinforces use of a variety of communication skills.
  • Teaches and reinforces principles of human growth and development, including human sexuality, as determined by each person’s developmental level.
  • Teaches acceptable work habits (e.g. punctuality, dress and grooming), to enable individuals to develop readiness for work/school outside the home, or in support of individuals’ vocational, provocation or other work/volunteer experiences.
  • Transports/arranges for transport of individuals to community events, accompany consumer to dances, camping trips, swimming, or other age appropriate leisure activities.
  • Teaches money management principles to consumer, completes/aids in completion of banking activities; ensures accurate recording of personal expenditures.
  • Helps consumer to develop/maintain positive interpersonal relationships with their fellow residents, with others in the families, and with others in the community. Aids in explaining feelings, resolving conflicts, teaching/reinforcing acceptable means of handling frustration and anger.
  • Teaches/supervises/participates in a variety of leisure and recreational activities, craft projects, seasonal and permanent home decoration; assists in planning/supervision of family days and holiday celebrations as selected by the consumers, their families and staff.
  • Aides in selection, care and use of age appropriate personal leisure time belongings.

Interdisciplinary Treatment Team Member:

  • Actively participates at staff meetings by communicating observations concerning progress and reaction to various therapy programs.
  • Attend staff meeting, may suggest alternative programs or procedures based on experience with the individual’s habilitation plan.
  • Record Daily Residential Habilitation, Incident  Behavioral and other required documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements: (one of the following)

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent preferred.

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Must maintain all required training and certifications including, AMAP (Approved Medication Administration Personnel), CPR and First Aide certifications.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Good verbal, written, interpersonal, organization and active listening skills.
  • Good organizational & time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.  Good collaboration skills.
  • Problem solving skills, including a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; and Windows Operating System.

 

Residential Shift Managers - Multiple Locations
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

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 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 class room 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.
Substitute Teacher Aide
Position Overview:

Assists the special education/typical teacher with routine classroom assignments and duties.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to assist in coordination of instructional efforts. Assist in set-up and cleanup of the classroom.
  • Assist with daily classroom activities and routines including facilitating and monitoring interactions of all children.
  • Assist with implementation of student’s individual goals/objectives. Assist with acquisition of self-help skill and personal hygiene.
  • Assist with preparation of lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
  • Assist with distribution of teaching materials such as workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
  • Assist with enforcement of administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Ensure a safe environment for the children.
  • Participate in teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or problems as scheduled.
  • Provide extra assistance to students with special needs, or those with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Assist in transporting children to and from the waiting room and bus/van loading and unloading.
  • Attend and participate in meetings as required.
  • Assists in other duties as needed and directed.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood.
  • Ability to communicate in a concise and effective manner. Must be confident with organizational ability and possess the capacity to multi-task and take initiative.
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion and confidentiality.
  • Good verbal and written skills.
Community Habilitation Provider
Position Overview:

Provide education, instruction, direct services, and supports to empower and enable individual’s to achieve their stated goals and to live as optimally as possible.  Facilitate community inclusion, integration and relationship building.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in relevant field and a minimum of 2 years working with the developmentally disabled.
  • High School Diploma and 5 years working with the developmentally disabled.

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.
  • Good verbal, written, interpersonal, organization and active listening skills.
  • Good organizational & time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.  Good collaboration skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
Clinical Psychologist or “R” LCSW Social Worker
Position Overview:

Perform the following duties: supervise social work services provided by clinical staff; evaluate information and develop, review, and oversee behavior management plans and/or treatment plans; and develop and conduct psychology-related training for all levels.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Intake Evaluations
  • Counseling
  • Behavior Management
  • Reports to ensure they are accurate and completed with quality.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in psychology or Masters in Social Work from an accredited educational institution.
  • “R” Certification, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Minimum two years’ experience in human services field / prefer OPWDD experience.

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Excellent verbal, written and active listening skills.
  • Excellent organizational & time management skills.
  • Knowledge of all appropriate ethical, professional, and legal standards.
  • Understands and respects the unique needs of children and their families.
  • Knowledge of the NYS Department of Health (DOH), NYS education Department and NYS Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) systems.
  • Knowledge of diagnostic and treatment services including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and special education.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for working with children and adults.
  • Demonstrate appropriate/professional interpersonal skills with agency personnel, children, and their families
  • Valid NYS Driver’s license.
  • Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; and Windows Operating System.
Special Education 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
  • Experience in Early Childhood

Qualifications 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.
Administrative Assistant - Full Time
Position Overview:

This position is responsible for providing professional and efficient administrative support to the department Director/Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Perform general office duties, such as answering phones, greeting visitors, ordering supplies, maintaining records management database systems, various logs, and performing basic bookkeeping work.

·         Assist employee with various paperwork.

·         Assist with arranging new hire screenings and paperwork.

·         Perform administrative tasks such as typing, filing, mailings, proofreading and data entry.

·         Prepare memos, letters, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.

·         Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email.

·         Timely response to requests for information, service, and assistance.

·         Maintains confidentiality of organization fiscal, personnel and consumer related information.

·         Maintains a thorough working knowledge of and adheres to organization policies and procedures.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum 2 years experience with administrative/secretarial support.

 

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Good communication and language skills with the ability to take up 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.
Chief Operating Officer (CFO)

Position Overview:

Develop the financial well-being by overseeing the operations of the Agency’s programs, financial projections, accounting services, preparing growth plans, and directing staff. Administer, direct and coordinate policies, procedures and outside relationships to ensure sound and stable management of all Agency’s fiscal operations and activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Providing leadership, direction and management of the Finance, Billing and Accounting Teams.

· Assigns, supervises, and monitors employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing, collections, payroll and budgeting.

· Oversees the manage the cash and working capital needs of the Agency by ensuring compliance to sound cash management practices regarding billing and collections of receivables, payment of invoices and selected bank account transfers and investments.

· Oversee the payments all checks, promissory notes and other negotiable instruments. Approve all operational, capital asset and real property expenditures.

· Ensure the timely preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, or reports required by the Executive Director, Board of Directors or regulatory agencies.

· Oversee the Implementation and enforcement of internal control systems for the safeguarding of all of the Agency’s assets.

· In conjunction with the Executive Director assist in the provision of effective strategic financial planning of short and long-term objectives.

· In conjunction with the Executive Director, work on shaping and implementing organizational priorities and organizational infrastructure to support the realization of HCA’s short and long term goals.

· Assist the Executive Director with drafting of prospective programmatic budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective extension efforts.

·Provide regular communications to the Executive Director regarding financial matters.

· At the request of the CEO, assist the Board of Directors in the formulation of policy by presenting and interpreting reports reflecting the efficiency and effectiveness of the agency, short-term and long-term plans, changing concepts, needs and related information.

· Act on behalf of the Agency as the liaison with independent auditors, regulatory auditors and representatives. Respond to auditors’ comments concerning finances and operations and oversee required action to address deficiencies.

· Oversee the preparation and filing of all funding and regulatory expenditure reports and assure compliance with mandated fiscal regulations issued by duly constituted governmental agencies. · Ensure there is adequate documentation and audit trails of all financial transactions being maintained.

· Develop, prepare and issue standard practices related to accounting and administrative procedures and collaborate in the coordination of business support systems including purchasing, property management, office methods, required documentation and procedures.

· Responsible for overseeing the evaluation of the financial impact of staff benefit programs and prepare analyses and recommendations to the Executive Director, related committee and Board of Directors.

· Responsible for forecasting, planning, accounting, budgeting, and analysis for multiple government funding sources.

· Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, and non-organizational accounting personnel to facilitate financial activities.

· Maintain current knowledge of agency policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.

· Oversees and ensures the policies and procedures for the department and updates as necessary.

· Conduct special projects or activities and assume other related duties as needed or assigned by the Executive Director.

Education and Experience Requirements:

· MBA or CPA and a minimum of ten (10) years of broad finance experience in a not-for-profit environment (OPWDD, SED).

· Eight (8) years of Sr. Management experience Qualifications and knowledge:

· Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and general business management and administrative principles, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and knowledge of OPWDD and SED funding, fiscal audits, rate rationalization, and rate setting.

· Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.

· CFR experience · Working knowledge of computerized billing, payroll, and financial information systems.

Speech/Language Pathologist

Position Overview:  

Evaluate, assess, diagnose, and treat children with speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders.

Education and Experience Requirements: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a provisional or permanent teaching certification.  Current license to practice speech-language therapy in New York State, or be in the process of completing the required clinical fellowship under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Performs hearing or speech and language assessments regarding pertinent medical and developmental history, assessment of articulation, receptive and expressive language, fluency, voice, and feeding and/or swallowing using standardized assessment tools as well as clinical observations, and caregiver/teacher interviews. 

·        Makes professional recommendations on the basis of evaluation results, regarding the need for speech therapy services.  Establishes goals and objectives for each child, which are functional and measurable.

·        Plans and implements appropriate treatment programs, based on the established goals and objectives, using sound treatment practices including, but not limited to, techniques to address:  articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, voice disorders, stuttering/dysfluency, auditory processing, phonological awareness, augmentative and alternative communication, oral-motor dysfunction, dysphagia (swallowing/feeding disorders).

·        Prepare written reports and document treatment sessions with goals, activities, response to treatment, and progress, in a clear, concise, and timely manner in daily notes/logs.  Submits agency billing documentation of encounters, verification, and time sheets, as appropriate.

·        Supervises students studying communication disorders, as needed, in a manner that complies with the America Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and/or New York State Education Department standards, in meeting with and observing the student on a regular basis to review treatment plans and to provide 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.

Qualifications and Knowledge:

·        Valid Driver’s License

·        Ability to apply and integrate academic knowledge with provision of speech therapy treatment.

·        Knowledge of ethical and legal practices and the New York State Education Dept.’s Division of Professional Licensing “Speech-Language Therapy Guide to Practice”.

·        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 the America Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and/or New York State Education Department.      

·        Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; and Windows Operating System.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is:

·        Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

·        Frequently required to sit, kneel, stand, stoop, reach and manipulate objects.

·        Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. 

·        Fingering is required regularly for typing and the use of hands in a repetitive motion.

·        Regularly required to talk and hear with the ability to exchange and receive detailed information

·        Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data, viewing computer screens.

Working conditions of this position do not substantially expose workers to adverse environmental conditions and are typical of an indoor work environment.

EOE

 

 

 

School Nurse - Preschool

Position Overview:

Under general supervision, plans, directs, and evaluates total nursing care and functions in one department.  The RN is responsible to assess and monitor medical concerns, provides nursing care to program participants and administers 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; participates in all phases of education.

·         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 staff and volunteers.

·         Keeps supervisor informed of individual needs and problems.

·         Assists in reviewing and revising medical policies and procedures.

·         Screens and conducts health appraisals for students and staff.

·         Review and act on Incident Reports.

·         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

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of areas of practice specific to pediatrics, including child development and specific diagnoses.
  • Working knowledge of public health problems and procedures for treatment in coordination with other health and social service agencies.
  • Maintains a professional approach with confidentiality.
  • Maintain acceptable standards of patient care.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, organization and active listening skills.
  • 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. 
  • Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; and Windows Operating System.
HR Payroll/Associate

Position Overview:

Assists with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources department. Assist with administration of payroll.

Role and Responsibilities:

· Assist with administration of payroll including: preparation of timesheets, data entry, verification, reporting and resolution of issues.

· Assist with administration of the HR department including, but not limited to the following functional areas: payroll, HRIS, employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organization development and recruiting.

· Assist with processing, updating and maintaining documentation relating to personnel activities such as new hires, terminations, staffing, performance reviews, salary changes, benefit changes, recruitment, and training.

· Assist with various reports for management.

· Perform various administrative tasks such as filing, verifying information, copying and maintaining files.

· Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

· Associates degree in human resources or related field or commensurate experience.                                                                                                                                                                             · Minimum 2 years experience with payroll and administrative human resources functions.

Required Qualifications and Knowledge:

· Excellent verbal, written, organization and active listening skills.

· Work collaboratively with others.

· Exercise sound judgment.

· Good analytical skills

· Knowledge of human resources and administrative procedures and systems

· Maintain confidentiality.

· Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; PowerPoint and Windows Operating System. Physical Demands: 

Billing Associate

Position Overview:  Under direct supervision assist with compiling data, compute fees and charges, and prepare invoices for billing purposes, posting data; and keeping other relevant records.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Utilizing accounting programs and software to accurately enter data, record and store information.

· Assist with preparation of itemized statements, reports, bills, or invoices; and record amounts due for services rendered.

· Assist with ensuring that all required backup documentation is submitted to meet requirements.

· Assist with timely resolution of discrepancies and adjustments as necessary.

· Assist with verifying payment information and accounts receivable.

· Assist with the collection of amounts due and research any overdue account balance that is not paid or partially paid and follows up via mail, internet, or phone with the payer for payment.

· Perform day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.

· Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

· High School Degree

· Certificate or 1-2 years exp.

Qualifications and knowledge:

· Proficient with operating a 10-key calculator.

· Some knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records.

· Ability to communicate in a concise and effective manner. Must be organized and possess the ability to multi-task and take initiative.

· Ability to exercise tact, discretion and confidentiality.

· Good verbal and written skills.

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