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!

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 - 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

Residential Assistant Managers - Multiple Locations

Position Overview:

Provide, under the general supervision of the Assistant Residential Director and Residence Manager according to established policies and procedures of the department, care of the consumers and documentation of IRA requirements. Assist consumers to reach maximum potential and use their skills to the fullest to function in the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the hiring process and ensures the orientation of new staff and ongoing training for all residential staff is maintained.
  • Assist with the supervision of the Residential Counselors and volunteers.
  • Provides input for annual staff evaluations for residential staff.
  • Assists in the coordination of sufficient staffing levels by maintaining work schedules and approval of time off requests.
  • Participate in weekly staff meeting and activities as part of the treatment team that may include trainings and committees.
  • Adherence to OPWDD regulations and operating standards and procedures.
  • Assists with the daily operation of the residence and general recordkeeping procedures including program participant records, fire and safety, employee timesheets and financial records.
  • Ensure communication to management regarding any problems or issue that arises.
  • Assists with the maintenance of the physical plant operations of the residence.
  • Assists with the purchase of food and supplies. Assist with petty cash accounting as directed by Residence Manager.
  • Performs all duties of the Residence Counselor including, but not limited to promoting the individual’s independence by implementing the Individual Program Plan, attending to personal, self-care and other program needs that the individuals cannot independently accomplish and overseeing the safety and well-being of the individuals.
  • Provide on-call back up as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma and a minimum 2 years’ experience 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 AMAP (Approved Medication Administration Personnel) certification.
  • 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.
Classroom 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.
Special Education Teacher - Part Time

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 classroom 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 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 Department’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 and 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.
Teacher Assistant

Position Overview:

Assists the special education/typical teacher with the general supervision and management of the classroom.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise classroom in teacher’s absence. Direct any substitute staff. Plan and carry out activities.
  • Assist with supervision of students in classrooms, halls and playground, or on field trips.
  • Discuss assigned duties with classroom teachers in order to coordinate instructional efforts. Assist in set-up and cleanup of the classroom.
  • Assist with implementation of student’s individual goals/objectives. Assist with acquisition of self-help skills and personal hygiene needs.
  • Assist in carrying out behavior management plans. Provide appropriate language models.
  • 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:

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood
  • Valid Teacher Assistant Certificate

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.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
Fiscal Intermediary Coordinator

Position Overview:

The FI Program Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the Self Directed Services (SDS) and Individualized Supports and Services (ISS) programs.   This includes assuring that plans are implemented and current ,  self-directed staff positions are filled and that budgets and unit allocations are correct as well adhering to program and Medicaid protocols.   This position with be responsible for maintaining the current participants as well as creating opportunity for growth in the programs.   The position will report to the Associate Executive Director.

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.
Employment Specialist

Position Overview:

Under general supervision, provide direct support in enabling individuals to achieve their vocational goals and provide clear communication with supervisory staff regarding the progress of their work plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide necessary orientation, training, supervision, and follow along services to assigned individuals at the work site. Implement treatment according to defined program objectives.
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with host company employees, referral agency representatives and all other personnel including the consumer and family to assure the necessary integration and coordination of service delivery to individuals.
  • Responsible for training individuals to perform assigned work to best of their ability. Familiarizes individuals with their new work environment.
  • Assist individuals in learning other new tasks such as organization, time management, professionalism and interpersonal relations.
  • Help individuals work through issues that may arise on the job by using creating problem solving.
  • Assist the Supported Employment individual to maintain employment stability.
  • Submit documentation of all services provided for the month for billing purposes in a timely manner.
  • Maintains a thorough working knowledge of and adheres to organization policies and procedures.
  • Timely and accurate documentation as required by Quality and Fiscal Standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2-4 years’ experience working with the developmentally disabled population.

OR

  • A combination of education and experience that meets or exceeds the standards of the program.

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Must have the ability to provide strong advocacy, problem-solving and negotiating skills, and the ability to foster positive relationships.
  • Must obtain and maintain training as required by OPWDD.
  • The ability to show initiative, motivation, creativity and ability to understand many areas of OPWDD requirements.
  • 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.
Habilitation Specialist

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the Residential Director, provides supervision of individuals’ habilitation plans. As part of the clinical team, will have assumed the primary responsibility for development, maintenance and implementation of habilitation plans.  Will evaluate individuals’ response; and monitor treatment planning efforts, provide direct support to staff to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, vocational development, and adjustment, as indicated by the plans.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate discussion with individuals, and/or families to help them understand problems, define goals, and develop realistic action plans as they relate to their plans and ISP’s.
  • Attend ISP meetings and hold six month review meetings.
  • Collect information about individuals, using interviews, case histories, observational techniques, and other assessment methods.
  • Assist with the development of therapeutic and treatment plans based on the individuals interests, abilities, needs, and OPWDD Guidelines.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to discuss therapies, treatments, counseling resources, or techniques.
  • Ensure that habilitation meets the OPWDD billing requirements.
  • Document monthly summaries; progress of goals, activities, response to treatment, and progress, in a clear, concise, and timely manner.
  • Participation, facilitation, and documentation of the treatment review team process, in conjunction with the clinical team at weekly meeting.
  • Perform on-site mentoring observations to each IRA at times conducive to direct observation of individuals served and attend IRA staff meetings.
  • Ensure case records are completed appropriately within agency guidelines.
  • Assist with in-service training of staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in psychology, behavioral science or related field from an accredited educational institution.  Must meet QIDP criteria.
  • Minimum one years’ experience and 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 individuals served and their families.
  • Knowledge of the NYS Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and prefer experience with individuals dually diagnosed (developmental disabilities and mental health disorders).
  • 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 OPWDD population.
  • Demonstrate appropriate/professional interpersonal skills with agency personnel, individuals and their families.
  • Valid NYS driver’s license.
  • Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; and Windows Operating System.
  • Maintain OPWDD and agency required trainings.
Maintenance Manager

Position Overview:

Responsible for coordinating and supervising the work of employees in the general maintenance and upkeep of buildings, grounds, and equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the cleanliness, orderliness, appearance and sanitation of agency buildings, grounds, roads, walks and equipment through preventive maintenance and minor repairs on a scheduled basis.
  • Ensure completeness of daily, weekly and monthly checklists on building equipment and maintain records of scheduled maintenance procedures.
  • Organize staff schedules and assign work activities of the maintenance personnel. Provide training that covers equipment, techniques and procedures for agency facilities or systems.
  • Responsible for hiring and firing of maintenance staff.
  • Makes routine electrical repairs including but not limited to replacing exhaust fans, lighting fixtures, electrical outlets, appliances, light switches, ballasts and inspects electrical systems for unsafe conditions. Also, maintains and regularly tests working condition of safety equipment including fire alarm systems and emergency lighting.
  • Maintain and repair plumbing fixtures including sinks, toilets, faucets, dispensers, fountains and pipes.
  • Paint and repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, and other parts of building structures.
  • Operate and maintain a variety of mechanical tools and equipment such as power saws, power sanders, drills, air compressors, paint sprayers, sewer augers, and various hand tools required for carpentry, plumbing, and maintenance skills.
  • Move furniture and equipment; assemble furniture and equipment for the purpose of providing items in working condition.
  • Installs various items (e.g. backboards, office equipment, railings, fences, etc.) for the purpose of completing projects safely and within established time frames.
  • Build necessary items (e.g. counters, temporary partitions, etc.) for the purpose of modifying and/or adapting facilities to specific needs.
  • Responsible for coordination with administration and other vendors for the purpose of completing projects/work orders efficiently.
  • Ensure compliance with agency policies for bids, estimates and requisitions for materials and supplies for required maintenance/projects.
  • Responds to emergency maintenance requests for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
  • Performs outside custodial duties including but not limited to grass trimming and snow removal as required.
  • Routinely inspects facilities to identify building maintenance needs.
  • On-call as needed for emergencies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Five years of responsible experience in building maintenance and grounds keeping with some supervisory experience.

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of methods, practices, tools and materials used in building maintenance and repair work.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
  • Excellent 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.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret miscellaneous drawings and schematics.
  • Ability to apply common sense and understanding of complex written and oral instructions.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to building maintenance work.

To Apply

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

Please download and fill in the application, print, sign and mail or fax to:

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