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 Manager

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.
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.
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.
Maintenance Worker
Position Overview:

Help maintenance and repair workers in maintenance, and repair of agency buildings and grounds. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help with the cleanliness, orderliness, appearance and sanitation of agency buildings, grounds, roads, walks and equipment.
  • Transfer tools, parts, equipment, and supplies to and from work stations and other areas.
  • Hold or supply tools, parts, equipment, and supplies for other workers.
  • Help with completing daily, weekly and monthly checklists on building, grounds and equipment maintenance.
  • Help with routine repairs including but not limited to replacing exhaust fans, lighting fixtures, light bulbs, appliances, light switches, sinks, toilets, faucets and dispensers.
  • Help with painting, repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, and other parts of building structures.
  • Help move furniture and equipment; assemble furniture and equipment for the purpose of providing items in working condition.
  • Help with the Installs of various items including: backboards, office equipment, railings, fences, etc.
  • Help with building of necessary items (e.g. counters, temporary partitions, etc.) for the purpose of modifying and/or adapting facilities to specific needs.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • None

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Communication and language skills.
  • Ability to apply and follow instructions.

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 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • 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 operating machines such as lathes, drill presses, lawn mower, power tools, power saws and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performing mechanical or skilled trades tasks.
  • Frequent bending, crouching or squatting during building maintenance activities
  • Pushing, pulling equipment or lifting heavy equipment or supplies
  • Climbing stairs/ladders
  • Walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Operating assigned equipment
  • Exposure to air contaminants, confining work spaces, dirt, electrical hazards, temperature extremes, noise, toxic materials and vibrations.

EOE

 

Administrative Assistant

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.
  • 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.

 

 

Social Worker - LMSW or LCSW

Position Overview:

Provide advocacy crisis intervention support, therapeutic counseling, community linkage and referral through individual counseling services for children and families. Promote family strengths by providing therapeutic counseling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct social history evaluations as a member of HCA Diagnostic & Evaluation Treatment Team for children 3-5 years old.
  • Complete ongoing progress reports and recommendations for professional social work services provided for birth-adult population.
  • Attend community meetings or hold membership on community committees as deemed appropriate by supervisor.
  • Provide Article 16 Clinic counseling
  • Document all social work services.
  • Complete and maintain paperwork and case records in a timely manner.
  • Maintain working knowledge of OPWDD requirements.
  • Other duties or programs such as Care Coordination as assigned.

Expectations:

  • Attend mandatory trainings.
  • Ability to be flexible with daily schedule based on the needs and requests of the consumer.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Licensed Master’s Social Worker Degree in NYS preferred, or Licensed Certified Social Worker Degree in NYS.

Qualifications and knowledge:

  • Excellent verbal, written and active listening skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to resolve crisis situations in a positive manner.
  • Knowledge of social work practices and social work ethics.
  • Knowledge of the NYS Department of Health (DOH), NYS education Department and NYS Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
  • 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.
  • Have access to reliable transportation and possess a valid NYS Driver’s license.
  • Proficient with Internet Explorer; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Word; and Windows Operating System.
School Nurse

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.

Essential Duties 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

 

 

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.

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