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

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.
Teacher Assistant - Part-Time - Linnaeus West School

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

Essential Duties 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:

  • Associates 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.
Teacher Assistant - Full Time - MacArthur School

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

Essential Duties 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:

  • Associates 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.
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.
  • Help with outside custodial duties including but not limited to grass trimming and snow removal as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

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.

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