Description of Agency positions are as follows:

 

Registered Nurse for Group Home:

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of medical within the assigned group home.
  • Review the administration of medication and execute medical regimen as ordered by physician according to OPWDD policies and procedures.
  • Per OPWDD regulation, being on-call 24/7 and responding to all calls within 15 minutes to triage and direct staff.
  • Provide First Aid and emergency care as needed.
  • Responsible for the supervision of unlicensed direct care staff in the performance of nursing tasks and activities, including medication pour documentation for AMAP certification.
  • Responsible for developing an individualized plan for nursing services for any consumer who requires nursing care, including those who require medication administration for diagnosed medical conditions. Such plans will be updated at least annually, or whenever there is a significant change in the consumer's condition.

Requirements:

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in New York State.
  • Valid New York Driver's license without any infractions.
  • At least two years of experience in a supervisory capacity with the developmentally disabled and/or TBI population.
  • Proficient computer skills, preferably knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Salary: $42.13/hour


Community Integration Counselor:

Head Injury Association is seeking Community Integration Counselors to provide services to out DOH individuals. The Community Integration Counseling (CIC) is an individualized service designed to assist Traumatic Brain Injury individuals to more effectively manage the emotional difficulties associated with adjusting to and living in the community. It is a counseling service provided to a participant coping with altered abilities and skills, the need to revise long-term expectations, and changed roles in relation to significant others.

Requirements:

  • Must be a licensed Psychologist or a Licensed Social Worker.
  • One year of experience providing adjustment related counseling to individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and their families. A significant portion of the provider’s time which represents this experience must have been spent providing counseling to individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and their families to be considered qualifying experience.
  • Must have a Valid NYS Driver's license with no infractions.

Day Habilitation Specialist:

The primary responsibility of the Day Habilitation Specialist is to motivate consumers’ to pursue their interests, become involved in activities, develop their potential and be a consumer advocate during the Day Program. Available Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm or 9:00am- 4:00pm

Requirements:

  • 1 year of prior experience working with a Special Needs Population.
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Valid New York Driver’s License without any infractions.

Preference is given to those applicants with:

  • PCA Certification.
  • CNA Certification.
  • AMAP/SCIP/CPR Certification.
  • Prior Hospital/Nursing Home Experience.

Direct Care Worker:

Providing “hands-on" assistance with activities of daily living (i.e., bathing, showering, feeding, toileting, and transporting to appointments), protective oversight with community integration, recreation for the developmentally disabled individuals. Days, Weekends, Overnights, Evening shifts!!!

Requirements:

  • 1 year of prior experience working with a Special Needs Population OR Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field.
  • High School Diploma/GED Required.
  • Valid New York Driver’s License without any infractions.

Preference is given to those applicants with:

  • PCA Certification.
  • CNA Certification.
  • AMAP/SCIP/CPR Certification.
  • Prior Hospital/Nursing Home Experience.

Salary: $15.75/hour


Direct Care Worker – East End of Long Island:

Head Injury Association is seeking Direct Care workers to provide services to our individuals in the group on that are located on the East End of Long Island. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Personal care, recreation, transferring and use of adaptable equipment, housekeeping, meal prep and helping the individuals achieve their daily goals.

Requirements:

  • Must have a HS diploma or GED.
  • 1 year of experience with the developmentally disabled or mental health population.
  • Must have a valid NYS license with no infractions.
  • AMAP, SCIP and CPR trained preferred.

Salary: $15.75/hour


Independent Living Skills Trainer (ILST):

The primary goal is to improve the ability of the participant to live as independently as possible in the community. ILST services may include assessment, training, supervision of, assistance to an individual with issues related to self-care, medication management, task completion, communications skills, interpersonal skills, socialization, sensory/motor skills, mobility, community transportation skills, money management, problem-solving, pre-vocational and skills to maintain a household.

Requirements:

  • Associate's Degree and 5 years of similar experience in the development of comprehensive treatment plans and teaching individuals with disabilities to be more functionally independent.

Positive Behavior Intervention Specialist (PBIS):

Head Injury Association is seeking qualified PBIS staff to provides services to our traumatic brain injured population. The PBIS services are provided to DOH participants who have significant behavioral difficulties that jeopardize their ability to remain in the community of choice due to inappropriate responses to events in the environment. The primary goal of PBIS services is to decrease the intensity or frequency of targeted behaviors and to teach more socially appropriate behaviors.
Requirements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Registered Nurse or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or Physical Therapy Assistant.
  • Two years of experience working with people with traumatic brain injury, other disabilities, or behavioral difficulties.
  • Valid NYS driver's license in good standing with no infractions.

Residential Program Manager:

Head Injury Association is seeking experienced Residential Program Managers. Under the guidance of the Director of residential Services and the residential Administrators, the Program Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Residential Home and ensuring the safety and well-being of the Individuals we support.

Responsibilities of the Residential Program Manager include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising and providing guidance to staff.
  • Ensuring the program is in compliance with OPWDD regulations.
  • Setting goals and deadlines for their assigned site and preparing reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Maintaining PNA, ISPs and goal plans, payroll and all administrative facets of running the group home.

This is an on-call position.

Job Requirements:

  • 1 year of prior OPWDD supervisory experience and/or 4 years of Direct Support Professional experience working in a Group Home with a Special Needs Population.
  • High School Diploma/GED; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Valid New York Driver’s License without any infractions.

Salary: $57,000.00 to $60,000.00/year


Residential Assistant Manager:

The primary responsibility of this position is to supervise the medical counselor and the administration of all aspects of the medical, health, and psychiatric care of the Individuals we care for with the support of the Nursing Department and the Program Manager. The Residential Assistant Program Manager will assist the Program Manager in ensuring the program is in compliance with OPWDD regulations, ensure the facility meets environmental, health, and security standards, provide guidance and assistance to staff and monitor the site to ensure that it remains safe, secure and well-maintained. This position maintains the weekly staff schedule, audits and approves staff notes, and is a back up to other administrative functions in the absence of the Program Manager.

Job Requirements:

  • 1 year of supervisory experience working in a Group Home with a Special Needs Population preferred, or 3 years experience as a Direct Support Professional with Special Needs Population.
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Valid New York Driver’s License without any infractions.

Salary: $18.00/hour