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Current Openings

MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATORS (METRO NY / WESTCHESTER COUNTY)

Medicaid Service Coordinators needed to work for Bronx based agency to provide Medicaid Service Coordination to people diagnosed with developmental disabilities in the Metro New York and Westchester County areas. Must be a self starter, compassionate, able to work independently, able to multi task, meet deadlines and have a pleasant personality. The ideal candidate is looking to grow with a start up agency and help assist in the expansion of the Medicaid Service Coordination Department as well as future up and coming departments.­

Duties include:  Providing Case Management to people diagnosed with developmental disabilities.  Facilitating ISP meetings semi annually.  Conducting at least quarterly face to face visits and monthly correspondences.  Meeting OPWDD compliance.  Managing and maintaining Medicaid benefits.  Seeking services appropriate to individual’s needs.  Representing the agency in a professional manner at all times.  OPWDD mandated MSC trainings and certifications.  Intakes and outreach of new clients for Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Manhattan.  Fundraising, and various trainings and meetings.  Perform additional duties as assigned.­

Skills: Candidate must have at least 1 year experience as a Medicaid Service Coordinator/Case Manager and/or 1 years experience working with people diagnosed with developmental disabilities. A Bachelors degree in a HEALTH OR HUMAN SERVICES field MANDATORY.­

Comments: Candidate must be available during normal and non-traditional business hours for meetings and needs of the agency and clients. Please provide a cover letter with your resume. No calls please.

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DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS (COMMUNITY HABILITATION / AT HOME RESPITE )

Direct Support Professionals  needed to provide Community Habilitation and At-Home Respite services  to people diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their home.  The ideal candidate must be a self starter, compassionate and able to work independently.  We are seeking regular hourly candidates as well as per diem candidates.  ­ 

Duties include: assisting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve goals and learn skills needed to become independent in their home.

  Perform additional duties as assigned.­

Skills: Candidate must have at least 1 year experience working with people with intellectual disabilities and a high school diploma or GED. Candidate must be able to document services so reading/writing skills are needed.­

Comments:
 This is a hourly position which may (and in most cases) require you to work non traditional working hours including evenings, weekends and holidays. People are needed in Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.  

 

WITHOUT WALLS DAY HABILITATION SPECIALIST/SUPPLIMENTAL DAY HABILITATION SPECIALIST

Without Walls Day Habilitation and Supplimental Day Habilitation Specialist needed to work with individuals in a community based day habilitation program with people diagnosed with intellectual disabilities.  The ideal candidate must be a self starter, compassionate and able to work in a group setting. We are seeking full time and per diem applicants.­

Duties Include: Working with adults with intellectual disabilities achieve goals and learn skills need to become independent in the community through volunteer services and various recreational and community based activities.  The goals of the participants are to learn skills such as job readiness, travel training, and independence and productivity in the community.    Perform additional duties as assigned.­

Skills: Candidate must have a clean New York State Drivers' License, at least 1 year working with people diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and a high school diploma or GED.  Candidate must be able to document services so reading/writing skills are needed.  The applicant must have working knowledge of the Metro New York area.   Bilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

 

ACCOUNTANT/BOOKKEEPER

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provides financial information and complete reporting by researching and analyzing accounting data relating to taxation impacting not for profits and general finance operations. Supervision of Bookkeeper and the management and maintenance of all of the agency's financial books and records. Coordinates and ensures financial records and reports are maintained within internal audit guidelines.

Required Experience: Thorough knowledge of OPWDD’s billing systems. Thorough knowledge of Medicaid billing. Proficiency in Emedny, QuickBooks and Fund EZ.  Knowledge of Self Direction Fiscal Intermediary program for development.  The ability to develop programmatic and departmental budgets for agency

Essential Skills: Knowledgeable and experienced in MS Excel; Expertise in using all Microsoft Office products, Highly organized and detail oriented. Self-starter, Rapid data entry skills, Excellent organizational skills, Excellent written and oral communication skills, Ability to work flexibly and responsibly in a team environment

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree plus five or more years accounting experience

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST (QIDP)

Duties Include: Facilitating ongoing audits of the agency program records. Conducting incident investigations and documenting events into IRMA system as needed. Managing monthly Incident Review Committee Meetings. Must attend OPWDD QI trainings including 147 investigation and IRMA trainings.  Reporting all findings to the Executive Director.­

Skills: Must have experience with OPWDD quality assurance demands, Must be able to stay abreast of audit protocols and be aware of ISPs, Habilitation Plans, Program documentation requirements.  Must have experience auditing books, have clear writing and reporting skills and be able to work independently.  Must have completed OPWDD Incident Investigative trainings.  The Ideal candidate will have OPWDD training experience and be able to facilitate ongoing staff development trainings.­

Comments: This position may require non traditional work hours.  Candidate must be available for Quality Assurance audits and bi-monthly managers meetings.

INTAKE/OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Full time Intake/Outreach Specialist needed to identify and enroll individuals into our programs and to market Harris Hands departmental programs to potential clients diagnosed with intellectual disabilities in needs of OPWDD Services.

Skills: Professional demeanor, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.  Organizational and decision making skills, Ethical conduct. Valid Drivers license and car.  The ability to communicate professionally and effectively verbally and in writing.  Ongoing travel is madatory within the NYC and Westchester County areas.  An Associates degree or higher is desired with previous experience.  

Comments: This is a Full Time position which may require work hours outside of traditional 9-5 hours.  Spanish speaking with a vehicle and previous OPWDD/Nonprofit experience is a plus.  

 

All Program/Direct Support Professional positions requres  Criminal Background Check, Statewide Central Registry Checks and Staff Exclusion List Reviews.  All Day Habilitation positions require Motor Vehicle Records check, valid drivers license and the ability to drive 15 passenger vans (or larger).­

 

 HOW TO APPLY

Thank you for pursuing employment with our company.  We are excited to have the opportunity to consider you to be apart of our team.  Please read the information below.  We have an ongoing application process.  If we feel that your qualifications meet our requirements we will contact you for an initial telephone interview which may lead up to an in-person interview.

 

1. Using the link below, fill out, print, sign and date the employment application.

2. Upload cover letter, resume and completed application to the link below.  Make sure to specify which position you are applying for.  Please upload all documents to one email. If you cannot upload the documents to the attachment, please email the documents to jobs@harrishands.org or fax the documents to (718) 409-2785.  PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL PAGES INCLUDE YOUR NAME IF YOU ARE FAXING THE DOCUMENTS.