Careers

Careers

Harris Hands Community Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, sexuality, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or military or veteran status in accordance with federal law. In addition, Harris Hands Community Services, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. Harris Hands Community Services, Inc. also provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical (75% paid by the employer)
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 403B (Full time or Part time Eligible)
  • AFLAC
  • Plum Benefits
  • Holiday, vacation and sick time off
  • Short Term Disability (100% paid by employer)

Are you team Harris Hands? We would love to have you on board! Please complete the application here.

Current Openings:

DSPs needed to provide and Independent Living Skills to people diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their home or in the community. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter, compassionate and able to work independently.

Duties include:

assisting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve goals and learn skills needed to become independent in their home and in the community. Respite staff are needed to provide caregivers with relief by providing supports to individuals assigned to them. DSPs will also perform additional duties as assigned.

Skills:

Candidate must have 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 required.

Comments:

These are hourly position which may (and in most cases) require you to work nontraditional work hours including evenings, weekends and holidays. Full Time, Part Time and per diem positions available.

DSPs needed to work with individuals in a community-based day habilitation and supplemental day habilitation programs 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, the ability to drive a 15-passenger vehicle, 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.

Fiscal Intermediary Supervisor needed to provide oversight of Self Direction FI Program.

Duties Include:

Providing supervision to Brokers and Self Direction Coordinators. Approving Budgets and acting as the Liaison between Harris Hands FI program and OPWDD.

Education and Training:

College degree preferred. Previous Supervisor experience. Experience and knowledge of the Self Direction program, OPWDD services, Case Management/Case Planning and experience working with budgets. Self-Direction Training and certification needed.

Self-Direction Coordinators needed to monitor services for the Self-Direction participants in our Fiscal Intermediary program.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Ensuring the effective day-to-day operation of the program, attending Self Direction Launch and ISP meetings, Ensuring that documents needed for the ongoing service of SD program are up to OPWDD and OMIG compliance for Fiscal Intermediary program, handling conflicts in SD program, collecting documents needed for Fiscal Intermediary program compliance, performing client assessments and intakes, reviewing treatment plans and complete program and staff reviews, ensuring OPWDD/OMIG /Medicaid regulatory compliance. promoting and market the SD program, enrolling new SD Individual’s into the program. reviewing and approving Self Direction budgets and ensuring that budgets stay within budget, reviewing and approving of SD budget invoices, attending OPWDD trainings annually and staying up to date with regulatory or legislative changes that may affect the SD program.

Education and Training:

College degree preferred, experience and knowledge of the Self Direction program, OPWDD services, Case Management/Case Planning experience and experience working with budgets. Self Direction Training and certification needed.

Self-Direction Brokers needed to provide ongoing Start Up or Support Broker Services to people approved for Self-Direction Services through OPWDD.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Enlisting and enrolling Individuals into the Self Direction programs working with Fiscal Intermediaries, OPWDD SD Liaisons, the individual and Circle of Support with ongoing SD services, to develop, implement, review and revise Self Direction Budget for SD approved Individuals as per OPWDD regulations, developing and create SD Plans, Safeguards and goals conducive to the individual’s ISP, needs, wants and goals, facilitate visits, planning meetings and oversight of the individual as per OPWDD regulations, management of Individual’s records as per OPWDD regulations, Documentation of SD activities, obtaining ongoing certifications and trainings as per OPWDD regulations, carrying out other related duties assigned by your employer, staying abreast of OPWDD regulatory updates and changes, monthly reporting of individuals being served to supervisor.

Education, Training and Qualifications:

Broker Certification from OPWDD
Education and Training: College degree preferred, experience and knowledge of the Self Direction program, OPWDD services, Case Management/Case Planning experience and experience working with budgets. Self-Direction Training and certification needed.

Day Habilitation Supervisor needed to provide oversight for the Harris Hands Community Services Day and Supplemental Day Habilitation Without Walls program for Day Habilitation eligible individuals in accordance with the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and the Day Habilitation guidelines and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Ensuring the effective day-to-day operation of the Day and Supplemental Day Habilitation programs.

• Provide staff supervision and oversight of the program to ensure a safe and productive program for participants.

• Identify volunteer and recreational opportunities for individuals in the program.

• Develop monthly recreational Day and Supplemental Day Habilitation program calendars.

• Develop daily staff assignment sheets.

• Ensure OPWDD/OMIG /Medicaid regulatory compliance with case files.

• Promote and market the DH Department while enrolling individuals into the Day Habilitation and Supplemental Day Habilitation program.

• Develop and implement Day Habilitation and Supplemental Day Habilitation plans in a timely manner.

• Attend and contribute to the Harris Hands Community Services Leadership team

• Provide coverage when needed

• Carrying out other related duties as assigned by your employer and/or supervisor.

Qualification: A bachelor’s degree preferred and 2 years’ experience working in a Day Habilitation program, supervisory experience helpful, mandatory training in CPR, first aid and crisis intervention must be completed within first month of employment. A clean and valid NYS Driver’s license and ability to drive a 16 passenger Van. Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel) and OPWDD CHOICES. This position may require the staff to be available and/or flexible for hours days and locations of day program needs as needed.

Job Type: Full-time