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Teachers - Full Time

Elmcrest is opening a new early education program. Little Innovations Learning Center is a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) where care and activities are purposefully designed to help children and their families succeed. The learning center provides high-quality impact oriented curriculum in a state of the art facility by certified teachers and expert staff. Because parents are the first and most important teachers, this program also provides home-based services where staff will transition the skills and knowledge from the Center to the child’s home. The program model uses the most current research on preparing children physically, emotionally, and cognitively to be successful in school.
 

Full Time Teachers must have NYS Teacher Certification that includes Pre-K grade level and at least 1 year full-time experience in early childhood/daycare or a related setting. Must be dedicated to working with low-income and at risk children and families; have high energy, creativity, and initiative; and have strong organization & communication skills.

Full Time positions include a generous benefits package.

To apply, click here.

 

 

Student Advocate

Elmcrest has several opportunties working directly with children while they attend our on-campus school.  The Student Advocate utilizes a child-centered approach to work in the best interest of children while facilitating the individual and environmental conditions that are necessary to create change. The Student Advocate is charged with providing a safe, secure and nurturing learning environment while continuously using natural, everyday opportunities to teach, guide, and support students with their treatment, goals and academic success. A regular, set schedule can be expected. There are times, however, when schedules are adjusted to accommodate non-school days.

 

Requirements include: flexible and able to problem-solve as unanticipated challenges present themselves, comfortable in a dynamic environment, understand and demonstrate the principles of care to which Elmcrest ascribes and trains.

 

For more information and to apply, please click here.

 

 

Family Development Professionals

Elmcrest is opening a new early education program. Little Innovations Learning Center is a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) where care and activities are purposefully designed to help children and their families succeed. The learning center provides high-quality impact oriented curriculum in a state of the art facility by certified teachers and expert staff. Because parents are the first and most important teachers, this program also provides home-based services where staff will transition the skills and knowledge from the Center to the child’s home. The program model uses the most current research on preparing children physically, emotionally, and cognitively to be successful in school.
 

The Family Development Professional functions as a link between the Center and the student’s home, and assists by providing parent education, transportation, and at-home services to address the family risks that threaten the students’ success.

Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, human services, education or related field required. Experience in parent education preferred. Must demonstrate exceptional communication and collaboration abilities, strong training skills, show initiative, and be dedicated to working with low-income and at risk children and families.

Full Time positions include a generous benefits package.
 
To apply, click here.
 

 

Part Time Opportunities

Elmcrest has several part-time opportunities working with developmentally disabled children.  We have positions available in Casey's Place, in our community-based program (Community Habilitation) and in our home for 5 boys (Individualized Residential Alternative).

The primary responsibility is providing a safe and secure environment for each individual. Each staff must work closely with other staff, supervisors, nursing staff, etc., in order to meet the needs of each child. 

Hours are flexible. Pay is $12 per hour, and does not include benefits. 

Must have experience with people with disabilities and a record of demonstrating good judgment.

To apply please click here.

Psychologist (Ph.D.)

Elmcrest has an opportuntiy for a licensed Psychologist. Provide psychological assessments/evaluations and therapy.  Act as a consultant on treatment and milieu.  This full time position includes a generous benefits package.

Please visit elmcrest.org for descriptions of our programs and servicves.

To apply, please click here.

Youth Development Professional

Work directly with the children/youth who are placed at Elmcrest.  These are full time opportunities, with benefits.  

Each position has a unique schedule, however it is common to have a mix of morning & evening shifts and days off that are midweek.  (There are no schedules that have daytime hours Monday through Friday.)

We have opportunities in programs located on our main campus in Syracuse, as well as in our Non-Secure Detention in Tully.

For more information, and to apply, please click here.

 

Waiver Service Providers

Waiver Service Providers (WSPs) needed in our Bridges to Health (B2H) program.  The WSPs interacts with children and families in a variety of settings, including biological & foster homes, schools, group care settings, and in the community.

Opportunities in the Cortland and Binghamton areas.

Requirements include: Bachelor's degree and related experience, good communication and organization skills.  Clean driver license with own transportation.

To apply please click here.

Clinician - Mexico Office

Elmcrest has an opportunity for a Clinician in our Focus on Families program based in our Mexico office. Provide in-home family therapy, couples therapy, and individual therapy. Provide safety assessments, crisis planning, parenting support and education to families. Requires regular contact and collaboration with Oswego County DSS and other treatment providers. Full time with benefits.  Must be licensed: LMSW, LMHC, or LMFT. 
 

To apply please click here.

Clinician - Ready For Home

Elmcrest has an opportunity for a Clinician in our Ready For Home program.  This program is for Onondaga County youth placed in residential care at Elmcrest, with an aim at making the transition home faster and easier. Clinicians provide counseling and support to families and siblings of youth in care. They help families understand youths’ behaviors and provide effective ways of managing them.  Ready For Home is based in our James Street offices.

A qualified candidate will be licensed in one of the mental health professions (Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy).   License-eligible may be considered.

This full time position includes a generous benefits package.

To apply, please click here.

Director of Waiver Services

The Director of Waiver Services is responsible for developing and maintaining B2H Waiver Service resources necessary to meet the needs of children and families enrolled in B2H. This position has direct oversight and supervision of the B2H Waiver Services department. Provide training, support, and supervision of all Waiver Services Providers (WSPs) and WSP Supervisors to assure that all services & documentation meet Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) B2H and Medicaid requirements.   

This full time position includes a generous benefits package.

To apply, please click here.

Direct Care Professional

Elmcrest has a full-time opportunity in our Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) working with five boys with developmental disabilities.   

The primary responsibility is providing a safe and secure environment for each individual. Each staff must work closely with other staff, supervisors, nursing staff, etc., in order to meet the needs of each child.  
 
The work schedule includes evenings and weekends.  Pay is $12 per hour, and includes a generous benefits package.

To apply please click here.

 

Daycare Teachers - Part Time

Elmcrest is opening a new early education program. Little Innovations Learning Center is a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) where care and activities are purposefully designed to help children and their families succeed. The learning center provides high-quality impact oriented curriculum in a state of the art facility by certified teachers and expert staff. Because parents are the first and most important teachers, this program also provides home-based services where staff will transition the skills and knowledge from the Center to the child’s home. The program model uses the most current research on preparing children physically, emotionally, and cognitively to be successful in school. 

The Part Time Day Care Teachers require an Associates Degree in early childhood or related field.  At least 1 year full time realated experience preffered.   Must be caring, nurturing and creative, have high energy, and dedicated to working with low-income and at risk children and families.

To apply, please click here.

Health Care Integrator (Service Coordinator)

The Health Care Integrator (HCI) provides service coordination and clinical oversight for children and families receiving services through a Medicaid waiver in our Bridges to Health (B2H) program.  Responsibilities include case management, developing interventions & treatment plans, and advocating for children's needs.

This opportunity may be part time or full time, and is in our Syracuse / Mexico offices.  Requires strong communication and organization skills.  Master’s degree with at least one year service coordination experience, or Bachelor’s degree and four years experience. 

To apply please click here.

Awake Overnight Youth Development Professional

The position of Youth Worker or Youth Counselor at Elmcrest is known as a Youth Development Professional (YDP).  The Awake Overnight position is know as an "Overnight YDP."  

The YDP plays an essential role with children placed in care at Elmcrest. Having the greatest amount of contact with residents, the YDP utilizes a child-centered approach and makes every effort to work in the best interest of children while facilitating the individual and environmental conditions that are necessary to create change. The primary responsibility on the overnight shift is to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment while providing regular documented night checks. 

This full time position includes a generous benefits package.

For more information, and to apply, please click here.

 

 

Teaching Assistants - Full Time

Elmcrest is opening a new early education program. Little Innovations Learning Center is a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) where care and activities are purposefully designed to help children and their families succeed. The learning center provides high-quality impact oriented curriculum in a state of the art facility by certified teachers and expert staff. Because parents are the first and most important teachers, this program also provides home-based services where staff will transition the skills and knowledge from the Center to the child’s home. The program model uses the most current research on preparing children physically, emotionally, and cognitively to be successful in school.
 

Full Time Teaching Assistants must have NYS Teaching Assistant Certification.  Must be dedicated to working with low-income and at risk children and families; have high energy, creativity, and initiative; and have strong organization skills.

Full Time positions include a generous benefits package.
 
To apply, please click here.

Family and Youth Specialist

Elmcrest has an opportunity for a Family and Youth Specialist in our Family Support Program located in Cortland.  The Family and Youth Specialist performs duties that support the child, family, and foster family throughout the time the child is in the Family Support program. These duties generally include providing direct care, supervision, transportation, skill-building, and parent/foster parent education.

 The qualified candidate will have good communication and interpersonal skills, completes tasks independently and on time, and will have a valid unrestricted NY driver license.  A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field is preferred. 

This full time position includes a generous benefits package.

To apply, please click here.