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Employment Opportunities

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.



Part Time Direct Care Professionals

Part-time opportunities working with developmentally disabled children in Casey's Place.  These positions, called "respite aides", are for after school from 3 to 6 pm (we have a particular need of Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) and/or weekends.   The primary responsibility is providing a safe and secure environment for each individual.  Pay is $12 per hour.

 To apply please click here.

Part Time Opportunities

Elmcrest has several part-time opportunities working with developmentally disabled children.  We have positions available 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.

Supervisor - Casey's Place

Elmcrest has an opportunity for a Supervisor in our Casey’s Place program.  This full time position consists of 20 hours of staff supervision, and 20 hours direct care with children.  The schedule includes some weekend hours on alternating weeks.

Must enjoy working in a busy environment, with demonstrable skills and abilities regarding organization, communication, and problem-solving.  Requires experience with children.  Preferred candidate will have experience with individuals with disabilities, as well as a college degree.

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.)

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.

Part Time and Full Time opportunities in the Syracuse area.

Part Time opportunities in the Cortland area.

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

To apply please click here.

RN - Full Time

We have an opportunity for a Registered Nurses in our medical department. This is a full-time position working with the children/youth living at Elmcrest.    Preference will be given to candidates with pediatric, psychiatric and primary-care triage experience.  

To apply please click here.

Nurse Practitioner

Energetic, experienced part-time or full-time licensed Nurse Practitioner to join our Medical Department, which serves 75-85 youth on our Main Campus in Syracuse.  Must be team-oriented, self-motivated, and have a passion for kids.  Experience in general pediatrics and psychiatric care is preferred.  Position offers a weekday schedule with a competitive compensation and benefits package.

To apply please click here.

RN - Part Time (Medicaid)

Part Time RN opportunities available in Casey's Place, our respite center for medically fragile children. 1 - 2 weekend shifts available per month.   Pediatric and homecare or hospital experience preferred.  $46 per hour.  You are paid by Medicaid as an independent contractor.

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Social Worker

Elmcrest has an opportunity for a Social Worker in a residential unit for teenage boys.  Responsible for performing duties that involve the assessment, treatment, case management and programmatic support for the children.  Licensed in Social Work or other mental health profession (or license-eligible).  Full time with benefits.


To apply please click here.

RN - Part Time

We have part time opportunities for Registered Nurses in our medical department working with the children/youth living at Elmcrest.  Our need is betwen 16 and 32 hours per week.  Actual number of hours, as well as days and times, is based on your availability.  Preference will be given to candidates with pediatric, psychiatric and primary-care triage experience.

To apply, please click here.