We love what we do. OCL has career opportunities for talented individuals who thrive in a challenging, yet highly rewarding, work environment.

Submit your cover letter and resume / CV to [email protected]

Please feel free to complete an Application for Employment as well:

Application for Employment

Applications and Resumes/CVs can also be dropped at OCL reception or mailed to OCL:

Onondaga Community Living, Inc.

c/o Human Resources

518 James Street, Suite 110

Syracuse New York, 13203

 

Current Openings:

Coordinator of Community Habilitation/ Employment Services

Brief Job Summary: This position is responsible for hiring, supervising and mentoring Direct Support Professionals in Community Habilitation and Employment Services and ensure all regulatory and agency policies and procedures are followed.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Responsible for an assigned caseload of individuals with developmental / intellectual disabilities in OCL’s self-directed community habilitation and supported employment services program
• Effectively hire, supervise, discipline and provide ongoing training and mentoring for Direct Service Professionals
• Ensure daily and monthly notes are completed timely and accurately and submitted for billing per OCL policy
• Verify accuracy of staff timesheets and mileage reimbursement forms per OCL payroll schedule
• Completes and maintains the habilitation / supported employment plan of the individual receiving services that reflects a valued outcome listed in the person’s individualized service plan (ISP). Creates the daily documentation note form with the valued outcome(s) and goals that match the Habilitation / Supported Employment plan and the ISP
• Along with staff, encourage individuals with developmental disabilities to locate and maintain unpaid volunteer and paid employment positions in the community based on their personal strengths and interests.
• Along with staff, encourage individuals with developmental / intellectual disabilities to locate, attend and participate in community based activities based upon his or her own personal preferences and proper support is given
• Works with staff and significant others in each person’s life to develop a coherent support circle based upon the needs of the person supported
• Maintain open communication with the family and/or guardian of the person supported and keep them apprised of issues or concerns that may arise
• Works closely with OPWDD, Medicaid and other contract agencies as needed to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and that appropriate funding is maintained and alert OCL supervisor if eligibility ceases
• Creates and maintains each individual’s file and ensures all applicable documentation is maintained and up to date.
• Ensure that staff adhere to the OPWDD NYS Code of Ethics
• Attend agency meetings and trainings as required
• May need to perform personal care services for individuals with developmental / intellectual disabilities as needed
• Other duties as assigned

This is a brief overview of the position and not inclusive of all the job duties.

Qualifications:
• Bachelors’ degree in Health or Human Service field plus one year of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities preferred. Combination of education and experience working with persons with developmental disabilities will be considered.
• Supervisory and administrative experience preferred
• Knowledge of OPWDD and Medicaid regulations required
• Above average communication skills with the ability to work effectively with internal staff, community agencies, professional organizations, families and people supported a must.
• Experience with Word and Excel required
• Must be able to work flexible hours/days as needed
• Must have a reliable vehicle and valid NYS driver’s license
• Must possess good time management skills

Excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401k and paid time off.

Housemates:
Housemates are members of the community who enter into a life-sharing situation with a person with a disability. Housemates share a home with the person. They live as friends, companions, and as a natural support to the person. Housemates are not employees. Housemates are companions first but as a housemate, you may be responsible for being present overnight as well as some evening, weekend, and holidays. You will be a part of a team of staff, friends and family who cooperatively work together to enable the individual to have an enjoyable, well connected and pleasant life. As a housemate, there will be fixed expenses that you will be responsible for paying, including: a housemate deposit, your fair share of food & household expenses, half of the cable/internet bill and your own long distance charges (if applicable). As a perk, you will receive free rent & utilities.

Please call us if you are interested in becoming a housemate!