Job Application - Catholic Charities Of Chemung Schuyler

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Program Aide

We are Hiring!


Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler is growing and seeking a Program Aide to join our Team.


Catholic Charities’ mission is to support all people in need and advocate for social justice and human dignity in partnership with the Diocese of Rochester and the greater community. We envision a just and compassionate community rooted in love and the dignity of all people. Our objectives are to address the needs of the community’s most vulnerable people and to challenge conditions causing poverty and despair.


If you're looking for an opportunity to express and explore your passion for helping others, then join a team that truly makes a difference DAILY, in people's lives. We are looking for empathetic, thoughtful candidates who have enthusiasm for helping people. We have supportive leadership who invest in our people and provide opportunities for employees to thrive, grow and learn.


Don't miss out on being a part of something special!


Primary Functions:

The primary function of the Gateways Program Aide is to assist and support the duties, tasks, and responsibilities of a full-time staff member during his/her absence or while working together. Provide a continuity of service through hands-on experience to residents of various Gateways programs (Luce St Community Residence, the Shelter, or the Sunshine Program) while maintaining a safe environment. Duties may be performed while working alone or with a co-worker and may be performed during a daytime, evening, or overnight shift.


Specific Duties:

·         Be available on a limited part-time or per diem basis.

·         Never leave the facility unattended.

·         Read weekly recent case notes, daily log, and incident reports to understand the day’s situation and each resident’s status.

·         Supervise, instruct, and assist with the completion of resident’s apartment/bedroom chores, house chores, laundry, meal preparation, other daily routines as identified or scheduled for the shift and any planned group and/or individual activities with residents.

·         Provide direction and support to residents by addressing resident issues and providing appropriate necessary assistance particularly regarding crisis situations, as they arise.

·         Monitor resident activity and whereabouts.

·         Complete hourly room checks during the overnight hours.

·         Monitor all visitors and maintain client and visitor curfews as well as policies.

·         Maintain documentation in the Daily/Shift Log and/or Client/Progress Notes that pertains to significant events - progress toward goals, daily struggles, difficulty with other residents, collateral contacts with resident’s providers, resident medications, or staff interaction with resident.

·         Follow each program’s medication protocols.

·         Arrange for transportation as deemed necessary by each program’s practice regarding emergencies, scheduled appointments, pharmacy and community or agency activities.

·         Follow agency safety, and emergency protocols. Carry panic alarms and/or cell phones.

·         Know the emergency contacts and the location of emergency supplies at each facility.

·         Keep abreast of and follow all program policies and procedures.

·         Attend any mandatory staff meetings and staff development training courses.

·         Other duties as assigned.

·         If working overnight shift at the Community Residence - remove food items from the freezer that will be needed for next day’s meal preparation, clean staff bathroom, empty the trash, check, and log thermostat temperatures of freezer and refrigerators.

Position Title:  Program Aide

Salary: $18.00- 19.00/hour depending on education and experience.

Schedule: Full Time Days, Monday through Friday

We offer a comprehensive benefits package (see below) to our full-time workforce members who work 30 or more hours per week.

Who are we looking for?

·         Someone who is passionate about making a positive impact in the community.

·         Someone who values partnership and works well both individually and as a part of a team.

·         Someone who is empathetic, ethical, and goal orientated.

·         Someone who is a great communicator and has exemplary attention to detail.


·         High School Diploma or GED.

·         Two years of experience.

·         A combination of education and experience may be substituted at the discretion of the Executive Director.


What you will get:


We offer a comprehensive benefits package (see below) to our full-time workforce members who work 30 or more hours per week.

·         Salary: $18.00- 19.00/hour depending on education and experience.

·         Full Time Days, Monday through Friday

·         Paid Time Off: Accrue up to 10 days in the first year, 15 days after 1st Anniversary.

·         Holidays: 12 paid holidays

·         NY State Paid Sick Leave

·         Agency Sick Leave

·         Medical Insurance

·         Dental Insurance

·         Vision Insurance

·         Group and Term Life Insurance

·         Short-Term Disability

·         Long-Term Disability

·         Supplemental Insurances

o   Hospital

o   Accident

o   Auto

o   Pet

o   Specified Disease

·         Flexible Spending Account

·         Legal Plan

·         Identity Plan

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         403b Retirement Plan, with agency contribution for those that qualify (subject to agency performance)

·         My Better Benefits – provides discounts and savings on thousands of products and services.

Our hiring process and timeline:

·         Applications will be reviewed regularly until the position is filled.

·         Phone screenings will be conducted with qualified candidates.

·         In-person one-hour interviews will be conducted with candidates who advance after the phone screening

·         In-person interviews are typically with 2-4 Interviewers

Selected candidate(s) to start ASAP.

***Catholic Charities is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our agencies and our people. EOE/AA Disability/Vet