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January 28, 2015

UNYTS Employment Opportunities

Donor Screening Coordinator

2nd shift-rotating weekdays/weekends


•           Coordinate all activities related to donor referral telephone calls including evaluating donor potential and suitability and coordinating notification of recovery staff, as appropriate.

•           Inputs data in the computerized data tracking system.

•           Responsible for the management of incoming calls.

•           Assists in building security by managing entry and access to the building.

•           Coordinates activities with funeral home directors, medical examiners, and coroners.



•           High school diploma required, Associates degree preferred.

•           Medical terminology required.

•           Data entry skills and experience required.

•           Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required.

•           An excellent command of the English language required.

•           Must be customer service focused, as well as team oriented.

•           Clinical or medical office experience preferred.


Eye & Tissue Recovery Technician

Per diem

Responsibilities include:

As a member of our procurement team, the Recovery Technician works on a per diem basis to recover and preserve eye and other tissue from authorized donors. Responsibilities include aseptic surgical tissue recovery, donor reconstruction, tissue packaging and shipping. Must have availability to participate in 24 hour call schedule and meet all related requirements.


Qualified candidates will possess an Associate's degree or higher in Life Sciences and a minimum of one year of relative work experience, preferably in a hospital or clinical environment. Previous eye or tissue banking experience preferred, ophthalmic technicians, funeral home directors; emergency medical technicians; or those with military medical training and experience will be strongly considered. Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

Please have candidates apply directly online at www.unyts.org/about/careers


January 28, 2015

BUFFALO, NY. The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center and the Buffalo Employment & Training Center are hosting a Downtown Market Career Training and Job Fair on Wednesday, February 4th from 10:00am-1:00pm at the EOC Conference Center, 555 Ellicott Street, downtown Buffalo.

This event will present the community an opportunity to meet with and network with hiring managers from downtown area companies. Attendees are invited to bring their resumes and be prepared to submit them to employers that will be sharing information about opportunities that are available with their businesses. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 645-1925.


January 28, 2015


We are hiring for the

Following positions:

residential trainer

 recreation trainer

 day program aide

 assistant manager of residential

 business office associate

 habilitation trainer

 van driver

 maintenance assistant

Fulltime, part-time, per diem

Come grow with us...

Please visit our website


To apply online

181 Lincoln Street

Depew, NY 14043




Three professional & two personal references (occupation title, phone number, address, & email for each)


 Proof of education (HS Transcripts, HS Diploma, or Degree)

 CPR Certification

 Medication Certification

 SCIP Certification

We Live We Work We Learn We Play


February 18th 3-7pm

FT, PT, RELIEF, ALL SHIFTS AVAILABL) 716.683.7100 (f) 716.683.1364



January 28, 2015


Job Posting: Legally Exempt Enrollment Specialist

Child Care Resource Network is a not-for-profit agency that brings together families, child care

providers, employers and the community to develop and support accessible and affordable

high-quality child care for families and children in Buffalo and Erie County. We are looking for a Legally Exempt Enrollment Specialist. Under the direction of the Legally Exempt Senior

Supervisor, the Legally Exempt Enrollment Specialist is responsible for enrolling, re-enrolling

and providing support services to Legally Exempt child care providers as defined by the New

York State Office of Children and Family Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Act in accordance with the agency’s mission, vision and values

2. Enroll and re-enroll a case load of Legally Exempt child care providers to include:

 Processing applications and enrollment updates

 Conducting Child Welfare, Sex Offender Registry, Criminal History and Day Care

Enforcement History background checks

 Conducting Criminal History reviews for persons identified with a criminal history

 Verifying compliance

 Making accurate enrollment decisions

3. Facilitate Legally Exempt quality improvement projects which may include but are not limited


 Planning and Implementing a Legally Exempt Orientation

 Administering Health and Safety Grants

4. Provide technical assistance to potential and enrolled Legally Exempt

providers and parents

5. Maintain accurate and complete electronic and paper files

6. Meet all Legally Exempt contract performance standards

7. Maintain ongoing, professional, and accurate communication with partnering

agencies/programs, including but not limited to the Buffalo Regional Office, Local

Department of Social Services and New York State Office of Children, Family Services and

USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program

8. Serve as a member of Child Care Resource Network team and attend meetings and

trainings, as required

9. Carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description, in

accordance with the agency’s team philosophy

Job requirements:

1. Bachelors Degree in Human Services, related field or six years relevant


2. Minimum three years office experience, including data entry; case

management experience a plus

3. Experience efficiently organizing and managing a wide range of assignments

with a thorough attention to detail and follow through

4. Experience with Legally Exempt child care and/or registered family child care

a plus

5. Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

6. Working knowledge of:

 Social Service Law 390

 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations Title 18 NYCRR 415.1 and 415.4

 State issued Release Notes and Memorandums, Guidelines and Policy Statements

 Child Care Facility System (CCFS)

7. Working knowledge of computers and computer software including Outlook,

Word, and Excel

8. Excellent human relation skills as well as the ability to effectively

communicate, orally and in writing, to large groups and with a wide range of

people including the current predominant linguistic, racial and ethnic

populations of Erie County

9. Ability to prioritize, pay attention to detail and effectively handle multiple tasks

10. Ability to analyze information and make sound decisions

11. Willingness to regularly travel within Erie County

12. Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.

13. Valid NYS Driver License

14. Vehicle with current registration and insurance

Physical Demands:

1. Can regularly do repetitive tasks such as keyboarding and mouse operation

2. Able to lift 25 lbs

3. Able to go up and down stairs

To apply submit resume and salary requirements to Renee Gietz, Director of Quality Assurance

and Support Services, Child Care Resource Network, 1000 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, NY 14216 or

rgietz@wnychildren.org by February 10, 2015. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal

employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin,

sex, age, disability, familial, or marital status.


January 28, 2015

Jericho Road Community Health Center is seeking motivated applicants for a full-time Nurse Care Coordinator for our Hotspotters program. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Jericho Road provides a medical home for refugee and low-income community members in Buffalo, facilitating wellness and self-sufficiency by addressing health, education, and economic barriers. Our purpose is to demonstrate Jesus’ unconditional love for the whole person.

POSITION: Hotspotters Nurse Care Coordinator

SUPERVISOR: Eleanor Nixon, Hotspotters Program Manager

HOURS: Full-Time: Flexible Schedule (May include weekend and/or evening hours as needed)


JOB SUMMARY: The Hotspotters Nurse Care Coordinator (HNCC) serves as a clinical team leader in providing support to seek to improve health outcomes for complex, vulnerable patients through intensive care management and care coordination activities. The HNCC will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary outreach team and will be responsible for clinical team leadership in a variety of settings including the health center, patient homes, and various other community settings.


 Demonstrated ability to communicate and drive outcomes across professional disciplines, organizations and clinical settings especially on behalf of medically and socially vulnerable populations.

 Ability to effectively provide clinical care to socially and medically complex patients in a variety of

 non-traditional settings; experience in serving in poor, urban environments; familiarity with Buffalo is preferred.

 Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, with attention to detail required; strong oral/written communication skills are a must.

 Proficient in Microsoft Office including word and excel. Experience with Medent or EMR systems a plus.

 Ability to work collaboratively in a team and manage multiple priorities, utilize effective time management skills, and exercise sound administrative and clinical judgment.

 Demonstrated ability to work well with people of various ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and life experiences.

 Proven ability to work collaboratively and productively with clinicians, administrators, patients, and other individuals from various backgrounds and skill sets.

 Requires the ability to travel to institutions, multiple office locations; possess valid driver’s license and have an automobile that is properly insured.


 Manage a team of clinical support staff which may include LPNs, RNs, Community Health Workers.

 Create, maintain, and adjust individualized care plans for patients that address both medical and social barriers to accessing care.

 Work in conjunction with provider/referral team on intake assessment and including medical needs/barrier identification of patients referred and enrolled in the program; determine plan for care management; coordinate care plan and delegate tasks to team members.

 Develop, implement and evaluate innovative team based clinical interventions to address clinical and other issues with diverse patient populations.

 Lead data driven, rapid cycle improvement processes in regards to clinical interventions.

 Promote activities related to the delivery of clinical services including, but not limited to, utilization review, quality assurance and clinical protocol development.

 Plan and execute interdisciplinary case conferences/team meetings and clinical rounds.

 Forge and nurture partnerships with hospitals, medical offices and local service organizations to broaden support services for patients.

 Promote wellness and the management of chronic diseases within the primary care setting.

 Oversee activities of clinical staff and provide guidance and support regarding direct patient care.

 Address emergency situations.

 Participate in daily/weekly/monthly interdisciplinary case conferences/team meetings

 Engage patients across care settings such as the transition from hospital to home, serve as patient and family advocate/navigator and facilitate language translation/interpretation when appropriate

 Act as a liaison between hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, community resources and managed

care/insurance plans on behalf of enrolled patients to ensure patient-centered coordination of care.

 Enter and maintain electronic medical records, compile reports and complete other program documentation in a timely manner (e.g. track via, progress notes, incident reports, external provider record systems such as HealtheLink, Infoclique, etc.); other administrative responsibilities as needed.

 Assist Program Director(s) with additional specila projects and administrative assistance.

 Play a consistent and active role in identifying project inefficiencies and finding collaborative solutions to the problems.

 Oversee the planning and implementation of program activities.

 Represent the program and/or JRCHC at various local, state and national meetings.

 Participate in public speaking opportunities as required.

 The above are guidelines for the position but are not necessarily a delineation of all the actions/duties necessary to the job.



1. 2-3 years of work in a healthcare setting. Experience in home care and case management preferred.

2. 1-2 years of demonstrated leadership abilities in a clinical setting

3. Multiple language skills preferred

Education: Graduate from an NLN accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s in Nursing preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Exert up to 50 lbs, pushing, pulling or lifting. Walking, climbing stairs required. Must be able to talk/speak, communicate with others with or without reasonable accommodations. Must be able to tolerate a moderate noise level in the work environment.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to travel to sites using own personal vehicle while maintaining standards of safety and compliance with motor vehicle traffic laws. This position may require travel for necessary trainings and conferences.

Please forward resume and application which can be found at www.jrchc.org to Krista Schwartzott, Director of Human Resources to: Krista.schwartzott@jrchc.org OR Krista Schwartzott, HR Manager 184 Barton Street, Buffalo, NY 14213. Fax number: 716.235.8345 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


January 28, 2015

Jericho Road Community Health Center is seeking Bi-lingual Interpreters/Doulas for the following language groups: Tigrinia, Arabic, Somali, Burmese and Karen. The candidate must also have good English language skills and reliable transportation.

: Priscilla Project Doula Priscilla Project Doula Manager On Call/As Needed Part-time/Hourly

Primary responsibility is to provide emotional and physical support to Priscilla Project clients during labor and delivery and post-partum. In addition, prior to labor and delivery, doula will assist Program Coordinator and other staff members with interpretation during birth plan meeting, initial client intake, mentor/mentee pairing and client exit.

 Commitment to the organizational mission and values of JRCHC

 Complete doula training requirements

 Ability to access reliable transportation required at all times  Adhere to all HIPAA regulations  Follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information.  Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed  Passion for community development

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

 Creativity and problem-solving capabilities

 Positive and engaging interpersonal skills

 Strong self-motivation

 Attend doula training continuing education classes/workshops

 Provide physical assistance and comfort to PPB clients during labor and delivery

 Emotionally support PPB clients during labor and delivery

 Advocate for client’s rights and wishes during labor and delivery

 Work closely with physicians and hospital staff

 Prepare birth plans where training has allowed so

 Individual doulas will be trained as educators who will teach the PPB education and baby care class curriculum to clients

 Ensure clients have appropriate post-partum medical appointments scheduled for themselves and newborn child in a non-mentored situation

 Refer clients to the Jericho Road Baby Café as needed

 Other duties assigned by Supervisor

Please complete job application which can be found at www.jrchc.org and forward to Krista Schwartzott, Director of Human Resources: Krista.schwartzott@jrchc.org OR Krista Schwartzott, 184 Barton Street, Buffalo, NY 14213. Fax number: 716.235.8345 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


January 28, 2015

Community Engagement Director

Western New York Land Conservancy is a regional, not-for-profit land trust that

permanently protects land with significant conservation values in Western New York for

the benefit of future generations. We envision a future in which open spaces, working

lands, wildlife habitat and scenic beauty are cherished and protected as part of the

landscape and character of Western New York. The Land Conservancy currently

protects over 5,000 acres of land in the eight counties of Western New York.

The purpose of this new position is to significantly increase the public’s engagement with

the Land Conservancy’s work. The Community Engagement Director will work with the

Development Director and other Land Conservancy staff and board members to lead our

citizen engagement and communications activities, and support our development work.

The Community Engagement Director is a full-time exempt position.

Primary responsibilities:

• Using a hands-on approach, lead the Land Conservancy’s citizen engagement

efforts including volunteer activities, internships, hikes, events, citizen science,

and stewardship of Land Conservancy properties.

• Enhance the Land Conservancy’s marketing and communications efforts through

press releases, website, social media, and presentations.

• Oversee preparation of the Land Conservancy’s newsletter.

• Assist with implementation of the fundraising plan, including fundraising and

grant writing to support engagement activities, and organizing the Land

Conservancy’s fundraising events.


• Demonstrated commitment to conservation.

• Superb verbal and written communication skills.

• Self-directed with a very strong work ethic.

• Academic and professional experience and training, including a bachelor’s degree

(graduate degree preferred) and two to four years of hands-on professional

experience in land conservation, communications, or development.

• Nonprofit experience, particularly for a conservation/environmental organization


• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

• Proficiency with social media and website maintenance.

• A team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire and work

collaboratively with staff, board member, members, and volunteers.

• Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks independently with a high

level of accountability and attention to detail.

• Diplomacy, patience, a sense of humor and a commitment to honoring


• Experience with membership databases and event planning preferred.

• Willingness to use a personal-vehicle for work-related travel and work flexible


The Community Engagement Director reports directly to Development Director and

ultimately to the Executive Director.


Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits begin with two weeks paid

vacation, 10 paid holidays, a retirement plan and contributions towards health


To Apply:

Apply by emailing a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and three references


Nancy Smith, Executive Director at nancyrs@wnylc.org. Please place Community Engagement Director in the subject line.

Applications are being accepted now and will be until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, sex, ethnicity, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or disability status.

No phone calls please.


January 26, 2015

National Fuel Job Opportunity!

National Fuel is currently seeking full-time Operations Specialists to work at its West Seneca

dispatch center.

Operations Specialists are responsible for responding to customer inquiries and accurately relaying information regarding customer service and emergency situations to employees working in the field using radios or telephone consoles. Operations Specialist are also responsible for a variety of general clerical work including data entry, answering telephone calls in a phone center environment, operation of office equipment, gathering data and creating reports, and maintaining various maps and service line records.

This position is an integral part of a 24-hour, 7-day per week operation. Candidates must be available to work a flexible work schedule that primarily includes weekends and evenings. The position may also include midnight – 8:00 a.m. shift.

Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. The position requires excellent communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, PC/keyboarding skills, and basic clerical skills.

National Fuel offers a competitive wage and benefits package.

If you are interested in starting an exciting and rewarding career with a strong and growing company, please email or mail your resume and cover letter making sure to reference #14-048NY – Operations Specialist in your correspondence to the address listed below. Resumes must be received in our office by February 5, 2015.




Position #14-048NY

6363 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221

or Email resume and cover letter to:  jobs@natfuel.com

Please be sure to reference position #14-048NY in the subject line of your email.



January 26, 2015

Dept. of Labor Hot Jobs for the

Week of Jan. 26, 2015

Erie County: 

Thermo Fisher Scientific Operations Career Fair


Wed., Jan. 28, 3-6pm OR Thurs., Jan. 29, 11am-2pm & 3-6pm

At 3175 Staley Rd., Grand Island

Some positions:  NY1114551 - Team leader equipment maintenance; NY1114533 - Associate manufacturing technicians; NY1114542 - Team leader, manufacturing; NY1114543 - Equipment maintenance technician; NY1114547 - Supervisor, manufacturing. TO APPLY: 1. Go to company’s website: http://jobs.thermofisher.com/  2. Apply for position at Grand Island location- Applications must be received before event!! 3. Schedule interview time by emailing: AnnMarie.Mercurio@thermofisher.com  4. Bring several copies of your resume with you the day of the event.


HOME DEPOT Recruitment – This Thursday!!

10AM – SHARP at the Lockport WorksourceOne Center, 272 S. Transit St.

Must Call for Reservation:  716-851-2759

Home Depot is looking for: PT Cashiers (NY1114179) & PT Sales Associates (NY1114180)


Downtown Market Career Training and Job Fair

Wed., Feb. 4 ---- 10am-1pm

555 Ellicott St., Conference Center

The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) and the Buffalo Employment Training Center (BETC) present an opportunity for you to meet and network with hiring businesses in the downtown Buffalo area. Bring resumes to apply on the spot and learn about resources offered to help you gain a successful and fulfilling future.

Call (716) 645-1925 if you have questions.

EOC students also will showcase the skills they have learned in their program.

NY1115908. Williamsville. MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN. FT. M-F. 8am-4:30pm. 40 hrs./wk. Benefits. Organize, prioritize and ensure service requests & repairs are made correctly and in a timely manner (within 24 hrs. per policy). Ensure that vacant units are made rent-ready/performs turnover work as required.  Among skills needed: electrical, plumbing, drywall, carpentry, ice/snow removal, painting. May require ability to serve on-call. Extended working hours should be anticipated to meet challenging and inconsistent demands of property, including seasonal issues such as snow removal, high turnover periods, etc. No educational requirement listed. 1-2 years' experience or comparable experience in property management or related trade preferred - would consider a trainee. Need ability to obtain EPA Cert. Type I within 1 year. Requires valid driver's license. Wage: $11.50-$13.00/hr.

NY1116111. Orchard Park.  MILL MACHINE OPERATORS. FT. M-F. Openings all shifts. Benefits. Need ability to work overtime during the week and Saturdays. Set up and operate machines to mill surfaces on metal and fiberglass work pieces. Given proper training, able to run a fork truck. Requirements: High School graduate or equivalent; strong math and mechanical aptitude; ability to read and interpret "G" code; ability to read and interpret blueprints; understand and execute routine written and verbal instructions; CNC milling experience a plus.

NY1115833. Buffalo-to-Chicago and back. OTR FLATBED TRUCK DRIVERS. FT. Days/shift varies. 2 openings (covered wagons) - Class A. Immediate Need!! At least 2 years' driving experience required.  Steel hauling experience preferred, but will train the right person (Needs common sense and general knowledge). Pay: $900-$1,300/wk. Will be home either a Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday morning or a Saturday all day and Sunday all day. It varies, but you will be away from home 5 days a week. No education requirements, but must have driving experience and clean license. Drivers are unable to take trucks home on weekends. This is company's time to service and repair equipment.

NY1116245. Buffalo and Southern Tier. ASSISTANT JANITORIAL MANAGER. FT. M-Sun. Shift varies. 35 hrs./wk. Benefits. Develops and maintains all janitorial contracts.  Ensures compliance with OSHA regulations, contract specifications. Supplies technical information to staff and ensures quality control.  Has direct supervision of crew chiefs on assigned accounts.  Completes weekly time sheet summaries. Required to travel undetermined amount of miles per month in performance of duties. High school diploma PLUS 2 years; janitorial experience. Driver's license and reliable transportation required. Salary + commission.

NY1115766. Buffalo. SALES & MARKETING PERSON. FT. M-F. Days. 40 hrs./wk. Benefits: Vacation time, sick leave, holidays. VETERANS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!! Sales and marketing person for recycling sales and rebuilding operations. Will work directly with the president of the company. Company deals in large hydraulic and electrical equipment. Computer knowledge with skills in internet marketing is required. Mechanical aptitude essential for success. Requires GED/high school diploma. Valid driver's license and own vehicle required. Salary: $15,000-$45,000/yr., negotiable, depending on experience - and commission program, expenses paid.

NY1116162. West Seneca. OPERATIONS SPECIALISTS. FT. Work schedule varies - Primarily includes weekends and evenings. Benefits. DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Feb. 5. Candidates must be available to work a flexible work schedule that primarily includes weekends and evenings. The position may also include midnight-8am shift. Responsible for responding to customer inquiries and accurately relaying information regarding customer service and emergency situations to employees working in the field using radios or telephone consoles. Also responsible for a variety of general clerical work. Must possess high school diploma or equivalent. The position requires excellent PC/keyboarding skills and basic clerical skills. Competitive wage and benefits package.

NY1116160. Tonawanda. PACKAGER. FT. M-F. 2nd shift. 40 hrs./wk. Benefits. Responsible for maintaining efficient flow of unfinished goods to the wrapper. Will assist in operation of the chutes. Position will rotate every half hour with the exception of the "merge" position which will rotate every 15 minutes. Rotation will be as follows: 1. Chutes; 2. Inspection; 3. Packing, box spot or making lids when needed; 4. Merge. No educational/experience requirements listed. Starting wage: $12.13/hr.


January 21, 2015

CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES is a private, not-for-profit human service organization which provides comprehensive services to families and individuals through prevention, intervention, education and advocacy.  The agency has a 140-year history of providing services to Western New York’s children and families, and remains one of the nation’s largest family service organizations. 

A moment of help. A lifetime of hope.

Available Positions

*Bilingual Mental Health Counselor

Hours:  Full-time

(Monday – Friday), 2 Evenings Required.

Position Summary:  Provide counseling and mental health services to a diversified population (individuals and families) with problems that may include sexual abuse and family violence.  Applicants without a license to practice will not be considered for this position.

Education Required:  NYS Education Department license in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or Psychology

Bilingual – must be able to read, speak & write Spanish and English


*Mental Health Counselor

Hours:  Full-time

(Monday – Friday), 2 Evenings Required.

Position Summary:  Provide counseling and mental health services to a diversified population (individuals and families) which may include sexual abuse and family violence.  Applicants without a license to practice will not be considered for this position.

Education Required:  NYS Education Department license in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or Psychology


*Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Hours: Full-time

Position Summary: Provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management for clients within the outpatient clinical services programs. This includes youth and adults, as well as a forensic population.

Education Required:   Nurse Practitioner degree from a recognized accredited school

Current NYS registration as a Nurse Practitioner

Board Certified in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice


Community Service Worker

Hours: On-call

6:30am – 8:00 pm

Position Summary: Establishes effective working relationships with child & caregiver to support, guide, mentor, and coach the child and/or family in successful functioning in the home and community environments.

Education Required:  Bachelor’s and 2 years’ experience working with children with special needs and their families, or a Master’s in a related Human Service field plus one year of experience working with children with special needs and their families.


*Child Care Therapy Aide, Job # 2014B – Full Time

Child Care Therapy Aide, Job # 2014B1 – On-Call

Salary:  $12 hour

Position Summary:  Establish effective relationships with children living in our residential program to provide structure and manage challenging behaviors.  Function as a part of a team as a teacher of life skills, planning and engaging children in meaningful group activities.

Education Required:  Bachelor’s in Human Service, Associates degree in Child Care Work or Human Service, or High School Graduate and some direct experience working with emotionally disturbed children


*Human Service Worker

Hours: Full-time 

Position Summary: Provide counseling services and crisis intervention to adult shelter residents.

Education Required:  Bachelor’s in Social Work (or related degree) and valid NYS Driver’s License.


Weekend Food Service Team Lead

Salary: $14.00 per hour

Hours: Part-time

Position Summary: Perform a wide variety of food service duties in order to prepare and serve meals in an orderly and safe environment adhering to New York State Department of Health guidelines. Responsible for supervising food service staff, working alongside and overseeing food preparation and cleaning of all kitchen and dining areas.


*Clinical Supervisor

Hours: Full-time

Position Summary: This position is responsible for providing direct services to individuals and families in the outpatient mental health clinic, as well as provide supervisory oversight for mental health counselors. Supervisory duties include clinical supervision, assuring proper intake, assessment, development of service plans and discharge procedures.

Education Required:  LCSW or equivalent plus certification and “R” number or equivalent

_________________________________________                    *Supervisor of Clinical Services

Hours: Full-time

Position Summary: Provides leadership, training, mentorship and direct supervision to clinical staff in the residential programs.  Monitors all services that are provided to residents and their families based on the assessment and treatment planning process.

Education Required: Masters level licensure or certification in a clinical field. 


Food Service Worker

Salary: $13.00 per hour

Hours: On-Call 7:00am-6:30pm as needed

Position Summary: Responsible for the preparation and service of all meals for Conner's Children Center.


*Economic Empowerment Specialist

Hours: Full-time

Position Summary: Provide financial education to victims of domestic violence and one on one financial coaching to Haven House clients.

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or closely related field.

* Child and Family Services offers a competitive benefits package for full time employees. Our benefits package promotes the well-being of the employee and compliments a healthy work environment


January 21, 2015

Daemen College seeks a Director, Academic Grants & Sponsored Programs (pre-award).   The Director obtains funding for academic and institutional initiatives including research.  Duties include cultivation, proposal development and grant administration.  Position is full time, exempt.

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years experience in pre-award grant administration in a college, university or research environment is required.  Demonstrated experience with preparation of grants and contract proposals to federal and state agencies is expected.  Master’s degree and CRA preferred.  This position requires excellent communication, time management and collaboration skills. 

Visit http://daemen.applicantpro.com to view the complete job description and submit your application.

For full consideration include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Incomplete applications or applications submitted via other delivery methods will not be considered.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Daemen College is AA/EOE and strongly encourages applications from women, veterans, people of color, individuals with disabilities and candidates who will contribute to and support the cultural fluency and diversity of our campus.


January 21, 2015

Business Development Representative                      |


The Business Development Representative for Meals on Wheels for WNY is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of community outreach to potential partners in need of food service – including day cares, adult day cares, nursing homes, school, other not-for-profits, and any other partner potentially in need of high quality, value priced meals for its constituents/customers.  This effort is undertaken in collaboration with a sales professional from MOW-WNY’s food vendor, Bateman Senior Meals.

The Business Development Representative also will be responsible for creating new partnerships and appropriate contracts or memorandums of understanding – such as with nursing homes and hospitals, with insurance providers and Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) organizations and with individuals who want to rent space at Meals on Wheels. 


1.         Plan, coordinate and implement community outreach to potential partners in need of food service – including day cares, adult day cares, nursing homes, school, other not-for-profits, and any other partner potentially in need of high quality, value priced meals for its constituents/customers.  This effort is undertaken in collaboration with a sales professional from MOW-WNY’s food vendor, Bateman Senior Meals.

2.         Manage relationships with the Managed Long-Term Care organizations (MLTCs) in WNY to ensure that we have appropriate contracts in place to accept business from these groups. 

3.         Develop collaborative arrangements with local hospitals, nursing homes and appropriate local for-profits, to help get in-need individuals onto traditional meal service in a systematic and rapid fashion. 

4.         Manage rental of the Community Center, and the coordination with renting partners of events in the Community Center, including appropriate paperwork, set-up and staffing of events. 

5.         Assist with other research and support as needed.

6.         Other duties, including meal delivery, as assigned or needed.


•           Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or equivalent education and experience.

•           Five or more years experience in performing similar functions in a professional setting.

•           Sales experience, particularly in a not-for-profit or food industry, preferred.

•           Some experience with writing quotes and contracts is preferred.

•           Local connections in a myriad of industries in the community is highly desirable.

•           Must be detail-oriented and deadline driven, as well as an independent, creative thinker who achieves goals in a timely manner.

•           Must be able to work independently (as a self starter) and collaboratively with a regular partner.

•           Ability to make independent outreach to on-ground potential leads.

•           Ability to work within defined processes for multiple organizations simultaneously.

•           Strong communication skills, including interpersonal / soft skills, presentation skills and writing skills.

•           Knowledge of computers with comprehensive skills in Microsoft Office.

•           Must demonstrate a high level of professional and ethical behavior.

•           Able to work well with multiple constituencies.

•           Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to an automobile.

•           Must be capable of lifting a minimum of 35 lbs.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to Lucian Wiza – lwiza@mealsonwheelswny.org – by end of day Friday, January 30, 2015.



January 21, 2015

Charter School of Inquiry (CSI)



The Charter School of Inquiry (CSI), a newly authorized K-6 charter school with a whole school approach to inquiry-based learning, has extended the search for its first Head of School. CSI’s board of trustees is looking for an exceptional leader, one who will bring life to the school’s mission of achieving breakthrough outcomes for Buffalo’s children.

The successful candidate will (1) have a steadfast belief in the ability of urban, and particularly low-income urban children to excel, and a demonstrated track record for making it happen;

(2) have a strong passion for, and deep understanding of inquiry-based learning embodied through a thematic interdisciplinary curriculum; (3) engage, motivate and inspire teachers and students to be excited about teaching and learning; and (4) welcome parents and the community as active partners while weaving them into the fabric of the school.    

Interested candidates should email a cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications, and a resume, to:   CharterSchoolOfInquiry@gmail.com.  A fact sheet that provides details, including the school’s key design elements, can be found at the end of this posting. 


The Charter School of Inquiry’s Head of School / Educational Leader is responsible for aligning all school activities with the school’s mission to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children. The successful candidate will promote effective communication among staff, parents, students and community members to foster a culture of shared responsibility that works in the best interests of children; set high expectations for children and staff; establish a fiscally viable school with resources directly aligned to support student achievement, and; include teachers and parents as partners in decision-making and student outcomes.

The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to create an inquiry-based learning environment characterized by high levels of transparency, shared leadership, collaboration, organization and efficiency.   


•           Observe, motivate and inspire teachers and staff to excel in implementing CSI’s mission.

•           Serve as staff to the Board of Trustees and provide leadership and direction to staff (including contractors, consultants, faculty and staff).

•           Create a welcoming and collaborative environment for the faculty and staff, parents, children, and guests of the school.

•           Facilitate parent engagement and participation in the school.

•           Maintain an effective school climate to create a safe environment conducive to learning.

•           Develop relationships with community stakeholders and agencies to support the school.

•           Serve as liaison between parents and teachers, the staff and the Board.

•           Recruit, evaluate, and develop and manage staff with approval of the Board of Trustees.

•           Implement and follow policies and procedures as ratified by the Board of Trustees.

•           Ensure proper fiscal administration, including budgeting, accounting, auditing, and financial planning in compliance with NYS Charter School Law.

•           Participate in planning and recommend changes in policies and procedures as required.

•           Coordinate the collection of data required for the preparation of reports.

•           Make formal reports to the Board of Trustees and the NYS Board of Regents.

•           Administer scheduling, enrollment and curriculum.

•           Serve as staff to Parent Association and Faculty Association

•           Coordinate all administrative transactions, including the provisions of personnel services, record keeping, reporting, inventory, purchasing, etc.

Minimum qualifications: 

Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning

NYS certification as a school administrator or equivalent credential in another state with a requirement to complete the NYS certification process before the start of school in August 2015.

Five years of successful work in a school setting, with a minimum of 3 years working in an urban elementary school.

Experience in early literacy and inquiry-based instruction highly preferred.

Charter School of Inquiry


Charter School Name:    Charter School of Inquiry (CSI)

District of Location:        Buffalo City School District

Opening Date:               August 24, 2015            


Projected Enrollment and Grade Span During Charter Term: 2 classes of 25 per grade 

Year 1:     K – 2    150 students              Year 4:    K-5    300 students

Year 2:     K – 3    200 students              Year 5:    K-6    350 students

Year 3:     K – 4    250 students


Projected Maximum Enrollment and Grade Span: K - Grade 6, 350 students with possibility of adding Grades 7 and 8 in the renewal application.



In keeping the Mental Health Association of WNY, Inc. (MHA) Vision and Value statements the Child and Family Support Program (CFSP) Family Support Partner maintains a Mission driven approach and provides education, support and advocacy to families who have a child or young adult living with a mental illness.

Responsibilities include:

 models youth and family driven approach to services; assuring needs of families and youth are met while using family strengths and services that are culturally competent.

 Supports caregivers by disseminating information and referrals or by providing linkage to appropriate agencies or providers as needed.

 Attends family meetings as needed which may include educational meetings, psychiatric appointments or agency meetings to support families by facilitating positive communication and strength –based focus.

 Facilitates support groups, assists with workshops, parent trainings and family recreational activities to provide support and family education.

 Documents all activities in CFSP database.

 Performs other duties as assigned.

Full/Part Time: Part Time

MHA Job Description – Child and Family Support Program

Qualifications: The following is a list of experience, technologies, credentials, skills and other items which are required for this position:

- Parent of SED child, adolescent or young adult.

- Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education or Human Service Related Field. A combination of education and comparable experience will also be considered.

- Broad knowledge and experience in the Mental Health System.

- Good networking experience.

- Ability to demonstrate sensitivity and supportive approach to the needs of others.

- Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.

- Above average oral and written communication skills.

- Excellent relationship building, interpersonal and coaching skills.

- Sound, independent decision making ability.

- Proficient computer skills in a Microsoft office environment (Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) or other current technology.

- Team-first attitude and a positive demeanor.

- Flexibility with schedule to include evening hours and weekends.

- Reliable transportation, travel required.

Company Description: The Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc. has provided essential programs and services to seniors, adults, families and children in Erie County since 1962.

Over the years, the Mental Health Association has positioned itself to know what the most pressing and current mental health needs are in our community and to deliver the best possible programming and services to meet those needs. We invite you to become familiar with our new website and to take part in our programs and services.

MHA seeks to meet the ever-changing mental health needs of people of all ages by providing education, public information, prevention programs, training, advocacy and supportive services that produce measurable results.

Agency Website: www.eriemha.org

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume with salary history and expectations to: laney@eriemha.org or

MHA, ATTN: Career Opportunities; 999 Delaware Ave.; Buffalo, NY 14209

Limitations and Disclaimer:

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as assigned in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.


January 16, 2015

National Fuel Job Opportunity!

National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) is a diversified energy company with its headquarters in Williamsville, New York.  National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation is currently seeking a Welding Field Supervisor for an outstanding career opportunity at our Mineral Springs Servicenter located in West Seneca, NY.  As a member of the National Fuel team, you will enjoy an exciting and challenging work environment where top performance is recognized and rewarded.

Primary responsibilities for the Welding Field Supervisor are to plan, schedule and inspect steel fabrication and pipeline work completed by company and contracted welders. Daily responsibilities include the following:

•           Coordinates welding shop activities & personnel.

•           Assist Engineering in field fabrication designs, drawings and estimates.

•           Schedule and assign work to contractor welders.

•           Attend pre-bid and pre construction meetings for steel projects.

•           Provide training and maintain all welder Operator Qualifications for National Fuel & contractor personnel.

•           Schedule NDE (x-rays) for steel pipeline & fabrications for New York and Pennsylvania.

•           Review and approve all welding and x-ray invoices.

•           Inspect steel fittings as delivered for purchase order verification and dimension acceptances.

An Associate’s degree is required. Concentrations in Engineering, Engineering Technology or Construction Management are preferred.  Knowledge of API 1104 code and standards required. The ability to interface well with others, communicate with supervisors and work within a team environment is essential.  Demonstrated supervisory capability and the ability to quickly solve problems is required.  Any candidate offered a position with National Fuel will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test.   A valid driver's license along with a clean driving record is required.

National Fuel offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  For confidential consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter by February 3, 2015 to:

National Fuel - Human Resources

Position #14-022NY

6363 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221


Please reference position #14-022NY in the subject line of your email.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER MINORITIES, WOMEN, DISABLED, PROTECTED VETERANS




Terry Chatfield, Asst. Director of the BETC, speaking to the graduating class for the Steps to Succeed Program.

Denise Piekarski (on the left) with her Placement Counselor Joyce Faines

Sharing good news of being hired for Private Household Manager.


Kevin Steward (on the left) with his Placement Counselor Otis Glover announcing his employment at Adams Mark in Maintenance


Ronald Evans (on the left) receiving congratulations on his job at the UB Dining Shop in Maintenance with Steps to Succeed Counselor Otis Glover


Lorenzo Hardy (left) with Steps to Succeed Counselor Otis Glover, sharing the good news that he was hired at the Buffalo Board of Education as a Chef


Abel Poloche (on the left) is shown here with his counselor Otis Glover (from the Steps to Succeed Program,) congratulating him on being hired at Washington Inventory as an Inventory Clerk.

Ted Kirkland speaking to the Steps to Succeed class and offering insight and advice for the employment hardships the class is faced with in today’s market





UI Contact Information

Path to Speak to an Agent about your Claim

To contact Telephone Claims Center (TCC) staff:  Dial: 1-888-209-8124 

If you live outside of NYS, call toll-free at (877) 358-5306

The TELEPHONE CLAIMS CENTER is the ONLY OFFICE that can answer your questions about your claim.

NO OTHER OFFICE can provide this information.

Note: the following script may change without notice

. Call 1-888-209-8124 (1-877-358-5306 from outside of NYS) 

. Hear: "Welcome to the New York State Department of Labor's Unemployment Insurance claim line. To continue in English, press 1. Bienvenido a la línea telefónica de Reclamos del Seguro por Desempleo del Estado de Nueva York. Para continuar en español, oprima el número dos.  

. You will hear an informational message, which can change from time to time. WAIT TO HEAR THE OPTIONS BEFORE CHOOSING. YOU MAY BE DISCONNECTED IF YOU DO NOT WAIT!!

. For information about fraud alerts, press 1. To continue to the main menu, press 9. CHOOSE OPTION 9 FOR THE MAIN MENU.

. Hear: For quality assurance, your call may be monitored or recorded. Please choose one of the following selections. To enter your representative’s telephone extension number, press 1. To complete your claim that was already begun on our website, press 2. To file a new claim, press 3. For contact information or to listen to quick answers about your payment options and Unemployment Insurance, press 4. To ask a question about a claim you have already filed, press 5. For PIN or address change, or for questions regarding your 1099 form, press 6. To repeat your choices.press 9.”  CHOOSE OPTION 5. 

. Hear:  "Remember, our website provides detailed and updated information about unemployment insurance benefits. You can claim weekly benefits, check the status of your payments, print out a history of your claim, and obtain the answers to frequently asked questions about the unemployment insurance program. All this is available on our website, www.labor.ny.gov." 

. Hear:  "New York State Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer program provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities." 

. Hear:  "Before we get started, I need to collect some information. Please enter your nine digit Social Security number using your telephone keypad. If the number you entered is XXX-XX-XXXX, press 1. If no, press 2." 

. Hear:  "Now, enter your four-digit PIN using your telephone keypad." 


If you have a general Unemployment Insurance (UI) question or a claim specific question not addressed in our Frequently Asked Questions, http://www.labor.state.ny.us/ui/faq.shtm  section, sign in with your NY.GOV ID and click on "Messages".  See Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Customer Tutorials, https://labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/sign-in-faq.shtm to help you get started with NY.GOV ID.  


New York State Department of Labor, P.O. Box 15130, Albany, NY 12212-5130 

Website: http://www.labor.ny.gov 

You may use the website to:

. File a new claim

. Certify to weekly benefits

. View the UI Information Handbook

. See a history of all payments you have received

To claim weekly benefits by telephone: The Tele-Service number is: 1-888-581-5812

If caller has an active claim on file:

. Hear: "You currently have a valid claim on file. You can check your claim status by going online at www.labor. ny.gov  or by calling Tel-Service at 1-888-581-5812 for New York State residents, or 1-888-864-9920 for out of state residents. If you have other questions, please remain on the line and you will be given additional menu options. Please hold …" 

. Hear: "To change your name, address, or phone number, press 1. If you forgot your PIN or wish to set a new one, press 2. To begin or cancel the withholding of Federal income tax from your benefits, press 3. To begin or cancel the withholding of New York State income tax from your benefits, press 4.  For all other questions, press 5.  To repeat your choices, press 6.  To end this call, please press 9."   CHOOSE OPTION 5. 

. Hear: “If you are calling about the status of payments, press 1. If you have a question about claiming your weekly benefits, press 2.  If you are calling about the status of your claim, press 3. To repeat your choices, press 4.  To end this call, press 9.  CHOOSE OPTION 3.

If caller has an expired claim on file: 

. Hear: "If you would like to ask a question about a claim you have already filed, press 1. If you would like to file a new claim for benefits, press 2."  CHOOSE OPTION 1.  

. Hear: "To change your name, address, or phone number, press 1. If you forgot your PIN or wish to set a new one, press 2. To begin or cancel the withholding of Federal income tax from your benefits, press 3. To begin or cancel the withholding of New York State income tax from your benefits, press 4. For all other questions, press 5. To repeat your choices, press 6.  To end this call, please press 9."   CHOOSE OPTION 5. 

. Hear: “If you are calling about the status of payments, press 1. If you have a question about claiming your weekly benefits, press 2.  If you are calling about the status of your claim, press 3. To repeat your choices, press 4.  To end this call, press 9.  CHOOSE OPTION 3.




70 Barker St.

Buffalo, NY 14209


What they offer:

Mental Health Counseling

Refugee Resettlement Programs

Elder Care/In Home Support

Community Alternative Systems Agency

Mental Health Program for kids

Gambling Recovery Programs

Heads – Up Program for people with traumatic brain injuries

Career Counseling


282 Babcock St.

Buffalo, NY 14210


What they offer:

Education and Career Services for youth

Art programs for kids

Health and Life Skills for youth

Character building and leadership for youth

Sports, Fitness and Recreation

Prevention Services for kids

Day Care Services

Free Services to kids of military families


95 Franklin St.

Buffalo, NY 14202


What they offer:

Case Management

Insurance Counseling

Family Caregiver Assistance



Home Care


69 Linwood Ave.

Buffalo, NY 14209


What they offer:

Prevention is Primary programs that focus on lifeskills, conflict resolution, etc

Teen Focus programs that focus on life skills training, choices and consequences for teenage girls

Woman Focus that helps adult woman to cope better with stressors of life


1000 Main St.

Buffalo, NY 14202


What they offer:

Provides services to families with children who have disabilities


Information and Referral Services


291 Pearl St.

Buffalo, NY 14202

If over 60 years of age: 858-8526

If under 60 years of age: 858-2634

What they offer:

Assistance with heating and other utility costs


275 Alexander Ave.

Cheektowaga, NY 14221


What they offer:

A ton of after/during-school programs

Day care for those parents who are working

Holiday Programs

Various Family Days

Mid – Erie Counseling and Treatment Services

463 William St.

Buffalo, NY 14204


What they offer:

Adult and Teenage Counseling for individuals with mental health disorders

Family Counseling

February 28, 2012
Announcement by the New York State Department of Labor:

There is an additional resource for the immigrant and refugee customers, the New York State Immigration Hotline 
This free over the phone service responds to general questions about immigration and naturalization benefits, requirements and procedures. The New York State Immigration Hotline provides information and referrals to all NYS OTDA programs serving refugees and immigrants, other immigrant-related public and private programs, and relevant mainstream service programs available throughout New York State.

The New York State Immigration Hotline operates from 8AM to 6PM, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) and is able to assist callers who speak the following languages Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, French, Haitian/Creole, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu. (No waiting on the phone, the called is connected to a person.) This information is available on the OTDA website, and here is the direct link http://otda.ny.gov/programs/bria/hotline.asp


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    Buffalo to work!


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

    Workforce Development Consortium | Workforce Investment Board
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    City of Buffalo

    Funded by:

    U.S. Department of Labor
    Buffalo & Erie County
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    County Executive:
    Mark C. Poloncarz