The William George Agency

The William George Agency for Children’s Services

Posted by  //  December 19, 2017  //  Local Business

380 Freeville Road
Freeville, NY 13068

Since its inception in 1895, The William George Agency for Children’s Services has been at the forefront of residential care.

From its modest beginnings as a summer camp for inner city children, our Agency has grown to become one of the largest, most respected residential treatment facilities in New York State.  We currently provide over 200 teenagers from 55 counties with counseling, education, independent living and vocational skills, family reconciliation and supportive community services.  Additionally, we are also one of the largest not-for-profit agencies in Tompkins and Cortland counties, providing jobs for nearly 500 full-time employees.

What drives this tremendous growth and impact?  At the heart of everything we do is our motto:

“Care First”

We are committed to providing a safe and caring residential environment supported by proven therapeutic, clinical and medical care for at-risk youth.  Our innovative, highly regarded programs serve high need, specialized populations who have been historically underserved.  We care first about the youth we serve, while helping them develop the attitudes, social skills and self-direction that will enable them to become contributing members of the community, and we respect, empower and partner with families to support their efforts is successful reunification and family preservation.

William George Agency Raises Pay To $15.00 per Hour

The William George Agency – one of the premier residential treatment facilities in New York State – is pleased to announce that, effective January 7, 2018, we will offer a starting salary of $15.00 per hour for our youth care workers.
In addition to our innovative programs for young adults, the Agency is committed to our employees.  With two weeks of paid training and ongoing job-coaching/support and training opportunities, an outstanding benefits package – including affordable, quality healthcare, ample vacation, sick and personal time, as well as a company-matched 401k retirement plan – The William George Agency strives to support the growth of our employees, providing them with the tools and resources necessary for professional development and career advancement. Improve your skills to be successful in your career, see here a school that will help you achieve that.

Ronald Trumino, the Agency’s Interim Executive Director stated that, “We recognize the need to provide a competitive wage in order to attract and retain the best employees.  We want our people to feel completely supported as they learn and dedicate their careers to the process of helping youth become successful. We want to keep our staff and help them grow within the organization.”

Located on nearly 700 acres in Freeville NY, the Agency is one of the area’s largest private employers, with over 300 full-time employees. Since its inception over 120 years ago, The William George Agency has grown to become a leader in residential care, and offers a variety of services and opportunities to over 200 youth, from counties throughout New York State, on our Freeville campus.

If you are interested in learning more about our Agency, or would like to make a difference in the lives of others, please contact us at: (607) 844-6460 or visit us online at: wgaforchildren.org

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