Announcements

Cindy Baker Appointed to Assistant Residential Manager

posted Apr 19, 2018, 12:52 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Apr 19, 2018, 1:20 PM ]

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Cindy Baker to assistant residential manager for the Prendergast  Community Residence program. Since March 2015 Cindy has served as a rehabilitation counselor at the residence.

Congratulations Cindy!

Jamestown Community College - Career Advantage Program

posted Apr 3, 2018, 8:52 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 8:54 AM ]

Jamestown Community College is excited to share the Career Advantage program, specifically designed for busy adults.

The program blends the convenience of classes one night per week with the flexibility of online learning, individuals can complete their associate’s degree in two years. There are three program options beginning in the fall of 2018:  Business Administration, Early Childhood Education and Human Services. Please view the attached flyer or for complete information on JCC's website at http://www.sunyjcc.edu/careeradvantage

Please share this information with anyone who might be looking for this type of opportunity.  JCC is accepting applications now. 

See JCC informational flyer below.

Scott Edwards Appointed to Supported Housing Manager

posted Feb 14, 2018, 6:47 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 6:47 AM ]

On Monday, February 12th Robert Roth, Assistant Executive Director announced the appointment of Scott Edwards to Supported Housing Manager. Mr. Edwards will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of STEL's supported housing services in Erie, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties. Mr. Edwards began his employment at STEL in October 2009 and most recently served as Assistant Supported Housing Manager since February 2011. Congratulations Scott!

Gina Ward, Appointed to Associate Director, Community Housing & Support Services

posted Jan 26, 2018, 1:42 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark

On Thursday, January 25th Robert Roth, Assistant Executive Director announced the appointment of Gina Ward to the newly created position of Associate Director, Community Housing & Support Services. Ms. Ward's responsibilities will include the administrative oversight of STEL's supported housing, COMPEER, Work Force Supported Employment, Home and Community Based Community Services (HCBS). Additionally, Ms. Ward will have a major support role in our Health Home Care Management services in Cattaraugus County. Previously, Ms. Ward has served as a Supported Housing Manager since November 2003. Congratulations Gina!

#BringItHomeNYS

posted Dec 13, 2017, 7:53 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 7:53 AM ]

Consistent care is critical & New Yorkers w/mental illness depend on it. @NYGovCuomo@BringItHomeNYS

Every NYer deserves a stable home w/strong supports. @NYGovCuomo our most vulnerable NYers need adequate funding @BringItHomeNYS #BringItHomeNYS


#BringItHome

Bring It Home: Better Funding for Better Care

posted Dec 13, 2017, 7:49 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 7:49 AM ]

Hi Everyone,

We're encouraging all staff members to participate in ACL's effort to INCREASE FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH IN NEW YORK STATE.

The #BringItHomeNYS campaign on Social Media is an effort to promote this important cause.

Here are two web pages to learn more about this initiative:
Media kits will be distributed to each program/department week. Each kit will contain:
  1. #BringItHome Highlight Sheet (see attached)
  2. #BringItHome Instruction Sheet (see attached)
  3. Two different Bring It Home signs 4 each.

What is STEL asking you to do?
  1. We would like everyone to take individual and/or group pictures and post the picture to your social media accounts like FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram. 
  2. THIS STEP IS IMPORTANT: Use the highlight sheet for specific #tags, @, and sample wording for posts. 
  3. Forward your pics to me for our media vault. Promote your posting to all your social networking contacts.
Attached you will find samples of the materials that will be included in your media kit. Your media kit materials will be in color.

If you should have any questions about this matter, please let us know.

We look forward to seeing all your pictures and social activities.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this very important matter.

Linda Howland Appointed to Assistant Residential Manager Wellsville CR/TAP

posted Dec 12, 2017, 2:55 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Dec 12, 2017, 2:55 PM ]

Linda Howland has been promoted from rehabilitation counselor to assistant residential manager for the Wellslville CR/TAP programs. Ms. Howland recently been rehabilitation counselor with STEL since March 1997. Her service over the last 20 years has been exemplary. Michele Henry states "Ms. Howland is an important part of our team. She has consistently provided high quality services to our consumers and promoted an ideal culture for our rehabilitation services. Additionally, Linda is well liked and respected by her coworkers and managers. We look forward to working with her in her capacity as an Assistant Residential Manager.

Please congratulate Linda on her new position!

2017/2018 Medical Plan & Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment Meetings

posted Nov 10, 2017, 1:54 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 5:02 AM ]

2017/2018 Medical Plan & Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment Meetings

Open enrollment is rapidly approaching, this is the time of year for eligible full time staff members to change their medical plan from single to family or vice versa. Additionally, eligible staff members may start or renew a flexible spending account. All changes are effective December 1st.

We please to announce there are no substantial changes to our medical plan. Single premium will continue at no cost, while family premiums will remain at $200 per month.

There will be a new wellness "initiative" for staff members to learn about. Additional details will soon be released. 

Open enrollment meetings will be held on the following dates/times and locations:

Tues. 11/14 8:30 am Southern Tier Meadows, Fredonia 
Tues. 11/14 10:00 am Admin Office, Dunkirk
Tues. 11/14 11:00 am Park Ave. Community Residence, Dunkirk

Wed. 11/15 11:00 am 97 Forest Ave. Office, Jamestown 
Wed. 11/15 1:00 pm 878 North Main Community Residence, Jamestown

Thurs 11/16 10:30 am Olean Community Residence , Olean
Thurs 11/16 1:00 pm Wellsville Community Residence, Wellsville

Tues. 11/21 1:00 pm Perkins Hall Community Residence - Training Room (downstairs), Gowanda

Additional information and forms will be forthcoming.

James "Hawk" "Jim" Gloff - UPDATED

posted Sep 14, 2017, 12:47 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 6:56 AM ]

We are sadden to announce the death of our co-worker James "Hawk" Gloff.

Hawk past away late Wednesday, September 13th after a brief illness. Hawk was part of the STEL maintenance team since December 2008. He will be missed by many co-workers and residents throughout STEL.

Driver Safety Training 2017

posted Aug 15, 2017, 10:03 AM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 10:18 AM ]

At home or the workplace everyone realizes that driving is an important responsibility. Most people agree that unsafe driving can have serious consequences.  Each year STEL employees log hundreds of hours and thousands of miles on the road; transporting our consumers to various destinations in our communities. It is our responsibility to ensure that our consumers and staff members arrive safely to each and every destination.

We will be conducting  Driver Safety Classes for all staff members who have not successfully taken the Driver Safety Class prior to December 31, 2014. This training is required for all staff members who drive as part of their job duties and responsibilities. This includes all of our Residential/Housing Care Services, Work Force, Catt. County Case Management, Compeer, Maintenance, and Administrative staff. Therefore, staff members who were certified after January 1, 2015 should not enroll in this session. 

Please use the form below to register for this training.

 Good News!

This year STEL will pay for staff members’ insurance certificates (over $35 value). Unfortunately, do to class size restrictions we will NOT be able to  extend an invitation to employee's spouses and other household members to take this course. However JCC does offer classes to the community throughout the year. Please check JCC website for dates and times.

The Defensive Driving Certificate is valid for three years and will provide up to 10% discount on your auto insurance and 4 points off your license.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE TO THIS TRAINING!


Driver Safety Training 2017


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