Skills Trainer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-584338
    • Job Location: Bronx, NY
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 24, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: To provide skills training within the Long Term Foster Care (LTFC) UC program. This includes working one-on one or in group settings with UC, supervising, transporting, and communicating with UC as assigned within all NYC locations

FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist Assistant Director of Skills Training in creating skill building tasks for each UC.
  • Assist with travel coordination for UC and UC sponsors.
  • Ensure proper supervision of UC at all times.
  • Travel with UC as needed (both within New York State and across the nation).
  • Coordinate home visits in regards to skills training for each UC.
  • Register youth in school.
  • Develop and cultivate cultural connections for UC.
  • Conduct skill building activities with each UC.
  • Respectfully communicate with children, foster parents, and colleagues.
  • Assists team during case emergencies.
  • Pick up or deliver possessions as assigned.
  • Assist within the Cayuga Centers tutoring center as needed.
  • Assist with the intake process as needed.
  • Assess children’s needs as appropriate
  • Assist with case documentation as needed.
  • Assess each UC for developmentally appropriate skills.
  • Coordinate and accompany UC with all travel (when foster parent not available).
  • Work collaboratively with Assistant Director of Skills Training, Clinician, and Case Manager.
  • Attend required trainings.
  • Read required books.
  • Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Information under HIPAA. Access to Protected Health Information is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. No access will be permitted unnecessarily. These essential job functions dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information.
  • Perform other duties as requested by your immediate supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field from an accredited college; Bachelor’s degree in Social Work strongly preferred or a combination of at least one year of work experience preferred or two years of education, training, or work experience in the mental health field working with children and teens, required
  • Bi-lingual - English-Spanish required. All agency documents and records are in English, so English writing proficiency required. Position itself requires Spanish speaking, writing, and reading proficiency.
  • The ability to work in partnership with other team members.
  • The ability to set limits and maintain the helping role for Case Managers and Clinicians.
  • Meet the needs of the UC in terms of skills training.
  • Ability to implement a skills training program.
  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding of developmentally appropriate behavior for children/adolescents in the home, school, and community.
  • Ability to establish a strong relationship with UC that combines warmth and humor with effective skills.
  • Ability to provide skill-building training to assist a child in acquisition of new skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with program staff to implement child’s program; accept supervision well; be readily available for consultation; attend meetings; complete assigned paperwork.
  • Ability to handle confidential material in a responsible manner.
  • Ability to travel to other agency locations as required.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License.
    • Vehicle required: Must be safe and dependable.

Benefits

As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.