Youth Transportation Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-601766
    • Job Location: Bronx, NY
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 15, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Summary of Responsibilities:

To assist in transporting Unaccompanied Children (UC) within New York State and across the nation to unite them with their sponsor.

We Offer:

  • Time off - Including 2 week’s annual vacation to start; 8 hours sick time per month; 10 Holidays; 24 hours of Personal Time and opportunity to earn time off
  • Affordable Medical, Dental, Life & Retirement benefits also offered.

Schedule:

This position requires a flexible schedule to meet program needs; four days a week Sunday - Saturday and is an exempt salaried position. Long days, may involve overnight stays. Must be available to work afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Job Functions:

  1. Transport UC as assigned (both in New York State and across the nation).
  2. Ensure UC arrive safely to designated location to sponsor.
  3. Conduct reunification/hand-off procedures with sponsors when delivering UC to designated location.
  4. Respectfully communicate with children, foster parents, and colleagues.
  5. Communicate efficiently and effectively with children, foster parents, Federal Officers, and sponsors.
  6. Assist team during case emergencies.
  7. Fly with youth as many as four (4) times per week
  8. Conduct last minute travel arrangements in coordination with the Finance Department if flights/trains are delayed and or cancelled.
  9. Pick up or deliver possessions as assigned.
  10. Accompany UC to appointments as needed.
  11. Assist within the Cayuga Centers tutoring program as needed.
  12. Assist with last minute travel as needed.
  13. Assist with the intake process as needed.
  14. Assist with case documentation as needed.
  15. Assist Case Managers in the reunification process.
  16. Supervise UC as assigned.
  17. Attend required training; Read required books.
  18. 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.
  19. Perform other duties as requested by your immediate supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer.

Experience and Skills:

Job Requirements:

  1. Associates Degree or equivalent experience preferred; High school diploma or GED and at least 1-year experience working with families and children required.
  2. Experience working in a busy human services office- strongly preferred.
  3. Bilingual- English/Spanish required.
  4. Ability to be flexible in the work schedule is a must.
  5. Ability to navigate through airports, train stations, and various modes of public transportation.
  6. Ability to take direction, remain clam, and respond appropriately in a crisis situation.
  7. Ability to handle travel delays and cancellations, understanding that this could involve staying overnight in a given location at any time.
  8. Ability to travel overnight; including staying in hotels and ‘red-eye’ flights.
  9. Ability to handle confidential material in a responsible manner.
  10. Ability to work well with people from many cultures including recent immigrants, non-English speakers, and LGBTQ children.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to work well in a team.
  12. Ability to meet deadlines and to work overtime, afterhours, and weekends when needed.
  13. Genuine love for working with children, teens, families and foster families.
  14. Ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families in which they are helping to gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face.
  15. A strong positive conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
  16. The ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or other family members.
  17. Valid NYS Driver’s License.
  18. Ability to travel to other agency locations as required.
  19. Vehicle required: Must be safe and dependable.
  20. State law mandates that one’s personal automobile insurance is directly responsible in any vehicle accident. Cayuga Centers vehicle insurance can legally only supplement damages collected by the other party which exceeds one’s insurance coverage
  21. Cayuga Centers advises that he/she let his/her insurance company know if he/she uses his/her vehicle for agency business.

 

Cayuga Centers is committed to providing innovative services in partnership with our clients so they can reclaim their lives and experience success. Our staff members play a key role in forming these partnerships. We actively seek a culturally diverse staff who will partner with us and our clients in our programs and operations. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Whenever possible we promote from within, so apply for a position and begin your career in Human Services.