Sociotherapist Skills Trainer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-678062
    • Job Location: Bronx, NY
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 09, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

JOB OBJECTIVES: Under the supervision of the Sociotherapist Supervisor, the Sociotherapist Skills Trainer executes the approved program to assist youth in identifying and acquiring the skills needed to establish and achieve personal goals. This staff member will maintain professionalism in all areas, including confidentiality.


  • Provide skills training and life skills coaching to delinquent and conduct-disordered youth.
  • Provide activities to match the child’s needs, as specified by treatment plan
  • Provide skills training to each program youth may include behavior management skills, communication skills, coping skills, problem solving, or study skills.
  • Document each skills training session on the appropriate forms and turn them into the program staff in a timely fashion each week.
  • Report emergencies such as runaways, accidents, or medical problems.
  • Provide hourly respite as designated by manager
  • Read required books.
  • Attend required training.
  • Perform other duties as requested by immediate supervisor, VP or the Chief Executive Officer.
  • 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. The essential job functions as described, herein, dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information.

Experience and Skills:

  • Associate’s degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum high school degree with five (5) years of experience working with children and families required
  • Bilingual preferred
  • NYC ACS or private agency child welfare experience required
  • Familiarity with OCFS, OMRDD, OMH, and other relevant municipal and state agencies
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications
  • Ability and willingness to engage and work with families in an "in-home" context
  • Ability to adapt and individualize program interventions to utilize family strengths and skills
  • Flexibility to work when the families are available to meet
  • Ability to work well with people from many cultures including recent immigrants, non-English speakers, and LGBTQ children
  • Willingness to travel within the 5 boroughs of New York City
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License preferred


  • Word processing: Including responding to e-mails, composing letters, completing computerized documentation, transcribing minutes for meetings, involves sitting at a computer for several hours a day
  • Completing paperwork -Such as copying, stapling as needed
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Sit/ride in vehicles, busses, subways, trains - public transportation for lengthy periods of time
  • Walk up/down stairs as needed
  • Walk to enter/exit subway and other public transportation as needed
  • Walk several blocks to get to required location


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.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.