Youth Transportation Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-709857
    • Job Location: Bronx, NY
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 01, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


Under the supervision of the Director of Manager of Youth Support Services, the Youth Transportation Specialists assist in transporting youth within New York State and across the nation to unite them with their sponsor.

HOURS PER WEEK:

  • Regular hours entail 9:00am-5:00pm schedule, Monday - Friday
  • Must be flexible to meet program needs
  • Must be available to work afternoons, evenings and weekends (when needed)
  • Travel may require overnight stay and "red-eye' flights

FUNCTIONS:

  • Escort (transport as needed) youth as assigned (both in New York State and across the nation)
  • Ensure youth arrive safely to designated location to sponsor
  • Conduct reunification/hand-off procedures with sponsors when escorting youth to designated location
  • Respectfully communicate with children, foster parents, and colleagues
  • Ability to navigate through airports, train stations, and various modes of public transportation
  • Communicate efficiently and effectively with children, foster parents, Federal Officers, and sponsors
  • Assist team during case emergencies
  • Fly with youth as many as four (4) times per week
  • Conduct last minute travel arrangements in coordination with the Finance Department if flights/trains are delayed and or cancelled
  • Accompany youth to appointments as needed
  • Assist within the Cayuga Centers tutoring program as needed
  • Assist with last minute travel as needed
  • Assist with the intake process as needed
  • Supervise youth as assigned
    • Attend required training
    • Read required books
    • Responsible for maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of Protected Health Information of service

Recipients in any form (eg. computer access, conversation, document) during and surviving the termination, expiration or cancellation of employment/association with CC

  • 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, Manager of Youth Support Services or Chief Operations Officer

Experience and Skills:

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • Associates degree preferred
  • 1-year experience working with families and children required
  • Experience working in a busy human services office- strongly preferred
  • Ability to work well with people from many cultures including recent immigrants, non-English speakers, and LGBTQ children
  • Ability to take direction, remain clam, and respond appropriately in a crisis situation
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications
  • 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
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License required
  • Vehicle preferred: Must be safe and dependable
  • Ability to travel to other agency locations as required. Willingness and ability to drive a car or van within the 5 boroughs of New York City, and across the nation. Willingness and ability to fly across the nation

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to handle various modes of transportation- Handle air travel- including turbulent flying
  • Ability to perform bending, lifting, prolonged sitting/standing
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs
  • Word processing: including responding to e-mails, composing letters, completing computerized documentation, etc.: This involves sitting at a computer for several hours a day
  • Completing paperwork -Such as copying, stapling as needed
  • Sit in and/or drive a vehicle up to several hours as needed for transportation
  • Sit/ride in vehicles, busses, subways, trains, plains - 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

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.

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