Skills Trainer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-731412
    • Job Location: Albany, NY
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 05, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The skills trainer delivers home and community-based supports and services to refer youth. The role of this position is to support the child/youth to be an active and productive member of their family and community. This position requires a flexible schedule.


  • Maintain close communication and coordination with the Child and Family Treatment Services Team
  • Respect family and youth commitments by maintaining a flexible schedule
  • Use rehabilitation interventions and individualized, collaborative, hands-on training to build developmentally appropriate skills
  • Restore, rehabilitate and support the youth to reduce the effect of the child’s behavioral health condition to reestablish daily functioning skills
  • Work with children and youth both individually and in group settings
  • Perform the basic accountability tasks related to the job which include compiling and maintaining all necessary records, forms and reports

Schedule:    Full-Time, Non Exempt

Regular hours vary, must be able to flex schedule to meet program needs. 

Experience and Skills:

  • High school diploma with a minimum 2 years of experience in mental health, addiction and/or foster care.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • 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
  • Commitment to supporting youth and families to solve their own problems
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries and limits consistent with best practice
  • Ability to establish a mutually respectful relationship in which the youth is a full partner
  • Ability to carry our program goals created by youth and families
  • Ability to work creatively and independently to accomplish youth goals
  • Ability to handle confidential material in a responsible manner
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License
  • Vehicle required: Must be safe and dependable


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.