Skills Trainer (PSR)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-787790
    • Job Location: Utica, NY
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 31, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


Share our commitment to helping children and families restore, rehabilitate and support a child's functioning by applying a greater focus on prevention and early intervention . Bring your experience, compassion, and energy to the team and make a difference in the lives of children in our community.

Cayuga Centers is looking for an individual who is passionate about strengths-based, youth-and family-centered focus within the Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) program. Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) services are designed to restore, rehabilitate, and support a child’s/youth’s developmentally appropriate functioning as necessary for the integration of the child/youth as an active and productive member of their family and community with the goal of achieving minimal on-going professional intervention. This program provides ample opportunities to expand your application of evidence based practice while supporting program growth within the agency and community. Does this sound like it interests you? We’d love for you to join our efforts in helping children and families create a safe, happy and healthy environment for them.


Looking for an applicant who is willing to work with the youth/families at a time that suits the youth and family needs on a flexible schedule. This is a full-time, 40 hour a week position that includes evening and weekend flexibility.

How you get to use your skills…..

  • Demonstrate your areas of creativity and engagement by implementing a variety of activities which includes evidence based interventions and solution-focused work

  • Become a primary support in helping children/ youth develop preventative and responsive skills to cope

  • Work within the CFTSS team collaborating and developing treatment plans to suit the needs of the child

  • Demonstrate an inclusive practice both in the office and in the field to support a diverse and accepting culture

We can’t wait to be able to support you in your growing career. If this opportunity speaks to you, we look forward to hearing from you!

Experience and Skills:

  • Associate’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience in mental health, addiction, and/or foster care work strongly preferred

  • High school diploma with a minimum 2 years of experience in mental health, addiction and/or foster care and demonstrated case planning ability minimally required

  • Ability to form a mutually respectful and balanced relationship with the youth

  • Ability and willingness to engage and work with families in an 'in-home' context

  • Knowledge of Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems

  • Ability to apply youth and family strengths to inform treatment planning

  • Flexibility to work when the families are available to meet, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

  • Ability to carry out interventions creatively to support client’s goal achievement

  • Ability to function independently and willing and able to seek guidance as necessary

  • Valid NYS Driver’s License

  • Vehicle required: Must be safe and dependable as program youth are transported

  • Ability and willingness to drive to client’s homes, within reasonable distance from the office, which may include neighboring counties

  • Excellent communication, organizational and collaboration skills

  • A strong belief in the ability of people to grow and change

  • Possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to appreciate and encourage diversity, and understand the concept of cultural trauma as it applies to individual and family functioning


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.