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Youth Specialist – Part Time


This is a Contract position in Moundsville, WV posted June 23, 2022.

Youth Specialist
– Children’s Services – Part Time Diversity The people we care for come from all walks of life and so do we.

We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger The people we care for come from all walks of life and so do we.

We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger Play and get paid Main Function: Provide person centered services and supports to children and their family during Children’s HCBS and OPWDD services to achieve increased independence and maintain their health and safety.

May be providing support to children with significant mental health and/or behavioral needs.

Responsibilities include: promoting growth and independence with personal needs and ADLs, implementing behavioral support plans, monitoring health and safety, building advocacy, decision making and community connections, and completion of required documentation.

Duties and Responsibilities: Provision of services for child/family Implement child’s goals as written in Staff Action/Service Plan Assist/support child with ADL skills including, but not limited to, bathing, toileting, dressing, dining, mobility, as needed Teach child skills to promote independence including, but not limited to: reduction of target behaviors, socialization and health and safety Implement behavior guidelines/plans as written Offer choices and opportunities for child to engage in and increase leisure skills and community activities and connections Offer child choices and encourage them to make healthy choices Provide support to child in building friendships Transport and accompany child to activities of their choice and/or request of family Monitor and maintain participants’ safety Implement safeguards as written in Staff Action/Service Plan Assist with the completion of child’s assessments as assigned Monitor and maintain the safety of the child while in the home, community, and during transportation Obtain and maintain CPR/FA certification and follow Agency procedures as need arises Report incidents involving the child per Agency standard Utilize pro-active approach to avert and/or de-escalate crisis situations Follow procedures to report emergencies or medical/safety needs/changes of the child Completes required documentation Complete all program documentation in a timely manner and per Agency standards.

Documentation includes but not limited to: service notes, behavioral data, program outcomes, etc Completes incident report forms thoroughly and in a timely manner per Agency standards Completes mileage sheets per Agency standards Community and Teamwork Work collaboratively with the child, family, program staff, co-workers and supervisor Work collaboratively with other providers, schools, etc to meet the need of the child/family Attend staff meetings and other meetings/committees as directed by supervisor Attend all required trainings as directed by supervisor and maintain training certifications Participate in Agency-wide events, advocacy, and/or community education.

Follows Agency standards and procedures Provides person-centered, quality services Obtains and demonstrates core competencies Follows Agency standards and procedures Maintains compliance with applicable rules and regulations Other duties as assigned Education/Experience: High school diploma/GED required.

Experience working with children with DD/ABI or a mental health diagnosis preferred.

Experience working with children with behavioral needs preferred.

Some CFTSS services (i.e.: PSR) will require a High school diploma/GED and 2 years experience in children’s mental health, addiction, foster care or related Human Service field; or a Bachelors degree in a Human Service field.

Position requires good verbal and written communication skills.

Must be able to demonstrate teamwork and professionalism.

Basic word processing and e-mail skills are required Conditions of Employment: Must have a valid New York State driver license in accordance with the Agency Vehicle and Driving Policy and transportation necessary to meet program needs.

Must have an electronic device that supports the Agency’s EVV (electronic visit verification) system and be willing to use the minimal personal data required for EVV Successful completion of required orientation and annual training.

Must be able to demonstrate teamwork and professionalism.

Must be willing to visit children and families in their home setting, travel outside Onondaga County may be required.

Must be able and willing to demonstrate direct care duties, including personal assistance.

Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Must participate and meet established requirements in a database check through the Division of Criminal Justice Services as defined by the State of New York, Office of People with Developmental Disabilities, Chapter 575 of the Laws of 2004.

Must participate in successful database checks through the State Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment, HHS Office of Inspector General, Excluded Parties List System, New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General and Specially Designated Nationals.

Reports to: Children’s Services Program Manager, DD/ABI/MH Services PI182331500