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Community Habilitation Worker

WJCS is currently hiring Community Habilitation/Life Skills Trainer.  The Community Habilitation/Life Skills Trainers. will be responsible to provide in home and community based habilitation services to individuals with MR/DD/LD in supported independent living. This includes education, instruction, direct services, and supports that promote individual’s chosen, individualized outcomes;  that empower and enable individuals to achieve their stated goals and to live as optimally as possible.  The Community Habilitation Worker will also be responsible to co-lead evening and weekend activities with groups of individuals. The selected person will have a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent and must have prior experience working in the human service field or social service field working with young adults with developmental disabilities (DD).

Must be able to work flexible hours, nights and weekends. 
Must maintain reliable transportation and possess a valid NYS driver’s license and a driver’s record considered acceptable to agency insurance carrier.  Must participate in mandatory agency training assigned by Manager or Program Director. 

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Direct Support Professional(s)

WJCS is currently searching for Direct Support Professional(s). Continuous  recruitment.   All shifts needed. Under the direction and supervision of the Residence Manager, the direct support professional will provide assistance, services and supports that promote independence and active participation in daily living within the residence and community. The residential counselor will assist the clients   to achieve their individual habitation goals and objectives. It is also necessary to provide health care and ensures the safety of the clients at all times.  

The direct support professional may administer medications as assigned. The direct support professional will serve as a role model for clients, modeling dignity and respect, drive or accompany clients to appointments, recreational, religious, day program/employment activities; and visits with others. Provide oversight and assistance to clients who are hospitalized. Complete and maintain all required documentation, records, and reports. Maintain the cleanliness and attractiveness of the residence. The selected applicant will be: a High School graduate or equivalent, have a minimum of 12 months working with people with developmental disabilities, valid driver's license, knowledge of household management, meal planning, meal preparation, shopping and knowledge of people with mental retardation, developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and health care conditions. The ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, capable  to physically assist consumers, flexible schedule and ability to work in a variety of locations and on different shifts/time periods. It is preferred that this staff person has the ability to pass and maintain certification of WJCS required training that includes, but may not be limited to Medication Administration, SCIP, CPR/First Aid, vehicle certification and Mandatory Training identified by OPWDD.

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Home Health Aides

WJCS is currently searching  for Home Health Aides,  Continuous recruitment.  10-40 hours a week in Westchester County.   The HHA will perform routine tasks that assist patients who are essentially home-bound with normal activities of daily living in their home and provide nutritional and environmental support services, which may include housekeeping, shopping, laundry services, meal preparation, paying bills and running errands.

The HHA will provide and/or assist with personal care functions to restore and/or maintain patients' activities of daily living, i.e., bathing, grooming, feeding, self medication, skin care, equipment including walkers, crutches, canes, and oxygen. Records and/or reports care given, patient's response and any deviations from normal reactions or routines. Knowledge of specific deviation from normal physical/mental functioning. Ability to understand and carry out technical, non-technical oral and/or written directions, maturity, reliability, good physical and emotional health, communication skills. Holds a certificate from a New York State Department of Health approved training course with 60 hours of classroom and 30 hours of clinical training or an approved equivalency. Must be free from reportable disease and habituation or addiction to depressants, stimulants, narcotics, alcohol or other substances that may alter behavior. NYS Driver's License preferred.

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Home Visitors

The WJCS Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) is currently recruiting part-time visitors, who receive a stipend, for the new program year 2014-2015 (October – May).Staff Training will be held in September. This meaningful and exciting work requires a minimum commitment of nine hours per week. Although Home Visitors’ hours are flexible, attendance is required at weekly staff/training meetings held on Wednesday mornings at WJCS, 141 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, NY 10530.

The Parent-Child Home Program serves low-income families in White Plains, Port Chester, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Greenburgh and Mt. Vernon. Visitors call on parents and children in their homes for a half hour, twice weekly, beginning when the child is about two years old. Each week, the Home Visitor brings a book or toy and in the comfort of the family’s home, parent, child and home visitor participate in fun and stimulating activities using the book or toy. The Home Visitor models verbal interaction – reading, conversation, and play – designed to develop language and literacy skills and school readiness skills.

Home Visitors need no special educational background, but must have a personality suited to home visiting and working with parents and toddler-aged children. Prior to beginning home visits, Home Visitors participate in 16 hours of paid training.

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Learning Specialist

WJCS is currently searching for an energetic, Learning Specialists  to perform part-time tutorial work with children who are experiencing difficulties with high school level math.  This position can be successfully filled by an individual who has attained or is in the process of working toward completion of a Bachelor's degree or higher in education, special education, math, reading, psychology or other liberal arts. Hourly salary is commensurate with education and experience. The applicant should have excellent communication skills in order to provide an exceptional learning experience for the student.  Tutors must be available to work after school hours and on Saturdays.   Bi-lingual, English-Spanish, is a plus but ability to work with students on Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Precalculus skills is mandatory.

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Personal Care Aides

WJCS is currently searching  for Personal Care Aides.  Continuous recruitment.  10-40 hours a week in White Plains, N.Y. The PCA will provide nutritional and environmental support services, which may include housekeeping, grocery shopping, laundry, meal preparation, paying bills and running errands. Provide and/or assist with personal care to maintain patients in activities of daily living (i.e., bathing, personal hygiene, toileting, self-medication, and use of durable medical equipment, ex. canes, wheelchairs, and walkers). Observe, report, and record patient affect and activities as well as care given using appropriate agency channels and records. Completion of ninth grade education or equivalent. Holds a certificate from a New York State Health Department approved training course with no less than 45 hours of classroom work or an approved equivalency. Ability to read and write English. Ability to carry out simple verbal and written directions, handle small sums of money, and ability to get along with others. Must be free from reportable disease and habituation or addiction to depressants, stimulants, narcotics, alcohol or other substances that may alter behavior.

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Program Coordinator

WJCS has an exciting opportunity to work as a Program Coordinator in the Margaret's Place Program, (a collaboration with the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation). This position is full-time, 35 hours per week, in a host school setting in Yonkers. The Program Coordinator will provide violence prevention and intervention services for students that attend the school. This position is responsible for providing program curriculum, group counseling, individual counseling, peer leadership development and school-community psycho-education services to students and families at the middle school. The focus is on domestic and interpersonal violence, but also addresses violence prevention, healthy relationships and communication among other related issues.

The ideal candidate must have proven ability to work with youth, adults and families; clinical experience in the field trauma treatment and prevention; and thorough knowledge of modern principles and techniques of social work and youth development. Must possess a LMSW (or acquire licensure in first year) or related graduate professional degree and licensure. Computer literate and able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

At WJCS we value our employees, their contributions, and their growth. We demonstrate this commitment with much more than highly competitive benefits and compensation - we show it every day in the way we work together, embracing leadership behaviors that are recognized and rewarded throughout our system. We value you, your growth and your contributions.

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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) is the oldest and largest not-for-profit social service agency in Westchester County, NY. We are currently searching for a part time Adult or Adolescent/Child Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to work in southern Westchester County.

The Adult or Adolescent/Child Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will work in innovative mental health programs with adults/adolescents/children. Spanish preferable but not a must. Recent grads encouraged to apply. Schedule is flexible and compatible with private practice or family commitments. No on-call.

At WJCS we value our employees, their contributions, and their growth. We demonstrate this commitment with much more than highly competitive benefits and compensation - we show it everyday in the way we work together, embracing leadership behaviors that are recognized and rewarded throughout our system. We value you, your growth and your contributions.

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Psychiatrist

WJCS, the largest non-profit community mental health provider in Westchester County, seeks part-time Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist  to work with children, adolescents and adults in our Family Mental Health Clinic in Hartsdale.

At WJCS we value our employees, their contributions, and their growth.  We demonstrate this commitment with much more than highly competitive benefits and compensation - we show it every day in the way we work together, embracing leadership behaviors that are recognized and rewarded throughout our system.  We value you, your growth and your contributions.

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Social Worker

 WJCS Family Matters program has a exciting full-time, 35 hours per week, social worker position available in Westchester County for a dynamic program to work with special children and their families. All of the positions require an individual who believes that children are best raised in their homes and communities and that despite mental health issues, they have innate strengths and abilities that make them unique. There is a very strong sense of team at Family Matters, as well, so the desire to be a part of a team coupled with the ability to be a team player is necessary. Family Matters strives to be an anti-racist program, with focus and emphasis being on understanding structural racism and its impact on families. The position is home-based and community based and requires a vehicle and valid driver’s license. The selected person will have experience working with youth with mental health needs.  LMSW required or related Masters degree.  Bi-lingual, English/Spanish is a plus.  This is an exciting professional growth opportunity in the field of children’s mental health.

At WJCS we value our employees, their contributions, and their growth.  We demonstrate this commitment with much more than highly competitive benefits and compensation - we show it every day in the way we work together, embracing leadership behaviors that are recognized and rewarded throughout our system.  We value you, your growth and your contributions.

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Social Worker

 WJCS is currently searching for a part-time Social Worker for work 21 to 28 hours per week, 10 months out of the year in its Early Childhood program in Yonkers, NY. Under the general supervision of the Director, the Social Worker will provide direct mental health services and supports to the children and families in the early childhood project. Other responsibilities include observing, identifying and assessing children with early or emergent social emotional or behavioral challenges and to intervene with a preventative stance; maintaining orderly and timely records in accordance with agency policy and procedures and in accordance with the requirements of the project; and participating in the county Systems of Care and completion of SOC training.

 The ideal candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to relate well with supervisors, program participants, employees, independent consultants and others; thorough knowledge, training and experience in the field of early childhood; and thorough understanding of child development and the importance and power of family and child care center staff for the well being and development of children. Must possess a MSW or licensed Mental Health Counselor, NYS Driver’s license with reliable vehicle and must be computer literate. Bilingual, Spanish preferred.

 At WJCS we value our employees, their contributions, and their growth. We demonstrate this commitment with much more than highly competitive benefits and compensation - we show it every day in the way we work together, embracing leadership behaviors that are recognized and rewarded throughout our system. We value you, your growth and your contributions.

 

 

 

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Social Worker, Yonkers

WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 35 hours per week Social Worker to work in Yonkers, NY.  Under general supervision of the Clinic Director, the Social Worker will provide psycho-therapeutic services to individuals experiencing emotional difficulties in the community.  Other responsibilities include, providing clinical services to children, adults, and families utilizing various therapeutic modalities, including ongoing cases, crisis and intakes, using evidence based practices; responsible for all recording and statistical procedures required by the agency including case records, insurance forms and related data, monthly statistical sheets, schedules, surveys, etc; and maintaining necessary patient related contacts with other agencies and resources (courts, schools, etc.) including written material, telephone contact and personal visits as necessary.

The ideal candidate must have thorough knowledge of modern principles and techniques of social work.  Must be able to work with children, adolescents, adults or families.  Must be able to conduct interviews to obtain social and medical information necessary to perform diagnostic evaluation.  Able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.  Bi-lingual, English-Spanish is preferred.  Knowledge or Anazasi or other Electronic Medical Record System.  MSW from an accredited school of social work and possession of or eligible for certificate to practice social work in New York State issued by the State Education Department. On-going clinical supervision and training in the WJCS Education Institute. 

WJCS values our employees, their contributions, and their growth.  We demonstrate this commitment with much more than highly competitive benefits and compensation - we show it everyday in the way we work together, embracing leadership behaviors that are recognized and rewarded.  We value you, your growth and contributions.

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Support Technician Help Desk

WJCS is currently searching for a 6 months temp, 35 hours per week, Support Technician to work in the headquarters location in White Plains and at agency sites throughout Westchester County. Under the general supervision of the Director, the Information Systems Support Technician is responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance and support of Information Systems and voice and data communication. Other responsibilities include troubleshooting and resolving equipment and communications malfunctions; performing routine operations including periodic report generation and system backup; and assisting in problem resolution of infrastructure issues with the Network Administrator and/or the IS department.

The ideal candidate must have experience with all computer hardware, printers and basic network equipment; must be proficient in Microsoft Windows XP/7 and Microsoft Office Suite 2003/2007/2010; and possess strong analytical and problem solving skills. Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or equivalent Associate degree and have relevant computer training or A+ certification and at least 1 year of computer hardware and software maintenance/support experience. Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel at all sites in Westchester County; ability to work in a team environment and provide excellent user support to all staff; ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing is required.

At WJCS we value our employees, their contributions, and their growth. We demonstrate this commitment with much more than highly competitive benefits and compensation - we show it everyday in the way we work together, embracing leadership behaviors that are recognized and rewarded throughout our system. We value you, your growth and your contributions.

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