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Accounts Receivable Specialist

The Finance Department at Headquarters has an opening for a full-time, 35 hour per week Accounts Receivable Specialist. The Accounts Receivable Specialist is responsible for billing tasks needed for the Accounts Receivable/Finance Department.

 The Accounts Receivable Specialist will prepare, process, and complete monthly reconciliation of accounts; advise/alert supervisor/administration with problem accounts to avoid loss of revenue and any major issues; and review/track open balances related to aged accounts. Other responsibilities include performing all the necessary support functions as required to meet departmental delinquency and past due collection goals (Analyzing, researching and follow-up are included in this function); performing cooperative tasks related to the department (i.e. banking and covering for co-workers duties when needed); and maintaining required records and files to support the billing/collection process, including OPWDD billing.

 The ideal candidate must possess an Associate’s Degree or High School Diploma and minimum three years medical billing, bookkeeping or accounting experience. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, program officials, employees and others. Proficient with various computer applications (i.e. Word, Excel) and computer-oriented to include automated billing, spreadsheet, and word processing programs.

 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.  We value you, your growth and contributions.

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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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Coordinator, Social Club

WJCS is currently seeking a part time, 25-28 hours per week, Coordinator to work in three of our Social Clubs in Mohegan Lake, NY. Under the general supervision of the Director of Mental Health Recovery Services, the Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative, fiscal and programmatic supervision for three social clubs serving individuals with mental illness and programmatic responsibility for two social clubs serving individuals with mental illness. At each of the three clubs, the Coordinator is responsible for developing a program structure and environment that encourages and assists persons to further their recovery in areas of their own choosing including, community integration, education, housing, spiritualism, personal growth, volunteerism, work, and relationships.

The ideal candidate must have knowledge of principles and techniques of the person-centered, recovery model and to be able to model recovery as a person with mental health service usage. Must have previous work experience with individuals who were in recovery, and have a good knowledge of community resources. Certified Peer Specialist status a plus. The ideal candidate must possess at an Associates degree. Must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record and be able to operate a 15-passenger van. Able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

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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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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Employment Training Supervisor

WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 35 hours per week Employment Training Supervisor to work throughout the Westchester area. Under general supervision of the Director of Community Engagement and Support Services, the Employment Training Supervisor will work to identify and connect participants to employment and community engagement opportunities. This includes facilitating the integration of persons with developmental disabilities into community work, volunteering, internship, and recreational activities while working to build corporate and community relationships that support employment and community engagement. The Employment Training Supervisor works in the capacity of opportunities innovator, job developer, and job placement personnel for volunteer or paid vocational and recreational activities. Position requires strong advocacy, problem-solving and negotiating skills, and the ability to foster positive relationships. The Employment Training Supervisor must be able to work independently, be self directed and is a strong advocate for people with IDD. Knowledge and experience in Pathways to Employment, Supportive Employment (SEMP), and vocational training a plus.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in health and human services or related field, Master’s degree preferred coupled with experience with adults with disabilities. Some evenings, weekends and holidays may be necessary. Position requires own vehicle and Valid NYS Drivers License.

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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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 2015-2016 (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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Licensed Practical Nurse

WJCS, the largest and oldest social service agency in Westchester County, is seeking an LPN to work part time, 21 hours per week, at our Family Mental Health Clinic in Peekskill. Duties include providing health monitoring and education, assisting psychiatric staff, and coordinating with other facilities in the area. The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners. Spanish required. Position includes benefits.

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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Office Manager, Peekskill

WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 35 hours per week, Office Manager to work in Peekskill, NY. Under the general supervision of the Clinic Director, the Office Manager is responsible for the coordination, supervision and implementation of all support functions in the Peekskill Family Mental Health Clinic/Center. Other responsibilities include providing supervision, training, direction and evaluation of assigned clerical and support staff; interfacing with insurance and managed care companies to submit and ensure authorizations; and delegating clerical projects including photocopying, filing and computer assignments.

The ideal candidate must have thorough knowledge of the responsibilities of an office manager within a high volume community based mental health center; able to lead, train, delegate and supervise the work of others; and able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to relate well with supervisors, program directors, other employees, consumers and others. Must have an Associate Degree in business or a High School Diploma with three years of office experience. Must be able to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both orally and in writing and must be computer literate.

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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Outreach & Engagement Worker, Bilingual

WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 35 hours per week, Bilingual, Outreach & Engagement Worker to work in the Health Home Program throughout Westchester County with our office based in Yonkers, NY. Under supervision of the Care Manager, the Outreach and Engagement staff member will provide outreach and engagement services to individuals in the community who qualify for Health Home services. The Outreach and Engagement Worker provides support to the patient and family to enhance health and safety and identifies resources to link clients with community supports as needed.

The ideal candidate must possess a minimum of a High School Diploma; a valid NY State Drivers License and own vehicle. Some knowledge of serious health and mental health conditions and management of same and some knowledge of community resources and advocacy preferred. Must be able to communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both orally and in writing and must be computer literate.

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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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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Registered Nurse

WJCS is searching for a Registered Nurses. This position is part-time, 30 hours per week, in Yonkers. Under general supervision from the Director of Nursing Services, the Registered Nurse will provide nursing services for individuals residing in the homes operated by Community Programs of WJCS.

The Registered Nurse will promote optimal health and safety through assessment, planning and intervention as well as collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and other health professionals. Other responsibilities include coordinating mandated evaluations, such as physicals, dental, eye/vision and audio evaluations and provide follow up for all medical recommendations; collaborating with the IDT to promote the strengths of each individual, as well as reports on current health status at quarterly, semi annual and annual reviews; and provides training to staff on all medical protocols and ensures that all staff have a good working knowledge of the trained protocol and , ensures documentation is present for all trainings.

The ideal candidate must possess a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State; valid driver’s license and ability to travel to various locations; have a CPR Certification; and have experience working with the ID/DD population. Must possess good interpersonal and organizational skills and be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

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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