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Assistant Residence Manager

WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 40 hours per week, Assistant Residence Manager for Chai House location in White Plains, NY.  The Chai House is a Kosher Group home for women with ID/DD The Assistant Residence Manager performs a wide variety of tasks associated with assisting the Residence Manager with the responsibilities of the supervision and overall operation of a community based residence that provides residential habilitation services, community integration and supports for persons with developmental disabilities. 
The selected candidate will have the minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent; two years of college, a plus, two years experience working with the developmentally disabled and one-year supervisory experience and a valid New York State Driver's License in good standing and a vehicle is need.

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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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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Intensive Care Coordinator
WJCS is now hiring for two positions.  One position is part-time, temporary, 14 hours per week (12 weeks) – the other is a full-time regular position, 35 hours per week, These positions are part of an exciting program in Westchester County working as part of a cross-system unit with a local DSS office, working to develop plans that would allow youth to remain safely in their homes and communities.  WJCS staff would be integral members of the team, providing direct care coordination to youth and families where mental health needs are primary and providing on-going consultation to the team, from a trauma and mental health perspective.  Interested applicants must have a car and a valid driver's license. 
Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and experience working with youth and families in a variety of settings or a Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field.  WJCS is committed to an understanding of institutional racism; therefore, applicants must be open to that experience.  Bi-lingual (Spanish-speaking) applicants are encouraged to apply.
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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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 for Margaret's Place, a program of The Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation. This position, based in Yonkers, NY and  is responsible to provide program curriculum, group counseling, individual counseling and school-community psycho-education services to students and families at the middle school. The focus is on domestic violence, but also addresses violence prevention, healthy relationships and communication, among other related issues. The Program Coordinator will have a LMSW, or licensure acquired in first year, or related graduate professional degree and licensure, a car and clinical experience in the field of trauma/youth development and treatment. Bi-lingual, English-Spanish, is a plus. 

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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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Registered Nurse

 WJCS is searching for a part-time, 21 hours per week, Registered Nurse. 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; and have a CPR Certification. 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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Respite Specialist

WJCS is currently searching for a part-time, 6 hour per week Respite Specialist to work throughout Westchester County.  The Respite Specialist for Project Time Out (PTO) is involved in the management of respite services for the elderly and developmentally disabled populations referred to PTO.  Other responsibilities include providing outreach to senior centers and community programs for families needing specialized caregivers, completing intakes/assessments in the home for families caring for an adult 60 years and older and for children who have a developmental disability. Also, assisting in the recruiting and training of respite workers to care for the above populations.

The ideal candidate must have good public speaking skills.  Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.  Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.  Proven ability to work with the elderly and the knowledge of developmental disabilities.  Must possess a bachelor’s degree in social work, special education, gerontology, or a related degree.  Additional training is offered through the WJCS Education Institute.

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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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

A Social Worker is needed in Peekskill, NY to provide comprehensive clinical services, including assessment, crisis intervention, and  treatment to clients of all ages in a dynamic Family Mental Health clinic setting. This is a 28-hours per week position and includes benefits. Opportunity to work in varied treatment modalities with clients of all ages with a broad range of emotional, social and behavioral issues, On-going clinical supervision and training in the WJCS Educational Institute. Social Work license required. Bi-lingual, Spanish-English a plus. Knowledge of evidence-based principles and techniques is a plus. Comfort with computer applications and good knowledge of community resources. This position requires one evening per week.

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Social Worker, Bi-lingual

WJCS is looking for a full-time, 35 hours per with benefits week Bi-lingual, English/Spanish Social Worker, in the Developmental Disabilities Program in Hartsdale and Yonkers. The Social Worker will provide evidence-based therapeutic services to individuals ranging in age from 5 through adulthood, dually diagnosed with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder and co-morbid psychiatric issues.


The ideal candidate must possess a Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work and have or be eligible for certificate to practice social work in New York State issued by the State Education Department. Must have thorough knowledge of modern principles and techniques of social work and therapeutic interventions with individuals and families affected by sexual abuse and family violence.with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. Bi-lingual, English/Spanish is needed. Knowledge of Anasazi is helpful. Will receive training and supervision in working with children with problematic sexual behaviors and other evidence-based practices.


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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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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