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Accounts Payable Specialist

WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 35 hours per week, Accounts Payable Specialist to work in our headquarters office in White Plains, NY. Under the general supervision of the Accounting Manager, the Accounts Payable Specialist performs tasks involving the recording of expenses and cash disbursements following prescribed practices and procedures. Other responsibilities include inputting and allocating invoices, purchase orders, expense reports and recurring expenditures to a computerized accounting system; obtaining proper approvals and backing up documentation; and performing administrative tasks related to financial record keeping.

The ideal candidate must have knowledge of A/P procedures and controls; must be able to use spreadsheet programs like Microsoft XL and Word; and must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to relate well with supervisors, program officials, employees and others. High school or equivalency diploma, three years of experience in financial record keeping, or Associates degree in Accounting or Business Administration and one year of experience required. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

At 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 throughout our system. We value you, your growth and your contributions.

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Community Engagement Specialist

WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 35 hours per week, Community Engagement Specialist to work throughout the Westchester area. The Community Engagement Specialist will work as a community liaison, or opportunities coordinator at the grassroots level to identify and connect participants to community engagement activities. This includes, but is not limited to facilitating full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into recreation, volunteer, and employment activities using person-centered approaches, administering surveys and interviews and other methods for discovery. Activities are expected to increase social skills, provide work experiences, foster choices, expand personal networks, and build community relationships. Position requires strong advocacy, problem-solving and negotiating skills, and the ability to foster positive relationships.

The Community Engagement Specialist must have an extremely warm and upbeat personality, high level of initiative and creativity and is a strong advocate for people with IDD. Knowledge and experience in Pathways to Employment, Supportive Employment (SEMP) Access-VR or experience as a job developer, employment specialist or job coach a plus.

The ideal candidate has a Bachelors Degree in Human Services, Education, Arts or Sports related fields with at least 2 years experience; coordinating, instructing or working with individuals with IDD in a community-based program setting.. Candidate must have a valid New York State driver’s license and a vehicle to travel from one site to another. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule.

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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Coordinator, PCHP

WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 35 hour per week, Coordinator to work in our Parent Child Home Program (PCHP) in Mt. Vernon and White Plains. Under general supervision of the Program Director, the Program Coordinator will assist in the implementation, management and development of the Parent Child Home Program and its components including Summer Fun at Hartley Park and the Child Care Home Program. Other responsibilities include assisting in the selection, training and ongoing supervision of PCHP home visitors with specific responsibilities to include the Mount Vernon and White Plains community; recruiting, interviewing and selecting families to participate in PCHP; and creating and implementing PCHP curriculum reflecting community and program needs and goals.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to develop a strategic plan, project implementation and documentation; work with diverse populations and groups including family, child care, school, business and government agencies; and able to train program staff. Must possess a MS or MA in early childhood education, with emphasis on child development and parent education or a MA degree in social work, with experience in parent education and/or counseling. BA is ok with experience in administration and supervision. Must have your own vehicle to drive throughout Westchester County. Must 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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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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Driver/Custodian

WJCS is currently searching for a part-time, 28 hour per week, Driver/Custodian to work in our Mt. Vernon Senior Program (MVSP) and our Kids Kloset Program located in White Plains. Under the general supervision of both site directors, the Driver/Custodian will drive the agency’s bus for transportation of elderly clients, home-deliver meals, run agency errands and deliver clothes and other donations. Other responsibilities include assisting in maintaining and the cleanliness of the host site areas used by the MVSP, including but not limited to the kitchen, rest rooms, meeting rooms, sanctuary and hallways, in addition to the MVSP office and storage areas -- and the outdoor premises as requested by the Site Director. Occasional assisting with administrative tasks as necessary and/or as requested by Site Director including, but not limited to, assisting with answering the phone and taking messages; stuffing mailings; collecting meals, transportation and activity contributions, trip fees, etc., as needed.

The ideal candidate must have the ability/interest in working with senior participants and volunteer staff members; have a cooperative, flexible manner and ability to work as part of a team; and able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to relate well with participants, supervisors, additional employees, volunteers, vendors, and guests. Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent and a CDL-P driver’s license of C or B class. Must be able to lift 35 pounds. Must 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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Geriatric Care Manager

WJCS is currently searching for a part-time Geriatric Care Manager to work in White Plains and Cortlandt Manor, NY. Under the general supervision of The Director, the Care Manager for the Geriatric Care Management Program will provide case management services for individuals participating in the program. Other responsibilities include assisting clients, both on-site and in their homes, in accessing support services, including benefits, entitlements, legal services, senior housing, educational and social programs in the community; completing COMPASS assessments on clients receiving home delivered meals and entering data into the NYS SAMS program; and preparing and maintaining proper records in accordance with Agency policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate must have knowledge of and proven ability to work with the geriatric population; be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to relate well with supervisors, clients, program officials, employees and others; and be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Must possess a Master’s degree in Social Work or RN or in a related field and two years experience with working with the geriatric population. Must have a valid driver’s license with reliable vehicle and able to drive and meet clients in their homes. Must also be computer literate, will be trained to use the NYS SAMS program.

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 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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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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Residence Manager

WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 40 hours per week, Residence Manager to work in New Rochelle, NY. Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Residence Manager performs a variety of tasks associated with the responsibilities of the supervision and overall operation of a community based residence that provides residential habilitation services and supports for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Other responsibilities include providing Person Centered Supports as out lined in the NYS DSP Code of Ethics; supervising and ensuring habilitation plans and services are implemented as identified by the IDT; and promoting and practicing justice, fairness, and equity for the people you support and the community as a whole and will affirm the human rights, civil rights and responsibilities of the people you support.

The ideal candidate must have strong knowledge of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health challenges, and health care conditions; knowledge of supervisory, leadership and administrative practices that promote team work and development of staff; and able to pass and maintain certification of WJCS required training that includes but may not be limited to Medication Administration, SCIP, CPR/First Aid, Driving the Van and Mandatory Training as identified by OPWDD. BA degree preferred, High School Diploma or GED required. Valid Driver’s License is a must. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule and maintain on-call coverage.

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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Service Coordinator

WJCS is currently searching for a full-time, 35 hours per week, Service Coordinator to work throughout the Westchester area. The Service Coordinator coordinates the continuity of programs, supports, and clinical services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on their caseload. The Service Coordinator uses a person-centered planning process to develop, implement, and maintain the Individualized Service Plan (ISP), makes referrals, conducts meetings, prepares and distributes reports as required, and ensures that Medicaid and other government benefits are maintained for assigned individuals. Candidate must have good oral and written communication skills, ability to develop rapport with individuals served and their families, strong attention to detail and is able to multitask efficiently and effectively. Knowledge of OPWDD, self directed services and governmental benefits, such as Medicaid and SNAP a plus.

The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelors Degree in a health or human service field, or a Bachelors Degree in any field with at least 20 credits in health or human services, plus one-year experience assisting people with a developmental disability or working with a similar population. Candidate must have a Valid New York State driver’s license and a vehicle to travel from one site to another.

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 has an exciting opportunity to work in an elementary school based satellite mental health clinic in Yonkers, NY. The position is 12 months per year, full time at 35-hours per week with benefits. The candidate is responsible for providing direct clinical services to children and families in a busy school setting, as well as all related clinical documentation. Capacity to develop collaborative relationships with school and community partners is essential. An MSW and license to practice in NY are required. Proficiency in Spanish required. Excellent continued professional training and clinical supervision provided through the Agency Educational 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 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 to work 21 to 28 hours per week, 10 months out of the year in its Early Childhood program in Yonkers, NY. This position is benefitted and meets the requirements for professional development towards clinical licensure. Bilingual, English- Spanish required. Under the general supervision of the Director, the Social Worker will provide direct mental health consultation services and supports to the children and families in the early childhood program. 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 professional 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 understanding of child development and the belief that family and child care center staff are the core for the well being, success 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.

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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