Job Details


Requisition Number 13-0079
Post Date 5/1/2014
Title Genesis Direct Care Worker
City Getzville
State NY
Description Community based position providing services such as mentoring, skill building and rise and shine to both youth at risk of placement outside the home as well as family of those youth.

• Provide rise and shine, mentoring and/or skill building services to youth at risk of out of home placement due to maladaptive behaviors in the home, school, and/or community.
• Work with clients on specific skills such as finding a job or improving social interactions.
• Assist parents in ensuring that children are up in the morning and off to school on time on a consistent basis.
• Work with caregivers to assist in identifying resources, implementing behavior plans, providing moral support and advocating.

This is a part time, per-diem position. Work between 3-19 hours/week and take cases based on your availability.
Requirements EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE – High School Diploma required AND one year combined work, volunteer, internships and/or applicable training and education with youth and families, and/or individuals with Mental Health diagnoses or the Criminal Justice system

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Etc. – A valid NYS Driver’s License and agency approval of driving record according to agency’s Policy and Procedures, AND clearance through NYS Central Registry for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, AND clearance for convictions of criminal misdemeanor and felony offenses. Must be CPR and First Aid Certified (Agency will provide training). Must be cleared through NYS OMH criminal background check unit prior to first day of employment.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS – Command of the English language exhibiting the ability to verbally communicate, read and interpret general education periodicals/professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations; write and comprehend routine instructions, short correspondence, reports, etc. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the organization etc.

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES - Ability to transport self to appointments. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
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