Per Diem Waiver Service Provider, Queens
- Job posted by New Alternatives for Children of New York City
37 West 26th Street, 7th floor
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a private, non-profit health care and social services agency in NYC that provides services to children with special medical needs and their families. The agency's Bridges to Health Program provides family and community support services to children in foster care and their caregivers so that these children can remain in the community and avoid placement in institutional settings. These services complement existing foster care services for children who are medically fragile, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious emotional disturbances, and can involve multiple family networks and follow the participant after the foster care case has closed.
DEPARTMENT: Bridges to Health
SUPERVISOR: Supervisor of Waiver Services
LOCATION: Queens, NY
RESPONSIBILITY: Under the general direction and supervision of the assigned Waiver Service Supervisor, the Waiver Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, preadoptive and foster homes, schools, neighborhoods, community and group care settings, and will deliver the waiver services that are outlined below.
• Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
• Provides a variety of waiver services to youth and family, including Family/Caregiver Supports and Services, Skill Building, Special Needs Advocacy, Crisis Avoidance and Response Services, Intensive In-home Supports, Planned Respite, Prevocational Support and Supportive Employment. Services assigned will depend on education, experience, and availability.
• Develops Detailed Service Plan goals, and if providing higher level services, are responsible for full completion of these plans every 6 months. Reports on progress towards these at service plan reviews and team meetings.
• Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
• Offers availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (some services are also available during weekday daytime hours.) Maintains a consistent and regular schedule with clients.
• Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
• Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
• Educational experience may vary, however, services and cases assigned, as well as financial compensation, are commensurate with experience.
• Bachelor's degree required with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.
• Master's degree preferred with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.
• Master's degree required to provide Crisis and Special Needs Advocacy Services.
• One year of experience working with children and families, preferably children with special needs. Two or more years preferred.
• Must be willing to work in participants' homes and communities.
• Must have quick and easy access to a computer and printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence. Response to emails are required within 24 hours.
• Must have access to phone and respond to calls within 24 hours.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY:
When applying, indicate "Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Queens" in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:
Mary Ann Code
Human Resources Department
New Alternatives for Children
37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org
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