In full partnership with families & communities, Graham Windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the world. With over 600 full-time employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Harlem, Graham Windham provides an exciting & enriching work experience.
Bridges to Health Program:
Graham Windham's Bridges to Health program is a part of a statewide network of programs that primarily serve children in foster care who are diagnosed with serious emotional disturbances, including mood disorders, ADHD, phobia and oppositional defiance. The program also serves children with developmental delays and chronic health problems. Our program sends a trained staff member into the child's home or school to deliver the services. Unlike many other services, B2H stays with the child throughout his/her childhood, providing support even after the child returns home or is adopted.
The Community Habilitation & Respite Worker (WSP) is primarily responsible for rendering services that are outlined on Individualized Health Plans (IHPs) to children and youth who have developmental, medical or other health needs and are involved in the foster care system. The Community Habilitation & Respite Worker (or WSP) also provides services to the child/youth's caregiver, as needed, to support the achievement of safety, well-being and permanency objectives.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Ensure the timely and quality execution of services outlined in child Individualized Health Plans.
- Collaborate with stakeholders including the B2H Coordinator/Supervisor and the Health Care Integration staff (who manage service planning for program enrollees) to advance the achievement of outlined service goals.
- Document delivered services as required by the program (i.e. in Detailed Service Plans, Progress Notes and Service Summary forms)
Commensurate with experience
Level of Language Proficiency
- Bachelor's degree with 2 years of relevant experience working with children.
- Master's degree in Social Work, Education, Psychology or Human Services with 1 year of relevant experience
- Graduate student with focus in Social Services, Education, Psychology or Human Services
Minimum Education Required