This is an entry-level direct care position assigned to community residences. Incumbents are assigned to shifts to insure the provision of 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week coverage. Workers in this job category perform a wide variety of tasks related to the care, nurturing, treatment, education, socialization, habilitation, recovery/healing, safety, security, and support of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and mental illness, and their families. These tasks focus on supporting, instructing, and assisting recipients of services to develop the skills needed to attain personal goals, return home whenever possible, live, be educated, work, and socialize successfully in the community environments of their choice and also maintain a safe, clean environment.
High School graduate or GED plus one year of related human services experience. Specialized training or education in human services may be substituted for experience. NYS driver’s license may be required of some assignments.