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. In addition, workers also advocate for clients and support families or other caregivers in their efforts to assist these individuals.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS:This position interacts with counselors and case managers and reports to a program supervisor.
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
This position description is a guide to the critical duties d essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands, and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised o meet the changing needs of the agency at the sole discretion of the management.