SNCAS Professional Waiver Service Provider

Employer
Cardinal McCloskey Community Services
Location
Bronx
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 14, 2018
Closes
Jul 11, 2018
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Board
NYCityWorks.com
Job Description

Staff members at CMCS are our greatest asset! We are currently seeking qualified and eager SNCAS Professional Waiver Service Provider

Position Summary and Responsibilities: The Full Time Special Needs Community Advocacy and Support (SNCAS) Professional Waiver Service Provider (WSP) will hold a Bachelor's degree or higher with a minimum of two years related experience, and is responsible for Special Needs Community Advocacy and Support service provision to children and their caregivers enrolled in the Bridges to Health (B2H) Waiver program.

Therefore, Full Time SNCAS Professional WSP's will be responsible for:

• Enhancing a child's ability to function in their community and as part of a family/caregiver unit by identifying and building on their strengths and encouraging their family/caregivers to do so through promoting self-sufficiency, facilitating opportunities to engage with other children (identifying community programs, recreational activities, etc.), and making sure the family/caregivers are attaining and maintaining up-to-date knowledge on their child's needs so that they may advocate for them on an ongoing basis

• Supporting, guiding, mentoring, coaching and reinforcing the child in successful functioning in the home or community. Areas of focus may include task completion, communication, socialization, interpersonal behavior, sensory/motor development, community activities, activities of daily living, problem-solving, managing money, and eliminating maladaptive behaviors. Recognition of foster care involvement, as well as post-discharge circumstances, is integral.

• Improving the child's ability to gain from the educational experience and to assist in enabling the child's school to respond appropriately to the child's disability and/or health care issues by providing techniques and information not generally available in schools so that they can better respond to the needs of the B2H Waiver Program Participant.

• Providing additional services as needed such as Crisis Avoidance Management and Training (CAMT), Pre-Vocational Services (PV) and Family Caregiver Supports and Services (FCSS)

Special Needs Community Advocacy and Support:

?? Assisting the child, family/caregiver, and community/school staff in understanding and addressing the child's needs, as they are related to their disability, in order enhance his/her education and minimize interruption

?? Providing family, caregivers, and community/school personnel with techniques and information to better respond to child's needs

?? Providing training for the child and caregiver regarding behavioral support methods, in order to address problem behaviors and enable success in the community and in school

?? Directly advocating in the community and with the educational system, or others, regarding the child's disability and needs (psycho education)

?? Develop treatment plans for the client based on the family's needs and preference

?? Assisting the child and family/caregiver in advocating for their own educational needs, by encouraging participation during community and school transitions (i.e., CSE/CPSE meetings, IEP meetings, etc.)

?? Connecting child and family/caregiver to resources, as needed

?? Identifying community activities that may enhance the child's overall functioning

Qualifications/Requirements

?? A Master's Degree in a human services related field plus 2 years of related experience

?? Exceptional writing skills

?? Treatment planning experience a plus

?? Strong interpersonal skills

?? Flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends as needed

?? Experience working with children who are seriously emotionally disturbed, developmentally delayed, and/or medically fragile is a plus

?? Knowledge of the NYC DOE

?? Knowledge of foster care system preferred

?? Bilingual Spanish preferred

CMCS offers an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 403b, generous paid time off, in-service training, flexible work schedules and competitive salaries. At CMCS, we believe in creating progressive career paths for our staff and provide advanced training in order to promote constant growth and change. We encourage you to join our dedicated and diverse workforce by applying today!

CMCS is an agency certified in the Sanctuary Model. The Sanctuary Model is a treatment and organizational change model, which integrates trauma theory, with the creation of therapeutic communities which provide safety for both staff and those we serve. Training in this model provides the basis for enhancing how we serve those in our care by taking advantage of what we know about human nature, healing from injury, the power of communities and the chaotic nature of change. We ensure that CMCS offers Sanctuary Model Training to all employees so that we can fully integrate the methodology into the operation of all of our service programs and maintain a culture of respect, compassion, and dignity.

Since 1946, Cardinal McCloskey Community Services has been here to help protect some of the most vulnerable members of our communities. From children and teens who have suffered neglect and trauma to adults with developmental disabilities, we are here to serve others. Cardinal McCloskey Community Services' mission is to protect, empower and promote independence for at-risk children and families and those with developmental disabilities through quality community based services.

Company Description CMCS is committed to the practice of trauma-informed care in accordance with the tenets of Sanctuary through utilizing the SELF framework for Sanctuary practice and promulgating Sanctuary training and trauma-informed clinical treatment.