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Advisor - Supportive Housing - SUBSTITUTE

posted 8/10/2017

Status

Part time

Category

Residential

Description

ADVISOR – SUPPORTIVE HOUSING SUBSTITUTE

Grade 6 - Start Rate $12.14 per hour

Substitute – On Call/Fill-in Hours

Schedule will vary greatly depending on program need.

Location: Backstreet Apartment Complex and Scattered Apartments

This position will provide direct services to consumers living in the Backstreet Apartment Program and also various, scattered site locations on an on-call/as needed basis.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Provide consumer oversite, ensuring their safety and well-being.
  • Assist consumers in connecting with internal and external resources.
  • Assist and monitor consumer’s daily living skills to meet needs.
  • Assist with coaching the consumer with life skills and goal plans/planning.
  • Assist consumers with scheduling appointments; may transport consumer(s) to appointments.
  • May participate, plan and transport consumers to recreational activities.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to work effectively with assigned consumers.
  • Must be able to assess situations, de-escalate situations when necessary and exercise good judgment.
  • Must know when to refer and ask for assistance with difficult circumstances.
  • Must be able to work with populations with special needs, including those that may exhibit aggressive behaviors.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of regulations, services, rights and responsibilities for the population.
  • Must obtain and maintain all required certifications and training within required timeframes.
  • Results of background checks (including criminal background and State Central Registry) required by regulations must be obtainable timely.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS include a High School Diploma or GED; and 12 months related experience in the area if human services; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training.  Candidates must have a valid NYS Driver’s license with access to a reliable, insured vehicle for reimbursed travel and transport. **FINGERPRINTS AND BACKGROUND CHECKS RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE WILL BE CONDUCTED AS PER REGULATIONS.**

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