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Direct Support Professional (Floater) in Westchester, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 4/14/2019

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Job Description

PURPOSE:
The Milieu Counselor works with children or adolescents in a residential treatment setting and is responsible for ensuring that those portions of the treatment plan which deal with day to day and independent living skills are implemented.  Acting as a positive role model and providing therapeutic parenting, the Milieu Counselor is charged with the fundamental responsibility of the client’s health and safety.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for day‑to‑day care of the children in the program including helping consumers to maintain their personal hygiene, social guidance, use of leisure time, and food planning and preparation
  •    Develop, supervise and run activity sessions
  •    Accompany clients on trips and outings and supervise activities
  •    May be called upon to work one on one with a client who is displaying significant stress or assist with management issues as they relate to clients
  •     If required, perform therapeutic hold should a child be out of control.  All employees are required to attend appropriate training prior to performing such a therapeutic hold
  •    Drive the child to medical, social or other necessary appointments or assist in returning clients to the campus who are AWOL
  •    Shares their experience and observa

    WORKING WITH US

    The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.  

    Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:

  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to generous vacation days
  • Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension.
  • ABOUT THE JOB

    The Direct Support Professional works with vulnerable clients in a residential treatment setting and is responsible for ensuring that those portions of the treatment plan which deal with day-to-day and independent living skills are implemented.  Acting as a positive role model and providing therapeutic parenting, the Direct Support Professional is charged with the fundamental responsibility of the client’s health and safety.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented Direct Support Professionals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

  • HS diploma or GED
  • A Driver’s license
  • The ability to empathize with, relate to and effectively work with participants of behavioral health services
  • tion of the children under care with the treatment team and immediately brings to the attention of the supervisor any unusual issues
  •    May be required to cook/prepare meals for residents within their cottage or division
  •    Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma is required.

Some work experience with a similar population in a residential setting.

A Driver’s License is required to meet all insurance requirements.