Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0172
Post Date 8/21/2017
Title Community Care Specialist - Community Services
City Schenectady
State NY
Description Community Care Specialist (Community Services)

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them”

Come join a team that impacts youth and families by offering a service environment of advocacy and love.
The Community Care Specialist provides interaction and support to youth and families in need of assistance on a one-to-one basis through recreational, educational, cultural and social activities. The position is responsible for assisting the team with supervising, counseling, teaching and supporting children, families and foster families as needed.
Requirements Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

· Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED; Associate’s degree preferred
· 1 year of experience working with youth and families preferred
· Provide individual treatment and supportive services to youth and families including but not limited to role modeling in the home and community, assistance with homework and/or participation in related education activities, and others as identified in the treatment plan
· Transport families to appointments and court dates including transporting both youth residing in the community as well as those in Non-Secure Detention programs
· Assist families with paperwork and other documentation
· Ability to form engaging and therapeutic relationships with children and families
· Ability to work with an culturally and economically diverse population; must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
· Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written, including attention to detail
· A clean, valid driver’s license is required as per Agency’s guidelines
· MS office Skills required
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