Qualifications: Have a valid NYS driver’s license and must have completed required background checks as per Vendor Agreement and vendor agency policy.
Experience Required: Experience working with at risk youth
Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Training Requirements: Prior to any case assignment, vendor must successfully complete the 3 Day High Fidelity Wraparound Erie County Vendor Training, Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training, Erie County Department of Social Services approved Mandated Reporter Training, and any other required trainings as identified by individual vendor agencies.
Service Code Description: Skill building services support, teach, guide, mentor, coach and provide functional skill training to the identified youth and family members as per goals agreed upon by the Child Family Team meeting. Skill builder will assist with building the skills of the youth and the identification of natural supports to eliminate the need for the service or support as quickly as possible. This service may target the skill building domains of Social Relationships, Communication, Daily Living, Self-Care, Home Life, Work, Career, Education, and Study Skills. Tasks to support skill building goals in the identified competency area must be clearly documented in the Plan of Care by the Care Coordinator. Progress notes must be clear and specific, document progress toward goal completion aligned with the Plan of Care, and address risk, safety, permanency, and well-being.
Transition Responsibility: When skill builder services are authorized, a sustainability goal must also be added to the Plan of Care. The Child Family Team will build/enhance the skills of the youth/caregiver and assist in the identification of a natural/community support to eliminate the need for this service. The overall goal is to reduce risk/safety and enhance permanency/well-being. Please note that all vendor services are time-limited and transition to natural and/or community supports.
*Bilingual/Multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged.
Top 5 languages (besides American English) spoken in the Buffalo, NY metro area:
1. Spanish: 30,790 speakers (2.87% of area)
2. Polish: 7,951 speakers (0.74% of area)
3. Italian: 5,970 speakers (0.56% of area)
4. Arabic: 5,608 speakers (0.52% of area)
5. French: 4,455 speakers (0.41% of area)
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Work Location: Multiple Locations
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