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Respite Specialist (Part-time)

Company: Family Services of Westchester
Location: White Plains
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Family Services of Westchester (FSW) is looking for: (Part-Time) Respite SpecialistFor our Respite Program located in White Plains, NY._As a recreational leader, the Respite Specialist will be part of a team providing supervision, support, and social skills building for children between the ages of 5-21 who are struggling with serious emotional disturbance (SED)._ RESPONSIBILITIES: Work within a team, providing supervision/engagement during recreational activities for SED children in one of our programs - varied flexible hours available on weekdays after school, weekends (_Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday daytime_), school vacations and summer break. Completion of the mandatory training (last 2 weeks of JUNE) Submit the mandatory program forms, log reports, petty cash records, and progress notes daily Work individually or in groups with children & adolescents to build skills, promote resilience and have fun. Potential to become part of a support circle for children, including additional supportive contact Hours for this position are non-traditional and require flexibility in response Must meet with supervisor monthly and attend monthly staff meetings Submit your schedule weekly to the program supervisor Maintain FSW agency vehicles' cleanliness and documented vehicle usage and maintenance needs. Support program needs with any other requests from the program/camp director. QUALIFICATIONS: 3 years minimum experience with the SED population. Experience working with children in a recreational or educational setting is strongly preferred. Initial orientation and supervision as well as training sessions are required. Cultural humility, including awareness & sensitivity Ability to set boundaries and limits, to work collaboratively with others, and to communicate information clearly in a strength-based, sensitive way, both orally and in writing Ability to connect with people, recognizing and building on their individual strengths. Consistency and dependability - being responsible to meet obligations and honor commitments Have a great sense of humor Job Type: Part Time Required education: HS Diploma (minimum) Some College(preferred) Bachelor's in Social Work or Related Field (preferred) Required experience: Working with SED population: 2-3 years (preferred) Required license or certification: Valid Driver's License (any state) CPR/BLS & Lifeguard Training (within last year) _preferred_Job Type: Part-timePay: $22.25 per hourBenefits: Dental insurance Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Retirement plan Vision insuranceSchedule: 8 hour shift Monday to FridayAbility to commute/relocate: White Plains, NY: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Education: High school or equivalent (Required)Experience: Writing skills: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification: Driver's License (Required) CPR Certification (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Family Services of Westchester, White Plains , Respite Specialist (Part-time), Other , White Plains, New York

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