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Posted Mar 08

SOCIOTHERAPIST

New York-Brooklyn-Bedford-Stuyvesant Full Time

SOCIOTHERAPIST

SCO Family of Services
Extraordinary reach.
Unconditional care.
Life-changing results.

SCO Family of Services has provided vital human services throughout New York City and Long Island for more than 100 years. SCO helps vulnerable New Yorkers build a strong foundation for the future. We get young children off to a good start, launch youth into adulthood, stabilize and strengthen families and unlock potential for children and adults with special needs.

SCO Family of Services welcomes you to join our family and help us work together to carry out our mission to build a stronger tomorrow.


DESCRIPTION:
Sees child, family and foster or adoptive family on an intensive basis consistent with child’s therapeutic treatment goals, including respite care and crisis intervention services. Diligently works with families and children by providing or arranging for services needed to facilitate and expedite permanency planning. See child and family weekly, in home and community.
Performance Child/Youth Care Functions relevant to daily homecare ADL skills.
Knows and carries out agency policies and provides and participates in all assigned aspects of child/youth care. Documents nutritional, physical health, mental health, educational, housing, employment, social, clothing and recreational aspects of and changes in child and family life in accord with required time frames.

  • Provides a positive adult role model for children and youth: maintain a relationship conductive to the nurturing and growth needs of children and youths and works with the foster parent to provide a living situation to help meet these needs. Uses knowledge and understanding of diverse cultural norms and traditions and child-rearing practices to enhance the assessment and treatment process.
  • Transports child to therapy, parent/child visits, and appointments as needed.
  • Attends cluster monthly at one of three sites available.
  • Evaluates risk of harm, including investigation of accidents, injuries and allegations of child abuse and neglect, and assists families and children who are subjects of investigation.
  • Facilitate, coordinate and monitoring creative activities and socialization activities. Coordinates recreational activities at least monthly for children on their caseload.
  • Reinforces foster parents training.
  • Assist in scheduling and setting plans for respite and crisis.
  • Intervening in crisis situations.
  • Monitoring ABC Step chars and /or other behavior modification tracking plan.
  • Represents the agency within the community, including public speaking activities. Participates in inter-agency collaboration and neighborhood-based activities to identify and development resources, which benefit children and support families.
  • 24 hour cell coverage; answers and responds to cell phone calls
  • Completes all duties as assigned by Supervisors/Program Director.
  • Counts and monitors medication and medication compliance
  • Represents/assists case planner’s staff in court appearances.
  • Visits with incarcerated youths.
  • Supervise and oversee birth parent and sibling visits as need.
  • Monitors regular contact with school personnel responsible for getting all school information for the records.
  • Completes daily phone calls to all foster parents
  • Works with child around socialization issues, including accompanying the child to recreational/educational activities.
  • Provides for a group meeting of children at cluster
  • Must have valid NY driver’s license; in addition must meet all qualifications for driving as per SCO requirements.
  • Participates in all SBC activities, processes and training.
  • Participates in all treatment team meetings, coming prepared with paperwork filled out
  • Explores respite options, completing all necessary paperwork. Transport to and from respite, unless otherwise determined.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled supervision; maintains contact with supervisor or other administrative staff, informing them of critical incidents and events.

QUALIFICATIONS
•BA is required
•Must have valid NY driver’s license; in addition must meet all qualifications for driving as per SCO requirements.

Primary Location: New York-Brooklyn-Bedford-Stuyvesant
Schedule: Full-Time


APPLICATION PROCESS:
If you are interested in the position mentioned above, please apply directly online at
www.sco.org
or
https://sco.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?...

Please keep in mind that it is not possible for us to personally contact every candidate, but rest assured that your information will be reviewed and one of our hiring managers will contact you if you’re being considered for the position.


Salary/Benefits:
SCO Family of Services offers a competitive salary and benefits package including, vacation, holidays, sick days, health and dental care, life insurance, long and short term disability, 403(b) retirement account, flexible spending account, credit unions, direct deposit.


To learn more about SCO Family of Services, visit us online at www.sco.org


SCO FAMILY OF SERVICES is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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