Services for the Underserved

  • Family/Youth Specialist

    Job Location US-NY-Bronx
    Category
    Behavioral Health
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

    For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

    We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

    KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

    • Provide psychological and educational assessments
    • Collaborate and cooperate with other staff on projects geared for adolescents
    • Engage, contract and collaborate with parents and adolescents regarding service provision, goals and service planning. Monitor and document progress with adolescent and parent
    • Facilitate individual, group and dyadic counseling sessions
    • Develop and implement various age appropriate activities and workshops designed to address emotional, social, educational and recreational development
    • Facilitate transportation as needed in order to fulfill commitment to activities, meetings, educational endeavors
    • Develop and implement a program consisting of workshops and activities that will address peer pressure, drug, HIV/AIDS prevention, gang violence, teen pregnancy, teen suicide, and other issues associated with at risk youth
    • Provide crisis intervention to adolescents and parents
    • Outreach to schools and other facilities willing to donate volunteer services to the adolescents
    • Act as a liaison between the House and the board of education, school district offices, special committees, youth organizations, and city agencies such as Administration for Children’s Services and the family court
    • Provide referrals to outside agencies for services such as mental and physical health, mentoring programs, vocational education services and summer youth employment
    • Attend staff meeting, case conferences, and in-service training
    • Bring expressive and therapeutic opportunities to the teens which are designed to address inter and intra personal issues, practice for self-esteem, career opportunities, personal expression
    • Perform periodic evaluations of adolescent workshops and activities. Implement modifications in service provision where needed
    • Assist with after school workshop   

    ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:

    • Perform other appropriate and related tasks and responsibilities as directed by Program Director

     

    Qualifications

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • A bachelor’s degree in Human Services or other related field
    • Two to three years’ experience working with children and families
    • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

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