Services for the Underserved

  • Therapeutic Coach

    Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn
    Developmental Disabilities
    Regular Part-Time
  • Position Overview

    In-Home Therapeutic Coach


     The position is responsible for administration and management of NY START Therapeutic In-Home Services.

    In addition to center-based supports, NYSTART also offers in-home therapeutic supports. The goal of these supports are the same as that of the NYSTART center but are offered in the person's residence. In-home supports are designed to assess and stabilize an individual in his or her natural setting. This service is part of the mobile crisis capacity of NYSTART. In Home Support can be accessed in an emergency or planned way and are provided by trained counselors. In-home     

     Essential Job Functions:

    •  Implement person-centered therapeutic interventions within an individual’s home and support primary caregivers with also implementing these interventions.
    • Conduct observational assessments and provide feedback to START team about biopsychosocial factors influencing current functioning, effects of interventions, and coaching outcomes.
    • Offer consultation and hands-on education with entire family/support system to create a safe, nurturing, and meaningful home environment
    • Assists individuals with daily activities, personal care, behavioral health needs, and health, wellness and leisure activities.
    • Maintain professional boundaries with individuals and families receiving services and follow ethical and licensing guidelines.
    • Participates in development and implementation of persons’ cross system crisis prevention and intervention plan.
    • Plans, structures and prompts social and leisure time activities, including activities that build skills for positive supports, stress reduction, health and wellness, communication, adaptive living and daily living.
    • Serves as a positive representative for the START Program with other professionals, families and the community.
    • Maintains timely documentation, progress notes, and other data, including incident and accident reports.
    • Responds to individual safety needs, including reporting significant changes in behavior and health.





    Required  Qualifications:


    • Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work or other human service related field and a minimum of 2 years' experience working with individuals with IDD and behavioral health needs
    • Candidates may be ask to submit a writing sample during the screening process to assure that documentation and writing skills meet the requirements of START program certification


    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island.


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