• Community Care Specialist Per Diem-Hudson Falls, NY

    Berkshire Farms
    Job Description
    Join Our Team, Join Our Family!
    We offer a wide-range of rewarding positions which strive to assist and develop youth and families throughout New York State.
    Be A Part of Our Mission
    As a Community Care Specialist for Berkshire, you will be responsible for working with foster and biological families on a one-to-one basis through recreational, educational, cultural and social activities.  The goal of the position includes assisting other treatment professionals and the team with supervising, counseling, teaching and supporting children, families, and foster families as needed.
    How Can You Help
    • Ability to provide individual and supportive services to youth and families
    • Ability to function as an advocate on behalf of youth; experience with developing relationships with schools, community partners, counties and agencies to facilitate linkages to resources 
    • Ability to form engaging and therapeutic relationships with children and families
    • Ability to work with an culturally and economically diverse population; must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
    • Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written, including attention to detail
    Essential Job Requirements
    • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED; Associate’s degree preferred
    • 1 year of experience working with youth and families preferred; experience working in a not for profit organization is a plus
    • A current, valid driver’s license is required
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holiday hours as necessary (up to 19 hours per week)
    Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth (BFCSY) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. BFCSY takes affirmative actions as an equal opportunity employer to attract, promote, and retain the most fully qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions) sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgendered status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.
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