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Crisis Family Advocate
WORKING WITH US:
The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others. Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:
Children's Mobile Crisis Teams (CMCT) were created to provide a viable alternative to psychiatric emergency rooms for children and young adults age 0 to 20 who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Staten Island CMCT will respond to a child/young adult in crisis at home, school, or elsewhere in the Staten Island community. Moreover, Staten Island CMCT staff can provide mental health engagement, intervention and follow-up support to help overcome resistance to treatment.
The Crisis Family Advocate will be available to families of new admissions for an orientation to the Children's Mobile Crisis Team program. The orientation will be from the perspective of the family to include an overview of the program. This overview may include milieu treatment structure, treatment modalities, expectations of the family in treatment, and discharge planning.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:
REQUIREMENTS: Experience in parenting a child or adolescent with a serious emotional disturbance. Ability to work with diverse social, cultural, and economic groups. Background in advocating in the mental health and/or education systems. Good communication and listening skills. Ability to be assertive. This is a Full-Time, Monday to Friday position. Shift flexibility is required.
Educational / Training Required:
Experience Required / Language Preference:
Minimum of one year of relevant experience with similar population.
Computer Skills Required:
Familiarity with Outlook and Excel
Work Environment / Physical Effort:
We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.
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