Provides services that help to facilitate the child's emotional and social development and learning. The IIH worker receives direction from the Individual Care Coordinator who assures the initial and on-going flow of clinical information between the ICC, the treatment provider and the IIH worker. The IIH worker supports the child and family in implementing both their Treatment Plan (from the clinical provider) and the Waiver Service Plan (established by the Waiver program) by engaging the child and family in ways that support the everyday application of treatment methods as described in the child's Treatment Plan and Waiver Service Plan. This position may require use of personal vehicle to transport clients when an agency vehicle is not available.
Crisis Response Services (CR) Workers perform interventions designed to assist children and families when they are in crisis. These workers provide immediate, short-term interventions until linkages are made with other appropriate services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reinforces desired cognitive and behavioral changes to prevent crises and to support the emotional well-being of the child and family. As each family is unique, strategies are designed to be sensitive to the family's culture and values and may include: anger management, socialization, psycho-education, post crisis de-briefing, re-enforcing the integration of safety plans in the home, parent-child relationship building, teaching parenting skills, providing support in emotional self-regulation in situational contexts, developing healthy coping mechanisms, and making health choices etc. IIH Services may be provided in the home or in the community for an individual child and their family
Plans and implements IIH and CR activities in accordance to the child’s individualized service plan, using creativity and utilizing community resources
Maintains familiarity with the child’s service plan, evaluates child’s progress in collaboration with ICC and informs ICC of concerns and changes in child’s behavior.
Plans and/or conducts activities in partnership with the child that address the child’s Waiver service plan objectives and provides service under designated provider duty.
Responsible for crisis response during work hours and part of rotating after-hours on-call schedule.
Identifies activities that support the targeted developmental tasks, strengths, and/or talents
Assures that selected activities are developmentally appropriate
Models and teaches socially acceptable behaviors
Receives information about the child and family from the ICC including updates on the service plan and safety alerts plan
Prepares a proposed individual calendar on a monthly basis to distribute to each family
Provides Skill Building and Respite Services as secondary service and works according to Service Plans, attends service plan review when scheduled, and assists in developing goals and objectives.
Ensures proper use of the flex funds as designated in the service plan
Accurately maintains sufficient documentation of goal oriented progress notes.
Regularly communicates with the Individualized Care Coordinator, performs any related duties as assigned and seeks information from the ICC regarding the Skill Builder’s role with a specific child and family
Maintains client confidentiality and boundaries at all times
Follows and maintains agency policies and procedures in all program areas.
Attends appropriate training and in-service seminars in accordance with agency requirements.
Other job related duties as assigned
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Master's degree in one of the following fields: audiology, child and family studies, communication disorders, community mental health, counseling, education, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, recreation, recreation therapy, rehabilitation, social work, sociology, or speech and language pathology, human services, human development, criminal justice or other related degrees, or a NYS Teacher's Certificate, and two years experience providing direct services for children with one or more of the following primary diagnoses: mental illness, mental retardation, alcoholism, chemical dependency or substance abuse
a Bachelor's degree in one of the above fields, or a NYS Teacher's Certificate, and four years