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RiseBoro Homecare Inc. Prevention Educator/Counselor in BROOKLYN, New York

"All persons newly hired for employment by RiseBoro must provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to beginning their employment, except for those who obtain an exception due to medical or religious reasons through the reasonable accommodation process."

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position is responsible for facilitating identified Evidence Based Program curricula, information awareness activities, positive alternative activities, and Prevention & Early Intervention Counseling in order to prevent the development of maladaptive behaviors, reduce risk factors, and strengthen protective factors. The Prevention Educator/Counselor will:

  • Utilize Evidence Based Practice (EBP) such as curriculum, early intervention, environmental strategies and counseling services as indicated, to youth aged 5-20 years;

  • Attend necessary EBP curricula training sessions in order to become proficient in facilitation with fidelity, and monitor participant attendance to achieve a minimum of 80%;

  • Conduct initial assessment of participants, review confidentiality and admission expectations, maintain service plan updates, 120-day justifications and discharges as specified, ensuring that counseling session content is aligned with initial service plans which delineate individual participant's personal goals for development, and completing accurate progress summary notes aligned with designated counseling goals;

  • Submit sufficient documentation in a timely manner on a monthly basis;

  • Refer participants for support services internally or externally for appropriate services;

  • Assist in outreach efforts to school administrators, teachers, and parents to provide appropriate services;

  • Collaborate in the supervision of after school and summer programming as specified;

  • Supervise after school Prevention Group Leaders as necessary to achieve prevention goals;

  • Participate weekly individual and monthly group case conference sessions as scheduled;

  • Attend community meetings as scheduled to inform stakeholders and constituents of services;

  • Fulfill the designated amount of weekly counseling and EBP sessions as specified;

  • Complete all other assignments and tasks as specified by supervision.

    COMPETENCIES

  • Possession of, or ability to, obtain Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS) Certification;

  • Two years qualifying prevention work experience;

  • Bilingual: Spanish/English preferred;

  • Organizational and analytical skills which are informed by the priorities of the prevention program;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programming and internal databases monitoring progress to fulfill program goals;

  • Ability to organize and maintain detailed records, complete necessary paperwork and meet prescribed deadlines;

  • Capability to communicate well verbally and in writing;

  • Adaptability to meeting changing priorities and meeting deadlines;

  • Ability to understand the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.

  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc).

    EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors degree in psychology, social work or other related field

EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

It is the policy of RiseBoro to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. No individual will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, political or union affiliation, marital or partnership status, sex, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity, familial status, genetic information or predisposition or characteristic, disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military and related obligations, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, job placement, compensation, benefits, training and apprenticeship, employee development, promotion, demotion, discipline, transfer, lay-off and recall, and termination. RiseBoro makes reasonable accommodations based on religion and/or disability as required by law, and requests for accommodation are to be directed to the Human Resources Department.

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