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TRANSITIONS COACH

The Guidance Center of Westchester

Description

PROGRAM: NYSSHP

HOURS: PART TIME TBD

JOB DESCRIPTION:
a. Responsible for engaging and building trusting relationships with individuals affected by homelessness, substance use and mental health disorders and other risks.
b. Responsible for encouraging participants to seek help from local support services and will advise them how to minimize risks to their health.
c. Be able to embrace a harm reduction-based approach when engaging individuals.
d. Provide assistance with transportation services.
e. To assess participants’ needs and provide referrals, linkages and wrap around services as needed to substance use treatment, entitlement benefits, housing, and appropriate community resources. Conduct appropriate follow-up as needed.
f. Use the Critical Time Intervention (CTI) model to help new chronically homeless residents successfully make the transition to independent living.
g. Provide intensive support and assistance with assessing existing resources for the transition of care to community providers.
h. Assist participants with strengthening long-term ties to services, family, and friends; and provide emotional and practical support during the critical time of transition back to the community.
i. Conduct home visits and other meetings with the participant, the participant’s caregivers, and community service providers, designed to teach crisis-resolution skills, provide support and advice, and mediate any conflicts.
j. Assist the participant with developing and implementing a plan to achieve long-term goals (e.g., employment, family reunification
k. Identify skills/support needed to maintain stability
l. Assist participants with securing an income
m. Build on participant’s strength to further goals of independent functioning
n. Function as a team member through attendance of weekly staff meetings
o. Maintain confidential information within guidelines established by HIPPA and TGCW’s Confidentiality Policy.
p. Maintain complete records, daily activity logs, mileage logs, and other reports as directed.
q. Participate in professional development activities such as trainings webinars, and continuing education services.
r. Complete all other assignments.


*Must have a valid NYS driving license and driving record that meets the organization
and their respective insurance company’s driving requirements at all times.

Please include cover letter with resume

Qualifications

• Minimum of a BA/BS in a related field/Master’s Degree preferred
• CASAC preferred.
• Minimum of 2 years working in a mental health system/Substance Abuse field. Work history with diverse population

Salary

TBD based on experience

Contact

Cordetta Creighton
Email: ccreighton@theguidancecenter.org
Fax: 914-664-8181

Please include cover letter with resume

Posted on 11/10/17; CVMHA ID #11560