Transition Specialist - Queens
SCO Family of Services
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Post Date: Jan 03, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - Queens
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Purpose of the Position: The Transition Specialist of SSSHP is responsible for directly providing various types of counseling and support services to 18 young adult residents of the studio/one and two-bedroom apartments of the SSSHP, as well as coordinating other community based services. These nearly independent young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 reside in the program to complete the acquisition of skills/education/training to ensure successful transition to full independence or some other supported living environment.

Specific Responsibilities:
A. Direct client counseling and skill development
Directly provides assessments and referrals for mental health, substance abuse, family and social relationships counseling needs and utilize Motivational Interviewing techniques to support that process. Evidence based standardized assessment tools and guides will be used as part of the measurable, goal directed service planning and outcomes, as well as the comprehensive delivery of independent living skills including household and financial management as well as healthy interpersonal relationships within the community.
B. Case Management
Works with clients and coordinates with community based services on housing entitlements; financial planning and management; legal issues; and referrals for mental health, health and other services. Works cooperatively with Facility Manager in coordination of services. Maintains close follow-up contact with client after discharge for a period of 3 months, and periodic contact for a period of one year.

C. Administrative
Responsible for documentation of all activities, in compliance with state and federal regulations. Maintains current and complete case records in accordance with agency and external regulators.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Experience Required:
Minimum of two years' experience working with young adults. Knowledge of Motivational Interviewing technique a plus.
Bachelor's degree in human services or business

Special Skills:
Familiarity with the community to which assigned and knowledgeable about the major culture groups within the neighborhood served. The following qualifications are desirable: residence in the community in which the position is located; from the culture and ability to speak the language of the major groups served in the community.

In addition, employees need to possess the following characteristics:
•Be a team player
•Have strong sensitivity to cultural differences present among staff and clients within our organization
•Possess a strong belief in people's ability to grow and change; forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families
•Ability to set limits and maintain helping role of practitioner and to intervene appropriately

Contact Details
Name: Monica Graziose
Address: 1 Alexander Place
City: Glen Cove
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 11542
Country: United States
Ph: (516)953-1976