Individual Support Specialist job vacancy in Children’s Aid and Family Services, Inc. – Jobs in New Jersey

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Company Name : Children’s Aid and Family Services, Inc.
Company Location : Paramus, NJ
Job Position : Individual Support Specialist
Job Category : Jobs in New Jersey

Job Description :

ISS Tech 1 and 2 Positions to work in Bergen, Passaic, Union, Essex, Morris and Sussex Counties

Tech 1 Function: $35 per hour

To establish a therapeutic milieu and deliver effective services through positive behavioral supports and professionalism. To support individuals in maintaining their independence and empowering them to become integrated members of their communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides services to children ages 3-21 with special needs while in the youth’s home and/or community.
  • Completes the Child Adaptive Behavior Summary (CABS) with the individual and their parent/guardian;
  • Creates and develops a Treatment Plan that will be implemented by the ISS Tech 2 Provider;
  • Provides 1 hour of weekly face-to-face supervision of the Tech 2 Provider with the individual in their home and/or community
  • Assists and teaches the Tech 2 provider strategies to use with individuals in the following developmental areas; daily living skills (brushing teeth, toileting, bathing, washing hands, etc), social skills, communication skills, safety awareness, eating skills, independence skills (such as meal prepping, laundry skills, household chores, etc).
  • Documents weekly progress notes in CYBER and Care Logic;
  • Maintains communication with the individual’s Care Manager and participates in the Child Family Team Meeting (CFT) every 90 days.
  • Typical hours are during the week (after school) and/or weekends

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Prior experience (minimum 3 years) working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or challenging behaviors
  • One year experience developing treatment plans (required)
  • Ability to effectively work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and races.
  • Employee must successfully complete and demonstrate proficiency in all areas of required training.
  • Must cooperate with the licensee, Department of Human Services (DHS) staff, Department of Children and Families (DCF) staff and any and all state representatives in any inspection or investigation.

Tech 2 Function: $28 per hour

To establish a therapeutic milieu and deliver effective services through positive behavioral supports and professionalism. To support individuals in maintaining their independence and empowering them to become integrated members of their communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides services to youth under the age of 21 in their home and/or community settings;
  • Services are typically 2-10 hours per week per youth (depending on the CABS Assessment)
  • Implements the ISS Treatment Plan as developed by the ISS Tech 1 Supervisor;
  • Teaches the individual in the following developmental areas: daily living skills (brushing teeth, toileting, bathing, washing hands, etc), social skills, communication skills, safety awareness, eating skills, independence skills (such as meal prepping, laundry skills, household chores, etc).
  • Participates in weekly supervision with the ISS Tech 1 who will teach and assist on implementing the treatment plan;
  • Is responsible for documenting weekly progress notes in CYBER and Care Logic
  • Maintains communication with the individual’s case manager and Tech 1
  • Typical hours are during the week (after school) and/or weekends

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • A bachelor’s degree with one year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or challenging behaviors.
  • One year experience implementing treatment plans
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and races.
  • Ability to effectively work as a team member and implement positive behavioral supports.
  • Employee must successfully complete and demonstrate proficiency in all areas of required training.

Must cooperate with the licensee, Department of Human Services (DHS) staff, Department of Children and Families (DCF) staff and any and all state representatives in any inspection or investigation.’

Work Location:

  • Bergen County
  • Passaic County
  • Essex County
  • Union County
  • Morris County
  • Sussex County

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Part-time

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Paramus, NJ: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location

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