Families First, a small, unique, not for profit agency, based in Elizabethtown, NY, that works with children (who have emotional and/or behavioral challenges, often with a mental health diagnosis) and their families is growing! We are seeking creative individuals wanted for multiple positions. All positions require reliable transportation and flexible hours!
The following two position descriptions are part of the Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS). Each of these new positions requires lived experience. If you are interested in either of these positions, we encourage you to begin the online credentialing process. Your credential will be good throughout New York State. We currently have many Family Peer Advocates on staff, as well as Home Health Care Managers and Direct Support Providers and will be hiring more in the future. Youth Peer Advocate Services officially begun in January 2020, if you are interested in this position, starting your credentialing process is the best start. Please refer to the position descriptions for details and contact us with any questions.
Direct Service Provider / Professional
A. Full-time Direct Service Provider
Requirements: must have at least a High School diploma (or GED), with one year’s worth of experience working in the field with children and families.
B. Full-time Direct Service Professional
Requirements: must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service Field and two years of experience working in the field with children and families.
A flexible and strengths based perspective towards families is essential for a good fit with this dynamic, supportive agency.
Direct Support Services are designed to provide community-based services to children and families who may have difficulty engaging in formal office settings, but
can benefit from home and/or community based services. Direct Support services are goal-directed supports and solution-focused interventions intended to address
challenges associated with a behavioral health need and to achieve identified goals or objectives as set forth in the child’s treatment plan.
Activities provided under Direct Support Services are intended to assist the child/youth and family/caregivers to achieve stability and functional improvement in daily
living, personal recovery and/or resilience, family and interpersonal relationships in school and community integration. Reliable transportation and flexible hours required.
Applicant must have excellent organizational, communication and time management skills. Candidate must be a self-starter and have documentation and computer skills.
Experience working in a team setting is preferred.
Benefits include an excellent time off package, assistance with health insurance, a flexible spending account and a retirement plan. Salary commensurate with experience and comparable for this area.