Employment

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Alliance Services for TBI is constantly looking for qualified clinical team members including Service Coordinators, Living Skills Trainers, Community Integration Counselors, Positive Behavioral Interventionists and Support Specialists



Service Coordinator Requirements

Master of Social Work or Bachelor’s of Arts degree and two years of experience or Associates degree and three years of experience in: Service Coordination and information, linkages and referrals based services for individuals with disabilities. Must have own transportation and be willing to travel between clients. Caseloads assign by teams: Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. The five (5) boroughs of New York City and Lower Hudson Valley.

Service Coordinator

About the Position

The Service Coordinator assists the prospective participant to become a waiver participant and coordinates and monitors the provision of all services in the Service Plan. Services may include Medicaid State Plan services, non-Medicaid federal, state and locally funded services, as well as educational, vocational, social, and medical services. The goal is to increase the participant’s independence, productivity and integration into the community while maintaining the health and welfare of the individual.

Roles and Responsibilities

The participant is the primary decision-maker in the development of goals, and selection of supports and individual service providers. The Service Coordinator is responsible for assuring that the Service Plan is implemented appropriately and supporting the participant to become an effective self-advocate and problem solver. Together they work to develop and implement the Service Plan, which reflects the participant’s goals. The Service Coordinator assists the participant in the development, implementation and monitoring of all services in the Service Plan. Additionally, the Service Coordinator must initiate and oversee the assessment and reassessment of the participant’s level of care and on-going review of the Service Plan.




Independent Living Skills Trainer (ILST) Requirements

  • ● Bachelor’s of Arts degree and two years of experience or Associates degree and three years of experience in:
  • ● Completing functionally based assessments
  • ● Developing a comprehensive treatment plan
  • ● Teaching individuals with disabilities to be more functionally independent
  • ● Must have the ability to complete functional assessments and develop and implement goal plans.
  • ● Must have own transportation and be willing to travel between clients.

 

Caseloads assign by teams: Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. The five (5) boroughs of New York City and Lower Hudson Valley.  (20 – 40 hours per week)


Independent Living Skills Trainer (ILST)

About the Position

ILST involves teaching and training individual life skills necessary for increased independence within the community environment (budgeting, grocery shopping, home maintenance, pre-vocational training, cognitive remediation, problem solving and development of functional compensatory strategies, medication management, and self care skills). Sessions typically run between 2-4 hours per client.





Community Integration Counselor (CIC) Requirements

Must be one of the following:

  • ● Licensed Psychiatrist
  • ● Master of Social Work

Must have two years of experience providing adjustment related counseling to individuals with traumatic brain injuries and their families. A significant portion of the provider’s time which represents this experience must have been spent providing counseling to individuals with traumatic brain injuries and their families in order to be considered qualifying experience. Must have own transportation and be willing to travel to clients homes for sessions. Clients are located within the five (5) boroughs of New York City. Sessions typically run between 1-2 hours per client.

Community Integration Counselor (CIC)

About the Position

CIC is an individualized service designed to assist the waiver participant. It is a counseling service provided to a participant coping with altered abilities and skills, the need to revise long term expectations, and changed roles in relation to significant others. The purpose of CIC is to assist clients to more effectively manage the emotional difficulties associated with adjusting to and living in the community. This service is generally provided in the client’s home. Current openings are located in New York City, Long Island & Lower Hudson Valley.





Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Specialists Requirements

Must have of the following:

  • ● Master’s in Social Work
  • ● Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • ● One year of experience working with people with traumatic brain injuries, other disabilities or behavioral difficulties.
  • ● Must have own transportation and be willing to travel to clients homes for sessions.  Sessions typically run between 2-6 hours per client.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support Services

About the Position

PBIS services are provided to clients who have significant behavioral difficulties and have had inappropriate or maladaptive responses to events in their environment. Behavior Specialists aim to decrease the intensity or frequency of targeted behaviors, and to teach more socially appropriate behaviors. PBIS workers are paid hourly per session. Sessions typically run between 3-4 hours per client.  





 Home Care Coordinator Requirements

Must be one of the following:

  • ● Work with clients, referral sources, caregivers, family and health care providers to coordinate home placement, problem solving, and identification of needed home care services.
  • ● Spend time in the community visiting hospitals, physicians and other healthcare professionals to develop referrals for home care services.
  • ● Promote patient safety and inform staff of any safety problems in the client’s home.

Home Care Coordinator

About the Position

A home health coordinator generally works for an agency that provides home health care to patients who are disabled or elderly. The home health coordinator communicates between the agency and medical entities such as doctors and hospitals. The position often involves marketing and promoting the company. This may involve creating relationships with hospitals and physicians so that patients can be referred to the home health care company. Public speaking skills are also important, as the coordinator will often have to make presentations for health providers, patients, and families of patients to promote the company.

The home health care coordinator will also be involved with patients once they have agreed to be cared for by the home health agency. The coordinator may evaluate the patient’s needs while working with the patient, medical entities, and the patient’s family to establish a plan of care for the patient. The care may involve aspects such as home health nurses and aides, as well as continuous check-ups and other necessary hospital visits. The coordinator will also communicate the needs of the patient to the home health care nurse or aide that will be caring for the patient. The coordinator should also follow up on patient progress periodically and determine if changes need to be made.

Record keeping skills are also important as the coordinator will need to keep records of patient documents and the care received. Billing duties may also be necessary, such as determining insurance coverage and payment methods. Many positions require having a registered nurse certification, though other positions may have less stringent requirements.





Home Care Professional Job Duties:

  • Monitors patient condition by observing physical and mental condition, intake and output, and exercise.
  • Supports patients by providing housekeeping and laundry services; shopping for food and other household requirements; preparing and serving meals and snacks; running errands.
  • Assists patients by providing personal services, such as, bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Helps patients care for themselves by teaching use of cane or walker, special utensils to eat, special techniques and equipment for personal hygiene.
  • Helps family members care for the patient by teaching appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position the patient; advising on nutrition, cleanliness, and housekeeping.
  • Records patient information by making entries in the patient journal; notifying nursing supervisor of changing or unusual conditions.
  • Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy patient environment by following standards and procedures; maintaining security precautions; following prescribed dietary requirements and nutrition standards;
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Protects the home care agency by adhering to professional standards, home care policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Home Care Professional

About This Position

Enables patients to stay in their homes by monitoring and recording patient condition; providing support and personal services; teaching families.

Home Care Professional Skills and Qualifications:

Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Nursing Skills, Health Care Administration, Patient Services, Verbal Communication, Listening, Training , Dependability, Emotional Control, Medical Teamwork