Services for the UnderServed, Inc (SUS) Child Life Specialist in Brooklyn, New York
Salary: $70,000/annually - $80,000//annually
Location: Brooklyn, New York 11207J Train - Van Siclen Avenue C Train - Van Siclen Avenue
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Provides direct services to Supportive Crisis Stabilization Center 24 hr program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide strength based, Person centered, trauma-informed, Social determinants of health assessments of
children’s biological, educational, psychological and social needs.
- Engage is collateral visits with health professionals, school personnel, and is able to make necessary
referrals for mental health, daycare, and summer camps.
- Coordinate activities designed to meet the individual needs of children (e.g., infant stimulation, toddler
training, teen programs, after school programming, parent/child interactions, etc.)
Attends staff meetings, in-serving training, case conferences, and weekly clinical meetings.
Provide weekly and monthly reports
Provide crisis intervention to children and parents.
Support families in their child care efforts, both in structured and unstructured
Complete all progress notes, treatment planning, written assessments, and other required documentation.
Help the child/ family get ready for tests or procedures (Medical/Mental Health).
Help the child develop coping skills and manage distractions.
Provide behavioral Interventions (e.g., reward good behavior; prevent negative behavior).
Provide family support; support for brothers and sisters.
Provide “Play” that fits your child’s level of understanding.
Therapeutic play (e.g., role-playing and storytelling)
Provide support for grief and loss.
Additional duties as assigned
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree and LMSW/LMFT required
Experience working with people diagnosed with mental illness and people struggling with
substance use and co-Occurring disorder.
Experience working within a respite/residential or crisis 24 hr program
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Computer literacy skills (Excel, Teams, Windows, Outlook)
Experience working with children/youth and /or Families
Ability to work evenings and/ or weekends
Knowledge of substance use and mental illness as it relates to working with families, Youth/children
- Effective interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to work as a member of an
interdisciplinary team; able to relate with diverse staff; customer service focus in interactions with
diverse client population.
- Ability to document professional clinical notes within appropriate timelines and input in EHR system.• Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred
Join a team of employees who cares about the wellbeing of others. We believe in fostering a culture built
on our core values: respect, integrity, support, maximizing individual potential and continuous quality
S:US is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. S:US is committed to
providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in
employment, its services, programs, and activities, including allowance of the use of services animals.
External Company Name: Services For The Underserved, Inc.
External Company URL: http://sus.org/
Street: 2862 Fulton Street