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Citizen Advocates Crisis Respite Care Provider (School Based) in Saranac Lake, New York

Crisis Respite Care Provider (School Based)

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  • Saranac Lake, NY, USA

  • Full Time

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The Children's Hourly School Based Crisis Respite Provider is required to complete all training and back ground checks before starting work. This position is responsible for maintaining a client caseload in which they identify goals and objectives to help improve emotional, social, and daily functioning. This position will be based in one of the following (2) school districts as part of a System of Care Grant through SAMHSA ; Saranac Lake Central School, and Tupper Lake Central School. This position will be on -site of each of these school districts and will be providing supervision to the child if they are in need of going to either outpatient clinic. While this position is located in the above schools, this employee is a Citizen Advocates employee and will maintain full time hours as well as providing services to the Malone or Saranac Lake outpatient clinics during the school holidays, breaks and summer vacation.

Essential Functions (Job Duties)

  • Work with targeted children in a school setting alongside the School Based Mental Health Counselor/Social Worker.

  • Accompany and supervise child if child needs to attend either the Malone or Saranac Lake outpatient Clinics after school hours.

  • Attend weekly staff meetings, treatment teams and supervision.

  • Empower clients and encourage client's choice in matters affecting them, demonstrating receptive attitudes and sensitivity to choices based on racial, cultural and ethnic heritage and sexual orientation.


  • Exceptional communication, listening and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to exercise judgment, critical thinking and discretion.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrate professional conduct and presentation at all times.

    Citizen Advocates, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon Citizen Advocates, Inc.'s receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

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