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Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (CPST) Worker

Amityville, New York
USD19.00 to USD21.00 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023
Hope For Youth has openings for a Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST) Worker in our CFTSS Department. Hope For Youth is a nonprofit organization specializing in child welfare services. For over 50 years, Hope For Youth strives to provide positive outcomes for children, adolescents, and families. A CPST Worker would assist children and their families achieve stability in their home, set goals, and create interpersonal relationships. This person would also provide crisis management and counseling. This position is part time with flexible hours based on the needs of the program and clients.

Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment (CPST) 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. CPST services include the activities necessary to correct or ameliorate conditions discovered during the initial assessment visits. CPST is a face to face intervention with the child/youth, family/caregiver or other collateral supports. This is a multi-component service that consists of therapeutic interventions such as counseling, as well as function OLP, to address identified rehabilitative needs with a comprehensive treatment plan. Services are delivered in a trauma informed, culturally and linguistically competent manner.

How you will spend your time in this job:

70% Direct client therapeutic contact including transportation
20% Case documentation, reports, case related meetings
10% Staff meetings/supervision/training

To qualify for this job you need to have a:

1. Must have a Bachelor's Degree or higher

2. 1 years experience working with children/adolescents and families

3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required

4. Valid NYS Driver's License in good standing

5. Demonstrated computer literacy including Microsoft Office and electronic medical record system, upon hire, 10e11.

6. Physical Requirements: Operate a motor vehicle carrying up to ten (10) children and youth, lift/move up to fifty (50) pounds, escort children and youth into the community using stairs when necessary, restrain a child or youth during a crisis, read/write reports and log entries, walking/standing for prolonged periods, bending/stooping, kneeling/squatting, climbing stairs, reaching overhead, repetitive wrist/finger movements, driving own vehicle

Here are some of the benefits of working for Hope For Youth!

• Generous paid time off for all employees regularly working over 20 hours

• Agency-funded Pension Plan

• Pre-tax savings plans: self-directed 403(b)

• Disability, and for some positions, long-term disability

• Employees may be eligible for Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

• Special Events and Recognition Awards

• Meaningful work that makes a difference in the lives of children and families of Long Island!

• Volunteer and Internship opportunities available within

• Supportive like-minded, mission-driven co-workers

Please include resume, cover letter and salary requirements. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All positions are subject to background screening as required by law or contract, including but not limited to: Staff Exclusion List (SEL), State Central Child Abuse Registry (SCR), DMV record review, criminal records screening, reference checks, for some roles, a physical exam. Hope For Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Job Reference: 1010173307-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Hope for Youth
  • Location: Amityville, New York
  • Salary: USD19.00 to USD21.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent