||YES Waiver Paraprofessional
||Monday thru Friday Flexible and 1-2 Saturdays a month
||09/15/17 or until filled
A completed application is required for this position. Proof of education required upon request and requires a valid Texas driverís license and acceptable driving record
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the designated Youth Empowerment Services, Waiver Manager and in coordination with psychiatrists, nurses, a team of case managers and Licensed Professionals of the Healing Arts (LPHA). The Paraprofessional Support Specialist will facilitate a YES Waiver participantís independence and integration into the community while providing assistance to the family caregiver in the disability-related care of the participant. There are 4 types of paraprofessional services:
- Skilled mentoring and coaching
- Paraprofessional Aide
- Job Placement
- Each service should address a particpantís symptom related problem that may interfere with the individualís functioning, living, working, and clearning environment. Examples of skilled mentoring and coaching will include training in symptom management, personal hygiene, nutrition, food preparation, exercise, money management and community. Skills taught should provide opportunities for the participant to acquire and improve skills needed to function as appropriately and independently as possible.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be eligible for the position:
PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
- Graduation from an accredited high school or GED.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Clear criminal history and background check.
- Bilingual English/Spanish.
- Must have work experience using a computer, valid driverís license, and acceptable driving record.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- One (1) year of experience working with at risk youth.
- Familiarity of NWI Wraparound Practices.
- CAN preferred for paraprofessional aide.
OTHER SPECIAL INFORMATION:
- Must have knowkedge, skills and abilities for culturally sensitive delivery of child/adolescent/family based mental health services.
- Ability to develop productive relationships with consumers and family members.
- Ability to work independently, to organize work schedule efficiently and to communicate effectively both verbally and in documentation.
- Ability to work in a crisis situation and maintain physical and emotional stamina.
- Apply in person at:
- 315 N. First Ave., Crystal City, Texas
- or submit application and resume to:
- Camino Real Community Services
P.O. BOX 725, Lytle, TX. 78052
PHONE: 210-357-0359 or 357-0300
Job Application (MS Word)