Creating Hope. Transforming Lives
Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice. Catholic Charities of Onondaga County helps people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.
The Skill Builder will work closely with families and youth to identify and overcome behavioral challenges that have inhibited student success. Work one-to-one or in small groups with children/youth 5-18 years of age with emotional/behavioral challenges. In conjunction with the youth, family, and program staff, skill-building mentors design and provide activities that incorporate skills needed to live successfully in their homes and communities. Instruct in skills specific to each child, such as anger-management or anxiety reduction techniques, friendship skills, or relating to authority figures. Assist in creating lasting community connections of interest and accessible to the child and family. Report progress regularly to the program manager. Report any emergencies or significant incidents to program manager. Maintain accountability for participants assigned to your care.
This is a part time position; evenings and weekends
Associate’s Degree with three (3) years relevant experience required. Advanced Degree in mental health, social work and TCI training strongly preferred. Valid N.Y.S. Driver’s License, registered and insured vehicle, N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance.
Basic engagement skills; Oral and written communication skills; Problem solving skills; Ability to address serious behaviors in children/adolescents; Flexibility to work afternoon, evenings and weekends.
Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer