Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Therapeutic Support Specialist - Full Time - Syracuse

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/21/2020 2:45 PM)
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Care with me in mind.


Our mission is to help individuals achieve their highest level of capability and increase opportunities for their future success. We are committed to person-centered, family-focused services. We serve children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, experiencing mental health challenges and children who cannot remain at home and require foster care placement including children who are Unaccompanied Refugee Minors who come to the United States from around the world.


The Therapeutic Support Specialist will provide CPST (Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment) services to program participants including Rehabilitative Psycho-education, Intensive Interventions, Strengths-Based Treatment Planning, Rehabilitative Supports, Crisis Avoidance, and Intermediate Term Crisis Management. Implement goal-directed supports and solution-focused interventions as set forth in the participant’s treatment plan. Participate in the initial development of treatment plans and adhere to the treatment plan throughout service delivery. Provide CPST services in-person with participants, family/caregiver or other collateral supports. Provide CPST services in a manner that is trauma informed, and culturally and linguistically competent. Provide timely and accurate documentation of contact and related records. Report incidents and issues to supervisor immediately. Ensure delivery of services as outlined by the service plan. Provide continuous monitoring that family choice and voice is present in service delivery


A Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or a related human services field and one year of related experience with Children's mental health, substance abuse, and/or foster care, OR a Master's Degree in social work, counseling, psychology or a related human services field and certification in an Evidence Based Practice, OR a Bachelor degree with certification in an evidence-based practice consistent with the CPST component being delivered OR a Bachelor degree with 3 years of experience in children’s mental health, addiction, and/or foster care/child welfare/juvenile justice Successful completion of the criminal background check, and State Central Registry clearance. Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, knowledge of best practices working with children and families, and demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.


Toomey Residential and Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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