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Hillside Childrens Center
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The Skill Builder I performs functions that assist in the care and treatment of youth and families, and assists in developing life and social skills in a community based setting, while establishing a safe physical and emotional environment for youth and families receiving services. Candidates must have the ability to engage youth and families in trust-based relationships, must have well developed advocacy skills, and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Continually demonstrates the emotional confidence and good judgment required to build productive, engaged children/youth/families and family relationships while implementing required rules and routines.
  • Responsible for managing youth/family activities within an individual or group dynamic, assuring the safety of the youth/families assigned, and applying appropriate emergency and crisis intervention principles and techniques.
  • Pro-actively maintains current knowledge of the youth/families emotional and behavioral status, assesses the effectiveness of service plans, and supports youth/families interactions with family and local community. 
  • Provide life skills and social skills training for youth and families.

High School Diploma/GED and at least 1 year of relevant experience working with youth is required. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in the human services or related field with no prior experience may also be considered. Applicants with at least 1 year of relevant experience working with youth are preferred. Applicants must have a valid NY state driver's license, must have their own reliable vehicle and must meet agency driving and insurance standards. Must enjoy working with youth to build skills and working with families providing supervised visitation.  Hours will vary depending on the day of the week.

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