Kelberman Center Hiring

Seasonal Camp Counselor

The Camp Counselor provides supervision to campers within their assigned group and assists campers in their participation in the Awesome Summer Days Camp. The Camp Counselor helps to provide all children in the Awesome Summer Days Camp with enjoyable, fun and safe recreational and social experiences and implements behavior programs, as developed by the Camp Director, for individual children if needed.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Impart agency philosophy of the “power of individuals, family, and community working together to maximize our collective potential” Maintain confidentiality of information relating to individuals and their families in accordance with agency policy Provide supervision to all campers within their assigned group such that a camper is protected from any unreasonable risk to their health and safety in camp and while on field trips Assists group leader in completing head counts/attendance upon arrival, anytime the group transitions to another activity or area, and upon departure Provide direct visual supervision at all times for all campers within their assigned group Assist other counselors and instructors with large and small group activities, and assists campers in their participation in camp activities Help to provide all children in Awesome Summer Days Camp with enjoyable, fun and safe recreational and social experiences Implement behavior programs, as developed by the Camp Director, for individual children if needed Advise Camp Director of problem situations within their group as soon as possible Plan appropriate activities to meet the social/recreational needs of the individual children in conjunction with the Camp Director and other Awesome Summer Days Camp staff Communicate with parents verbally or in writing on a regular basis Maintain attendance records Evaluate the Awesome Summer Days Camp in writing Help to inventory and pack up all supplies and equipment at the end of the program Adhere to Agency’s policies and procedures as well as Department of Health guidelines Perform other duties at the discretion of the Camp Director or his/her designee Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Agency’s culture, values and mission. Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and agency regulations and operating standards.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

Must be 18 years old. High School Diploma. At least 3 years of post high school education preferred in the field of special education, recreation, social work, psychological, or a clinical area Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or experience working in recreation programs Basic Computer Skills (Including Windows, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Word) Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted Ability to lift and/or assist individuals in your care and the ability to meet the physical requirements of the specific job This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services and is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) or OMH (Office of Mental Health). Must have a valid New York State Driver’s License.

To apply send a resume to christopher.jones@kelbermancenter.org


Self Direction Coach

A Self Direction Coach is responsible to develop and plan services alongside an individuals self-directed service plans, in compliance with state, federal and Agency regulations and operating standards. The Self-Direction Coach works directly with individuals with developmental disabilities to plan and also provide habilitative (skill building) and supports as determined by the Self-Direction budget and the individual’s person centered support team. The Self-Direction Coach will work to increase skill level and decrease challenging behaviors of individuals with developmental disabilities by addressing goals outlined in their individual self-direction plan. The Self Direction Coach will provide services within the person’s home and in their community in order to promote independence, inclusion and quality of life. The Self Direction Coach is paid from the client’s personal Medicaid budget. The Self Direction Coach rate of pay is established by the client, not the Kelberman Center.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Activities include but are not limited to the following: Participate in activities as part of the Self-Direction team that may include meetings, trainings and committees. Provide transportation for the individual as required to carry out the goals and services of the individuals Self-Direction Plan. Plan, develop implement and monitor Individual Self-Direction plans for people receiving services through the OPWDD Self-Direction Program. Delivery of direct habilitation services to individuals while assessing appropriateness of plan as developed, progress/regression, continued appropriateness of plan. Oversee the safety and well-being of the individuals. Maintain and regularly compile data and documentation to be reviewed as required. Ensure positive and effective communication and cooperation within and between department, division, Center, family and community personnel. Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Center’s culture, values and mission. Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and Center regulations and operating standards.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED required. Associates Degree in field of psychology or related field preferred. Must have understanding of the characteristics of persons with developmental disabilities and behavior management. At least 1-year working with people with developmental disabilities and behavior management is preferred. Basic computer skills (Windows, Microsoft word, excel, adobe acrobat, Outlook, ability to utilize department software program). This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services, therefore, is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities). Must have a valid New York State Driver’s License. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted. Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality. Regularly attend scheduled shifts and meetings, being punctual. Exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a variety of people. The rate of pay is established by the individuals approved Self-Direction Budget and defined as Self-Hired staff.

To apply, send a resume to stephanie.clark@kelbermancenter.org


Mentor

A Mentor is responsible to implement and monitor individualized habilitation plans, in compliance with state, federal and Agency regulations and operating standards. The Mentor works directly with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) providing habilitative (skill building) and behavioral support. The Mentor will work to increase skill level and decrease challenging behaviors of individuals with autism by addressing goals outlined in their individual goal plan. The Mentor will provide services within the person’s home and in their community in order to promote independence, inclusion and quality of life.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Activities include but are not limited to the following: Participate in activities as part of the treatment team that may include meetings, trainings and committees. Provide transportation for the individual as required to carry out the goals and services of the individuals Habilitative Plan. Implement and monitor Individual Habilitation plans for people receiving services through the OPWDD Home and Community Based Waiver Program. Delivery of direct habilitation services to individuals while assessing appropriateness of plan as developed, progress/regression, continued appropriateness of plan. Oversee the safety and well-being of the individuals. Maintain and regularly compile data and documentation to be reviewed by supervisor as required. Ensure positive and effective communication and cooperation within and between department, division, Center, family and community personnel. Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Center’s culture, values and mission. Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and Center regulations and operating standards.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED required. Associates Degree in field of psychology or related field preferred. Must have understanding of the characteristics of persons with autism and behavior management. At least 1-year working with people with autism and behavior management is preferred. Basic computer skills (Windows, Microsoft word, excel, adobe acrobat, Outlook, ability to utilize department software program). This position has regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services, therefore, is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities). Must have a valid New York State Driver’s License. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted. Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality. Regularly attend scheduled shifts and meetings, being punctual. Exercise tact, discretion and judgment in working with a variety of people.

To apply, send a resume to Danielle.kall@kelbermancenter.org