Waiver Service Provider
Lower Hudson Region (WSP)
Bridges to Health (B2H) - Lower Hudson Valley RegionTRAVEL REQUIRED throughout Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties
28 hours per week, flexible hours including early evening and weekends.
The Part Time Waiver Service Provider will be assigned cases and provide services on a short or full term basis to children and families enrolled in the Bridges to Health Program.
The Part Time WSP will be assigned cases within counties in the Lower Hudson Region. She/he will have access to the Irvington office. Responsibilities include introduction and educating the children and families of the Bridge to Health Waiver Services Program.
Based on training, experience and qualifications, the Waiver Service Provider will be called upon to provide one or more of the following services to children and families enrolled in the Bridges to Health program. In no event shall a WSP provide services where he/she does not meet the minimum qualifications necessary to provide such service as documented in the Bridges to Health program manual.
Family/Caregiver Supports- A service meant to assist the family as an entity and to also serve as an advocate. This WSP (Waiver Service Provider) can assist in locating community resources, teach the parents how to locate their own community resources, coach parents in visits, enhance sibling visits through focusing on family interaction, and assist foster parents in providing enhanced structure in the home. As a family centered agency, this WSP works with both parents and foster parents to ensure shared parenting and consistency for the young person.
Skill Building- A service focusing on the childs specific needs that enhances their ability to function effectively in the community. This WSP often focuses on struggles such as anger management, frustration tolerance, money management, communication and socialization.
Planned Respite- The WSP for this service provides the caretakers with a break so that they can rest and function more effectively upon the childs return home. They also work to have the young person involved in some positive recreation in the community. In intensive cases, planned respite can be used as an overnight stay in another foster parents home.
Prevocational Services- A service designed to help prepare youth 14 and older with job preparation and attainment.
Supportive Employment- A service designed to help youth 14 and older maintain employment. They are often a liaison between the employer and the youth should there be struggles. They can actually go on site with the client.
Special Needs Community Advocacy and Support- WSP is a Masters level in Education and works towards the childs improved functioning in the school. They educate parents/caretakers on their rights in the school system and the special education system as well as assist them in advocating for what they feel their youth needs. This worker also collaborates with school professionals to better understand the childs specific behavioral/emotional/academic needs and develop plans, usually behavioral, that are tailored to the youths needs.
Crisis Avoidance, Management and Training- This Masters level WSP focuses on the what crisis looks like for family and tries to help them learn what are the issues that usually lead to crisis. They develop a safety plan with the family and child and practice the plan, identifying resources and skills needed to prevent hospitalization and out-of-home placements.
Immediate Crisis Response- A service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The WSP is most often the Crisis Avoidance Worker, familiar with the safety plan and skills needed to work though a crisis with the family. Families call the hotline and are able to get support over the phone or in the home in the event of a crisis. The goal is most often to prevent movements, disruptions and hospitalizations.
Intensive In-Home Supports- Follow up crisis services, in that the Crisis Avoidance Management and Training WSP can go into the home additional hours after a crisis to help ensure stability, review the crisis and identify what did and did not work.
Crisis Respite- In the event of a crisis we are able to provide respite for the family either by sending in the respite worker to work one-on-one with the child or for an extended rest period, in which case the child would be placed in another foster home for a brief period.
Adaptive and Assistive Equipment- B2H is able to provide for aids, controls, appliances or supplies intended to supplement New York States approved Medicaid State Plan medical equipment and supplies coverage to increase functioning.
Accessibility Modifications- Internal and external physical adaptations to the home or other residence of foster child that is necessary to support the health and welfare of the waiver participant.
Day Habilitation Services- A service that assists those children with the developmental disabilities with the self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to successful functioning in the home and community. This WSP often assists with educating the caretakers on how to appropriately provide for the child as well.
Competitive salary. EOE.
Fax or e-mail resume with cover letter & salary requirements to:
914-591-9435, HR Dept