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Assistant Director Activities Coordinator West Brighton

Assistant Director/Activities Coordinator, West Brighton Neighborhood Senior Center. Under the supervision of the Director, this position assists in the overall administration of the senior center program, in accordance with the standards of NYC Department for the Aging. The Assistant Director develops, coordinates and conducts educational, recreational, physical fitness and artistic activities and shapes the program creatively, in-person and virtually. The Assistant Director assists with meal service and kitchen operations as well as other essential services. Essential duties include but are not limited to: creatively develop all senior programming, both in-person and virtual, coordinate, arrange and delivers various recreational, artistic, physical fitness, health related and educational activities designed to improve the quality of life and enhance daily functioning of members, assist in the kitchen with the provision of meal service as needed, ensure the safety of members and capably handles medical and other emergencies that arise when dealing with an aging population, work with staff (director, custodian, cook, driver, volunteers etc.) to ensure that all aspects of service delivery are provided in a manner that upholds the dignity of members, enhance the ambience of the center through décor and organization, ensure that virtual members have a quality member experience, assist the center Director in all aspects of the administration of the Senior Center with particular emphasis on the following activities: Program operations, including fiscal and program records and reports; attendance and contributions reports; inventory and billing; data entry: Program services, including scheduling; organization and operation of breakfast and congregate lunch programs; coordination of transportation services: Coordination and supervision of volunteers: Manages the Advisory Council and coordinates trips/activities: Community Outreach (outside of the center): Input and reconcile all center activities in DFTA’s database: Designs and produces the Center’s monthly newsletter and outreach materials: Manages the overall program operation in the absence of the Director: Participates in trainings offered by sponsoring organization and funding agency: May be assigned to other senior center sites as needed: Other duties may be assigned as needed. This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are generally 8:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday – Friday. A schedule of 7:00 AM – 3:00PM is required at times, including in the absence of the Director. Additional hours or adjusted hours may be required to meet program or client needs. Candidate must possess the Ability to effectively work with the public and/or with clients who pose challenges; Remain in a stationary position at work station/when teaching & use a computer at least 50% of the time; Ability to lift upwards of 15/20lbs in deliveries/supplies; ability to stand and/or conduct physical activities for at least 50% of the time. Qualifications: Associates or Bachelor’s Degree, Minimum of one (1) year experience in human services for the elderly or other vulnerable populations. Necessary skills/licenses/competencies: must complete CPR and AED training every 2 years; computer proficiency, including virtual programming abilities; creative abilities & recreational skills such as arts, crafts, exercise, dance, etc.;, cooking skills and must have/obtain NYC Food Handler’s license; excellent interpersonal skills & organization skills.

Teacher's Assistant

Responsibilities include providing support in an encouraging, positive and compassionate manner to individual’s ages 7-21 diagnosed with various disabilities, in a Supplemental Group Day Habilitation setting. Assist the individual’s to achieve their individual goals and provide services in accordance with OPWDD guidelines and with agency policy and procedures to develop skills required for a more independent lifestyle.  Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; Must have experience or a desire to work with individuals with special needs.

 This position is part time (approx. 15 hrs/week).  Ideal for college students majoring in the following subjects: psychology, physical/speech/occupational therapy, and education.

Direct Support Professional

The Role of a Direct Support Professional (DSP) is to provide assistance to people with intellectual disabilities to facilitate integration into the community. The DSP will support each person to become more independent. Typical job responsibilities of a Direct Support Professional include helping with personal hygiene and grooming, doing light housework, organizing recreational activities, Medical appointments, administering medication, accompanying Individuals we support to various community places, and advocating for their wants and needs . The Direct Support Professional is responsible for the daily care and supervision of the residence, which he/she is assigned, and the Individuals.  The Direct Support Professional must have the ability to communicate with and motivate each person toward achieving their valued outcomes. Must have high school diploma or GED; experience in the field of developmental disabilities; valid driver’s license (tri-state); and must complete OPWDD required training (provided upon hire).

Behavioral Intervention Specialist

The BIS is responsible for providing evaluation, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention in accordance with Catholic Charities of Staten Island policies, the regulations and requirements of applicable regulatory agencies and standards of the profession. Duties are (but not limited to) providing psychological assessment on individuals annually in areas of intelligence and adaptive behavior; develop treatment plans/goals based on an assessment; provide psychological services as prescribed by treatment plan in areas of behavior management, psychological counseling, crisis intervention, etc.; integrate therapeutic intervention techniques into programs through consultation with parent/guardian and staff at team meetings, case conferences or through other informal contacts; record progress on all active cases in therapy, monitors therapy status and makes appropriate recommendations as changes occur; develop a behavior plan for Individuals on psychotropic medication with a goal of decreasing their medication and reports to Human Rights Committee regarding behavior management, informed consent and psychotropic medication management; participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and annual reviews for purposes of planning, implementation and monitoring of individual plans; participate in pre-admission evaluations; maintain psychological testing material and order supplies with approval of supervisor; administer scores, analyzes and interprets diagnostic tests in cognitive and emotional areas; attend team meetings; train and instruct program staff in utilization of goals, behavior management, interpretation of test results; keep abreast of changes in field; perform other related duties as required. Qualificiations/Required Experience: Master’s Degree in Psychology and at least one year working with individuals with a developmental disability.

Director of Programs

This position is responsible for the direction and regulatory compliance with assigned programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Recruits, interviews, hires, orients, trains, appraises, supervises, disciplines and when necessary, terminate insubordinate staff; responsible for the oversight, direction and support to all Program Directors, Assistant Program Director for OPWDD programs; obtain approval of and oversees budget for programs; develops, implements and updates program policies and procedures for programs/divisions; formulate, recommend and implement long range plans for services and programs; prepare Program projections, reports and other statistics; inspect operating functions to evaluate and ensure efficiency and compliance with all governmental regulations, policies and laws; troubleshoot problems in programs; assure maintenance of required health and safety standards in program facilities; develop, implement and update Quality Assurance plans; work with COO in formulating operational policies/procedures; ensures all programs provide optimum level of Individuals care; completes required/special reports and prepare recommendations on findings to COO; plans for development and expansion of programs; keep abreast of OPWDD regulations/changes; serve as a standing member of Agency wide committees and outside committees; present all relevant information from programs to Compliance Officer to ensure Corporate and Medicaid Compliance.

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills; high level of interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, employees, Individuals, families, regulatory agencies, and other outside contacts; must be able to maintain strict confidentiality; proficiency in the use of personal computers, appropriate software and Email system; excellent analytical ability and ability to multi- task; expected to travel when necessary; excellent problem solving skills; Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or a related field a Master’s Degree in Human Services preferred; minimum of ten years of progressively more responsible managerial experience in Human Services with practical experiences in the OPWDD environment required, On – call 24/7 and must have own transportation.

Due to nature of position, on-call responsibility 24/7 is required

Probationary Period: 6 months

Bus Driver (part time)

Under the supervision of the Director, and in coordination with the Full-Time Bus Driver, perform all duties related to the provision of transportation services for the CCSI Senior Centers (Anderson & West Brighton Neighborhood Senior Centers) and responsible for the maintenance of the senior center vehicles. Duties include: responsible for the safe transport of participants to/from their homes and the centers; safe transport of participants for recreational purposes; responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of the center vehicles; responsible for daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly paperwork and reports; responsible for the collection and reporting of daily transportation revenues; responsible for making bank deposits/trips to stores for purchases for the program/trips to the post office and any other errands deemed necessary to help the program function efficiently. This is a part-time position at 21 paid hours per week. Days of work are generally Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 7:30am-3:30pm. Flexibility is required for other weekdays and for additional hours of coverage when the Full-Time Driver is on leave. May be requested to work Cooling Center operations during mandatory evening and weekend hours. Qualifications/Experience required: HS Diploma or GED; current CDL-C license with a Passenger endorsement; 3 years driving experience in NY City; must have no more than one moving violation in the past 24 months; no driving-related convictions; ability to assist individuals on and off the bus; must be able to work well with seniors and take suggestions; must complete the CPR and AED training yearly.


Duties include a variety of work in the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds at various sites including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, snow removal and painting. Repair and treat structures such as floors, showers, sinks, walls, roofs, and carpets; cleans debris from roof gutters. Perform minor troubleshooting, repairs, and adjustments of locks; repair door hinges; clean plugged key slots; change filters on various ventilation units; hook up and services kitchen appliances. Report mechanical malfunctions to Supervisor, assists in moving furniture and equipment at various sites; set up/break down party rooms. Open/close campus site buildings; activate/deactivate building alarms. Assist with special projects as needed. This is a full time non-exempt position, must have a minimum of 3 yrs experience. Valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs without assistance and willingness to work outside in inclement weather as needed.

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