The Arc Lexington
  • Gloversville, NY, USA
  • Full Time

The Emotional Support Specialist will be responsible for supporting the psycho-social needs for the people we support throughout the agency. They provide data and supporting observations for assessments while attending necessary meetings as a member of the psychology team. They will support staff and model behavioral strategies identified and trained by the psychology department. The Emotional Support Specialist is responsible for observing and reporting on the social, emotional, cognitive, and self-direction skills as well as suggesting recommendations, education, and training to the treatment teams regarding strengths and needs in these areas for the people we support. The Emotional Support Specialist may provide psychology supports and after hour's crisis intervention services as needed.

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We offer a competitive salary and exceptional benefits along with the opportunity to work in a team-oriented environment. If you are looking for a career that matters, this is it!

*** This position may qualify for up to $3000 of the Healthcare Bonus Award! ***

Lexington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Lexington is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Qualifications:

  1. A college degree in a Human services field with one year experience working with people who have intellectual developmental disabilities preferred.
  2. High School Diploma plus three years of experience working with people who have intellectual developmental disabilities required. Mental Health experience may be considered.
  3. CPR, First Aid and SCIP-R certification required. Ability to be SCIP-R Instructor certified may be required.
  4. Ability to build relationships and effectively communicate is required.
  5. Valid NYS driver's license with driving record acceptable to Agency standards is required.
  6. Must have own transportation.
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