Careers at BRiDGES

 

Temporary Part-Time Peer Specialist

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this temporary part time grant funded position is to provide person centered peer advocacy that focus on strengths, life experience, knowledge and the availability of choices to the people of we serve at Rockland Psychiatric Center. The hours required for this position are no more than sixty hours per month.

Duties:

  • Provide peer empowerment services, wellness and recovery planning, person centered goal setting during individual meetings and in groups.
  • Work collaboratively with participants to enhance situational problem solving, life and coping skill development, assertiveness training and general advocacy support.
  • Plan social/leisure/recreational services, including regularly community outings.
  • Writes and maintains person centered progress notes and group notes.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings, community support meetings and Peer Specialist support meetings.
  • Responsible for tracking and submitting monthly billing to Finance Department.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and protects Agency operations by keeping information confidential and secured, protecting all Consumer information and complies by HIPAA standards.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending mandatory trainings, educational workshops; reviewing professional publications and establishing personal network.
  • Adheres to all Agency policies and procedures, including but not limited to corporate compliance, personnel and fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains a strong attention to detail, insuring work is accurate and complete, and adheres to all established deadlines.
  • Effectively and professionally interacts with all levels of associates.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Must have completed the New York State Peer Specialist Certification
  • Undergraduate credits or degree in Human Services, or experience in mental health or addiction services preferred.
  • Ability to empathize with, relate to and work with recipients of mental health services.
  • Experience with mental health self-help activities, peer support or peer advocacy programs,
  • Valid driver’s license preferred..
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite products including Word, Outlook, Excel.

 

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:  Hr@bridgesrc.org.


 

Program Advocate: Housing and Transition Advocacy

Job Purpose:

BRiDGES operates a variety of programs guided by the Philosophy of Independent Living to provide services and supports for individuals with disabilities to experience autonomy in all areas of living.

The Program Advocate is primarily responsible for providing the essential core services of Independent Living in areas of Peer Counseling, Independent Living Skills, Information and Referral and Individual & Systems Advocacy.  BRiDGES’ serves as the Fiscal Intermediary for the PASER program by providing benefits and payroll administration to each individual self-employer; it is the Program Advocate’s responsibly to manage these functions.

 

Duties:

  • Assist individuals in their transition from a skilled nursing facility to accessible, affordable housing in the lower Hudson Valley.
  • Assist individuals in their transition from skilled nursing facilities to accessible, affordable housing with Rockland County.
  • Understand and coordinate the Rockland County SPOA application process by assisting individuals to supply the appropriate required documentation.
  • Maintain a familiarity of affordable housing options in Rockland County including private dwellings, subsidized housing and Project Based Section 8.
  • Provide job coaching services when needed.
  • Facilitate community outreach at key locations and designated events
  • Ensure all initial documentation is complete prior to initiating services
  • Assist people with food insecurities through the agency’s food pantry when needed
  • Maintain accurate record keeping, note taking, and data entry. Must be able to maintain solid documentation on all people served
  • Home visits and/or accompany individuals to appointments, as needed
  • Attend agency-sponsored in-service or training events
  • Must be able to implement independent living philosophy techniques with a leadership approach, designed and intended to empower people to achieve autonomy in the community regardless of disability and which service is provided
  • Conduct information and referrals, intakes and or enrollments within the area of specialty

 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (B. A.) plus a minimum of one year experience in a similar capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience working with people with disabilities
  • Fluent in Spanish, French Creole or American Sign Language a plus
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word. Ability to become proficient on other software products as utilized by the position
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills required; able to interact with all levels of associates in a respectful, confidential manner
  • Capable of communicating with and culturally sensitive to individuals with disabilities
  • Strong familiarity with disability issues and supporter of the philosophy of individuals empowerment
  • Effective and collaborative team player
  • Daily access to an automobile is required. A valid NY State Driver’s License and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Remain current in all agency required trainings
  • Candidates must be cleared and maintain an acceptable record under the criminal background check process
  • Must be clear and maintain an acceptable record under the Medicaid Fraud & Abuse clearance process
  • Must be able to travel locally and regionally for meetings, clean driving record and own transportation required
  • Maintain strong work ethics, and strict adherence to code of ethics, standards of conduct and confidentiality requirements

 

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:  Hr@bridgesrc.org.


 

PASER Administrative Specialist

Job Purpose:

The PASER Administrative Specialist is primarily responsible for providing essential supports to the program and to ensure compliance in all aspects of the program related to enrollment. Administrative Specialist is a member of a team that ensures that the fiscal intermediary services are delivered in accordance with the philosophy and best practices of the program. BRiDGES acts as a Fiscal Intermediary in a NY State Agency with Choice model, that allows people with disabilities to recruit, interview, hire, train and dismiss their own home care worker known as a Personal Assistant (PA). This is a non-licensed program.

 

Duties:

  • Ensure that all employee records are compliant with DOL and DOH guidelines, including reviewing and maintaining enrollment documents, health assessments, I9, Medicaid exclusion checks.
  • Ensure files are complete and provide periodic follow up for expired documentation.
  • Review and maintain time records and adjustment forms.
  • Maintain accurate record keeping, note taking, and data entry
  • Facilitates consistent learning and development on DOH and DOL standards to ensure document compliance.
  • Communicates effectively with Program Advocates regarding information that may affect the status of a PA including but not limited to: Medicaid exclusion, health assessments, active or inactive status, new applicants, work permit or ID expiration, etc.
  • Communicate effectively with the Director regarding payroll inquiries.
  • Attend agency-sponsored in-service/training
  • Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and protects Agency operations by keeping information confidential and secured.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Adheres to all Agency policies and procedures, including but not limited to corporate compliance, personnel and fiscal policies and procedures
  • Establishes and maintains a strong attention to detail, insuring work is accurate and complete, and adheres to all established deadlines
  • Effectively and professionally interacts with all levels of associates

 

Skills/Qualifications:

  • A High School Diploma or equivalency plus a minimum of two years of experience in an administrative or customer service capacity.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software, including excel, word and power point. Ability to become proficient on other software products as utilized by the position
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills required; able to interact with all levels of associates in a respectful, confidential manner
  • Effective and collaborative team player
  • A valid NY State Driver’s License and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
  • Remain current in all agency required trainings
  • Candidates must be cleared and maintain an acceptable record under the criminal background check process
  • Must be clear and maintain an acceptable record under the Medicaid Fraud & Abuse exclusion check
  • Maintain strong work ethics, and strict adherence to code of ethics, standards of conduct and confidentiality requirements

 

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:  Hr@bridgesrc.org.