Careers at BRiDGES

IDDATI/Re-Entry Case Manager

BRiDGES, whose mission is to provide advocacy and leadership in the creation and development of an accessible and integrated community for people with disabilities, so that they may pursue lifestyles of their choice, is seeking a full-time IDDATI/Re-Entry Case Manager.

Job Purpose:

To provide assessment and case management for individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities who are in the criminal justice system as an alternative to incarceration. Following assessment, to determine the services needed, develop individualized service plans and case manage while communicating and providing reports to the District Attorney’s Office.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Masters in Human Services, Social Work, or Psychology preferred.
  • Experience with Intellectual /Developmental Disabilities.
  • Experience with understanding criminogenic need and the criminal justice system.
  • Understanding of person-centered, strengths-based practice.
  • Strong verbal, written communication and organization skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work as a member of a case management team.
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Candidate will be required to disclose associations and/or family members under the supervision of parole or probation or currently incarcerated.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite products including Excel, Word, Outlook.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@bridgesrc.org 

 


Bilingual Program Advocate

BRiDGES, whose mission is to provide advocacy and leadership in the creation and development of an accessible and integrated community for people with disabilities, so that they may pursue lifestyles of their choice, is seeking a full-time Bilingual Program Advocate.

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.

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

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@bridgesrc.org 

 


Job Coach

BRiDGES, whose mission is to provide advocacy and leadership in the creation and development of an accessible and integrated community for people with disabilities, so that they may pursue lifestyles of their choice, is seeking a part-time Job Coach.

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 Job Coach and Summer Job Coach provides a variety of tasks, including working with people with disabilities to help them meet their goals in individual employment settings. This will include (but not limited to) giving guidance and support on professional workplace attire, timeliness, social skills, and other related topics. Must be willing to work flexible hours.

Skills/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • History of working with people with disabilities, a plus.
  • Good interpersonal skills along with, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Treats people with respect; and sensitivity for cultural differences
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s license, with a clean driving record. May be required to use personal transportation to carry out job duties, and will be required to adhere to agency transportation policies.
  • Satisfactory background check required.
  • Able to lift 30 lbs.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite products.
  • Reacts well under pressure.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and protects operations by keeping information confidential and secured.
  • Adheres to all Agency policies and procedures, including but not limited to corporate compliance, personnel policies, HIPAA and all 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.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@bridgesrc.org