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To learn more about our current employment opportunities at The Guidance Center of Westchester, please email our Human Resources Department.

Currently open positions are listed below...

Thursday
Feb152018

Registered Nurse (RN) – ACT Team

PROGRAM:     Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team

HOURS:          Part-time or Full-time 21-35 hours per week

QUALIFICATIONS:

NYS license and current registration to practice as a Registered Nurse. Clean current NYS driver’s license.  Electronic health reporting experience strongly preferred; excellent computer, writing and oral communication skills essential.   Knowledge of mental illness and psychotropic medications.  Willingness to deliver services in the field including at participants’ homes throughout Westchester County.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  

The Guidance Center of Westchester seeks an experienced Registered Nurse to join our new Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program based in Mount Vernon, New York, and serving all of Westchester County.  ACT delivers comprehensive services to individuals who are diagnosed with serious mental illness and whose needs have not been well met by more traditional, facility-based, services.   ACT services are evidence-based, person-centered, and individualized, and focused on outcomes for community reintegration, mental health stability, and active participation in normal life roles for work, education, living, relationships, and socialization.   Most services are delivered in the community in natural settings where problems arise. 

The ACT Team consists of a multi-disciplinary staff that includes a director, psychiatrist, RN, program assistant, and specialists in family, employment, housing, substance abuse, and peer wellness.  Each clinical team member carries a caseload, and provides general case management services in addition to any specialized services needed by recipients. 

Specific responsibilities of the Registered Nurse:

  • Conduct psychiatric and health assessments, counsel participants individually on self-care
  • Provide a range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services
  • Refer participants to community physicians and maintain contact with primary care providers
  • Administer injections and instruct participants on medication adherence
  • Coordinate laboratory services and reports
  • Document all services and progress notes in electronic health reporting
  • Order and store medical supplies
  • Attend clinical and administrative team meetings
  • Participate in staff development trainings

The Guidance Center of Westchester, now in our 76th year, offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and professional and collaborative working environment.  For confidential consideration please apply as follows:

Email Resume with Cover Letter:             ACT@theguidancecenter.org

DATE:    2/15/18

Wednesday
Feb142018

Driver

PROGRAM:                 Rebound

HOURS:                      Part time; Mon-Fri

8am-10am and/or 2pm-6pm

The Guidance Center of Westchester seeks a part time Driver responsible to provide reliable and courteous transportation service to program participants. S/he will be responsible to drive a 15 passenger van to transport individuals to and from specific pickup/drop-off locations in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Port Chester and Mamaroneck.

Responsibilities:

Drive a 15-passenger van to convey adolescents and adults to and from The Guidance Center of Westchester. Use the safest most efficient route to and from trip destinations. 

  • Ensures that participants are safely secured while in-route to destination
  • Conduct inspections of vehicle before departing; Complete a checklist of daily vehicle use; ensures that fuel is adequate and the vehicle is clean and in good condition. Watches for malfunctions of equipment and vehicles, and report incidents or problems to the director of operations. 
  • Aware of van insurance card location
  • Properly follow all traffic safety laws and regulations.
  • Reports all traffic violations or accidents to the director of operations immediately
  • Clean driving record
  • Must possess a positive and professional attitude

Required skills:

  • Must be comfortable driving a 15 passenger van; 
  • Must have a clean driving record; 
  • Must be courteous and patient; 
  • Must be able to speak, read and write the English language; 
  • Must possess a valid NY State Driver’s License; 
  • Background check required; 
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent preferred. 

SEND RESUMES TO:       Julianna Rosario at

                                      JRosario@TheGuidanceCenter.org

SALARY RANGE:             $11.00 per hour

DATE POSTED:                2/14/2018                                  

Friday
Feb092018

Administrative Program Assistant

PROGRAM:     Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team 

HOURS:         Full-Time, 35 hours per week 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree with 2 years related experience
  • Knowledge of Medicaid managed care
  • Proficient in MSWord, Excel, Outlook 
  • Electronic health reporting experience preferred
  • Clean NYS driver’s license
  • Excellent writing, oral communication, and customer service skills essential  

JOB DESCRIPTION:  

The Guidance Center of Westchester seeks an experienced administrative program assistant to join our new Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program based in Mount Vernon, New York, and serving all of Westchester County. ACT is a mobile program that delivers comprehensive services, in a team approach, to individuals who are diagnosed with serious mental illness and whose needs have not been well met by more traditional, facility-based, services. 

The ACT Team consists of a multi-disciplinary staff that includes a director, psychiatrist, RN, administrative program assistant, and specialists in family, employment, housing, substance abuse, and peer wellness.   The administrative program assistant will be

Specific responsibilities of the Administrative Program Assistant:

  • manage electronic and paper participant charts and records
  • enter data to several information management systems
  • receive and process referrals from Westchester County of new participants
  • prepare reports
  • maintain budget records for participant and program expenditures;
  • submit and track managed care authorizations; 
  • resolve basic billing issues
  • handle email and phone communications
  • coordinate communication between the team members and recipients;
  • maintain and update team member schedules
  • coordinate daily meetings
  • order supplies
  • other administrative duties as assigned

Email Resume with Cover Letter:  ACT@theguidancecenter.org

DATE:    2/9/18

Thursday
Feb082018

Special Education Teacher 

PROGRAM:       Rebound  

HOURS:            School calendar 

                         9:30am-12pm Mon-Fri

REQUIREMENTS:

M.S. Ed., MAT, or other Masters in education/special education.  1 year experience. NYS Special Education Certification. 

The Rebound Special Education Teacher will work 2.5 hours a day and provide special education support when needed and supervision to   10 – 15 students while they are engaged in APEX Learning on line tutorials.  

SKILLS & ABILITY:

  • Knowledge and understanding of  special needs of adolescents
  • Ability to manage a group of 10 – 15 students
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of each learner
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to do required paperwork accurately and  in a timely manner (assessments and updates)
  • Experience administering formal & informal educational assessments
  • Experience putting formal and informal assessment results into report form
  • Basic computer skills
  • Complete Progress Reports  

Contact Person:       Daniel Bonnet, Deputy Director

                                DBonnet@theguidancecenter.org

SALARY RANGE:      based on experience

DATE POSTED:         2/8/2018

Thursday
Feb082018

REGISTERED NURSE-NURSING DIRECTOR

PROGRAM:  The Guidance Center of Westchester’s Chemical Dependency Treatment Program 

HOURS:  Monday – Friday 5:45am – 1:45pm   

Methadone Maintenance Outpatient Treatment Clinic 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

• A valid RN license in state of NY.

• Current BLS CPR certification.

•Two year of recent and direct experience in behavioral health preferred.

• Must Successfully Pass Criminal and Background Checks, NYS Justice Center Registry Clearance and Finger printing will be done prior to employment. 

• Familiarity with Joint Commission, OASAS, DEA, DOH and OSHA standards. 

SKILLS:

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and have the ability to multitask.
  • Be able to critically think in a crisis situation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to be stern with decisions pertaining to medication administration and patient safety.
  • Computer literacy required.  

The CDTC team works with adults who have a history of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. 

The staff is multidisciplinary, composed of a part time Medical Director and Psychiatrist, fulltime Program Director, Nursing Director, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Behavioral Health Counselors, Licensed Social Worker and part time therapists. 

The Nursing Director will provide medication management; supervise LPN and RN, provide support in case of staff absence, assist in multidisciplinary decisions when necessary. The Nursing Director will have designated responsibilities and will work with the Medical Director in regards’ to assisting with physical and health assessments as needed. Nursing Director will also serve as healthcare Coordinator and Infection Control/Prevention Coordinator. 

 Some of the Nursing Director’s Responsibilities under the supervision of the Physician, Nurse Practitioner and or Program Director include but are not limited to: 

  • Assists Medical Director, Program Director, PA & Nurses with maintaining the daily work process of the clinic/s.
  • Review and implement medication orders and seek clarification as needed from the Medical Director.           
  • Meet with patients that are pregnant or have become pregnant during attendance to the treatment program        
  • Provided routine supervision of LPN, RN 
  • Maintain security and safety of medication safe area/ nursing unit.
  • Report any medication errors immediately to Medical and Program Director. Report any adverse effects Medical Director and initiate 911 protocol.          
  • Provide education to staff and patients ongoing/and as needed.
  • Participate in ongoing educational trainings, in-services and seminars.           
  • Participates in case conferences and multidisciplinary meetings. Attend incident Review, Director’s meeting, Supervisor’s Meeting       
  • Observe patient for medication safety prior to and after medication administration.
  • Assist PA, RN with the review lab letters as per MD order.        
  • Assessment of patients at medication window and in the building as needed.
  • Dose verifications with for patients admitted to another facility d/t hospitalization, extended medical care and incarceration.       
  • Participate in policy and Procedure review annually and as needed    
  • Update methadone doses in Lighthouse weekly
  • Lead in adhering to the recommended mandates to decrease the spread of infection.

Salary: TBD

Sheila Rhodes, LCSW-R

Program Director METRO

Email: srhodes@theguidancecenter.org

Fax: 914-355-5425

Only those invited to interview will be contacted.  

DATE:                    2/8/18