Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc. - Schenectady, NY

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Northeast Parent & Child Society invites applications for a Per Diem Respite Provider for Schenectady, NY. This position provides critical respite services intermittent or regularly scheduled temporary care and/or supervision for foster placements.

Respite care provides parents, foster families and other caregivers with short-term child care services that offer temporary relief, improve family stability, and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect. Respite can be planned or offered during emergencies or times of crisis. Respite may be available to foster, kinship, and adoptive families, as well as birth families in need of support.

Skills/Qualifications: GED or high school diploma; reliable transportation; valid NYS driver's license; experience working with mentally ill children with behavioral/emotional challenges. Good computer skills for entering Medicaid-compliant paperwork; at least 21 years of age.

Work Schedule: Afternoons, evenings and weekends between 10-20 hours per week.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

NPCS is committed to the professional growth of its staff through on-going training and staff development. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to become a part of a dynamic, diverse, friendly and passionate team.

Northeast Parent and Child Society, Inc., as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws .

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