Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children, families and the community by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.

Work at ANDRUS

TO APPLY FOR A POSITION: Please send your resume and cover letter over to andrusjobs@jdam.org. You may also fax your resume and cover letter to 914-965-3883. Please indicate what position you are interested in.

Current Job Opportunities

Custodian - 8 month Temporary role, Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children and their families by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.

ANDRUS is looking for a Custodian. The primary responsibility of the Custodian is to keep the cottages and other assigned work areas clean and disinfected. This position performs a variety of custodial duties to maintain cleanliness and orderliness of spaces that include but are not limited to all offices, rooms, bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, restrooms, closets, stairwells, windows and outdoor spaces.

***This is for a 8 month temporary role, working 8am to 5pm, Saturday through Wednesday.

Minimum Requirements:
• High school diploma or GED
• At Least one year of work experience required in routine custodial duties, including dusting, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, carpet cleaning and restocking paper and soap supplies.
• Good Oral and Written Communication Skills.
• Ability to adhere to organization’s core values.
• Driver’s License in good standing.
• Physical requirements:
o Must possess ability to sit, stand, walk, run, climb stairs, and lift weights of up to 30lbs.

Maintenance Mechanic, Per Diem, Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS is looking for a Maintenance Mechanic to join our facilities team.  The Maintenance Mechanic  is responsible for maintenance of the agency’s buildings and grounds, ground equipment and tools, responsible for maintaining the upkeep of building and equipment and for various projects as assigned by the Facilities Manager. Perform other duties as assigned.

Schedule is Monday through Friday as needed, 8am to 5pm, but must be flexible to be on-call outside of normal work hours to handle emergencies during the evenings or weekends when required.

Minimum Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a maintenance/construction worker capacity or a related field.  Intermediate level of all trades (Specifically, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting) are a must.  Valid NYS driver’s license required.  Must have the ability to speak and understand English.  Must possess ability to stand, walk, see, climb stairs, lift weights of up to 100 lbs.  Ability to load and unload vehicles.  Ability to operate motorized equipment safely.  Must be willing to both work with, and seek to increase their sensitivity and competency in working with clients with diverse characteristics that may include, but are not limited to any of the following race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical and mental health histories, and differing socio-economic backgrounds.  Must be flexible in service provision to clients in terms of location of services, which may include, but are not limited to in agency facilities, in the client’s home, in the client’s community, at the client’s school, in another service provider, etc. as indicated by the nature of service and the client’s needs.

Bilingual Business Operations Associate, White Plains, NY

Andrus provides annually a broad network of supports to over 2,500 vulnerable children and families of all backgrounds and means. Our mental health division (MHD) extends individualized child and family interventions, supports parents, caregivers, and helps children and their families build on their unique strengths while managing their particular challenges.  With Clinics in Yonkers, White Plains, and Peekskill, we are able to provide services to families in northern, southern, and central Westchester.

The Bilingual Business Operations Associate provides general financial and administrative support in a fast paced front desk clinic operation; ensures commercial and MMC Insurance Eligibility is verified daily; checks in patients at MHD clinics and collects co-pays and payments on account; maximizes collections and reduces write-offs by adhering to agency protocol; supports clinicians in maximizing their appointment schedules; verifies insurance eligibility for any and all last minute appointments outside of the normal 48 hour in-advance verification procedures; provides exemplary customer service and presents a professional Image; maintains a professional image when dealing with callers and visitors and generally ensures the smooth functioning of the front office and clinic.  Shift is Monday through Thursday working 12pm to 8pm and Friday working 11am to 7pm.

 

The qualified candidate will possess:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years experience in clinic or group medical office setting OR High School Diploma with a minimum of 4 years experience in clinic or group medical office setting.  Some college or Business Training School a plus.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft applications
  • Ability to interact with public and staff in a professional manner
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills
  • Well organized and able to multi-task
  • Ability to travel to our other clinics in White Plains, NY and Peekskill, NY as needed for coverage purposes
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) is a a requirement
Behavior Therapist, Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS is looking for a Behavior Therapist for the campus program.  This position is responsible for guiding and implementing behavioral interventions to youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other comorbid disorders within the residential setting. The Behavior Therapist, will work closely with the psychologist and with the respective cottage treatment team and the clinical team. The program has an integrated approach that includes applying Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and focusing on trauma-informed care as well as sensory and body regulation. The behavior therapist will be responsible for making data-driven decisions on individual intervention strategies while utilizing evidence based treatments and creating feasible Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) for individuals needing increased support.  The Behavior Therapist will also have a unique opportunity to work on carrying out Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) strategies in the residential cottage to further improve learning and decrease problem behavior.   In addition, the Behavior Therapist will develop and strengthen their training/presentation expertise to support staff members, coach caregivers, and work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary treatment team including OT, PT, social work, psychiatry, nurses, and milieu treatment. Additional professional opportunities available to further advance experience, profession, and training.

 

The Schedule would be Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

 

The qualified candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred)
  • Minimum of two year’s experience and working with individuals with Autism and comorbid diagnoses.
  • Knowledge and/or proven experience working with children who have high functioning autism as well as a range of comorbid psychiatric challenges, learning challenges, trauma histories, and sensory needs.
  • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a high paced, demanding, creative, and collaborative environment.
  • Commitment and ability to practice the commitments of the Sanctuary Model.
  • Able and willing to receive constructive feedback and set and strive towards goals.
  • Excellent organizational and writing skills.
  • Charismatic or a good speaker and has the ability to teach or co-teach concepts and strategies.
  • Experience working in a Residential Setting
  • Must be able to work with other philosophies and approaches in a collaborative manner
  • Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Reach
    • Walk
    • Climb Stairs
    • Bend
Clinical Supervisor, Yonkers, NY

The Clinical Supervisor is a member of the Residential Clinical Services Department and assists in the direction of Comprehensive Treatment Planning.  The Clinical Supervisor provides clinical and administrative supervision to the Clinical Social Workers within the department.  The Clinical Supervisor assumes administrative duties within the department in the absence of the Director of Clinical Services.  This employee will perform their job responsibilities in a safe and responsible manner, and will interact professionally and effectively with clients and co-workers of diverse backgrounds.

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for helping to model and maintain the core values of a therapeutic milieu throughout the agency.  This employee’s responsibilities include helping the clinical staff to understand their role as the coordinator of the treatment team, as this pertains to the communication of the children’s histories, and the monitoring of inter-disciplinary collaboration, and maintaining compliance with the concepts of Sanctuary.

The Clinical Supervisor directly assists the Clinical Director in the oversight of the department, and is responsible for helping to identify needs within the department and the agency as a whole.  This employee will help to identify strengths and weaknesses within the department, will help to address development needs, and will help to monitor and improve morale.  The Clinical Supervisor will also help to define treatment in the agency, and to ensure that treatment needs are being carried out effectively both within the department, and between departments.

This position holds a 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday.

 

The qualified candidate will possess:

  • New York State LCSW-R.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Experience working with children in a mental health setting.
  • Physical Requirements: Reach, Walk, Climb Stairs, Bend, and Lift.
  • Ability to travel and possess a valid driver’s license in good standing.
Grants Manager, Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children and their families by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.

The Grants Manager is responsible for researching and writing applications for potential grant opportunities, cultivating relationships with both public and private entities that award grants. The Grants Manager interfaces with all program managers to understand their program strengths and needs, and which grant opportunities might close program gaps or open up new service areas. The Grants Manager is responsible for assisting program and finance staff with grant reporting and vouchering.

The qualified candidate will possess:

  • Five years’ experience writing formal grants/proposals, preferably in the healthcare or mental health fields, or in nonprofits serving the underserved.
  •  Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred, in related fields including Sciences, Social Sciences, or Communication.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values.
    • Physical Requirements: reach, speak, hear.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Yonkers, NY

We are looking for a candidate with a specialty in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.  The candidate should be comfortable in addressing behavioral and emotional issues, familiar with medical disease processes, and knowledgeable with prescribing and managing psychotropic medications.  The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries of patients and for providing advice and guidance to patients, and their families as indicated, concerning diet, sexual activity, hygiene and disease prevention.

A candidate who is flexible, innovative, and comfortable collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team (Primary care physicians, psychotherapists, nurses, and special education instructors) is required.  You will be working with a caring and supportive team that is dedicated to high standards of quality and patient satisfaction.

The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner will be supervised by the Vice President or Campus Programs or designee.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provides psychiatric diagnostic/medication evaluations and medication management for the children/ youth and families served by the ANDRUS Mental Health Division
  • Provide children/youth and families with all necessary medication education and psycho-education
  • Performs acts of diagnosis and treatment of alteration in health status.  Prescribes, dispenses or administers medical therapeutics and corrective measures such as treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease or injury in patients.
  • Monitors patients’ progress and evaluates the effectiveness of prescribed treatments to modify treatment plans and diagnoses and necessary.
  • Refers patients to medical specialists or other providers as necessary.
  • Counsels patients and their families as indicated, on health related issues such as diet, sexual activity and personal hygiene and recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
  • Keeps abreast of professional trends and developments through review of professional literature and attendance at seminars and workshops.
  • Performs related professional duties as required.
  • Medicaid Treatment Planning and Discharge Planning.
  • Clinical consultation and supervision.
  • Consults with clinic staff in triaging phone calls, addressing medication problems, and requests for refills. Responds promptly to staff’s questions or requests.
  • Collects, records and maintains patient medical information such as medical histories, reports and examination results; analyzes and interprets patients’ histories, symptoms, and physical findings to develop appropriate diagnoses.
  • Conducts comprehensive routine physical examinations of patients to assess their growth and development and identify potential disorders.  Conducts non-routine physical examinations of patients or orders and interprets diagnostic tests to evaluate patient’s medical condition, diagnose disorders and develop treatment plans.
  • Orders and monitors appropriate laboratory tests at clinically indicated frequency
  • Monitors and reviews children/youth charts for medication/medical issues with appropriate follow-up
  • Provides medical provider review of medical records as clinically indicated, and as required by contracts or as necessitated by state or federal regulations
  • Provides crisis support for clinical emergencies as arranged
  • Provides after-hours on-call psychiatric services at frequency negotiated with the Clinic Manager, Clinic Director, and/ or the Chief Psychiatrist
  • Attends mandatory training and complies with individualized training plans if required
  • Reports high risk/problem cases and solicits consultation and help as needed
  • Attends supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor, and incorporates supervision into clinical practice and job performance
  • Completes 95% of all paperwork by the due date
  • Engages children/youth and their families in the treatment process and goal-setting
  • Identifies/provides appropriate intervention for risk factors including lethality
  • Works constructively with children/youth to reach agreed upon outcome, and coordinates care with internal and external providers
  • Maintains appropriate professional boundaries and standards
  • Provides appropriate follow-up with receiving prescriber as indicated
  • Exhibits professionalism, enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment
  • Maintains effective interpersonal relations with children/youth, peers, management, visitors, and the general public
  • Effectively responds to children/youth/family needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, and provides timely response to phone calls, pages, email and other requests
  • Works cooperatively with other community agencies as appropriate and as agreed with supervisor, participates in committees, task forces, of ANDRUS – Mental Health Division, or the community

 

Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Licensed in the state of New York as an Advanced Practice Nurse at the time of employment
    • Specialty in Pediatrics and/or Family Medicine preferred
  • Board Certified at the time of employment
  • DEA, NPI, and prescriptive authority
  • Graduate from a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program
  • Current Certified Advanced Practice Nurse to be knowledgeable with the treatment of children/adolescents in the community mental health system of care as well as being well versed in the principles of managed healthcare.
  • Nurse Practitioner must be knowledgeable and current with regard to psychopharmacology, medical/psychiatric interface, and evidence-based neuropsychiatric/neurobehavioral diagnosis and treatment.
  • Nurse Practitioner must be able to provide leadership and collaboration with multidisciplinary mental health team in the delivery of comprehensive and integrated clinically appropriate interventions.
  • Knowledge of documentation in electronic medical record and e-prescription writing are required
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Providers certification by the American Heart Association
Sanctuary Institute Faculty Member, Yonkers, NY

The Sanctuary Institute Faculty Member is responsible for planning, developing, monitoring and delivering training and consultation services as specified within the client contract timeframe to sites selected by the Director of the SI. The position is scheduled 9 AM -5 PM, Monday through Friday. Flexibility is a must for the role. The role entails approximately 60% travel with 50% overnight travel domestic.

 

The qualified candidate will possess:

  • MSW, LCSW, LMSW, MPH or comparable graduate degree.
  • Minimum of two years experience with the Sanctuary Model.
  • Minimum of one year training and group process experience.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong technological background.
  • Must have ability to travel.
  • Valid NYS Drivers License.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, see, climb stairs, and carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values.

ANDRUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chief Nurse, Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children and their families by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.

The Health Center at our School and Residential Health Center’s on our spacious 110 acres campus in Yonkers, NY ensures the quality and safe delivery of well-rounded nursing needs form medication distribution, vaccinations, health check’s and any medical concerns that may arise in our youth residents and staff.

The Chief Nurse is responsible for supervision of nursing staff, coordination of care with other disciplines, provision of quality medical care for residents and day students, and oversight of employee health issues. The Chief Nurse is responsible for all aspects of Health Center operation including inventory & supply, participation in budget planning, and oversight of physical plant. The Chief Nurse is responsible for the development of practices monitoring and ensuring compliance with all Health Center licensing bodies. In addition the Chief Nurse is responsible for development and implementation of enhancements in areas including patient education, health care and wellness, and policy development

Schedule is a 35-hour workweek, available evening, and weekend hours for emergencies. Flexibility required meeting unexpected scheduling needs and Availability for emergency consultation is required.

The qualified candidate will possess:
• Current New York State nursing license (RN)
• Five years Nursing Experience (Preferably mental health or pediatric health setting)
• Five years supervisory experience in inpatient or residential setting
• Strong oral, written and computer communications skills
• Current BLS training
• High level of personal organization
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values
• Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing
• Physical Requirements:
o Reach
o Walk
o Climb Stairs

BENEFITS
• Health insurance for employees and families including domestic partners
• Dental insurance
• Paid vacation leave
• Paid sick leave –
• Paid holidays
• 401 (k) plan
• Company-paid short-term disability insurance
• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS nurtures hope in children by providing care that empowers them to succeed and by promoting innovation and standards of excellence in the care of children in our community and beyond; ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children and their families by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.

Based in Yonkers, NY, just 20 miles outside of New York City, ANDRUS http://andrus1928.org  is a family-centered social service agency offering an array of innovative programs to help children, families and communities meet their full potential. A leading provider of mental and behavioral health services and programs, ANDRUS serves almost 4,000 children and families from throughout the NY-metro area annually. In addition, the agency’s work with the Sanctuary Model has made it a global leader in the field of trauma-informed care and an advocate for change in the way individuals with mental and behavioral health issues are identified and treated.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for managing many of the daily administrative operations and support functions of ANDRUS. The agency’s Human Resource, Corporate Compliance, and Training department will fall under this position’s oversight. The VP and CAO is a member of the Agency’s Leadership Team and works with Department Heads and Executive Leadership team to ensure the agency recruits, hires, and retains a superior workforce, assesses and operationalizes an appropriate course of quality and compliance within her/his respective oversite, creates opportunities for internal and external innovation and instruction and develop and support a strong and innovative career based support ladder for ANDRUS’ workforce. This position reports to the President and CEO and, as such, provides counsel to Executive Leadership on all matters of employment and workforce development. Interfaces with the ANDRUS Board of Directors, specifically the HR, Program, Strategic Implementation Committees, providing the necessary data, analysis, and support to those Committees. The individual in this position also acts as a liaison with our Human Resources and Compliance-related contacts. This position is thoroughly involved in business and strategic planning, implementation of policies, development of improvements and other activities.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum of ten years of management/leadership experience in the non-profit sector
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong skills in a variety of software applications
Excellent leadership and organizational skills
Solid understanding of business functions (HR, Compliance, etc.)
Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations
Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values
Strong background in staff training and public speaking
Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing
Physical Requirements:
o Reach
o Walk
o Climb Stairs

Please send cover letter and resume to andrusjobs@jdam.org

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children and their families by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the President & CEO, Senior Director of Special Projects, and Executive Leadership team. This position occasionally assists other departments as required. Among the many functions are: tracking incoming and outgoing paperwork, processing reports, drafting communication, internal/external special event coordination, report writing, assisting with fund-raising projects and some vendor management. This key position also requires the ability to act as a liaison between departments, assist in managing a complex schedule, and possess a professional and confident demeanor to handle confidential and sensitive information and documentation, all to facilitate the smooth functioning of the agency as a whole. In addition to this, the applicant has to be a team player and proficient in coordinating the many aspects of event management. The applicant must possess exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal. This position interacts with all aspects of the organization, including Board members, staff members, business associates, the children and families we serve, and many more. This role serves as the first point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, and the expectation is that all constituents are engaged in a pleasant and upbeat manner.

The schedule is 9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday. Some nights and weekends might be required as needed.

ENTRY LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS:
• A.A degree at minimum; B.A. or B.S. preferred
• Minimum of three to five years of relevant office experience, including correspondence, filing, schedule management, and interface with internal and external customers
• Must be able to appropriately interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization, including executive leadership/staff, donors, Board Committee members, and occasional government and community contacts.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills are required – writing samples a plus. A written exam will be included in the interview.
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
• Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
• Outstanding organizational and follow-through skills. Strict attention to detail is a must.
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. High energy, positive attitude, and assertive nature a must!
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, or Adobe equivalent, and knowledge and experience with a variety of social media applications.
• Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values.
• Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing.
• Physical Requirements:
o Reach
o Walk
o Climb Stairs
o Bend
o Visual acuity (with correction as needed)
o Auditory acuity (with correction as needed)

Residential Case Worker, Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS, a leader in the field of treatment and services for children and families, and the home of the Sanctuary Institute, is seeking a Residential Case Worker for its campus programs.

The Residential Case Worker is responsible for the coordination of case management services for children (and their families) that attend the Orchard School. The case manager is primarily responsible for the case management of children who are here through DSS contracts, but will also serve children in the residential program and day program who are not connected with DSS.
The Residential Case Worker must demonstrate strong knowledge regarding case management services, must work effectively with families, and work collaboratively with the clinical social workers and other team members. The Residential Case Worker maintains relationships with outside agencies through phone contact and/or face-to-face meetings and is able to represent ANDRUS at meetings. The position may require the flexibility to work evenings and do home visits.

The qualified candidate will possess:

• Bachelors in Social Work or related field – BSW or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong skills in a variety of software applications.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values
• Valid Driver’s License or ability to acquire one within three months of service
• Physical Requirements:
Reach
Walk
Climb Stairs
Bend

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to HR-JP Department at 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 or email andrusjobs@jdam.org or fax 914-965-3883.

ANDRUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group but, minority groups are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of this group. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Day Clinician, Yonkers, NY

The Day Treatment Social Worker is the clinician primarily responsible for the children and families on their caseload.  This responsibility means compiling a thorough history and assessment of the children and family through varied means, developing a comprehensive treatment plan along with the entire treatment team, leading and facilitating the team’s efforts to assist the children and families’ growth and change, and providing innovative treatment approaches with both with the individual children and with the family when able.

 

The Day Treatment Social Worker provides individual, family, and group therapy using a range of therapeutic models and techniques.  She or he maintains accurate and timely paperwork, monitors and leads the treatment plan review process and is an active and involved member of the campus teams. She or he is responsible for providing clinical practices that are highly effective, and participate in the ongoing acquisition of knowledge, a core commitment of both the agency and the department.

 

The Day Treatment Social Worker is also responsible for successfully representing the agency at ongoing meetings, to include CSE reviews, treatment planning conferences, court hearings, and other professionally related events.  Excellent communication with children, families and school districts is a must.  This position requires a person who is flexible, creative, good at collaborating with others, and can practice the Sanctuary commitments.  Schedule is Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM.

 

Minimum Requirements:  New York State LMSW. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Valid Driver’s License in good standing. Ability to hear and move well enough to carry out job responsibilities in an adequate manner.

Licensed Practical Nurse (Part Time), Yonkers, NY

The Nursing staff at our Health Center on our spacious 110 acres campus in Yonkers, NY ensures the quality and safe delivery of well-rounded nursing needs form medication distribution, vaccinations, health check’s and any medical concerns that may arise in our youth residents and staff.  The nurse carries out this process in a collaborative relationship with the patient, staff and other health team members.

 

The schedule for this Part Time LPN position is Tuesday through Friday, working 2pm to 9pm.

 

The qualified candidate will possess:

  • New York State Licensed Practical Nurse and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Must have successfully passed the NCLEX-LPN exam and licensed to practice in NYS for new graduates. Some clinical experience with pediatric, behavioral health and school-based nursing, a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, medication administration skills, nursing clinical skills: physical/mental/emotional assessment skills to gather measurements/data, collect signs and symptoms for the health care team.
  • Experience with trauma preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing.

 

Compensation:  $29.00 per hour

Registered Nurse (Per Diem), Yonkers, NY

The Nursing staff at our School and Residential Health Center’s on our spacious 110 acres campus in Yonkers, NY ensures the quality and safe delivery of well-rounded nursing needs form medication distribution, vaccinations, health check’s and any medical concerns that may arise in our youth residents and staff.  The nurse carries out this process in a collaborative relationship with the patient, staff and other health team members.

 

The schedule for this Per Diem RN position can be:

  • Monday through Friday, 7am to 3pm
  • Monday through Friday, 2pm to 9pm
  • Weekends for 7am to 9pm, entire shift or 7 hours.
  • School Health Center from Monday through Friday, 8:15am to 3:15pm

*****Health Center hours are every day, 7am to 9pm*****

 

The qualified candidate will possess:

  • New York State Registered Nurse and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Must have successfully passed the NCLEX-RN exam and licensed to practice in NYS for new graduates.  Some clinical experience with pediatric, behavioral health and school-based nursing, a plus.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, medication administration skills, nursing clinical skills: physical/mental/emotional assessment skills to gather measurements/data, collect signs and symptoms for the health care team.
  • Experience with trauma preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license in good standing.

 

Compensation:  $40.00 per hour

Case Manager, White Plains, NY

The Case Manager provides case management and direct services to the homeless population with mental illness and to those at risk of becoming homeless. Responsibilities include ongoing evaluation and advocacy to assigned clients, leading support groups, service planning and implementation, identifying resources for clients and providing service linkage and establishing relationships with community partners.  The Case Manager reports directly to program supervisors. Two days a week are working out of a shelter in Mount Vernon, the rest of the week is in White Plains Clinic.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired.  Must have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with children and families in a community based setting. Must be computer literate.   Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as ability to establish rapport.  Should have knowledge of community resources and counseling/social work practices with high risk populations.  Experience working with persons in crisis and ability to motivate others towards achieving goals.

Care Coordinator, Yonkers, NY

Care Management is a new department that is part of an expansion of ANDRUS.  Care Management is a service model whereby all of an individual’s caregivers communicate and interface so that the patient’s needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner. This is done primarily through a care coordinator who oversees and coordinates access to a variety of services an individual needs to help ensure that they receive the proper services to help prevent hospitalizations, stay healthy, and maintain stability.

The Care Coordinator is ultimately responsible for the overall provision and coordination of services to assigned caseload. The Care Coordinator guides program enrollees and their caretakers (legal guardians) through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.

The work schedule is 10am -6pm Monday through Friday. The Care Coordinator must be able to drive to external locations and work flexible hours as required to meet program needs with some evenings and/or weekends as identified.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and/or related field withtwo (2) years relevant  experience in serving children and families in child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, healthcare and/or other systems as well as those receiving preventive services.  Care Coordinators serving high acuity enrollees will be required to have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of such children and their families as evidenced by additional years of experience, education, or training.  Care Coordinators assigned to children who have medical fragility must have extensive experience in coordinating their care.  Experience providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services.  Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.  A passion for serving children and families with special needs.  Ability to travel to community-based agency offices, participant’s communities and homes within assigned catchment area.  Ability to receive feedback to professionally grow and/or improve.  Proven self-management abilities, including meeting deadlines, ensuring compliance with agency policy and procedures and overseeing complete and timely maintenance of agency records, in accordance with contractual requirements.  Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values.  Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing. Physical Requirements: Reach, Walk, Climb Stairs, Bend.

Bilingual Care Coordinator, Yonkers, NY

Care Management is a Health Home service model whereby a group of health care and service providers work together to support children and youth who are enrolled in Medicaid and have qualifying health conditions. The Care Coordinator is the key point of contact in managing services for the child.  Moreover, the Care Coordinator oversees and coordinates access to a variety of services an individual needs to help prevent hospitalizations, stay healthy, and maintain stability.

The Bilingual Care Coordinator provides comprehensive Care Management and coordination of services to eligible Medicaid/Medicaid Managed Care children (ages 0-21) to develop and maintain a plan of access and use of services and supports necessary for their health. The Care Coordinator helps children and caregivers get the care they need to improve the child’s health.

The work schedule is 10am -6pm Monday through Friday. The Bilingual Care Coordinator must be able to drive to external locations and work flexible hours as required to meet program needs with some evenings and/or weekends as identified.  Fluency/Bilingual in Spanish/English is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct eligibility screenings and Health Home enrollment.
  • Collaboratively work with enrollee to create a comprehensive person centered plan of care to meet the medical, behavioral health and social service needs to improve the individual’s health and wellness.
  • Responsible for health promotion, education, and overall coordination of all aspects of an individual’s care.
  • Offer family support, and referral/linkages to community, social, and other support services as needed.
  • Assist individual in keeping appointments and monitor service delivery.
  • Coordinate and arrange for the provision of medical, behavioral health and other relevant services
  • Accompany enrollees to appointments as needed
  • Conduct home visits as needed
  • Support enrollees in adherence to treatment recommendations from medical and behavioral health providers
  • Link enrollees to internal and external peer supports, support groups and self-care programs to increase knowledge about their disease(s), engagement and self-management capabilities, and to improve adherence to prescribed treatment
  • Promote evidence-based wellness and prevention by linking health home enrollees with resources for smoking cessation, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, self-help recovery resources, and other services based on individual needs and preferences
  • Travel as required to community based meetings, medical/behavioral health provider sites and meetings with Health Home enrollees
  • Maintain electronic medical records in compliance with ANDRUS standards.

 

Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and/or related field withtwo (2) years relevant  experience in serving children and families in child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, healthcare and/or other systems as well as those receiving preventive services.  Care Coordinators serving high acuity enrollees will be required to have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of such children and their families as evidenced by additional years of experience, education, or training.  Care Coordinators assigned to children who have medical fragility must have extensive experience in coordinating their care.  Experience providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services.  Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills.  A passion for serving children and families with special needs.  Ability to travel to community-based agency offices, participant’s communities and homes within assigned catchment area.  Ability to receive feedback to professionally grow and/or improve.  Proven self-management abilities, including meeting deadlines, ensuring compliance with agency policy and procedures and overseeing complete and timely maintenance of agency records, in accordance with contractual requirements.  Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values.  Bilingual (English-Spanish) is required for the position .  Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing.

Physical Requirements: Reach, Walk, Climb Stairs, Bend.

Special Education Teacher's - Elementary & Middle School Teacher's

ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children and their families by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.

The Special Education Teacher provides direct and appropriate individualized instruction based on IEP goals and objectives in the subject areas according to the New York Learning Standards and develops social skills while maintaining classroom discipline and safety.

The teacher collaborates with a multidisciplinary team that includes milieu therapists/assistants, social workers, parents and other professionals in the education and treatment of each child. The Teacher reports student progress by reviewing the IEP on a quarterly basis, completing a daily computer log, participating in quarterly Planning Conferences, and by issuing report cards.

These are for a 12 month positions and our openings are for Elementary Teacher’s and Middle School Teacher’s Special Education Teachers.

Hours – 8:30AM-3:30PM daily, except for one day per week so designated for staff conference; 3:00PM-5:00PM.

****There is parking on campus and free lunch in the cafeteria***

Salary range is competitive based on experience and education/credential.

The qualified candidate will possess:
• New York State Certification in Special Education/Students with Disabilities for grades 1st through 6th or 7th through 12th.
• Teaching Experience Preferred
• Must be willing to both work with, and seek to increase their sensitivity and competency in working with clients with diverse characteristics that may include, but are not limited to any of the following: race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical and mental health histories, and differing socio-economic backgrounds.
• Must be willing and flexible in service provision to clients in terms of location of services, which may include, but are not limited to: in agency facilities, in the client’s home, in the client’s community, at the client’s school, in another service provider, etc. as indicated by the nature of service and the client’s needs.
• Must be willing and able to participate in the supervision of all paraprofessional staff that work in the classroom.

Campus Day Clinician, Yonkers, NY

The Day Treatment Clinicians are the clinicians primarily responsible for the children and families on their caseload.  This responsibility means compiling a thorough history and assessment of the children and family through varied means, developing a comprehensive treatment plan along with the entire treatment team, leading and facilitating the team’s efforts to assist the children and families’ growth and change, and providing innovative treatment approaches with both with the individual children and with the family when able.

 

The Day Treatment Clinician provides individual, family, and group therapy using a range of therapeutic models and techniques.  She or he maintains accurate and timely paperwork, monitors and leads the treatment plan review process and is an active and involved member of the campus teams. She or he is responsible for providing clinical practices that are highly effective, and participate in the ongoing acquisition of knowledge, a core commitment of both the agency and the department.

 

The Clinician is also responsible for successfully representing the agency at ongoing meetings, to include CSE reviews, treatment planning conferences, court hearings, and other professionally related events.  Excellent communication with children, families and school districts is a must.  This position requires a person who is flexible, creative, good at collaborating with others, and can practice the Sanctuary commitments.  Schedule is Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM.

 

Minimum Requirements:  New York State LMSW.  Excellent oral and written communications skills.  Strong skills in a variety of software applications.  Strong organizational skills.  Valid Driver’s License in good standing.  Ability to hear and move well enough to carry out job responsibilities in an adequate manner.

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Yonkers, NY

The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant provides direct occupational therapy services to children attending the Orchard School.  The therapy services, supervised by a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR), focus on improving the ability of the student to regulate their bodies, cope with sensory processing disorders, develop or strengthen daily living and classroom skills, and other services identified in their IEP goals and objectives.

The COTA also provides screenings as directed by the OTR, supervises sensory rooms in the school and in the cottages as needed, and supports the OTR in the development, implementation, and coordination of the occupational therapy program at Andrus’s Orchard School/residential program. She or he is responsible for assisting the OTR, when able, in the screening and assessments, coordination of the provision of occupational therapy services and also providing services directly, ensuring the optimal usage of our sensory rooms (with both calming and sensory integration goals), and teaching students the fundamentals of self-regulation and basic occupational therapy strategies.

The COTA will also collaborate with other disciplines and departments, and provide progress notes and other reports as needed.  The COTA is expected to participate actively as a treatment team member, to collaborate effectively with the clinical, school, and at times the residential team, and to modify intervention programs when directed.

Minimum Requirements:  New York State certification as a COTA with at least one (1) year of related experience working with children who have self-regulation challenges, trauma histories, or are on the autism spectrum.  Must have solid oral and written communication skills.  Physical Requirements: Must possess ability to sit, stand, walk, run, climbs stairs, lifts weights of up to 30 lbs and have physical capacity to restrain or assist in the restraint of a child.  Schedule is Monday through Friday, 8am – 3:30pm daily except one day per week for school meetings, then day ends at 5 pm.

Maintenance Mechanic, Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS is looking for a Maintenance Mechanic to join our facilities team.  The Maintenance Mechanic  is responsible for maintenance of the agency’s buildings and grounds, ground equipment and tools, responsible for maintaining the upkeep of building and equipment and for various projects as assigned by the Facilities Manager. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Schedule is Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, but must be flexible to be on-call outside of normal work hours to handle emergencies during the evenings or weekends when required.

Minimum Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a maintenance/construction worker capacity or a related field.  Intermediate level of all trades (Specifically, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting) are a must.  Valid NYS driver’s license required.  Must have the ability to speak and understand English.  Must possess ability to stand, walk, see, climb stairs, lift weights of up to 100 lbs.  Ability to load and unload vehicles.  Ability to operate motorized equipment safely.  Must be willing to both work with, and seek to increase their sensitivity and competency in working with clients with diverse characteristics that may include, but are not limited to any of the following race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical and mental health histories, and differing socio-economic backgrounds.  Must be flexible in service provision to clients in terms of location of services, which may include, but are not limited to in agency facilities, in the client’s home, in the client’s community, at the client’s school, in another service provider, etc. as indicated by the nature of service and the client’s needs.

Clinical Director, Peekskill, NY

The Clinic Director of the Andrus Mental Health Division is a member of the MHD administrative team with oversight responsibilities for all service components of their respective clinic. This position is accountable for the day-to-day overall operations of their assigned clinic, and ensures that all services are well coordinated and meet the complex needs of the children, youth, adults and families served. The Clinic Director serves as the primary contact and resource for the residents of their respective community.

The Clinic Director maintains NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) programmatic licensing requirements, ensures that operations comply with all local, state and federal regulations governing such programs. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of MHD and works collaboratively with ANDRUS Executive Leadership to develop their respective clinic budget, controls expenditures, and oversees the maintenance of all appropriate records, reports, documentation, to ensure the clinic is managed in a fiscally sound manner. The Clinic Director is accountable for selection of proposed hires, training and supervision of all MHD staff, and is responsible for staff schedules and management of the staff PTO.

The Clinic Director oversees and responds to all issues of facility management and safety. This position also represents MHD by participating and helping to inform the mental health committees and workgroups within the community.

 Clinical position benefits:

Ø      Training to support continued professional development

Ø      Professional growth opportunities

Ø      Individualized & group/peer supervision

Ø      Impact the lives of children and families throughout Westchester County

Ø      Work closely within interdisciplinary team

Ø      Lead/co-lead therapeutic & psychoeducational groups

Ø      Incentivized clinical performance

Ø      Non-traditional work schedule

Ø      Traditional employment benefits (medical, dental, retirement, life insurance, disability etc.) generous vacation, sick and personal time.

Minimum Requirements:  Master’s degree in Social Work required, with LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker with in NYS with a minimum of ten (10) years post graduate clinical experience in a human services setting working with children, such as a community mental health and experience must include at least five (5) years administrative and/or supervisory experience.  Trauma-informed clinical practice experience required.  Excellent clinical analytical and problem solving skills.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate with professional colleagues at all levels.  Uses tact and sensitivity in communicating effectively with staff and children/families alike. Strong understanding of the Sanctuary Model. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  Ability to work in a team environment with people at all levels in a variety of settings.  Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values.

School Psychologist Masters Level, Yonkers, NY

The Masters Level School Psychologist collaborates with all members of the treatment team, especially classroom teachers, to share test results and interpretations as they pertain to each child’s emotional, behavioral, and academic functioning with the purpose of creating an integrated treatment approach. Collaboration includes communication with families and referral sources about each child’s particular strengths, weaknesses, and needs. Participation, when needed, in the Committee on Special Education process at the Orchard School, as well as participation in the development and implementation of research projects is expected.  The School Psychologist is responsible for coordinating all aspects of psychoeducational testing and interpretation, including maintaining accurate scheduling and records, assigning and interfacing with other testers as needed, and communicating with referral sources about these matters.  The Masters Level School Psychologist will also run the school-wide progress monitoring testing, including coordination, implementation, and reporting of results.  The School Psychologist will also be responsible for classroom consultation for academic or behavioral concerns and the development and implementation of functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans. The School Psychologist will also assist in management and implementation of a school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program in the Orchard School, including training, data management, providing incentives, budgeting, and participating on the school PBIS team.   The Masters Level School Psychologist will develop functional behavioral assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) and provide supervision for teacher aides, including training in the implementation of FBAs and BIPs.

 

Schedule is 8:30AM-3:30PM daily, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 8:30AM-5pm on Wednesdays. This position is a 12-month full-time position.

Minimum Requirements:  Masters Level School Psychologist with Current Certification as a NY State School Psychologist.   Experience with empirically based treatment interventions, FBA/BIP development and implementation, and psychoeducational testing.  Experience with complex, co-morbid psychiatric and learning-disabled special education population.  Experience with children on the Autism Spectrum and trauma histories.  Experience with classroom-wide evidence-based treatments.  Familiarity with curriculum-based assessment.  Physical Requirements: Reach. Walk, Climb Stairs, Bend.

Residential Coordinator, Yonkers, NY

The Residential Coordinator provides administrative support primarily to the Director of Residential, Assistant Director of Residential Services and Program Managers. In addition, will assist other executive leadership as required and provide support to other administrative staff as needed. Among the many functions are: tracking incoming and outgoing paperwork, processing reports, drafting communication, internal/external special event coordination, report writing, assisting with fundraising projects and some vendor management. In addition, managing and monitoring of the budgets for the department and supporting the managers to be able to understand and handle their budgets. Attending key meetings and working with the Finance Department as a liaison for the budgets. This key position also requires the ability to act as liaison between departments, assist in managing a complex schedule, and possess a professional and confident demeanor to handle confidential and sensitive information and documentation, all to facilitate the smooth functioning of the as a whole.

Minimum Requirement:  Bachelor’s Degree with three (3) to five (5) years of experience of relevant office experience including correspondence, filing, schedule management and interface with internal and external customers. Must be able to appropriately interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization including executive leadership/staff, and occasional government and community contacts. Strong verbal and written communication skills are a necessity. Ability to work independently in fast paced environment. Heavy excel a must. Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy. Outstanding organizational and follow-through skills. Strict attention to detail is a must. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. High energy, positive attitude, and assertive nature a must! Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher or Adobe equivalent. Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values. Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing. Physical Requirements: Reach, Walk, Climb, Stairs, Bend, Visual acuity (with correction as needed) and Auditory acuity (with correction as needed). Schedule is Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.

Billing Operations Manager, Yonkers, NY

The Billing Operations Manager is responsible for the coordination of the billing process for Article 31, Article 29i, and CFTSS services, reporting on collections and revenue as appropriate, maximizing revenue pertinent to the division to enhance cash flow, ensure contract compliance and credentialing with insurance companies, act as primary liaison with managed care organizations, program staff and billing entities to ensure compliance and accuracy, provides exemplary customer service and presents a professional image.

Minimum Requirements:  Associate’s degree in Business, Finance or a related field with 8 years experience in a medical billing setting OR Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or a related field with 5 years experience Familiarity with OMH Article 31 and CFTSS billing, as well as Article 29i. Working knowledge of Medicaid, Managed Care and Insurance policies and operations, including claim processing, contracting & Single Case Agreements. Comprehensive knowledge of EMR billing systems required. Strong customer service skills required. Superior Excel skills, ability to with work well with people, and manage priorities and deadlines required. Knowledge of child welfare system and foster care healthcare requirements preferred. Driver’s License in good standing required. Physical Requirements: Reach, Walk, Climb Stairs, Bend. Schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment Specialist, Yonkers, NY

The Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST) specialist will provide services that are goal-directed supports and solution-focused interventions intended to address challenges associated with a behavioral health need and to achieve identified goals or objectives as set forth in the child’s treatment plan. CPST services must be part of the treatment plan, which includes the activities necessary to correct or ameliorate conditions discovered during the initial assessment visits. CPST is a face- to-face intervention with the child/youth, family/caregiver or other collateral supports. This is a multi-component service that consists of therapeutic interventions such as counseling, as well as functional supports.

Come join a new clinical opportunity at ANDRUS in the role of CPST. In this role as an ANDRUS employee, you will thrive in your role and create a positive impact on the community and families we serve. ANDRUS offers competitive salaries and generous benefits. Be a part of the ANDRUS where we utilize the Sanctuary organizational model to promote growth and change.
CPST is designed to provide community-based services to children and families who may have difficulty engaging in formal office settings but can benefit from home and/or community based rehabilitative services. CPST allows for delivery of services within a variety of permissible settings including, but not limited to, community locations where the child/youth lives, works, attends school, engages in services, and/or socializes.

The work schedule is 9:30am -5:30pm Monday through Friday with flextime to accommodate the needs of the families we serve. The CPST must be able to drive to external locations and work flexible hours as required to meet program needs with some evenings and/or weekends as identified.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Intensive Interventions (Counseling)
• Individual, family and relationship-based counseling, supportive counseling, solution- focused interventions, emotional and behavioral management, and problem behavior analysis
• Crisis Avoidance (Counseling)
• Intermediate Term Crisis Management (Counseling)
• Assisting families following a crisis episode experienced by a child/family as stated in the crisis management plan.
• CPST will provide: Rehabilitative Psycho- education, Strength based service planning and Rehabilitative supports
• Attend required supervision, meetings ad trainings.
• Maintains information on community resources.
• Conduct home visits as needed
• Promote evidence-based wellness and prevention by linking health home enrollees with resources for smoking cessation, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, self-help recovery resources, and other services based on individual needs and preferences
• Travel as required to community based meetings, medical/behavioral health provider sites and meetings with Health Home enrollees
• Maintain electronic medical records in compliance with ANDRUS standards

Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree required in social work, psychology, or in other related human services with two years of applicable experience working with children in foster care or Children’s Mental Health Program OR in lieu of applicable experience one who has been certified in an Evidenced Based Practice required. Master’s degree preferred. Bilingual/Fluent (Spanish/English) preferred.  Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills. A passion for serving children and families with special needs. Ability to travel to community-based agency offices, participant’s communities, and homes within assigned catchment area. Ability to receive feedback to professionally grow and/or improve. Proven self-management abilities, including meeting deadlines, ensuring compliance with agency policy and procedures, and overseeing complete and timely maintenance of agency records, in accordance with contractual requirements. Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values. Ability to flex their schedule to accommodate the clients. Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing. Physical Requirements: Reach, Walk, Climb Stairs. Schedule is Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm and there is the ability to work from home after probationary period and with Supervisor approval.

Bilingual Engagement Specialist, White Plains, NY

ANDRUS nurtures social and emotional well-being in children and their families by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community.

ANDRUS provides annually a broad network of supports to over 2,500 vulnerable children and families of all backgrounds and means. Our mental health division (MHD) extends individualized child and family interventions, supports parents, caregivers, and helps children and their families build on their unique strengths while managing their particular challenges. With Clinics in Yonkers, White Plains, and Peekskill, we are able to provide services to families in northern, southern, and central Westchester.

The Bilingual Engagement Specialist, working under the supervision of the Clinic Manager, is responsible for all aspects of the pre-screening and intake process of clinics under the Mental Health Division. This includes: completing initial phone screening to determine appropriateness for assessment, centralized scheduling intake appointment, completing data collection form and insurance/financial verification and authorization. The Engagement Specialist will be required to implement and manage division’s open/same day access to services.

In addition, Engagement Specialist will also be responsible for providing oral and written status reports to management team, building and maintaining referral network of community based organizations. This includes helping clients and referral sources to access outpatient services and providing relevant information regarding other services.

Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma with three (3) years’ experience working in medical/clinical office. Must have relevant experience working with children and families and with assessing crisis and providing intervention. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Must have ability to engage potential clients to assess appropriateness for services, excellent interpersonal, organizational skills, strong computer skills (with knowledge of Electronic Medical Records), excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to problem solve, multi task and work independently. Physical Requirements: Reach, Walk, Climb Stairs and Bend. Must be able to travel, driver’s license preferred. Position schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Residential Administrator on Duty, Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS is seeking an Administrator on Duty (AOD) that will be responsible for monitoring and improving the services delivered to the children in the Residential Treatment Program in order to ensure the delivery of safe, structured, enriching and individualized programs for each child in Residential care.

The AOD supervises the Weekend Campus Administrator and provides consultation, guidance, and hands on support to agency personnel.  The AOD responds to potential crisis situations with rapid assessment, intervention, and support enabling Milieu Therapists to respond and resolve the situation in a constructive manner.   The AOD is a member of the Residential Leadership Team and will work collaboratively with all departments.

Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED: 8 years direct care w/children, 5 years administrative/supervisory OR Associates Degree: 6 years direct care w/children, 4 years administrative/supervisory OR Bachelor’s Degree: 5 years direct care w/children, 3 years administrative/supervisory OR Master’s Degree: 3 years direct care w/children, 2 years administrative/supervisory experience.   Strong oral and written communication skills.  Strong organizational skills experience working with children, preferably in a residential setting.  Successful completion of TCI Training-for-Trainer, prior to hire or within six months of hire for this position.  Solid understanding of the Sanctuary Model, with demonstrated ability to plan and implement interventions based on this.  Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values.  Physical Requirements:  Must possess ability to sit, stand, walk, run, climb stairs, and lift weights of up to 30 lbs.  Have physical capacity to restrain or assist in the restraint of a child.  Able to communicate effectively with staff and to supervise residents.  Must be willing to both work with, and seek to increase sensitivity and competency in working with, clients with diverse characteristics that may include, but are not limited to any of the following race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical and mental health histories, and differing socio-economic backgrounds.  Must be flexible in service provision to clients in terms of location of services, which may include, but is not limited to in agency facilities, the client’s home, the client’s community, the client’s school, another service provider, etc. as indicated by the nature of service and the client’s needs. Schedules is Sunday through Thursday, 2pm to 10pm.

Parent Aide, Yonkers, NY

The Parent Aide is responsible for providing supportive services for children and their families who have been identified as at risk for child abuse and/or neglect. PA functions as a source of on-going support for the family and as a link between family and community resources. The PA is responsible for providing weekly home visits, (2x’s week/1 hour each) for each family enrolled; each family receives three months of services. PA also assists in conducting screenings for the family to determine the need for additional services when needed; help the family manage stress and aid the family in attending parent support groups when offered. PA is responsible for attending case conferences and working alongside the Westchester County Department of Social Services to ensure optimal family functioning. Additional services provided by the PA will include role modeling, emotional support, linkage to community resources and parent advocacy.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate’s Degree with four (4) years of experience working with children and families in a community setting OR a Bachelor’s Degree with two (2) years of experience working with children and families in a community setting.  Strong oral and written communication skills.  Knowledge of basic computer systems and navigate the internet.  Knowledge of county resources valued.  Facility in written and spoken English and Spanish preferred.  Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values.  Valid driver’s license in good standing.  Physical Requirements:  Reach, Walk, Climb Stairs, Bend, Lift up to 20 lbs.  The work schedule for this role is generally, 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.   The position does require flexibility and some evening and/or weekend hours.

Library Media Specialist, Yonkers, NY

New York State Teaching Certification as a Library Media Specialist or Special Education Certification with experience teaching Library Media required. General skill set includes the ability to teach Library Media, manage a classroom, manage behavior, and participate in IEP development. Must be able to model and teach Library Media techniques to students and able to manage the classroom. Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values. Must be technologically savvy. Physical Requirements: Reach, Walk, Climb Stairs and Bend. This position is for a 10 month school year and 6 week summer program. Hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, with one day per week designated for staff conferences from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Social Worker, Peekskill, NY

New York State LMSW, LCSW, LMHC or LMFT with relevant experience with children, adults and families; must have knowledge of and experience with multiple modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention and knowledge of Evidence Based Treatment. Must have strong computer skills; knowledge of Electronic Medical Records (EMR); strong oral and written communication skills and a driver’s license in good standing. Schedule is Monday through Friday, working a variation of 8am to 4pm a few days and 11am to 7pm other days.

Life Skills Milieu Therapist, Yonkers, NY

The Life Skills Milieu Therapist (MT) is responsible to maintain a safe, predictable and therapeutic living environment for children in care at Andrus. Additionally, this position also provides close supervision, counseling, and support to the children during all Activities of Daily Living (ADL) cottage-based activities. The Life Skills MT will be responsible to plan and implement individual and groups to teach and reinforce children’s adaptive skills and self-confidence in generalizing these adaptive skills across time, people, and settings. This position includes completing adaptive skill assessments, determining which areas are of priority need for intervention, providing effective interventions for practice around ADLs, and maintenance of adaptive skills from being dependent to independent in carrying ADLs and other independent living skills (ILS).  The Life Skills MT will utilize skills and strategies associated with the prompting hierarchy, principles of reinforcement, assessment of skills versus performance deficit, task analyses, and shaping and chaining skills.  Additionally, this position will work as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes residential staff, recreation therapists, OT, social workers, psychiatrists, and nurses.  The Life Skills MT will complete various tasks related to ADLs and will practice open communication with other staff in varying shifts (morning, school, evening, or overnight).  This position will also prioritize the need to assist with the cottage team as a Milieu Therapist and to be flexible in managing the Life Skills duties. This position will include documentation of services and programs surrounding ADLs and of tracking ADL data over time.

Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with at least 2 years of experience with individuals with behavioral challenges.  Strong verbal, written, and computer skills.  Experience in working with children and pre-adolescents in a residential setting is preferred.  Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team and to cooperate while developing, implementing, and maintaining youth’s ADL skills of need.  Candidate should be well organized, practice effective time management skills, be open to continue learning and accepting feedback, and be creative and flexible.  Ability to adhere to our organization’s Core Values.  Physical Requirements:  Must possess ability to sit, stand, walk, run, climb stairs, lift weights of up to 30 lbs; Have physical capacity to restrain or assist in the restraint of a child and Able to communicate effectively with staff and to supervise youth.   Schedule is Monday through Friday, 12pm to 8pm.

Compliance Coordinator, Yonkers, NY

The Compliance Coordinator is a key member of the Quality Assurance & Compliance Department and provides vital support to the agency’s Service Divisions.  The Compliance Coordinator is responsible for conducting regular chart audits and assisting with specified compliance probes in order to ensure agency compliance with regulatory bodies. Some of these probes can be but are not limited to: chart reviews, Medicaid audits, electronic audits, and data extraction and analysis. The Compliance Coordinator is also responsible for assisting with the administration of the agency’s systems (i.e. EMR/EHR, Connections, Incident Reporting Data Base, etc.) and providing training in compliance practices and documentation.  The Compliance Coordinator will work with the Quality Assurance and Compliance team to ensure ANDRUS adheres to local, state and federal as well as accreditation entities expectations and standards.

Minimum Requirements:  High School Diploma with and at least 2 years of IT or MIS experience working with EMR/EHR and system administration or comparable client data systems in a Healthcare, Social Service, Educational or comparable setting OR Associate’s Degree preferably in computer science, or in social science or a related field (psychology, public health, public policy, education, statistics, etc.).  Advanced Excel expertise required, strong written and oral communication skills.  Experience working with health and behavioral health field with an understanding of related terminologies and documentation. Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing.  Must be able to sit, stand, walk, see, climb stairs, and carry up to 30 lbs. Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values. This position is scheduled to work 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday, however the schedule can be adjusted based on the support needs of the Service programs. Must be able to drive to external sites.

Community Licensed Mental Health Professional, Yonkers, NY

Must have one of the following licensures and experience: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Psychoanalyst, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Masters Social Worker, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with a minimum of two (2) years relevant expertise and experience in serving children and families in child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, healthcare and/or other systems as well as those receiving preventive services. Bilingual/Fluent (Spanish/English) is a plus.  Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills.  A passion for serving children and families with special needs.  Ability to travel to community-based agency offices, participant’s communities, and homes within assigned catchment area.  Ability to receive feedback to professionally grow and/or improve.  Proven self-management abilities, including meeting deadlines, ensuring compliance with agency policy and procedures, and overseeing complete and timely maintenance of agency records, in accordance with contractual requirements.  Ability to adhere to our organization’s core values.  Ability to flex their schedule to accommodate the clients.  Valid NYS Driver’s License in good standing.  Physical Requirements:  Reach, Walk, Climb Stairs.  Schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm and there is the ability to work from home after probationary period and with Supervisor approval.

Cook (Part Time, 21 hours per week), Yonkers, NY

High School Diploma and two (2) years cooking experience. Ability to speak read and understand English. Capable of obtaining a Food Safety Certificate. Physical requirements: must possess ability to stand, walk, see, hear, and lift weights up to 75 lbs. Work schedule is Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 1:30pm.

Clinical Supervisor, White Plains

Social Worker with LCSW or Psychologist with PhD or Psy. D. in clinical work with a professional license in NYS with a Minimum of four (4) years of clinical experience and two (2) years functional and administrative supervision experience over staff working with children and adolescents.   Must be able to demonstrate awareness of and adherence to consistent professional boundaries within diverse settings.  Knowledge of and experience with multiple modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention and be a proficient diagnostician with excellent management skills to resolve complex clinical and administrative problems.   Must be computer literate and have excellent communication skills. Ability to meet session productivity standards. Access to a car for travel.  Schedule is Monday through Friday, working two evenings a week as a requirement, from 11am to 7pm.

Bilingual Social Worker, Yonkers, White Plains & Peekskill, NY

New York State LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or Limited Permit with relevant experience with children, adults and families; must have knowledge of and experience with multiple modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention and knowledge of Evidence Based Treatment.  Must have strong computer skills; knowledge of Electronic Medical Records (EMR); strong oral and written communication skills and a driver’s license in good standing. Bilingual (English-Spanish) is required for the position.  Schedule is Monday through Friday, working a variation of 8am to 4pm a few days and 11am to 7pm other days

Yonkers Clinic can be either a Monday through Friday Schedule or a Tuesday through Saturday Schedule

Per Diem Psychiatrist, Peekskill, NY

Current New York State Physician License and DEA registration, plus board certification in child and adolescent psychiatry.  Experience in child and adolescent psychiatry. Excellent analytical and clinical skills to resolve complex clinical and diagnostic problems.  Strong computer skills with knowledge of EMR. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.  Ability to meet session productivity standards.  Ability to travel and possess a valid driver’s license in good standing.  Physical Requirements:  Reach, Walk, Climb Stairs and Bend.   Position requires availability for at least 7 to 10 hours per week, ideally on Thursday or Friday.

Supervising Clinician, Yonkers, NY

LMHC, LCSW or PhD or Psy. D. in clinical work with a professional license in NYS with a Minimum of four (4) years of clinical experience and two (2) years functional and administrative supervision experience over staff working with children and adolescents.   Must be able to demonstrate awareness of and adherence to consistent professional boundaries within diverse settings.  Knowledge of and experience with multiple modalities of psychotherapeutic intervention and be a proficient diagnostician with excellent management skills to resolve complex clinical and administrative problems.   Must be computer literate and have excellent communication skills. Ability to meet session productivity standards. Access to a car for travel.  Schedule can be Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday, working two evenings a week as a requirement, from 11am to 7pm.

Teacher Aide (Full Time and Per Diem), Yonkers, NY

High School Diploma and 5 years practical work experience or sixty (60) college credits.  Good Oral and written communication skills.  Must have physical capacity to restrain or assist in restraint of a child and to be TCI certified.   Strong ability to communicate effectively with staff and to provide appropriate supervision of children. Schedule for Full Time is Monday through Friday, 7AM to 3PM, with Wednesdays designated for staff conferences from 3PM to 5PM.   Schedule for Per Diem is 8am to 3pm, with Wednesdays designated for staff conferences from 3pm to 5pm.   Must be willing to work in the cottages all day, if needed, depending on the school schedule during Covid-19.

Special Education Teacher - 7th through 9th, Yonkers, NY

New York State Certification in Special Education for grades 7th through 12th.  Must be willing to both work with, and seek to increase their sensitivity and competency in working with clients with diverse characteristics.   This position is for a 10 month school year and 6 week summer program.   Hours are 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, with one day per week designated for staff conferences from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Certified Teaching Assistants, Yonkers, NY

High School Diploma.  Must be Certified as a Teaching Assistant by New York State and comfortable working with emotionally troubled children.  Minimum of one (1) years of experience working with children who have emotional disabilities OR in lieu of experience must have one year of college.   Must have good oral and written communication skills, with Wednesdays designated for staff conferences from 3PM to 5PM.  Must be willing to work in the cottages all day, if needed, depending on the school schedule during Covid-19.

Substitute Teacher, Yonkers, NY

New York State Certification in General Education/Special Education/Students with Disabilities OR if without a valid certificate, those who are working towards one of those certification’s (taking college coursework) at a rate of not less than six semester hours per year.  Must be willing to both work with, and seek to increase their sensitivity and competency in working with clients with diverse characteristics.   This position is for a 10 month school year and 6 week summer program.   Hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 5pm for staff conferences.

Recreation Therapist, Yonkers, NY

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Therapeutic Recreation with CRTS certification preferred) with no prior related experience OR an Associate’s Degree with two (2) years of experience working with emotionally & behaviorally deregulated youth. Ability to work as a member of interdisciplinary teams, design and facilitate clinically informed Therapeutic Recreation programs (monthly activity & trip calendars), and engage youth and colleagues through motivational leadership is a must. Candidates should be well organized, practice effective time-management, and be open to continued learning and feedback. Candidates should have strong oral, written, and computer skills.  Experience with OR willingness to receiving training in the following areas are a plus: Ropes Challenge Course facilitation/ Experiential Education, Lifeguarding, NYPUM youth dirt biking, vocational programming, animal-assisted interventions, music production, sports coaching, and other programmatic areas of Therapeutic Recreation. This position will also require intervening to support youth at necessary during times of emotional crisis. Must have physical capability to restrain or assist in restraint of a child and to be TCI certified. Driver’s License in good standing is required as this position includes transporting children on recreation trips in the surrounding communities using agency vehicles. The work Schedule is Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm-8pm. Some hourly flexibility for additional training and program preparation will be necessary.

Per Diem Lifeguard, Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS is looking for a Per Diem Lifeguard.  The Lifeguard is responsibilities include testing pool chemistry, supervising swim activities in accordance with American Red Cross standards, enforcing pool rules, keeping pool area clean and orderly, and reporting incidents as necessary.

The Per Diem schedule is flexible with primary needs of Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm with opportunities for some week days 3:30-8pm.

The qualified candidate will possess:

  • High School Diploma/GED with some experience in working with emotionally / behaviorally challenged youth and/or youth on the Autism Spectrum.
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard & CPR/AED Certification.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have physical capacity to intervene in the event of an aquatics emergency as well as conduct first aid as necessary.
  • Experience working with children preferable.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with staff and to provide appropriate supervision of children in a pool environment.

ANDRUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Residential Direct Care Youth Worker's (Full Time and Per Diem), Yonkers, NY

High School Diploma or sixty (60) college credits with a minimum of 5 years practical work experience. Good Oral and written communication skills.  Must have physical capacity to restrain or assist in restraint of a child and to be TCI certified.  Experience working with children, preferably in a residential setting and/or with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Strong ability to communicate effectively with staff and to provide appropriate supervision of children.   Must be able to work afternoons into evenings during the weekdays and a double shift on Sunday or Sunday.

Overnight Residential Direct Care Youth Workers (Full Time and Per Diem), Yonkers, NY

High School Diploma or sixty (60) college credits with a minimum of 5 years practical work experience. Good Oral and written communication skills.  Must have physical capacity to restrain or assist in restraint of a child and to be TCI certified.  Experience working with children, preferably in a residential setting and/or with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Strong ability to communicate effectively with staff and to provide appropriate supervision of children.   For Full Time must be able to work overnights from 10pm to 7am from either Tuesday through Saturday OR Sunday through Thursday.  For Per Diem must be able to work overnights from 10pm to 7am.

Residential Youth Cottage Assistant Program Manager, Yonkers, NY

High School Diploma/GED with 5 years direct care and 5 years administrative/supervisory OR Associates Degree with 5 years direct care and 3 years administrative/supervisory OR Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years direct care and 2 years administrative/supervisory OR Master’s Degree with 2 years direct care or 1 years administrative/supervisory strongly encouraged.

Strong oral and written communication skills.  Experience working with children, preferably in a residential setting.  Must possess a driver’s license in good standing.  Must possess ability to sit, stand, walk, run, climb stairs, lift weights of up to 30 lbs.  This position holds a 40 hour work week working Sunday through Thursday.  The Assistant Program Managers however must be able to be flexible in response to cottage needs.