KidsPeace Childrens Hospital PSR SPECIALIST - CHILD & FAMILY TREATMENT in WILLIAMSVILLE, New York

(Part-Time also available)

The PSR Specialist provides Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) services for youth who have been assessed and determined to need these services. The purpose of such services is to restore, rehabilitate, and support a child’s/youth’s developmentally appropriate functioning as necessary for the integration of the child/youth as an active and productive member of their family and community with the goal of achieving minimal on-going professional intervention. The PSR Specialist implements interventions on a treatment plan to compensate for, or eliminate, functional deficits and interpersonal and/or behavioral health barriers associated with a child/youth’s behavioral health needs. Activities are “hands on” and task oriented, intended to achieve the identified goals or objectives as set forth in the child/ youth’s individualized treatment plan.

Must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma, high school equivalency preferred, or a State Education Commencement Credential (e.g. SACC or CDOS); with a minimum of three years’ experience in children’s mental health, addiction and/or foster care

The PSR Specialist must receive regularly scheduled supervision from a Licensed Behavioral Health Professional operating within the scope of their practice. Supervisors must also be aware of and sensitive to trauma informed care and the cultural needs of the population of focus and how to best meet those needs, and be capable of training staff regarding these issues.