Under the supervision of the Program Director and the administrative staff of the Family Care Program, behavioral assistants will provide community based direct service to children and adolescents referred by one of the systems partners of NJ’s Children’s System of Care or by the Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P). Behavioral Assistants are needed in Keyport, Keansubry, Hazlet, and Middletown- Bayshore areas; as well as Ocean and Middlesex Counties.
Relationships: Ability to build relationships with staff and families; ability to create a positive and supportive atmosphere for learning and relationship-building; proven track record of working effectively with people of different backgrounds.
Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, and logical fashion to ensure understanding; tells stories of the Y’s cause and impact in the community; listens actively by asking open-ended questions.
Decision Making: Learns from experience and applies what is learned to new situations; makes sound decisions/judgments based on input from others, data, and feedback.
Project Management: Possesses superior organization skills; clarifies performance goals and expectations; plans and organizes work responsibilities.
Quality Results: Delivers a high-value experience to children and families served; monitors own performance against good practice standards and takes quick and appropriate actions to stay on course
This position will require a BA Certification within six (6) months of hire and renewed annually. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university with a minimum of one year experience in the field of social services is preferred. Candidates must possess good written and verbal communication skills, demonstrate a high level of cultural competence, sensitivity, and are responsive to the needs of the population in which they will work. Staff must also have a valid Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration and Automobile Insurance. In addition, candidates will undergo a vigorous background check, including a criminal background check, sex offender registry check, motor vehicle check, and a drug screening.