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Title (Children's Services & Article 16 Clinic) Occupational Therapist
Categories Article 16 Clinic, Educational Services
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Block Institute School has a full time openings for an Occupational Therapists in our in our center-based comprehensive educational program serving children ages 3 – 5 years old and Article 16 Clinic, serving adults and children with developmental disabilities.

View our website for more information about the Education and Article 16 Programs at Block Institute.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

Develop occupational therapy program in response to identified needs in accordance with Program mandates for service.
Coordinate and provide participation in sensorimotor, educational, recreational and social activities designed to help the child/adult develop or regain mental functioning or adjust to disabilities.
Monitor and record progress.
Provide training for C.O.T.A.'s and other staff in implementation of occupational therapy services/goals.
Assess the need for, and thereafter monitor, adaptive equipment as needed.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited OT educational program.
New York State licensure in Occupational Therapy.
Experience with children/adults with developmental disabilities preferred.
New Graduates welcome!

The Block Institute of Brooklyn, New York is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Established in 1962, Block Institute has extensive experience providing individualized services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Benefits include medical and dental coverage as well as paid sick time.

For more information, view our website www.blockinstitute.org

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Title Occupational Therapists
Categories Article 16 Clinic, Educational Services
Job Information

Block Institute School has a full time openings for an Occupational Therapists in our in our center-based comprehensive educational program serving children ages 3 – 5 years old and Article 16 Clinic, serving adults and children with developmental disabilities.

View our website for more information about the Education and Article 16 Programs at Block Institute.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

Develop occupational therapy program in response to identified needs in accordance with Program mandates for service.
Coordinate and provide participation in sensorimotor, educational, recreational and social activities designed to help the child/adult develop or regain mental functioning or adjust to disabilities.
Monitor and record progress.
Provide training for C.O.T.A.'s and other staff in implementation of occupational therapy services/goals.
Assess the need for, and thereafter monitor, adaptive equipment as needed.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited OT educational program.
New York State licensure in Occupational Therapy.
Experience with children/adults with developmental disabilities preferred.
New Graduates welcome!

The Block Institute of Brooklyn, New York is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Established in 1962, Block Institute has extensive experience providing individualized services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Benefits include medical and dental coverage as well as paid sick time.

For more information, view our website www.blockinstitute.org

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Title Chief Operating Officer
Start Date 2017-09-25
Location Brooklyn, New York
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THE BLOCK INSTITUTE OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK IS A NON-PROFIT, NON-SECTARIAN AGENCY ESTABLISHED IN 1962. BLOCK INSTITUTE HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE PROVIDING INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES .

Block Institute is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For over 50 years, Block Institute has been a beacon of hope for the developmentally disabled and their families. Our program offerings include Special Education and Evaluation Services for children with special needs ages three to eight years old. For adults with disabilities who are age 18 and older, we provide Day Habilitation, Vocational Services, Day Treatment, and quality Residential Care in a family-like setting.

Block Institute is looking for a Chief Operating Office to oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations of Residential, Clinic, School, Adult Day programs, Vocational Services, Medicaid Service Coordination and other support programs.

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer, COO

Department: Program Operations

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer, CEO

Approved by: Scott L. Barkin, Ph.D.

SUMMARY

The Chief Operating Officer directs, administers and coordinates the program activities of the organization in support of the policies, goals and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. The Chief Operating Officer participates as a member of the Executive Management Team, along with the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, and as such has various responsibilities of that team – including development of strategies to attain short and long term financial and operational goals. The Chief Operating Officer must possess strong leadership skills. The COO will be expected to inspire, be a challenge agent – pushing the organization and its people to incrementally improve and model the Agency’s values in word and practice.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.

1. Responsible to enhance and protect the agency’s assets.

2. Supervises day-to-day operations of Residential, Clinic, School, Adult Day programs, Vocational Services, Medicaid Service Coordination and other support programs. This includes, but is not limited to:

a) Staff Development

b) Program and Development

c) Approval for personnel hiring within a program area

d) Consultation regarding possible employee termination

3. Researches, develops and implements new program ideas for all programs and coordinates such with other agencies.

4. Supervises all Program Directors through individual meetings, as needed.

5. Conducts monthly meetings for all Program Directors, Supervisors and other clinical staff regarding overall program issues.

6. Analyzes the effectiveness of Residential, Clinic, School and Day Programs to ensure compliance and accreditor standards and to institute corrective actions as necessary to maximize delivery of services.

7. Assists in the development and administration of program budgets.

8. Develops uniformity of procedures throughout the agency in conjunction with the Human

Resources Department, including hiring practices, salary scales, annual reviews, data tracking and orientation.

9. Assists the Chief Executive Officer as deemed necessary to ensure effective management of the agency including the continuity of management in the absence of the Chief Executive Officer.

10. Submits monthly report to the Chief Executive Officer that include highlights and concerns of all programs.

11. Attends off-site conferences pertaining to program curriculum and personnel management.

12. Acts as liaison to outside agencies regarding programmatic matters. Submits all necessary paperwork regarding program and compliance issues.

13. Along with the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Director’s Management Team, acts as a liaison with consultants, including labor lawyers, on all operations and labor issues.

14. Oversees ongoing projects, concerns and meetings, as determined by the Chief Executive Officer.

15. Coordinates all staff training for all program staff.

16. Attends to any ongoing projects, concerns and meetings, as determined by the Chief Executive Officer.

17. Studies management methods in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of workflow and reporting procedures.

18. Reviews and analyzes budget reports, and prepares and develops budget modifications and recommendations.

19. Identifies administrative needs within program areas and develops appropriate solutions or recommendations.

20. Conducts research and analytical studies, preparing reports that include cost analyses, comparative financial data and informational data to support findings.

21. Conducts cost/benefit analyses and evaluations of programs, staffing and equipment utilization.

22. Analyzes procedures and workflow of a division or program, and recommends improvements in such areas as purchasing, accounting, budget development and administration as they relate to the individual programs.

23. Studies methods of improving work measurements or performance standards.

24. Coordinates collection and preparation of operating reports such as time and attendance records, terminations, new hires, transfers, budget expenditures and statistical records of performance data.

25. Develops, issues and enforces operating procedures.

26. Reviews and responds to correspondence from regulatory agencies.

27. Designs, implements and monitors management data storage and retrieval systems for program areas.

28. Interprets and applies laws, rules and regulations applicable to the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Masters degree in related field

10-15 years experience in an executive administrative role

Possess leadership qualities

Ability to manage and develop personnel under their control

Supervisory responsibilities

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Strong planning and organizational skills

Strong written and oral communication skills

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Analytical ability

Computer literate

Knowledge of budget development, tracking and modification

Ability to understand financial reports

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REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to make sound business decisions under pressure.

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Title Speech Pathologist
Categories Educational Services
Start Date 2017-06-22
Job Information

Block Institute School has a full time openings for Speech and Language Pathologists in our in our center-based comprehensive educational program serving children ages 3 – 5 years old. Block School is unique in that it has an indoor pool and is able to offer a Swimming Program all year round; and Pals with Paws, a unique pet therapy experience that helps our students improve their ability to take part in treatments that will better their quality of life.

The SLP is responsible for evaluating the speech and language status of the students with speech and language disabilities, and prescribing and implementing programs of therapeutic benefit to a caseload of students.

Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
NYS Licensure
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology;
NYS Certification as a Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Impaired or Speech-Language Disordered
Pediatric experience preferred but not required.
Experience with children with developmental disabilities preferred.
New Graduates welcome
The Block Institute of Brooklyn, New York is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Established in 1962, Block Institute has extensive experience providing individualized services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Benefits include single medical and dental coverage as well as paid sick time.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

Administer services by implementing programs directly, as per IEP mandates.

Actively participate as an inter-disciplinary team member. Keep team informed of evaluations and therapy results.

Participate in the evaluation of students to determine the need for services.

Maintain a schedule of mandated therapy sessions. Duties include preparing and updating IEP’s, implementing treatment plans, and consulting with other Team members, including family members and others identified as involved parties.

Maintain appropriate and complete documentation on sessions and goals. Prepare and maintain progress notes and reports as required by Agency.

Conduct formal evaluations of speech and language functioning and prepare comprehensive reports of findings.

Make appropriate recommendations for services based on evaluation findings.

Must be able to read, write, and comprehend all correspondence, and memos. Able to write reports, progress notes, monthlies, schedules, attendance, tracking and monitoring sheets, etc.

For more information, view our website www.blockinstitute.org

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Title Special Education/ABA Teacher
Categories Educational Services
Start Date 2017-03-23
Location 376 Bay 44th Street
Job Information

Block Institute School has full time openings for a Special Education Teacher that possesses experience in Applied Behavior Analysis in our center-based comprehensive educational program serving children ages 3 to 5 years old. The Block Institute School is unique in that it has an indoor pool and is able to offer a Swimming Program all year round; and Pals with Paws, a unique pet therapy experience that helps our students improve their ability to take part in treatments that will better their quality of life.

To apply, the applicant must possess either a Bachelors or Masters degree in Special Education; NYS certification in Students with Disabilities/B - 2 or Permanent Special Education Certification; Generous benefits package - single coverage at no cost to the employee; Parking on premises; Air conditioned classrooms.

Applicants with Transitional B certification will be considered!

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Title Pals with Paws Research Assistant
Start Date 2017-10-09
Location 376 Bay 44th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Job Information

Block Institute, located in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Block Institute offers several unique programs that enable us to enhance the educational, developmental and therapeutic services we provide to children with special needs from ages three through five years and adults with developmental disabilities who are over age 18. Introduced in 2009 Block Institute's unique Pals with Paws Pet Assisted Therapy Program integrate specially-trained dogs into the Block experience.
Block Institute is looking for a part time Research Assistant for approximately 10 hours per week, under the Supervision of the Pals with Paws Director, to collect and analyze data related to the Pals with Paws Program. This is an unpaid internship and a great opportunity for students with flexible hours who are interested in particpating in a Pals with Paws research project.

Applicants who possess the following may apply:

Some research is experience is preferable;

Speak and write about findings clearly;

Attend to Detail;

Computer Proficient in recording and evaluating data.
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Title Entitlements Specialist(Finance)
Start Date 2017-06-28
Location 376 Bay 44th Street
Job Information

Block Institute has an opening for an Entitlements Specialist in the Finance Department.

The Entitlement Specialist completes and submits paper work for individuals’ benefits and entitlements for all non-ICF individuals. Follow up with phone calls and email to maintain knowledge of updated status of entitlements coverage for all non-ICF individuals.

Duties include, but not limited to:
• Complete and maintain eligibility for individuals’ benefits and entitlements with Medicaid, Social Security and Medicare
• Track eligibility and expiration dates for individuals’ benefits and entitlements
• Trouble-shoot to resolve eligibility and reimbursement issues relative to benefits and entitlements.
• Visit government offices as necessary to fulfill obligations to maintain entitlements for individuals, for example: Social Security offices,
OPWDD offices, etc.
• Liaison between Block and government agencies
• Entitlements Specialist will be the back-up biller for OPWDD and SED programs, when either biller is out of the office.

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, or related field
Minimum 2 years experience in the field of MR/DD
Driver’s License required

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Title Maintenance Worker
Categories Facilities
Job Information

Block Institute is located in Brooklyn, NY. Block Institute provides services to approximately 1,400 individuals each year, including children with special needs enrolled in Education Services, adults in our Day Services programs, and adults in Residential Services. Individuals that qualify to receive services at Block Institute are those who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability prior to the age of 21 years.

We are seeking a dedicated person to join our team. As a Maintenance worker, you will have to maintain all aspects of the building (interior and exterior) by performing any necessary minor repairs. Minor repairs can include, but are not limited to certain aspects of : Plumbing, Electrical, Painting, Wall repair, Carpentry, Masonry, Basic construction and repair, Basic appliance repair.

Qualifications for the position include:
High School Diploma or GED
3 Years Experience Preferred
FDNY Certificate of Fitness
A valid NYS Drivers’ License
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities : include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

Knowledge of fire codes/safety.

Move furniture when necessary.

Wax floors.

Install, build, assemble Program equipment.

Set up and break down for special events/activities.

Heavy cleaning as directed by the maintenance supervisor.

Assist with housekeeping as required.

Shovel sidewalks of ice/snow; mop floors during wet/snowy weather.

Assist with the upkeep of agency vehicles.

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Title Music Specialist
Categories Educational Services
Start Date 2016-08-02
Location 376 Bay 44th Street
Job Information

Block Institute is looking to hire a part time Music Specialist for the Block Institute School, located in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

Block Institute Pre-School has an opening for a Part time Music Specialist.
Block Institute School provides full day services on a 12-month basis to special needs children ages three to five. We offer Spanish/English Bilingual Interim Alternate Placements. We are licensed and monitored by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), and New York City Department of Health (NYC DOH) for Day Care. Children receive related services, as per each student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The curriculum meets New York State Learning Standards and addresses readiness and pre academic skills and emotional support through various learning strategies. We offer state of the art services for children with autism and related disorders. These services include; applied behavior analysis, discrete trial learning, augmentative communication, and sensory integration.

To apply, the candidate must possess the following:

High School Diploma or equivalent
2+ years working with children
Experience in music instruction and song leading, preferably in a Pre-school setting

Proficiency with guitar/piano and other musical instruments

Great enthusiasm for working with children and a positive, flexible attitude

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Title Psychiatrist - part time
Categories Article 16 Clinic
Start Date 2017-06-22
Job Information

Block Institute is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to individuals with a wide range of developmental disabilities.Block Institute’s Article 16 Clinic is devoted to facilitating habilitative growth of individuals who are cognitively, physically, emotionally, and/or developmentally impaired.

The Article 16 Clinic is seeking a Part Time Psychiatrist for the Article 16 Clinic,

Qualifications:

NYS License and Registration
Physician
Physician Assistant
Nurse Practitioner
Board Certification in Psychiatry

DEA License

Experience with intellectual/developmental disabilities a plus

The Article 16 Clinic Psychiatrist will provide consultation, ongoing treatment, and guidance with regard to medication management, mental health and behavioral therapy services for clients with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their caregivers.

The Psychiatrist will be part of an interdisciplinary team and will collaborate with administrative staff, other clinicians, and students-in-training at Block Institute.

In partnership with the Clinic’s Director, Medical Director and Clinical Coordinator, the Psychiatrist is responsible for ongoing direction, oversight, and quality of services delivered through the Article 16 Clinic as per OPWDD regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting evaluations and developing appropriate therapeutic programs in response to individual need.

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Title Teacher Aide
Categories Educational Services
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Provide services for children with a wide variety of special needs ages 3-11

Assist the teacher in the classroom. High School Diploma or GED Diploma

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Title Job Coach
Categories Adult Day Services — Day Hab
Start Date 2017-06-22
Location Brooklyn, NY
Job Information

Block Institute is seeking a Job Coach who can provide direct assistance to developmentally disabled individuals in supported employment placements and their employers.
Qualifications:
BA in related field with 1 year exp.
Working in the field; Employment/Vocational setting preferred
Valid NYS driver’s license

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Title Assistant Teacher
Categories Educational Services
Start Date 2017-06-21
Job Information

Block Institute School has full time openings for Certified Assistant Teachers in Pre-K, ABA and UPK classes in our center-based comprehensive educational program serving children ages 3 – 5 years old. Block School is unique in that it has an indoor pool and is able to offer a Swimming Program all year round; and Pals with Paws, a unique pet therapy experience that helps our students improve their ability to take part in treatments that will better their quality of life.

Job Description:

Assists the teacher in the provision of special education instruction and supervision within a preschool or ABA classroom.

Job Duties, including, but not limited to:

Participate in development of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) as appropriate.
Share responsibility for implementation of lessons.
Plan one area of curriculum and instruct children in this area (under teacher supervision).
Prepare and implement small group lessons under teacher supervision.
Assume teaching role in absence of teacher.
Assist teacher in completing administrative paperwork.
Conduct classroom-based data collection as directed.
Assist in development of teacher-made materials under teacher supervision.
Requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent***
New York State Education Department Teacher Assistant Certification ( any level )* *
Department of Education Fingerprinting Clearance ( we will assist those in need )* *
Department of Investigations Fingerprinting Clearance ( we will assist those in need )*
The Block Institute of Brooklyn, New York is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Established in 1962, Block Institute has extensive experience providing individualized services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Benefits include medical and dental coverage as well as paid sick time.

For more information, view our website www.blockinstitute.org

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Title RN
Categories Adult Day Services — Day Hab, Residential Services
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The RN seeks to provide comprehensive nursing assessments for all Individuals, thereby determining the most beneficial interventions with expected outcomes directly affecting each Individual’s unique capacities and ability to participate in the daily program

Current NYS RN Licensure; 1+ years clinical/hospital experience; experience working with adults with developmental disabilities is preferred

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Title Teacher Aide
Categories Educational Services
Start Date 2017-06-21
Job Information

Block Institute School has full time openings for Teacher Aides in Pre-K and ABA classes in our center-based comprehensive educational program serving children ages 3 – 5 years old. Block School is unique in that it has an indoor pool and is able to offer a Swimming Program all year round; and Pals with Paws, a unique pet therapy experience that helps our students improve their ability to take part in treatments that will better their quality of life.

Job Description:

Provide classroom support to the Teacher as instructed.

Job Duties, including, but not limited to:

Assist students with Activities of Daily Living (toileting, feeding, dressing/undressing, etc.) as needed.
Help foster an atmosphere conducive to learning; maintain positive attitude.
Help organize and maintain classroom supplies/equipment.
Confer with other staff as required.
Accompany students on community trips.
Work to keep the environment of the children we serve safe, clean and attractive.
Ensure children’s safety; follow codes appropriately
High School Diploma or equivalent required**
Experience working in Early Childhood preferred **
The Block Institute of Brooklyn, New York is a non-profit, non-sectarian agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Established in 1962, Block Institute has extensive experience providing individualized services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Benefits include medical and dental coverage as well as paid sick time.

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Title Assistant Group Leaders
Categories Adult Day Services — Day Hab
Job Information

Assist the group leader in all aspects of daily programming in the group room including, but not limited to data collection; implementation of behavior plans; pro-active programming

AA/AS degree preferred; experience with adults with developmental disabilities preferred; Clean, valid NYS driver’s license required

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Title Medicaid Service Coordinator
Categories Family Support Services
Start Date 2017-06-22
Job Information

Work in partnership with individuals receiving services and/or his/her advocate, to create and maintain an individualized service environment (ISE) that meets the needs/wishes of the individuals

BA/BS Degree in Health or Human Services Related Field and 1 year experience working with people with developmental disabilities

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Title Respite Counselors
Categories Family Support Services
Job Information

Work with children ages 3 to 8 with developmental disabilities in a camp setting during holiday breaks, under the direction of Family Support Coordinator and Director of Family Support Services

High School Diploma required.

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Title Clinic Supervisor
Categories Article 16 Clinic
Start Date 2017-06-22
Job Information

Block Institute is seeking a Clinic Supervisor who will oversee the delivery of clinical services to individuals with developmental disabilities who receive services through Block Institute’s (OPWDD) Article 16 Clinic. These services include PT, OT, speech, psychology, and social work.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

Must be able provide orientation and ongoing in-service training for all incoming staff members

Coordinate staff development activities

Encourage the development of and provide clinical oversight to interdisciplinary treatment teams/meetings.

Work closely with the Clinic Director about day to day staff-related issues such as attendance, punctuality, receipt of requested paperwork, etc.

Qualifications:

MA or MS degree in related clinical field (Social Work, Psychology, etc)

NYS License and/or Certification in related clinical field

2 to 3 years supervisory experience

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