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Title Occupational Therapists
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 Speech Pathologist
Categories Educational Services
Start Date 2017-06-22
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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 Physical Therapist
Categories Educational Services
Start Date 2017-06-22
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Block Institute School has a full time opening for an Physical Therapist 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 position offers cases in our on-site Sensory gym as well.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Develop physical 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 student develop or regain mental functioning or adjust to disabilities.
Monitor and record progress.
Provide training for P.T.A.'s and other staff in implementation of physical therapy services/goals.
Assess the need for, and thereafter monitor, adaptive equipment as needed.
Qualifications:
Educational Degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited PT educational program.
New York State licensure in Physical Therapy.
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.

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

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Title Behavior Specialist
Categories Educational Services
Start Date 2017-06-22
Location 376 Bay 44th Street
Job Information

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

Block Institute School has a full time opening for a Behavior Specialist in our center based comprehensive educational program servicing children aged three to five years of age. The Behavior Specialist is responsible to work directly with the classroom staff on creation and implementation of behavior plans, starting with a functional behavior assessment, and supervision of the application of the principles and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Clinically oversee all ABA classrooms and non-ABA classrooms in regards to classroom management.
Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and create Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) individualized for each required student. Oversee BIP's so they are properly implemented and that interventions are appropriate. Analyze data and summarize results.
Analyze all classroom environments and provide classroom wide behavior plans for every classroom.
Ensure the school wide behavior plan is followed.
Conduct ABA trainings, including Developmental Stages, and other ongoing trainings for all staff. Assist with training staff on advancements to the field and current trends, new hire orientation, and training on paperwork documentation.
Qualifications:
Certification in Special Education or Psychology.
BCBA certification
3 years experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
ABA experience
Supervisory Experience 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 single medical and dental coverage as well as paid sick time.

For more information, visit our website at 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
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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 (Children's Services & Article 16 Clinic) Occupational Therapist
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 Senior Behavior Specialist
Start Date 2017-09-25
Location Brooklyn, New York
Job Information

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 looking for a Senior Behavior Specialist who is responsible for the behavioral assessment and management of assigned individuals and programs within the Adult Day and Residential programs at Block. The Behavior Specialist specifically is responsible for the development and implementation of individual and/or group Behavior Intervention and Treatment plans, either directly or through the direction of assigned staff members.

The qualifications for this position include:

Master’s Degree in Psychology or related field plus 5+ years of experience in the field of Behavior Management
BCBA certification required
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

The primary duty is to provide and oversee behavioral services for the Adult and Residential programs either individually or through the Senior Behavior Specialist’s direct reports.

Maintain consistent communication with Directors regarding business practices.

Within the adult programs, oversee the completion of the required annual evaluations of the Individual’s adaptive behavior skills.

Participate in Team meetings or reviews and required/requested reviews or case conferences, as needed.

Participate in the development of the Individual’s Behavior Intervention Plan and treatment program plans as a member of the Team.

Provide crisis intervention, both in response to the crisis and follow-up services as needed.

Provide consultation to ADS and Residential Services.

Responsible for the training of staff on behavior management principles and procedures including functional behavior assessments and best practices.

Ensure continuity/coordination of services with families and other service providers.

Provide ongoing consultation with clinical, supervisory, and other staff regarding behavioral issues regarding adults under their care.

Assists in the completion and documenting of monthly reports, services review, including behavior plans, annuals, case conferences, etc. as needed, within a timely basis.

Complete assigned responsibilities within the preadmission process including evaluation/screening and recommendations as applicable.

Participate in any Individual-driven meeting, review, evaluation, as deemed appropriate.

Instruct direct reports and staff in carrying out the programs as written.

Provide behavior management consultation to outside entities, when applicable or required.

Demonstrate appropriate interactions between co-workers and Individuals in accordance with OPWDD regulations and Block Institute policies and procedures.

May be asked to participate in the internal incident review committee, Human Rights committee or other committees as required.

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Title Chief Operating Officer
Start Date 2017-09-25
Location Brooklyn, New York
Job Information

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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Ability to make sound business decisions under pressure.

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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 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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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 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 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 Director of Adult Day Services
Categories Adult Day Services — Day Hab
Start Date 2017-08-02
Job Information

Block Institute is looking for a Director of Adult Day Services who is responsible for the overall operation of the Adult Residential Program, which includes providing oversight and guidance to ensure regulatory compliance, and quality standards for the individual and Adult Day Program settings, and overseeing the development of new day program sites and services.

The qualifications for this position include:

Master’s Degree in related field preferred
Experience with Day program models including Day Hab, Day Hab without Walls, Pre- Voc, Vocational…
5+ years of administrative/supervisory experience in the field
Comprehensive knowledge of OPWDD regulations
Flexible On-Call Work Schedule(Time/Days)as needed
Work Includes Travel between Sites and to Association meetings in NYC and NYS
Salary competitive and commensurate with experience; Generous benefits package at no cost to the employee. Please submit your resume/CV with a cover letter and write Director of Adult Day Services in the subject line of the e-mail.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities :
Has as their primary duty, managing a customarily recognized department or subdivision of Block Institute.
Develops and maintains systems to ensure quality of care and integrity of programmatic and fiscal information.
Ensures that program is appropriately staffed with appropriately trained, credentialed, licensed, and/or certified professionals in accordance with regulations and approved staffing patterns.
Ensures that all staff members meet all job-related requirements, including but not limited to criminal background clearance, fingerprinting, annual health clearance, orientations and mandated trainings.
Adheres to the stipulations as set forth in the UFT collective bargaining agreement.
Oversees the recruitment, interviewing, identification, assignment, performance correction and termination of program employees.
Ensure all agency policy and procedures are followed by all Adult Day Services employees.
Oversees the admission, placement, relocation and discharge of residents.
Oversees the quality of life for all program, participants, including but not limited to physical plant, active programming, recreation/socialization, general health and wellbeing.
Collaborates with medical, mental health and nursing staff to ensure the health, well-being and safety of all program participants.
Provides immediate protective oversight of any individual suspected of being abused, neglected or mistreated. Adheres to OPWDD regulations as they pertain to incident management and the reporting of allegations of abuse.
Participates as a member of the Incident Review Committee.
Actively promotes collaboration between families and staff in the ongoing care and life plans of the residents. Keeps families abreast of status of their family member and news of the agency.
Develop systems of accountability and quality assurance to ensure oversight of staff’s provision care.
Monitors service documentation, billing, petty cash, personal allowance funds, SSI/Medicaid reimbursements, purchase orders, check requests, budget implementation and modification, in conjunction with Finance Department.
Participates in the development and ongoing management of the program’s annual budget, goals and strategic plan.
Protects the assets of the agency.
Prepares proposals for day program modifications and new program development.
Tracks and analyzes relevant program data and statistics. Prepares written reports, as needed, including but not limited to monthly report of program operations, quarterly QA reports, regulatory agency reports and required submissions.
Provides guidance and support to families throughout the year.
Represents Block Institute within the local community and at industry related meetings (e.g. NYSACRA, IAC, etc.).
Participates as a member or chairs of various committees within and outside of the agency.
Completes annual performance evaluations of all directly supervised employees.
Maintains current knowledge of laws, regulatory requirements, research and best practices in the field and in program management and administration.
Works collaboratively with other program directors to promote the mission and goals of the agency.
Promotes staff development through the establishment and use of various training resources.
Keeps all program staff informed of agency-wide issues, initiatives, policies and directives.
Acts as liaison with regulatory agencies, regional offices and other sources of referrals.
Prepares correspondence and reports for regulatory agencies.
Prepares for and oversees internal and external program audits. Develops plans of corrective actions in response to statements of deficiencies.
Oversees document management in accordance with regulatory and agency policies.
Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and protocols for Adult Day Services.
Ensure regulatory compliance in maintaining operating certificates in good standing.
Work with Agency Administration and Human Resources in all Union related issues, including contract negotiation, grievances, discipline, etc.
Represent the Agency in State or Interagency associations, committees or proceedings.

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Title Teacher Aide
Categories Educational Services
Job Information

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 Program Coordinator
Categories Adult Day Services — Day Hab
Start Date 2017-06-29
Job Information

The Program Coordinator ensures that all Adult Day Service Programs are appropriately supervised and run at maximum efficiency. They are responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance and providing quality services for all Individuals in the ADS Program.  The Program Coordinator  provides guidance and support to all assigned Program Supervisors and group room staff on an ongoing basis.  In the event of the absence of a Program Supervisor, the Program Coordinator will step in and perform all supervisory tasks relevant to that position.

To apply, you must possess a BA/BS Degree in related field; Must have at least 2-3 years of experience in the field; Supervisory experience.

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Title Senior Behavior Specialist
Categories Adult Day Services — Day Hab, Residential Services
Start Date 2017-08-02
Location Various sites
Job Information

Responsible for the behavioral assessment and management of assigned individuals and programs within the Adult Day and Residential programs at Block. The Behavior Specialist specifically is responsible for the development and implementation of individual and/or group Behavior Intervention and Treatment plans, either directly or through the direction of assigned staff members.

Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Psychology or related field plus
5+ years of experience in the field of Behavior Management
BCBA certification required

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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 Direct Support Professional
Categories Residential Services
Start Date 2017-05-03
Location Brooklyn
Job Information

Block Institute provides quality residential care in family-like settings to individuals with a wide range of developmental disabilities. Our goal is to provide unique and individualized services that assist each person in achieving greater independence and integration within the community. Residential opportunities are available within Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), Community Residences (CR), Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRA), and Supportive Living Apartments (SLA).

Must possess H.S. Diploma or GED equivalent, current CPR, SCIP-R and AMAP (medication administration) certifications .

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Interact appropriately and follow all regulatory items concerning the Individuals we serve.

Correctly follow goal/outcome methodologies as written; in order to teach daily living skills to the Individuals we serve.

Must attend to all necessary daily needs of the Individuals we serve, including, but not limited to: personal hygiene, medical concerns, socialization needs, cognitive skills training, some limited financial transactions, etc.

Must attend staff meetings weekly.

Must work to keep the living environment of the Individuals we serve clean and home-like.

Must attend meeting and appointments related to the Individuals we serve and give/receive accurate information and pass this information on to all necessary parties.

Evening and weekend shifts available; Family benefits for full time Direct Support Professional staff;

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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 Behavior Intervention Coach
Categories Adult Day Services — Day Hab, Residential Services
Location varies depending on Program
Job Information

The Behavior Intervention Coach is responsible for the psychological assessments and for the development and implementation of individual and/or group treatment programs; responsible for ensuring that the staff efficiently implements the individuals’ behavior support plans, by delivering ongoing training and support to the staff. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) knowledge and experience a plus

BS in Psychology; 1 year experience in the field; ABA experience a plus

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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 Housekeeper
Categories Facilities
Job Information

Responsible for completing all assigned duties related to all aspects of building housekeeping (inside and out) of the building(s) to which he/she is assigned. High School Diploma or GED; 3 Years Experience Preferred; valid NYS Drivers’ License is a plus;

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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

EEO/AAE/M/F/D/V

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Title Residential Manager/Assistant Manager
Categories Residential Services
Start Date 2017-06-22
Location various locations
Job Information

The Residence Manager insures that the Residence they monitor is running at maximum efficiency, keeping in regulatory compliance as well as providing a high quality of life for all who live and work there; Ensures that the Residence operates within all State, Federal, and Agency Policies and Procedures; Supervises all Clinical, Administrative and Direct Support staff that work in the Residence.

BA/BS Degree (preferably in Social Work or Psychology, Nursing, Special Ed, or other health related field.)Minimum of 2 years experience in the field of developmental disabilities or its equivalent; Must be Flexible as Necessary with Work Schedule;  24 Hour Access Required

The Assistant Residence Manager acts as or assists Manager in oversight of all aspects of the oversight and management of the Residence.

AA degree
Minimum of 1 (+) years experience in the field of developmental disabilities or its equivalent.
Must be Flexible as necessary with work schedule; 24-hour access required.

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Title Behavior Intervention Specialist
Categories Adult Day Services — Day Hab, Residential Services
Start Date 2017-06-21
Location various locations
Job Information

The Behavior Specialist specifically is responsible for the development and implementation of individual and/or group Behavior Intervention and Treatment plans, either directly or through the direction of assigned staff members. To apply, you must possess Masters in Psychology or related field; 2+ years experience in the field of behavior management; BCBA certification required.

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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 Group Leader
Categories Adult Day Services — Day Hab
Job Information

Responsible for 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 required; experience with adults with developmental disabilities preferred; Clean, valid NYS driver’s license required

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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.

AAE/EEO/M/F/D/V

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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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