Search for Change is an exciting and rewarding place to work. Our caring and competent staff are dedicated to our clients and support each individual to achieve their goals.
Here at Search for Change we invest in our staff. We assist them by providing opportunities to develop new skills and further their careers.
We look for people who are adaptable, self-motivated and passionate to fill a variety of roles.
Help make a difference and join our team.
Search for Change, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.
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Primary Duties: The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for the Accounts Payable function for Search for Change. The A/P Clerk will collect, verify and record all invoices to ensure accuracy, make timely payments and responsible for reoccurring payments. Maintain records of Property Leases, W-9’s and contracts. Assist with bank reconciliations as assigned.
Must be detail oriented, extremely organized, flexible and able to handle multiple tasks. Excellent communication skills, ability to work independently, ability to meet all deadlines.
Qualifications: Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/ Business Administration. Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word) required.
Primary Duties: The Vocational Counselor Coordinator conducts individualized vocational assessments for interested applicants or ACCES referrals to the program, assists the clients in developing their appropriate job search skills, and works with the Job Developer to connect the client to an appropriate job match.
• Assess a client’s strengths and barriers to employment using Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation (DVE)
• Work with clients to assess and develop soft skills applicable to vocational
• Job search assistance through utilization of all community resources (i.e. employment agencies, state employment services, classified advertisements, local job fairs, networking)
• Job development by establishing cooperative relations with local employers:
• Market program to prospective employers
• Develop internships through advocacy work for clients in the community
• Provide weekly individualized meetings with graduates and primary clients
• Maintain documentation to support progress made
• Job coaches as necessary
QUALIFICATIONS: BA in Human Services plus 1-2 years of experience a plus. Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communication skills required, as this position is equivalent to a “sales” job and will interface on a regular basis with a variety of employers and community contacts. Valid driver’s license and insurability as a driver under SfC’s auto policy is required.
Full Time Position
Tuesday – Saturday, 1pm – 9pm
- Organize & supervise the daily activity within the Unit
- Provide support and assistance to clients
- Responsible for oversight of chart documentation and Medicaid billing of staff in conjunction with Unit Program Director
- Carry a small case load of clients
- Represent the Unit at case conferences, family days, etc.
- Provide direct supervision and evaluation with Program Director for direct care staff
- Administrative reporting duties including staff scheduling and timesheets, food and personal needs allowances, utilization review responses, petty cash expenditures
- Ensure the safety of all Counselors and Clients
- Ensure that the safety and program requirements outlined by NYS Office of Mental Health are in order
- In the absence of the Program Director, the Program Manager functions as the supervisor on duty.
Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in psychology, social work or related field plus 1-2 years experience Human Services field, preferably rehabilitation or psych rehab setting preferred. Experience should include administrative, supervisory and/or team leadership experience. Valid driver’s license required and insurability as a driver on SfC’s auto policy.
Primary Duties: The goal of a Search for Change Case Manager, Supported Housing/HCBS is to assist the client in setting up a chosen household and sustaining this occupancy for as long as the client desires. This role will also have responsibilities half time for HCBS caseload. HCBS Case Management occurs in the client’s home community.
- Assist the clients in the acquisition of benefits and services for which they are eligible.
- Ensure success in the chosen environment by planning an assistance program with the client (e.g. Budgeting, Socialization, Symptom Management, Recreation Planning, Money Management and Purchasing).
- Assist in identifying and securing community supports and resources identified as valued by the client.
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency required with at least 2-3 years experience with individuals with serious mental illness (SMI)or a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in psychology, social work or a related field and at least 2 years of experience working with the SMI population. Valid Driver’s license and insurability as a driver on SfC’s auto policy is required.
The Clinical Director is responsible for overseeing all facets of service delivery within the agency’s Supportive Housing, Care Management and Home and Community Based Services Divisions.
PRIMARY DUTIES: To ensure the agency’s programs and services provide clients with the skills and supports necessary to advance in their overall rehabilitation and recovery. The Clinical Director must ensure restorative services reimbursable by Medicaid, commercial insurers, or other payers are delivered in compliance with regulatory requirements and generate sufficient revenue to meet or exceed the costs of service delivery. The Clinical Director is also responsible for monitoring changes in the marketplace and developing or modifying programs and services to respond to these changes.
Additional responsibilities include oversight of Corporate Compliance, incidents and investigations, admissions, discharges, acquisition and maintenance of clients’ financial entitlements, and program evaluation (i.e., outcomes and performance management). The Clinical Director is also expected to attend meetings with external stakeholders and to act as a liaison to various agencies, such as the Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) and Office of Mental Health (OMH), and to promote positive community relationships.
QUALIFICATIONS: a LCSW, or expected to obtain a LCSW within 6 months of hire. Minimum 3 years’ experience with major psychiatric disorders and managing clinical programs, preferably under NYS OMH oversight.
Valid driver’s license and insurability as a driver under SfC’s auto policy is required. Flexibility to report to both Putnam and Westchester County locations.
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Job Summary: The Residential and Compliance Specialist is responsible for providing clerical support for the Clinical Director, Directors of Residential Services, and administrative staff as well as office and facilities support.
• Maintains all records and confidential materials for clients.
• Generate benefit letters to funding agencies (SSI, SSD, DSS) for clients upon admission, discharge, and change of status.
• Research and report statistical information as needed.
• Communicate regularly with Program Directors to process information on resident census/status.
• Handles purchasing/leasing of telephones and cell phones.
• Coordinates maintenance of agency vehicles and facilities in partnership with other programs and administrative personnel.
• Updates and distributes communication listings.
• Performs duties in a confidential manner in accordance with HIPAA legislation.
Maintain the admission, hospitalization, discharge and status information of community residence and supported housing clients.
• Files reports and documentation as required by various regulatory entities (e.g. Office of Mental Health, Department of Housing and Urban Development, etc).
• Additional administrative duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree. 1-2 years of experience working as an Administrative Assistant, preferably in a human services environment. Valid, insurable driver’s license preferred. Excellent written, phone and interpersonal communication skills. Excel and word proficient. Ability to meet deadlines, work independently and under pressure.
Primary Duties: The goal of the LPN Care Manager is to assist High Risk/ High Need co- occurring mental illness and/or substance abuse clients in the community. The candidate will address medical issues and medication management while maintaining and improving independence and recovery.
The LPN will be responsible to attend to the medical needs of our clients where applicable. Assist the clients with the acquisition of benefits and services, identifying and securing community supports and resources. Must maintain a case record of progress notes, face sheet and agreed upon support issues and plan. Collaborate with partnering agencies to ensure coordination of services. Provide crisis intervention and manage emergency situations in the community.
LPN Qualifications: Licensed in NYS. Ability to work independently with sound judgement. Experience with high risk/high need population a plus but will train. Completed training in Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and Motivational Interviewing a plus. Valid Driver’s license for 3 years and insurability as an Agency Driver.
Full Time and Part Time Positions
Location: Westchester & Putnam
Primary Duties: The goal of the Counselor is to teach the skills and provide or secure the support necessary for adults with serious mental illness in SfC residential services to achieve their overall rehabilitation goal and move on to more independent living.
- Delivering Medicaid-reimbursable restorative services that are directly related to the achievement of the client’s independent living goals. This includes, but is not limited to, being very hands-on with the clients in modeling various daily life skills (i.e making beds, cleaning bathrooms, preparing meals etc.)
- Create and maintain the service plans, progress notes, and other written documentation required to support the client’s services.
- Ensure that clients receive the proper types and amounts of medication as prescribed by their physician.
- Driving clients to community based programs, appointments & other services on a daily basis.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related field and some experience in the mental health field preferred. Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency required and five years of experience working in a rehabilitation environment. Bilingual a plus. A valid, insurable driver’s license.
Positions available in Westchester and Putnam Counties
We are looking for an individual experienced in psych rehab to secure the safety of residents and monitor medication intake in a 24 hour group home for adults with serious mental illness.
Program Supervisors on call 24-7. Light documentation and counseling. Sleeping position. Good interpersonal skills a must.
Experience working with individuals with mental health conditions in a residential program required.
The Per Diem Job Coach assists with the job placement plan and provide support services for graduates of the Vocational Program in their employment setting.
- Maintains adequate and appropriate documentation to support progress made by clients.
- Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communication skills required, as this position will interface on a regular basis with a variety of employers and community contacts.
- Ability to work independently and under stress, meet deadlines and multi-task.
- Per Diem Job Coach demonstrates good judgment and decision-making. Hours will vary and may include weekends & evenings.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, Associates degree in Human Services/Mental Health Discipline preferred. 1-2 years experience in psych rehab or supported employment preferred. Valid driver’s license and insurability as a driver under SfC’s auto policy is required.
Primary Duties: This is an exciting opportunity to create employment opportunities for job ready graduates. This includes Job search assistance through utilization of all community resources (i.e. state employment services, classified advertisements, local job fairs, networking). Job development by establishing cooperative relations with local employers by Marketing programs to prospective employers, develop internships within the community. Maintain documentation to support progress made.
Qualifications: Excellent presentation, interpersonal and communication skills required. This candidate will interface on a regular basis with a variety of employers and community contacts. High School Grad. Bilingual preferred. American Sign Language a plus. Valid, insurable driver’s license.
“Search for Change continues to stand behind its mission and I am thankful for the education and growth I have received working here.”
"Over the years at Search for Change, I not only forged an unforgettable bond with my co-workers, but also with the clients we serve. Working at Search for Change has meant enriching the lives of people little by little, while instilling the value of being faithful in the small things and the ability to restore hope in our lives."