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Support Specialist Fee for Service

Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, USA ● Queens, NY, USA Req #24
Sunday, January 29, 2023

The Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment (CPST) specialist provides community-based services to children and families in a supportive and rehabilitative way offering goal-directed and solution-focused interventions addressing the challenges associated with a behavioral health need in an effort to achieve identified goals and/or objectives as set forth in the child’s individualized treatment plan.  

Essential Functions:   

  • Work with children, adolescents and their families in their home and community environments.  
  • Provide individual, family and relationship-based counseling, supportive counseling, solution-focused interventions, emotional and behavioral management, and problem behavior analysis with the identified child.  
  • Work with families on crisis management both in the areas of prevention and post-management following a crisis.   
  • Provide rehabilitation psychoeducation to the child, family, and collaterals in order to identify strategies or treatment options with the goal of minimizing the negative effects of symptoms or emotional disturbances associated by environmental stressors.  
  • Using strength-based service planning, work with the youth, family members, and/or collaterals to develop goals and objectives to utilize personal strengths, resources, and natural supports to address functional deficits associated with their mental illness.   
  • Provide rehabilitation supports to the child and family in order to develop the skills needed to meet the child’s goals and to sustain any identified community goals.  
  • Documents all services provided both timely and accurately.  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.   

Supervisory Responsibilities:  


Minimum Qualifications   

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, counseling, psychology, or related human services field; OR Bachelor’s degree with 2 years’ experience in children’s mental health, addiction, and/or foster care, child welfare, or juvenile justice.  
  • Successful completion of the Mandated Reporter training.  
  • Ability to work amongst diverse social, cultural, and economic groups.  
  • Excellent written, verbal, and listening skills.  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and have some knowledge and using Electronic Health Records (EHR).  
  • Excellent time management skills.  
  • Bilingual (highly preferred) in one or more of the following: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bengali and others, as depending upon the needs of the client and their family.   



The Child Center of NY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status or any other category  protected by Federal, State or local law. EOE M/F/D/V  

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $20.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $20.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 75
  • Telecommute % 15
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, USA
  • Queens, NY, USA