Dix Hills, NY


CFTSS/HCBS - SCO Family of Services

CFTSS (Children and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) offer opportunities to better meet the behavioral health needs at earlier junctures in a child/youth’s life to prevent the onset or progression of behavioral health condition. CFTSS are a set of services designed to help youth and families to gain the necessary tools to be successful in their homes and communities through goal directed supports and solution based interventions. HCBS are designed to allow children/youth to participate in a vast array of developmentally and culturally appropriate mental health services.

The CFTSS/HCBS Provider provides various services to enrich and improve the lives of our at risk youth. Services can provided to the child, foster parents, birth parents and other family members involved in the youth’s life, and are provided in the youth’s NYC and Long Island communities. Candidates may apply for several or all skills indicated below should they meet the minimum job qualifications. Provider applicants must have a valid Driver’s license with no recent major or multiple violations and good writing skills.

Each Provider can work up to 29 hours weekly

CFTSS (Children and Family Treatment and Support Services)

Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment: Goal directed supports and solution focused interventions associated with behavioral health

Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Assist youth with socialization/coping skills necessary for successful functioning and rehabilitate behavioral health in the home and community

Other Licensed Practitioner (OLP): Licensed Professionals only, whose service is to effectively engage children, youth and families/caregivers who may have difficulty engaging in traditional clinic based settings.

Family Peer Support Service: Provided by Credentialed Family Peer Advocate to support and assist if you are raising a youth with mental health challenges, and assistance with locating resources and building natural supports.

Youth Peer Support: Mentor youth in developing positive peer and family relationships, and share personal knowledge, insight, and experience about programs and resources that may be of support to youth

HCBS (Home and Community Based Services)

Caregiver/Family Supports & Services: Education and training for the family/caregiver so they can enhance the child’s interaction with other children, family members and people in the community

Community Habilitation Services: Assist youth with developmental disabilities with self-help, socialization and adaptive skills

Respite (Crisis and Planned) Services: Provide the family or caregiver with short term relief/Provide relief from crisis situation

Prevocational Services: Teach and prepare youth ages 14 and up concepts (not job specific) related to employment opportunities in the community as well as career exploration

Supported Employment : Provide assistance to participants ages 14 and up as they perform within the work setting to maintain employment

Community Self Advocacy Training and Support: Provide educational support based on the child’s academic and behavioral needs as well as community services to minimize educational interruption

  • Must have training, and experience to provide direct services related to the treatment of mental illness.
  • Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality/communication with the therapeutic team.
  • Must be cleared by the NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
  • Must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services for instances of child abuse and/or neglect. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age with a High School Diploma/GED or equivalent; BA degree preferred; good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have experience working with seriously emotional disturbed youth or children/ job related or volunteer experience reflected on the resume
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License
  • Acceptable clearance checks for State Central Register, Driver license and fingerprinting as required by the program
  • Must obtain screening for physical/mantoux testing