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Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you find that you are a caring and compassionate individual? If the answer is yes! We are hiring for the community and in-home respite to help support families with children having intellectual and developmental disabilities to live a meaningful life. We have several positions opening on evenings and weekends for bilingual Spanish- English speaking candidates. 
We are also looking for referrals as well; share individual details through our career page at  

 Currently recruiting for the positions below: 

Position: Autism Initiative Coordinator.
Department: Metropolitan Parent Center, Autism Initiative Project.
Reports to: Program Director.
Probation Time: As per agency policy and procedure.

The opportunity is exclusively available for in-person attendance and necessitates undergoing a background check as well as proof of Covid-19 vaccination. The schedule offers flexibility, spanning from Monday to Saturday.

Summary Description:
Sinergia is a multiservice agency located in East Harlem, Manhattan, that has been supporting New Yorkers with developmental / intellectual disabilities and their families for more than 40 years.
The Metropolitan Parent Center (MPC) is one of NYC’s three federally funded parent centers committed to serving people with disabilities and their families with an added focus on communities of color and the economically disadvantaged. We offer a rich source of information and training tailored for parents and legal guardians, including parents whose primary language is not English or who themselves have special training needs. We assist them participate more effectively in their children’s education and development, and we partner with professionals and policy makers to improve outcomes for all children with developmental disabilities.

Scope of Position:
Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Autism Initiative Coordinator will provide the following:

  1. Coordinate the logistics of programs offered by Sinergia to parents of youth who havea main diagnosis of ASD. Programs include virtual afterschool art program, support group for Spanish speaking clients, workshops (in person/virtual/hybrid), recreational activities and hybrid social skill program for teenagers.
  2. Provide parents of autistic children and youth with information and referral about special education program and services, low cost or free citywide programs, including cultural recreational programs, and other similar resources.

General Responsibilities:  

  • Coordinate the logistics of the Autism Initiative program including but not limited to planning dates for program service, work in collaboration with vendors and subcontractors, create outreach campaigns, program data collection and reporting.
  • In collaboration with the parent center Education & Training director, arrange and coordinate logistics of workshops for parents that are related to ASD and special education. This collaboration includes  scheduling, outreach, and arrange for translation/interpretation services.
  • In conjunction with subcontractors, coordinate the implementation of curriculum for the Integrated Transition Program, a hybrid social skills program aimed at autistic youth, set program dates, develop outreach campaigns, recruit participants, and provide case management for 6 to 15 participants annually.
  • Collaborate closely with the Autism Initiative Case Manager to oversee the virtual after-school art program. Responsibilities include coordinating with subcontractors, conducting outreach activities, collecting data, and other related tasks.
  • Arrange and facilitate bi-monthly support group for Spanish speaking parents that are related to Autism and special education.
  • Arrange and coordinate logistic for three annual in person recreational activities.
  • Participate in outreach activities such as community resource fairs.
  • Refer parents to Intake as needed or requested.
  • Correspond and maintain an email and mailing list of parents and professionals engaged in the Autism Initiative.
  • Under the Program Director’s guidance, participate in committees, councils, and other community meetings.
  • Collaborate with Program Director and other Parent Center personnel on ongoing data collection.
  • Other duties and activities necessary to carry out the requirements of the position of the Coordinator of Autism Initiative.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement, supervise, and report on program deliverables as per contracts requirements.
  • Compile and submit reports to funders per the funding agreement(s).
  • If needed, provided support to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families, who are participating in the recreational activities.

Professional Conduct:

  • Expected to adhere to expected work hours/shift and to maintain punctuality when reporting to work.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality regarding all individual served and personnel records.
  • Abides by all agency policy as outlined in the employee manual.
  • Maintain good work habits by having teamwork relationship and open communication with the rest of the Metropolitan Parent Center team.

Skills Required:

The preferred candidate will possess strong organizational, communication and planning skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are required.
  • Uses independent judgment when responding to inquiries.
  • Desire of working with families of individuals with intellectual and /or developmental disabilities
Educational/Other Requirements:
  • Candidates with an associate degree are eligible, although possessing a bachelor's degree is preferable. Alternatively, candidates may demonstrate substantial professional experience in a support role or similar capacity, ideally within a social services-oriented business.
  • Combination of education and similar job experience will also be considered.
  • Experience working or raising a person with developmental and/or intellectual and disability is desired.
  • Bilingual English – Spanish is a must.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams). May use other web-based programs as assigned.
  • Preferred: Experience navigating social services, OPWDD and special education.
  • Preferred: Knowledge about Salesforce database.

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*NOTE* this job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Job descriptions are revised periodically to meet the needs of the organization and its funders.

Join Our Team: Family Care Home Liaison 
Ready to embark on a rewarding journey where you can positively impact lives and foster thriving communities? Sinergia Inc invites you to join our team as a Family Care Home Liaison. As a key member of our team, you will play a vital role in ensuring the well-being and happiness of individuals and families in our care.  The salary range is $40,000-$45,000  along with a range of benefits including health insurance coverage (medical, dental, and vision)., retirement plans . 

The Family Care Liaison responsible for ensuring that all program and environmental requirements related to the Family Care home are met and maintained. Acting as a direct link between the Family Care provider and the sponsoring agency, the liaison addresses fiscal and provider needs while enhancing the social functioning of Family Care providers and individuals in the home. Kindly note that this position is exempt and not-eligible for overtime pay for hours worked more than 35 during a single calendar week (Monday-Friday).
- Health Insurance: Comprehensive health coverage for you and your dependents.
- Positive Workplace Culture: Join a team-driven environment that values collaboration, diversity, and a positive workplace culture.
- Professional Development: Access ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career.
- Retirement Plans: Plan for your future with our competitive retirement benefits.
General Responsibilities:
- Enhances and maintains the social functioning of Family Care providers and individuals in the home.
- Ensures compliance with environmental and safety standards outlined in the Family Care Manual and the New York Codes Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) that govern the Family Care Program.
- Develops the Residential Habilitation Plan of Care with the Family Care provider and the individual consistent with the Individualized Service plan (ISP).
- Regularly assess the Residential Habilitation Plan with the Family Care provider, ensuring service delivery by signing Form FC-DOC-4 "Statement of Affirmation for Provision of Family Care Residential Habilitation Services" (ref. Policy 10.8.1 Family Care Manual), with more frequent reviews if needed.
- Prepares the plan of corrective action and ensures that the Family Care provider receives a copy as well as confirming that all deficiencies are completed In a timely manner. 
- Ensures that all adult residents undergo checks with the State Central Register and are fingerprinted by the Division of Criminal Justice Services.
- Visits the Family Care residence periodically, specifically during each five-day period when substitute provider services are in effect, as outlined in Family Care Policy 10.8.6.
- Ensures accurate recording of the activity code Family Care Residential Habilitation (FCHR) for each Family Care home the individual resides in during the month. All movements should be precisely logged into the Tracking and Billing System (TABS).
Professional Conduct:
- Abides by all agency policies outlined in the employee manual.
- Maintains absolute confidentiality regarding all people served and their personnel records.
Skills Required:
- Ability to follow and carry out written and oral instructions.
- Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
- Tactful and effective in dealing with various stakeholders.
- Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
Education Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree.
- Experience in human service programs or experience with non-profits. 
Community Habilitation Specialist
Community Habilitation is focused on giving individuals the personal, social, and vocational support needed to live in their community. As the Community Habilitation Specialist, you will assist individuals with developmental disabilities to become more independent when performing activities of daily living or implementing their individualized service plans in order to achieve their valued outcomes. The position is part-time and requires a bilingual Spanish-speaking candidate for shifts in areas around Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens.

In-home Respite
The In-home respite support worker is responsible for teaching and providing personal care assistance to persons with developmental disabilities. As a part-time caregiver, you will be tasked with providing meaningful interaction by engaging in various activities for the client and providing protective supervision for the family. As a requirement, you must be a bilingual Spanish-speaking candidate.  The coverage areas are around Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens for now.

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