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Home Finder/Trainer at Leake & Watts Services Inc

Home Finder/Trainer

Leake & Watts Services Inc Yonkers, NY (On Site) Full-Time

Rising Ground

Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of evolving community needs. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Our strong belief and commitment to diversity shows not just through our work with supported persons but is integral to the building of a strong staff that reflects the communities we serve. Rising Ground is headquartered in downtown Brooklyn.


At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits - medical, dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of each plan's preventive services, which will help everyone to stay well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep active. Ultimately, we all benefit when we make the right choices, whether through diet and exercise or health care services. You can also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the employee assistance program.

The Unaccompanied Alien Children Program provides temporary residential care and other supportive services to Unaccompanied Children (UC) who are under legal custody of the Federal Government. Working in collaboration with the Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the POH program provides a safe and nurturing environment for 439 youth as well as Therapeutic and Educational Services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well s link them with family members and/or sponsors in the United States so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive.


This position will require someone with the ability to:

* Bachelor's degree
* Extensive traveling within boroughs and work independently.
* Valid driver's license
* Excellent written and public speaking skills
* Can provide training on different topics
* Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint
* Can engage potential foster parents in interviews


* Bachelor's degree plus in related field
* Must be able to do extensive traveling to all NYC boroughs, and the outer boroughs.
* Knowledge of Microsoft and Excel.
* Able to work flexible hours including weekends
* Must possess good written and oral skills
* Valid NYS Driver's License
* Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) a must (must be able to fluently communicate in Spanish verbally and in writing)

Recommended Skills

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Public Speaking
  • Self Motivation
  • English
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