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Cayuga Centers Skills Trainer (PSR) in Seneca County, New York

Job Description:

The skills trainer delivers home and community-based supports and services to refer youth. The role of this position is to support the child/youth to be an active and productive member of their family and community. This position requires a flexible schedule.


  • Maintain close communication and coordination with the Child and Family Treatment Services Team
  • Respect family and youth commitments by maintaining a flexible schedule
  • Use rehabilitation interventions and individualized, collaborative, hands-on training to build developmentally appropriate skills
  • Restore, rehabilitate and support the youth to reduce the effect of the child’s behavioral health condition to reestablish daily functioning skills
  • Work with children and youth both individually and in group settings
  • Perform the basic accountability tasks related to the job which include compiling and maintaining all necessary records, forms and reports

* HOURS PER WEEK:* Non--Exempt

  • Flexible hours, weekend availability required
Experience and Skills:
  • High school diploma with a minimum 2 years of experience in mental health, addiction and/or foster care; Associate degree strongly preferred
  • Ability and willingness to engage and work with families in an "in-home" context
  • Ability to adapt and individualize program interventions to utilize family strengths and skills
  • Flexibility to work when the families are available to meet
  • Ability to establish a mutually respectful relationship in which the youth is a full partner
  • Ability to carry our program goals created by youth and families
  • Ability to work creatively and independently to accomplish youth goals
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License
  • Vehicle required: Must be safe and dependable


  • Driving to and from appointments and activities as assigned
  • Word processing: Including responding to e-mails, completing computerized documentation
  • Lifting of Agency file books - weighing approximately 6-8 lbs. each - 5 inch binders. File in them as needed, including sorting paperwork, hole punching, opening and closing of binder rings
  • Completing paperwork -Such as copying, stapling
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Walking distances
  • Walking up and down stairs inside/outside
  • Able to have contact with consumer’s - non-contagious illness

As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.

Job Tracking ID: 512690-745987

Job Location: Seneca County, NY

Job Level: Any

Level of Education: Any

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular

Date Updated: October 13, 2020

Years of Experience: Not Applicable

Starting Date: ASAP