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Thank you for considering the Rescue Mission of Utica for your employment.  Founded in 1890, the Mission is a Christian Ministry, established to proclaim, in word and deed, the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, by unconditionally endeavoring to assess and meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those individuals seeking assistance.  The Mission serves Utica and the Mohawk Valley and we are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Our team members come to the Mission with a common interest of serving on our campus by demonstrating and sharing the Gospel of Christ.

Benefits

The Mission is pleased to offer benefits to eligible employees, to include but not limited to:

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The employment policy of Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc. is to provide equal opportunity to all persons. Our company, therefore, has made a commitment to equal employment opportunity through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military and/or veteran status, predisposing genetic characteristics, reproductive health decision-making, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other Federal or State legally-protected classes.

Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc. will recruit, hire, train and promote qualified individuals in all job titles, and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and/or veteran status, or disability in accordance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, which require affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity in all aspects of employment. Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of national origin or citizenship status as provided under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources Department via phone at 315.735.1645 or email at hrsupport@uticamission.org 

Thank you for considering the Rescue Mission of Utica for your future employment. Have a blessed day!

As of June 6, 2024 The Following Positions Are Open & Accepting Applications: 

Account Coordinator - Representative Payee Department - Full-Time

Job Title: Account Coordinator in our Representative Payee Department

Salary Range: $16.0 – $17.50 Hourly depending on experience

Job Summary:  The primary role of the Account Coordinator is to assist clients who have been referred to RMU Rep Payee, with a variety of aspects of their finances.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Handle a heavy volume of telephone calls from Clients, Case Managers, Outside Facilities and Social Security. 
  • Meet with clients to discuss living situations and financial situations specific to them. 
  • Educate the client on how the Rep Payee Program works.  EX: Landlord Statements a rules about renting, where to have their monthly utility and other bills sent, how and when they will be receiving PNA (Personal Needs Allowance), if they are a good candidate for a debit card, etc.
  • Establish and assist clients with developing financially sound monthly budget.
  • Prepare client’s bills for payment from their individual account.
  • Maintain accurate client files.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with all clients.
  • Network with other agencies for additional services for clients.
  • Prepare paperwork for referral agencies.
  • Prepare social security and/or other reports as assigned specific to client caseload.
  • Meet with supervisor/ and Rep Payee Team weekly to discuss client issues/concerns/goals, provide status updates and upcoming client developments.
  • Report to supervisor immediately critical concerns that demand administrative guidance.
  • Abide by all Mission and program policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend and participate in meetings and trainings as requested by supervisor.
  • Annual mandatory trainings.
  • Maintain a professional and approachable attitude on the Mission campus.
  • Sort checks and prepare for mailing and any other administrative duties needed.
  • All other duties as requested by your supervisor.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience handling busy telephone traffic.
  • Experience with financial management, billing, or accounting.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Accufund or other accounting software.
  • Good written/verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with homeless, mental illness or chemical dependence is a bonus.
  • Self-motivated and good time management skills are necessary.
  • Comfortable with the population we serve.
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement.

Status/Hours: Full Time, Monday — Friday– 40 hours per week 8am-4pm

Pay Rate: $16.00-17.50 depending on experience

Benefits:  We offer a comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training. 

The Rescue Mission of Utica is an equal opportunity employer encouraging individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. 

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CASAC - Addiction Stabilization Center (ASC) - Part-Time

Job Title: Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in our Addiction Stabilization Center (ASC).

Salary Range: $20.50 – $22.00 Hourly depending on experience

Job Summary: 

The CASAC position works under the supervision of an Advanced Counselor Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor (Advanced Counselor CASAC) or Program Director (QHP).

The primary role of the CASAC is to provide coordination and implementation of direct substance abuse clinical services for clients.  The CASAC participates in case review with the multidisciplinary treatment team, completes comprehensive assessments, composes treatment plan, individual sessions, group sessions, providing referrals for continuing treatment for discharge planning, completes all necessary forms and documentation, supervises interns and provides assistance with the orientation and training process for new staff.

A condition of employment as a CASAC is to maintain credentialing and remain current on required trainings.  Must obtain credentialing through the NYS Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS) and adhere to the Canon of Ethical Principles as outlined by the NY State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and the RMU Employee Handbook.

Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct Comprehensive Psycho-Social Assessment (PSA) assessment of clients.
  • Complete PAS information as required by OASAS.
  • Complete individualized treatment plan and reviews as required according to regulation.
  • Compose clinical documentation reflective of client progress towards goals while in program.
  • Obtain authorization through insurance company for admission and discharge being able to utilize level of care determining tool.
  • Assist in screening and routing incoming phone calls to appropriate staff.
  • Report all observations, interactions and behaviors of a medical nature to the nursing staff or medical director.
  • Correctly document shift notes, opening notes, behavior incidents, client activity logs, discharges and completes all NYS OASAS forms as required.
  • Utilize sound clinical judgment with regard to client treatment.
  • Participate in case review meetings.
  • Direct observation of client urine screening and search.
  • Responsible for the case management including but not limited to making appropriate recommendations for continued Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health and community support meetings under the supervision of QHP.
  • Provide individual motivational counseling for our clients.
  • Prepare records and reports within the time frame as required by NYS OASAS Regulations Part 820.
  • Participate in clinical supervision meetings with Advanced Counselor CASAC.
  • Provide evidence base group treatment sessions related to the disease of addiction using teaching materials suitable for the population, various audio/visual materials.
  • Provide problem centered, solution focused therapy under the supervision of a QHP.
  • Maintain positive liaison relationships with other community agencies, i.e. Department of Social Services, Probation, Vocational Rehabilitation and other Addiction Services, Alcoholic Anonymous, Al-Anon and ACOA.
  • Assist in general daily duties such as: complete client laundry process, stock shelves, request and stock kitchen and refrigerator items, clean kitchen and dishes, supervise clients in kitchen at all times, supervise client in lounge area, supervise clients during meals, clean client areas and clean and remake beds after discharge and receive and document deliveries.
  • Strictly follow all established infection control policies.
  • Follow established emergency procedures including fire drills, evacuation procedure and disaster plans.
  • Help maintain safety and security by monitoring cameras, searching client belongings and monitoring client activities, performing building checks and practicing defensive driving.
  • Update the Program Director and/or Clinical Coordinator in a timely manner about all matters, seek advice and counsel and develop a spirit of cooperation in carrying out the job responsibilities.
  • Transport clients to appointments, as needed.
  • Comply with Canon of Ethical Principles as outlined by the NY State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and the RMU Employee Handbook
  • Abide by all Mission, program and safety policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend and participate in all mandatory meetings and trainings, Treatment Team and In-service trainings as requested by supervisor.
  • All other duties assigned by your supervisor.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of (2) year work experience in an OASAS certified substance abuse program or comparable setting.
  • NYS OASAS CASAC Level 2 credential is required.
  • Will maintain current and valid license, registration or certification required for position.
  • Experience and ability providing Substance Use Disorder diagnostic impression.
  • Ability to develop appropriate recovery care plan and reviews.
  • AAS degree in substance abuse and/or human services or related field.
  • Prior experience with treatment centered activities preferred.
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) use.
  • Current, clean and valid New York State driver’s license, preferred.
  • Ability and commitment to the Ethical Principles of Substance Abuse Counselors.
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement.

Status/Hours:  Part-Time/Per Diem – 8a-4p Sat/Sun and 4p-8p Monday-Sunday 

Pay Rate and Benefits:  New Wage Scales.  We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

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CASAC Trainee - Addiction Stabilization Center (ASC) -Part-Time/Per Diem

Job Title: CASAC Trainee in our Addiction Stabilization Center (ASC).

Salary: $19.00  per Hour

Job Summary:  The Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee (CASAC-T) works under the supervision of a Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) or other Qualified Health Professional (QHP) as designated by the Program Director.  The primary role of the CASAC-T is to provide coordination and implementation of direct substance abuse clinical services for clients.

A condition of employment as CASAC-T is to maintain credentialing and remain current on required trainings. Must obtain credentialing through the NYS Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (OASAS) and adhere to the Canon of Ethical Principles as outlined by the NY State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and the RMU Employee Handbook.

Essential Job Functions

  • Compose documentation reflective of client progress towards goals while in program.
  • Assist in prescreening and routing incoming phone calls to specific team member, discipline, or staff.
  • Provide orientation to program for clients.
  • Proved basic crisis response.
  • Report all observations, interactions and behaviors of a medical nature to the nursing staff or medical director.
  • Co-facilitate evidence based material to group setting.
  • Document shift notes, opening notes, behavior incidents, client activity logs, discharges and complete all NYS OASAS forms as required.
  • Utilize sound clinical judgment with regard to assessment and referral for client services.
  • Participate in case review meetings.
  • Provide individual motivational counseling for our clients.
  • Ability to complete substance use disorder assessment.
  • Ability to compose person centered treatment plan.
  • Responsible for case management of client. Including but not limited to making accurate recommendations for continued Substance Use Disorder, Mental Health and community support meetings under the supervision of a QHP.
  • Ability to conduct a LOCADTR screening.
  • Direct observation of client urine screening and personal search.
  • Prepare records and reports within the time frame as required by NYS OASAS Regulations Part 820.
  • Attend all pertinent in-service training sessions.
  • Participate in regularly weekly scheduled clinical supervision meetings with the clinical supervisor.
  • Provide evidence base group treatment sessions related to the disease of addiction using lectures and various audio/visual materials.
  • Provide person centered, solution focused therapy under the supervision of a QHP.
  • Maintain positive liaison relationships with other community agencies, i.e. Department of Social Services, Probation and other Addiction Services, Alcoholic Anonymous, Al-Anon, and ACOA.
  • Assist in general daily duties as needed e.g. complete client laundry process, stock shelves, request and stock kitchen and refrigerator items, clean kitchen and dishes, supervise clients in kitchen at all times, supervise client in lounge area, supervise clients during meals, clean client areas and clean and make beds after discharge and receive and document deliveries.
  • Strictly follow all established infection control policies.
  • Follow established emergency procedures including fire drills, evacuation procedure and disaster plans.
  • Help maintain safety and security by monitoring cameras, searching client belongings and monitoring client activities, performing building checks and practicing defensive driving.
  • Update the Program Director and/or Clinical Coordinator in a timely manner about all matters, seek advice and counsel and develop a spirit of cooperation in carrying out the job responsibilities.
  • Comply with Canon of Ethical Principles as outlined by the NY State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and the RMU Employee Handbook.
  • Transport clients to appointments as needed.
  • Abide by all Mission, program and safety policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend and participate in all mandatory meetings and trainings, Treatment Team and In-service trainings as requested by supervisor.
  • All other duties assigned by your supervisor.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • CASAC Trainee Certification is required.
  • Certificate of completion for 350 hours of Alcohol and Substance education.
  • Will maintain current and valid license, registration or certification required for position.
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) use.
  • Current, clean and valid New York State driver’s license, preferred.
  • Ability and commitment to the Ethical Principles of Substance Abuse Counselors.
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement.

 Status/Hours:  Part-Time/Per Diem – Monday 12 pm -8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 8 am – 4 pm

Pay Rate and Benefits:  New Wage Scales.  We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

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Case Manager-Drop In Center-Full Time

Job TitleCase Manager-Full-Time in our Drop In Center

Salary Range: $18.00-$18.50 based on experience

Job SummaryThe Case Managers will assist individuals with identifying barriers to housing stability and engage in goal planning that aims to link unsheltered homeless and vulnerable clients to the resources and skills that they need to achieve temporary housing and long-term housing stability. The Case Manager will provide crisis resolution to include triage based on urgency, personal safety and de-escalation of conflicts.

Essential Job Functions

· Provide case management services to assist and engage clients to obtain housing stability, obtain health insurance, mainstream benefits, addiction services, mental health services, obtain earned or other income, and so that clients can sustain housing.

· Ability to triage clients based on urgency and personal safety of clients

· Ability to assess and target resources and supports for clients

· Assess client level of need to provide the appropriate level and length of assistance.

· Refer clients to services based on assessment.

· Take the lead in the de-escalation of conflicts

· Participate in case conferencing with project partners as needed

· Function as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team with the organization’s employees, staff, volunteers, and community agencies

· Assure all relevant information pertaining to clients is disseminated to all appropriate staff members in a timely fashion

· Maintain accurate client files and notes including entering data into HMIS and other electronic records

· Represent the Mission in a professional manner at all times

· Practice effective time management and communication skills

· Demonstrate positive role modeling for clients and contribute to the health, well-being and comfort of clients

· Transport or arrange for transportation as needed

· Participate in staff meetings and trainings as directed by supervisor

· Other related duties as assigned

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

· High School Diploma or GED

· AAS Degree in Human Services or related field preferred

· Experience working with special populations in the area of recovery, homelessness and mental illness preferred

· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

· Clean/valid NYS Driver’s License Required

· Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement

CORE COMPETENCIES

· Team player

· Strong attention to detail

· Strong interpersonal communication skills

· Compassionate and caring demeanor

· Ability to remain calm under pressure

· Ability to set appropriate boundaries

· Promote, model and teach acceptable behaviors

Status/Hours: Full Time, Monday — Friday– 40 hours per week 3pm-11pm

Pay Rate: $18.00-18.50 depending on experience

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

The Rescue Mission of Utica is an equal opportunity employer encouraging individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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Cleaner - Facilities

Job Title: Cleaner in our Facilities Department.

Salary Range: $16.00 – $17.00 Hourly depending on experience

Job Summary:   Responsible to meet a high standard of performance for the cleanliness of West Street Apartments including Community Services, Rep Payee and Drop In Center.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Clean Mission campus buildings thoroughly and efficiently.
  • Maintain accurate building checklists and log documentation.
  • Maintain cart, equipment, storage rooms and supplies in good working condition.
  • Specialized cleaning tasks.  ie: buffing, stripping and waxing floors.
  • Respect and use all equipment per supervisor’s and equipment’s operating guidelines.
  • Document and report all mechanical, electrical, etc. deficiencies with equipment/property immediately to supervisor.
  • Minor maintenance tasks.  ie: changing light bulbs, changing toilet seats, etc.
  • Assist with grounds keeping to include snow removal, lawn care, etc.
  • Assist with moving furniture, clothing, donations, etc.
  • Assist with pick ups and transporting of items.
  • Use/wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times per the supervisor’s and safety guidelines.
  • Observe safe work practices at all times with chemicals, equipment, etc.
  • Use safety signs and any needed precautionary methods to assure safe standards.
  • Abide by all Mission and program policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings and trainings as requested by your supervisor.
  • Required to complete annual mandatory trainings.
  • Maintain a professional and approachable attitude on the Mission campus.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to accommodate specialized cleaning tasks.
  • All other duties as requested by your supervisor.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • One year of facility maintenance/cleaning experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Clean and valid NYS Driver’s License required within 90 days of employment for full-time, preferred for part-time
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement

Status/Hours: Full Time 40 hours per week, 7am-3pm

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Client Aide - Drop In Center -Full-time & Part-time

Job Title: Client Aide in our Drop In Center.

Salary Range: $16.00 – $16.25 Hourly depending on experience

Job Summary:   The primary role of this position is to serve and assist street homeless clients by completing the essential job functions and to maintain a safe and recovery focused program.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Assist clients with completing all paperwork, applications, recertification’s, obtaining identification paperwork, making phone calls, using computer, email etc.
  • Transport /Drive clients in Rescue Mission Vehicle as directed by Program Coordinator
  • Provide needed housekeeping/cleaning as assigned by Program Coordinator
  • Serve and clean up after client meals/snacks
  • Provide recreational programing for clients
  • Maintain the safety and security of the facility
  • Develop appropriate trust relationships with clients and maintain appropriate boundaries with the clients by upholding the regulations of the program and acting as a trusted source of support.
  • Maintain effective communication with Coordinator and other staff members.
  • Communicate crisis incidents, potential threats and other unusual incidents to Coordinators.
  • Maintain documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Use/wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times
  • Abide by all Mission and program policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings and trainings as requested.
  • Maintain a professional and approachable attitude
  • All other duties as requested by the program Coordinator

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Genuine desire to pursue a career in human services
  • Experience working with special populations in the area of recovery, homelessness and mental illness preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Clean/valid NYS Driver’s License Required
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement

Status/Hours: Full Time/Part Time for 7 am – 3 pm, 3 pm – 11 pm, 11 pm – 7 am shifts

Pay Rate and Benefits:  We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

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Clinical Services Supervisor - Addiction Stabilization Center (ASC) - Full-time/40 hours

Job Title: Clinical Services Supervisor in our Addiction Stabilization Center (ASC) Department.

Salary Range: $54,000.00 – $64,000.00 Annually

Job Summary:   Clinical Services Supervisor partners with the Program Director to provide leadership for the overall OASAS Part 820 operation The Clinical Services Supervisor is responsible for the day to day clinical operation and supervision of the program and provides routine supervision for the staff.  The individual in this role is expected to provide leadership, exhibit integrity model a professional work ethic to our employees, guests, volunteers, interns and community members. Individual must maintain all standards & credentialing requirements for pertinent licensures & certifications as a QHP.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide direct clinical supervision/guidance to CASAC, CASAC-T, Social Workers and Counselor Assistants with regard to their daily clinical work responsibilities.
  • Reviews charts of all primary care clients and specific sections of extended care clients to ensure care is appropriate and proper documentation and charts are in compliance with all OASAS regulations.
  • Develops, coordinates, documents & ensures compliance with staff development plans for training based on individual employee needs as required by NYS OASAS. This includes orientation for new employees.
  • Responsible for several administrative functions, including but not limited to completing performance evaluations for CASAC, CASAC-T and Councilor Assistants, provides input on the development of policies, procedures, ensures accurate OASAS PAS forms are submitted timely, and ensures accuracy in data collection used for billing purposes.
  • Attend and reinforce decisions made at the Treatment Team meeting for the best outcome of the client and makes decisions in the areas of stabilization/withdrawal service and determination for level of care.
  • Collaborate with community providers to meet the best interest of the client.
  • Ensures compliance with staffing levels of CASAC, CASAC-T and Counselor Assistants per OASAS regulations and is available for on call to meet the emergent needs of the population receiving services per OASAS regulation
  • Follows the polices of the ASC and is knowledgeable of the client handbook and abides by all Rescue Mission Program and safety policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provide 24 hour, on-call services for clinical staff at ASC to answer questions and to ensure that appropriate staffing is provided per program regulations. Fill in for shifts and tasks as needed.
  • Assist with interviewing and hiring
  • Provides input/assistance to the Program Director on employee matters that require corrective action.
  • Inform the Director of all unusual matters, seeking advice and counsel when necessary.
  • Perform a client treatment group as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a QHP as defined by Part 800, CASAC is preferred.
  • Must have three years of clinical experience in chemical dependence treatment, supervisor experience recommended.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must obtain CPR certification within 90 days of hire and maintain current certification throughout period of employment.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and ability to operate the following: agency vehicle, BAC machine, and communication equipment.
  • Proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel.
  • Current and valid New York State driver’s license preferred.
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Complies with Canon of Ethical Principles as outlined by the NY State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and the RMU Employee Handbook
  • Maintains good attendance, punctuality and a neat appearance.
  • Maintains professional conduct with co-worker and clients.
  • Ability to perform all work in a timely manner and of high quality as measured by the accuracy and reliability of required documentation, the amount of work completed, and the degree in which it is performed on time.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member with all members of the Addiction Stabilization Center staff.
  • Willingness to participate in various treatment centered activities including willingness to accept assigned responsibilities.
  • Willingness to discuss any areas of concern with the Director that is not resolved at the Team Level.
  • Maintains professional conduct with employees and cooperates as part of a team.
  • Utilizes supervision and notifies supervisor of concerns and issues.
  • Maintains cooperation in carrying out the work.
  • Maintains professional conduct with patients who are receiving services throughout the treatment delivery system.
  • Maintains positive relationships with other Rescue Mission employees and other community service providers.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality regarding clients’ presence in the program, treatment or medical or HIV conditions per agency and federal law regulations.
  • Commitment to adhere to all established policies and procedures of the Addiction Stabilization Center.
  • Follow and support Infection Control standards for Universal Precautions.
  • Follow established emergency procedure including fire drills, evacuation procedure and disaster plans.
  • Commitment to carrying out the Rescue Mission of Utica’s Mission Statement

Status/Hours:  Full Time, 40 hours per week & On call; 8am-4pm

Pay Rate and Benefits:  We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Addiction Stabilization Center (ASC) - Full-Time

Job Title: LPN in our Addiction Stabilization Center (ASC).

$3,000 Sign-On Bonus

Starting Rate:  $25.00 – $27.00 per hour

Job Summary:   This position is responsible for providing direct care to chemically dependent individuals, as well as direct supervision of primary care staff.

 Essential Job Functions:   

  • Screen potential clients.
  • Initiate and follow all medical and/or psychiatric emergency procedures in situations dictating need for such interventions.
  • Obtain vital signs.
  • Obtain, transcribe and administer medications per physician order and agency policy.
  • Provide direct clinical nursing care per physician orders and in accordance with all clinical protocols.
  • Monitor and report withdrawal process and medical condition of any clients under the influence of alcohol or other chemical substances.
  • Arrange for the transfer of any client needing medical evaluation or higher level of care to local hospital as necessary.
  • Properly perform, document or oversee delegated documentation of shift notes, opening notes, behavioral incidents, obtaining prescriptions and refills form, admission and discharge reports, screening, intake and discharges and all NYS OASAS forms.

Minimum Job Qualifications:  

  • Must have current and valid NYS LPN license.
  • Must maintain all required credentials.
  • Must obtain CPR certification within 90 days of hire and maintain current certification throughout period of employment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Full Time: 8 am – 8 pm     36 hours/week

$3,000 Sign-On Bonus

Starting Rate:  $25.00 – $27.00 per hour

Pay Rate and Benefits: We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Addiction Stabilization Center (ASC) - Part-Time

Job Title: LPN in our Addiction Stabilization Center (ASC).

$1,000 Sign-On Bonus

$3.00 shift differential for overnights 8 pm – 8 am 

Starting Rate:  $25.00 – $27.00 per hour

Job Summary:  This position is responsible for providing direct care to chemically dependent individuals, as well as direct supervision of primary care staff.

Essential Job Functions

  • Screen potential clients.
  • Initiate and follow all medical and/or psychiatric emergency procedure in situations dictating need for such interventions.
  • Obtain Vital Signs.
  • Obtain, transcribe and administer medications per physician order and agency policy.
  • Provide direct clinical nursing care per physician orders and in accordance with all clinical protocols.
  • Monitor and report withdrawal process and medical condition of any clients under the influence of alcohol or other chemical substances.
  • Arrange for the transfer of any client needing medical evaluation or higher level of care to local hospital as necessary.
  • Correctly document or oversee related documentation including shift notes, opening notes, behavioral incidents, obtaining prescriptions and refills form, admission and discharge reports and all NYS OASAS forms.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Current and valid New York State LPN license.  Maintains all required credentials.
  • Must obtain CPR certification within 90 days of hire and maintain current certification throughout period of employment.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement.

Status/Hours:  Part Time/Per Diem

12 hour shifts

$1,000 Sign-On Bonus

$3.00 shift differential for overnights

Starting Rate:  $25.00 – $27.00 per hour

Pay Rate and Benefits:  We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

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Resident Counselor 1/Direct Care - Enriched Living Center - Full-Time & Part-Time

Job Title: Resident Counselor/Direct Care in our Enriched Living Center (ELC).

Salary Range: $16.00 – $17.00 Hourly depending on experience

Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Resident Counselor is to provide direct support and skill building to people diagnosed with mental illness at the Enriched Living Center, a 52-bed OMH-certified residence.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Interact with the residents as frequently as possible in order to build trust and rapport.
  • Promote, model and teach acceptable social behaviors to the residents.
  • Monitor the security camera system to maintain a safe environment.
  • Teach the residents with: personal hygiene, laundering, and social skills.
  • Prompt and assist residents to maintain the cleanliness of their rooms.
  • Assist in housekeeping duties, and oversee the cleaning of residents’ rooms, as necessary.
  • Monitor medications with the residents: supervise the self-administration of medications by residents.
  • Perform hourly rounds of the building by checking doors, windows, alarms, and looking for liquid spills, etc.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent), preferably with one year of experience with the severely and persistently mentally ill population.
  • Compassionate, caring demeanor.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to set appropriate boundaries with residents.
  • Strong oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Agreement with Rescue Mission of Utica’s Mission Statement.
  • Clean/valid NYS Driver’s License preferred. 

Status: Full-Time (40 hrs) / Part-Time (16 hrs). 

Shifts: M-F, every other weekend – all shifts – 7 am – 3 pm, 3 pm – 11 pm, and 11 pm – 7 am.

Pay Rate and Benefits: We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

 

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Residential Aide 1/Direct Care - Emergency Shelter/Parker House Aftercare Program - Part Time

Job Title:  Residential Aide/Direct Care in our Emergency Shelter/Aftercare Program.

Salary Range: $16.00 – $16.25 Hourly depending on experience

Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Residential Aide is to serve as a role model and be a spiritual mentor to men who are homeless or in recovery from an alcohol or drug addition. Will provide direct support with building educational, life and computer skills while maintaining a safe and recovery focused program.

The Parker House Residential Aftercare Program is a six to nine month Christian discipleship program offering men a safe environment in which to grow spiritually while healing from addiction and other destructive behaviors.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Maintain the safety and security of the facility.
  • Develop appropriate relationships with men to serve as a source of Godly counsel.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with the men by upholding the regulations of the program and acting as a trusted source of support.
  • Implement all practices and procedures of the programs.
  • Maintain effective communication with staff members.
  • Communicate crisis incidents, potential threats and other unusual incidents to supervisor.
  • Maintain documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Abide by all Mission and program and safety policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings and trainings as requested by your supervisor.
  • Maintain a professional and approachable attitude on the Mission campus.
  • All other duties as requested by your supervisor.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • AAS Degree in Human Services or related field preferred.
  • Genuine desire to pursue a career in human services.
  • Experience working with men in the area of recovery, homelessness and mental illness preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Clean/valid NYS Driver’s License preferred.
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement. 

Status: Part Time/Per Diem. 

Shifts: Varied Shifts: 8 am – 4 pm, 4 pm – 12 am, 12 am – 8 am.

Pay Rate and Benefits: We offer a competitive pay rate and comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

 

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Social Worker - Addiction Stabilization Center (ASC) - Part Time

Job Title:  Social Worker – PT 15 hrs./week in our Addiction Stabilization Center.

Salary Range: $24.00 – $26.00 Per Hour

Job Summary: Responsible to provide psychotherapy to clients at the Addiction Stabilization Center.  Social Worker will assess and evaluate behaviors as well as mental and emotional health providing therapy to stabilize symptoms. Assist the team to establish a referral for a client’s continued care upon discharge.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide individual counseling, advocacy, group therapy, crisis intervention and discharge planning.
  • Provide family counseling sessions to assist in understanding and working with the client’s recovery.
  • Secure appropriate releases of information in accordance with the federal regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Evaluate, assess and provide case management services.
  • Coordinate referrals for appropriate services.
  • Ensures that all required documentation is completed on time with quality.
  • Use the electronic medical record for all documentation.
  • Attend treatment meetings as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Assist in the development and review of policies and procedures.
  • Provide clinical trainings on mutually agreed upon topics relating to mental health to staff at ASC.
  • Opportunity to supervise internship practicum
  • Informs direct supervisor and/or administrator on call regarding incidents.
  • Collaborate with the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner as needed to address any concerns.
  • Abide by all Mission, program and safety policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend and participate in meetings and trainings as requested by your supervisor.
  • All other duties as requested by your supervisor.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • LMSW, LCSW, LMHC or certified Family Therapist.
  • (1) year of experience working with substance abuse population preferred.
  • Comply with NASW code of ethics.
  • Must obtain CPR certification within 90 days of hire and maintain current certification throughout period of employment.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Clean/valid NYS Driver’s License.
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Maintain a professional and approachable attitude on the Mission campus.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good attendance, punctuality and appropriate appearance.
  • Respects the confidentiality of all clients.
  • Work must be of good quality with meeting deadlines.
  • Adheres to and shows consistency with all Rescue Mission, Justice Center and ASC policies, procedures and standards.
  • Self-starter / self-motivated.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Team player.
  • Organizational skills.

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

The tasks described signify many of the physical requirements of this position, based on a Time Weighted Average of an 8-hour work day.

  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. at waist level, up to 20 lbs. overhead
  • Twisting at the torso in stationary position, while seated
  • Clerical tasks, repetitive motion (of wrist and hand)
  • Use of stationary or portable machinery: photocopier, computer, printer, fax machine, scanner, postage meter, calculator, telephone
  • Bending legs to lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs. from floor level
  • Standing for extended period (up to 2-3 hours at a time)
  • Sitting for extended period (up to 5-6 hours at a time)
  • Walking up and down stairs
  • Typing on a computer and using a mouse (up to 2-3 hours at a time)
  • Exposure to heat and cold

Benefits:  We offer a comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training.

The Rescue Mission of Utica is an equal opportunity employer encouraging individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. 

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Veterans Account Coordinator - Representative Payee Department - Full Time

Job Title:  Veterans Account Coordinator – FT in our Representative Payee Department.

Salary Range: $18.00 – $19.00 Hourly

Job Summary:   The primary role of the Veterans Account Coordinator is to assist the veteran population referred to us from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Follow the rules set by the VA and Social Security Administration (SSA). Communicate frequently with the VA field examiners, VA fiduciary hub employees and SSA personnel. Assist Veterans with implementing a budget and then monitoring their accounts for timely processing of their financial affairs.  When necessary educate and assist our Veterans with services available to them in the community.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Meet with Veterans to discuss living situations and financial responsibilities.
  • Establish and assist Veterans with developing financially sound and consistent budgeting practices.
  • Prepare bill paying process according to Veterans budget.
  • Maintain accurate Veterans files.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with all Veterans.
  • Network with other agencies for additional services for Veterans.
  • Prepare paperwork for referral agencies.
  • Prepare VA and SSA accountings and/or other reports as assigned specific to Veterans caseload.
  • Communicate with the VA Fiduciary Hub and the field examiners and the SSA Representatives assigned to the Veterans .
  • Process and sort adhoc and recurring checks and prepare for mailing.
  • Meet with supervisor weekly to discuss Veterans issues/concerns/goals, provide status updates and upcoming client developments.
  • Report critical concerns that demand administrative guidance immediately to your supervisor
  • Attend Veterans marketing and outreach opportunities as well as periodic visits to SSA with your supervisor.
  • Abide by all Mission and program and safety policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Attend and participate in meetings and trainings as requested by supervisor.
  • All other duties as requested by your supervisor.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience with military and VA
  • Associates Degree in Accounting, Business, Human Services or related field preferred.
  • Experience with one-to-one interaction determining Veteran’s needs and goals for the development of a budget.
  • (1) year of experience working with special populations in the area of recovery, homelessness and mental illness helpful.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Accufund or other accounting software.
  • Enthusiastic support of our Mission Statement.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Maintain a professional and approachable attitude on the Mission campus.
  • Demonstrates wisdom, good decision making, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Meets deadlines.
  • Promotes harmonious working relationships.
  • Demonstrates effective verbal, written and listening communication skills and is not easily misunderstood.
  • Ability to remain calm, patient and professional in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to resolve conflict.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Must be a motivated self-starter.
  • Ability to multi-task, plan & prioritize tasks and respond to situations as needed.
  • Patience and compassion for Veterans with multiple needs.
  • Effective time management, efficiency and prioritization skills.

Status/Hours: Full Time, Monday — Friday– 40 hours per week 8am-4pm

Pay Rate: $18.00-19.00 depending on experience

Benefits:  We offer a comprehensive benefit package for eligible employees to include medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holidays and paid training. 

The Rescue Mission of Utica is an equal opportunity employer encouraging individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. 

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We are a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace

The Mission is committed to maintaining a safe work environment that is free from the use, abuse or effects of alcohol, drugs or controlled substances on our campus and in our vehicles.

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