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Parent Advocate

5050 Iselin Ave, The Bronx, NY 10471, USA Req #430
Thursday, July 2, 2020
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The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.   

Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:


  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to generous vacation days
  • Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension.



The Ittleson Community Residence (Bronx, NY) provides family, educational, and mental health programming for children ages 8-15 years’ old who are struggling with emotional disturbances. Our Ittleson Homes provides a family-like environment with a less restrictive level of care, where residents can benefit from an enhanced level of interaction and function within the community.


The Parent Advocate at Ittleson House will be available to parents of new admissions for an orientation to the program.  The orientation will be from the perspective of the parent to include an overview of the program. This overview may include treatment structure, treatment modalities, expectations of the family in treatment, and discharge planning.  Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assist parents towards a successful discharge, including involvement with Discharge Groups, and general support for families
  • Assist with the Performance Improvement initiatives
  • Collaborate with the Case Work Supervisor with regards to the quarterly Parent Workshop



The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented professionals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Experience in parenting a child or adolescent with a serious emotional disturbance. Ability to work with diverse social, cultural, and economic groups. 
  • Background in advocating in the mental health and/or education systems

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Direct Care [200s]
  • Job Function Misc Professionals
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator 8833 - Hospital - Professional Employees
  • Required Education High School
  • 5050 Iselin Ave, The Bronx, NY 10471, USA