StaffBuffalo is excited to work with a passionate home healthcare organization in Olean, Rochester, Buffalo, and Jamestown areas to hire an Educational Support Specialist. This Educational Support Specialist will be paying up to $17 an hour! This is a great opportunity for a mental health or social work professional to obtain a fantastic position within human services. We are looking for an individual that values being a great mentor, is self-motivated, and thrives in a career dedicated to helping others!
Health and Human Service professionals that will be successful in this Educational Support Specialist will provide support to clients to ensure their success in an educational setting and within the community. Clients who have a mental health or substance use diagnosis’ may be struggling with cognition, working memory, and withdrawal while completing their educational quest. Educational Support Specialists will serve as an opportunity to counsel others in preparation for college, assist with transitional education programs, and deal with the challenges associated with creating a career plan.
Two years of experience supporting individuals in pursuing education goals
One year of experience providing support to individuals with a mental health or substance use diagnosis
Knowledge of disability accommodations, assistive technology, financial aid, student loan default, SUD recovery resources on campus, etc.
Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, social services, disabilities, career services, or related field