Position: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Program/Department: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Reports to: Program Director – ACT
Location: Mount Vernon
Hours: Part-Time – 20 hours per week – Weekdays Only
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Position Summary: The LPN will assist The Guidance Center of Westchester’s mobile ACT team to provide comprehensive recovery services to adults with serious mental illness throughout Westchester County.
Responsibilities: Support a high-performing culture aligned with TGCW core values and B.A.S.I.C Tenets: Balance, Accountability, Satisfaction, Inclusion, and Communication. Conduct home and community visits. Complete health assessments. Administer injections and instruct participants on medication adherence. Coordinate laboratory services and reports. Collaborate with psychiatrist, registered nurse, clinicians, and other team members. Transports and utilizes required medical equipment and supplies weighing approximately 25 – 30 lbs. to and from patient homes/care facilities, TGCW offices and other locations. Travels to patients’ homes and/or other facilities with varying environments (e.g., elevated buildings, walk-ups, care facilities, single/multiple-family homes, presence of pets, etc.) using approved transportation options to deliver direct care to the patient. Document notes in electronic health reporting system. Order and store medical supplies. Attend clinical and administrative team meetings. Complete required staff development trainings.
Qualifications: Current NYS Licensed Practical Nurse. Minimum 2 years’ experience with adult psychiatric treatment preferred. Electronic health record experience required. Clean and current NYS driver’s license.
Travel Requirements: ~80%
Physical Requirements: These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to perform the job's essential functions successfully. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position, which are reviewed in each case.
While performing the responsibilities of the role, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee is required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
EEO Statement: The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. TGCW encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
TGCW undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.
We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: droyal at theguidancecenter.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
About Us: The Guidance Center of Westchester's mission is to improve the well-being of people of all ages through innovative and effective programs that enable everyone to learn, work, and thrive.
TGCW offers essential and lasting support to those in our communities challenged by mental illness, substance use, poverty, and homelessness. We empower our participants to become active members of their community through education, treatment, housing, rehabilitative and vocational services. Founded in 1942, TGCW is a community-based nonprofit organization helping over 5,000 people each year. TGCW has an annual operating budget of ~$22 million and employs 250 people. We provide services to communities throughout Westchester County, with service sites in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Yonkers, and Peekskill.
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The Guidance Center of Westchester
256 Washington Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10553