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NAC Careers for children with special needs and serious medical issues

We have a diverse range of professional needs, but they have one requirement in common: we are looking for people committed to helping children with serious medical issues and their families.

Please specify position of interest when applying and submit your resume and a cover letter by mail, fax or e-mail to:

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
New Alternatives for Children
37 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010

E-mail: hr@NacKidsCan.org
FAX: 212-994-3003


WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY

  • Social Worker - Regional Permanency Center

  • Department: Regional Permanency Center

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award winning child welfare, health and social service agency in NYC with 35 years of experience in serving children with special needs and their families. NAC is currently seeking qualified social workers to work in our new Regional Permanency Resource Center (PRC). NAC’s PRC will provide a range of case management, mental health and supportive services to post adoptive and post guardianship families throughout the NYC area. The main goals of these services is to ensure that families have an enhanced capacity to provide for their children
    2. and receive appropriate services to meet their educational, physical, social/emotional development, and mental health needs and children have permanent and stable family attachments following adoption and legal guardianship. Applicants must be strength-based, culturally competent and committed to family preservation and resilience. The PRC is a home and community-based program.
    3. Job Description:
    4. Title: Social Worker - Regional Permanency Center
    5. Department: Regional Permanency Center
    6. Location: 37 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
    7. Responsibilities:
    8. • Provides comprehensive psychosocial
    9. and family-centered needs assessment;
    10. • Provides trauma-assessment/screening;
    11. • Provides family-centered, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities;
    12. • Participates as a team member in weekly case review meetings;
    13. • Coordinates services as recommended by NAC’s interdisciplinary treatment team which includes our psychiatrist, psychologist, pediatrician, nurses, educators, parent advocate and entitlement and resource staff;
    14. • Provides case coordination with hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and community-based organizations;
    15. • Provides Information, referral and advocacy services;
    16. • Provides education support, intervention and advocacy;
    17. • Ensures adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; completes all required documentation in our behavioral health record.
    18. • Makes use of weekly individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings, and our monthly in-service mental health trainings.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Minimum Requirements:

      • MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW required (new graduates must obtain licensure within 6-months).

      • Knowledge or prior experience in child welfare and the unique needs of adoptive and guardianship families;

      • Work hours are generally 9-5pm; must be flexible to meet the needs of youth and parents.

      • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus; competitive salaries.

      When applying, indicate “Social Worker - Regional Permanency Center” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      Email: HR@nackidscan.org

      To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org

      “WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY”

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Education Specialist

  • Department: Education

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Primary responsibility is to support NAC families in accessing appropriate educational and developmental services.
    2. Report to the assistant director of education.
    3. Serve as a resource to NAC social workers/case managers, as well as, to caregivers and youth in providing technical assistance and guidance with educational matters.
    4. Coordinate with early intervention and preschool special education service providers.
    5. Liaise with school staff and city agency officials and offices to ensure school/program compliance with federal, state and city laws and regulations.
    6. Work with teachers and service providers on matters of academic support and related services.
    7. Participate in NAC case conferences, school visits, classroom observations, and IFSP/IEP meetings among other meetings, as necessary.
    8. Assist with and/or facilitate NAC-based programs, presentations, and workshops.
    9. Collaborate on grant reporting and application opportunities.
    Minimum Requirements:
      -Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education, Social Work, or a related field.

      -At least one year of relevant experience; 3 years’ experience preferred.

      -Knowledge of and/or experience with federal, state, and city special education and early intervention laws and regulations.

      -Knowledge of child development.

      -Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills.

      -Knowledge of and/or experience with the New York City public school system and/or early learning centers and service providers a plus.

      -Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Pediatric Nurse, RN - Bridges to Health (B2H)

  • Department: Bridges to Health (B2H)

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health care and social service agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, which serves children living with medical complexity, disabilities or serious emotional or psychiatric disturbance and their families.
    2. We are currently seeking a Pediatric Registered Nurse to work in our Article 28 clinic, and in the communities of families enrolled in our Bridges 2 Health (B2H) program. This position offers highly rewarding experience for nursing professionals who welcome the opportunity to build strong relationships with at- risk families within their communities. It’s an exciting opportunity to be a part of multidisciplinary teams of professionals at an innovative agency serving the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and families in New York City.
    3. Job Description:
    4. As members of NAC’s nursing team, responsible for a caseload of families, pediatric nurses assess, teach, provide anticipatory guidance, and coordinate care for children living with medical complexity and their families. The nurse provides these services during regularly scheduled home visits and on-site in our Article 28 clinic. Nursing care is delivered in collaboration with NAC’s outstanding team of social workers, health care integrators, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff.
    5. Responsibilities:
    6. • Supervise the clinic activities to ensure that encounters occur in a timely fashion.
    7. • Obtain and document vital signs; perform venipuncture and collect specimens for various labs; perform vision and hearing screening; administer immunizations as ordered by MD/PNP. Assess and triage sick visits.
    8. • Assess the medical needs of each child by reviewing his or her diagnosis, birth history, and inpatient and outpatient records.
    9. • Initiate and update Level of Care Assessments for each client eligible for the Medically Fragile Waiver within the B2H Program.
    10. • Train and/or provide medical guidance to Health Care Integrators and Waiver Service Providers.
    11. • Provide education for families on how to optimally care for their children in their home settings, particularly around the children’s special health care needs, with reinforcement as needed.
    12. • Make referrals for community-based care and provide follow-up as needed.
    13. • Make home visits to children in the B2H Program, in accordance with program guidelines
    14. • Collaborate with Health Care Integrators, social workers, education specialists, recreation staff, mental health and other medical professionals to assess each child’s health care needs and problems and implement health care plans.
    15. • Attend quarterly team meetings with Health Care Integrators to provide medical information pertaining to the clients.
    16. • Provide direct care to patients that includes (but not limited to) providing treatment for asthma, conducting physical assessment in cases of suspected child maltreatment, and delivery of emergency care. Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all patient care activities.
    17. • Provide telephone triage and advice to parents.
    18. • Assist in administrative duties, when needed.
    19. • Assist in quality assurance activities involving services provided to children in assigned caseload, including maintaining up-to-date medical record documentation.
    20. • Provide follow-up on all children taking psychotropic medications. Serve as liaison to child psychiatrist.
    Duties:
    1. Qualifications:
    2. • Current New York RN license (in good standing) required
    3. • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required
    4. • Post graduate experience in pediatrics, maternal child health, and/or home care preferred.
    5. • Bilingual (English / Spanish) a plus.
    6. • Computer Literacy required - experience with using electronic health records preferred.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Work Schedule:

      Full-time - 35 hours per week. Shifts are generally Monday – Friday, and range from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., to 11:30am – 7:30pm. One Saturday shift every 6 weeks, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

      When applying, indicate “Pediatric Nurse, B2H” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      Email: HR@nackidscan.org

      To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org

      “WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY”
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Prevention Social Work Supervisor (Manhattan)

  • Department: Special Medical/Developmental Prevention

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health and social services agency in NYC with 30 years of experience serving children with special medical needs and their families.
    2. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a supervisory position in the agency’s Prevention Program in our main facility in mid-town Manhattan.
    3. RESPONSIBILITIES:
    4. • Provide clinical and casework supervision for 4-5 MSW social workers.
    5. • Accompany social workers into the field for intakes and other visits as needed.
    6. • Participate in Planning, Elevated Risk, and Child Safety Conferences as needed.
    7. • Completion of supervisory documentation including monthly case review notes and professional development logs in accordance with ACS guidelines.
    8. • Complete staff evaluations in accordance with agency policy.
    9. • Ensure that progress notes, FASP/service plans, case forms and monthly statistics are timely, complete, and in compliance with NAC and ACS requirements.
    10. • Monitor and ensure staff training and development
    11. • Participate as a team member in interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences.
    12. • Maintain a collaborative relationship with ACS, referral sources, and community resources and providers.
    13. • Participate in monthly clinical in-services and departmental meetings.
    14. • Participate in weekly supervision sessions with the Assistant Director of Preventive Services.
    15. • Participate in rotating departmental 24-hour on-call coverage and annual rotating agency Saturday coverage.
    16. • Biannual audit preparation and response.
    17. • Other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements:
      • LMSW or LMHC from an accredited school required; LCSW strongly preferred.

      • Supervisory experience with MSW level social workers and/or students.

      • Prior experience in preventive services or child welfare is preferred.

      • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills.

      • Excellent clinical skills.

      • Bilingual -Spanish a plus.

      • Experience working with special needs children a plus.

      • Knowledge of city-wide community resources and housing and entitlement systems a plus.

      • Self-awareness and motivation around team building.

      How to Apply:

      When applying, indicate “Prevention Social Work Supervisor” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      Email: HR@nackidscan.org

      To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org

      "WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY".

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Family Team Conference (FTC) Coordinator

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Clinical and administrative oversight of the FTC services for NAC's Foster Care and Preventive Services programs, supervision of FTC Facilitators and liaison with ACS Family Permanency Services concerning Family Team Conferencing.
    Duties:
    1. • Responsible for ensuring that all family team conferences for the Foster Care and Prevention departments are held.
    2. • Facilitates family team conferences, as well as holds pre-conferences with the case planning team.
    3. • Supervises all Agency Foster Care Per Diem FTC facilitators.
    4. • Communicates with and monitors the Administrative Assistants in Foster Care and Prevention around FTC duties which include creating the monthly FTC schedule, ensuring that outreach letters are sent to all family team conference participants, scheduling space for conferences, making Facilitator assignments, making Interpreter assignments, obtaining supplies, and facilitating any other special needs requests.
    5. • Serve as FTC liaison between NAC and ACS, scheduling quarterly meetings with ACS, requesting ACS facilitators for “critical” conferences, and facilitating communication around any interagency FTC concerns.
    6. • Responsible for external reports to ACS.
    7. • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring that all agency facilitated FTC documentation is entered in to Connections.
    8. • Responsible for QA activities related to Family Team Conferencing (monitors the quality of the FTC summaries and outcomes).
    9. • Collects statistical data on Family Team Conferences.
    10. • Provides ongoing education to clients and staff on Family Team Conferencing.
    Minimum Requirements:
      LMSW degree (LCSW preferred); from 3 to 5 years of documented, relevant experience in a child welfare environment; knowledge of NYC Children’s Services Family Team Conferencing Model and will be FTC trained or eligible to be trained; strong clinical skills and strengths based perspective; knowledge of core principles and standards for child welfare practices, ACS and OCFS regulatory standards; strong organizational and administrative skills; Bilingual a plus.

      HOURS:

      this position is normally 9-5, with occasional weeknights or Saturdays to accommodate clients’ schedules (flexibility required).

      How to Apply:

      When applying, indicate “Family Team Conference (FTC) Coordinator” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      Email: HR@nackidscan.org

      To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org

      "WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY".

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Prevention Social Work Supervisor (Bronx)

  • Department: Special Medical/Developmental Prevention

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health and social services agency in NYC with 30 years of experience serving children with special medical needs and their families.
    2. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a supervisory position in the agency’s Preventive Services at our new Bronx satellite office located at 1775 Grand Concourse.
    3. \
    4. • Provide clinical and casework supervision for 4-5 MSW social workers.
    5. • Accompany social workers into the field for intakes and other visits as needed.
    6. • Participate in Planning, Elevated Risk, and Child Safety Conferences as needed.
    7. • Completion of supervisory documentation including monthly case review notes and professional development logs in accordance with ACS guidelines.
    8. • Complete staff evaluations in accordance with agency policy.
    9. • Ensure that progress notes, FASP/service plans, case forms and monthly statistics are timely, complete, and in compliance with NAC and ACS requirements.
    10. • Monitor and ensure staff training and development
    11. • Participate as a team member in interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences.
    12. • Maintain a collaborative relationship with ACS, referral sources, and community resources and providers.
    13. • Participate in monthly clinical in-services and departmental meetings.
    14. • Participate in weekly supervision sessions with the Assistant Director of Preventive Services.
    15. • Participate in rotating departmental 24-hour on-call coverage and annual rotating agency Saturday coverage.
    16. • Biannual audit preparation and response.
    17. • Other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS:

      • LMSW or LMHC from an accredited school required; LCSW strongly preferred.

      • Supervisory experience with MSW level social workers and/or students.

      • Prior experience in preventive services or child welfare is preferred.

      • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills.

      • Excellent clinical skills.

      • Bilingual -Spanish a plus.

      • Experience working with special needs children a plus.

      • Knowledge of city-wide community resources and housing and entitlement systems a plus.

      • Self-awareness and motivation around team building.

      How to Apply:

      When applying, indicate “Prevention Social Work Supervisor” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      Email: HR@nackidscan.org

      To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org

      "WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY".

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Prevention Social Work Supervisor

  • Department: Special Medical/Developmental Prevention

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health and social services agency in NYC with 30 years of experience serving children with special medical needs and their families.
    2. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a supervisory position in the agency’s Preventive Services at our new Bronx satellite office located at 1775 Grand Concourse.
    3. • Provide clinical and casework supervision for 4-5 MSW social workers.
    4. • Accompany social workers into the field for intakes and other visits as needed.
    5. • Participate in Planning, Elevated Risk, and Child Safety Conferences as needed.
    6. • Completion of supervisory documentation including monthly case review notes and professional development logs in accordance with ACS guidelines.
    7. • Complete staff evaluations in accordance with agency policy.
    8. • Ensure that progress notes, FASP/service plans, case forms and monthly statistics are timely, complete, and in compliance with NAC and ACS requirements.
    9. • Monitor and ensure staff training and development
    10. • Participate as a team member in interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences.
    11. • Maintain a collaborative relationship with ACS, referral sources, and community resources and providers.
    12. • Participate in monthly clinical in-services and departmental meetings.
    13. • Participate in weekly supervision sessions with the Assistant Director of Preventive Services.
    14. • Participate in rotating departmental 24-hour on-call coverage and annual rotating agency Saturday coverage.
    15. • Biannual audit preparation and response.
    16. • Other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements:
      • LMSW or LMHC from an accredited school required; LCSW strongly preferred.

      • Proficiency in Spanish is required.

      • Supervisory experience with MSW level social workers and/or students.

      • Prior experience in preventive services or child welfare is preferred.

      • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills.

      • Excellent clinical skills.

      • Experience working with special needs children a plus.

      • Knowledge of city-wide community resources and housing and entitlement systems a plus.

      • Self-awareness and motivation around team building.

      How to Apply:

      When applying, indicate “Bilingual Prevention Social Work Supervisor” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      Email: HR@nackidscan.org

      To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org

      "WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY".

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Staten Island Per Diem Waiver Service Provider

  • Department: Bridges to Health

    Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Under the general direction and supervision of the assigned Waiver Service Supervisor, the Waiver Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, preadoptive and foster homes, schools, neighborhoods, community and group care settings, and will deliver the waiver services that are outlined below in the borough of Staten Island.
    2. Key Responsibilities:
    3. Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
    4. Provides a variety of waiver services to youth and family, including Family/Caregiver Supports and Services, Skill Building, Special Needs Advocacy, Crisis Avoidance and Response Services, Intensive In-home Supports, Planned Respite, Prevocational Support and Supportive Employment. Services assigned will depend on education, experience, and availability.
    5. Develops Detailed Service Plan goals, and if providing higher level services, are responsible for full completion of these plans every 6 months. Reports on progress towards these at service plan reviews and team meetings.
    6. Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
    7. Offers availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (some services are also available during weekday daytime hours.) Maintains a consistent and regular schedule with clients.
    8. Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours
    9. Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
    Minimum Requirements:
      • Educational experience may vary, however, services and cases assigned, as well as financial compensation, are commensurate upon experience.

      •Bachelor’s degree preferred in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

      •Will consider High School Diploma; Associate’s degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

      •Master’s degree preferred for Intensive In-Home Supports and Immediate Crisis Response Services.

      •One year of experience working with children and families, preferably children with special needs. Two or more years preferred.

      •Must be willing to work in participants' homes and communities.

      •Must have quick and easy access to a computer & printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence. Response to emails are required within 24 hours.

      •Must have access to phone and respond to calls within 24 hours

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Director of Specialized Foster Care

  • Department: Foster Care and Adoption

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. The Program Director of Specialized Foster Care is responsible for the direct management of the Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities and Treatment Family Foster Care programs.
    Duties:
    1. Assist Director of Foster Care and Adoption in developing and implementing policies and procedures for the Department.
    2. Responsible for oversight of entire Foster Care Department when Director of Foster Care is absent.
    3. Provide direct supervision to Special Medical/Developmental Disabilities/HIV Foster Care Department Supervisors, Treatment Family Foster Care (TFFC) Department Social Work Supervisor, TFFC Behavioral Specialist Supervisor, and Case Associates.
    4. Monitor compliance with contract and agency requirements.
    5. Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; accomplish staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; develop personal growth opportunities, coaching, counseling, and preparing timely employee evaluations.
    6. Identify and discuss with supervisors and other appropriate staff, ways to improve work processes, efficiency and quality.
    7. Oversight of the Department unit(s), as needed, when a Supervisor is absent.
    8. Consult with Director of Foster Care and Adoption as well as the Director of Homefinding on new admissions.
    9. Collaborate with Director of Homefinding to accomplish program growth through increased foster homes and placements.
    10. Collaborate with Homefinding on foster parent training.
    11. Assure that social work staff are entering data, including changes to placements, into the client database/foster parent payment systems.
    12. Function as the Electronic Health Care Record point person/Super User for Foster Care.
    13. Function as liaison with agency attorney on case related matters.
    14. Interface with ACS administrative staff on case related and policy and procedural issues.
    15. Participate in contract related meetings which includes but is not limited to ACS CoQI meetings, Quarterly APPLA meetings, ACS TFFC/MTFC quarterly meetings, Adoption meetings (ACS and OCFS), and OCFS meetings.
    16. Function as the Mental Health Coordination Unit (MHCU) Liaison with ACS.
    17. Attend monthly MHCU phone conferences; serve as the agency point person for case information; coordinating and monitoring internal responses and timely submission of MHCU documentation to ACS; and reporting to NAC Quality Assurance.
    18. Represent Agency at external functions in place of Director of Foster Care and Adoption when necessary which could include but is not limited to:
    19. ACS Foster Care Directors Meeting and COFCCA Foster Boarding Home meetings.
    20. Participate in various Agency committees at the request of the Director of Foster Care and Adoption which could include but is not limited to: Incident Review Committee, Safety Committee, and Ad Hoc Committees.
    21. Attend Foster Care Case Reviews.
    22. Attend when necessary, Family Team Conferences and Adoption Disclosure Conferences, covering for the Supervisor in his/her absence.
    23. Any other duties reasonably required to meet the responsibilities of the position.
    Minimum Requirements:
      1.LMSW or LCSW (preferred) with a minimum of 7 to 10 years of post-graduate experience including a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience.

      2.Expertise in child welfare including knowledge of ACS and NYS requirements and Family Court regulations and procedures.

      3.Must operate from a strengths-based approach to service delivery.

      4.Knowledge of health related factors as they impact on work with medically complex and behaviorally challenged children and their families.

      5.Ability to manage multiple programs/contracts.

      6.Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks to manage both program level and client level concerns in the context of the larger agency demands, using a solution focused problem solving approach.

      7.Must possess high level management skills including: planning, monitoring, and evaluation; developing, coordinating and enforcing policies, procedures and contract requirements; identifying trends and choosing a course of action; defining objectives; evaluating outcomes; and recommending program improvements.

      8.Ability to function collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team and make contributions to team efforts.

      9.Outcomes focused to achieve timely permanency for children.

      10.Performance based to achieve compliance and accountability with contracts.

      11.Strategic planning focus to achieve program goals and growth.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Health Care Integrator (BRONX)

  • Department: Bridges to Health

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. This position will be located in our Bronx site.
    2. The Bridges to Health Program provides family and community support services to children in foster care and their caregivers so that these children can remain in the community and avoid placement in institutional settings. These services complement existing foster care services for children who are medically fragile, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious emotional disturbances, and can involve multiple family networks and follow the participant after the foster care case has closed.
    Duties:
    1. Engage children and caregivers to assess relevant child and family dynamics, including strengths and needs.
    2. Evaluate the need for Bridges to Health services; complete eligibility assessment.
    3. Develop and implement with child and family an integrated service plan (also known as the “Individualized Health Plan”) that outlines services needed to support the child in his or her home and community;
    4. Evaluate the plan’s effectiveness with child and family and update on an ongoing basis.
    5. Link child and family to needed supports and services, including skill building, intensive in-home supports, employment-related services, respite, crisis intervention and avoidance, advocacy, and adaptive and assistive equipment, among others; coordinate with these services
    6. Ensure a stable environment for the child.
    7. Empower child and caregiver.
    8. Advocate for child’s needs.
    9. Coordinate and hold team meetings as necessary to discuss potential solutions with all involved parties.
    10. Participate in quality management.
    Minimum Requirements:
      HOURS: This is a full time position. Evening and Saturday hours may be required occasionally.

      A master’s degree in social work, psychology, or other related field, plus knowledge of providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services to children with special needs or individuals with disabilities. A bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of related work experience may be substituted for a master’s degree. Bilingual (Spanish-English) preferred.
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Per Diem Translator English to Spanish

  • Department: Art 31 Mental Health

    Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Provide interpreter services for Spanish speaking clients on an as needed basis.
    Duties:
    1. Serve as an interpreter for psychotherapists, psychiatrists and psychologists during their work with a client;
    2. Provide translation services for written documents when required;
    3. Any other duties reasonably required to meet the responsibilities of the
    Minimum Requirements:
      Must be a fluent Spanish speaker and a high school graduate.

      Prior experience as an interpreter preferred.

      Must be neat, prompt and able to maintain strict confidentiality.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Social Worker (Foster Care and Adoption)

  • Department: Foster Care and Adoption Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Facilitates permanency planning for all foster children and ensures that children achieve their permanency goals in as expeditious a manner as possible.
    2. Assesses the needs of foster children and ensures that the appropriate range of clinical and concrete services is accessed as needed for each child.
    3. Assesses foster parents for their potential suitability as adoptive parents; assist foster parents in managing the children placed in their homes; and assists foster parents in their efforts to work with birth families using a parent to parent model.
    4. Directly provides counseling and case management services to foster children and their families.
    5. Completes NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that all documentation conforms to agency, city, and state regulatory requirements.
    6. Collaborates with ACS staff, ACS attorneys and NAC attorneys as needed for permanency planning and other issues.
    7. Participates in Family Team Conferences.
    8. Attends family court hearings.
    9. Prepares comprehensive psycho-social reports and participates as a treatment team member in agency case review meetings.
    10. Supervises visits between children and birth families, and arranges sibling visits.
    11. Makes all home visits as required by each case.
    12. Has responsibility for a 24-hour on-call duty and for Saturday coverage on a rotating basis
    Minimum Requirements:
      -MSW from an accredited school of social work is required; LMSW preferred.

      -Prior experience working with children and families.

      -Comfortable working with physically and/or chronically disabled children, as well as knowledge in the area of child development.

      -Spanish/English required

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Care Manager

  • Department: Children’s Health Home Program

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Children’s Health Home Program is a NYS initiative that serves children on Medicaid (up to age 21) with complex medical and/or behavioral conditions, and provides coordinated care management services to improve their care and reduce costs. This is done primarily through the work of a CARE MANAGER who is responsible for ensuring the overall provision and coordination of services to children in an assigned caseload, working in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team. The CARE MANAGER guides program enrollees and their caregivers (legal guardians) through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.
    2. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a child welfare agency in Midtown Manhattan that serves children with medical complexity, significant disabilities or severe emotional or behavioral conditions and their families through a range of clinical programs, social services and onsite medical and mental health clinics. NAC is participating in the Children’s Health Home program and is seeking a qualified individual to apply for this position.
    3. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    4. Works closely with the child and their caregiver(s) as well as the child’s care team at NAC and in the community.
    5. Ensures required program enrollment consents are obtained from the caregiver/consenter.
    6. Completes initial and ongoing needs assessments (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths; CANS-NY) to determine the child’s most appropriate level of care management. Enters CANS-NY data into NYS online portal.
    7. Responsible for the overall creation and management of the child’s Individualized Plan of Care (POC), by working collaboratively with the child and family and the child’s care team. Based on the POC, the Care Manager is able to: Coordinate the enrollee’s provision of services, as per their acuity level, support adherence to treatment recommendations and in consultation with clinical and health care staff, monitor and evaluate a child’s needs, including prevention and wellness care, conditions affecting the child’s medical and mental health, care transitions, and social and community services where appropriate.
    8. Meets client contact requirements, including face-to-face visits in the child’s home on a consistent schedule as per the acuity level determined for each child (high, medium, low).
    9. Meets Care Management documentation requirements in a timely and accurate manner by effectively utilizing designated Care Management Portal (Medicaid Analytics Performance Portal; MAPP) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) as needed
    10. Functions as an advocate for clients within the agency and with external service providers.
    11. Promotes prevention and wellness care linking enrollees with resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences.
    12. Works with health care staff at the agency and in the community to educate the child/caregiver(s) on care of chronic conditions, importance of immunizations, screening tests and other preventive interventions.
    13. Helps clients obtain health care services covered by Medicaid or their Managed Care Plan.
    14. Effectively communicates and shares information with the child and family/caregiver(s) with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences.
    15. Coordinates and conducts care planning meetings/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care.
    16. Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services.
    17. In the event of hospital admissions, participates actively in the discharge planning process to ensure that the transition home is supported by the provision of necessary services and treatments, all in place at the time of discharge.
    18. Attends and participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position.
    19. Ensures child has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT guidelines.
    20. All other duties, as required by agency.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:

      ●A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Health Education, Community Health or related field.

      ●A Bachelors of Art or Science Degree with demonstrated experience in care coordination, case management, health education, health advocacy or related area.

      ●Work experience in a Bridges to Health, Care at Home, and Targeted Case Management programs a plus.

      The ideal candidate will possess the following experience:

      ●Experience serving children and families in child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, health care and/or other systems.

      ●Experience providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based social and/or health care services.

      In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following competencies:

      ●Excellent communication and organizational skills.

      ●Able to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary care team.

      ●Demonstrated initiative and interpersonal ability to communicate with a variety of providers and negotiate/advocate on behalf of clients.

      ●A passion for serving children and families with special needs.

      ●Ability to travel to community-based agency offices, participant’s communities, and homes within assigned catchment area.

      ●Proven self-management abilities, including meeting deadlines, ensuring compliance with agency policy and procedures, and overseeing complete and timely maintenance of agency records, in accordance with contractual requirements.

      When applying, indicate “Care Manager” in the e-mail subject line

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Billing and Contracts Administrative Supervisor

  • Department: Finance Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Review new and existing Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare and Commercial insurance contracts and amendments including scope of services, reimbursement and issues that pertain to day-to-day operations.
    2. Identify opportunities for improvements in new and existing contracts and address through initial negotiations and annual renegotiations.
    3. Expand number of agency contracts with Commercial and other insurance payers.
    4. Maintain current credentials on each provider including all information needed for credentialing and contracting, and monitor credentialing processes and timelines of each plan.
    5. Supervise clinic billing workflow, including generation and submission of Encounter Forms, medical coding, billing and payment posting.
    6. Enforce billing policies and procedures.
    7. Develop and implement systems to streamline processes and reduce billing errors.
    8. Identify and train all relevant staff in medical coding practices that optimize reimbursement.
    9. Manage and oversee service pre-authorization processes required by each plan, including tracking client utilization of pre-authorized service units and timeframes.
    10. Ensure timely billing and compliance with payer rules and deadlines.
    11. Oversee fee schedule rates for insurance plans to ensure proper remittances.
    12. Investigate billing problems, formulate and implement solutions.
    13. Work with insurance providers and others to resolve billing issues.
    14. Oversee claim resubmission projects as necessary, including preparation of information requests on unpaid or underpaid claims for resubmission to payers.
    15. Monitor updates/changes to billing rules, regulations and requirements and inform providers and billing staff.
    16. Generate monthly, quarterly and annual billing and remittance reports.
    17. Oversee ongoing implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) as it pertains to clinic processes and billing.
    18. Handle electronic and mail correspondence from payers.
    19. Perform other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements:
      •At least 5 years of experience in billing and contracting operations in clinic/practice setting, including supervision of staff and operations.

      •Thorough knowledge of Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare and Commercial reimbursement practices.

      •Experience in contract review, negotiation and administration.

      •Knowledge of reimbursement systems, regulations and polices pertaining to coding, billing and documentation.

      In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following competencies:

      •Strong supervisory skills and ability to maintain excellent working relationships with staff and providers.

      •Must be able to implement and manage billing operations, improve efficiency and maximize reimbursement.

      •Highly detail oriented, ability to multi-task and follow-up.

      •Strong computer skills

      When applying, indicate “Billing Administration Supervisor” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      Email: HR@nackidscan.org

      To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Transportation Supervisor

  • Department: Family Support Services

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. The Transportation Supervisor supports the preparation of a calendar of creative and richly diversified recreation activities, groups and special events.
    2. In close collaboration with the Senior Director and Assistant Director of Recreation, (s)he arranges the complex transportation support necessary for clinic appointments, groups, visits, events and activities to prosper.
    3. (S)he provides effective leadership to Transportation staff and has knowledge of the organization and the function of the department and its policies and procedures.
    4. This position supports N.A.C.’s mission to provide the highest quality care by complying with regulatory guidelines and meeting agency standards
    Duties:
    1. Provides supervision and support to transportation staff
    2. Arranges, monitors, and maximizes business relationships with transportation vendors, particularly local car services throughout the five boroughs
    3. Provides major support to the development of the group calendar, offering critical feedback and recommendations that inform the planning and implementation of high-quality and diversified programs, especially groups, outings, and special events
    4. Oversees the daily processing of requests for transportation system, and provides regular reports based on these requests
    5. With support from the Senior Van Driver, monitors the overall safety and proper functioning of the fleet, including all vans and the agency car.Ensures that these vehicles are appropriately maintained, repaired, permitted, registered, and inspected
    6. Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs
    Minimum Requirements:
      1.High School Diploma or its equivalent required

      2.Minimum of 2-3 years of supervisory experience in programs providing specialized

      transportation services to children and/or families

      3.Extensive working knowledge of the five boroughs, and adeptness at creating and assigning routes that are efficient in terms of both cost and time

      4. Highly skilled at collaborating and problem solving with staff in a variety of different disciplines and programs.

      Facility with managing multiple tasks, and adapting to and accommodating last minute changes and requests

      5. Strong leadership aptitude, particularly with regard to delegating responsibilities efficiently and promoting staff development

      6. Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule – especially evenings and occasional Saturdays

      7. Strong computer skills (Word processing, spreadsheet and web-based applications)

      8.Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Assistant Director, Mental Health Services

  • Department: Mental Health

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Responsibility for oversight of all activities within the Article 31 Mental Health Clinic. Serves as key member of the mental health senior staff, providing day-to-day management of Article 31 clinic operations, including enhancing clinic efficiency and revenues, provider productivity and accountability, and client engagement and retention. Provides expert clinical supervision to psychotherapists serving children and families within the child welfare system and their caregivers as well as children and adults from the community. Solid understanding of NYS OMH Part 599 to insure the clinic is in compliance with these and all relevant city, state and federal regulations. Prepares for -- and manages -- audits. Promotes ongoing communication, teamwork and consistent case management among Article 31 staff, social workers in agency’s child welfare departments, and staff in agency’s ancillary departments that provide a continuum of support services. Development and implementation of clinic policies and procedures, including tracking and enforcement of clinic standards and guidelines, and collaborating closely with agency QA Department. Manages clinicians’ service provision and ensures accuracy of Medicaid billing in compliance with regulations.
    Duties:
    1. •Provides weekly, individual, clinical supervision to assigned psychotherapists, offering expertise and guidance in a variety of treatment modalities. Also includes monitoring and administrative supervision related to clinician productivity, documentation, treatment planning, referrals to other clinic and agency services and communication with outside providers, including compliance with court subpoenas in collaboration with QA.
    2. Offers guidance to clinic providers in accurate identification of services and CPT codes to ensure accurate billing.
    3. • Reviews clinic referrals and uses clinical judgment in prioritizing and assigning psychotherapy cases based on client-therapist match, therapists’ existing caseload and productivity. Assigns intakes to psychotherapists and ensures timely intake process. Participates in utilization review with clinic team regarding disposition of all admissions and case closings. Supervises consultant who provides UR on an ongoing basis. Responsible for maintaining communication with outside agencies, including hospitals and other entities, and for responding to subpoenas in collaboration with QA.
    4. • Ensures clinic compliance with all regulations (NYSOMH, HIPAA, etc.), including proper and timely documentation, maximizing reimbursable clinic services under 599,
    5. proper completion of Encounter Forms, treatment plans, client chart integrity, utilization review, and QA activities; prepares for and manages clinic audits and adheres to all state and local reporting requirements, including incident reporting. Keeps abreast with current and changing regulations and policies related to service delivery, provider requirements, Medicaid and billing, through monitoring of OMH website, newsletters, and attendance at trainings and meetings of local and state groups and government representatives.
    6. • Responsible for updating and writing new sections of clinic’s Policy and Procedure Manual in collaboration with QA and maintains risk assessment logs, and other documents as required by OMH. Participates in current transition of clinic and agency to an electronic medical record system.
    7. • Performs other duties as may reasonably be required to meet the needs of the agency and fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
    Minimum Requirements:
      LCSW, Psy.D., or Ph.D. required. CASAC or related experience/training highly desirable. Strong leadership and clinical supervision skills; experience in cultural competence; and evidence-based clinical practice with young children, youth, adults, and families. Recent experience working in an Article 31 clinic, including strong knowledge base regarding OMH regulations, clinic management and operations. (Familiarity with Electronic Health Records not required, but highly desirable). Experience with medically fragile children and/or social welfare population highly preferred. Spanish speaking a plus, but not required. Flexible, highly organized, team player, ability to multi-task; close attention to details; and ability to work autonomously.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Supervisor of Waiver Services

  • Department: Bridges to Health

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. The Supervisor of Waiver Services provides effective leadership to Waiver Program staff, and has knowledge of the organization and the function of the department and its policies and procedures. In close collaboration with staff from multiple disciplines, (s)he develops and manages programs that support the delivery of community based waiver services This position supports N.A.C.’s mission to provide the highest quality care by complying with regulatory guidelines and meeting agency standards.
    Duties:
    1. Provides regular one-on-one supervision to assigned waiver service providers.
    2. Continuously monitors waiver service providers and the provision of waiver services. This includes regularly confirming provider availability for work, referring cases to appropriate providers, communicating with HCI supervisors, reading and approving service summary forms, and processing time sheets.
    3. Assists in the recruitment, screening, interviewing and hiring of waiver providers.
    4. Plans and implements group supervision that is responsive to the waiver providers’ needs for guidance, direction, feedback and support.
    5. Plans and implements in-service training opportunities that furthers the development of waiver provider skills and abilities.
    6. Participates in team meetings, training and other program or agency-wide meetings as needed.
    7. Reviews billing and data entry reports for accuracy. Ensures that providers are offering services in accordance with family preferences and agency expectations.
    8. Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.
    Minimum Requirements:
      •Master’s degree in social work, education, life skills, or other relevant field.

      •Minimum of one year of supervisory experience in programs providing services to children with disabilities or medical conditions and their families.

      •Adept at collaborating with staff in a variety of different disciplines and programs.

      •Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule – particularly evenings and Saturdays.

      •Excellent computer skills (Word processing, spreadsheet and web-based applications).

      •Thorough working knowledge of New York City and the diverse services and supports that exist here.

      •Bridges to Health, Mandated Reporter, CPR and first aid training are required prior to or immediately following employment.

      •Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Director of NAC’s Regional Permanency Center

  • Department: Services to post adoptive and post guardianship (KinGAP/non-KinGAP) Families

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is seeking a Director with strong programmatic and administrative skills to design and implement its new Regional Permanency Center. This Center will deliver a range of interventions that are designed to prevent post adoptive/post guardianship dissolutions/disruptions; provide assistance to families so that children can be cared for in their own homes with their adoptive parents or legal guardians; and strengthen post adoptive/post guardianship families with the goal of avoiding foster care or other out-of-home placements.
    Duties:
    1. Designing outreach and recruitment activities to publicize the Regional Permanency Center;
    2. Developing collaborative partnerships and referral agreements with LDSS entities and community based agencies;
    3. Developing staff recruitment strategies; provision of staff supervision; implementation of an interdisciplinary case review system;
    4. Ensuring that services and interventions are informed by family-centered, strength- based, culturally competent and trauma-informed services that successfully engages post adoptive and post guardianship families;
    5. Ensuring that the Center delivers core service components that achieve improved outcomes for adoptive and guardianship families and; support family resilience and permanency.
    6. Integrating this program into the larger NAC organization.
    7. Producing quarterly program reports to OCFS; interfacing with OCFS Program Managers.
    Minimum Requirements:
      LMSW/LCSW (preferred) with a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in child-welfare, mental health or a family service agency. Candidates must be knowledgeable about the unique needs of post-adoption/ post guardianship families, and must be committed to family resilience and preservation. Candidates must have some knowledge of disability, chronic illness and mental health issues. Creativity, innovative thinking and program development skills are a plus.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Behavior Specialist Supervisor

  • Department: Foster Care and Adoption

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Provide direct supervision of Behavior Specialists and prepare timely evaluations of supervisees.
    2. Review and approve all documentation of Behavior Specialists including Behavior Plans, progress notes and any additional reports or documentation.
    3. Assure timely submission of documentation as well as adherence to all agency, city, and state policies and procedures.
    4. Support, monitor and ensure staff development and training of Behavior Specialists.
    5. Conduct routine behavior plan meetings/reviews which include the Behavior Specialist Supervisor, Behavior Specialist and Foster Parents, and when appropriate the Social Worker, Birth Parents, other therapeutic team members, and/or child may also participate.
    6. The purpose of these meetings would be to review the current behavior plan, discuss progress, current concerns, effectiveness of different elements of the plans, and to make changes as indicated.
    7. Continually assess current tools used for behavior analysis, behavior plans, and Behavior Specialist progress notes.
    8. Assure that these tools and templates are responsive to the needs of the program, children, youth, and families, while still maintaining uniformity to the highest degree possible.
    9. Train staff on the use of these tools and monitor their continued and consistent use.
    10. Provide coverage for Behavior Specialists in their absence, including completing contacts.
    11. Work closely with the TFFC Supervisor and Director of TFFC to assure collaboration and role clarity between Behavior Specialists and Social Workers, supporting the team approach to service delivery.
    12. Attend Treatment Family Foster Care Rounds weekly.
    13. Attend Foster Care Rounds weekly.
    14. Conduct Behavior Specialists Rounds twice per month which are topic based, timely and relevant to current issues experienced by Behavior Specialists.
    15. Create and maintain Behavior Resource Library containing therapeutic tools to be used by the TFFC team, including therapeutic books, games, art/project supplies and referral resources.
    16. Collaborate with Quality Assurance and other NAC staff on ACS’s Preparing Youth for Adulthood (PYA) requirements to assure compliance, including timely submission of PYA checklists, provision of PYA workshops and stipends.
    17. Attend FTCs, Case Reviews and other meetings as needed.
    18. Responsible on a rotating basis for 24 hour on-call duty and Saturday office administrative coverage.
    Minimum Requirements:
      1.LMSW or LCSW with a minimum of 2.5 years of post-graduate experience.

      2.Supervisory and/or demonstrated leadership experience.

      3.Expertise in child welfare including knowledge of ACS and NYS requirements and Family Court regulations and procedures.

      4.Must have knowledge of child development and trauma.

      5.Knowledge of health related factors as they impact on work with medically fragile and behaviorally challenged children and their families.

      6.Experience working with this population highly preferred.

      7.PST (Parent Skills Training) trained or eligible to be trained.

      8.Must operate from a strengths-based approach to service delivery.

      9.Ability to function within an interdisciplinary team.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • DISPATCHING ASSISTANT

  • Department: Family Support Services

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Supports Assistant Director of Transportation through processing of van requests, particularly those related to the Article 28 and Article 31 clinics. Provides consistently high quality support services.
    2. Promotes and maintains full cooperation and professionalism with team members, staff from other departments outside organizations, and all NAC clientele.
    Duties:
    1. Coordinates with Assistant Director of Transportation and other NAC staff to process van requests.
    2. Coordinate with NAC clinic supervisors, schedulers and providers, and the staff from ambulette, livery and car service companies.
    3. May occasionally assist Assistant Director of Transportation in scheduling drivers and problem solving,
    Minimum Requirements:
      1. Two to three years experience in a busy and demanding work environment.

      2. Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule – mostly in the afternoon and early evening.

      3. Comfortable interacting with a wide range of staff and clients.

      4. Ability to communicate in Spanish is advantageous.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Social Worker, Prevention Services (Bronx)

  • Department: Prevention Services

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Provides casework and clinical services to children and families utilizing individual, group and family modalities.
    2. Coordinates services for a caseload of 10-11 families as recommended by NAC’s multi-disciplinary treatment team.
    3. Provides intensive social work services to children and families in order to implement the goals and tasks of the Family Assessment and Service Plan (FASP).
    4. Conducts home visits to families.
    5. Ensures adherence to agency policies and ACS regulatory requirements.
    6. Makes adequate use of individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings and mental health in-service.
    7. Individual weekly supervision is provided by an LCSW.
    8. Completes ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation conforms to agency, City and State regulatory requirements.
    9. Participates as a treatment team member in agency case review meetings.
    10. Has responsibility for a 24-hour on-call duty on a rotating basis.
    Minimum Requirements:
      1. MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW required within 6 months of employment.

      2. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

      3. Knowledge of health-related factors in working with chronically ill children, as well as experience in the area of child development.

      4. Prior experience in preventive services, child welfare, and/or health care preferred.

      5. Work hours generally 9-5; but may require one evening or more for clients who need to be seen after 5 p.m.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bi-lingual Social Worker, Healthy@Home Program (Bronx)

  • Department: Healthy@Home Program (Bronx Office)

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Social Worker will provide the following services:
    2. Home Visits to facilitate engagement, provide family support, counseling, opportunities to observe family interaction; reach out to families that are isolated, promote positive parent interactions & promote safety in the home;
    3. Case Management services for families to promote support and improve the well-being of each family member( index-child, siblings, parents & caretakers);
    4. Carry a caseload of at least 15 families;
    5. Conduct Home visits within the NYC 5 boroughs;
    6. Conduct Psychosocial assessments, which includes trauma screening;
    7. Service planning & Goal Setting;
    8. Service plan implementation;
    9. Service coordination, monitoring & follow-up;
    10. On-going reassessment of clients’ needs;
    11. Crisis Intervention;
    12. Advocacy;
    13. Assistance with entitlements;
    14. Interface with Community Physicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social workers, School Teachers and Staff, Home Care agencies, Hospitals, Community Clinics, Administration for Children Services, and the like;
    15. Weekly Supervision;
    16. Participate in Staff Meetings;
    17. Participate in Interdisciplinary meetings and case reviews.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Master of Social Work degree required. LMSW preferred.

      Experience in working with children that have special medical needs and their families. Ability to easily engage individuals of all backgrounds and socio-economic status.

      Bilingual (Spanish) is required.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Behavior Specialist

  • Department: TFFC

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Maintains a maximum caseload of eight children.
    2. Works directly with the child to develop his/her social and academic skills to promote special talents, interests, and recreational pursuits with the child.
    3. Develops a behavioral plan and /or contract with input from the child, foster parent(s) and birth family to optimize the child’s functioning and mental health in the family and community.
    4. Develops a recreational plan in conjunction with the foster parent on each child on his/her caseload.
    5. Identifies community resources for the child
    6. Advocates for the child within his/her school.
    7. This includes providing technical assistance to the classroom teacher and paraprofessional (if applicable) using the ABC model.
    8. This also includes coordination with NAC’s Education Department.
    9. Maintains accurate and timely record keeping.
    10. Facilitates and supervises visits between the child and birth family on a prearranged schedule.
    11. Maintains weekly face to face contact with the foster parent and child in the foster home or community.
    12. Two face to face contacts per month must be in the foster home.
    13. Maintains weekly phone contact with the foster parent.
    14. Participates in all family-team conferences regarding their case load.
    Minimum Requirements:
      A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, special education, or related human service field is required.

      Direct experience working with children is required.

      Experience working with emotionally disturbed children is preferred.

      Effective behavior analysis, conflict resolution, and crisis intervention skills are valuable.

      The ability to serve as a possible role model to children is necessary.

      Knowledge of health-related factors in working with physically disabled and/or chronically ill children who have psychiatric diagnoses is valuable.

      Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills are essential.

      Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Fundraising, Communications & Marketing Development Associate

  • Department: Development

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Work in collaboration with the Assistant Development Director to design, write and produce marketing and communications materials for digital and print mediums.
    2. Manage NAC’s online fundraising and communications initiatives.
    3. Maintain and update agency website and social media sites. Assist with all aspects of fundraising event planning and production. Occasional foundation and government proposal writing.
    Duties:
    1. Marketing & Design – 25%
    2. Design and produce NAC’s marketing and fundraising materials, including program brochures, Benefit Gala material, Young Professionals Benefit material, direct mail solicitations, NAC’s Annual Report, and other marketing and special event materials.
    3. Develop marketing content and editorial calendar; maintain photo and client story files.
    4. Manage NAC’s online marketing and fundraising campaigns. Design, write, edit and proof on-line email solicitations, e-newsletters, and other donor cultivation emails, including editing images, videos and other multimedia content.
    5. Knowledge of Salsa CRM platform or similar needed. Support on-line campaigns with off-line strategies, especially surrounding special events and seasonal appeals.
    6. Grow NAC’s email housefile by collecting information from on and off-line donations, special event attendees and volunteers.
    7. Utilize multi-channel fundraising and outreach strategy to ensure consistent branding, messaging and communication across different platforms.
    8. Analyze online fundraising reports to determine effectiveness of current strategies.
    9. Donor stewardship in the form of segmented campaigns, thank-you letters and other materials.
    10. Website & Social Media – 20%
    11. Maintain, update and promote NacKidsCan.org and grow NAC’s online presence.
    12. Update written and visual content on website for special events, news, program updates, notifications of awards, etc. to maintain accuracy and consistency. Some knowledge of PHP and HTML required.
    13. Promote and manage content on NAC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and identify social media and other digital strategies that can assist with donor engagement and stewardship.
    14. Maintain NAC’s Amazon.com Wish List. Research media trends on relevant subjects.
    15. Manage the NAC Young Professionals (YP) Committee – 20%
    16. Act as the administrator and agency liaison to the NAC YPs.
    17. Oversee strategic planning, membership cultivation, social media, and fundraising events.
    18. Other administrative duties including meeting planning, maintain contact list, tracking YP participation and fundraising goals.
    19. Event Planning – 15%
    20. Assist the Development team with all aspects of event planning and production, including NAC’s Annual Gala Benefit, Women for Women Luncheon, Donor Cultivation events, and Young Professionals fundraising events.
    21. Corporate & Individual Donor Engagement & Strategies – 10%
    22. Work with Volunteer Director to cultivate corporate volunteers for the purpose of corporate sponsorship of NAC events, Major Donors and NAC Young Professionals membership
    23. Proposals & Reports – 10%
    24. Research and write grant proposals and reports when needed.
    25. HOURS:
    26. Office hours are 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday.
    27. Some flexibility, weekend and night hours occasionally required, particularly during events.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Looking for the right candidate who is a team player, can multi-task, think outside the box, work well under pressure, and has a sense of humor.

      Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area with excellent writing, design, communications, and organizing skills.

      A minimum of 3 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and marketing, including online marketing, with strong graphic design skills.

      Microsoft Office literacy a must. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Contribute), social networking, online engagement best practices and familiarity with PHP, HTML, and Salsa CRM platform or similar. Interest in public relations and health and social services field helpful.
    Salary: Determined on Experience

  • Van Driver

  • Department: Transportation

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Provides safe and efficient transportation for NAC staff and clients. Provides a consistently high quality support service. Collaborates with Transportation Supervisor to manage vehicle. Promotes and maintains full cooperation and professionalism with team members, staff from other departments, and all NAC clientele.
    2. Key Responsibilities:
    3. Transports agency staff and medically fragile and physically disabled children and their household members in agency vehicles to and from NAC and other locations as needed.
    4. Maintains van in good working condition – conducts regular inspections and seek repairs and maintenance as needed.
    5. Ensures that the van is clean and safe.
    6. Keeps van properly stocked with fully functioning seat-belts, tie-downs, car seats, first-aid kit, maps and a fire extinguisher.
    7. Parks van in a safe and secure location within 1-2 miles of home location.
    8. Supervises van as needed.
    9. Coordinates with supervisor and case aides to organize transportation of agency staff and/or medically fragile children and their families.
    10. Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.
    Duties:
    1. Physical Demands:
    2. Ability to operate and maintain vehicle in a safe manner at all times. Requires particular visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment
    3. Must be able to climb in and out of vehicle(s) repeatedly
    4. Requires prolonged sitting while in vehicle, and an ability to work in severe weather conditions (both heat and cold)
    5. Ability to push or pull wheelchairs and their occupants safely to and from vehicle and other locations as needed
    6. Must be able to stoop, kneel or crouch in order to safely secure and unlock wheelchairs in the van
    7. Must be able to push or lift 50 lbs. repeatedly
    Minimum Requirements:
      1.A CDL is a plus but not a requirement.

      2. Three to five years experience transporting individuals with disabilities or medical conditions, etc. is a plus but not a required.

      3. Minimum of three consecutive years with a clean license.

      4. Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule – some later evenings and some Saturdays.

      5. One year of experience working with children and/or older individuals with disabilities or medical conditions, etc. is preferred.

      6. Ability and interest in working with a multi-disciplinary staff.

      7. Ability to communicate in Spanish is advantageous.

      8. CPR and first aid training are required prior to or immediately following employment.

      9. NYC residency required for business purposes.

      10. Ability to operate and maintain equipment in a safe manner at all time, combined with knowledge of the geography of all five boroughs of New York City and efficiency in choosing quickest and safest routes when transporting children and staff.

      11. Requires prolonged sitting while on vans, and an ability to work in severe weather conditions (both heat and cold)

      12. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Health Care Integrator Supervisor (B2H)

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Supervise 5 to 6 Health Care Integrators in the delivery of services to B2H families.
    Duties:
    1. Provide weekly individual supervision, monthly group supervision, and facilitate monthly case presentations for staff that includes support, education and accountability.
    2. Ensure that Individual Health Plans, Progress Notes and all necessary case recordings are up to date.
    3. Maintain statistical data on all cases and track deadlines.
    4. Review Health Care Integrators' contact sheets
    5. Responsible for signing staff's time sheets.
    6. Monitor and ensure staff orientation, training, and development.
    7. Participate in team meetings
    8. Participate in weekly supervision with Program Director
    9. Along with Program Director work closely with ACS and the State in implementing the Bridges to Health program.
    10. Accompany staff on Home Visits, and in some cases, may be required to cover case(s) for a brief period of time.
    Minimum Requirements:
      1. Requires an LMSW but prefers an LCSW with 2 to 5 years supervisory experience.

      2. Knowledge of the Foster Care system ideal, though training is provided.

      3. Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills.

      4. Knowledge of health-related factors in working with physically challenged and/or chronically ill children and their families a plus.

      HOURS: 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. Some evening work may be required.

      Must be available to staff regarding any emergency situation that may arise

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Part Time Volunteer, Internship & Community Relations Coordinator

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives For Children, Inc. (NAC) is a private, non-profit health care and social service agency in NYC that provides services to children with special medical needs and their families. We are currently seeking a Part-Time Volunteer, Internship and Community Relations Coordinator. The position is presently part-time(28 hours/week), but may become full-time (35 hours/week). Reporting to the Director of Volunteers, Student Internships and Community Relations, this position will provide administrative, data management and outreach support that correlate with recruitment and retention goals and improve outreach strategies for development of community partnerships.In building Volunteer/Student capacity, the Coordinator will be involved with the design and content of our messaging, and the formation of an overall outreach strategy intra-agency and with external partners. The Coordinator will assist in the development strategy to identify, access and build community partnerships to sustain capacity and address NAC’s short and long term program projects, activities and events to enhance sponsorship and in-kind support.
    Duties:
    1. Facilitating communication
    2. Reviewing and updating key current databases
    3. Maintaining and organizing Department files
    4. Tracking hours related to Volunteer/Student activities and events
    5. Assisting with development of In-Service Training Schedule
    6. Scheduling of interviews and related correspondence
    7. Providing support with outreach to Community Partners, Corporations and Schools
    8. Creating and maintaining postings with regard to Internship and Volunteer opportunities
    9. Supporting Department communication regarding activities and events including phone calls, email, room reservations, copying of materials, proof-reading, food-ordering, and handling processing of other department-related matters
    10. Assisting with volunteer recruitment for the NAC Holiday Party and NAC Kids Olympics
    11. Providing oversight for In-Kind donations
    12. Providing administrative support for Mother’s Day Luncheons;
    13. NACYP Volunteer Calendar; Benefit Gala; and Holiday Gift Program
    14. Creating and updating collateral materials and flyers
    15. Performing special projects, as needed.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Bachelor’s degree or current graduate student

      Strong proficiency and familiarity with MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

      Prior related work experience

      Strong written and oral communication skills

      Ability to function in a team environment

      Comfortable interfacing with clients, staff and stakeholders

      Ability to demonstrate solid listening and problem solving skills

      The successful candidate for this position is detail-oriented, organized, a fast learner, flexible and can work independently with some supervision.
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Per Diem Waiver Service Provider

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Summary:
    2. Under the general direction and supervision of the assigned Waiver Service Supervisor, the Waiver Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, preadoptive and foster homes, schools, neighborhoods, community and group care settings, and will deliver the waiver services that are outlined below.
    3. Key Responsibilities:
    4. • Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
    5. • Provides a variety of waiver services to youth and family, including Family/Caregiver Supports and Services, Skill Building, Special Needs Advocacy, Crisis Avoidance and Response Services, Intensive In-home Supports, Planned Respite, Prevocational Support and Supportive Employment. Services assigned will depend on education, experience, and availability.
    6. • Develops Detailed Service Plan goals, and if providing higher level services, are responsible for full completion of these plans every 6 months. Reports on progress towards these at service plan reviews and team meetings.
    7. • Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
    8. • Offers availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (some services are also available during weekday daytime hours.) Maintains a consistent and regular schedule with clients.
    9. • Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours
    10. • Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Requirements:

      • Educational experience may vary, however, services and cases assigned, as well as financial compensation, are commensurate upon experience.

      • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

      • Will consider High School Diploma; Associate’s degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

      • Master’s degree preferred for Intensive In-Home Supports and Immediate Crisis Response Services.

      • One year of experience working with children and families, preferably children with special needs. Two or more years preferred.

      • Must be willing to work in participants' homes and communities.

      • Must have quick and easy access to a computer & printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence. Response to emails are required within 24 hours.

      • Must have access to phone and respond to calls within 24 hours.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Per Diem Mobile Medical Unit Driver

  • Department: Transportation

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. The Driver will operate the 39-foot Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) and take substantial responsibility for this vehicle.
    2. The Driver plays a key role in making sure that the MMU is consistently available as anticipated and able to keep medical appointments with clients.
    Duties:
    1. • Drive the MMU to and from pre-arranged sites where medical and mental health staff can provide services to clients/patients.
    2. Use a monthly expense account to assure that the vehicle has sufficient gas, funds for tolls and other vehicle needs.
    3. Fill the diesel tank as needed.
    4. • Assist in determining appropriate locations for securely parking the MMU for the purpose of providing services.
    5. Park the MMU in its designated storage location and ensure the vehicle is plugged into a source of electricity at all times while garaged.
    6. • Oversee vehicle maintenance by recording and tracking all mechanical and maintenance issues, scheduling regular maintenance, and handling arrangements for any unanticipated maintenance in a timely manner.
    7. Develop a relationship with the maintenance facility to help in keeping the MMU on schedule and operating in optimum condition.
    8. Communicate with Director of Operations and/or designee on budget requirements related to vehicle maintenance.
    9. Drive the MMU to the provider of maintenance and repair services.
    10. • Work with the Transportation Supervisor or Director of Operations to ensure they are aware of any need for alternate Driver coverage should the primary Driver be unavailable.
    11. • Maintain cleanliness of the MMU’s interior and exterior physical structure.
    12. While cleaning resources may be used, the Driver is responsible to see that cleaning is accomplished.
    13. The Driver will not be obligated to clean, maintain or repair any of the clinical equipment in or attached to the MMU.
    14. • Greet all clients and staff in a friendly and welcoming manner and assist anyone who needs help to enter the MMU.
    15. • Oversee the safety and security of the MMU and report any suspicious activity or issues to the appropriate authorities.
    16. Assist clinical personnel with any security issues or disorderly conduct on the vehicle.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Must have a clean, class A or class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) and at least 1-3 years of related driving experience. Experience in driving a similar vehicle is a plus.

      Thorough knowledge of driving throughout the five boroughs of NYC.

      Friendly, outgoing, responsible nature.

      Prompt and on-time.

      Displays appropriate behavior, dresses neatly and in appropriate attire, and is comfortable with clients – both children and their parents who may have special medical and/or mental health needs.

      Also comfortable with clinical staff.

      Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
    Salary: $35,000 plus benefits

  • Bilingual Social Worker (Preventive Services) (BRONX)

  • Department: Prevention

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 1. Provides casework and clinical services to children and families utilizing individual, group and family modalities.
    2. Coordinates services for a caseload of 10 families as recommended by NAC's multi-disciplinary treatment team.
    3. 2. Provides intensive social work services to children and families in order to implement the goals and tasks of the Family Assessment and Service Plan (FASP).
    4. 3. Conducts home visits to families.
    5. 4. Ensures adherence to agency policies and ACS regulatory requirements.
    6. 5. Makes adequate use of individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings and mental health in-service. Individual weekly supervision is provided by an LCSW.
    7. 6. Completes ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation conforms to agency, City and State regulatory requirements.
    8. 7. Participates as a treatment team member in agency case review meetings.
    9. 8. Has responsibility for a 24-hour on-call duty on a rotating basis.
    Minimum Requirements:
      1. MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW required within 6 months of employment.

      2. Proficiency in Spanish is required.

      3. Knowledge of health-related factors in working with chronically ill children, as well as experience in the area of child development is a plus.

      4. Prior experience in preventive services, child welfare, and/or health care preferred.

      5. Work hours generally 9-5; but may require one evening or more for clients who need to be seen after 5 p.m.
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Health Care Integrator (Manhattan)

  • Department: Bridges to Health

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. The Bridges to Health Program provides family and community support services to children in foster care and their caregivers so that these children can remain in the community and avoid placement in institutional settings. These services complement existing foster care services for children who are medically fragile, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious emotional disturbances, and can involve multiple family networks and follow the participant after the foster care case has closed.
    Duties:
    1. � Engage children and caregivers to assess relevant child and family dynamics, including strengths and needs.
    2. � Evaluate the need for Bridges to Health services; complete eligibility assessment.
    3. � Develop and implement with child and family an integrated service plan (also known as the �Individualized Health Plan�) that outlines services needed to support the child in his or her home and community;
    4. � Evaluate the plan�s effectiveness with child and family and update on an ongoing basis.
    5. � Link child and family to needed supports and services, including skill building, intensive in-home supports, employment-related services, respite, crisis intervention and avoidance, advocacy, and adaptive and assistive equipment, among others; coordinate with these services.
    6. � Ensure a stable environment for the child.
    7. � Empower child and caregiver.
    8. � Advocate for child�s needs.
    9. � Coordinate and hold team meetings as necessary to discuss potential solutions with all involved parties.
    10. � Participate in quality management.
    11. HOURS:
    12. This is a full time position. Evening and Saturday hours may be required occasionally.
    Minimum Requirements:
      A master�s degree in social work, plus knowledge of providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services to children with special needs or individuals with disabilities.
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Social Worker (Preventive Services) (MANHATTAN)

  • Department: Prevention Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 1. Provides casework and clinical services to children and families utilizing individual, group and family modalities.
    2. Coordinates services for a caseload of 10-11 families as recommended by NAC's multi-disciplinary treatment team.
    3. 2. Provides intensive social work services to children and families in order to implement the goals and tasks of the Family Assessment and Service Plan (FASP).
    4. 3. Conducts home visits to families.
    5. 4. Ensures adherence to agency policies and ACS regulatory requirements.
    6. 5. Makes adequate use of individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings and mental health in-service. Individual weekly supervision is provided by an LCSW.
    7. 6. Completes ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation conforms to agency, City and State regulatory requirements.
    8. 7. Participates as a treatment team member in agency case review meetings.
    9. 8. Has responsibility for a 24-hour on-call duty on a rotating basis.
    Minimum Requirements:
      1. MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW preferred.

      2. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

      3. Knowledge of health-related factors in working with chronically ill children, as well as experience in the area of child development.

      4. Prior experience in preventive services, child welfare, and/or health care preferred.

      5. Work hours generally 9-5; but may require one evening or more for clients who need to be seen after 5 p.m.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • HCI Supervisor

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Supervise 5 to 6 Health Care Integrators in the delivery of services to B2H families.
    Duties:
    1. Provide weekly supervision for staff that includes support, education and accountability.
    2. Ensure that Individual Health Plans, Progress Notes and all necessary case recordings are up to date.
    3. Maintain statistical data on all cases.
    4. Review Health Care Integrators' contact sheets.
    5. Responsible for signing staff's time sheets.
    6. Monitor and ensure staff training and development.
    7. Participate in team meetings.
    8. Participate in weekly supervision with Program Director
    9. Along with Program Director work closely with ACS and the State in implementing the Bridges to Health program.
    10. Accompany staff on Home, Agency and School visits as needed.
    11. HOURS: 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. Some evening work maybe required. Must be available to staff regarding any emergency situation that may arise.
    Minimum Requirements:
      1. Requires an LMSW but prefers an LCSW with 3 to 5 years supervisory experience.

      2. Knowledge of the Foster Care system essential.

      3. Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills.

      4. Knowledge of health-related factors in working with physically challenged and/or chronically ill children and their families a plus.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Case Associate

  • Department: Resource Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Essential Duties:
    2. 1. Assist social workers in the Prevention and Partners in Parenting programs with casework activities and administrative case related tasks.
    3. 2. Provide supportive casework counseling to parents and children as directed by social workers and in accordance with the family assessment and service plan.
    4. 3. Accompany parents to community appointments to advocate for services and resources and provide Spanish translation if required.
    5. 4. Provide parent education services to assist families with in-home structure and parent-child interactions.
    6. 5. Provide Spanish translation for monolingual clients participating in medical and psychiatric evaluations as part of NAC’s intake and assessment process.
    7. 6. Participate in agency team meetings, case reviews, weekly supervisory sessions and clinical trainings.
    8. 7. Complete case notes for client contacts in accordance with ACS and agency requirements.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Qualifications:

      1. Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field.

      2. Bilingual in Spanish language.

      3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

      4. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and work independently.

      5. Experience working with children and families in child welfare setting or related field is desirable.

      When applying, indicate “Bilingual Case Associate” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      Email: HR@nackidscan.org
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Social Worker (Foster Care & Adoption Program)

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a not-for-profit health and child welfare agency in Midtown Manhattan that provides comprehensive family support services for medically fragile children and their siblings. We are currently seeking master-level social workers to join our innovative foster care and adoption program serving medically fragile children. Interested candidates will be exposed to a supportive and dynamic multi-disciplinary environment where they will receive extensive clinical supervision and training. Spanish speaking candidates and/or those with relevant professional experiences will receive a salary differential.
    Duties:
    1. • Facilitates permanency planning for all foster children and ensures that children achieve their permanency goals in as expeditious a manner as possible.
    2. • Assesses the needs of foster children and ensures that the appropriate range of clinical and concrete services is accessed as needed for each child.
    3. • Assesses foster parents for their potential suitability as adoptive parents; assist foster parents in managing the children placed in their homes; and assists foster parents in their efforts to work with birth families using a parent to parent model.
    4. • Directly provides counseling and case management services to foster children and their families.
    5. • Completes NY Children’s Services (NYCS), formerly called ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that all documentation conforms to agency, city, and state regulatory requirements.
    6. • Collaborates with NYCS staff, NYCS attorneys and NAC attorneys as needed for permanency planning and other issues.
    7. • Participates in Family Team Conferences.
    8. • Attends family court hearings.
    9. • Prepares comprehensive psycho-social reports and participates as a treatment team member in agency case review meetings.
    10. • Supervises visits between children and birth families, and arranges sibling visits.
    11. • Makes all home visits as required by each case.
    12. • Has responsibility for a 24-hour on-call duty and for Saturday coverage on a rotating basis
    Minimum Requirements:
      • MSW from an accredited school of social work is required; LMSW preferred.

      • Prior experience working with children and families.

      • Comfortable working with physically and/or chronically disabled children, as well as knowledge in the area of child development.

      • Spanish speaking applicants are a plus.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      When applying, indicate “Social Worker, Foster Care and Adoption” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      Email: HR@nackidscan.org

      To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org

      “WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY”

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Social Worker, Partners in Parenting - Manhattan

  • Department: Partners In Parenting Program

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award winning child welfare, health and social service agency in NYC with 35 years of experience in serving children with special needs and their families. NAC is currently seeking a qualified candidate to work in our Partners in Parenting Program (PIP). PIP is an aftercare program serving families that have successfully transitioned out of NAC’s Preventive Services Program. PIP is a home and community-based intervention program.
    2. Responsibilities:
    3. • Provides comprehensive psychosocial needs assessments to determine services and interventions.
    4. • Provides family-centered, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities.
    5. • Participates as a team member in weekly case review meetings
    6. • Coordinates services as recommended by NAC’s interdisciplinary treatment team which includes our psychiatrist, psychologist, pediatrician, nurses, educators, parent advocate and entitlement and resource staff.
    7. • Provides case coordination with hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and community-based organizations.
    8. • Provides information, referral and advocacy services.
    9. • Ensures adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; completes all required documentation in our behavioral health record.
    10. • Makes use of weekly individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings, and our monthly in-service mental health trainings.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Minimum Requirements:

      • MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW required within 6 months of employment.

      • Some knowledge of health-related factors in working with children with disabilities, medical complexity and behavioral health conditions.

      • Prior experience in child welfare, mental health or health care settings

      • Work hours are generally 9-5pm; must be flexible to meet the needs of working parents.

      • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus; competitive salaries.

      How to Apply:

      When applying, indicate “Social Worker, Partners in Parenting - Manhattan” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      Email: HR@nackidscan.org

      To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org

      "WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY".

    Salary: Based on Experience

“Every member of NAC's staff is clearly passionate about our mission of improving children's lives. Their dedication and their professional excellence are what make NAC so very special.”

Virginia Aaron
Board President, 2009-2011

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