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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

  • Department: Kinship Caregiver Program

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Responsibilities:
    2. • Provides comprehensive psychosocial needs assessment;
    3. • Provides trauma-assessment/screening;
    4. • Provides family-centered, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities, conducts home visits;
    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. • Provides education support, intervention and advocacy;
    10. • Ensures adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; completes all required documentation in our behavioral health record.
    11. • 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; new graduates are encouraged to apply.

      • Knowledge or prior experience in child welfare and the unique needs of Kinship 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 - Kinship Caregiver Program” 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

  • Social Worker – Preventive Services (Staten Island)

  • Department: Preventative Services

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Provides casework and clinical services to children and families utilizing individual and family modalities.
    2. Coordinates services for a caseload of 10-11 families on Staten Island and Manhattan 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. Group supervision offered for those working toward clinical licensure.
    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 or MHC from an accredited school required; LMSW/LMHC required within 6 months of employment.

      2. A valid driver’s license is required for use of the agency car; standard mileage reimbursement applies for use of a privately owned vehicle.

      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

  • Saturday Supervisor

  • Department: Family Support

    Part Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Job Summary:
    2. Acts as senior staff person on-site during Saturday programming.
    3. Helps to ensure that Saturday visits, activities and events are safe, structured and well-supervised.
    4. Maintains a high level of visibility to staff and clients.
    5. Intervenes quickly to de-escalate potential crises, and responds to incidents as needed.
    Duties:
    1. Addresses urgent or emergency situations, and contacts supervisory staff as indicated; documents all incidents -- particularly those involving EMS and police – and disseminates written reports according to agency guidelines.
    2. Confirms appropriateness of staff assignments for family visits.
    3. Ensures room assignments are in place for family visits and trainings, and ensures appropriate level of staff coverage is arranged for all other trainings, groups, and recreation events taking place on site.
    4. Compiles information from social workers and other staff via the “Family Visit Coverage” and “Child Care Summary” forms. Provides Metro Cards for families, when needed.
    5. In the absence of a form, the Saturday Supervisor conducts follow up and provides the covering worker with necessary details and provides Metro Cards.
    6. Introduces covering staff to families and ensures everyone is clear about family visit structure (supervised, unsupervised, monitored) and expectations.
    7. Provides coverage if no other staff are available, a visit runs late/off schedule, etc.
    8. When necessary/appropriate, receives and responds to incoming calls during Saturday business hours, including on-call phone calls for Foster Care & Prevention.
    9. Saturday Supervisor either responds or directs the call to the appropriate on-call social worker.
    10. Unlocks/locks the office and disarms/arms the alarm, as needed.
    11. Assists with body checks of children in the medical clinic, as needed.
    12. Assists covering staff, groups, and trainers if they need access to needed items (i.e., tables, easels, TV/DVD, games, snacks, additional clothing, etc.)
    13. Resolves or refers transportation related issues as needed
    14. Contacts building staff and NAC administrators to respond to any safety/security or building issues (i.e. leaking toilets, issues with locks, etc.), and functions as Saturday fire warden
    15. Debriefs and conducts follow up with staff as needed.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Requirements:

      Significant practical experience and training on how to intervene during crisis situations

      Familiarity with child welfare involved families;

      Knowledge of issues related to family visitation

      Strong organizational and management skills

      Experience working with individuals in child welfare preferred

      Masters degree required; MSW with supervisory-level experience preferred.
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Music Therapist, LCAT

  • Department: Mental Health Clinic

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Bring the world of music to a vulnerable inner city population. Join our dynamic team of creative professionals to establish a diverse music program within an established agency for recreational, educational and therapeutic purposes. Generate interest and excitement for a variety of group activities, individual instruction and therapy. Partner with community organizations to bring the delights of choir, band, performance and other musical opportunities. Must have active LCAT license.
    Duties:
    1. • Bring your innovative approach to establish, implement and maintain a diverse and exciting music program including group and individual activities, music therapy, recreational and educational music experiences, and collaboration with community organizations to bring other musical experiences to agency children.
    2. • Provide music therapy interventions within an established A31 mental health clinic, using best practices and completing required documentation in a timely and professional manner.
    3. • Participate in our multi-disciplinary clinical supervision, innovative departmental trainings, and supportive peer environment.
    4. • Work with other departments to recruit music program participants, organize transportation, implement events and collect feedback for music activities and groups.
    5. • Gather case material or program evaluation material to culminate in an effort to publish a paper on the benefits of the program through improving some aspect of participant wellness.
    6. • Order, manage and maintain musical instruments and associated supplies.
    7. • Provide any other services reasonably required to meet the responsibilities of the position.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with MA in music therapy; several years of experience working with children and adults with physical, mental and behavioral issues; plays a variety of instruments, has vocal abilities and a strong collaborative mindset.
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • BRONX Per Diem Waiver Service Provider

  • Department: Bridges to Health

    Part Time

    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.
    Duties:
    1. • Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
    2. • 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.
    3. • 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.
    4. • Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
    5. • 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.
    6. • Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
    7. • 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 with experience.

      • Bachelor’s degree required with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

      • Master’s degree preferred with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

      • Master’s degree required to provide Crisis and Special Needs Advocacy 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 and 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.

      When applying, indicate “BRONX Per Diem Waiver Service Provider” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

      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

  • QUEENS 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.
    Duties:
    1. Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
    5. 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.
    6. Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
    7. 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 with experience.

      •Bachelor’s degree required with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

      •Master’s degree preferred with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

      •Master’s degree required to provide Crisis and Special Needs Advocacy 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 and 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

  • Foster Parent Recruiter

  • 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 to medically-fragile children and their siblings. We are currently seeking a creative and dynamic recruiter to join our foster care and adoption department. This person must believe that every child deserves a home and be committed to identifying foster families who are willing to make long-term commitments to the children that we serve. The recruiter is expected to design and implement a results-based recruitment campaign that generates 500 parent inquiries and 50 newly certified foster homes per year. This applicant must be outgoing, enthusiastic and willing to travel to diverse neighborhoods throughout NYC and; to Long Island and Westchester counties.
    Duties:
    1. Key Responsibilities:
    2. -Develop and implement creative marketing and outreach strategies designed to attract potential foster parents.
    3. -Organize, develop and implement recruitment events in a broad range of venues: hospitals, colleges, faith-based organizations, various housing complexes, public libraries, police precincts, community organizations, etc.
    4. -Represent NAC in diverse communities through out the NY region by developing professional alliances and relationships and facilitating public education about foster care.
    5. -Represent NAC at recruitment fairs or events to recruit foster parents.
    6. -Place advertisements in newspapers, appropriate newsletters, community bulletins, on buses and in other transportation milieus.
    7. -Assist with the preparation and placement of public service announcements on radio and local access cable TV.
    8. -Contact professional organizations in fields where members may be interested in becoming foster parents such as; nursing, home care, early childhood education and other caring professions and recruit through these organizations.
    9. -Plan an annual recruitment event during May-National Foster Care Month-to educate the public about the need for foster parents.
    10. -Screen prospective foster parents and conduct informational meetings.
    11. -Work with existing NAC Foster/Adoptive Parents as well as NAC staff, volunteers and other members of the NAC family, to identify individuals with whom they are acquainted that may be interested. Process finders’ fees.
    12. -Collaborate with the Homefinding team to determine recruitment strategies that have resulted in the successful certification of foster homes and report monthly recruitment activities to the Homefinding Supervisor.
    13. - Assist with training, intake, homestudies, as needed
    Minimum Requirements:
      Requirements:

      Master’s degree in social work or a related field. Education and experience must combine to demonstrate a commitment to social issues; an affinity for working with people from a variety of backgrounds; and some experience with marketing, outreach and recruitment. Basic computer skills and organizational (record keeping) skills are required along with writing ability for correspondence, advertisements and promotional materials. Bilingual applicants are a plus.

      Additional Information Regarding this Position:

      -Salary: Negotiable and based on applicable experience.

      -Hours: 35 hours per week.

      -Flexibility required and must be able to work evenings and weekends.

      When applying, indicate “Foster Parent Recruiter” 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 - 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

  • 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 (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. • 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.
    Duties:
    1. • Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
    2. • 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.
    3. • 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.
    4. • Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
    5. • 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.
    6. • Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
    7. • 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:
      QUALIFICATIONS:

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

      • Bachelor’s degree required with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

      • Master’s degree preferred with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

      • Master’s degree required to provide Crisis and Special Needs Advocacy 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 and 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.

      When applying, indicate “STATEN ISLAND Per Diem Waiver Service Provider” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

      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

  • Health Care Integrator- Social Worker (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, plus knowledge of providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services to children with special needs or individuals with disabilities. Bilingual (Spanish-English) preferred.
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Accounts Payable Specialist

  • Department: Fiscal

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Nonprofit organization is seeking a strong Accounts Payable Specialist to review and process invoices, petty cash, credit card purchases and MetroCard distribution. Must be familiar with general ledger and chart of accounts. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel needed. Fund EZ software experience a plus. Knowledge of these areas can be gained through prior completion of applicable courses/training or work experience. Must be organized and a good team player. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
    Minimum Requirements:
      When applying, indicate “Accounts Payable Specialist” in subject line, and submit cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 6th floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      “WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY”

    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

  • Program Assistant, Bridges to Health (B2H)

  • Department: Bridges to Health -B2H

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. TITLE: Program Assistant, Bridges to Health (B2H)
    2. DEPARTMENT: Bridges to Health
    3. Job Summary:
    4. New Alternatives For Children, Inc. (NAC) is a private, non-profit health care and social services agency that provides services to children with special medical, developmental and mental health needs and their families.
    5. We are currently seeking a Program Assistant to provide administrative support to our Bridges to Health (B2H) program.
    6. This position will report to the Waiver Services Provider (WSP) Assistant Director. A great deal of filing; organization of materials; managing office supplies; data entry and remediation; will be required as well as record keeping, copying and faxing.
    Duties:
    1. Responsibilities:
    2. 1. Verifies accuracy of and enters all data from all submitted documentation by internal and external Waiver Service Providers (WSP’s) into the B2H online database.
    3. 2. Forwards all documentation to the appropriate parties for processing on a daily basis.
    4. 3. Tracks and updates subcontractors on referrals and takes minutes at weekly matching meeting.
    5. 4. Assists with monitoring and reporting on Waiver Service Provider (WSP) and Health Care Integrator (HCI) training compliance, primarily through management of staff training records and management of B2H online system.
    6. 5. Creates and maintains personnel files for subcontractors, NAC WSPs, and NAC HCIs.
    7. 6. Supports agency in planning of large scale events, particularly our annual Olympics and Holiday Party.
    8. 7. Manages and distributes petty cash and MetroCards to B2H staff as requested and appropriate.
    9. 8. Prepare reports, memos, letters and other documents using Microsoft word; excel spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
    10. 9. Acts as gate-keeper for shared space reservations.
    11. 10. Maintain program case records by setting up, copying, filing, organizing case record materials, and making sure charts include all required paperwork.
    12. 11. Provide administrative assistance to Bridges to Health Program staff including production, copying and distribution of forms. Assist with mailings, scanning, and faxing.
    13. 12. Attend program meetings and take minutes.
    14. 13. Serve as member of the program administrative team.
    15. 14. Provide telephone reception coverage at front desk when necessary.
    16. 15. Greet people in a welcoming and respectful manner.
    17. 16. Perform any other duties reasonably required to meet the responsibilities of the position.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Minimum Qualifications:

      Excellent communication skills and computer literacy required.

      Candidate must be highly organized, detail orientated, and able to handle multiple simultaneous projects and balance concurrent assignments.

      Basic quantitative skills and internet familiarity are needed. Computer skills must include MS Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.

      Communication skills must include written and oral proficiency, including effective telephone demeanor and the ability to work well with a variety of staff members.

      Requires Bachelor’s degree and administrative support experience.

      Hours: 35 Hours; Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with occasional flexible hours

      When applying, indicate “Program Assistant, B2H” in the subject line, and submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements 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

  • 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

  • Quality Improvement Specialist

  • Department: Quality Improvement (QI)

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Monitoring and implementing strategic quality improvement process for New Alternatives for Children’s (NAC) Medical and Mental Health Clinics (Article 28 and Article 31). Under the supervision of the Director of QI and Compliance, the Quality Improvement Specialist works with department staff to assure the performance and quality of care and services for the persons and families served by NAC.
    Duties:
    1. Assist staff in the Article 31 Mental Health Clinic and the Article 28 Medical Clinic to meet Federal, State and local regulations.
    2. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the program regulations and any changes that occur in order to ensure compliance with these rules and regulations. This includes assisting with research to answer regulatory compliance questions as needed.
    3. Conduct billing reviews to ensure that Medicaid billing is supported by accurate documentation for Medicaid funded programs.
    4. Conduct chart reviews to ensure program compliance with all regulations.
    5. Assist the programs with HIPAA compliance and other regulatory requirements.
    6. Work collaboratively with program staff to share findings from audits and to devise corrective action plans.
    7. Assist with the formulation, implementation and monitoring of corrective actions to ensure program improvement.
    8. Assist with establishing benchmarks and developing tracking system to ensure program improvement.
    9. Assist with annual Medicaid compliance training and tracking attendance.
    10. Participate in Article 31 Incident Review Committee meetings, at least quarterly, and record minutes.
    11. Participate in quarterly Medicaid Compliance Committee meetings.
    12. Participate in Quality Improvement meetings for assigned programs.
    13. Maintain knowledge of the various electronic management systems used by NAC for data review and reporting purposes.
    14. Attend required external meetings and trainings as required
    15. Other QI tasks as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Master’s degree in relevant field (MSW, MPA, MS, MA).

      Minimum of 1 year of post-graduate experience as a quality improvement staff member.

      Prior experience with Medicaid funded program.

      Prior knowledge of Medicaid and HIPAA regulations.

      Ability to work independently on multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.

      Comfort level with large data sets, statistics and billing information.

      Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with good public speaking and presentation skills.

      High level of skill with MS Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook.
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Health Care Integrator- Social Worker (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. Bilingual (Spanish-English) preferred.
    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

  • 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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