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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


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  • Bilingual Family Emergency Grant & Case Associate

  • Department: Resource Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Title: Family Emergency Grant & Case Associate
    2. Department: Resource Department
    3. Reports To: Director of Resources, Advocacy and Homelessness Prevention
    4. Essential Duties:
    5. Approximately 50%:
    6. 1. Maintain knowledge and administrative oversight of various NAC Emergency need grants.
    7. 2. Be the contact person for Social Worker who are interested in applying for an Emergency Grant.
    8. 3. Ongoing liaison between Social Workers and clients to help gather documents and information.
    9. 4. Maintain grant database.
    10. 5. Work with development staff to submit semi-annual grant reports to funders.
    11. Approximately 50%:
    12. 1. Assist Social Workers in all NAC programs with casework activities and administrative case related tasks.
    13. 2. Provide supportive casework counseling to parents and children as directed by Social Workers and in accordance with the family assessment and service plan.
    14. 3. Accompany parents to community appointments to advocate for services and resources and provide Spanish translation if required.
    15. 4. Provide Spanish translation for monolingual clients participating in medical and psychiatric evaluations as part of NAC’s intake and assessment process.
    16. 5. Participate in agency team meetings, case reviews, weekly supervisory sessions and clinical trainings.
    17. 6. Complete case notes for client contacts in accordance with ACS and agency requirements.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Qualifications:

      1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or a related social service field.

      2. Bilingual in Spanish language

      3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

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

      6. Home and community visits are required.

      Hours:

      35 hours per week with some flexibility

      When applying, indicate “Family Emergency Grant & Case Associate” 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, 6th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-696-1602

      E-mail: 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

  • Administrative Director for Billing and Contracts

  • Department: Billing Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. JOB TITLE: Administrative Director for Billing and Contracts
    2. DEPARTMENT: Billing Department
    3. REPORTS TO: Chief Officer Medicaid Redesign, Research & Evaluation
    4. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
    5. 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, healthcare and social services.
    6. NAC has two NYS licensed onsite clinics: An Article 31 Mental Health Treatment Clinic and Article 28 Diagnostic & Treatment Center; and a Mobile Medical Clinic. It also has two Medicaid funded programs: Bridge to Health (B2H) and the Children’s Health Home Program. The Administrative Director for Billing and Contracts will have responsibility for the overall management of clinic, B2H and Health Home program billing; insurance contracting; and day-to-day operations and staff supervision.
    7. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    8. CONTRACTS AND CREDENTIALLING
    9. • Review new and existing Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare and Commercial insurance contracts and amendments including scope of services, fee schedules and issues that pertain to day-to-day operations.
    10. •Obtain new agency contracts with Commercial and other insurance payers.
    11. • Identify opportunities for increasing rates, covered services and other benefits in new and existing contracts and address through direct negotiations with payers.
    12. • Maintain current credentials and rosters for each provider including all information needed for credentialing and contracting, and monitor credentialing processes and timelines of each plan.
    13. • Oversee and delegate Medicare application process for new clinic providers.
    14. BILLING AND COLLECTIONS
    15. • Develop and implement systems to streamline billing and collection processes to eliminate billing and payment errors.
    16. • Develop and update as needed billing Policy & Procedure Manuals.
    17. • Identify and inform relevant staff regarding best medical coding practices for existing and new clinic services in order to optimize reimbursement. Respond to specific provider requests in a timely manner.
    18. • Direct Revenue Cycle Management:
    19. o Oversee billing process to ensure all services rendered are billed within the proper timeframe for clinics and B2H.
    20. o Oversee collections process to monitor payment posting, partial payments, denials, and appeals and grievances.
    21. o Oversee service pre-authorization processes required by each plan, including tracking client utilization of pre-authorized service units and timeframes.
    22. o Oversee investigation of billing problems, formulation and implementation of solutions.
    23. o Troubleshoot difficult-to-resolve partial payment/nonpayment issues through direct negotiation with payers and state government entities.
    24. • Generate monthly, quarterly and annual billing and remittance reports.
    25. • Monitor updates/changes to billing rules, regulations and requirements and inform providers and billing staff.
    26. EHR AND COMPLIANCE
    27. • Collaborate with EHR Director to design and implement billing functions in MyEvolv, develop procedures, write up manuals, to transition from Accumed to EHR.
    28. • Collaborate with QI Department in ensuring compliance with applicable billing regulations.
    29. • Attend regular QI meetings for clinics, B2H and Health Home program.
    30. Perform other duties as assigned.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:

      • Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field; Master’s degree preferred.

      • Minimum of 7 years of experience in billing and contracting operations in clinic/practice setting, including supervision of staff and operations.

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

      • Experience in contract review, negotiation and administration.

      • Understanding of reimbursement systems, and familiarity with regulations and polices pertaining to coding, billing and documentation.

      • Familiarity with Accumedic a plus.

      In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following competencies:

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

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

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

      • Strong computer skills, including billing and payer software.

      When applying, indicate “Administrative Director for Billing and Contracts” in the subject line, and submit resume and cover letter to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-696-1602

      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

  • Medical Biller (Temp to Possible Perm)

  • Department: Billing Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. JOB TITLE: Medical Biller (Temp to Possible Perm)
    2. DEPARTMENT: Billing Department
    3. REPORTS TO: Billing Manager
    4. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
    5. 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, healthcare and social services.
    6. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Medical Biller.
    7. This is a temporary to possible permanent job.
    8. NAC has two NYS licensed onsite clinics: An Article 31 Mental Health Treatment Clinic and Article 28 Diagnostic & Treatment Center; and a Mobile Medical Clinic. It also has two Medicaid funded programs: Bridge to Health (B2H) and the Children’s Health Home Program. The Medicaid Biller will work under the supervision of the Billing Manager in carrying out billing and collections activities related to the agency’s clinics and B2H program.
    Duties:
    1. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    2. •Carry out billing and collections activities according to specified timeframes.
    3. •Perform data entry related to billing
    4. •Verify client eligibility for Medicaid and MCOs
    5. •Follow up on payment denials and other remittance issues under direction of supervisor
    6. o Participate in new referral verification process
    7. o Participate in claim resubmission projects as requested
    8. o Participate in B2H and Health Home program billing and collections as requested
    9. •Participate in the transition from Accumed to MyEvolv billing
    10. •Perform all functions according to departmental
    11. policies and procedures
    12. •Work as part of a team in collaboration with departmental staff, clinic providers and administrators, and management
    13. •Perform other duties as assigned
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:

      •Associates degree required

      •Some familiarity with Medicaid and MCO billing

      In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following competencies:

      •Ability to work as part of a team

      •Flexibility in carrying out new tasks as required

      •Good interpersonal skills

      •Strong attention to details and organizational skills

      •Computer skills

      When applying, indicate “Medical Biller” in the subject line, and submit resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-696-1602

      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

  • Director of Mental Health Services

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. TITLE:
    2. Director of Mental Health Services
    3. SUPERVISOR:
    4. Executive Officer
    5. RESPONSIBILITY:
    6. Provide administrative oversight to an Article 31 out-patient Mental Health Clinic in a new state of the art Comprehensive Healthcare Center located in Midtown Manhattan at New Alternatives for Children, Inc., (NAC) a social services agency. NAC promotes the resiliency and success of medically complex children, youth, and their families who are impacted by trauma, poverty, and other challenging socioeconomic circumstances through coordinated mental and medical healthcare, education, and family support services.
    7. Working from a solutions oriented approach, the Medical Director monitors clinical performance to ensure medical services and operations are in compliance with all applicable regulatory and licensing agencies. As a member of the Senior Leadership team, the Medical Director is responsible for implementing, reviewing and developing Clinical protocols, performance objectives, productivity benchmarks, compliance measures, provider workflow planning and provider scheduling. Also, the position serves as coach/mentor/trainer to staff providers, giving guidance in best practices, troubleshooting of medical services and operations issues in priority of urgency according to NAC policy and standards. The Medical Director will also represent the Clinic at required meetings with affiliated agencies. As a licensed MD the Medical Director will also provide direct patient services in addition to their duties in administration.
    Duties:
    1. DUTIES:
    2. • Conduct comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and diagnostic assessments of children, adolescents and adults.
    3. • Prepare timely reports on findings of the evaluations including diagnostic impressions and treatment recommendations.
    4. • Provide psychiatric consultation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults; including psychopharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy.
    5. • Coordinate and consult with community mental health providers for NAC clients, as needed.
    6. • Provide emergency psychiatric consultation and crisis intervention services to NAC clients in collaboration with the treatment team as needed.
    7. • Team consultation and clinical supervision, participation in interdisciplinary treatment planning meetings;
    8. • Review and sign off on initial treatment plans and treatment plan reviews. Consult with social work and medical staff on clinical case issues in multi-disciplinary team model.
    9. • Supervise Staff Psychiatrist/s, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Director of Mental Health Services, Associate Director of Psychological Services, ASD Program Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant.
    10. • Provide supervision for admission UR in determining diagnostic formulation and case disposition.
    11. • Participate in various administrative/clinical staff meetings to include, but not limited to, Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, Mental Health Staff Departmental meeting, Interdisciplinary Case Reviews, Program Development and Research meetings as requested.
    12. • Assist with planning to evaluate performance levels, quality of care/services, productivity, and future needs.
    13. • Recruiting and hiring of staff for the department
    14. • Monitor quality and appropriateness of medical care
    15. • Provide guidance and leadership for performance guidelines
    16. • Develop policies and procedures
    17. • Manage strategic development
    18. • Oversee documentation and treatment planning
    19. • Ensure clinical services and operations are in compliance with all applicable regulatory and licensing agencies. Assesses all matters of clinical compliance and provides timely recommendations for corrective action and quality improvement.
    20. • Develop relationships with local hospitals and specialty providers for referrals and for provision of inpatient care, seek out available medical resources, and secure medical access for NAC clients.
    21. • Provide additional assistance within and outside of clinical arena, as requested and/or as appropriate, to ensure the ongoing success of the agency.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS:

      Requires M.D. Degree.

      Must have completed general psychiatry residency training and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training. Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Must have NYS license and DEA registration.

      Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

      Strongly prefer minimum 8 to 10 years of experience in progressively responsible administrative or management related positions within a mental healthcare environment, preferably in medically fragile, child welfare population and underserved communities.

      Previous experience supervising providers and other clinical staff is essential, with demonstrated record of success.

      Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to and responsiveness in dealing with cultural and socio-economic diversity of client population.

      Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to staff and to build the trust and respect of patients, staff, colleagues, external contacts, and other NAC members.

      Excellent problem solving skills required, including creativity, resourcefulness, timeliness, and technical knowledge related to analyzing and resolving clinical/administrative problems.

      Current, relevant, and substantial knowledge of areas related to health center licensing and operations, e.g., legal/regulatory, administrative, policy, protocols, and other clinical issues, especially within a managed care environment, required

      HOURS:

      Full Time position, Monday thru Friday

      SALARY: Highly competitive salary commensurate with background and experience.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      When applying, indicate “Director of Mental Health Services” 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

  • Per Diem Family Team Conference Facilitator

  • Department: Foster Care & Adoption

    Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. To facilitate and focus Family Team Conferences on a common task to reach a decision about permanency that protects and provides safety for the child or children.
    Duties:
    1. Adhere to the principles and values of shared family team decision making, viewing parents and youth as experts and valuing straight talk and full disclosure, in order to help motivate families for change.
    2. -Manage the process and structure of the conference and strive to develop a consensus decision with all participants, but always with agency staff.
    3. -Document the strengths and concerns as well as action plans agreed upon in the conference and provide a copy to all participants.
    4. -Must accurately record information and decisions in CONNECTIONS and complete Third Party Tabs for FASPS.
    5. -Conduct pre-conferences and maintain contact with Foster Care case planning staff.
    6. -Work collaboratively with the Foster Care department, including Administrative Assistant around scheduling.
    7. Skills:
    8. -Must operate from a strengths based perspective and have excellent engagement skills.
    9. -Must have excellent assessment skills and verbal summarization skills.
    10. -Crisis de-escalation skills and knowledge of community resources a plus.
    11. -Must be able to provide a safe environment to permit communication during conferences, assist in assessing and addressing safety risks.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Requirements:

      MSW.

      LMSW preferred.

      Knowledge of the child welfare system.

      Prior participation in FTCs a plus.

      Completion of Family Team Conference Integrated Training through ACS a plus.

      Individuals who are willing to complete the 4 day training for the position may apply.

      When applying, indicate “Per Diem Family Team Conference Facilitator” 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

  • Associate Executive Director of Programs

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children (NAC) is a health and social service agency in NYC that provides innovative, high-quality services in support of birth, foster and adoptive families who are caring for children with special medical needs at home.
    2. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for an Associate Executive Director of Programs.
    3. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, you will provide general oversight of the administrative and clinical services of the following departments/programs: Special Medical & Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption, Bridges to Health (B2H), Educational Services, and Agency-wide Training. In addition, you will work with the executive staff to develop and design effective strategic plans for the Agency.
    4. NAC offers a salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.
    5. Midtown Manhattan location.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Master’s Degree in Social Work & LCSW required.

      Minimum of 15 years related management experience in child welfare or family service agency.

      Knowledge of NYC foster care and adoption system.

      Knowledge of disability, chronic illness and mental health issues.

      When applying, indicate “Associate Executive Director of Programs” 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, 6th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      E-mail: 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 Homefinder/Social Worker

  • Department: Foster Care and Adoption Program

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Key Responsibilities:
    2. 1. To assess and prepare prospective foster/adoptive families who will provide homes for children in need. Facilitates the matching process of children referred for placement with the most appropriate family.
    3. 2. Collaborates with agency Recruiter to identify prospective families through community outreach, recruitment fairs, and orientation programs.
    4. 3. Assesses foster parent applicants for their potential suitability as a foster/adoptive parent through in home and office interviews to all household members.
    5. 4. Co-trains prospective foster families in approved pre-certification training curriculum and assists Foster Parent Trainer in ongoing recertification foster parent training for licensed foster parents as necessary.
    6. 5. Completes all ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation in foster parent records conforms to agency, City and State regulatory requirements.
    7. 6. Maintains caseload through CONNECTIONS, including bed availability, training, and annual re-certification of assigned families. Maintains hard copy of foster parent records.
    8. 7. Accepts referrals for placement and facilitates appropriate placements into certified homes.
    9. 8. Participates in Family Team Conferences and Case Reviews as needed.
    10. 9. Responsible for 24-hour on-call duty coverage on a rotating basis.
    11. 10. May provide individual therapy and/or group work services as assigned.
    12. 11. May be asked to assist other units on an as needed basis.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Minimum Requirements:

      MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW preferred.

      Child Welfare experience; prior work in foster care preferred.

      Prior experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds.

      Comprehensive oral and written Spanish language skills required.

      When applying, indicate “Bilingual Homefinder/Social Worker” 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


  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Delivers mental health treatment services in Article 31 Mental Health Clinic Program located within New Alternatives for Children (NAC), a highly regarded child welfare agency serving children who are medically complex and/or have developmental disabilities and their families. Provides individual, collateral and group psychotherapy; intake and assessment; and crisis intervention. Collaborates closely with clients’ assigned social workers working in Foster Care, Preventive Services and NAC’s other child welfare departments, as well as professional staff in the agency’s social and support services departments. Practices within NAC’s integrated medical and mental health service delivery system, consulting with psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatrician and nurses.
    Duties:
    1. • Provides psychotherapy sessions to clients in NAC’s Mental Health Clinic, including individual and collateral sessions;
    2. • Conducts mental health assessments and develops treatment plans & quarterly treatment plan reviews;
    3. • Completes all required documentation including, but not limited to, contact forms, progress notes, treatment plans/reviews, psychosocial assessments, anecdotal notations and other documentation as needed within prescribed timeframes;
    4. • Works with the NAC multidisciplinary team, the client’s family, and other service providers in the community as appropriate, to meet treatment goals and assure continuity of care; and
    5. • Performs all duties in accordance with local, state and federal regulations, with NAC’s Mental Health Clinic Treatment Program Policy & Procedures Manual, and according to regulations of Managed Care providers.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS:

      LCSW, LMSW, LMHC or licensed psychologist with prior experience working with underserved children and their families in an Article 31 or other community-based outpatient mental health clinic. Should have experience treating children who have experienced trauma or those involved in the child welfare system. Bilingual (Spanish-English) highly desirable as is prior experience working with children on the autism spectrum. CASAC training and substance use treatment a plus. Valid NYS license required.

      HOURS:

      Work 35 hours/week, including Saturdays (required) and some evenings. Placement at NAC’s Bronx satellite clinic several days per week may be required.

      When applying, indicate “Full-Time Psychotherapist” 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

  • Bronx Bilingual Social Worker, Healthy @ Home Program

  • Department: Healthy @ Home

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Bi-lingual Social Worker position in the agency's Healthy @ Home Program at our new Bronx satellite office located at 1775 Grand Concourse. The Healthy @ Home Program is a comprehensive and multifaceted program that is designed to improve access to health, mental health and social services to families caring for children and youth with complex medical conditions. Families will receive support to deal with the range of feelings and concerns associated with caring for a medically fragile child.
    Duties:
    1. Social Worker will provide the following services:
    2. •Home Visits to facilitate engagement, provide family support, counseling, opportunities to observe family interaction; reach out to families that are isolated, promote positive parent interactions & promote safety in the home;
    3. •Case Management services for families to promote support and improve the well-being of each family member ( index-child, siblings, parents & caretakers);
    4. •Carry a caseload of at least 15 families;
    5. •Conduct Home visits within the NYC 5 boroughs;
    6. •Conduct Psychosocial assessments, which includes trauma screening;
    7. •Service planning & Goal Setting;
    8. •Service plan implementation;
    9. •Service coordination, monitoring & follow-up;
    10. •On-going reassessment of clients’ needs;
    11. •Crisis Intervention;
    12. •Advocacy;
    13. •Assistance with benefits & entitlements;
    14. •Interface with Community Physicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social workers, School Teachers and Staff, Home Care agencies, Hospitals, Palliative/Hospice Agencies, Community Clinics, Administration for Children Services, and the like;
    15. •Complete continued education as required by NYS Office of Professions;
    16. •Weekly Supervision;
    17. •Participate in Staff Meetings;
    18. •Participate in Interdisciplinary meetings and case reviews.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Social Work degree required. LMSW preferred.

      Experience in working with children living with medical complexities and their families. Ability to easily engage individuals of all backgrounds and socio-economic status.

      Bilingual (Spanish) is required.

      When applying, indicate “Bronx Bilingual Social Worker, Healthy @ Home 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

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

  • Housing Coordinator

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Under the supervisor of the Director of Resources, Advocacy & Homelessness Prevention, NAC’s Housing Coordinator will:
    2. Build and maintain a list of Landlords, Brokers and housing complexes in all 5 borough and assist these clients to secure housing. This will include in-person advocacy and relationship building in all 5 boroughs, “cold calls” and walk-ins meetings with Brokers and apartment complexes.
    3. Locating apartments near the Bronx NAC office for clients.
    4. Assist clients with their housing search via the internet & NAC contacts. This includes helping to schedule meetings with Brokers and/or landlords and attending those meeting with clients.
    5. Assist youth in the Foster Care & Adoption Department with the housing applications, advocacy and follow up to ensure they receive housing before they age or sign out of Foster Care. This includes assistance via NYCHA, Supportive Housing and Market Rate Apartment as well as liaising with NAC’s Grant coordinator & Resource Specialist to ensure the youth has furniture and any other emergency housing needs.
    6. Assist clients with applications to HRA’s Shelter Allowance, Family Eviction Prevention Services (FEPS), ACS Prevention Subsidy, NAC housing grants and other housing programs.
    7. Maintain up to date knowledge of NYC’s various housing programs including NYCHA, Section 8, LINC, Supportive Housing, TBRA, Housing Lottery Program, Mitchell Lama, and market rate apartments.
    8. Assist in-person with Housing Court cases (Arrears, Holdover and Housing Preservation) in all 5 boroughs and connect clients to funders and subsidy programs to assist with ongoing rent as well as rent arrears as needed.
    9. Laisse with HPD, HUD, NYCHA, Homebase as needed to advocate for housing and expedite applications.
    10. Maintain knowledge of NYC’s Housing Court process.
    11. Escort clients to the PATH shelter and assist with intake and advocacy when they are entering the shelter system.
    12. Reports to the Director of Resources, Advocacy & Homelessness prevention
    13. When applying, indicate “Housing Coordinator” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:
    14. Mary Ann Code
    15. Human Resources Department
    16. New Alternatives for Children
    17. 37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor
    18. New York, NY 10010
    19. Fax: 212-545-7375
    20. Phone: 212-994-7938
    21. Email: HR@nackidscan.org
    22. To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org
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    Minimum Requirements:
      Salary:

    1. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Manhattan

    2. Full 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 “Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - 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

    3. Behavioral Recreation Specialist

    4. Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. Title: Behavioral Recreation Specialist
      2. Fulltime position: 35 hours per week (Tuesday – Saturday)
      3. Supervisor: Reports to Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Coordinator
      4. Organization: The Behavioral Recreation Specialist will report to the ASD Program Coordinator and work out of the new state of the art Comprehensive Healthcare Center (CHC) located at New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC), an award winning child welfare agency with 35 years of experience exclusively serving children with complex, chronic medical conditions and co-occurring mental health challenges and their families. NAC’s on-site CHC includes Article 31 and Article 28 clinics and delivers a range of integrated interdisciplinary medical and mental health services. The hallmark of the agency is assuring quality professional and strength-based services to children and families involved in the child welfare system. The organization is located in midtown Manhattan with a new satellite office in the Bronx.
      5. Responsibility: Performs administrative and hands-on service delivery pertaining to the provision of recreational and socialization services to children and young adults with chronic medical conditions and co-occurring mental health challenges, including but not limited to autism spectrum disorders, and their families.
      Duties:
      1. Research and lead planning/coordination for ASD specific trips/events as per ASD grant requirements
      2. Assist in information gathering from Education and Recreation for monthly reports
      3. Assist in Social Skills groups (including Saturdays)
      4. Assist in making ABA based materials and visuals as per Treatment plans
      5. Assist in planning activities for Social Skills groups
      6. Assist in coordinating Education and Recreation services for ASD clients
      7. Assist ASD Program Coordinator in applying for OPWDD services for clients
      8. Assist ASD Program Coordinator in finding and securing OPWDD services for eligible clients
      9. Work 1:1 with ASD clients as an ABA Therapist and maintain data for assigned ASD clients
      10. Attend outreach events with
      11. or in place of ASD Program Coordinator to recruit clients
      12. Follow up with clients who have shown interest in ASD program services
      13. Organize and maintain client files (in accordance to grant regulations, agency regulations, and insurance regulations).
      14. Maintain client attendance logs in Evolv (Electronic Health Record)
      15. Write individual client notes
      16. Assist in any other task as assigned by ASD Program Coordinator in order to meet the needs of the ASD Program grant.
      17. Oversee 8th Floor waiting area to maintain organization of Play Room (toys, games, etc.)
      18. Interact with and provide recreational support for children who are in the waiting area
      19. Intervene when needed if a child becomes upset or intrusive to others in the waiting area by providing recreational support
      20. Organize play, art and music activities for children in the 8th floor Play Room
      21. Stock toys in the playroom that are appropriate for a range of ages
      22. Keep toys and games organized and presentable at all times, when not in use
      23. Other tasks as may reasonably be required to meet the needs of the program and fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
      Minimum Requirements:
        Minimum Requirements:

        Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology or Social Work. Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred. Requires a minimum of 1 year experience working with children and young adults. Requires 1 year minimum experience in coordination, administrative duties or case planning. Experience working with children and young adults who have an autism diagnosis preferred. Knowledge of and training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) preferred.

        These statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

        When applying, indicate “Behavioral Recreation Specialist” 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

    5. Family Team Conference (FTC) Coordinator

    6. Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. TITLE:
      2. Family Team Conference (FTC) Coordinator
      3. SUPERVISOR:
      4. Director of Foster Care and Adoption
      5. RESPONSIBILITY:
      6. Clinical and administrative oversight of the FTC services for NAC's Foster Care and Preventive Services programs, supervision of FTC Facilitators and liaison with ACS Family Permanency Services concerning Family Team Conferencing.
      Duties:
      1. DUTIES:
      2. • Responsible for ensuring that all family team conferences are held.
      3. • Facilitates family team conferences, as well as holds pre-conferences with the case planning team.
      4. • Supervises all agency Foster Care Per Diem FTC Facilitators.
      5. • Communicates with and monitors the Administrative Assistant around FTC duties which include creating the monthly FTC schedule, ensuring that outreach letters are sent to all family team conference participants, scheduling space for conferences, making Facilitator assignments, making Interpreter assignments, obtaining supplies, and facilitating any other special needs requests.
      6. • Serve as FTC liaison between NAC and ACS, scheduling quarterly meetings with ACS, requesting ACS facilitators for “critical” conferences, and facilitating communication around any interagency FTC concerns.
      7. • Responsible for external reports to ACS.
      8. • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring that all agency facilitated FTC documentation is entered in to CONNECTIONS.
      9. • Responsible for Quality Improvement activities related to Family Team Conferencing (monitors the quality of the FTC summaries and outcomes).
      10. • Collects statistical data on Family Team Conferences.
      11. • Provides ongoing education to clients and staff on Family Team Conferencing.
      12. • Additional duties as assigned, based on the needs of the Foster Care Department/agency.
      Minimum Requirements:
        QUALIFICATIONS:

        LMSW degree (LCSW preferred); from 3 to 5 years of documented, relevant experience in a child welfare environment; knowledge of NYC Children’s Services Family Team Conferencing Model and will be FTC trained or eligible to be trained; strong clinical skills and strengths based perspective; knowledge of core principles and standards for child welfare practices, ACS and OCFS regulatory standards; strong organizational and administrative skills; Bilingual a plus.

        HOURS:

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

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

        Mary Ann Code

        Human Resources Department

        New Alternatives for Children

        37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

        New York, NY 10010

        Fax: 212-545-7375

        Phone: 212-994-7938

        Email: HR@nackidscan.org

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

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

    7. Development Database & Information Manager

    8. Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. SUPERVISOR:
      2. Development Director
      3. This position will work collaboratively with the Development Director, Assistant Director of Development, Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and Development Associates.
      4. RESPONSIBILITY: To ensure the accurate and timely entry and maintenance of information in Donor Perfect which is used to track donors, donations and other development-related information in support of fundraising, communications and events management efforts of the agency.
      5. Responsible for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the database structure; proper use of Donor Perfect by other staff; generating accurate reports and targeted mailing lists; analysis of donor data; playing an integral role in the implementation of special events/projects; and assistance with the Development Department’s functions, including management of all additional information both hard copy and digital.
      Duties:
      1. • Database Management: Enter and maintain records in Donor Perfect database, including but not limited to individual donations, donor information, donor prospects, foundations and grant related records, politicians, and event registration. Establish efficient record keeping systems; process gifts; generate acknowledgement letters and pledge reminders. Document all standard procedures and rules so as to ensure the uniformity and integrity of the data. Serve as the NAC Donor Perfect \"expert\" and train other staff in the proper use of Donor Perfect.
      2. Enforce policies for data integrity and security.
      3. Manage database projects including but not limited to centralizing data, strengthening data integrations, and conducting data migration. Manage existing codes and tables in Donor Perfect database; adding new ones as strategies dictate.
      4. • Reports & Analytics: Prepare all queries and generate reports, including report templates and mailing lists as scheduled or requested.
      5. Provide information about donors to serve the needs of additional users.
      6. Together with Development staff, determine segmentation and target audience for fundraising campaigns and events.
      7. • Events: Collaborate with the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director in registration and donor management of event guests for NAC’s Annual Gala, Women’s Luncheon and other special events.
      8. Assist with other aspects of event planning.
      9. Maintain an Annual Calendar of Fundraising Events, Cultivation Events, and Direct Mail Solicitations.
      10. Attend events as requested.
      11. • Other Development Department Tasks: Take charge of development filing and organization including archiving and purging of outdated materials.
      12. Also, be responsible for storage of development materials and publications.
      13. Oversee bulk mailing and mailing of special appeals, annual reports, and invitations for special guests (foundation, other agency and government personnel) to NAC agency functions.
      14. Processing of any other development-related matters as needed for the Development Department. Work collaboratively with Executive Assistant to the Executive Director (ED) to assist ED when needed.
      Minimum Requirements:
        QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor\'s degree required.

        Must be proficient in Donor Perfect software or similar platforms, including experience performing queries and analytical reports. Aptitude for the management and effective use of information systems in support of a development program.

        Have excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, as well as possess analytical, creative problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented.

        Superior computer literacy in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

        An interest in nonprofit fundraising and health and social services for children and families is desired. Creative, innovative, enthusiastic, flexible, high-energy and positive attitude a major plus.

        SALARY:

        Depending on experience plus benefits

        HOURS:

        35 hours per week, generally 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Occasional evening or weekend work required leading up to large events and two Saturdays per year for agency-wide special events.

        When applying, indicate “Development Database & Information Manager” 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

    9. Social Worker - Kinship Caregiver Program

    10. Department: Kinship Caregiver 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 qualified social workers to work in our Kinship Care Program. Our Kinship Care Program is designed to deliver a range of clinical, case management and supportive services to Kinship care providers and the children that they are caring for. The goal of this program is to ensure that Kinship families receive appropriate services to meet their children’s educational, physical, social/emotional development, and mental health needs.
      2. Applicants must be strength-based, culturally competent and committed to family preservation and resilience. This is a home and community-based program.
      3. Title: Social Worker
      4. Department:
      5. Kinship Caregiver Program
      6. Location: 37 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
      7. Responsibilities:
      8. • Provides comprehensive psychosocial needs assessment;
      9. • Provides trauma-assessment/screening;
      10. • Provides family-centered, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities, conducts home visits;
      11. • Participates as a team member in weekly case review meetings;
      12. • 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;
      13. • Provides case coordination with hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and community-based organizations;
      14. • Provides Information, referral and advocacy services;
      15. • Provides education support, intervention and advocacy;
      16. • Ensures adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; completes all required documentation in our behavioral health record.
      17. • 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 and/or LCSW required.

        • Knowledge or prior experience in child welfare and the unique needs of Kinship families with 3- 5 years of experience preferred; new graduates with strong child welfare experience will be considered.

        • 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

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

    11. Social Worker – Preventive Services (Staten Island)

    12. 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

    13. Saturday Supervisor

    14. 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

    15. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Bronx

    16. 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 “Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Bronx” 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

    17. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Queens

    18. 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.

        When applying, indicate “Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Queens” 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

    19. Foster Parent Recruiter

    20. 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

    21. Social Worker - Regional Permanency Center

    22. 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

    23. Pediatric Nurse, RN - Bridges to Health (B2H)

    24. 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

    25. Bilingual Prevention Social Work Supervisor (Bronx)

    26. 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

    27. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Staten Island

    28. 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

    29. Bilingual Social Worker (Foster Care and Adoption)

    30. 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

    31. Care Manager

    32. 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

    33. Music Therapist, LCAT

    34. Department: Mental Health Clinic

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. Bring the world of music to a vulnerable inner city population. Join our dynamic team
      2. of creative professionals to establish a diverse music program within an established agency for
      3. recreational, educational and therapeutic purposes. Generate interest and excitement for a variety of
      4. group activities, individual instruction and therapy. Partner with community organizations to bring the
      5. 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
      2. music program including group and individual activities, music therapy, recreational and
      3. educational music experiences, and collaboration with community organizations to bring other
      4. musical experiences to agency children.
      5. -Provide music therapy interventions within an established A31 mental health clinic, using best
      6. practices and completing required documentation in a timely and professional manner.
      7. -Participate in our multi-disciplinary clinical supervision, innovative departmental trainings, and
      8. supportive peer environment.
      9. -Work with other departments to recruit music program participants, organize transportation,
      10. implement events and collect feedback for music activities and groups.
      11. -Gather case material or program evaluation material to culminate in an effort to publish a
      12. paper on the benefits of the program through improving some aspect of participant wellness.
      13. -Order, manage and maintain musical instruments and associated supplies.
      14. -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.

        HOURS:

        Work hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 – 7:00, Saturday 9:00 – 4:00

        When applying, indicate “Music Therapist” 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

    35. Transportation Supervisor

    36. 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

    37. Behavior Specialist Supervisor

    38. 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

    39. Social Worker - Prevention Services (Bronx)

    40. 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

    41. Van Driver

    42. 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

    43. Social Work Supervisor - Foster Care and Adoption

    44. Department: Foster Care and Adoption

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. 1.
      2. Reports to the Director of Specialized Foster Care, and supervises four (4) MSW level foster care and adoption social workers.
      3. 2.
      4. Ensures that social workers are conducting permanency planning activities in an appropriate and timely manner; ensures that workers are identifying the needs of each case, and are either providing directly or are accessing the entire range of clinical and concrete services that the case requires.
      5. 3. Assists supervisees in prioritizing workloads.
      6. 4. Ensures that social workers are meeting all ACS and NAC mandates and paperwork requirements.
      7. 5.
      8. Attends Family Team Conferences, Service Plan Reviews, and Case Reviews.
      9. 6.
      10. Prepares social workers for court proceedings, and be willing to testify.
      11. 7.
      12. Works collaboratively with colleagues in an interdisciplinary team model.
      13. 8. Ensures supervisees’ adherence to all agency personnel policies and procedures.
      14. 9. Has responsibility on a rotating basis for 24 hour on-call duty and Saturday office administrative coverage.
      Minimum Requirements:
        1. MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW and/or LCSW required

        2. 4+ years post-graduate experience.

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

        4. Prior experience in child welfare required.

        5. Knowledge of health-related factors in working with physically disabled and/or chronically ill children, as well as experience in the area of child development.

        6. Excellent clinical skills.

        7. Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills.

        8. Bilingual -Spanish a plus.

        When applying, indicate “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

    45. Bronx Social Worker, Healthy @ Home Program

    46. Department: Healthy@Home

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Social Worker position in the agency's Healthy @ Home Program at our new Bronx satellite office located at 1775 Grand Concourse. The Healthy @ Home Program is a comprehensive and multifaceted program that is designed to improve access to health, mental health and social services to families caring for children and youth with complex medical conditions. Families will receive support to deal with the range of feelings and concerns associated with caring for a medically fragile child.
      Duties:
      1. Social Worker will provide the following services:
      2. • Home Visits to facilitate engagement, provide family support, counseling, opportunities to observe family interaction; reach out to families that are isolated, promote positive parent interactions & promote safety in the home;
      3. • Case Management services for families to promote support and improve the well-being of each family member ( index-child, siblings, parents & caretakers);
      4. • Carry a caseload of at least 15 families;
      5. • Conduct Home visits within the NYC 5 boroughs;
      6. • Conduct Psychosocial assessments, which includes trauma screening;
      7. • Service planning & Goal Setting;
      8. • Service plan implementation;
      9. • Service coordination, monitoring & follow-up;
      10. • On-going reassessment of clients’ needs;
      11. • Crisis Intervention;
      12. • Advocacy;
      13. • Assistance with benefits & entitlements;
      14. • Interface with Community Physicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social workers, School Teachers and Staff, Home Care agencies, Hospitals, Palliative/Hospice Agencies, Community Clinics, Administration for Children Services, and the like;
      15. • Complete continued education as required by NYS Office of Professions;
      16. • Weekly Supervision;
      17. • Participate in Staff Meetings;
      18. • Participate in Interdisciplinary meetings and case reviews.
      Minimum Requirements:
        QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Social Work degree required. LMSW preferred.

        Experience in working with children living with medical complexities and their families. Ability to easily engage individuals of all backgrounds and socio-economic status.

        When applying, indicate “Bronx Social Worker, Healthy @ Home 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

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

    47. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Brooklyn

    48. 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.
      2. Key Responsibilities:
      3. • Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
      4. • Provides a variety of waiver services to youth and family, including Family/Caregiver Supports and Services, Skill Building, Special Needs Advocacy, Crisis Avoidance and Response Services, Intensive In-home Supports, Planned Respite, Prevocational Support and Supportive Employment. Services assigned will depend on education, experience, and availability.
      5. • Develops Detailed Service Plan goals, and if providing higher level services, are responsible for full completion of these plans every 6 months. Reports on progress towards these at service plan reviews and team meetings.
      6. • Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
      7. • Offers availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (some services are also available during weekday daytime hours.) Maintains a consistent and regular schedule with clients.
      8. • Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours
      9. • Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
      Minimum Requirements:
        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.

        When applying, indicate “Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Brooklyn” 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

    49. Per Diem Mobile Medical Unit Driver

    50. 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

    51. Bilingual Social Worker (Preventive Services) (BRONX)

    52. 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

    53. Full-Time Psychotherapist

    54. Department: Article 31 Mental Health Clinic

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. Delivers mental health treatment services in Article 31 Mental Health Clinic Program located within New Alternatives for Children (NAC), a highly regarded child welfare agency serving children who are medically complex and/or have developmental disabilities and their families. Provides individual, collateral and group psychotherapy; intake and assessment; and crisis intervention. Collaborates closely with clients’ assigned social workers working in Foster Care, Preventive Services and NAC’s other child welfare departments, as well as professional staff in the agency’s social and support services departments. Practices within NAC’s integrated medical and mental health service delivery system, consulting with psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatrician and nurses.
      Duties:
      1. • Provides psychotherapy sessions to clients in NAC’s Mental Health Clinic, including individual and collateral sessions;
      2. • Conducts mental health assessments and develops treatment plans & quarterly treatment plan reviews;
      3. • Completes all required documentation including, but not limited to, contact forms, progress notes, treatment plans/reviews, psychosocial assessments, anecdotal notations and other documentation as needed within prescribed timeframes;
      4. • Works with the NAC multidisciplinary team, the client’s family, and other service providers in the community as appropriate, to meet treatment goals and assure continuity of care; and
      5. • Performs all duties in accordance with local, state and federal regulations, with NAC’s Mental Health Clinic Treatment Program Policy & Procedures Manual, and according to regulations of Managed Care providers.
      Minimum Requirements:
        QUALIFICATIONS:

        LCSW, LMSW, LMHC or licensed psychologist with prior experience working with underserved children and their families in an Article 31 or other community-based outpatient mental health clinic. Should have experience treating children who have experienced trauma or those involved in the child welfare system. Bilingual (Spanish-English) highly desirable as is prior experience working with children on the autism spectrum. CASAC training and substance use treatment a plus. Valid NYS license required.

        HOURS:

        Work 35 hours/week, including Saturdays (required) and some evenings. Placement at NAC’s Bronx satellite clinic several days per week may be required.

        When applying, indicate “Full-Time Psychotherapist” 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

    55. Social Worker (Preventive Services) (MANHATTAN)

    56. 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

    57. Bronx Bilingual Case Associate, Healthy @ Home Program

    58. Department: Healthy @ Home

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Bi-lingual Case Associate position in the agency's Healthy @ Home Program at our new Bronx satellite office located at 1775 Grand Concourse. The Healthy @ Home Program is a comprehensive and multifaceted program that is designed to improve access to health, mental health and social services to families caring for children and youth with complex medical conditions. Families will receive support to deal with the range of feelings and concerns associated with caring for a medically fragile child.
      2. Title: Bilingual Case Associate
      3. Department: Healthy @ Home
      4. Reports To: Healthy @ Home Supervisor
      5. Essential Duties:
      6. 1. Assist social workers in the Healthy @ Home programs with casework activities and administrative case related tasks.
      7. 2. Provide supportive casework counseling to parents and children as directed by social workers and in accordance with the family assessment and client goals.
      8. 3. Accompany parents to NAC and community appointments to advocate for services and resources.
      9. 4. Accompany family and children to programs and services to support community inclusion.
      10. 5. Provide parent education services to assist families with in-home structure and parent-child interactions.
      11. 6. Participate in agency team meetings, case reviews, weekly supervisory sessions and clinical trainings.
      12. 7. Complete case notes for client contacts in accordance with program and agency requirements.
      Minimum Requirements:
        Qualifications:

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

        2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

        4. Experience working with children with medical complexities or related field is desirable.

        5. Bilingual in Spanish required.

        When applying, indicate “Bronx Bilingual Case Associate, Healthy @ Home 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

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

    59. Social Worker (Foster Care & Adoption Program)

    60. Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. 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
      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, Spanish speaking candidates and/or those with relevant professional experiences will receive a salary differential.

    61. Education Specialist

    62. Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an innovative and comprehensive child welfare and social services agency that provides essential support to families with at least one family member who has a disability and/or chronic medical condition. Children and their families enter into NAC’s services through the city’s foster care system, preventive services, or by way of community referral. All of our clients have access to a wide array of services including intensive, multi-faceted support for children’s educational needs.
      2. As such, NAC is looking for a creative problem solver to join a fun, hardworking team as an Education Specialist for early childhood who will support families from all of NAC programs in wide-ranging school/schooling related matters. Additionally, the Education Specialist will assist in the development and delivery of opportunities related to the promotion of caregiver and student self-advocacy and empowerment.
      3. Responsibilities of the Education Specialist for early childhood:
      4. • Primary responsibility is to support NAC families in accessing appropriate educational and developmental services and to support tutoring services at the Bronx and Manhattan offices.
      5. • Report to the assistant director of education.
      6. • 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.
      7. • Coordinate with early intervention and preschool special education service providers.*
      8. • Liaise with school staff and city agency officials and offices to ensure school/program compliance with federal, state and city laws and regulations.*
      9. • Work with teachers and service providers on matters of academic support and related services.*
      10. • Participate in NAC case conferences, school visits, classroom observations, and IFSP/IEP meetings among other meetings, as necessary.*
      11. • Assist with and/or facilitate NAC-based programs, presentations, and workshops.
      12. • Collaborate on grant reporting and application opportunities.
      Minimum Requirements:
        Experience and Qualifications:

        • 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 Range: Based on Experience

        When applying, indicate “Educational Specialist” 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 exp.

    “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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    • NAC serves 1,400 children and their families annually
    • NAC has virtually eliminated foster care recidivism and aging-out of foster care
    • NAC prevents the placement of children in foster care for 98-99% of families served in Preventive Services

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