Bilingual Social Worker Foster Care and Adoption Department

  • New York, NY, US

When applying, indicate "Bilingual Social Worker Foster Care and Adoption Department" 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"

New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a not-for-profit health and child welfare agency in Midtown Manhattan that provides comprehensive family support services for medically fragile children and their siblings. We are currently seeking master-level social workers to join our innovative foster care and adoption program serving medically fragile children. Interested candidates will be exposed to a supportive and dynamic multi-disciplinary environment where they will receive extensive clinical supervision and training.

Below is a description of the key responsibilities and minimum requirements needed for this position:

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

New Alternatives for Children of New York City

Areas of focus:

  • 37 West 26th Street, 7th floor
    New York, NY, US 10010
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New Alternatives for Children of New York City

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