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:
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
- 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
37 West 26th Street, 7th floor
New York, NY, US 10010
Employment type:Full Time
Professional level:None specified
Salary:Based on Experience