Staten Island Prevention Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning not-for-profit agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, dedicated to serving children and families with medical complexities, disabilities, chronic illnesses and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician to join its Special Medical/Developmental Prevention Program.


The Prevention Program is designed to deliver a range of clinical, case management and supportive services, with the goal of helping families remain intact while ensuring caregiver’s receive the appropriate support to meet all of their children’s physical, developmental, educational, social/emotional, and mental health needs. The ideal candidate will be strength-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent and committed to family preservation and resilience. This is a home and community-based program so the candidate must be flexible with the ability to work independently and flex their hours to meet the needs of youth and parents. This position offers a highly rewarding opportunity to build strong relationships with at-risk families and an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative multidisciplinary team composed of pediatricians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinicians, education and recreation specialists, and more! 

Title of Position: Prevention Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician

Position Type: Full-time

Location: 37 W 26th St., 11th Floor | New York, NY 10010

Program: Special Medical/Developmental Preventive Services


Description of Responsibilities:

  • Provides casework and clinical services to children and families utilizing individual and family modalities. Coordinates services for a caseload of 10-11 families in Manhattan and Staten Island as recommended by NAC’s multi-disciplinary treatment team.

  • 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).
  • Conducts home and community-based visits to families.
  • Ensures adherence to agency policies and ACS regulatory requirements.
  • Makes adequate use of individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings and mental health in-services. Group supervision offered for those working toward clinical licensure. 
  • Completes ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation conforms to agency, city and state regulatory requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, nurses, education specialists and fellow social workers in a dynamic, strength-based interdisciplinary team model.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • MSW or MHC from an accredited school
  • Prior experience in preventive services, child welfare, and/or health care preferred

Required Skills:

  • A valid NYS driver’s license is required for use of the agency car; standard mileage reimbursement applies for use of a privately owned vehicle
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Strong engagement skills
  • Self-awareness and motivation around team building
  • Proficiency in Spanish is preferred (and includes a salary differential)


For information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., including more information on employee benefits and our agency culture, visit our website at


New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

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


New Alternatives for Children

37 West 26th Street, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10010

FAX: 212-994-3003