Social Worker, Prevention Services (Manhattan)

Job Type

Full Time




37 West 26th Street, 7th floor
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 us in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Social Worker in our Prevention Program (Manhattan location) who is committed to keeping children safe and families intact. The Prevention Program is designed to deliver a range of clinical, case management and supportive services with the goal of ensuring that families receive appropriate support to meet 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 comprised of pediatricians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, educational, recreation, resource specialists, and more!


Job Description

Title:              Social Worker

Department:  Special Medical/Developmental Prevention Services


Location:                  Manhattan Office

                                   37 W 26th St., 6th Floor

                                   Manhattan, NY 10010



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

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).

3. Conducts home and community-based visits to families.

4. Ensures adherence to agency policies and ACS regulatory requirements.

5. 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. 

6. Completes ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation conforms to agency, city and state regulatory requirements.

7. Works collaboratively with psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, nurses, education specialists and fellow social workers in a dynamic, strength-based interdisciplinary team model.


Minimum Requirements:

1. MSW or MHC from an accredited school; LMSW or LMHC required within 6 months of employment.

2. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred (and includes a salary differential)

3. Prior experience in preventive services, child welfare, and/or health care preferred.

4. Work hours generally 9-5; but may require one evening or more for clients who need to be seen after 5 p.m.

Please indicate "Social Worker, Prevention Services (Manhattan)" in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Mary Ann Code

Human Resources Department

New Alternatives for Children

37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10010

eFax: 929-273-7865

Phone: 212-994-7938


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


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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