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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: 212-696-1602


WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY

  • Per-Diem Family Support Specialist

  • Department: Family Support Services

    Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. The Family Support Specialist supports the agency by supervising family visits in the foster care program and offering diversified recreation activities, groups and special events. (S)he has knowledge of the organization and the function of the department and its policies and procedures.
    2. This position supports N.A.C.’s mission to provide the highest quality care by complying with regulatory guidelines and meeting agency standards.
    3. Title: Family Support Specialist (Per Diem)
    4. Reports To:Family Support Services Supervisor
    Duties:
    1. Responsibilities:
    2. •Supervise children and families during foster care visits and Mental Health Services in both the Bronx and Manhattan locations. .
    3. •Appropriately and consistently document and otherwise communicate feedback regarding family visits and recreation activities.
    4. •Assist Recreation staff with planning and overseeing trips, groups and special events.
    5. •Ensure that appropriate written records are kept about trips, activities and services.
    6. •Could be called upon to act as a chaperone on NAC vans for transportation to and from
    7. clients home, as well as the agency.
    8. •Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.
    9. •Supports after school program which may include: homework help, light snacks, provide developmentally appropriate activities, etc.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Requirements:

      •College level course work in psychology, social work or other relevant field preferred.

      •Experience working with children with disabilities or medical conditions and their families.

      •Familiarity with New York City and the diverse recreational opportunities that exist here.

      •Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule – particularly evenings and Saturdays.

      •CPR and first aid training are required prior to or immediately following employment.

      •Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.

      •ABA/RBT training is a plus.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Per-Diem Family Support Specialist “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Behavior Specialist

  • Department: Foster Care & Adoption

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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. NAC is currently seeking qualified social workers to work as a Behavior Specialist in the Foster Care and Adoption.
    2. Reports to: Director of Treatment Family Foster Care
    Duties:
    1. Responsibilities:
    2. -Maintains a maximum caseload of eight children.
    3. -Works directly with the child to develop his/her social and academic skills to promote special talents, interests, and recreational pursuits with the child.
    4. -Develops a behavioral plan and /or contract with input from the child, foster parent(s) and birth family to optimize the child’s functioning and mental health in the family and community.
    5. -Develops a recreational plan in conjunction with the foster parent on each child on his/her caseload.
    6. -Identifies community resources for the child
    7. -Advocates for the child within his/her school. This includes providing technical assistance to the classroom teacher and paraprofessional (if applicable) using the ABC model. This also includes coordination with NAC’s Education Department.
    8. -Maintains accurate and timely record keeping.
    9. -Facilitates and supervises visits between the child and birth family on a prearranged schedule.
    10. -Maintains weekly face to face contact with the foster parent and child in the foster home or community. Two face to face contacts per month must be in the foster home.
    11. -Maintains weekly phone contact with the foster parent.
    12. -Participates in all family-team conferences regarding their case load.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Minimum Requirements:

      -A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, special education, or related human service field is required.

      -Direct experience working with children is required.

      -Experience working with emotionally disturbed children is preferred.

      -Effective behavior analysis, conflict resolution, and crisis intervention skills are valuable.

      -The ability to serve as a possible role model to children is necessary.

      -Knowledge of health-related factors in working with physically disabled and/or chronically ill children who have psychiatric diagnoses is valuable.

      -Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills are essential.

      -Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Please indicate " Behavior Specialist " 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: www.nackidscan.org

      New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity, entity and inclusion.
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Resource Specialist

  • Department: Resource Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Resource Specialist to join its Resource Department.
    2. Department/Program:
    3. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of NAC’s Resource Department, learn about NYC resources and entitlements, and receive excellent supervision while working directly with our client, both in the field and in the office.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. Maintain knowledge of New York City’s many entitlement and resource programs available to NAC’s clients and the general population including but not limited to:
    3. •HRA services, Medicaid, Social Security, Mental Health, Office of Vital Records document request, locating camps.
    4. •Ability to meet with clients in the office and the field to advocate as needed.
    5. •Act as an advocate in all types of courts including Criminal, Housing and Family.
    6. •Building and maintaining relationships with community funders of our food pantry, legal assistance groups, and advocacy organizations including attending Policy meetings when possible.
    7. •Maintain and distributing food to NAC clients and the community from NAC’s Food Pantry
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education:

      •Master Social Worker

      Required Skills:

      •General knowledge of housing programs and housing court.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Resource Specialist “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Social Worker -Mental Health Counselor Bronx

  • Department: Prevention Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 Counselor to join its Special Medical/Developmental Prevention Program.
    2. The Prevention Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor will provide case management and supportive services to NYC families, 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!
    3. Title of Position: Prevention Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor
    4. Position Type: Full-time
    5. Location: 1775 Grand Concourse, Suite 703 | Bronx, NY 10453
    6. Program: Special Medical/Developmental Preventive Services
    Duties:
    1. Essential Functions
    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.
    8. Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor Responsibility:
    9. •Provides casework and clinical services to children and families utilizing individual and family modalities.
    10. Coordinates services for a caseload of 10-11 families as recommended by NAC’s multi-disciplinary treatment team.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •MSW or MHC from an accredited school

      Preferred Education and Experience:

      •Prior experience in preventive services or child welfare is preferred

      •Knowledge of city-wide community resources and housing and entitlement systems a plus

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

      Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

      Must have excellent computer literacy including Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as experience in navigating proprietary online systems and online research.

      How to Apply

      Please indicate “Social Worker/ Mental Health Counselor - Bronx “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

      Email : hr@nackidscan.org

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Office Assistant (Part Time – 28hrs/week)

  • Department: Office Management

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. General Purpose: Assistant to the Office Management Department in all aspects of Office Maintenance and Administration.
    2. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    3. General Office Maintenance and minor repairs
    4. Light carpentry and painting
    5. Bank Errands
    6. Deliveries/Pick-Ups
    7. Process Office Service Request Forms
    8. Furniture Moving
    9. Reception Coverage
    10. Generate Staff/Foster Parent IDs
    11. Making Copies/Distribution
    12. Mailroom Maintenance
    13. Mail Distribution (all floors)
    14. Postage Meter Maintenance
    15. Events/Meeting Set-up
    16. Equipment Maintenance
    17. Supplies/Order and take inventory
    18. Collecting paper from offices to be shredded
    19. Inter-Office Mail Distribution
    20. 12th Floor Storage Up-Keep
    21. Ability to troubleshoot office machines
    22. Key handling; for various offices and closets
    23. Mail runs, and take over-night mail to the nearest
    24. UPS drop off box.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Replenishes toilet paper, hand soap, c-fold towels, disinfecting wipes and vinyl gloves
    3. •Organizes the closet’s
    4. •Breaks down boxes
    5. •Inspect and maintain the air conditioning rooms
    6. •Cleans up spills, floods, cleans the tables, disinfects office areas
    7. •Inventory and store supplies such as; paper towels, soap, napkins, toilet tissue, paper cups, c-fold towels and other products
    8. •Event/Conference room Set-up
    9. •Other duties as needed
    Minimum Requirements:
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      •Skilled in basic handyman work and office assistance.

      •Able to manage a mid to large phone console(s); able to work independently; works well under pressure; legible handwriting; and excellent organization, problem-solving and communication skills.

      •Have the ability to follow written and oral instructions effectively and the ability to communicate within a team setting.

      Education and/or Training (Minimum Qualifications for Consideration

      •Must have a High School Diploma or its equivalent.

      •Should have experience in light carpentry, painting, maintenance, minor repairs and general office procedures.

      •1-2 years of Reception experience in an office environment is helpful.

      •Must be computer literate, and have the ability to multi-task.

      •Must be detail oriented, pleasant phone manner, and proficient in general office procedures and the ability to work well with the public.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Part-Time Office Assistant “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Autism Family Support Specialist

  • Department: Family Support Services

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Full Time Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Family Support Specialist to join its Family Support Services Department.
    2. DESCRIPTION OF DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM:
    3. The Autism Family Support Specialist supports the agency by helping to manage youngsters with challenging behaviors participating in all program related activities; supervising family visits in the Foster Care Program, specifically visits that require behavioral management; and supporting diversified recreation activities, groups and special events. S/he will become familiar and knowledgeable about the organization, the function of each department, and related policies and procedures. This position supports NAC’s mission to provide the highest quality of care by complying with regulatory guidelines and meeting child welfare industry standards.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. 1.Provide recreation and support to all NAC children, many of which have behavioral, medical or autism diagnoses.
    3. 2.Supervise family visits during afterhours and on some Saturdays.
    4. 3.Assist in groups and events as needed, on and offsite.
    5. 4.Proactively recognize behavioral challenges and react according to each child’s needs.
    6. 5.Plan activities in advance of visits in order to provide structure and support to each child’s unique needs.
    7. 6.Regularly collect and record data from NAC’s after school program, which includes tracking of CFTSS services in our Electronic Health Record.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

      •Must be familiar with Autism diagnosis.

      •Must have training or experience with behavioral interventions, sensory needs, communication systems, social skills interventions and basic adaptive daily living skills.

      Preferred Experience:

      •Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) trained,

      •ABA paraprofessional, experience in Special Education classroom (teacher, T.A. or paraprofessional),

      •Camp Counselor for Special Needs Children, or any related experience with children who have autism.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate "ASD Family Support Specialist –Full Time" 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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Care Manager - Bronx

  • Department: Champions for Children Health

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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.
    2. NAC is participating in the Children’s Health Home program and is seeking a qualified individual to apply for this position. 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 BILINGUAL 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.
    Duties:
    1. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    2. •Works closely with the child and their caregiver(s) as well as the child’s care team at NAC and in the community.
    3. ●Ensures required program enrollment consents are obtained from the caregiver/consenter.
    4. ●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.
    5. ●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.
    6. Based on the POC,
    7. the Care Manager is able to:
    8. A.Coordinate the enrollee’s provision of services, as per their acuity level.
    9. B.Support adherence to treatment recommendations.
    10. C.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.
    11. ●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).
    12. ●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
    13. ●Functions as an advocate for clients within the agencyand with external service providers.
    14. ●Promotes prevention and wellness care linking enrollees with resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences.
    15. ●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.
    16. ●Helps clients obtain health care services covered by Medicaid or their Managed Care Plan.
    17. ●Effectively communicates and shares information with the child and family/caregiver(s) with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences.
    18. ●Coordinates and conducts care planning meetings/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care.
    19. ●Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services.
    20. ●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.
    21. ●Attends and participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position.
    22. ●Ensures child has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT guidelines.
    23. 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.

      ●Work experience in a Bridges to Health, Care at Home, Targeted Case Management programs a plus.

      ●Bilingual Spanish

      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.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Bilingual Care Manager- BRONX “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual YouthStrong Social Worker

  • Department: Youth Development Services

    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 MSW candidates to work in our grant-funded Court-Involved Youth Mental Health Initiative, called YouthStrong. NAC’s YouthStrong program aims to prevent adolescents from becoming involved in the juvenile justice system by providing clinical mental health screenings and assessments, adolescent discussion groups, parenting skills groups, and programming support services. Applicants must be strength-based, culturally competent and committed to youth development and youth empowerment. This position supports NAC’s mission to provide the highest quality care by complying with regulatory guidelines and meeting agency standards. This position incorporates both program planning and clinical services.
    2. Location: Midtown Manhattan (37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010) and/or Bronx (1775 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10453) offices
    3. Department: Youth Development Services
    4. Hours:
    5. Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday schedule, 35 hours per week; Flexibility to work some evenings, 5-7pm; Rotation between Manhattan and Bronx offices
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Carry out programming duties for YouthStrong, a youth development program providing support to adolescents at-risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system, by planning creative educational and clinical agendas for group activities and discussion groups.
    3. •Engage with, support, and supervise 12- through 24-year-old clients, including youth involved in the foster care system, preventive services, and youth with special needs, during weekly discussion groups and educational activities and field trips.
    4. • Serve as the lead facilitator of clinical youth discussion groups centered on positive adolescent development, self-awareness, and engagement with peers.
    5. •Serve as leader of youth groups by managing staff on directives and ensuring staff are appropriately maintaining the safety and well-being of each youth participant.
    6. •Conduct intake interviews with parents of prospective clients to gather information about family history, medical conditions, and youth’s behavioral patterns to assess if youth will be a good fit for the program and to best prepare for work with the youth.
    7. •Conduct Mental Health Screenings to assess if youth are at-risk for involvement in the Criminal Justice System. Reports include CDI Children’s Depression Inventory; BASC Behavior Assessment Systems for Children; Trauma History Questionnaire; and CRAFFT.
    8. •Evaluate mental health assessments and make referrals as necessary to further support youth.
    9. •Develop topics, plan agendas, and co-facilitate monthly parent/caregiver education groups centered on building positive parenting skills and educating about adolescent development.
    10. •Collaborate with NAC staff and outside organizations to invite facilitators to present valuable information to parents/caregivers.
    11. •Design and implement incentives to promote attendance and participation of both youth and parents/caregivers.
    12. •Record group notes following group activities and discussions with the children and parents.
    13. •Perform administrative duties including making weekly reminder phone calls to families, entering records into Excel database and NAC’s online portal, and preparing materials for weekly groups.
    14. •Coordinate arrangements with venues, sites, and activity locations, and manage logistics with NAC Transportation Department and other staff.
    15. •Conduct outreach both internally and within the community as a means of obtaining referrals for the program.
    16. •Conduct home visits as needed to conduct outreach and complete intake assessments.
    17. •Participate in case reviews and team meetings to collaborate about participants and ensure they are receiving appropriate services.
    18. •Serve as task supervisor for Social Work Intern(s).
    19. •Commitment to work on Saturdays for youth group activities and discussion groups.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •Master’s Degree in Social Work

      •Bilingual English and Spanish

      •Experience working with youth with disabilities and special needs and their families

      •Experience facilitating adolescent support groups

      •Experience engaging parents and caregivers

      •Excellent organizational skills and computer skills in Word, Excel and web-based information searches.

      •Ability and willingness to work a varying schedule; Tuesday through Saturday and Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and some evenings.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Please indicate “Bilingual Youth Strong- Social Worker “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Foster Family Services Social Worker

  • Department: Homefinding Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges.
    2. To assist in this mission, New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified, detail orientated, foster family services social worker looking to join our interdisciplinary team.
    Duties:
    1. Key Responsibilities:
    2. •Complete thorough assessments of prospective foster/adoptive families’ willingness and ability to provide care to children with special healthcare needs.
    3. Assessments will include all members of the household or family.
    4. •Facilitate the matching process of children referred for placement with the most appropriate family.
    5. •Collaborate with the foster parent recruiter to identify prospective families through community outreach, recruitment fairs, and orientation programs as needed.
    6. •Conduct office, home and community visits as required by each case.
    7. •Train prospective foster families in approved pre-certification training curriculum and assists with ongoing recertification foster parent training for licensed foster parents as necessary.
    8. •Complete 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.
    9. •Maintain caseload through CONNECTIONS, including bed availability, training, and annual re-certification of assigned families. Maintains hard copy of foster parent records.
    10. •Participate in individual and group supervision. Participate in agency staff meetings and clinical in-service trainings.
    11. Participates in Family Team Conferences and Case Reviews as needed.
    12. •Provide advocacy, information and referrals to other NAC departments and outside agencies as requested.
    13. •Responsible for 24-hour on-call duty coverage on a rotating basis.
    14. •May provide individual therapy and/or group work services as assigned.
    15. •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.

      •GPSII/MAPP Leader and/or Parenting Skills Training Leader Certification a plus!

      •Knowledge of health-related factors in working with medically fragile and/or chronically ill children, knowledge of mental health diagnoses, as well as experience in the area of child and adolescent development.

      •Bilingual a plus!

      Required Skills:

      •Strong clinical assessment skills

      •Strong organizational, writing, communication and time management skills

      •Desire to collaborate with an interdisciplinary-team

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Please indicate “Foster Family Services Social Worker “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Case Planner

  • Department: Foster Care & Adoption

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Bilingual Case Planner to join its Foster Care and Adoption team.
    2. Master-level Case Planner will work in a supportive, learning and dynamic multi-disciplinary environment where they will receive extensive clinical supervision with the opportunity to earn hours towards the advanced license, and training. New Alternatives offers it Case Planner s regular medical, mental health developmental disabilities workshops to support service delivery and offers approved CEU credits. Spanish speaking candidates and/or those with relevant professional experiences will receive a salary differential.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Facilitates permanency planning for all foster children and ensures that children achieve their permanency goals in as expeditious a manner as possible.
    3. •Assesses the needs of foster children and ensures that the appropriate range of clinical and concrete services is accessed as needed for each child.
    4. •Assesses the needs of birth or original caregivers and ensures that the appropriate range of clinical and concrete services is assessed; monitors clients’ attendance, progress and assesses behavior change through participation in services.
    5. •Conducts monthly face to face visits in their homes and in the community for all clients as needed.
    6. •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.
    7. •Directly provides counseling and case management services to foster children and their families.
    8. •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 including progress notes, Family Assessment Service Plans, permanency hearing and court reports.
    9. •Collaborates with NYCS staff, NYCS attorneys and NAC attorneys as needed for permanency planning and other issues.
    10. •Participates in Family Team Conferences.
    11. •Attends family court hearings.
    12. •Prepares comprehensive psycho-social reports and participates as a treatment team member in agency case review meetings.
    13. •Supervises visits between children and birth families, and arranges sibling visits.
    14. •Has responsibility for a 24-hour on-call duty and for Saturday coverage on a rotating basis.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling or a related field is required. LMSW or LMHC is preferred.

      •Prior experience working with children and families.

      Required Skills:

      •Comfortable working with medically complex, physically and/or chronically disabled children, as well as knowledge in the area of child development.

      •Bilingual in Spanish is required.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Bilingual Case Planner, Foster Care & Adoption" 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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

      For more information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., visit our website at www.nackidscan.org

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Case Associate

  • Department: Prevention Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 Bilingual Case Associate to join its Special Medical/Developmental Prevention Program.
    2. 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.
    3. The Bilingual Case Associate will assist social workers with casework activities and administrative case related tasks.
    4. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and share a commitment to family preservation and resilience.
    5. 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, social workers, mental health counselors, education and recreation specialists, and more!
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Accompany clients to appointments such as Public Assistance, Medicaid, housing court, schools, IEP meetings, and medical appointments. Provide support, advocacy, and Spanish translation as needed.
    3. •Engage and support families in bringing their children to scheduled medical visits at the agency’s Medical Clinic and Medical Mobile Unit.
    4. •Provide Spanish translation for monolingual clients interacting with non-bilingual agency staff.
    5. •Joint home visits with Master’s-level Case Planners to provide age and developmentally appropriate play with children while Case Planner speaks with parent.
    6. •Provide parent education services to assist families with in-home structure and parent-child interactions.
    7. •Contact schools, doctors, in-home service providers, mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence programs to gather ongoing information on clients’ service needs.
    8. •Assist clients in obtaining grants and benefits as needed.
    9. •Document all of the above in a state-wide computer system.
    10. •Assist with case management and case-related administrative tasks, including filing, chart reviews, and data entry using the agency’s electronic health record.
    11. •Participate in case reviews, weekly supervisory sessions, and department meetings and trainings.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field

      •Prior experience working with families in a child welfare setting is preferred

      Required Skills:

      •Bilingual in Spanish language

      •Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and engagement skills

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

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Manhattan Bilingual Case Associate “in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resource Department

      New Alternative for Children Inc.

      37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      eFax: 929-273-7865

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Child Placement Specialist

  • Department: HomeFinding Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Child Placement Specialist to join its Foster Care
    2. Home finding Department.
    3. Agency Name: New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
    4. Title of Position:
    5. Child Placement Specialist
    6. Position Type: Full-time position with flexibility to work some evenings as needed.
    7. Location: 37 West 26th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
    8. Organization/Department/Program:
    9. Foster Care- Homefinding
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Assists the foster care team with locating kinship resources for children in foster care by utilizing a combination of casework, family meetings, and technological search engines.
    3. •Works with the foster care department to preserve challenging foster care placements through family support and mediation.
    4. •Collaborates with the Homefinding and Case Planning Departments to provide ongoing support for foster parents.
    5. •Assists with the matching process between children and foster families.
    6. •Participates in family team conferences, case reviews and department meetings as needed.
    7. •Clinically assesses all intakes received from Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), in collaboration with the Homefinding staff, case planning, medical department, and mental health as appropriate.
    8. •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.
    9. •Distributes Homefinder placement/admissions and notification packets to appropriate foster care and supportive programs i.e. medical, mental health, education, etc.
    10. •Monitors ACS intranet referral portal, telephone and email correspondence assessing appropriate referrals for agency.
    11. •Co-trains prospective foster families in approved pre-certification training curriculum.
    12. •Co-facilitate foster parent support groups with the Assistant Director of Intake and Foster Parent Support.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •MSW

      •Child welfare experience preferred.

      Required Skills:

      •Willingness to develop strong relationships, and ability to demonstrate patience, compassion, and empathy for clients.

      •Ability to establish strong interpersonal skills to foster healthy and productive relationships with clients and colleagues.

      •Good mediation/conflict resolution skills.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Child Placement Specialist “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Development Associate, Institutional Giving

  • Department: Development Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Development Associate to join its Development Department.
    2. DESCRIPTION OF DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM:
    3. NAC is seeking a grant writing professional to join the Development team. The selected individual will identify government and foundation grant funding sources and write proposals for new and existing programs, as well as write grant reports, and research and track funders and potential funders.
    4. Title of Position: Development Associate, Institutional Giving
    5. Position Type: Full Time. Office hours are 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday. Some flexibility may occasionally be required.
    6. Pay Range: Based on Experience
    7. Location: 37 West 26th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Generates revenues for NAC programs and services through timely submission of well-researched, well-written and well-documented grant proposals
    3. •Writes progress reports to government, corporate and foundation funders
    4. •Liaisons with program staff for program information
    5. •Identifies funding opportunities and new programs to match NAC priorities, using research
    6. •Drafts and manages thank you letters and other forms of donor acknowledgement/ correspondence
    7. •Assists with preparation for meetings such as the Board Development Committee as necessary
    8. •Assists with making contacts related to fundraising and public relations, such as contacting other
    9. agencies for letters of support; contacting funders as needed to obtain/update information, promote NAC and secure funding
    10. Competencies:
    11. •Written communication – writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs, communicates numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
    12. •Analytical – synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; demonstrates attention to detail.
    13. •Strategic thinking – understands organizational priorities and needs; identifies opportunities; adapts strategies to funders and/or conditions; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; sets goals and objectives; develops reasonable action plans.
    14. •Planning/organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities to achieve deadlines; good time management.
    15. •Teamwork - must possess the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently to achieve goals
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •Bachelor’s degree in a related subject

      •A minimum of three years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising with an emphasis on experience in writing proposals

      Skills:

      •Computer literacy must include familiarity with Word, Excel and various internet/email functions

      •Knowledge of health and social services field experience helpful.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Development Associate, Institutional Giving “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Licensed Behavior Analyst

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Licensed Behavior Analyst to join its Peter Haje Center for Autism.
    2. Department/Program:
    3. The Peter Haje Center for Autism at New Alternatives for Children is one of many programs within NAC’s Mental Health Clinic, as part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Clinic. NAC’s Mental Health Clinic provides a full range of psychiatric and psychological services, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. NAC provides ABA therapy as part of its Family Centered Treatment approach. Parents and caregivers are critical contributors to treatment, and valued members of each ABA treatment team.
    4. *Licensed Behavior Analysts will report to the Associate Director of The Peter Haje Center for Autism and work out of the new state of the art Comprehensive Healthcare Center (CHC) located at New Alternatives for Children, Inc. 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.*
    5. Title of Position: Licensed Behavior Analyst
    6. Position Type: Full-time and Per Diem Positions available
    7. (Center-based: after school hours/weekends/holidays)
    8. *Please note this is not a morning position. Full-time schedules with start between 10-12pm and will end between 6-8pm.*
    9. Pay Range: Based on Experience
    10. Location: 37 West 26th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010 and/or 1775 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10453
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Assess client’s skills and areas of need, using a standardized assessment tool, clinical judgement and caregiver input.
    3. •Develop clinical treatment plans for individual clients based on assessment, to be updated every 3-6 months
    4. •Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and design Behavior Intervention Plans as necessary
    5. •Submit all clinical documentation in a timely manner by assigned deadlines
    6. •Train Behavior Technician on client’s individual treatment plan/BIP
    7. •Provide ongoing supervision and training to Behavior Technician
    8. •Provide ongoing parent training to caregivers
    9. •Analyze skill building and behavioral data on an ongoing basis
    10. •Take descriptive log notes of each session
    11. •Maintain client records and program data
    12. •Communicate with other providers, as necessary to ensure coordination of care
    13. •Communicate professionally with caregivers and NAC staff
    14. •Communicate consistently with Associate Director
    15. •Develop and deliver trainings as necessary
    16. •Provide consultation to staff, as needed
    17. •Perform direct observation of client at offsite locations, as needed
    18. •Must be available for afternoon/evening/Saturday hours on a consistent basis or as necessary to meet case requirements
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •Master’s Degree/Dual Master’s Degree/Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

      •Board Certified Behavior Analyst and New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst

      •Minimum of 3+ years in a BCBA/LBA supervisory role

      •Must have experience working with a wide array of individuals within varied settings

      Required Skills:

      •Ability to explain Behavior Analytic principles using clinical and colloquial language

      •Ability to make sound treatment decisions based on the science of Behavior Analysis

      •Ability to oversee Behavior Technicians from varied experience backgrounds

      •Ability to seek help when needed, administratively or clinically

      •Knowledge of Catalyst data collection system 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.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Licensed Behavior Analyst” 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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Per Diem Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider (CRSP) - Manhattan

  • Department: CFTSS (Child and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Service Program

    Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Per Diem Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider to join its CFTSS (Child and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Service Program.
    2. Program: Under the general direction and supervision of the Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider Supervisor, the Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, pre-adoptive and foster homes, schools, and neighborhood, community and group care settings, and will deliver the services that are outlined below.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Demonstrate skills that promote a safe, physical and emotional environment for children and families within the context of their living environment and community.
    3. •Provides a variety of services to youth and family, including Caregiver/Family Support and Services, Respite, Prevocational and Supportive Employment, Community Self Advocacy, Training and Supports, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment, Other Licensed Professional and any others that may be assigned.
    4. •Develops Service/Treatment Plans with goals/objectives for youth and family related to the client/family’s needs and connected to a specific service being provided. The Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider reports on progress towards the attainment of the goals.
    5. •Assists in crisis response and management as necessary.
    6. •Works flexible hours as dictated by service need and assumes responsibility for on-call coverage per team assignment. Includes working weekends, evening and split shifts as required by service needs.
    7. •Complete required documentation for Medicaid billing within prescribed timeframes.
    8. •Complete required and recommended trainings.
    9. •Communicate regularly with NAC staff and respond to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
    10. •Participate in supervision as scheduled.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      The wide variety of services within the two programs have different educational requirements depending on what service you are providing:

      •A minimum of a High School Diploma coupled with experience working with children for some services is required, but most services require a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related fields

      •A Master’s degree is required for crises related services and licensure in the following fields is required for the OLP Service (Licensed Psychoanalysts, Marriage and Family therapist, Mental Health Counselor or a LCSW or LMSW).

      Required Skills:

      •Must be willing to work in participants homes

      •Must have quick and easy access to a computer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “ Bilingual Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider-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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Per-Diem Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider (CRSP)- Bronx

  • Department: CFTSS (Child and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Service Program

    Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Per Diem Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider to join its CFTSS (Child and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Service Program.
    2. Program: Under the general direction and supervision of the Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider Supervisor, the Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, pre-adoptive and foster homes, schools, and neighborhood, community and group care settings, and will deliver the services that are outlined below.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Demonstrate skills that promote a safe, physical and emotional environment for children and families within the context of their living environment and community.
    3. •Provides a variety of services to youth and family, including Caregiver/Family Support and Services, Respite, Prevocational and Supportive Employment, Community Self Advocacy, Training and Supports, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment, Other Licensed Professional and any others that may be assigned.
    4. •Develops Service/Treatment Plans with goals/objectives for youth and family related to the client/family’s needs and connected to a specific service being provided. The Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider reports on progress towards the attainment of the goals.
    5. •Assists in crisis response and management as necessary.
    6. •Works flexible hours as dictated by service need and assumes responsibility for on-call coverage per team assignment. Includes working weekends, evening and split shifts as required by service needs.
    7. •Complete required documentation for Medicaid billing within prescribed timeframes.
    8. •Complete required and recommended trainings.
    9. • Communicate regularly with NAC staff and respond to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
    10. •Participate in supervision as scheduled.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      The wide variety of services within the two programs have different educational requirements depending on what service you are providing:

      •A minimum of a High School Diploma coupled with experience working with children for some services is required, but most services require a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related fields

      •A Master’s degree is required for crises related services and licensure in the following fields is required for the OLP Service (Licensed Psychoanalysts, Marriage and Family therapist, Mental Health Counselor or a LCSW or LMSW).

      Required Skills:

      •Must be willing to work in participants homes

      •Must have quick and easy access to a computer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “ Bilingual Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider-Bronx “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Per-Diem Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider (CRSP) - Queens

  • Department: CFTSS (Child and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Service Program

    Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Per Diem Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider to join its CFTSS (Child and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Service Program.
    2. Program: Under the general direction and supervision of the Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider Supervisor, the Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, pre-adoptive and foster homes, schools, and neighborhood, community and group care settings, and will deliver the services that are outlined below.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Demonstrate skills that promote a safe, physical and emotional environment for children and families within the context of their living environment and community.
    3. •Provides a variety of services to youth and family, including Caregiver/Family Support and Services, Respite, Prevocational and Supportive Employment, Community Self Advocacy, Training and Supports, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment, Other Licensed Professional and any others that may be assigned.
    4. •Develops Service/Treatment Plans with goals/objectives for youth and family related to the client/family’s needs and connected to a specific service being provided. The Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider reports on progress towards the attainment of the goals.
    5. •Assists in crisis response and management as necessary.
    6. •Works flexible hours as dictated by service need and assumes responsibility for on-call coverage per team assignment. Includes working weekends, evening and split shifts as required by service needs.
    7. •Complete required documentation for Medicaid billing within prescribed timeframes.
    8. •Complete required and recommended trainings.
    9. • Communicate regularly with NAC staff and respond to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
    10. •Participate in supervision as scheduled.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      The wide variety of services within the two programs have different educational requirements depending on what service you are providing:

      •A minimum of a High School Diploma coupled with experience working with children for some services is required, but most services require a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related fields

      •A Master’s degree is required for crises related services and licensure in the following fields is required for the OLP Service (Licensed Psychoanalysts, Marriage and Family therapist, Mental Health Counselor or a LCSW or LMSW).

      Required Skills:

      •Must be willing to work in participants homes

      •Must have quick and easy access to a computer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider-Queens “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Per-Diem Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider (CRSP) - Bronx

  • Department: CFTSS (Child and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Service Program.

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Per Diem Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider to join its CFTSS (Child and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Service Program.
    2. Program: Under the general direction and supervision of the Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider Supervisor, the Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, pre-adoptive and foster homes, schools, and neighborhood, community and group care settings, and will deliver the services that are outlined below.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Demonstrate skills that promote a safe, physical and emotional environment for children and families within the context of their living environment and community.
    3. •Provides a variety of services to youth and family, including Caregiver/Family Support and Services, Respite, Prevocational and Supportive Employment, Community Self Advocacy, Training and Supports, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment, Other Licensed Professional and any others that may be assigned.
    4. •Develops Service/Treatment Plans with goals/objectives for youth and family related to the client/family’s needs and connected to a specific service being provided. The Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider reports on progress towards the attainment of the goals.
    5. •Assists in crisis response and management as necessary.
    6. •Works flexible hours as dictated by service need and assumes responsibility for on-call coverage per team assignment. Includes working weekends, evening and split shifts as required by service needs.
    7. •Complete required documentation for Medicaid billing within prescribed timeframes.
    8. •Complete required and recommended trainings.
    9. •Communicate regularly with NAC staff and respond to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
    10. •Participate in supervision as scheduled.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      The wide variety of services within the two programs have different educational requirements depending on what service you are providing:

      •A minimum of a High School Diploma coupled with experience working with children for some services is required, but most services require a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related fields

      •A Master’s degree is required for crises related services and licensure in the following fields is required for the OLP Service (Licensed Psychoanalysts, Marriage and Family therapist, Mental Health Counselor or a LCSW or LMSW).

      Required Skills:

      •Must be willing to work in participants homes

      •Must have quick and easy access to a computer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider - Bronx “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Per Diem Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider (CRSP) - Manhattan

  • Department: CFTSS (Child and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Service Program

    Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Per Diem Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider to join its CFTSS (Child and Family Treatment and Support Services) and HCBS (Home and Community Based Service Program.
    2. Title of Position:
    3. Per-Diem Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider
    4. Position Type: Per Diem
    5. Location: 37 West 26th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
    6. Program: Under the general direction and supervision of the Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider Supervisor, the Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, pre-adoptive and foster homes, schools, and neighborhood, community and group care settings, and will deliver the services that are outlined below.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Demonstrate skills that promote a safe, physical and emotional environment for children and families within the context of their living environment and community.
    3. •Provides a variety of services to youth and family, including Caregiver/Family Support and Services, Respite, Prevocational and Supportive Employment, Community Self Advocacy, Training and Supports, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Community Psychiatric Supports and Treatment, Other Licensed Professional and any others that may be assigned.
    4. •Develops Service/Treatment Plans with goals/objectives for youth and family related to the client/family’s needs and connected to a specific service being provided. The Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider reports on progress towards the attainment of the goals.
    5. •Assists in crisis response and management as necessary.
    6. •Works flexible hours as dictated by service need and assumes responsibility for on-call coverage per team assignment. Includes working weekends, evening and split shifts as required by service needs.
    7. •Complete required documentation for Medicaid billing within prescribed timeframes.
    8. •Complete required and recommended trainings.
    9. •Communicate regularly with NAC staff and respond to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
    10. •Participate in supervision as scheduled.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      The wide variety of services within the two programs have different educational requirements depending on what service you are providing:

      •A minimum of a High School Diploma coupled with experience working with children for some services is required, but most services require a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related fields

      •A Master’s degree is required for crises related services and licensure in the following fields is required for the OLP Service (Licensed Psychoanalysts, Marriage and Family therapist, Mental Health Counselor or a LCSW or LMSW).

      Required Skills:

      •Must be willing to work in participants homes

      •Must have quick and easy access to a computer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Education Specialist Early Childhood and Elementary Age

  • Department: Education Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an innovative and interdisciplinary 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 and elementary aged clients who will support families from NAC who participate in community-based support programs in wide-ranging school/schooling related matters. Additionally, the Education Specialist ECE will assist in the development and delivery of opportunities related to the promotion of caregiver and student self-advocacy and empowerment.
    3. Agency Name: New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
    4. Title of Position: Education Specialist Early Childhood and Elementary Age
    5. Position Type: Exempt/Full-time, 35 hours M-F
    6. Location: 37 West 26th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Primary responsibility is to support NAC families in accessing appropriate educational and developmental supports and services.
    3. •Participate in the creation of service plans with specific goals and objectives for youth and family.
    4. •Liaise with school staff and city agency officials and offices to ensure school/program compliance with federal, state and city laws and regulations.
    5. •Work with teachers and service providers on matters of academic support and related services.
    6. •Participate in NAC case conferences, school visits, classroom observations, and IFSP/IEP meetings among other meetings, as necessary.
    7. •Serve as a resource to NAC social workers/case and care managers, as well as, to caregivers and youth in providing technical assistance and guidance with educational matters.
    8. •Collaborate with colleagues within the education department and with colleagues from other departments including medical and mental health staff, transportation, and recreation so as to share best practices and problem solve.
    9. •Assist with and/or facilitate NAC-based programming for youth and family, presentations to staff, and educational workshops.
    10. •Collaborate on grant reporting and application/funding opportunities.
    11. •Manage caseload data
    12. •Prompt submission of progress and case notes
    13. •Maintenance of billable hours
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience

      •Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education, Social Work, or a related field

      •Bachelor’s Degree with 2-3 years of relevant experience.

      •Knowledge of Federal, State, and City regulations regarding provision of special education and general education services.

      •Knowledge of and/or experience with the New York City public school system and/or early learning centers and service providers a plus.

      Required Skills

      •Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

      •Excellent written and oral skills.

      •Willingness to travel throughout NYC, as needed

      •Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Education Specialist Early Childhood and Elementary Age “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Prevention Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician - Manhattan

  • Department: Special Medical/Developmental Preventive Services

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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.
    2. 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!
    3. Position Type: Full-time
    4. Location: 37 W 26th St., 11th Floor | New York, NY 10010
    5. Program: Special Medical/Developmental Preventive Services
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Provides casework and clinical services to children and families utilizing individual and family modalities.
    3. Coordinates services for a caseload of 10-11 families as recommended by NAC’s multi-disciplinary treatment team.
    4. •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).
    5. •Conducts home and community-based visits to families.
    6. •Ensures adherence to agency policies and ACS regulatory requirements.
    7. •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.
    8. •Completes ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation conforms to agency, city and state regulatory requirements.
    9. •Works collaboratively with psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, nurses, education specialists and fellow social workers in a dynamic, strength-based interdisciplinary team model.
    Minimum Requirements:
      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:

      •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)

      Please indicate “Manhattan Prevention Social Worker “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

      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

  • Part-Time Pediatric Nurse Pracitioner

  • Department: Healthy @Home Program

    Part Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Part-Time Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to work in its Healthy@Home Program.
    2. The Healthy@Home Program is a comprehensive and multifaceted service that is designed to improve access to health, mental health and social services to families caring for children with complex conditions. Clinical social workers provide support and case management services to families that are experiencing significant family and psycho-social stressors that are impacting their ability to care for their child or children with special needs. The role of the part-time pediatric nurse practitioner in the Healthy@ Home Program is to collaborate with program staff in case management and care coordination for children with medical complexity, significant disabilities or severe emotional/behavioral disturbances and their families who are followed in the program.
    3. Location:1775 Grand Concourse, 7th Floor │Bronx, NY 10453
    4. Department/ Program: Healthy@Home Program
    5. Position Type: Part-Time, 17.5 hours/week.
    6. Work schedule must be flexible to accommodate needs of program activities. No weekend work. No on call.
    Duties:
    1. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
    2. •Together with program staff and independently, meet children and families who have been referred for enrollment in their communities, at medical appointments both at NAC’s Article 28 Clinic and in hospital.
    3. •Conduct home visits to children and families enrolled in the program, both in the company of program staff and independently, as the need arises
    4. •Participate in all care coordination activities in which the team is involved, both directly with children and youth and their families, and in work with NAC staff, both those who are a part of the Healthy at Home Program and others who work in various departments at NAC.
    5. •Review outside medical records thoroughly that are received for children and youth enrolled in the program
    6. •Initiate contact and follow up with community- and hospital-based pediatric, medical and surgical providers, home care agencies, other case management agencies, schools, after-school programs, camps, recreation services and other community-based agencies
    7. •Conduct outpatient visits, both office visits and preventive care visits, in NAC’s Article 28 Clinic, both at 26th Street and on the mobile medical unit
    8. •Participate in all program meetings, scheduled and ad hoc
    9. •Participate in all meetings held with staff from other programs at NAC
    10. •Contribute to program activities involving reports and applications to grantors and other sources of program funding
    11. •Participate in meetings and activities of other programs at NAC to the extent these inform the work done in Healthy at Home
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •Certification as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

      •Licensure in NY State as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

      •DEA Registration

      •At least 3 years of full time experience, or the equivalent, working extensively with children with medical complexity and developmental disabilities in outpatient, inpatient or pediatric subspecialty-care based in or affiliated with a tertiary care medical center

      Required Skills:

      •Advanced competency communicating nuances of children’s complex needs in interactions with families and program staff who are not health professionals

      •Advanced skills accessing and interpreting the health care literature, including questions and learning that arises from critical reading of original research studies and reviews

      •Comfort with and interest in working with families living in poverty and in substandard housing conditions

      •Collaborative approach to inter-disciplinary, team-based care

      •Flexibility with scheduling

      •Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Part-Time Pediatric Nurse Practitioner “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Behavior Technician (ABA Therapist) - Per Diem

  • Department: The Peter Haje Center for Autism

    Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Behavior Technician (ABA Therapist) to join its Peter Haje Center for Autism.
    2. The Behavior Technician will report to the Associate Director of The Peter Haje Center for Autism and work out of the new state of the art Comprehensive Healthcare Center (CHC) located at New Alternatives for Children, Inc. 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.
    3. Department/Program:
    4. The Peter Haje Center for Autism at New Alternatives for Children is one of many programs within NAC’s Mental Health Clinic, as part of the Comprehensive Healthcare Clinic. NAC’s Mental Health Clinic provides a full range of psychiatric and psychological services, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. NAC provides ABA therapy as part of its Family Centered Treatment approach. Parents and caregivers are critical contributors to treatment, and valued members of each ABA treatment team.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Deliver ABA therapy to clients who have autism, including but not limited to the use of, Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Natural Environment Teaching (NET), Reinforcement Systems, Extinction Procedures, Verbal Behavior, Task Analysis, Behavior Reduction, Adaptive Daily Living Skills Training, Vocational Skills Training and Social Skills Training
    3. •Understand and explain basic ABA principles
    4. •Collect and graph ABA program and behavioral data per session
    5. •Take daily descriptive log notes of each session
    6. •Maintain client records and program data
    7. •Communicate professionally with caregivers and relevant NAC staff
    8. •Communicate consistently with Supervising BCBA/LBA
    9. •Must be available for afternoon/evening hours on a consistent basis
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work or related field.

      •Requires a minimum of 6 months experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

      •Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred.

      Required Skills:

      •Requires a minimum of 1 year experience working with children and/or young adults who have neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.

      •Experience working with a variety of individuals is highly 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.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Behavior Technician (ABA Therapist) “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Full Time/ Part Time Pediatric Registered Nurse

  • Department: Comprehensive Health Care Center

    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. We are currently seeking a Pediatric Registered Nurse to work in the communities of families enrolled in our Prevention and Foster Care programs and in our clinics. 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.
    2. As a member of NAC’s nursing team, the Pediatric Registered Nurse (hereafter referred to as, “nurse”) is responsible for a caseload of children and youth (hereafter referred to as, “children”) and families. The nurse makes clinical assessments during visits in the community and the clinics; provides anticipatory guidance and health-related education to children and families; and helps coordinate care for children living with medical complexity, disabilities or serious emotional or psychiatric disturbance and their families. The nurse provides these services during regularly scheduled visits to families’ homes and other community sites, and on-site in our Article 28 and 31 clinics. Care is delivered in collaboration with NAC’s outstanding teams of social workers, behavior specialists, metal health professional, education specialists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff.
    3. In addition, the nurse helps staff NAC’s Article 28 Clinic on a scheduled basis and, when possible, during scheduled appointments with children on the nurse’s caseload.
    4. Title of Position:
    5. Full Time/ Part Time Pediatric Registered Nurse
    6. Position Type:
    7. •Full-time: 35 hours per week, with a flexible schedule.
    8. •Part-time: 20 to 25 hours per week, with a flexible schedule.
    9. •Shifts are generally Monday through Friday and range from 9 am to 5 pm to 11:30 am to 7:30 pm.
    10. •One Saturday shift is required approximately every 8 weeks, 9 am to 4 pm.
    11. Department/Program: Comprehensive Health Care Center
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. Competencies
    3. Competencies in the community:
    4. •Make home visits to children in the Prevention and Foster Care Programs, according to program guidelines.
    5. •Accompany children and families to selected primary care and pediatric and surgical subspecialty visits, as needed
    6. •Attend selected multidisciplinary conferences held in community settings around the health care needs of children and families
    7. Competencies in the clinic:
    8. •Help oversee clinic activities to ensure that encounters occur in a timely fashion.
    9. •Obtain and document vital signs, perform venipuncture and collect specimens for various labs on children and adults served in the clinics.
    10. •Perform vision and hearing screening and administer immunizations for children served in the clinics, as ordered by MD/PNP.
    11. •Assess and triage children and families presenting with concerns for acute illness.
    12. •Provide direct care to patients that includes (but is not limited to) providing treatment for asthma, conducting physical assessment in cases of suspected child maltreatment, and delivering emergency care.
    13. Other care coordination activities:
    14. •Assess the medical needs of each child by reviewing diagnoses, birth history, and inpatient and outpatient records.
    15. •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.
    16. •Collaborate with 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. Maintain and update those plans as needed, assuring optimal quality of care.
    17. •Participate actively in multidisciplinary Clinical Care Conferences and Family Team Conferences convened at NAC and selected interagency case conferences held at NAC and in the community.
    18. •Make referrals for community-based care and provide follow-up as needed.
    19. •Provide follow-up to all children taking psychotropic medications. Serve as liaison to mental health professionals at NAC.
    20. Other duties:
    21. •Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all patient care and community based activities.
    22. •Provide telephone triage and advice to parents.
    23. •Assist in administrative duties, when needed.
    24. •Assist in quality improvement activities involving services provided to children in assigned caseload, including maintaining up-to-date medical record documentation.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.

      •At least one year of post graduate experience in pediatrics, maternal child health, and/or home care preferred.

      Required Skills:

      •Current New York RN license (in good standing) required.

      •Computer Literacy required.

      •Bilingual (English / Spanish) a plus.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Full Time / Part-Time Pediatric Registered Nurse “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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

      For more information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., visit our website at www.nackidscan.org

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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Social Worker, Foster Care and Adoption

  • Department: Foster Care and Adoption

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. NAC is currently seeking a Social Worker to join its Foster Care and Adoption team.
    2. Master-level social workers will work in a supportive, learning and dynamic multi-disciplinary environment where they will receive extensive clinical supervision with the opportunity to earn hours towards the advanced license, and training. New Alternatives offers it social workers regular medical, mental health developmental disabilities workshops to support service delivery and offers approved CEU credits. Spanish speaking candidates and/or those with relevant professional experiences will receive a salary differential.
    3. Description of Responsibilities:
    4. •Facilitates permanency planning for all foster children and ensures that children achieve their permanency goals in as expeditious a manner as possible.
    5. •Assesses the needs of foster children and ensures that the appropriate range of clinical and concrete services is accessed as needed for each child.
    6. •Assesses the needs of birth or original caregivers and ensures that the appropriate range of clinical and concrete services is assessed; monitors clients’ attendance, progress and assesses behavior change through participation in services.
    7. •Conducts monthly face to face visits in their homes and in the community for all clients as needed.
    8. •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.
    9. •Directly provides counseling and case management services to foster children and their families.
    10. •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 including progress notes, Family Assessment Service Plans, permanency hearing and court reports.
    11. •Collaborates with NYCS staff, NYCS attorneys and NAC attorneys as needed for permanency planning and other issues.
    12. •Participates in Family Team Conferences.
    13. •Attends family court hearings.
    14. •Prepares comprehensive psycho-social reports and participates as a treatment team member in agency case review meetings.
    15. •Supervises visits between children and birth families, and arranges sibling visits.
    16. •Has responsibility for a 24-hour on-call duty and for Saturday coverage on a rotating basis.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

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

      •Prior experience working with children and families.

      Required Skills:

      •Comfortable working with medically complex, physically and/or chronically disabled children, as well as knowledge in the area of child development.

      •Bilingual in Spanish is required.

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

      Please indicate " Bilingual Social Worker, Foster Care & Adoption" 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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Van Driver

  • Department: Transportation

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. The Van Driver supports the agency by transporting clients to and from program related activities, including family visits in the Foster Care Program, diversified recreation activities, groups and special events. S/he will become familiar and knowledgeable about the organization, the function of each department, and related policies and procedures. This position supports NAC.’s mission to provide the highest quality of care by complying with regulatory guidelines and meeting child welfare industry standards. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Transportation, the Van Driver will be responsible for the following: a). Providing safe and efficient transportation for NAC staff and clients.
    2. b). Providing a consistently high quality support service. c). Collaborating with Transportation Supervisor to manage vehicle and d). Promoting and maintaining full cooperation and professionalism with team members, staff from other departments, and all NAC clientele.
    3. Description of Responsibilities:
    4. 1.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.
    5. Drivers transport no more than 15 individuals maximum on the van at one time.
    6. 2.Maintains van in good working condition – conducts regular inspections and seek repairs and maintenance as needed.
    7. Ensures that the van is clean and safe.
    8. Keeps van properly stocked with fully functioning seat-belts, tie-downs, car seats, first-aid kit, maps and a fire extinguisher.
    9. 3.Parks van in a safe and secure location within 1 mile of home location, or in designated parking facility if necessary.
    10. Supervises van as needed.
    11. 4.Coordinates with supervisor and family support staff to organize transportation of agency staff and/or medically fragile children and their families.
    12. 5.Must operate and maintain equipment in a safe manner at all time, must have 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.
    13. 6.Requires prolonged sitting while on vans, and an ability to work in severe weather conditions (both heat and cold).
    14. 7.Ability and willingness to work primarily afternoon and evening hours on weekdays, and daytime hours on Saturdays.
    15. Work schedule fluctuates depending on the needs of clients and the schedule of services provided to them.
    16. 8.Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.
    Duties:
    1. Required Education and Experience:
    2. 1.High School Diploma or equivalent. Completion of defensive driving classes preferred but not required.
    3. 2.Minimum of three consecutive years with a clean license.
    4. 3.Three to five years of experience transporting individuals with disabilities or medical conditions preferred.
    5. Commercial Driver’s License CDL is a plus.
    6. 4.One year of experience working with children and/or older individuals with disabilities or medical conditions, etc. is preferred.
    7. 5.Ability to use email and text messaging on cellular phones. Adept at programming and following instructions of GPS navigation system.
    8. Required Skills:
    9. 1.Ability and willingness to work primarily afternoon and evening hours on weekdays, and daytime hours on Saturdays.
    10. Work schedule fluctuates depending on the needs of clients and the schedule of services provided to them.
    11. 2.Ability and interest in working with a multi-disciplinary staff.
    12. 3.Ability to read and write in English. Ability to communicate in additional languages a plus.
    13. 4.CPR and first aid training are required prior to or immediately following employment.
    14. 5.NYC residency required for business purposes.
    15. 6.Must be able to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Salary: Based on Experience

    1. MSW Social Worker

    2. Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. MSW SOCIAL WORKERS
      2. Full-Time
      3. Midtown Manhattan & Bronx Locations
      4. New Alternatives for Children (NAC) is a health and social services agency 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.
      5. The organization is located in Midtown Manhattan with a new satellite office in the Bronx.
      6. We are currently seeking MSW Social Workers to provide families with a) intensive case management, b) counseling & coordination b) therapeutic intervention; & c) outreach, referral and advocacy.
      7. Positions are available at both the Midtown Manhattan and Bronx locations.
      8. New graduates of accredited schools of social work are encouraged to apply.
      9. NAC offers Social Workers:
      10. -Excellent clinical supervision
      11. -Professional training and development
      12. -Career paths
      13. -A congenial work environment
      14. - Convenient Midtown Manhattan & Bronx locations
      15. -A competitive salary
      16. -Excellent benefits
      17. Send cover letter and resume by e-mail to:
      18. Mary Ann Code
      19. hr@nackidscan.org or efax: 929-273-7865.
      20. When applying, please indicate “MSW Social Worker” in the subject line of the e-mail.
      21. “WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY”
      Minimum Requirements:
        Salary: Based on Experience

      1. Bilingual MSW Social Worker

      2. Full Time

        Key Responsibilities:
        1. BI-LINGUAL MSW SOCIAL WORKERS
        2. Full-Time
        3. Midtown Manhattan & Bronx Locations
        4. New Alternatives for Children (NAC) is a health and social services agency 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.
        5. The organization is located in Midtown Manhattan with a new satellite office in the Bronx.
        6. We are currently seeking Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) MSW Social Workers to provide families with a) intensive case management, b) counseling & coordination b) therapeutic intervention; & c) outreach, referral and advocacy.
        7. Positions are available at both the Midtown Manhattan and Bronx locations.
        8. New graduates of accredited schools of social work are encouraged to apply.
        9. NAC offers Social Workers:
        10. -Excellent clinical supervision
        11. -Professional training and development
        12. -Career paths
        13. -A congenial work environment
        14. - Convenient Midtown Manhattan & Bronx locations
        15. -A competitive salary
        16. -Excellent benefits
        17. Send cover letter and resume by e-mail to:
        18. Mary Ann Code
        19. hr@nackidscan.org or efax: 929-273-7865.
        20. When applying, please indicate “Bi-lingual MSW Social Worker” in the subject line of the e-mail.
        21. “WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY”
        Minimum Requirements:
          Salary: Based on Experience

        1. Social Work Supervisor - Foster Care and Adoption

        2. Department: Foster Care and Adoption

          Full Time

          Key Responsibilities:
          1. 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.
          2. To assist us in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a talented, qualified Social Work Supervisor to provide clinical and administrative supervision and professional leadership to a team of Social Workers within our Foster Care and Adoption Program, in our Manhattan location. The ideal candidate will be strength-based and solution-oriented and will welcome the opportunity to build strong relationships with at-risk families.
          3. It’s an exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team of professionals at an innovative agency with internal Article 28 & 31 clinics, serving the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and families in New York City.
          4. NAC is a child welfare agency that honors the social work profession, by offering support and consistent supervision which qualifies for LCSW licensure.
          Duties:
          1. Responsibilities:
          2. 1.
          3. Reports to the Director of Specialized Foster Care, and supervises four (4) MSW level foster care and adoption social workers.
          4. 2.
          5. 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.
          6. 3. Assists supervisees in prioritizing workloads.
          7. 4. Ensures that social workers are meeting all ACS and NAC mandates and paperwork requirements.
          8. 5.
          9. Attends Family Team Conferences, Service Plan Reviews, and Case Reviews.
          10. 6.
          11. Prepares social workers for court proceedings, and be willing to testify.
          12. 7.
          13. Works collaboratively with colleagues in an interdisciplinary team model.
          14. 8. Ensures supervisees’ adherence to all agency personnel policies and procedures.
          15. 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 required; LCSW preferred

            2. 2-3 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, 6th Floor

            New York, NY 10010

            eFax: 929-273-7865

            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, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.
          Salary: Based on Experience

        3. Social Worker (Partners in Parenting)

        4. Department: Partners in Parenting (PIP)

          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 a qualified candidate to work in our Partners in Parenting Program (PIP). PIP is an aftercare program serving families that have successfully transitioned out of NAC’s Preventive Services Program. PIP is a home and community-based intervention program.
          2. Location:37 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
          Duties:
          1. Responsibilities:
          2. •Provides comprehensive psycho-social needs assessments to determine services and interventions.
          3. •Provides family-centered, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities.
          4. •Participates as a team member in weekly case review meetings
          5. •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.
          6. •Provides case coordination with hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and community-based organizations.
          7. •Provides information, referral and advocacy services.
          8. •Ensures adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; completes all required documentation in our behavioral health record.
          9. •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; Licensure is encouraged.

            •Some knowledge of health-related factors in working with children with disabilities, medical complexity and behavioral health conditions.

            •Prior experience in child welfare, mental health or health care settings

            •Work hours are generally 9-5pm; must be flexible to meet the needs of working parents.

            •Proficiency in Spanish is a plus; competitive salaries.

            How to Apply:

            Please indicate “Social Worker (Partners In Parenting Program) “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

            Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

          Salary: Based on Experience

        5. Fee-for-Service Psychotherapist

        6. Department: Mental Health Services Department

          Full Time

          Key Responsibilities:
          1. 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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Fee-for-Services Psychotherapist to join its Mental Health Services Department.
          2. Delivers mental health treatment services in New Alternatives for Children’s Article 31 Mental Health Clinic Program. Provides individual, collateral, family, and/or group psychotherapy, intake and assessment, and crisis intervention services. Clinic primarily serves children and families involved in the child welfare system. Completes required documentation within prescribed timeframes.
          3. Clinical supervision provided.
          4. Title of Position: Fee-for-Services Psychotherapist
          5. Position Type: Full Time and Part –Time
          6. Pay Range: Based on Experience
          7. Location: 37 West 26th Street 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
          Duties:
          1. Description of Responsibilities:
          2. •Provides individual, collateral and/or group psychotherapy sessions to clients in NAC’s Mental Health Clinic;
          3. •Completes intake evaluations;
          4. •Documents sessions by means of progress notes;
          5. •Completes required documentation including treatment plans and quarterly treatment plan reviews;
          6. •Assigned clients, but makes own appointments;
          7. •Works with the NAC multidisciplinary team, the client’s family, and other service providers as appropriate, to meet treatment goals and assure continuity of care; and
          8. •Performs all duties in accordance with New York State Office of Mental Health and federal regulations, as well as NAC’s Mental Health Clinic Treatment Program Policy & Procedures Manual.
          Minimum Requirements:
            Required Education and Experience:

            •Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists or Licensed Psychologist

            Required Skills:

            •Prior experience in a community-based outpatient mental health clinic, child welfare clients strongly preferred.

            •CASAC or substance use treatment experience a plus.

            •Bi-lingual strongly preferred (English – Spanish).

            How to Apply:

            Please indicate “Fee-for-Services Psychotherapist “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

            Email: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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

          Salary: Based on Experience

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