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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

  • Recruitment and Training Coordinator

  • Department: Bridges to Health/Waiver Services - CFTSS/HCBS

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. The Recruitment and Training Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, hiring and training well-qualified individuals to provide supportive services to a broad range of clients with special needs and their families in their homes and communities.
    Duties:
    1. •Attends recruitment events/career fairs throughout the NYC region in order to increase our Service Provider staffing pool.
    2. •Establishes contacts and resources in the community in order to gain referrals for new workers.
    3. •Develops relationships with Managed Care Organizations and Health Homes in an effort to market the program.
    4. •Stays informed of upcoming events and creates marketing materials to post and advertise for the B2H program.
    5. •Initially screens resumes received from outreach efforts.
    6. •Coordinates group and individual interviews based on current staffing needs.
    7. •Screens the application packets and determine which applicants should be sent to HR for reference checks.
    8. Will also complete reference checks if needed.
    9. •Maintains status updates of each applicant’s progress through the hiring and training process by conducting ongoing communication with HR.
    10. •Makes the job offers to the candidate after approvals from Senior Administrative Staff.
    11. •Schedules the new hire for initial state mandated trainings.
    12. Develop and conduct trainings as needed.
    13. •Attends the weekly Matching Meeting and assists in making the most appropriate matches between new hires and clients.
    14. •Assumes oversight and initial supervision of the Service Provider until the Assistant Director/Director assigns the worker to a permanent supervisor.
    15. •Any additional duties as requested by the supervisor.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Requires a Bachelor’s Degree and experience in the areas of marketing, recruitment or child welfare. A Master’s Degree and training experience preferred. Requires excellent organizational and group work skills. Requires ability to work a flexible schedule evenings and weekends.

      Hours: This is a full time position. Evenings and Saturday hours will be required to perform this role.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate “Recruitment and Training Coordinator “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

  • Supervisor of Care Manager

  • Department: Children’s Health Home Program

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
    2. 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. The CARE MANAGER SUPERVISOR provides administrative and clinical supervision to 5 – 8 Care Managers in the delivery of healthcare service coordination to a caseload of 12 – 20 medically and behaviorally complex children.
    3. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a child welfare, health and social services agency in Midtown Manhattan that serves children with medical complexity, significant disabilities or severe emotional or behavioral conditions and their families through a range of clinical programs, social services and onsite medical and mental health clinics.
    4. Participants in NAC’s Children’s Health Home Program are drawn from the agency’s other programs as well as from community referrals.
    Duties:
    1. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    2. •Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to 5 – 8 Care Managers who oversee a total caseload of approximately 100 medically and/or behaviorally complex children (includes weekly individual supervision).
    3. •Close supervision of Care Managers in engaging children and families with appropriate consideration of health literacy and cultural preferences, identifying resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences, promoting appointment compliance and adherence to treatment recommendations, and advocating on child’s behalf with service providers in the community.
    4. •Works closely with providers involved in child’s care in the community and within the agency (e.g., staff in Foster Care, Preventive Services and Aftercare programs, nursing, the medical and mental health clinics) to ensure interdisciplinary input in care coordination functions, and promote collaboration and shared planning between Care Managers and providers.
    5. •Oversees Care Managers’ administration of the CANS-NY (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) to ensure reliability; provides ongoing staff training to maintain high quality assessments.
    6. •Supervises and monitors performance of Care Managers in carrying out wide range of functions that include:
    7. o Collecting assessment information from providers to determine client enrollment eligibility;
    8. o Accessing online IT systems to enroll clients in the Health Home program, enter
    9. CANS-NY data, care management activities, progress notes, billing data, etc.
    10. o Coordinating meetings with child’s family and care team members to develop the client's Individualized Plan of Care (POC);
    11. o Identifying available community-based resources based on the POC and
    12. managing service coordination and utilization, including service referrals, access, engagement and follow-up, and ensuring communication among providers;
    13. o Meeting client contact requirements, including face-to-face visits in child's home on a consistent schedule.
    14. • Monitors Care Managers in completing required documentation in a timely and accurate manner and entering data into the Care Management online platform, the NYS Medicaid Analytics Provider Portal (MAPP), or the agency’s E H R patient record, as appropriate.
    15. • In the event of a client’s hospitalization, oversees Care Manager in coordinating discharge planning process to ensure transition to home is supported by necessary services and treatments prior to discharge.
    16. • Leads and coordinates ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position.
    17. •Participates in ongoing trainings to maintain high quality program standards.
    18. •All other duties, as required by agency.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:

      ●A Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field with at least two years of supervisory experience.

      ●Demonstrated experience in care coordination or case management and knowledge of community-based healthcare and/or social services.

      ●Experience working in the child welfare system (strongly preferred) and/or with children who are medically complex, have significant disabilities or severe emotional or behavioral conditions and their families.

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

      In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following competencies:

      ●Strong staff, program management and organizational skills.

      ●A passion for serving children and families with special needs.

      ●Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary staff and community providers.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Please indicate "Supervisor of Care Managers" 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

  • Family Team Conference (FTC) Facilitator/Coordinator

  • 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. NAC is currently seeking a Family Team Conference (FTC) Facilitator/Coordinator who can provide clinical and administrative oversight of the FTC services for NAC's Foster Care and Preventive Services programs, supervision of FTC Facilitators and liaison with ACS Family Permanency Services concerning Family Team Conferencing. The ideal candidate must be strength-based, possess excellent organizational and management skills along with flexibility and ability to work under pressure. This is 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.
    2. Department: Foster Care and Adoption
    3. Position type: Full-time
    4. Location: 37 West 26th Street | Manhattan, New York 10010
    Duties:
    1. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
    2. •Responsible for ensuring that all family team conferences are held, including Prevention conferences that typically occur in families ‘homes in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
    3. •Facilitate Family Team Conferences and hold pre-conferences with the case planning
    4. team.
    5. •Supervise all agency Foster Care Per Diem FTC Facilitators.
    6. •Communicate with and monitor the Administrative Assistant around FTC duties that include creating the monthly FTC schedule, ensuring that outreach letters are sent to all family team conference participants, scheduling space for conferences, making Facilitator assignments, making Interpreter assignments, obtaining supplies, and facilitating any other special needs requests.
    7. Serve as FTC liaison between NAC and ACS, scheduling quarterly meetings with ACS, requesting ACS facilitators for “critical” conferences, and facilitating communication around any interagency FTC concerns.
    8. •Responsible for external reports to ACS.
    9. •Responsible for monitoring and ensuring that all agency-facilitated FTC documentation is entered in to CONNECTIONS.
    10. •Responsible for Quality Improvement activities related to Family Team Conferencing (monitors the quality of the FTC summaries and outcomes).
    11. •Collect statistical data on FTCs.
    12. •Provide ongoing education to clients and staff on Family Team Conferencing.
    13. •Additional duties as assigned, based on the needs of the Foster Care Department/agency.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

      •LMSW degree required (LCSW preferred)

      •Two to five years of documented, relevant experience in a child welfare environment;

      •Knowledge of NYC Children’s Services Family Team Conferencing Model and will be FTC trained or eligible to be trained;

      •Strong clinical skills and strengths based perspective; knowledge of core principles and standards for child welfare practices, ACS and OCFS regulatory standards;

      •Strong organizational and administrative skills;

      •Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

      HOURS:

      This position is normally 9am-5pm, with occasional weeknights or Saturdays to accommodate clients’ schedules

      (flexibility required).

      HOW TO APPLY:

      When applying, indicate “Family Team Conference (FTC) Facilitator/Coordinator” 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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Temporary Children's Health Home Supervisor

  • Department: Children’s Health Home Program

    Part Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. 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. The CARE MANAGER SUPERVISOR provides administrative and clinical supervision to 5 – 8 Care Managers in the delivery of healthcare service coordination to a caseload of 12 – 20 medically and behaviorally complex children.
    2. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a child welfare, health and social services agency in Midtown Manhattan that serves children with medical complexity, significant disabilities or severe emotional or behavioral conditions and their families through a range of clinical programs, social services and onsite medical and mental health clinics.
    3. Participants in NAC’s Children’s Health Home Program are drawn from the agency’s other programs as well as from community referrals.
    Duties:
    1. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    2. •Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to 5 – 8 Care Managers who oversee a total caseload of approximately 100 medically and/or behaviorally complex children (includes weekly individual supervision).
    3. •Close supervision of Care Managers in engaging children and families with appropriate consideration of health literacy and cultural preferences, identifying resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences, promoting appointment compliance and adherence to treatment recommendations, and advocating on child’s behalf with service providers in the community.
    4. •Works closely with providers involved in child’s care in the community and within the agency (e.g., staff in Foster Care, Preventive Services and Aftercare programs, nursing, the medical and mental health clinics) to ensure interdisciplinary input in care coordination functions, and promote collaboration and shared planning between Care Managers and providers.
    5. •Oversees Care Managers’ administration of the CANS-NY (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) to ensure reliability; provides ongoing staff training to maintain high quality assessments.
    6. •Supervises and monitors performance of Care Managers in carrying out wide range of functions that include:
    7. oCollecting assessment information from providers to determine client enrollment eligibility;
    8. oAccessing online IT systems to enroll clients in the Health Home program, enter CANS-NY data, care management activities, progress notes, billing data, etc.
    9. oCoordinating meetings with child’s family and care team members to develop the client's Individualized Plan of Care (POC);
    10. oIdentifying available community-based resources based on the POC and
    11. managing service coordination and utilization, including service referrals, access, engagement and follow-up, and ensuring communication among providers;
    12. oMeeting client contact requirements, including face-to-face visits in child's home on a consistent schedule.
    13. •Monitors Care Managers in completing required documentation in a timely and accurate manner and entering data into the Care Management online platform, the NYS Medicaid Analytics Provider Portal (MAPP), or the agency’s E H R patient record, as appropriate.
    14. •In the event of a client’s hospitalization, oversees Care Manager in coordinating discharge planning process to ensure transition to home is supported by necessary services and treatments prior to discharge.
    15. •Leads and coordinates ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position.
    16. •Participates in ongoing trainings to maintain high quality program standards.
    17. •All other duties, as required by agency.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:

      ●A Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field with at least two years of supervisory experience.

      ●Demonstrated experience in care coordination or case management and knowledge of community-based healthcare and/or social services.

      ●Experience working in the child welfare system (strongly preferred) and/or with children who are medically complex, have significant disabilities or severe emotional or behavioral conditions and their families.

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

      In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following competencies:

      ●Strong staff, program management and organizational skills.

      ●A passion for serving children and families with special needs.

      ●Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary staff and community providers.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Please indicate "Temporary Supervisor of Care Managers" 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

  • Bilingual Case Associate -Bronx

  • 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 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. The Bilingual Case Associate will assist social workers with casework activities and administrative case related tasks.
    3. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and share a commitment to family preservation and resilience.
    4. 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

  • Care Manager -Bronx

  • Department: Children’s Health Home 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 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 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 agency and 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, accesse 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.

      ●Preferably 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 negotite/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.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Part-Time Assistant Dispatcher

  • Department: Transportation

    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 Assistant Dispatcher to join its transportation team. The Assistant Dispatcher supports the Director in the processing of transportation requests. Provides consistently high quality support services. Promotes and maintains full cooperation and professionalism with team members, staff from other departments, outside organizations, and all NAC clientele.
    2. Location: Midtown Manhattan (37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010)
    3. Department/Program: Transportation
    4. Reports to:
    5. Director Of Transportation
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. 1.Coordinate with Transportation Director and other NAC staff to process requests.
    3. 2.Coordinate with NAC supervisors, schedulers and providers, MAS dispatchers, and staff from private transportation carriers (ambulate, livery and car service companies.)
    4. 3.May occasionally assist Transportation Director in scheduling drivers and problem solving,
    5. 4.Quality control of daily reservations too assure all information entered is entered correctly.
    6. 5.Maintain and monitor hourly of the “status” of vehicles in the dispatch software.
    7. 6.Provide support to main dispatch.
    8. 7.Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.
    Minimum Requirements:


      1.High School Diploma or equivalent

      2.Two to three years’ experience in a busy and demanding work environment.

      3.Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule – weekday afternoon and early evening hours and Saturdays.

      4.Comfortable interacting with a wide range of staff and clients.

      5.Ability to communicate in Spanish is advantageous.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate "Part-Time Assistant Dispatcher” 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 and inclusion.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Human Resources Associates

  • Department: Human Resources Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a private, non-profit health care and social service agency in Midtown Manhattan that provides services to children with special medical needs and their families. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking Full-Time and Part-Time Human Resources Associates to join its Human Resources Department. These are temp to possible perm positions with flexible work hours. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students with a concentration in Human Resources or college graduates that are interested in pursuing a career in the Human Resources field.
    2. Position Type:
    3. Temp to Possible Perm Full-Time & Part-Time
    4. Pay Range: Based on Experience
    5. Location: 37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
    6. Department:
    7. Human Resources Department
    8. NAC’s Human Resources Department develops and delivers quality, customer-driven human resources programs and services to support the Agency’s mission. Core services and competencies include recruitment, employee relations, training and development, compensation and benefits, human resources information management, and regulatory compliance. What is unique about our HR Department is that we provide highly individualized service to employees.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. •Supports the HR Department in project based work related to employee background checks.
    3. •Conducts Criminal History Record Checks, Statewide Central Register Checks, and Staff Exclusion Lists for assigned programs.
    4. Required Education and Experience:
    5. •Requires high school diploma. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
    6. •Requires administrative support experience.
    Minimum Requirements:
      •Requires basic computer skills.

      •Excellent communication skills to work within a team setting

      •Have strong organizational skills

      •Have the ability to multi-task

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate "Full-Time Human Resources Associate" or “Part-Time Human Resources Associate” 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., 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

  • Prevention Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician - Staten Island

  • Department: Special Medical/Developmental Prevention 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 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.Coordinates services for a caseload of 10-11 families in Manhattan and Staten Island as recommended by NAC’s multi-disciplinary treatment team.
    3. •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).
    4. •Conducts home and community-based visits to families.
    5. •Ensures adherence to agency policies and ACS regulatory requirements.
    6. •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.
    7. •Completes ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation conforms to agency, city and state regulatory requirements.
    8. •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:

      •A valid NYS driver’s license is required for use of the agency car; standard mileage reimbursement applies for use of a privately owned vehicle

      •Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills

      •Strong engagement skills

      •Self-awareness and motivation around team building

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

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Please indicate “Staten Island 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

  • 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

  • Full-Time & Part-Time Pediatric Registered Nurses

  • Department: Comprehensive Health 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 families.
    3. The nurse makes clinical assessments during visits in the community and the clinics, provide anticipatory guidance and health-related education to children, youth 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 home visits 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, education specialists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff, together with providers and other professionals in the community.
    4. In addition, the nurse helps staff NAC’s Article 28 Clinic on a scheduled basis and, when possible, attend scheduled appointments with children and youth on the nurse’s caseload.
    5. Title of Position: Full-Time & Part-Time Pediatric Registered Nurses
    6. Position Type: Full-time, M – Friday, 9am-5pm or 11:30am – 7:30pm. One Saturday shift approximately every 6 weeks.
    7. Location: Midtown Manhattan (37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010)
    Duties:
    1. •Make home visits to children in the Prevention and Foster Care Programs, according to program guidelines.
    2. •Accompany children and families to selected primary care and pediatric and surgical subspecialty visits, as needed
    3. •Attend selected multidisciplinary conferences held in community settings around the health care needs of children and families
    4. •Participate in clinic activities to help ensure that encounters occur in a thorough and timely manner.
    5. •Obtain and document vital signs; perform vein puncture and collect specimens for various labs; perform vision and hearing screening; administer immunizations as ordered by MD/PNP. Assess and triage children presenting with complaints of illness.
    6. •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 delivery of emergency care.
    7. •Assess the medical needs of each child by reviewing his or her diagnosis, birth history, and inpatient and outpatient records.
    8. •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.
    9. •Collaborate with social workers, education specialists, recreation staff, mental health and other medical professionals, both at NAC and in the community, 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.
    10. •Participate actively in multidisciplinary Clinical Case Conferences.
    11. •Make referrals for community-based care and provide follow-up as needed.
    12. •Provide follow-up on all children taking psychotropic medications. Serve as liaison to mental health professionals at NAC.
    13. •Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all patient care and community based activities.
    14. •Provide telephone triage and advice to parents.
    15. •Assist in administrative duties, when needed.
    16. •Assist in quality assurance activities involving services provided to children in assigned caseload, including maintaining up-to-date medical record documentation.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Required Education and Experience:

      •Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and current New York RN license (in good standing) required

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

      Required Skills:

      •Bilingual (English / Spanish) a plus.

      •Computer Literacy and experience with using electronic health records required.

      How to Apply:

      Please indicate "Pediatric Nurse, RN" 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

  • Foster Family Services Social Worker

  • 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 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.
    3. Position Type: Full Time
    4. Pay Range: Based on Experience
    5. Location: Midtown Manhattan (37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010)
    6. How to Apply:
    7. Please indicate " Foster Family Services Social Worker” in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:
    8. Mary Ann Code
    9. Human Resources Department
    10. New Alternatives for Children
    11. 37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor
    12. New York, NY 10010
    13. eFax: 929-273-7865
    14. Phone: 212-994-7938
    15. Email: hr@nackidscan.org
    16. For more information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., visit our website at www.nackidscan.org
    17. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion.
    Duties:
    1. 1.Complete thorough assessments of prospective foster/adoptive families’ willingness and ability to provide care to children with special healthcare needs. Assessments will include all members of the household or family.
    2. 2.Facilitate the matching process of children referred for placement with the most appropriate family.
    3. 3.Collaborate with the foster parent recruiter to identify prospective families through community outreach, recruitment fairs, and orientation programs.
    4. 4.Conduct office, home and community visits as required by each case.
    5. 5.Train prospective foster families in approved pre-certification training curriculum and assists with ongoing re-certification foster parent training for licensed foster parents as necessary.
    6. 6.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.
    7. 7.Maintains caseload through CONNECTIONS, including bed availability, training, and annual re-certification of assigned families. Maintains hard copy of foster parent records.
    8. 8.Participate in individual and group supervision. Participate in agency staff meetings and clinical in-service trainings.
    9. Participates in Family Team Conferences and Case Reviews as needed.
    10. 9.Provide advocacy, information and referrals to other NAC departments and outside agencies as requested.
    11. 10.Responsible for 24-hour on-call duty coverage on a rotating basis.
    12. 11.May provide individual therapy and/or group work services as assigned.
    13. 12.May be asked to assist other units on an as needed basis.
    14. Required Education and Experience:
    15. 1.MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW preferred.
    16. 2.Child Welfare experience; prior work in foster care preferred.
    17. 3.Prior experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds.
    18. 4.GPSII/MAPP Leader and/or Parenting Skills Training Leader Certification a plus!
    19. 5.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.
    Minimum Requirements:
      1.Strong clinical assessment skills

      2.Strong organizational, writing, communication and time management skills

      3.Desire to collaborate with an interdisciplinary-team

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Foster Family Services Social Worker

  • 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 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 Bilingual (Spanish-English) Foster Family Services Social worker looking to join our interdisciplinary team.
    3. Position Type: Full Time
    4. Pay Range: Based on Experience
    5. Location: Midtown Manhattan (37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010)
    6. How to Apply:
    7. Please indicate "Bilingual Foster Family Services Social Worker” in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:
    8. Mary Ann Code
    9. Human Resources Department
    10. New Alternatives for Children
    11. 37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor
    12. New York, NY 10010
    13. eFax: 929-273-7865
    14. Phone: 212-994-7938
    15. Email: hr@nackidscan.org
    16. For more information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., visit our website at www.nackidscan.org
    17. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion.
    Duties:
    1. Description of Responsibilities:
    2. 1.Complete thorough assessments of prospective foster/adoptive families’ willingness and ability to provide care to children with special healthcare needs. Assessments will include all members of the household or family.
    3. 2.Facilitate the matching process of children referred for placement with the most appropriate family.
    4. 3.Collaborate with the foster parent recruiter to identify prospective families through community outreach, recruitment fairs, and orientation programs in Spanish as needed.
    5. 4.Conduct office, home and community visits as required by each case.
    6. 5.Train prospective foster families in approved pre-certification training curriculum and assists with ongoing re-certification foster parent training for licensed foster parents as necessary.
    7. 6.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.
    8. 7.Maintains caseload through CONNECTIONS, including bed availability, training, and annual re-certification of assigned families. Maintains hard copy of foster parent records.
    9. 8.Participate in individual and group supervision. Participate in agency staff meetings and clinical in-service trainings.
    10. Participates in Family Team Conferences and Case Reviews as needed.
    11. 9.Provide advocacy, information and referrals to other NAC departments and outside agencies as requested.
    12. 10.Responsible for 24-hour on-call duty coverage on a rotating basis.
    13. 11.May provide individual therapy and/or group work services as assigned.
    14. 12.May be asked to assist other units on an as needed basis.
    15. Required Education and Experience:
    16. 1.Comprehensive oral and written Spanish language skills required.
    17. 2.MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW preferred.
    18. 3.Child Welfare experience; prior work in foster care preferred.
    19. 4.Prior experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds.
    20. 5.GPSII/MAPP Leader and/or Parenting Skills Training Leader Certification a plus!
    21. 6.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.
    Minimum Requirements:
      1.Strong clinical assessment skills

      2.Strong organizational, writing, communication and time management skills

      3.Desire to collaborate with an interdisciplinary-team

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Children and Family Treatment and Support Services Supervisor

  • Department: Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS)

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a nonprofit child welfare, health and social services agency in NYC that serves children with complex medical and behavioral health conditions and their families through a range of clinical programs, social services and onsite medical and mental health clinics.
    2. The Children and Family Treatment Support Services (CFTSS) are part of a new state initiative to meet the behavioral and emotional health challenges of children and youth covered by Medicaid and their families. CFTSS are an array of clinical and rehabilitative services provided in the home and other community settings and are intended to identify behavioral health needs early and intervene to keep children on their developmental trajectory and avoid the need for higher end services and institutional placement. CFTSS can be delivered individually or in a coordinated comprehensive manner according to a treatment plan.
    3. RESPONSIBILITY:
    4. The Supervisor of the CFTSS Program provides effective leadership to program staff, and has knowledge of the program, organization and the function of the department and its policies and procedures.
    5. In close collaboration with staff from multiple disciplines, (s) he will develop, support and supervise the delivery of CFTSS.
    6. This position supports NAC’s mission to provide the highest quality care by complying with regulatory guidelines and meeting agency standards.
    7. This an exciting opportunity to develop and implement a new Medicaid funded program in close collaboration and partnership with the CFTSS Director.
    Duties:
    1. •Will play an active role in program development by creating, writing and implementing program policy and best practice.
    2. •Will be the face of the program by participating in internal and external meetings, teaching and promoting the program.
    3. •Recruit new staff and doing external outreach for clients, by developing relationships with other providers and entities.
    4. •Provides regular one-on-one supervision to assigned CFTSS Providers.
    5. •Monitors CFTSS providers and the provision of services. This includes regularly confirming provider availability for work, referring cases to appropriate providers, communicating with members of other departments, reading and approving documentation, and processing time sheets.
    6. Is also responsible for assuring all guidelines for service provision (e.g., Medical Necessity) are met.
    7. •Participates in team meetings, training and other program or agency-wide meetings as needed.
    8. •Reviews billing and data entry reports for accuracy. Ensures that providers are offering services in accordance with family preferences and agency expectations.
    9. •Oversees the timely and complete submission of required documents for Medicaid billing.
    10. •Assists in the recruitment, screening, interviewing and hiring of CFTSS providers
    11. •Plans, implements and ensures that all CFTSS Providers are properly trained and are up-to-date on all required trainings.
    12. •Attends recruitment events/career fairs throughout the NYC region in order to increase our CFTSS provider staffing pool.
    13. •Establishes contacts and resources in the community in order to gain referrals for new CFTSS providers and clients.
    14. •Develops relationships with Managed Care Organizations and Health Homes in an effort to market the program.
    15. •Stays informed of upcoming events and creates marketing materials to post and advertise for the CFTSS program.
    16. •Initially screens resumes received from outreach efforts.
    17. •Coordinates group and individual interviews based on current staffing needs.
    18. •Screens the application packets and determine which applicants should be sent to HR for reference checks.
    19. •Maintains status updates of each applicant’s progress through the hiring and training process by conducting ongoing communication with HR.
    20. •Makes the job offers to the candidate after approvals from the Associate Executive Director.
    21. •Plays an active role in making the most appropriate matches between new hires and clients.
    22. •Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS:

      •A Clinical Licensed Master’s Degree preferred with two or more years experience in the areas of Supervision, Recruitment and Child Welfare.

      •Required an LCSW, LMSW, LMFT or LMHC and be knowledgeable about trauma-informed care.

      •Excellent organizational and group work skills required. Training experience a plus. Ability to work a flexible schedule evenings and weekends required.

      HOURS:

      This is a full time position. Evenings and Saturday hours will be required to perform this role.

      How to apply:

      Please indicate “The Children and Family Treatment Support Services Supervisor” in the subject line when applying.

      Please email 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

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

      Phone: 212-994-7938

      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

  • Bilingual Case Associate - 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 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. The Bilingual Case Associate will assist social workers with casework activities and administrative case related tasks.
    3. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and share a commitment 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, 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

  • Bilingual Homefinding Social Worker

  • Department: Foster Care and Adoption

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified, detail orientated, bilingual (Spanish-English) homefinding social worker looking to join our interdisciplinary team.
    2. Description of Responsibilities:
    3. 1. Complete thorough assessments of prospective foster/adoptive families’ willingness and ability to provide care to children with special healthcare needs.
    4. Assessments will include all members of the household or family.
    5. 2. Facilitate the matching process of children referred for placement with the most appropriate family.
    6. 3. Collaborate with the foster parent recruiter to identify prospective families through community outreach, recruitment fairs, and orientation programs in Spanish as needed.
    7. 4. Conduct office, home and community visits as required by each case.
    8. 5. Train prospective foster families in approved pre-certification training curriculum and assists with ongoing recertification foster parent training for licensed foster parents as necessary.
    9. 6. 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.
    10. 7. Maintains caseload through CONNECTIONS, including bed availability, training, and annual re-certification of assigned families. Maintains hard copy of foster parent records.
    11. 8. Participate in individual and group supervision. Participate in agency staff meetings and clinical in-service trainings.
    12. Participates in Family Team Conferences and Case Reviews as needed.
    13. 9. Provide advocacy, information and referrals to other NAC departments and outside agencies as requested.
    14. 10. Responsible for 24-hour on-call duty coverage on a rotating basis.
    15. 11. May provide individual therapy and/or group work services as assigned.
    16. 12. May be asked to assist other units on an as needed basis.
    17. Required Education and Experience:
    18. 1.Comprehensive oral and written Spanish language skills required.
    19. 2.MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW preferred.
    20. 3.Child Welfare experience; prior work in foster care preferred.
    21. 4.Prior experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds.
    22. 5.GPSII/MAPP Leader and/or Parenting Skills Training Leader Certification a plus!
    23. 6.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.
    24. Required Skills:
    25. 1.Strong clinical assessment skills
    26. 2.Strong organizational, writing, communication and time management skills
    27. 3.Desire to collaborate with an interdisciplinary-team
    Duties:
    1. Please indicate "Bilingual Homefinder" in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:
    2. Mary Ann Code
    3. Human Resources Department
    4. New Alternatives for Children
    5. 37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor
    6. New York, NY 10010
    7. eFax: 929-273-7865
    8. Phone: 212-994-7938
    9. Email: hr@nackidscan.org
    10. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Salary: Based on Experience

    1. Pediatric Nurse RN

    2. 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 families.
      3. The nurse makes clinical assessments during visits in the community and the clinics, provide anticipatory guidance and health-related education to children, youth 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 home visits 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, education specialists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff, together with providers and other professionals in the community.
      4. In addition, the nurse helps staff NAC’s Article 28 Clinic on a scheduled basis and, when possible, attend scheduled appointments with children and youth on the nurse’s caseload.
      5. Position Type:
      6. •Full-time, M – Friday, 9am-5pm or 11:30am – 7:30pm. One Saturday shift approximately every 6 weeks.
      7. •Part-time:
      8. Reduced hours, prioritizing commitments related to clients and families on caseload and clinic coverage needs.
      9. Pay Range:
      10. Based on Experience
      11. Location: Midtown Manhattan (37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010)
      12. Department/Program: Comprehensive Health Care Center
      Duties:
      1. Description of Responsibilities:
      2. • Make home visits to children in the Prevention and Foster Care Programs, according to program guidelines.
      3. • Accompany children and families to selected primary care and pediatric and surgical subspecialty visits, as needed
      4. • Attend selected multidisciplinary conferences held in community settings around the health care needs of children and families
      5. • Participate in clinic activities to help ensure that encounters occur in a thorough and timely manner.
      6. • Obtain and document vital signs; perform vein puncture and collect specimens for various labs; perform vision and hearing screening; administer immunizations as ordered by MD/PNP. Assess and triage children presenting with complaints of illness.
      7. • 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 delivery of emergency care.
      8. • Assess the medical needs of each child by reviewing his or her diagnosis, birth history, and inpatient and outpatient records.
      9. • 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.
      10. • Collaborate with social workers, education specialists, recreation staff, mental health and other medical professionals, both at NAC and in the community, 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.
      11. • Participate actively in multidisciplinary Clinical Case Conferences.
      12. • Make referrals for community-based care and provide follow-up as needed.
      13. • Provide follow-up on all children taking psychotropic medications. Serve as liaison to mental health professionals at NAC.
      14. • Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all patient care and community based activities.
      15. • Provide telephone triage and advice to parents.
      16. • Assist in administrative duties, when needed.
      17. • Assist in quality assurance activities involving services provided to children in assigned caseload, including maintaining up-to-date medical record documentation.
      Minimum Requirements:
        Required Education and Experience:

        • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and current New York RN license (in good standing) required

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

        Required Skills:

        • Bilingual (English / Spanish) a plus.

        • Computer Literacy and experience with using electronic health records required.

        How to Apply:

        Please indicate "Pediatric Nurse, RN" 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 and inclusion.
      Salary: Based on Experience

    3. Social Worker, Foster Care and Adoption

    4. 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.
      Duties:
      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.

        •Spanish speaking applicants are a plus.

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

        Please indicate "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

    5. BI-LINGUAL (English/Spanish) Waiver Service Provider

    6. Department: Bridges to Health

      Per Diem

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a private, non-profit health care and social services agency in NYC that provides services to children with special medical needs and their families.
      2. The agency’s Bridges to Health Program provides family and community support services to children in foster care and their caregivers so that these children can remain in the community and avoid placement in institutional settings. These services complement existing foster care services for children who are medically fragile, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious emotional disturbances, and can involve multiple family networks and follow the participant after the foster care case has closed.
      3. We are currently seeking a Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Per Diem Waiver Service Providers in all five boroughs for the Bridges to Health Program. Under the general direction and supervision of the assigned Waiver Service Supervisor, the Waiver Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, preadoptive and foster homes, schools, neighborhoods, community and group care settings, and will deliver the waiver services that are outlined below.
      Duties:
      1. •Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
      2. •Provides a variety of waiver services to youth and family, including Family/Caregiver Supports and Services, Skill Building, Special Needs Advocacy, Crisis Avoidance and Response Services, Intensive In-home Supports, Planned Respite, Prevocational Support and Supportive Employment. Services assigned will depend on education, experience, and availability.
      3. •Develops Detailed Service Plan goals, and if providing higher level services, are responsible for full completion of these plans every 6 months. Reports on progress towards these at service plan reviews and team meetings.
      4. •Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
      5. •Offers availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (some services are also available during weekday daytime hours.) Maintains a consistent and regular schedule with clients.
      6. •Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
      7. •Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
      Minimum Requirements:
        •Must be Bilingual in English/Spanish.

        •Educational experience may vary, however, services and cases assigned, as well as financial compensation, are commensurate with experience.

        •Bachelor’s degree required with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

        •Master’s degree preferred with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

        •Master’s degree required to provide Crisis and Special Needs Advocacy Services.

        •One year of experience working with children and families, preferably children with special needs. Two or more years preferred.

        •Must be willing to work in participants' homes and communities.

        •Must have quick and easy access to a computer and printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence. Response to emails are required within 24 hours.

        •Must have access to phone and respond to calls within 24 hours.

        When applying, indicate “Bilingual Per Diem Waiver Service Provider” 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”

      Salary: Based on Experience

    7. Van Driver

    8. 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. Prevention Supervisor (LCSW/LMSW/LMHC) BRONX Location

      2. Department: Special Medical/Developmental Preventive Services

        Full Time

        Key Responsibilities:
        1. The Prevention Supervisor will provide clinical and administrative supervision and professional leadership to a team of master’s level social workers and mental health clinicians at our Bronx site. The ideal candidate will be strength-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent and committed to family preservation and resilience.
        2. This position offers a highly rewarding opportunity to coach and support staff in developing 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 Supervisor (LCSW/LMSW/LMHC)
        4. Position Type: Full-time
        5. Location: 1775 Grand Concourse, Suite 703 | Bronx, NY 10453
        6. Program: Special Medical/Developmental Preventive Services
        7. Description of Responsibilities:
        8. •Provide clinical and casework supervision for 4 master’s level social workers/mental health clinicians and a case aide.
        9. •Accompany social workers into the field for intakes and other visits as needed.
        10. •Participate in Planning, Elevated Risk, and Child Safety Conferences as needed.
        11. •Completion of supervisory documentation including monthly case review notes and professional development logs in accordance with ACS guidelines.
        12. •Complete staff evaluations in accordance with agency policy.
        13. •Ensure that progress notes, FASP/service plans, case forms and monthly statistics are timely, complete, and in compliance with NAC and ACS requirements.
        14. •Monitor and ensure staff training and development.
        15. •Maintain a collaborative relationship with ACS, referral sources, and community resources and providers.
        16. •Biannual audit preparation and response.
        17. •Participate in weekly Management Team Meetings and monthly Clinical and Departmental Meetings.
        18. •Work collaboratively with psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, nurses, education specialists and fellow social workers in a dynamic, strength-based interdisciplinary team model.
        19. Required Education and Experience:
        20. •LCSW, LMSW or LMHC from an accredited school required
        21. •Supervisory experience with master’s level clinicians and/or students
        22. •Prior experience in preventive services or child welfare is preferred
        23. •Knowledge of city-wide community resources and housing and entitlement systems a plus
        24. •Medical complexity,
        25. chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges
        Duties:
        1. Required Education and Experience:
        2. •LCSW, LMSW or LMHC from an accredited school required
        3. •Supervisory experience with master’s level clinicians and/or students
        4. •Prior experience in preventive services or child welfare is preferred
        5. •Knowledge of city-wide community resources and housing and entitlement systems a plus
        6. •Medical complexity,
        7. chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges
        Minimum Requirements:
          Required Skills:

          •Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills

          •Excellent clinical skills

          •Self-awareness and motivation around team building

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

          When applying, indicate “Prevention Supervisor-Bronx” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

          Email: hr@nackidscan.org

          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

          “WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY”

        Salary: Based on Experience

      3. Bilingual CARE MANAGER

      4. Department: Children’s Health Home Program

        Full Time

        Key Responsibilities:
        1. 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 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.
        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. -Coordinate the enrollee’s provision of services, as per their acuity level.
        9. -Support adherence to treatment recommendations.
        10. -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. -Helps clients obtain health care services covered by Medicaid or their Managed Care Plan.
        12. -Effectively communicates and shares information with the child and family/caregiver(s) with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences.
        13. -Coordinates and conducts care planning meetings/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care.
        14. -Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services.
        15. -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.
        16. -Attends and participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position.
        17. -Ensures child has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT guidelines.
        18. -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).
        19. -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
        20. -Functions as an advocate for clients within the agency and with external service providers.
        21. -Promotes prevention and wellness care linking enrollees with resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences.
        22. -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.
        Minimum Requirements:
          -A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Health Education, Community Health or related field.

          -A Bachelors of Art or Science Degree with demonstrated experience in care coordination, case management, health education, health advocacy or related area.

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

          -Bilingual English/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:

          Please indicate "Bilingual Care Manager " in the subject line when applying. Please email cover letter and resume to:

          Mary Ann Code

          Human Resources Department

          Email: hr@nackidscan.org
        Salary: Based on Experience

      5. MSW Social Worker

      6. 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. Bi-lingual 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. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider – CITYWIDE OPENINGS

          2. Department: Bridges to Health

            Per Diem

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. ORGANIZATION: New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a private, non-profit health care and social services agency in NYC that provides services to children with special medical needs and their families. The agency’s Bridges to Health Program provides family and community support services to children in foster care and their caregivers so that these children can remain in the community and avoid placement in institutional settings. These services complement existing foster care services for children who are medically fragile, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious emotional disturbances, and can involve multiple family networks and follow the participant after the foster care case has closed.
            2. We are currently seeking Per Diem Waiver Service Providers in all five boroughs for the Bridges to Health Program.
            3. RESPONSIBILITY: Under the general direction and supervision of the assigned Waiver Service Supervisor, the Waiver Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, preadoptive and foster homes, schools, neighborhoods, community and group care settings, and will deliver the waiver services that are outlined below.
            Duties:
            1. Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
            2. Provides a variety of waiver services to youth and family, including Family/Caregiver Supports and Services, Skill Building, Special Needs Advocacy, Crisis Avoidance and Response Services, Intensive In-home Supports, Planned Respite, Prevocational Support and Supportive Employment. Services assigned will depend on education, experience, and availability.
            3. Develops Detailed Service Plan goals, and if providing higher level services, are responsible for full completion of these plans every 6 months. Reports on progress towards these at service plan reviews and team meetings.
            4. Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
            5. Offers availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (some services are also available during weekday daytime hours.) Maintains a consistent and regular schedule with clients.
            6. Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
            7. Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
            Minimum Requirements:
              QUALIFICATIONS:

              • Educational experience may vary, however, services and cases assigned, as well as financial compensation, are commensurate with experience.

              • Bachelor’s degree required with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              • Master’s degree preferred with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              • Master’s degree required to provide Crisis and Special Needs Advocacy Services.

              • One year of experience working with children and families, preferably children with special needs. Two or more years preferred.

              • Must be willing to work in participants' homes and communities.

              • Must have quick and easy access to a computer and printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence. Response to emails are required within 24 hours.

              • Must have access to phone and respond to calls within 24 hours.

              When applying, indicate “Per Diem Waiver Service Provider” 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”

            Salary: Based on Experience

          3. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Manhattan

          4. Full Time

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. Under the general direction and supervision of the assigned Waiver Service Supervisor, the Waiver Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, preadoptive and foster homes, schools, neighborhoods, community and group care settings, and will deliver the waiver services that are outlined below.
            Duties:
            1. Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
            2. Provides a variety of waiver services to youth and family, including Family/Caregiver Supports and Services, Skill Building, Special Needs Advocacy, Crisis Avoidance and Response Services, Intensive In-home Supports, Planned Respite, Prevocational Support and Supportive Employment. Services assigned will depend on education, experience, and availability.
            3. Develops Detailed Service Plan goals, and if providing higher level services, are responsible for full completion of these plans every 6 months. Reports on progress towards these at service plan reviews and team meetings.
            4. Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
            5. Offers availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (some services are also available during weekday daytime hours.) Maintains a consistent and regular schedule with clients.
            6. Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
            7. Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
            Minimum Requirements:
              Educational experience may vary, however, services and cases assigned, as well as financial compensation, are commensurate with experience.

              Bachelor’s degree required with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              Master’s degree preferred with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              Master’s degree required to provide Crisis and Special Needs Advocacy Services.

              One year of experience working with children and families, preferably children with special needs. Two or more years preferred.

              Must be willing to work in participants' homes and communities.

              Must have quick and easy access to a computer and printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence. Response to emails are required within 24 hours.

              Must have access to phone and respond to calls within 24 hours.

              When applying, indicate “Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Manhattan” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

              Mary Ann Code

              Human Resources Department

              New Alternatives for Children

              37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

              New York, NY 10010

              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

          5. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Bronx

          6. Department: Bridges to Health

            Part Time

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. Under the general direction and supervision of the assigned Waiver Service Supervisor, the Waiver Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, preadoptive and foster homes, schools, neighborhoods, community and group care settings, and will deliver the waiver services that are outlined below.
            Duties:
            1. •Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
            2. •Provides a variety of waiver services to youth and family, including Family/Caregiver Supports and Services, Skill Building, Special Needs Advocacy, Crisis Avoidance and Response Services, Intensive In-home Supports, Planned Respite, Prevocational Support and Supportive Employment. Services assigned will depend on education, experience, and availability.
            3. •Develops Detailed Service Plan goals, and if providing higher level services, are responsible for full completion of these plans every 6 months. Reports on progress towards these at service plan reviews and team meetings.
            4. •Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
            5. •Offers availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (some services are also available during weekday daytime hours.) Maintains a consistent and regular schedule with clients.
            6. •Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
            7. •Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
            Minimum Requirements:
              •Educational experience may vary, however, services and cases assigned, as well as financial compensation, are commensurate with experience.

              •Bachelor’s degree required with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              •Master’s degree preferred with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              •Master’s degree required to provide Crisis and Special Needs Advocacy Services.

              •One year of experience working with children and families, preferably children with special needs. Two or more years preferred.

              •Must be willing to work in participants' homes and communities.

              •Must have quick and easy access to a computer and printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence. Response to emails are required within 24 hours.

              •Must have access to phone and respond to calls within 24 hours.

              When applying, indicate “Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Bronx” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

              Mary Ann Code

              Human Resources Department

              New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

              37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

              New York, NY 10010

              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

          7. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Queens

          8. Department: Bridges to Health

            Per Diem

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. Under the general direction and supervision of the assigned Waiver Service Supervisor, the Waiver Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, preadoptive and foster homes, schools, neighborhoods, community and group care settings, and will deliver the waiver services that are outlined below.
            Duties:
            1. Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
            2. Provides a variety of waiver services to youth and family, including Family/Caregiver Supports and Services, Skill Building, Special Needs Advocacy, Crisis Avoidance and Response Services, Intensive In-home Supports, Planned Respite, Prevocational Support and Supportive Employment. Services assigned will depend on education, experience, and availability.
            3. Develops Detailed Service Plan goals, and if providing higher level services, are responsible for full completion of these plans every 6 months. Reports on progress towards these at service plan reviews and team meetings.
            4. Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
            5. Offers availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (some services are also available during weekday daytime hours.) Maintains a consistent and regular schedule with clients.
            6. Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
            7. Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
            Minimum Requirements:
              •Educational experience may vary, however, services and cases assigned, as well as financial compensation, are commensurate with experience.

              •Bachelor’s degree required with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              •Master’s degree preferred with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              •Master’s degree required to provide Crisis and Special Needs Advocacy Services.

              •One year of experience working with children and families, preferably children with special needs. Two or more years preferred.

              •Must be willing to work in participants' homes and communities.

              •Must have quick and easy access to a computer and printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence. Response to emails are required within 24 hours.

              •Must have access to phone and respond to calls within 24 hours.

              When applying, indicate “Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Queens” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

              Mary Ann Code

              Human Resources Department

              New Alternatives for Children

              37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

              New York, NY 10010

              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

          9. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Staten Island

          10. Department: Bridges to Health

            Per Diem

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. Under the general direction and supervision of the assigned Waiver Service Supervisor, the Waiver Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, preadoptive and foster homes, schools, neighborhoods, community and group care settings, and will deliver the waiver services that are outlined below.
            Duties:
            1. •Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
            2. •Provides a variety of waiver services to youth and family, including Family/Caregiver Supports and Services, Skill Building, Special Needs Advocacy, Crisis Avoidance and Response Services, Intensive In-home Supports, Planned Respite, Prevocational Support and Supportive Employment. Services assigned will depend on education, experience, and availability.
            3. •Develops Detailed Service Plan goals, and if providing higher level services, are responsible for full completion of these plans every 6 months. Reports on progress towards these at service plan reviews and team meetings.
            4. •Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
            5. •Offers availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (some services are also available during weekday daytime hours.) Maintains a consistent and regular schedule with clients.
            6. •Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
            7. •Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
            Minimum Requirements:
              QUALIFICATIONS:

              •Educational experience may vary, however, services and cases assigned, as well as financial compensation, are commensurate with experience.

              •Bachelor’s degree required with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              •Master’s degree preferred with a major in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              •Master’s degree required to provide Crisis and Special Needs Advocacy Services.

              •One year of experience working with children and families, preferably children with special needs. Two or more years preferred.

              •Must be willing to work in participants' homes and communities.

              •Must have quick and easy access to a computer and printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence. Response to emails are required within 24 hours.

              •Must have access to phone and respond to calls within 24 hours.

              When applying, indicate “STATEN ISLAND Per Diem Waiver Service Provider” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

              Mary Ann Code

              Human Resources Department

              New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

              37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

              New York, NY 10010

              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

          11. Health Care Integrator- Social Worker (BRONX)

          12. Department: Bridges to Health

            Full Time

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. This position will be located in our Bronx site.
            2. The Bridges to Health Program provides family and community support services to children in foster care and their caregivers so that these children can remain in the community and avoid placement in institutional settings. These services complement existing foster care services for children who are medically fragile, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious emotional disturbances, and can involve multiple family networks and follow the participant after the foster care case has closed.
            Duties:
            1. Engage children and caregivers to assess relevant child and family dynamics, including strengths and needs.
            2. Evaluate the need for Bridges to Health services; complete eligibility assessment.
            3. Develop and implement with child and family an integrated service plan (also known as the “Individualized Health Plan”) that outlines services needed to support the child in his or her home and community;
            4. Evaluate the plan’s effectiveness with child and family and update on an ongoing basis.
            5. Link child and family to needed supports and services, including skill building, intensive in-home supports, employment-related services, respite, crisis intervention and avoidance, advocacy, and adaptive and assistive equipment, among others; coordinate with these services
            6. Ensure a stable environment for the child.
            7. Empower child and caregiver.
            8. Advocate for child’s needs.
            9. Coordinate and hold team meetings as necessary to discuss potential solutions with all involved parties.
            10. Participate in quality management.
            Minimum Requirements:
              HOURS: This is a full time position. Evening and Saturday hours may be required occasionally.

              A master’s degree in social work, plus knowledge of providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services to children with special needs or individuals with disabilities. Bilingual (Spanish-English) preferred.
            Salary: Based on Experience

          13. Care Manager

          14. Department: Children’s Health Home Program

            Full Time

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. DEPARTMENT: Children’s Health Home Program
            2. REPORTS TO: Care Manager Supervisor
            3. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
            4. 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 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.
            5. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a child welfare agency in Midtown Manhattan that serves children with medical complexity, significant disabilities or severe emotional or behavioral conditions and their families through a range of clinical programs, social services and onsite medical and mental health clinics. NAC is participating in the Children’s Health Home program and is seeking a qualified individual to apply for this position.
            Duties:
            1. Works closely with the child and their caregiver(s) as well as the child’s care team at NAC and in the community.
            2. Ensures required program enrollment consents are obtained from the caregiver/consenter.
            3. 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.
            4. 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.
            5. Based on the POC, the Care Manager is able to:
            6. A.Coordinate the enrollee’s provision of services, as per their acuity level.
            7. B.Support adherence to treatment recommendations.
            8. 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.
            9. 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).
            10. 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
            11. Functions as an advocate for clients within the agency and with external service providers.
            12. Promotes prevention and wellness care linking enrollees with resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences.
            13. 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.
            14. Helps clients obtain health care services covered by Medicaid or their Managed Care Plan.
            15. Effectively communicates and shares information with the child and family/caregiver(s) with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences.
            16. Coordinates and conducts care planning meetings/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care.
            17. Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services.
            18. 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.
            19. Attends and participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position.
            20. Ensures child has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT guidelines.
            21. All other duties, as required by agency.
            Minimum Requirements:
              ● A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Health Education, Community Health or related field.

              ● A Bachelors of Art or Science Degree with demonstrated experience in care coordination, case management, health education, health advocacy or related area.

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

              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:

              Please indicate " Care Manager " 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

          15. Social Work Supervisor - Foster Care and Adoption

          16. Department: Foster Care and Adoption

            Full Time

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. Reports to the Director of Specialized Foster Care, and supervises four (4) MSW level foster care and adoption social workers.
            2. 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.
            3. Assists supervisees in prioritizing workloads.
            4. Ensures that social workers are meeting all ACS and NAC mandates and paperwork requirements.
            5. Attends Family Team Conferences, Service Plan Reviews, and Case Reviews.
            6. Prepares social workers for court proceedings, and be willing to testify.
            7. Works collaboratively with colleagues in an interdisciplinary team model.
            8. Ensures supervisees’ adherence to all agency personnel policies and procedures.
            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 and/or LCSW required

              2. 4+ 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”

            Salary: Based on Experience

          17. Bilingual Healthcare Integrator (Manhattan)

          18. Department: Bridges to Health

            Full Time

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. This position will be located in our Manhattan site.
            2. The Bridges to Health Program provides family and community support services to children in foster care and their caregivers so that these children can remain in the community and avoid placement in institutional settings. These services complement existing foster care services for children who are medically fragile, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious emotional disturbances, and can involve multiple family networks and follow the participant after the foster care case has closed.
            Duties:
            1. Engage children and caregivers to assess relevant child and family dynamics, including strengths and needs.
            2. Evaluate the need for Bridges to Health services; complete eligibility assessment.
            3. Develop and implement with child and family an integrated service plan (also known as the “Individualized Health Plan”) that outlines services needed to support the child in his or her home and community;
            4. Evaluate the plan’s effectiveness with child and family and update on an ongoing basis.
            5. Link child and family to needed supports and services, including skill building, intensive in-home supports, employment-related services, respite, crisis intervention and avoidance, advocacy, and adaptive and assistive equipment, among others; coordinate with these services
            6. Ensure a stable environment for the child.
            7. Empower child and caregiver.
            8. Advocate for child’s needs.
            9. Coordinate and hold team meetings as necessary to discuss potential solutions with all involved parties.
            10. Participate in quality management.
            Minimum Requirements:
              HOURS: This is a full time position. Evening and Saturday hours may be required occasionally.

              A master’s degree in social work, psychology, or other related field, plus knowledge of providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services to children with special needs or individuals with disabilities. A bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of related work experience may be substituted for a master’s degree. Bilingual (Spanish-English) required.
            Salary: Based on Experience

          19. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Brooklyn

          20. Per Diem

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. Under the general direction and supervision of the assigned Waiver Service Supervisor, the Waiver Service Provider interacts with clients and families in a variety of settings including biological, preadoptive and foster homes, schools, neighborhoods, community and group care settings, and will deliver the waiver services that are outlined below.
            2. Key Responsibilities:
            3. •Demonstrates skills that promote a safe physical and emotional space for children and families within the context of their living environment.
            4. •Provides a variety of waiver services to youth and family, including Family/Caregiver Supports and Services, Skill Building, Special Needs Advocacy, Crisis Avoidance and Response Services, Intensive In-home Supports, Planned Respite, Prevocational Support and Supportive Employment. Services assigned will depend on education, experience, and availability.
            5. •Develops Detailed Service Plan goals, and if providing higher level services, are responsible for full completion of these plans every 6 months. Reports on progress towards these at service plan reviews and team meetings.
            6. •Assists in crisis avoidance as necessary, with elevated levels of responsibility depending on the service being provided and clinical experience.
            7. •Offers availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (some services are also available during weekday daytime hours.) Maintains a consistent and regular schedule with clients.
            8. •Communicates regularly with NAC staff and responds to email and phone calls within 24 hours
            9. •Completes all Medicaid documents within prescribed 24 hour timeframe. All finalized hard copy documents are due within 5 business days of service but must be approved via email first.
            Minimum Requirements:
              Requirements:

              •Educational experience may vary, however, services and cases assigned, as well as financial compensation, are commensurate upon experience.

              •Bachelor’s degree preferred in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              •Will consider High School Diploma; Associate’s degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services or other related field.

              •Master’s degree preferred for Intensive In-Home Supports and Immediate Crisis Response Services.

              •One year of experience working with children and families, preferably children with special needs. Two or more years preferred.

              •Must be willing to work in participants' homes and communities.

              •Must have quick and easy access to a computer & printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence. Response to emails are required within 24 hours.

              •Must have access to phone and respond to calls within 24 hours.

              When applying, indicate “Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Brooklyn” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

              Mary Ann Code

              Human Resources Department

              New Alternatives for Children

              37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor

              New York, NY 10010

              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

          21. Bilingual Health Care Integrator (BRONX)

          22. Department: Bridges to Health Program

            Full Time

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. The Bridges to Health Program provides family and community support services to children in foster care and their caregivers so that these children can remain in the community and avoid placement in institutional settings. These services complement existing foster care services for children who are medically fragile, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious emotional disturbances, and can involve multiple family networks and follow the participant after the foster care case has closed.
            Duties:
            1. � Engage children and caregivers to assess relevant child and family dynamics, including strengths and needs.
            2. � Evaluate the need for Bridges to Health services; complete eligibility assessment.
            3. � Develop and implement with child and family an integrated service plan (also known as the "Individualized Health Plan") that outlines services needed to support the child in his or her home and community;
            4. � Evaluate the plan's effectiveness with child and family and update on an ongoing basis.
            5. � Link child and family to needed supports and services, including skill building, intensive in-home supports, employment-related services, respite, crisis intervention and avoidance, advocacy, and adaptive and assistive equipment, among others; coordinate with these services.
            6. � Ensure a stable environment for the child.
            7. � Empower child and caregiver.
            8. � Advocate for child's needs.
            9. � Coordinate and hold team meetings as necessary to discuss potential solutions with all involved parties.
            10. � Participate in quality management.
            Minimum Requirements:
              A master's degree in social work, plus knowledge of providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services to children with special needs or individuals with disabilities.

              HOURS:

              This is a full time position. Evening and Saturday hours may be required occasionally Bilingual (Spanish-English) required.

            Salary: Based on Experience

          23. Health Care Integrator (Social Worker) Manhattan and Bronx

          24. Department: Bridges to Health

            Full Time

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. Program: Bridges to Health
            2. Supervisor: Supervisor of Health Care Integrators
            3. Location: Manhattan, NY / Bronx, NY
            4. 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. The Bridges to Health Program provides family and community support services to children in foster care and their caregivers so that these children can remain in the community and avoid placement in institutional settings. These services complement existing foster care services for children who are medically fragile, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious emotional disturbances, and can involve multiple family networks and follow the participant after the foster care case has closed.
            Duties:
            1. Engage children and caregivers to assess relevant child and family dynamics, including strengths and needs.
            2. Evaluate the need for Bridges to Health services; complete eligibility assessment.
            3. Develop and implement with child and family an integrated service plan (also known as the Individualized Health Plan) that outlines services needed to support the child in his or her home and community;
            4. Evaluate the plan's effectiveness with child and family and update on an ongoing basis.
            5. Link child and family to needed supports and services, including skill building, intensive in-home supports, employment-related services, respite, crisis intervention and avoidance, advocacy, and adaptive and assistive equipment, among others; coordinate with these services.
            6. Ensure a stable environment for the child.
            7. Empower child and caregiver.
            8. Advocate for child's needs.
            9. Coordinate and hold team meetings as necessary to discuss potential solutions with all involved parties.
            10. Participate in quality management.
            11. HOURS:
            12. This is a full time position. Evening and Saturday hours may be required occasionally.
            Minimum Requirements:
              - A master’s degree in social work, plus knowledge of providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services to children with special needs or individuals with disabilities.

              HOW TO APPLY:

              Please indicate "Health Care Integrator (Social Worker), Manhattan or 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

              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

          25. Bilingual (Spanish/ English) Health Care Integrator (Bronx)

          26. Full Time

            Key Responsibilities:
            1. The Bridges to Health Program provides family and community support services to children in foster care and their caregivers so that these children can remain in the community and avoid placement in institutional settings.
            2. These services complement existing foster care services for children who are medically fragile, developmentally disabled, or suffering from serious emotional disturbances, and can involve multiple family networks and follow the participant after the foster care case has closed.
            Duties:
            1. Engage children and caregivers to assess relevant child and family dynamics, including strengths and needs.
            2. Evaluate the need for Bridges to Health services; complete eligibility assessment.
            3. Develop and implement with child and family an integrated service plan (also known as the "Individualized Health Plan") that outlines services needed to support the child in his or her home and community.
            4. Evaluate the plan's effectiveness with child and family and update on an ongoing basis.
            5. Link child and family to needed supports and services, including skill building, intensive in-home supports, employment-related services, respite, crisis intervention and avoidance, advocacy, and adaptive and assistive equipment, among others; coordinate with these services.
            6. Ensure a stable environment for the child.
            7. Empower child and caregiver.
            8. Advocate for child's needs.
            9. Coordinate and hold team meetings as necessary to discuss potential solutions with all involved parties.
            10. Participate in quality management.
            11. HOURS: This is a full time position. Evening and Saturday hours may be required occasionally.
            Minimum Requirements:
              A master's degree in social work, psychology, or other related field, plus knowledge of providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services to children with special needs or individuals with disabilities.

              A bachelor's degree and two (2) years of related work experience may be substituted for a master's degree.

              Bilingual (Spanish-English) required.
            Salary: Based on Experience

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