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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: 212-994-3003


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  • Assistant Director of Transportation

  • Department: Transportation

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Department: Transportation
    2. Reports to: Associate Executive Director
    3. Supervises: Senior Van Driver, Van Drivers, Dispatching Assistants
    4. New Alternatives For Children, Inc. (NAC) is a private, non-profit health care and social service agency in NYC that provides services to children with special medical needs and their families. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Director of Transportation. The Assistant Director of Transportation supports the preparation of a calendar of innovative and diversified activities, groups and special events.
    5. In close collaboration with the Associate Executive Director and the Director of Family Support Services, (s)he arranges the complex transportation support necessary for services to occur, and makes these arrangements – including route preparation and bundling of requests - in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
    6. (S)he provides effective leadership to Transportation staff and has knowledge of the organization and the function of the department and its policies and procedures. This position supports N.A.C.’s mission to provide the highest quality care by complying with regulatory guidelines and meeting agency standards.
    Duties:
    1. Provides supervision and support to all transportation staff;
    2. Arranges, monitors, and maximizes business relationships with external transportation providers, particularly Medicaid Transportation vendors, Via, Lyft and Uber;
    3. Provides major support to the development of the group calendar, offering critical feedback and recommendations that inform the planning and implementation of high-quality and diversified programs, especially groups, outings, and special events;
    4. Oversees the daily processing of requests for transportation system, and provides regular reports based on these requests;
    5. With support from transportation staff, monitors the overall safety and proper functioning of the fleet, including all vans and the agency car.
    6. Ensures that these vehicles are appropriately maintained, repaired, permitted, registered, and inspected;
    7. Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.
    Minimum Requirements:
      • High School Diploma or its equivalent required.

      Two years of college preferred. A college degree is a plus;

      • Minimum of 2-3 years of supervisory experience in programs providing specialized transportation services to children and/or families;

      • Must have extensive working knowledge of the five boroughs, and adeptness at creating and assigning routes that are efficient in terms of both cost and time;

      • Highly skilled at collaborating and problem solving with staff in a variety of different disciplines and programs.

      Facility with managing multiple tasks, and adapting to and accommodating last minute changes and requests;

      • Strong leadership ability, particularly with regard to delegating responsibilities efficiently and promoting staff development;

      • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule.

      Evenings and occasional Saturdays required;

      • Strong computer skills (Word processing, spreadsheet and web-based applications);

      • Ability to communicate in Spanish is strongly preferred.

      How to apply:

      Please indicate "Assistant Director of Transportation" in the subject line when applying. Please email cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

      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

  • Per Diem Behavior Technician (ABA Therapist)

  • Department: Comprehensive Healthcare Center

    Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Per Diem: 6:00am-7:30am Monday-Friday (for a specific home case)
    2. Supervisor: Reports to Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Coordinator (BCBA, LBA)
    3. 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.
    4. The Behavior Technician will report to the ASD Program Coordinator and work out of the new state of the art Comprehensive Healthcare Center (CHC) located at NAC. NAC’s on-site CHC includes Article 31 and Article 28 clinics and delivers a range of integrated interdisciplinary medical and mental health services. The hallmark of the agency is assuring quality professional and strength-based services to children and families involved in the child welfare system.
    5. Responsibility: Hands-on service delivery of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children and young adults who have autism. The Behavior Technician will collect, maintain and graph data as well as take anecdotal log notes. Service delivery will be center based, with opportunities to generalize skills in the community setting.
    Duties:
    1. Duties:
    2. Case Specific: Deliver ABA therapy to a young adult, in his home between the hours of 6:00-7:30am daily. Service delivery will include, task analysis, modeling, self-recording and life skills (cooking).
    3. General Duties:
    4. • Deliver ABA therapy to children and young adults who have autism, including but not limited to the use of, Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Natural Environment Teaching (NET), Reinforcement Systems, Extinction Procedures, Verbal Behavior, Task Analysis, Behavior Reduction, Adaptive Daily Living Skills Training, Vocational Skills Training and Social Skills Training;
    5. • Collect and graph ABA program and behavioral data per session
    6. • Take daily descriptive log notes of each session
    7. • Maintain client records and program data
    8. • Communicate consistently with Supervising BCBA/LBA
    Minimum Requirements:
      Minimum Requirements:

      Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, Social Work or related field. Requires a minimum of 6 months experience implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) preferred. Requires a minimum of 1 year experience working with children and/or young adults who have neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. Experience working with teenagers and young adults highly preferred.

      How to apply:

      Please indicate "Per Diem Behavior Technician" in the subject line when applying. Please email cover letter and resume to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      Email: hr@nackidscan.org

      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

  • Social Worker, Permanency Resource Center

  • Department: Regional Permanency Center

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning not-for-profit agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, dedicated to serving children and families with medical complexities, disabilities, chronic illnesses and behavioral challenges. NAC is currently seeking qualified social workers to work in our Regional Permanency Resource Center (PRC). NAC’s PRC will provide a range of case management, mental health and supportive services to post adoptive and post guardianship families throughout the NYC area.
    2. The main goals of these services is to ensure that families have an enhanced capacity to provide for their children
    3. and receive appropriate services to meet their educational, physical, social/emotional development, and mental health needs and children have permanent and stable family attachments following adoption and legal guardianship. Applicants must be strength-based, culturally competent and committed to family preservation and resilience. The PRC is a home and community-based program.
    4. Title: Social Worker
    5. Department:
    6. Regional Permanency Center
    7. Location: 37 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
    Duties:
    1. • Provides comprehensive psychosocial
    2. and family-centered needs assessment;
    3. • Provides trauma-assessment/screening;
    4. • Provides family-centered, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities;
    5. • Participates as a team member in weekly case review meetings;
    6. • Coordinates services as recommended by NAC’s interdisciplinary treatment team which includes our psychiatrist, psychologist, pediatrician, nurses, educators, parent advocate and entitlement and resource staff;
    7. • Provides case coordination with hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and community-based organizations;
    8. • Provides Information, referral and advocacy services;
    9. • Provides education support, intervention and advocacy;
    10. • Ensures adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; completes all required documentation in our behavioral health record.
    11. • Makes use of weekly individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings, and our monthly in-service mental health trainings.
    Minimum Requirements:
      MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW preferred;

      Knowledge or prior experience in child welfare and the unique needs of adoptive and guardianship families;

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

      Proficiency in Spanish is a plus; competitive salaries.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Please indicate "Social Worker – Permanency Resource Centre" in the subject line when applying. Please email 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

  • Social Worker (Partners In Parenting)

  • Department: Partners In Parenting

    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 qualified candidate to work in our Partners in Parenting Program (PIP). PIP is an aftercare program serving families that have successfully transitioned out of NAC’s Preventive Services Program. PIP is a home and community-based intervention program.
    2. Title: Social Worker
    3. Department:
    4. Partners In Parenting Program,
    5. Location: 37 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
    Duties:
    1. Provides comprehensive psychosocial needs assessments to determine services and interventions.
    2. Provides family-centered, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities.
    3. Participates as a team member in weekly case review meetings
    4. Coordinates services as recommended by NAC’s interdisciplinary treatment team which includes our psychiatrist, psychologist, pediatrician, nurses, educators, parent advocate and entitlement and resource staff.
    5. Provides case coordination with hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and community-based organizations.
    6. Provides information, referral and advocacy services.
    7. Ensures adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; completes all required documentation in our behavioral health record.
    8. Makes use of weekly individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings, and our monthly in-service mental health trainings.
    Minimum Requirements:
      • MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW preferred.

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

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

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

      • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus; competitive salaries.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Please indicate "Social Worker – Partners In Parenting" in the subject line when applying. Please email 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

  • Assistant Director of Health Care Integration

  • Department: Bridges to Health

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. SUPERVISOR:
    2. Bridges to Health Director
    3. RESPONSIBILITY: To assist the Program Director in carrying out the standards set by New York State and City along with NACs professional standards for the Bridges to Health Program.
    4. To continue to create an atmosphere that reflects on NAC’s mission.
    Duties:
    1. Will supervise a minimum of four Supervisors, of Health Care Integration.
    2. Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to ensure that all HCI Supervisors and HCIs are being supported; including any necessary disciplinary measures;
    3. Will supervise no more than two Health Care Integrators if the program has this need.
    4. Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to ensure that the HCIs and clients are being supported;
    5. Responsible for supervising the HCI Supervisors staff when they are not present at NAC;
    6. Assists with ensuring that all processes and functions of providing Health Care Integration services (engagement, assessment, timely documentation and intensive case management) is being met and may require attending Team Meetings, FTC and/or Home Visits;
    7. Attends most meetings and participates in the majority of communications with state agencies (OCFS, OPWDD), city agencies (ACS, DDSO) and the other NAC programs as it relates to the provision of the B2H Waiver Program;
    8. Assists with ensuring that all training of HCIs and HCI Supervisors is provided and meets NAC B2H standards;
    9. Attends meetings at case planning foster care agencies and participates in home visits as necessary;
    10. Works with Quality Management to ensure that the NAC B2H Program is meeting standards and improving best practice;
    11. Assists with establishing and implementing policy and procedures to ensure efficient functioning and high quality service;
    12. Assists with interviewing, hiring and training the Health Care Integrator side of the B2H Department;
    13. Manages case load ratios and ensures billing requirements are met on a monthly basis;
    14. Responsible for any other duties reasonably required to meet the responsibilities of the position.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS

      LMSW required.

      LCSW preferred.

      Experience in program development a plus.

      Child Welfare experience in a supervisory position is preferred.

      Knowledgeable in work with medically fragile children, children with developmental/intellectual disabilities and/or serious emotional disturbance required.

      SALARY

      Commensurate with experience.

      HOURS

      This is a full time position, Monday through Friday, with some flexibility required for evenings and weekends.

      To Apply:

      Please indicate "Assistant Director of Health Care Integration" 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

  • Staten Island Health Care Integrator (Social Worker)

  • Department: Bridges to Health

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning not-for-profit agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, dedicated to serving children and families with medical complexities, disabilities, chronic illnesses and behavioral challenges. NAC is currently seeking applicants for a Health Care Integrator. Field work will be primarily in Staten Island; office work will be performed at the main facility’s convenient Midtown Manhattan location. 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: 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 specify “Staten Island HCI” when applying, and email resume and cover letter to:

      E-mail:hr@nackidscan.org

      Mary Ann Code

      HR Department

      New Alternatives for Children, Inc

      37 West 26th Street, 6th floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Phone: 212-994- 7938

      eFax: 929-273-7865

      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

  • Supervisor of Waiver Services

  • Department: Bridges to Health

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, (NAC) is an innovative child welfare agency located in Midtown Manhattan, which provides services to medically fragile children and their families.
    2. NAC is currently seeking applicants for a Supervisor of Waiver Services.
    3. Position Summary: The Supervisor of Waiver Services provides effective leadership to Waiver Program staff, and has knowledge of the organization and the function of the department and its policies and procedures. In close collaboration with staff from multiple disciplines, (s)he develops and manages programs that support the delivery of community based waiver services This position supports NAC’s mission to provide the highest quality care by complying with regulatory guidelines and meeting agency standards.
    Duties:
    1. Provides regular one-on-one supervision to assigned waiver service providers.
    2. Continuously monitors waiver service providers and the provision of waiver services. This includes regularly confirming provider availability for work, referring cases to appropriate providers, communicating with HCI supervisors, reading and approving service summary forms, and processing time sheets.
    3. Assists in the recruitment, screening, interviewing and hiring of waiver providers.
    4. Plans and implements group supervision that is responsive to the waiver providers’ needs for guidance, direction, feedback and support.
    5. Plans and implements in-service training opportunities that furthers the development of waiver provider skills and abilities.
    6. Participates in team meetings, training and other program or agency-wide meetings as needed.
    7. Reviews billing and data entry reports for accuracy. Ensures that providers are offering services in accordance with family preferences and agency expectations.
    8. Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.
    Minimum Requirements:
      - Master’s degree in social work, education, life skills, or other relevant field.

      - Minimum of one year of supervisory experience in programs providing services to children with disabilities or medical conditions and their families.

      - Adept at collaborating with staff in a variety of different disciplines and programs.

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

      - Excellent computer skills (Word processing, spreadsheet and web-based applications).

      - Thorough working knowledge of New York City and the diverse services and supports that exist here.

      - Bridges to Health, Mandated Reporter, CPR and first aid training are required prior to or immediately following employment.

      - Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.

      How to Apply: Please specify "WSP Supervisor" when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

      HR@nackidscan.org

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources

      New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

      37 West 26th Street, 6th floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 929-273-7865

      "WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY"

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Supervisor of Health Care Integrators

  • Department: Bridges to Health

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning not-for-profit agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, dedicated to serving children and families with medical complexities, disabilities, chronic illnesses and behavioral challenges. NAC is currently seeking a Supervisor of Health Care Integrators for its Bridges to Health Program that provides a wide range of family and community-based support services to children in foster care and their caregivers. The Supervisor will provide clinical and administrative supervision to a team of five to six Health Care Integrators (HCI) in the delivery of services to B2H families. S/he must ensure that HCIs are providing accurate assessment of services and regularly maintaining Individual Health Plans. The ideal candidate must be able to work collaboratively with the child and family members and link with the caregivers and professionals associated with the child’s health plan.
    2. Department: Bridges to Health
    3. Position type: Full-time
    4. Location: Manhattan, New York
    Duties:
    1. Provide weekly individual supervision, monthly group supervision, and facilitate monthly case presentations for staff that includes support, education and accountability.
    2. Ensure that Individual Health Plans, Progress Notes and all necessary case recordings are up to date.
    3. Maintain statistical data on all cases and track deadlines.
    4. Review Health Care Integrators' contact sheets
    5. Responsible for signing staff's time sheets.
    6. Monitor and ensure staff orientation, training, and development.
    7. Participate in team meetings
    8. Participate in weekly supervision with Program Director
    9. Along with the Program Director, work closely with ACS and the State in implementing the Bridges to Health program.
    10. Accompany staff on home visits, and in some cases, may be required to cover case(s) for a brief period of time.
    11. Must be available to staff regarding any emergency situation that may arise.
    Minimum Requirements:
      • Require an LMSW but prefer an LCSW with 2 to 5 years supervisory experience.

      • Knowledge of the Foster Care system ideal, though training is provided.

      • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills.

      • Knowledge of health-related factors in working with physically challenged and/or chronically ill children and their families a plus.

      HOURS: This position is normally 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Some evening work may be required.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      When applying, indicate “Supervisor of Health Care Integrators” in the subject line, and email 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

  • Office Assistant

  • Department: Office 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. NAC is currently seeking an Office Assistant for its Manhattan location.
    2. FLSA Status: Non-exempt
    3. Reports to: Assistant Director of Office Services
    4. Job summary: Responsible for general office and administrative functions that include supplies procurement and inventory management, assets management and facility management.
    Duties:
    1. General office maintenance
    2. Run bank errands
    3. Deliveries/Pick-Ups
    4. Reception Coverage
    5. Generate Staff/Foster Parent IDs
    6. Making Copies/Distribution;
    7. Mail Distribution (all floors), mailroom and postage meter maintenance;
    8. Equipment Maintenance;
    9. Supply/Order and take inventory;
    10. Collecting paper from offices to be shredded;
    11. Inter-Office Mail Distribution;
    12. Manage 12th floor storage up-keep;
    13. Process Office Service Request Forms;
    14. Ability to troubleshoot office machines;
    15. Regular mail runs, and take Over-Night mail to the nearest UPS drop off box;
    16. Key handling for various offices and closets;
    17. Organize closets, move furniture, break down boxes;
    18. Inspect and maintain the air conditioning rooms;
    19. Clean up spills, floods, clean tables, disinfect office areas;
    20. Take inventory, store and replenish supplies such as paper towels, soap, napkins, toilet tissue, paper cups, c-fold towels and other products;
    21. Events/meeting/Conference room set-up when needed.
    Minimum Requirements:
      • Must have a High School Diploma or its equivalent;

      • Should have prior experience in general office procedures;

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

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

      • One-two years of Reception experience in an office environment is helpful;

      • Must be able to manage a mid to large phone console(s);

      • Must be able to work independently;

      • Works well under pressure;

      • Excellent organizational, problem-solving and communication skills;

      • Has legible handwriting;

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

      Physical Demands

      • Must be able to read reports and use a computer;

      • Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers;

      • The job requires candidate to stand/walk frequently, regularly lift and carry items up to 40lbs and may occasionally involve climbing/bend/kneeling as necessary.

      How to Apply:

      When applying, indicate “Office Assistant” in the subject line of your message and email cover letter and resume to:

      EMAIL: hr@nackidscan.org

      Mary Ann Code

      New Alternatives for Children

      Human Resources Department

      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

  • Saturday Supervisor

  • Department: Family Support

    Part Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Reports to: Senior Director of Operations and Family Support Services
    2. Hours: Saturdays 8:30am-4pm
    3. Job Summary:
    4. Acts as senior staff person on-site during Saturday programming.
    5. Helps to ensure that Saturday visits, activities and events are safe, structured and well-supervised.
    6. Maintains a high level of visibility to staff and clients.
    7. Intervenes quickly to de-escalate potential crises, and responds to incidents as needed.
    Duties:
    1. Addresses urgent or emergency situations, and contacts supervisory staff as indicated; documents all incidents -- particularly those involving EMS and police – and disseminates written reports according to agency guidelines.
    2. Confirms appropriateness of staff assignments for family visits.
    3. Ensures room assignments are in place for family visits and trainings, and ensures appropriate level of staff coverage is arranged for all other trainings, groups, and recreation events taking place on site.
    4. Compiles information from social workers and other staff via the “Family Visit Coverage” and “Child Care Summary” forms. Provides Metro Cards for families, when needed.
    5. In the absence of a form, the Saturday Supervisor conducts follow up and provides the covering worker with necessary details and provides Metro Cards.
    6. Introduces covering staff to families and ensures everyone is clear about family visit structure (supervised, unsupervised, monitored) and expectations.
    7. Provides coverage if no other staff are available, a visit runs late/off schedule, etc.
    8. When necessary/appropriate, receives and responds to incoming calls during Saturday business hours, including on-call phone calls for Foster Care & Prevention.
    9. Saturday Supervisor either responds or directs the call to the appropriate on-call social worker.
    10. Unlocks/locks the office and disarms/arms the alarm, as needed.
    11. Assists with body checks of children in the medical clinic, as needed.
    12. Assists covering staff, groups, and trainers if they need access to needed items (i.e., tables, easels, TV/DVD, games, snacks, additional clothing, etc.)
    13. Resolves or refers transportation related issues as needed
    14. Contacts building staff and NAC administrators to respond to any safety/security or building issues (i.e. leaking toilets, issues with locks, etc.), and functions as Saturday fire warden
    15. Debriefs and conducts follow up with staff as needed.
    Minimum Requirements:
      - Significant practical experience and training on how to intervene during crisis situations

      - Familiarity with child welfare involved families;

      - Knowledge of issues related to family visitation

      - Strong organizational and management skills

      - Experience working with individuals in child welfare preferred

      - Masters degree required; MSW with supervisory-level experience preferred.

      When applying, please email your cover letter and resume to Mary Ann Code at hr@nackidscan.org , and indicate “Saturday Supervisor” in the subject line of your message.
    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Case Associate

  • Department: Foster Care and Adoption

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health and social services agency in NYC with 30+ years of experience serving children with special medical needs and their families. We are currently seeking a Bilingual Case Associate in the Agency's Foster Care and Adoption Department.
    2. Reports to: Director of Specialized Foster Care
    3. Position type: Full-time
    4. Job Summary: Assist Social Workers with various case planning tasks, including making home visits, supervising family visits, making referrals for concrete services and gathering information for adoption home studies.
    Duties:
    1. Conduct foster home visits, visits to birth homes, family visits and other field visits; document visits for electronic case records.
    2. Assist social workers with necessary phone contacts to arrange appointments to make referrals for concrete services.
    3. Attend Family Team Conferences, Family meetings, and any other scheduled case related conferences, as necessary.
    4. Supervise family visits in the office and in the community, acting as a vising coach; document visits for electronic case record.
    5. Accompany and advocate for parents at appointments for public assistance, housing, and other necessary services.
    6. Visit schools to discuss educational progress of children with teachers and other school personnel.
    7. Attend case reviews with multi-disciplinary professional staff.
    8. Assist with data collection for adoption home studies.
    9. Provide other assistance, as might reasonably be required, to support case management and permanency efforts for families with children in foster care.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Minimum Requirements:

      - Bachelor's degree; BSW preferred

      - Child Welfare experience; prior work in foster care preferred.

      - Prior experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds

      - Proficiency in Spanish is required

      How to Apply:

      When applying, indicate “Bilingual Case Associate” in the subject line, and 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

      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

  • Per Diem Waiver Service Provider – CITYWIDE OPENINGS

  • 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

  • Homefinder/Social Worker

  • Department: Foster Care and Adoption Program

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. To assess and prepare prospective foster/adoptive families who will provide homes for children in need. Facilitates the matching process of children referred for placement with the most appropriate family.
    2. Collaborates with agency Recruiter to identify prospective families through community outreach, recruitment fairs, and orientation programs.
    3. Assesses foster parent applicants for their potential suitability as a foster/adoptive parent through in home and office interviews to all household members.
    4. Co-trains prospective foster families in approved pre-certification training curriculum and assists Foster Parent Trainer in ongoing recertification foster parent training for licensed foster parents as necessary.
    5. 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.
    6. Maintains caseload through CONNECTIONS, including bed availability, training, and annual re-certification of assigned families. Maintains hard copy of foster parent records.
    7. Accepts referrals for placement and facilitates appropriate placements into certified homes.
    8. Participates in Family Team Conferences and Case Reviews as needed.
    9. Responsible for 24-hour on-call duty coverage on a rotating basis.
    10. May provide individual therapy and/or group work services as assigned.
    11. May be asked to assist other units on an as needed basis.
    Minimum Requirements:
      - MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW preferred.

      - Child Welfare experience; prior work in foster care preferred.

      - Prior experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds.

      - Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.

      When applying, indicate “Homefinder/Social Worker” 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

  • Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Manhattan

  • 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

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      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

  • Social Worker - Kinship Caregiver Program

  • Department: Kinship Caregiver 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 us in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Social Worker who has the knowledge and passion for working with Kinship care providers and the children they are caring for. The Kinship Care Program is designed to deliver a range of clinical, case management and supportive services. The goal of this program is to ensure that Kinship families receive appropriate services to meet their children’s educational, physical, social/emotional development, and mental health needs. The ideal candidate will be solution-oriented, 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 on some evenings/weekends 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 a multidisciplinary team.
    2. Title: Social Worker
    3. Department: Kinship Caregiver Program
    4. Location: New York New York
    Duties:
    1. Applicants must be strength-based, culturally competent and committed to family preservation and resilience. This is a home and community-based program;
    2. Provide comprehensive psychosocial needs assessment;
    3. Provide trauma-assessment/screening;
    4. Provide family-centered, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities and conduct home visits;
    5. Participate as a team member in weekly case review meetings;
    6. Coordinate services as recommended by NAC’s interdisciplinary treatment team which includes our psychiatrist, psychologist, pediatrician, nurses, educators, parent advocate and entitlement and resource staff;
    7. Provide case coordination with hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and community-based organizations;
    8. Provide information, referral and advocacy services;
    9. Provide education support, intervention and advocacy;
    10. Ensure adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; complete all required documentation in our behavioral health record;
    11. Make use of weekly individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings, and our monthly in-service mental health trainings.
    Minimum Requirements:
      • MSW/MHC from accredited graduate school of social work and mental health counseling; LMSW/ LCSW or LMHC.

      • Knowledge or prior experience in child welfare and the unique needs of Kinship families.

      • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

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

      • Must be comfortable with home and community visits.

      When applying, indicate “Social Worker - Kinship Caregiver Program” 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

  • Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Bronx

  • 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

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      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

  • Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Queens

  • 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

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      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

  • Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Staten Island

  • 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

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      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

  • Care Manager

  • 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

  • Pediatric Nurse, RN - Prevention and Foster Care

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. As members of NAC’s nursing team, responsible for a caseload of families, pediatric nurses assess, teach, provide anticipatory guidance, and coordinate care for children living with medical complexity and their families. The nurse provides these services during regularly scheduled home visits and on-site in our Article 28 clinic. Nursing care is delivered in collaboration with NAC’s outstanding team of social workers, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff.
    2. Responsibilities
    3. Supervise the clinic activities to ensure that encounters occur in a timely fashion.
    4. Obtain and document vital signs; perform venipuncture and collect specimens for various labs; perform vision and hearing screening; administer immunizations as ordered by MD/PNP. Assess and triage sick visits.
    5. Assess the medical needs of each child by reviewing his or her diagnosis, birth history, and inpatient and outpatient records.
    6. Initiate, maintain, and update health care plans for each child, assuring quality of care.
    7. 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.
    8. Make referrals for community-based care and provide follow-up as needed.
    9. Make home visits to children in the Prevention and Foster Care Programs, according to program guidelines.
    10. Collaborate with social workers, education specialists, recreation staff, mental health and other medical professionals to assess each child’s health care needs and problems and implement health care plans. Participate actively in multidisciplinary Clinical Care Conferences.
    11. Provide direct care to patients that includes (but not limited to) providing treatment for asthma, conducting physical assessment in cases of suspected child maltreatment, and delivery of emergency care. Ensure accurate and timely documentation of all patient care activities.
    12. Provide telephone triage and advice to parents.
    13. Assist in administrative duties, when needed.
    14. Assist in quality assurance activities involving services provided to children in assigned caseload, including maintaining up-to-date medical record documentation.
    15. Provide follow-up on all children taking psychotropic medications. Serve as liaison to child psychiatrist.
    16. Accompany NAC staff on field trips to monitor the medical needs of a child.
    17. This may require some weekend work.
    Duties:
    1. Work Schedule: Full-time - 35 hours per week. Shifts are generally Monday – Friday, and range from 9am-5pm to 11:30am – 7:30pm. One Saturday shift every 6 weeks, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Minimum Requirements:
      • Current New York RN license (in good standing) required

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required

      • Post graduate experience in pediatrics, maternal child health, and/or home care preferred.

      • Bilingual (English / Spanish) a plus.

      • Computer Literacy required - experience with using electronic health records preferred.

      •When applying, indicate “Pediatric Nurse, RN” 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

      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

  • Supervisor of Care Managers

  • Department: Children's Health Home Program

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR, CHILDREN’S HEALTH HOME PROGRAM
    2. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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. 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).
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Supervises and monitors performance of Care Managers in carrying out wide range of functions that include:
    6. Collecting assessment information from providers to determine client enrollment eligibility;
    7. Accessing online IT systems to enroll clients in the Health Home program, enter CANS-NY data, care management activities, progress notes, billing data, etc.
    8. Coordinating meetings with child’s family and care team members to develop the client's Individualized Plan of Care (POC);
    9. Identifying available community-based resources based on the POC and
    10. managing service coordination and utilization, including service referrals, access, engagement and follow-up, and ensuring communication among providers;
    11. Meeting client contact requirements, including face-to-face visits in child's home on a consistent schedule.
    12. 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 EHR patient record, as appropriate.
    13. 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.
    14. Leads and coordinates ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position.
    15. Participates in ongoing trainings to maintain high quality program standards.
    16. All other duties, as required by agency.
    Minimum Requirements:
      ● A Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field with at least two years of related 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

  • Social Worker, Healthy@Home Program (Bronx)

  • Department: Healthy@Home

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. The Healthy @ Home Program is a comprehensive and multifaceted program that is designed to improve access to health, mental health and social services to families caring for children and youth with complex medical conditions. Families will receive support to deal with the range of feelings and concerns associated with caring for a medically fragile child.
    2. Social Worker will provide the following services:
    3. Home Visits to facilitate engagement, provide family support, counseling, opportunities to observe family interaction; reach out to families that are isolated, promote positive parent interactions & promote safety in the home;
    4. Case Management services for families to promote support and improve the well-being of each family member( index-child, siblings, parents & caretakers);
    5. Carry a caseload of at least 15 families;
    6. Conduct Home visits within the NYC 5 boroughs;
    7. Conduct Psychosocial assessments, which includes trauma screening;
    8. Service planning & Goal Setting;
    9. Service plan implementation;
    10. Service coordination, monitoring & follow-up;
    11. On-going reassessment of clients’ needs;
    12. Crisis Intervention;
    13. Advocacy;
    14. Assistance with benefits and entitlements;
    15. Interface with Community Physicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social workers, School Teachers and Staff, Home Care agencies, Hospitals, Community Clinics, Administration for Children Services, and the like;
    16. Complete continued education as required by NYS Office of Professions;
    17. Weekly Supervision;
    18. Participate in Staff Meetings;
    19. Participate in Interdisciplinary meetings and case reviews.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS:

      Master of Social Work degree required.

      LMSW preferred.

      Experience in working with children living with medical complexities and their families.

      Ability to easily engage individuals of all backgrounds and socio-economic status.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      When applying, indicate “Bronx Social Worker, Healthy @ Home Program” 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

  • Van Driver

  • Department: Transportation

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Provides safe and efficient transportation for NAC staff and clients. Provides a consistently high quality support service. Collaborates with Transportation Supervisor to manage vehicle. Promotes and maintains full cooperation and professionalism with team members, staff from other departments, and all NAC clientele.
    2. Key Responsibilities:
    3. 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.
    4. Maintains van in good working condition – conducts regular inspections and seek repairs and maintenance as needed.
    5. Ensures that the van is clean and safe.
    6. Keeps van properly stocked with fully functioning seat-belts, tie-downs, car seats, first-aid kit, maps and a fire extinguisher.
    7. Parks van in a safe and secure location within 1-2 miles of home location.
    8. Supervises van as needed.
    9. Coordinates with supervisor and case aides to organize transportation of agency staff and/or medically fragile children and their families.
    10. Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.
    Duties:
    1. Physical Demands:
    2. Ability to operate and maintain vehicle in a safe manner at all times. Requires particular visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment
    3. Must be able to climb in and out of vehicle(s) repeatedly
    4. Requires prolonged sitting while in vehicle, and an ability to work in severe weather conditions (both heat and cold)
    5. Ability to push or pull wheelchairs and their occupants safely to and from vehicle and other locations as needed
    6. Must be able to stoop, kneel or crouch in order to safely secure and unlock wheelchairs in the van
    7. Must be able to push or lift 50 lbs. repeatedly
    Minimum Requirements:
      1.A CDL is a plus but not a requirement.

      2. Three to five years experience transporting individuals with disabilities or medical conditions, etc. is a plus but not a required.

      3. Minimum of three consecutive years with a clean license.

      4. Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule – some later evenings and some Saturdays.

      5. One year of experience working with children and/or older individuals with disabilities or medical conditions, etc. is preferred.

      6. Ability and interest in working with a multi-disciplinary staff.

      7. Ability to communicate in Spanish is advantageous.

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

      9. NYC residency required for business purposes.

      10. Ability to operate and maintain equipment in a safe manner at all time, combined with 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.

      11. Requires prolonged sitting while on vans, and an ability to work in severe weather conditions (both heat and cold)

      12. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly.

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Social Work Supervisor - Foster Care and Adoption

  • 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

  • Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Brooklyn

  • 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

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      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

  • Per Diem Mobile Medical Unit Driver

  • Department: Transportation

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. The Driver will operate the 39-foot Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) and take substantial responsibility for this vehicle.
    2. The Driver plays a key role in making sure that the MMU is consistently available as anticipated and able to keep medical appointments with clients.
    Duties:
    1. • Drive the MMU to and from pre-arranged sites where medical and mental health staff can provide services to clients/patients.
    2. Use a monthly expense account to assure that the vehicle has sufficient gas, funds for tolls and other vehicle needs.
    3. Fill the diesel tank as needed.
    4. • Assist in determining appropriate locations for securely parking the MMU for the purpose of providing services.
    5. Park the MMU in its designated storage location and ensure the vehicle is plugged into a source of electricity at all times while garaged.
    6. • Oversee vehicle maintenance by recording and tracking all mechanical and maintenance issues, scheduling regular maintenance, and handling arrangements for any unanticipated maintenance in a timely manner.
    7. Develop a relationship with the maintenance facility to help in keeping the MMU on schedule and operating in optimum condition.
    8. Communicate with Director of Operations and/or designee on budget requirements related to vehicle maintenance.
    9. Drive the MMU to the provider of maintenance and repair services.
    10. • Work with the Transportation Supervisor or Director of Operations to ensure they are aware of any need for alternate Driver coverage should the primary Driver be unavailable.
    11. • Maintain cleanliness of the MMU’s interior and exterior physical structure.
    12. While cleaning resources may be used, the Driver is responsible to see that cleaning is accomplished.
    13. The Driver will not be obligated to clean, maintain or repair any of the clinical equipment in or attached to the MMU.
    14. • Greet all clients and staff in a friendly and welcoming manner and assist anyone who needs help to enter the MMU.
    15. • Oversee the safety and security of the MMU and report any suspicious activity or issues to the appropriate authorities.
    16. Assist clinical personnel with any security issues or disorderly conduct on the vehicle.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Must have a clean, class A or class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) and at least 1-3 years of related driving experience. Experience in driving a similar vehicle is a plus.

      Thorough knowledge of driving throughout the five boroughs of NYC.

      Friendly, outgoing, responsible nature.

      Prompt and on-time.

      Displays appropriate behavior, dresses neatly and in appropriate attire, and is comfortable with clients – both children and their parents who may have special medical and/or mental health needs.

      Also comfortable with clinical staff.

      Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.
    Salary: $35,000 plus benefits

  • Social Worker (Preventive Services) (BRONX)

  • Department: Prevention

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health and social services agency in NYC with 30 years of experience serving children with special medical needs and their families.
    2. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Social Worker in the agency’s Special Medical/Developmental Prevention Program at our Bronx location.
    3. Title: Social Worker
    4. Department: Special Medical/Developmental Prevention Services
    5. Location: Bronx Site, 1775 Grand Concourse, 7th Floor, Bronx, NY 10453
    6. Responsibilities:
    7. 1. Provides casework and clinical services to children and families utilizing individual, group and family modalities.
    8. Coordinates services for a caseload of 10-11 families as recommended by NAC’s multi-disciplinary treatment team.
    9. 2. Provides intensive social work services to children and families in order to implement the goals and tasks of the Family Assessment and Service Plan (FASP).
    10. 3. Conducts home visits to families.
    11. 4. Ensures adherence to agency policies and ACS regulatory requirements.
    12. 5. Makes adequate use of individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings and mental health in-service. Group supervision offered for those working toward clinical licensure.
    13. 6. Completes ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation conforms to agency, city and state regulatory requirements.
    14. 7. Participates as a treatment team member in agency case review meetings.
    15. 8. Has responsibility for a 24-hour on-call duty on a rotating basis.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Minimum Requirements:

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

      2. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

      3. Knowledge of health-related factors in working with chronically ill children, as well as experience in the area of child development.

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

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

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Please indicate "Bronx 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

  • Bilingual Social Worker, Preventive Services (BRONX)

  • Department: Special Medical/Developmental Prevention

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health and social services agency in NYC with 30 years of experience serving children with special medical needs and their families.
    2. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Bilingual Social Worker in the agency’s Special Medical/Developmental Prevention Program at our Bronx location.
    3. Title: Bilingual Social Worker
    4. Department: Special Medical/Developmental Prevention
    5. Location: Bronx Site, 1775 Grand Concourse, 7th Floor, Bronx, NY 10453
    6. Responsibilities:
    7. Provides casework and clinical services to children and families utilizing individual, group and family modalities.
    8. Coordinates services for a caseload of 10-11 families as recommended by NAC’s multi-disciplinary treatment team.
    9. 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).
    10. Conducts home visits to families.
    11. Ensures adherence to agency policies and ACS regulatory requirements.
    12. Makes adequate use of individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings and mental health in-service.
    13. Group supervision offered for those working toward clinical licensure.
    14. Completes ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation conforms to agency, city and state regulatory requirements.
    15. Participates as a treatment team member in agency case review meetings.
    16. Has responsibility for a 24-hour on-call duty on a rotating basis.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Minimum Requirements:

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

      2. Proficiency in Spanish is required.

      3. Knowledge of health-related factors in working with chronically ill children, as well as experience in the area of child development is a plus.

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

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

      HOW TO APPLY:

      Please indicate "Bronx Prevention Bilingual 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

  • Health Care Integrator (Social Worker) Manhattan and Bronx

  • 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

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