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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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  • EHR Technical Support Specialist

  • Department: Quality Improvement

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. TITLE: EHR Technical Support Specialist
    2. DEPARTMENT: Quality Improvement
    3. SUPERVISOR:
    4. EHR Director
    5. RESPONSIBILITY:
    6. The EHR Technical Support Specialist provides the technical support for the implementation of EHR and other health information technologies before and during implementation of health IT systems in clinical and public health settings.
    7. DUTIES:
    8. • Configure software to meet practice needs, including editing or creating forms according to regulatory and/or best practice standards;
    9. • Incorporate usability principles into design and implementation;
    10. • Test the software against performance specifications;
    11. • Maintain systems and serve as an enterprise-wide consultant for all HIT implementation;
    12. • Identify technical barriers to full implementation, system use, and data entry/extraction, troubleshooting and recording resolutions expeditiously;
    13. • Maintain contact with the vendor “community”, tracking updates, upgrades, and user guidance for enhanced user functionality;
    14. • Interface with internal IT department for hardware deployment, security, and special projects;
    15. • Interact with the vendors as needed to rectify problems that occur during the deployment and maintenance process, including submission of help desk tickets and tracking support requests.
    16. • Other duties as assigned.
    17. QUALIFICATIONS:
    18. • Requires Bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration, information technology or a related field.
    19. • Requires one or more years of experience with electronic health records, technology support, and/or systems training.
    20. • Requires proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
    21. • Must have previous training, implementation, and systems build experience;
    22. • Must have previous experience working in the healthcare arena with EHR systems;
    23. • Experience working with clinical staff is preferred.
    24. HOURS:
    25. • 35 hours per week
    26. • Work week is typically Monday through Friday
    Minimum Requirements:
      When applying, indicate “EHR Technical Support Specialist” in the subject line, and submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

      37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      E-mail: 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 Behavior Technician (ABA Therapist)

  • Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Title: Behavior Technician (ABA Therapist)
    2. Per Diem: Between the hours of 3-8pm during weekdays and between the hours of 10-4pm on Saturdays
    3. Supervisor: Reports to Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Coordinator (BCBA, LBA)
    4. Organization: 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 New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC), an award winning child welfare agency with 35 years of experience exclusively serving children with complex, chronic medical conditions and co-occurring mental health challenges and their families. 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. The organization is located in midtown Manhattan with a new satellite office in the Bronx.
    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.
    6. Duties:
    7. - 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
    8. - Collect and graph ABA program and behavioral data per session
    9. - Take daily descriptive log notes of each session
    10. - Maintain client records and program data
    11. - 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.

      These statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

      When applying, indicate “Behavior Technician (ABA Therapist)” in the subject line, and submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

      37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      E-mail: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Education Specialist for High School and College Bound

  • Department: Education

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an innovative and comprehensive child welfare and social services agency that provides essential support to families with at least one family member who has a disability and/or chronic medical condition. Children and their families enter into NAC’s services through the city’s foster care system, preventive services, or by way of community referral. All of our clients have access to a wide array of services including intensive, multi-faceted support for children’s educational needs.
    2. As such, we are looking for a creative problem solver to join a fun, hardworking team as an Education Specialist for High School and College Bound (HSCB) who will assist students and families from all NAC programs including foster care, prevention, and aftercare to access appropriate and meaningful educational services. In addition, the HSCB Education Specialist will assist in the development and delivery of opportunities related to the College Bound program related to the promotion of caregiver and student self-advocacy and empowerment.
    3. Responsibilities of the Education Specialist for High School and College Bound:
    4. • Primary responsibility is to support NAC families in accessing appropriate educational and developmental services.
    5. • Report to the Senior Coordinator of High School and College Bound.
    6. • Serve as a resource to NAC social workers/case managers, as well as, to caregivers and youth in providing technical assistance and guidance with educational matters.
    7. • Liaise with school staff and city agency officials and offices to ensure school/program compliance with federal, state and city laws and regulations.
    8. • Work with teachers and service providers on matters of academic support and related services.
    9. • Support “College Bound” program to identify and support high school students through college prep and college application.
    10. • Assist with and/or facilitate NAC-based College Bound programs, presentations, and workshops.
    11. • Participate in NAC case conferences, school visits, classroom observations, and IEP meetings among other meetings, as necessary.
    12. • Collaborate on grant reporting and application opportunities.
    13. • Participate in agency data project.
    14. Experience and Qualifications:
    15. • Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education, Social Work, or a related field.
    16. • Knowledge of Federal, State, and City regulations regarding provision of special education and general education services.
    17. • Comfortable with high school level academics, Regents exams, and college admission requirements.
    18. • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    19. • Excellent written and oral skills.
    20. • Willingness to travel throughout NYC, as needed
    21. • Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.
    22. Salary Range: Based on Experience
    Minimum Requirements:
      When applying, indicate “Education Specialist for High School and College Bound” in the subject line, and submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

      37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      E-mail: 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

  • Education Specialist Generalist

  • Department: Education

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an innovative and comprehensive child welfare and social services agency that provides essential support to families with at least one family member who has a disability and/or chronic medical condition. Children and their families enter into NAC’s services through the city’s foster care system, preventive services, or by way of community referral. All of our clients have access to a wide array of services including intensive, multi-faceted support for children’s educational needs.
    2. As such, NAC is looking for a creative problem solver to join a fun, hardworking team as an Education Specialist Generalist who will support families with children of all ages from all of NAC programs in wide-ranging school/schooling related matters. Additionally, the Education Specialist Generalist will assist in the development and delivery of opportunities related to the promotion of caregiver and student self-advocacy and empowerment.
    3. Responsibilities of the Education Specialist Generalist:
    4. • Primary responsibility is to support NAC families in accessing appropriate educational and developmental services.
    5. • Report to the assistant director of education.
    6. • Serve as a resource to NAC social workers/case managers, as well as, to caregivers and youth in providing technical assistance and guidance with educational matters.
    7. • Coordinate with early intervention and preschool special education service providers.
    8. • Liaise with school staff and city agency officials and offices to ensure school/program compliance with federal, state and city laws and regulations.
    9. • Work with teachers and service providers on matters of academic support and related services.
    10. • Participate in NAC case conferences, school visits, classroom observations, and IFSP/IEP meetings among other meetings, as necessary.
    11. • Assist with and/or facilitate NAC-based programs, presentations, and workshops.
    12. • Collaborate on grant reporting and application opportunities.
    13. • Participate in agency data project. `
    14. Experience and Qualifications:
    15. • Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education, Social Work, or a related field.
    16. • At least one year of relevant experience; 3 years’ experience preferred.
    17. • Knowledge of and/or experience with federal, state, and city special education and early intervention laws and regulations.
    18. • Knowledge of child development.
    19. • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills.
    20. • Knowledge of and/or experience with the New York City public school system and/or early learning centers and service providers a plus.
    21. • Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.
    22. Salary Range: Based on Experience
    Minimum Requirements:
      When applying, indicate “Education Specialist Generalist” in the subject line, and submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

      37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-545-7375

      E-mail: hr@nackidscan.org

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

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    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Medical Biller

  • Department: Billing Department

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. JOB TITLE: Medical Biller
    2. DEPARTMENT: Billing Department
    3. REPORTS TO: Billing Manager
    4. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
    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, healthcare and social services.
    6. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Medical Biller.
    7. NAC has two NYS licensed onsite clinics: An Article 31 Mental Health Treatment Clinic and Article 28 Diagnostic & Treatment Center; and a Mobile Medical Clinic. It also has two Medicaid funded programs: Bridge to Health (B2H) and the Children’s Health Home Program. The Medicaid Biller will work under the supervision of the Billing Manager in carrying out billing and collections activities related to the agency’s clinics and B2H program.
    Duties:
    1. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    2. •Carry out billing and collections activities according to specified timeframes.
    3. •Perform data entry related to billing
    4. •Verify client eligibility for Medicaid and MCOs
    5. •Follow up on payment denials and other remittance issues under direction of supervisor
    6. o Participate in new referral verification process
    7. o Participate in claim resubmission projects as requested
    8. o Participate in B2H and Health Home program billing and collections as requested
    9. •Participate in the transition from Accumed to MyEvolv billing
    10. •Perform all functions according to departmental
    11. policies and procedures
    12. •Work as part of a team in collaboration with departmental staff, clinic providers and administrators, and management
    13. •Perform other duties as assigned
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:

      •Associates degree required

      •Some familiarity with Medicaid and MCO billing

      In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following competencies:

      •Ability to work as part of a team

      •Flexibility in carrying out new tasks as required

      •Good interpersonal skills

      •Strong attention to details and organizational skills

      •Computer skills

      When applying, indicate “Medical Biller” in the subject line, and submit resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to:

      Mary Ann Code

      Human Resources Department

      New Alternatives for Children

      37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor

      New York, NY 10010

      Fax: 212-696-1602

      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

  • Director of Mental Health Services

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. TITLE:
    2. Director of Mental Health Services
    3. SUPERVISOR:
    4. Executive Officer
    5. RESPONSIBILITY:
    6. Provide administrative oversight to an Article 31 out-patient Mental Health Clinic in a new state of the art Comprehensive Healthcare Center located in Midtown Manhattan at New Alternatives for Children, Inc., (NAC) a social services agency. NAC promotes the resiliency and success of medically complex children, youth, and their families who are impacted by trauma, poverty, and other challenging socioeconomic circumstances through coordinated mental and medical healthcare, education, and family support services.
    7. Working from a solutions oriented approach, the Medical Director monitors clinical performance to ensure medical services and operations are in compliance with all applicable regulatory and licensing agencies. As a member of the Senior Leadership team, the Medical Director is responsible for implementing, reviewing and developing Clinical protocols, performance objectives, productivity benchmarks, compliance measures, provider workflow planning and provider scheduling. Also, the position serves as coach/mentor/trainer to staff providers, giving guidance in best practices, troubleshooting of medical services and operations issues in priority of urgency according to NAC policy and standards. The Medical Director will also represent the Clinic at required meetings with affiliated agencies. As a licensed MD the Medical Director will also provide direct patient services in addition to their duties in administration.
    Duties:
    1. DUTIES:
    2. • Conduct comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and diagnostic assessments of children, adolescents and adults.
    3. • Prepare timely reports on findings of the evaluations including diagnostic impressions and treatment recommendations.
    4. • Provide psychiatric consultation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults; including psychopharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy.
    5. • Coordinate and consult with community mental health providers for NAC clients, as needed.
    6. • Provide emergency psychiatric consultation and crisis intervention services to NAC clients in collaboration with the treatment team as needed.
    7. • Team consultation and clinical supervision, participation in interdisciplinary treatment planning meetings;
    8. • Review and sign off on initial treatment plans and treatment plan reviews. Consult with social work and medical staff on clinical case issues in multi-disciplinary team model.
    9. • Supervise Staff Psychiatrist/s, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Director of Mental Health Services, Associate Director of Psychological Services, ASD Program Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant.
    10. • Provide supervision for admission UR in determining diagnostic formulation and case disposition.
    11. • Participate in various administrative/clinical staff meetings to include, but not limited to, Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, Mental Health Staff Departmental meeting, Interdisciplinary Case Reviews, Program Development and Research meetings as requested.
    12. • Assist with planning to evaluate performance levels, quality of care/services, productivity, and future needs.
    13. • Recruiting and hiring of staff for the department
    14. • Monitor quality and appropriateness of medical care
    15. • Provide guidance and leadership for performance guidelines
    16. • Develop policies and procedures
    17. • Manage strategic development
    18. • Oversee documentation and treatment planning
    19. • Ensure clinical services and operations are in compliance with all applicable regulatory and licensing agencies. Assesses all matters of clinical compliance and provides timely recommendations for corrective action and quality improvement.
    20. • Develop relationships with local hospitals and specialty providers for referrals and for provision of inpatient care, seek out available medical resources, and secure medical access for NAC clients.
    21. • Provide additional assistance within and outside of clinical arena, as requested and/or as appropriate, to ensure the ongoing success of the agency.
    Minimum Requirements:
      QUALIFICATIONS:

      Requires M.D. Degree.

      Must have completed general psychiatry residency training and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training. Must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Must have NYS license and DEA registration.

      Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

      Strongly prefer minimum 8 to 10 years of experience in progressively responsible administrative or management related positions within a mental healthcare environment, preferably in medically fragile, child welfare population and underserved communities.

      Previous experience supervising providers and other clinical staff is essential, with demonstrated record of success.

      Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to and responsiveness in dealing with cultural and socio-economic diversity of client population.

      Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to staff and to build the trust and respect of patients, staff, colleagues, external contacts, and other NAC members.

      Excellent problem solving skills required, including creativity, resourcefulness, timeliness, and technical knowledge related to analyzing and resolving clinical/administrative problems.

      Current, relevant, and substantial knowledge of areas related to health center licensing and operations, e.g., legal/regulatory, administrative, policy, protocols, and other clinical issues, especially within a managed care environment, required

      HOURS:

      Full Time position, Monday thru Friday

      SALARY: Highly competitive salary commensurate with background and experience.

      HOW TO APPLY:

      When applying, indicate “Director of Mental Health Services” 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 Family Team Conference Facilitator

  • Department: Foster Care & Adoption

    Per Diem

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. To facilitate and focus Family Team Conferences on a common task to reach a decision about permanency that protects and provides safety for the child or children.
    Duties:
    1. Adhere to the principles and values of shared family team decision making, viewing parents and youth as experts and valuing straight talk and full disclosure, in order to help motivate families for change.
    2. -Manage the process and structure of the conference and strive to develop a consensus decision with all participants, but always with agency staff.
    3. -Document the strengths and concerns as well as action plans agreed upon in the conference and provide a copy to all participants.
    4. -Must accurately record information and decisions in CONNECTIONS and complete Third Party Tabs for FASPS.
    5. -Conduct pre-conferences and maintain contact with Foster Care case planning staff.
    6. -Work collaboratively with the Foster Care department, including Administrative Assistant around scheduling.
    7. Skills:
    8. -Must operate from a strengths based perspective and have excellent engagement skills.
    9. -Must have excellent assessment skills and verbal summarization skills.
    10. -Crisis de-escalation skills and knowledge of community resources a plus.
    11. -Must be able to provide a safe environment to permit communication during conferences, assist in assessing and addressing safety risks.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Requirements:

      MSW.

      LMSW preferred.

      Knowledge of the child welfare system.

      Prior participation in FTCs a plus.

      Completion of Family Team Conference Integrated Training through ACS a plus.

      Individuals who are willing to complete the 4 day training for the position may apply.

      When applying, indicate “Per Diem Family Team Conference Facilitator” 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

    Salary: Based on Experience

  • Bilingual Homefinder/Social Worker

  • Department: Foster Care and Adoption Program

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Key Responsibilities:
    2. 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.
    3. 2. Collaborates with agency Recruiter to identify prospective families through community outreach, recruitment fairs, and orientation programs.
    4. 3. Assesses foster parent applicants for their potential suitability as a foster/adoptive parent through in home and office interviews to all household members.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 6. Maintains caseload through CONNECTIONS, including bed availability, training, and annual re-certification of assigned families. Maintains hard copy of foster parent records.
    8. 7. Accepts referrals for placement and facilitates appropriate placements into certified homes.
    9. 8. Participates in Family Team Conferences and Case Reviews as needed.
    10. 9. Responsible for 24-hour on-call duty coverage on a rotating basis.
    11. 10. May provide individual therapy and/or group work services as assigned.
    12. 11. May be asked to assist other units on an as needed basis.
    Minimum Requirements:
      Minimum Requirements:

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

      Child Welfare experience; prior work in foster care preferred.

      Prior experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds.

      Comprehensive oral and written Spanish language skills required.

      When applying, indicate “Bilingual 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, 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

  • Bronx Bilingual Social Worker, Healthy @ Home Program

  • Department: Healthy @ Home

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Bi-lingual Social Worker position in the agency's Healthy @ Home Program at our new Bronx satellite office located at 1775 Grand Concourse. 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.
    Duties:
    1. Social Worker will provide the following services:
    2. •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;
    3. •Case Management services for families to promote support and improve the well-being of each family member ( index-child, siblings, parents & caretakers);
    4. •Carry a caseload of at least 15 families;
    5. •Conduct Home visits within the NYC 5 boroughs;
    6. •Conduct Psychosocial assessments, which includes trauma screening;
    7. •Service planning & Goal Setting;
    8. •Service plan implementation;
    9. •Service coordination, monitoring & follow-up;
    10. •On-going reassessment of clients’ needs;
    11. •Crisis Intervention;
    12. •Advocacy;
    13. •Assistance with benefits & entitlements;
    14. •Interface with Community Physicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social workers, School Teachers and Staff, Home Care agencies, Hospitals, Palliative/Hospice Agencies, Community Clinics, Administration for Children Services, and the like;
    15. •Complete continued education as required by NYS Office of Professions;
    16. •Weekly Supervision;
    17. •Participate in Staff Meetings;
    18. •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.

      Bilingual (Spanish) is required.

      When applying, indicate “Bronx Bilingual 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, 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

  • Housing Coordinator

  • Full Time

    Key Responsibilities:
    1. Under the supervisor of the Director of Resources, Advocacy & Homelessness Prevention, NAC’s Housing Coordinator will:
    2. Build and maintain a list of Landlords, Brokers and housing complexes in all 5 borough and assist these clients to secure housing. This will include in-person advocacy and relationship building in all 5 boroughs, “cold calls” and walk-ins meetings with Brokers and apartment complexes.
    3. Locating apartments near the Bronx NAC office for clients.
    4. Assist clients with their housing search via the internet & NAC contacts. This includes helping to schedule meetings with Brokers and/or landlords and attending those meeting with clients.
    5. Assist youth in the Foster Care & Adoption Department with the housing applications, advocacy and follow up to ensure they receive housing before they age or sign out of Foster Care. This includes assistance via NYCHA, Supportive Housing and Market Rate Apartment as well as liaising with NAC’s Grant coordinator & Resource Specialist to ensure the youth has furniture and any other emergency housing needs.
    6. Assist clients with applications to HRA’s Shelter Allowance, Family Eviction Prevention Services (FEPS), ACS Prevention Subsidy, NAC housing grants and other housing programs.
    7. Maintain up to date knowledge of NYC’s various housing programs including NYCHA, Section 8, LINC, Supportive Housing, TBRA, Housing Lottery Program, Mitchell Lama, and market rate apartments.
    8. Assist in-person with Housing Court cases (Arrears, Holdover and Housing Preservation) in all 5 boroughs and connect clients to funders and subsidy programs to assist with ongoing rent as well as rent arrears as needed.
    9. Laisse with HPD, HUD, NYCHA, Homebase as needed to advocate for housing and expedite applications.
    10. Maintain knowledge of NYC’s Housing Court process.
    11. Escort clients to the PATH shelter and assist with intake and advocacy when they are entering the shelter system.
    12. Reports to the Director of Resources, Advocacy & Homelessness prevention
    13. When applying, indicate “Housing Coordinator” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:
    14. Mary Ann Code
    15. Human Resources Department
    16. New Alternatives for Children
    17. 37 West 26th Street, 11th Floor
    18. New York, NY 10010
    19. Fax: 212-545-7375
    20. Phone: 212-994-7938
    21. Email: HR@nackidscan.org
    22. To learn more about New Alternatives for Children, Inc., please visit our website: www.nackidscan.org
    23. “WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY
    Minimum Requirements:
      Salary:

    1. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Manhattan

    2. 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

    3. Family Team Conference (FTC) Coordinator

    4. Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. TITLE:
      2. Family Team Conference (FTC) Coordinator
      3. SUPERVISOR:
      4. Director of Foster Care and Adoption
      5. RESPONSIBILITY:
      6. Clinical and administrative oversight of the FTC services for NAC's Foster Care and Preventive Services programs, supervision of FTC Facilitators and liaison with ACS Family Permanency Services concerning Family Team Conferencing.
      Duties:
      1. DUTIES:
      2. • Responsible for ensuring that all family team conferences are held.
      3. • Facilitates family team conferences, as well as holds pre-conferences with the case planning team.
      4. • Supervises all agency Foster Care Per Diem FTC Facilitators.
      5. • Communicates with and monitors the Administrative Assistant around FTC duties which include creating the monthly FTC schedule, ensuring that outreach letters are sent to all family team conference participants, scheduling space for conferences, making Facilitator assignments, making Interpreter assignments, obtaining supplies, and facilitating any other special needs requests.
      6. • Serve as FTC liaison between NAC and ACS, scheduling quarterly meetings with ACS, requesting ACS facilitators for “critical” conferences, and facilitating communication around any interagency FTC concerns.
      7. • Responsible for external reports to ACS.
      8. • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring that all agency facilitated FTC documentation is entered in to CONNECTIONS.
      9. • Responsible for Quality Improvement activities related to Family Team Conferencing (monitors the quality of the FTC summaries and outcomes).
      10. • Collects statistical data on Family Team Conferences.
      11. • Provides ongoing education to clients and staff on Family Team Conferencing.
      12. • Additional duties as assigned, based on the needs of the Foster Care Department/agency.
      Minimum Requirements:
        QUALIFICATIONS:

        LMSW degree (LCSW preferred); from 3 to 5 years of documented, relevant experience in a child welfare environment; knowledge of NYC Children’s Services Family Team Conferencing Model and will be FTC trained or eligible to be trained; strong clinical skills and strengths based perspective; knowledge of core principles and standards for child welfare practices, ACS and OCFS regulatory standards; strong organizational and administrative skills; Bilingual a plus.

        HOURS:

        this position is normally 9-5, with occasional weeknights or Saturdays to accommodate clients’ schedules (flexibility required).

        When applying, indicate “Family Team Conference (FTC) Coordinator” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to:

        Mary Ann Code

        Human Resources Department

        New Alternatives for Children

        37 West 26th Street, 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

    5. Social Worker - Kinship Caregiver Program

    6. Department: Kinship Caregiver Program

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award winning child welfare, health and social service agency in NYC with 35 years of experience in serving children with special needs and their families. NAC is currently seeking qualified social workers to work in our Kinship Care Program. Our Kinship Care Program is designed to deliver a range of clinical, case management and supportive services to Kinship care providers and the children that they are caring for. 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.
      2. Applicants must be strength-based, culturally competent and committed to family preservation and resilience. This is a home and community-based program.
      3. Title: Social Worker
      4. Department:
      5. Kinship Caregiver Program
      6. Location: 37 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
      7. Responsibilities:
      8. Provides comprehensive psychosocial needs assessment;
      9. Provides trauma-assessment/screening;
      10. Provides family-centered, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities, conducts home visits;
      11. Participates as a team member in weekly case review meetings;
      12. 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;
      13. Provides case coordination with hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and community-based organizations;
      14. Provides Information, referral and advocacy services;
      15. Provides education support, intervention and advocacy;
      16. Ensures adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; completes all required documentation in our behavioral health record.
      17. Makes use of weekly individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings, and our monthly in-service mental health trainings.
      Minimum Requirements:
        Minimum Requirements:

        • MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW and/or LCSW required.

        • Knowledge or prior experience in child welfare and the unique needs of Kinship families with 3- 5 years of experience preferred; new graduates with strong child welfare experience will be considered.

        • 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.

        When applying, indicate “Social Worker - Kinship Caregiver 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

    7. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Bronx

    8. 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

    9. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Queens

    10. Department: Bridges to Health

      Per Diem

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

    11. Foster Parent Recruiter

    12. Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a not-for-profit health and child welfare agency in Midtown Manhattan that provides comprehensive family support services to medically-fragile children and their siblings. We are currently seeking a creative and dynamic recruiter to join our foster care and adoption department. This person must believe that every child deserves a home and be committed to identifying foster families who are willing to make long-term commitments to the children that we serve. The recruiter is expected to design and implement a results-based recruitment campaign that generates 500 parent inquiries and 50 newly certified foster homes per year. This applicant must be outgoing, enthusiastic and willing to travel to diverse neighborhoods throughout NYC and; to Long Island and Westchester counties.
      Duties:
      1. Key Responsibilities:
      2. -Develop and implement creative marketing and outreach strategies designed to attract potential foster parents.
      3. -Organize, develop and implement recruitment events in a broad range of venues: hospitals, colleges, faith-based organizations, various housing complexes, public libraries, police precincts, community organizations, etc.
      4. -Represent NAC in diverse communities through out the NY region by developing professional alliances and relationships and facilitating public education about foster care.
      5. -Represent NAC at recruitment fairs or events to recruit foster parents.
      6. -Place advertisements in newspapers, appropriate newsletters, community bulletins, on buses and in other transportation milieus.
      7. -Assist with the preparation and placement of public service announcements on radio and local access cable TV.
      8. -Contact professional organizations in fields where members may be interested in becoming foster parents such as; nursing, home care, early childhood education and other caring professions and recruit through these organizations.
      9. -Plan an annual recruitment event during May-National Foster Care Month-to educate the public about the need for foster parents.
      10. -Screen prospective foster parents and conduct informational meetings.
      11. -Work with existing NAC Foster/Adoptive Parents as well as NAC staff, volunteers and other members of the NAC family, to identify individuals with whom they are acquainted that may be interested. Process finders’ fees.
      12. -Collaborate with the Homefinding team to determine recruitment strategies that have resulted in the successful certification of foster homes and report monthly recruitment activities to the Homefinding Supervisor.
      13. - Assist with training, intake, homestudies, as needed
      Minimum Requirements:
        Requirements:

        Master’s degree in social work or a related field. Education and experience must combine to demonstrate a commitment to social issues; an affinity for working with people from a variety of backgrounds; and some experience with marketing, outreach and recruitment. Basic computer skills and organizational (record keeping) skills are required along with writing ability for correspondence, advertisements and promotional materials. Bilingual applicants are a plus.

        Additional Information Regarding this Position:

        -Salary: Negotiable and based on applicable experience.

        -Hours: 35 hours per week.

        -Flexibility required and must be able to work evenings and weekends.

        When applying, indicate “Foster Parent Recruiter” 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

    13. Pediatric Nurse, RN - Bridges to Health (B2H)

    14. Department: Bridges to Health (B2H)

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning health care and social service agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, which serves children living with medical complexity, disabilities or serious emotional or psychiatric disturbance and their families.
      2. We are currently seeking a Pediatric Registered Nurse to work in our Article 28 clinic, and in the communities of families enrolled in our Bridges 2 Health (B2H) program. This position offers highly rewarding experience for nursing professionals who welcome the opportunity to build strong relationships with at- risk families within their communities. It’s an exciting opportunity to be a part of multidisciplinary teams of professionals at an innovative agency serving the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and families in New York City.
      3. Job Description:
      4. 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, health care integrators, physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff.
      5. Responsibilities:
      6. • Supervise the clinic activities to ensure that encounters occur in a timely fashion.
      7. • 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.
      8. • Assess the medical needs of each child by reviewing his or her diagnosis, birth history, and inpatient and outpatient records.
      9. • Initiate and update Level of Care Assessments for each client eligible for the Medically Fragile Waiver within the B2H Program.
      10. • Train and/or provide medical guidance to Health Care Integrators and Waiver Service Providers.
      11. • 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.
      12. • Make referrals for community-based care and provide follow-up as needed.
      13. • Make home visits to children in the B2H Program, in accordance with program guidelines
      14. • Collaborate with Health Care Integrators, 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.
      15. • Attend quarterly team meetings with Health Care Integrators to provide medical information pertaining to the clients.
      16. • 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.
      17. • Provide telephone triage and advice to parents.
      18. • Assist in administrative duties, when needed.
      19. • Assist in quality assurance activities involving services provided to children in assigned caseload, including maintaining up-to-date medical record documentation.
      20. • Provide follow-up on all children taking psychotropic medications. Serve as liaison to child psychiatrist.
      Duties:
      1. Qualifications:
      2. • Current New York RN license (in good standing) required
      3. • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required
      4. • Post graduate experience in pediatrics, maternal child health, and/or home care preferred.
      5. • Bilingual (English / Spanish) a plus.
      6. • Computer Literacy required - experience with using electronic health records preferred.
      Minimum Requirements:
        Work Schedule:

        Full-time - 35 hours per week. Shifts are generally Monday – Friday, and range from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., to 11:30am – 7:30pm. One Saturday shift every 6 weeks, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

        When applying, indicate “Pediatric Nurse, B2H” 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

    15. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Staten Island

    16. 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

    17. Care Manager

    18. Department: Children’s Health Home Program

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Children’s Health Home Program is a NYS initiative that serves children on Medicaid (up to age 21) with complex medical and/or behavioral conditions, and provides coordinated care management services to improve their care and reduce costs. This is done primarily through the work of a CARE MANAGER who is responsible for ensuring the overall provision and coordination of services to children in an assigned caseload, working in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team. The CARE MANAGER guides program enrollees and their caregivers (legal guardians) through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.
      2. 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.
      3. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
      4. Works closely with the child and their caregiver(s) as well as the child’s care team at NAC and in the community.
      5. Ensures required program enrollment consents are obtained from the caregiver/consenter.
      6. 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.
      7. 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. Based on the POC, the Care Manager is able to: Coordinate the enrollee’s provision of services, as per their acuity level, support adherence to treatment recommendations and 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.
      8. 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).
      9. 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
      10. Functions as an advocate for clients within the agency and with external service providers.
      11. Promotes prevention and wellness care linking enrollees with resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences.
      12. 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.
      13. Helps clients obtain health care services covered by Medicaid or their Managed Care Plan.
      14. Effectively communicates and shares information with the child and family/caregiver(s) with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences.
      15. Coordinates and conducts care planning meetings/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care.
      16. Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services.
      17. 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.
      18. Attends and participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position.
      19. Ensures child has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT guidelines.
      20. All other duties, as required by agency.
      Minimum Requirements:
        QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:

        ●A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Health Education, Community Health or related field.

        ●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, and 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.

        When applying, indicate “Care Manager” in the e-mail subject line

      Salary: Based on Experience

    19. Music Therapist, LCAT

    20. Department: Mental Health Clinic

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. Bring the world of music to a vulnerable inner city population. Join our dynamic team
      2. of creative professionals to establish a diverse music program within an established agency for
      3. recreational, educational and therapeutic purposes. Generate interest and excitement for a variety of
      4. group activities, individual instruction and therapy. Partner with community organizations to bring the
      5. delights of choir, band, performance and other musical opportunities. Must have active LCAT license.
      Duties:
      1. -Bring your innovative approach to establish, implement and maintain a diverse and exciting
      2. music program including group and individual activities, music therapy, recreational and
      3. educational music experiences, and collaboration with community organizations to bring other
      4. musical experiences to agency children.
      5. -Provide music therapy interventions within an established A31 mental health clinic, using best
      6. practices and completing required documentation in a timely and professional manner.
      7. -Participate in our multi-disciplinary clinical supervision, innovative departmental trainings, and
      8. supportive peer environment.
      9. -Work with other departments to recruit music program participants, organize transportation,
      10. implement events and collect feedback for music activities and groups.
      11. -Gather case material or program evaluation material to culminate in an effort to publish a
      12. paper on the benefits of the program through improving some aspect of participant wellness.
      13. -Order, manage and maintain musical instruments and associated supplies.
      14. -Provide any other services reasonably required to meet the responsibilities of the position.
      Minimum Requirements:
        Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with MA in music therapy; several years of experience working

        with children and adults with physical, mental and behavioral issues; plays a variety of instruments,

        has vocal abilities and a strong collaborative mindset.

        HOURS:

        Work hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 – 7:00, Saturday 9:00 – 4:00

        When applying, indicate “Music Therapist” 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

    21. Transportation Supervisor

    22. Department: Family Support Services

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. The Transportation Supervisor supports the preparation of a calendar of creative and richly diversified recreation activities, groups and special events.
      2. In close collaboration with the Senior Director and Assistant Director of Recreation, (s)he arranges the complex transportation support necessary for clinic appointments, groups, visits, events and activities to prosper.
      3. (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.
      4. 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 transportation staff
      2. Arranges, monitors, and maximizes business relationships with transportation vendors, particularly local car services throughout the five boroughs
      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 the Senior Van Driver, monitors the overall safety and proper functioning of the fleet, including all vans and the agency car.Ensures that these vehicles are appropriately maintained, repaired, permitted, registered, and inspected
      6. Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs
      Minimum Requirements:
        1.High School Diploma or its equivalent required

        2.Minimum of 2-3 years of supervisory experience in programs providing specialized

        transportation services to children and/or families

        3.Extensive working knowledge of the five boroughs, and adeptness at creating and assigning routes that are efficient in terms of both cost and time

        4. 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

        5. Strong leadership aptitude, particularly with regard to delegating responsibilities efficiently and promoting staff development

        6. Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule – especially evenings and occasional Saturdays

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

        8.Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.

      Salary: Based on Experience

    23. Pediatric Nurse, RN - Prevention and Foster Care

    24. 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

    25. Social Worker, Healthy@Home Program (Bronx)

    26. 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.
      Salary: Based on experience

    27. Van Driver

    28. 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

    29. Social Work Supervisor - Foster Care and Adoption

    30. Department: Foster Care and Adoption

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. 1.
      2. Reports to the Director of Specialized Foster Care, and supervises four (4) MSW level foster care and adoption social workers.
      3. 2.
      4. 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.
      5. 3. Assists supervisees in prioritizing workloads.
      6. 4. Ensures that social workers are meeting all ACS and NAC mandates and paperwork requirements.
      7. 5.
      8. Attends Family Team Conferences, Service Plan Reviews, and Case Reviews.
      9. 6.
      10. Prepares social workers for court proceedings, and be willing to testify.
      11. 7.
      12. Works collaboratively with colleagues in an interdisciplinary team model.
      13. 8. Ensures supervisees’ adherence to all agency personnel policies and procedures.
      14. 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, 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

    31. Per Diem Waiver Service Provider - Brooklyn

    32. 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

    33. Per Diem Mobile Medical Unit Driver

    34. 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

    35. Full-Time Psychotherapist

    36. Department: Article 31 Mental Health Clinic

      Full Time

      Key Responsibilities:
      1. Delivers mental health treatment services in Article 31 Mental Health Clinic Program located within New Alternatives for Children (NAC), a highly regarded child welfare agency serving children who are medically complex and/or have developmental disabilities and their families. Provides individual, collateral and group psychotherapy; intake and assessment; and crisis intervention. Collaborates closely with clients’ assigned social workers working in Foster Care, Preventive Services and NAC’s other child welfare departments, as well as professional staff in the agency’s social and support services departments. Practices within NAC’s integrated medical and mental health service delivery system, consulting with psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatrician and nurses.
      Duties:
      1. • Provides psychotherapy sessions to clients in NAC’s Mental Health Clinic, including individual and collateral sessions;
      2. • Conducts mental health assessments and develops treatment plans & quarterly treatment plan reviews;
      3. • Completes all required documentation including, but not limited to, contact forms, progress notes, treatment plans/reviews, psychosocial assessments, anecdotal notations and other documentation as needed within prescribed timeframes;
      4. • Works with the NAC multidisciplinary team, the client’s family, and other service providers in the community as appropriate, to meet treatment goals and assure continuity of care; and
      5. • Performs all duties in accordance with local, state and federal regulations, with NAC’s Mental Health Clinic Treatment Program Policy & Procedures Manual, and according to regulations of Managed Care providers.
      Minimum Requirements:
        QUALIFICATIONS:

        LCSW, LMSW, LMHC or licensed psychologist with prior experience working with underserved children and their families in an Article 31 or other community-based outpatient mental health clinic. Should have experience treating children who have experienced trauma or those involved in the child welfare system. Bilingual (Spanish-English) highly desirable as is prior experience working with children on the autism spectrum. CASAC training and substance use treatment a plus. Valid NYS license required.

        HOURS:

        Work 35 hours/week, including Saturdays (required) and some evenings. Placement at NAC’s Bronx satellite clinic several days per week may be required.

        When applying, indicate “Full-Time Psychotherapist” 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

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