Family Team Conference Facilitator/Coordinator

    New Alternatives for Children

    New York, NY

    Job Description:

    TITLE: Family Team Conference (FTC) Facilitator/Coordinator SUPERVISOR: Director of Foster Care and Adoption RESPONSIBILITY: 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: • Responsible for ensuring that all family team conferences are held. • Facilitates family team conferences, as well as holds pre-conferences with the case planning team. • Supervises all agency Foster Care Per Diem FTC Facilitators. • 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. • 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. • Responsible for external reports to ACS. • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring that all agency facilitated FTC documentation is entered in to CONNECTIONS. • Responsible for Quality Improvement activities related to Family Team Conferencing (monitors the quality of the FTC summaries and outcomes). • Collects statistical data on Family Team Conferences. • Provides ongoing education to clients and staff on Family Team Conferencing. • Additional duties as assigned, based on the needs of the Foster Care Department/agency. QUALIFICATIONS: • LMSW degree (LCSW preferred); • From 2 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 9am-5pm, with occasional weeknights or Saturdays to accommodate clients’ schedules (flexibility required). When applying, indicate “Family Team Conference (FTC) Facilitator/Coordinator” in the subject line, and submit cover letter and resume to: Mary Ann Code Human Resources Department New Alternatives for Children 37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10010 eFax: 929-273-7865 Phone: 212-994-7938 Email: HR@nackidscan.org


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    Contact Information:

    Mary Ann Code
    New Alternatives for Children
    37 West, 26th Street

    New York, NY 10010
    Phone: 212-994-7938