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Date Posted12/01/2021
Job TitlePost Permanency Support Social Worker
CityMahattan
StateNew York
Enter a description of the Job

New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning not-for-profit agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, dedicated to serving children and families with medical complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Post Permanency Support Social Worker to join its Family Permanency Center.

NAC Family Permanency Center offers families formed through adoption or guardianship, a place where they can find the support, advocacy, information, and a range of professional health and social services needed to help them create or maintain a successful and permanent home. Our goals are to prevent post-adoptive and post-guardianship dissolutions/disruptions, provide assistance to families so that children may be cared for in their own homes with their adoptive parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and strengthen post-adoptive and post-guardianship families.

Title of Position: Post Permanency Support Social Worker

Position Type: Full Time • Flexibility to work some evenings • Currently hybrid schedule

Pay Range: Based on Experience

Location: 37 West 26th Street, New York NY 10010

Department: Family Permanency Center (FPC)

Description of Responsibilities:
• Provides supportive services to adoptive and kinship families post-finalization with the goal of strengthening and maintaining placements and preventing disruptions/dissolutions
• Provides family-centered needs assessment, comprehensive psychosocial, trauma-screening, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities
• Formulates and implements individualized service plans to identify family goals and needs
• Support and monitor permanency to assure safety and needs of family are being met
• Conducts monthly home and community-based visits to families
• Facilitates support groups and workshops for parents and youth
• Coordinates services as recommended by NAC’s interdisciplinary treatment team which includes our psychiatrist, psychologist, pediatrician, nurses, educators, parent advocate and resource staff
• Provides case coordination with hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and community-based organizations
• Provides information, referral and advocacy services
• Attends outreach events and assist with recruitment efforts; collaborates with community providers to increase awareness about kinship and adoption resources
• Attends weekly supervision, monthly staff meetings, case conferences, trainings and workshops
• Ensures adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; completes all required documentation in our behavioral health record.
Required Education and Experience:

• Master’s in Social Work (MSW) or MHC
• General knowledge of adoptive and kinship families
• Strong engagement and communication skills
Required Skills:
• Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus

How to Apply:
Please indicate Post Permanency Support Social Worker in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to: hr@nackidscan.org

NameMary Ann Code
Company NameNew Alternatives for Chidren
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