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Date Posted04/27/2022
Job TitleSupervisor, Specialized Family Foster Care
StateNew York
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New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning not-for-profit agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, dedicated to serving children and families with medical complexities, disabilities, chronic illnesses and behavioral challenges. To assist us in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a talented, qualified Supervisor to provide clinical and administrative supervision and professional leadership to a team of case planners within our Foster Care and Adoption Program, in our Manhattan location.

The ideal candidate will be strength-based and solution-oriented and will welcome the opportunity to build strong relationships with at-risk families. It’s an exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team of professionals at an innovative agency with internal Article 28 & 31 clinics, serving the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and families in New York City. NAC is a child welfare agency that honors the social work profession, by offering support and consistent supervision which qualifies for LCSW licensure.

Supervisor: Director of Specialized Foster Care
Department: Foster Care and Adoption
Location: 37 West 26TH Street, New York, 10010


• Reports to the Director of Specialized Foster Care, and supervises a team of up to 6 staff members including case planner, behavior specialist, case associate and parent advocate.
• Ensures that staff are conducting permanency planning activities in an appropriate and timely manner; ensures that staff 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.
• Assists supervisees in prioritizing workloads.
• Ensures that case planners, behavior specialists, case associates and parent advocates are meeting all ACS and NAC mandates and paperwork requirements.
• Attends Family Team Conferences, Service Plan Reviews, and Case Reviews.
• Prepares case planners for court proceedings, and be willing to testify.
• Works collaboratively with colleagues in an interdisciplinary team model.
• Ensures supervisees’ adherence to all agency personnel policies and procedures.
• Has responsibility on a rotating basis for 24 hour on-call duty and Saturday office administrative coverage.

Minimum Requirements:

• Master's degree in social work, mental health counseling, human services, psychology, public administration, or a related field with at least 3 years of child welfare experience required; LMSW or LCSW preferred.
• 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.
• Excellent clinical skills.
• Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills.
• Bilingual Spanish a plus.

How to Apply:
Please indicate “Specialized Family FC Supervisor” the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

For information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., visit our website at

NameMary Ann Code
Company NameNew Alternatives for Children
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