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Date Posted01/11/2023
Job TitleSocial Worker Family Permanency Center
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 Social Worker Family Permanency Center to join its Adoption and Kinship Support.

NAC Adoption and Kinship Support programs 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: Social Worker Family Permanency Center
• Position Type: Full Time
• Pay Range: $60,000-65,000
• Location: 37 West 26th St. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
• Department: Adoption and Kinship Support

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

Required Skills:
•Strong clinical and communication skills

Additional Benefits

• A hybrid work model
• -Excellent clinical supervision
• -Professional training and development
• -Career paths
• Convenient Midtown Manhattan & Bronx locations
• -A competitive salary
• -Excellent benefits

How to Apply:

Please indicate Social Worker Family Permanency Center in the subject line when applying.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

NameMary Ann Code
Company NameNew Alternatives for Children, Inc.
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