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: Based on Experience/ Salary $60,000
•Location: 37 West 26th St. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
•Department: Adoption and Kinship Support
NAC provides financial support for social work license (LMSW & LCSW) exam prep courses.
NAC is an approved provider of Continuing Education Credits for NY LMSW and LCSWs.
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.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. was founded on the principle of inclusion. We strive to create and maintain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace at all levels. It is not enough to serve; we must strive to dismantle oppressive policies and practices.