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 Case Associate to join the Specialized Foster Care Program.
•Supervise family visits in the office and in the community, acting as a visiting coach; document visits for electronic case record.
•Conduct foster home visits, visits to birth homes and other field visits; document visits for electronic case records.
•Assist social workers with necessary phone contacts to arrange appointments to make referrals for concrete services.
•Attend Family Team Conferences, Family meetings, and any other scheduled multi-disciplinary case conferences, as necessary.
•Accompany and advocate for parents at appointments for public assistance, housing, and other necessary services.
•Visit schools to discuss educational progress of children with teachers and other school personnel.
•Assist with data collection for adoption home studies.
•Provide other assistance, as might reasonably be required, to support case management and permanency efforts for families with children in foster care.
•Bachelor's degree; BSW preferred
•Prior experience working with families in a child welfare setting preferred
•Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and engagement skills
•Ability to multi-task and work independently
•Bilingual Spanish is preferred