Prevention Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor- Manhattan & Bronx
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
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Post Date: Dec 15, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: Based on Experience
Location: US - New York - New 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 in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor to join its Special Medical/Developmental Prevention Program.

The Prevention Program is designed to deliver a range of clinical, case management and supportive services, with the goal of helping families remain intact while ensuring caregiver’s receive the appropriate support to meet all of their children’s physical, developmental, educational, social/emotional, and mental health needs. The ideal candidate will be strength-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent and committed to family preservation and resilience. This is a home and community-based program so the candidate must be flexible with the ability to work independently and flex their hours to meet the needs of youth and parents. This position offers a highly rewarding opportunity to build strong relationships with at-risk families and an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative multidisciplinary team composed of pediatricians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinicians, education and recreation specialists, and more!

UPDATE: Home and community-based services are primarily conducted via video conference at this time due to the public health risks associated with COVID-19.

Title of Position: Prevention Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor

Position Type: Full-time

Location: 37 W 26th St., 11th Floor | New York, NY 10010

Program: Special Medical/Developmental Preventive Services

Description of Responsibilities:

•Provides casework and clinical services to children and families utilizing individual and family modalities. Coordinates services for a caseload of 10-11 families as recommended by NAC’s multi-disciplinary treatment team.
•Provides intensive social work services to children and families in order to implement the goals and tasks of the Family Assessment and Service Plan (FASP).
•Conducts home and community-based visits to families.
•Ensures adherence to agency policies and ACS regulatory requirements.
•Makes adequate use of individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings and mental health in-services. Group supervision offered for those working toward clinical licensure.
•Completes ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation conforms to agency, city and state regulatory requirements.
•Works collaboratively with psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, nurses, education specialists and fellow social workers in a dynamic, strength-based interdisciplinary team model.

Required Education and Experience:

•MSW or MHC from an accredited school
•Prior experience in preventive services, child welfare, and/or health care preferred

Required Skills:
•Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills
•Strong engagement skills
•Self-awareness and motivation around team building
•Proficiency in Spanish is preferred (and includes a salary differential)

For more information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., visit our website at
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion

Please indicate “Manhattan Prevention Social Worker “in the subject line when applying. Please
submit cover letter and resume to:

Mary Ann Code
Human Resources Department
New Alternatives for Children
37 West 26th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
eFax: 929-273-7865
Phone: 212-994-7938

Contact Details
Name: Mary Ann Code
Address: 37 West 26th Street
City: Manhattan
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10010
Country: United States
Ph: 2129947918