New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is a nonprofit child welfare, health and social services agency in NYC that serves children with complex medical and behavioral health conditions and their families through a range of clinical programs, social services and onsite medical and mental health clinics.
The Children and Family Treatment Support Services (CFTSS) are part of a new state initiative to meet the behavioral and emotional health challenges of children and youth covered by Medicaid and their families. CFTSS are an array of clinical and rehabilitative services provided in the home and other community settings and are intended to identify behavioral health needs early and intervene to keep children on their developmental trajectory and avoid the need for higher end services and institutional placement. CFTSS can be delivered individually or in a coordinated comprehensive manner according to a treatment plan.
•Conduct comprehensive evaluation assessments to establish a diagnosis, where needed, and identify service needs.
•Develop detailed treatment plans that specify amount, duration and scope of services, developed in collaboration with the child and family. Perform ongoing review of progress towards goal and update according to required timeframes.
•Provide individual, family and group psychotherapy.
•Provide crisis intervention services that are immediate and designed to diffuse or resolve the precipitating stress --in-person or by telephone and with follow-up.
•Provide intensive individual, family, relationship based and supportive counseling focused on problematic behavior to promote socialization.
•Provide crisis avoidance and management counseling to prevent or reduce an active crisis and promote stability after the episode.
•Provide rehabilitative psychoeducation, strengths based service planning and supports to minimize negative behavioral health symptoms/emotional disturbances to further community participation.
•Availability to provide services at least one weekend day and after-school/evenings (services may be provided during weekday daytime hours in addition) and to maintain a consistent schedule in agreement with family and approved by supervisor.
•Complete required documentation for Medicaid billing within prescribed timeframes.
•Complete required and recommended trainings.
•Communicate regularly with NAC staff and respond to email and phone calls within 24 hours.
•Participate in supervision as scheduled.
•Must be willing to work in clients’ homes and communities.
•Must have quick and easy access to a computer and printer, and be adept at using the computer for internet, word processing and email correspondence.
•Knowledge of and adherence to cultural competency guidelines.
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New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.