New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an innovative child welfare agency located in Midtown Manhattan, which provides services to medically fragile children and their families. NAC is currently seeking applicants for a Social Worker to work in the Treatment Family Foster Care Department.
Title: Social Worker TFFC [Treatment Family Foster Care]
Department: Foster Care and Adoption
Supervisor: TFFC Social Worker Supervisor
•Maintains a maximum caseload of children
•Participates in the development of the treatment plan for each child on his/her caseload in collaboration with the treatment team.
•Provides technical and emotional support to the foster parent in order to implement the treatment plan for the child by using the PST framework. Technical support includes implementation of specific strategies and interventions, assessing of problems, and behavioral analysis.
•Responsible for on-going assessment of progress toward the treatment plan through client contacts and weekly team meetings with the behavioral specialist.
•Responsible for case management as per ACS policies and guidelines toward permanency.
•Coordinates and provides services to the birth family. Meets with service providers to assess client progress.
•Attends Family Court hearings.
•Maintains accurate and timely record keeping
•Maintains bi-weekly face to face contact with foster parent, child, and birth family in the foster home or in the community. One face to face contact per month must be in the foster home.
•Maintains weekly phone contact with the foster parent.
•MSW from an accredited school of social work; LMSW preferred
•Prior direct experience working with emotionally disturbed youth and their families in child welfare, mental health, or an educational setting
•Experience in developing and carrying out learning based treatment plans is particularly valuable
•Experience in formal or informal therapeutic relationships with troubled youths is desirable
•Knowledge of health-related factors in working with physically disabled and/or chronically ill children who have psychiatric diagnoses
•Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills are essential
•Proficiency in Spanish is desirable.
For information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., including more information on employee benefits and our agency culture, visit our website at www.nackidscan.org
New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity, entity and inclusion.