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 complexity,?chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges.
NAC is currently seeking a Program Director with excellent clinical skills and knowledge and experience in hospital discharge planning, palliative and hospice care, and comfortable working within a multidisciplinary environment to manage the Healthy @ Home Program.
The Healthy@Home Program is a comprehensive and multifaceted service that is designed to improve access to health, mental health and social services to families caring for children with complex conditions.The role of the Healthy@ Home Director is to broaden the traditional health care model for this vulnerable population to prioritize attention to their education, social, emotional and developmental well being.
Description of Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Provides overall clinical and administrative leadership and management of the Healthy@Home Program.
Ensures that programmatic systems are in place and functioning to meet client service needs and program deliverables.
Responsible for publicizing the H@H program and outreach efforts to community and hospital-based pediatric, medical, and surgical providers, home care agencies, palliative and hospice services, case management agencies, schools, after school programs, camps, mental health agencies, child-welfare and community-based organizations.
Oversight for screening, intake, disposition and admission processes.
Provides direct and indirect supervision to program staff consisting of office manager, clinical supervisor, 5 MSW social workers, and a case manager; responsible for employee performance evaluations.
Responsible for staff recruitment and onboarding of new staff.
Coordinates weekly case review presentations, and ensures the participation of medical and mental health staff.
Ensures intra-program collaboration and interdisciplinary collaboration with all NAC programs.
In collaboration with NAC QI department, reviews program data and outcomes.
Responsible for identifying and developing new services to meet client needs.
Responsible for quarterly program reports.
Contributes to proposals and reports to grantors and other sources to access funding to enhance H@H services.
Collaborates with NAC’s government relations liaison to educate state and local representatives about the H@H program and its services to families caring for children with complex medical needs.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in social work; LMSW, LCSW, preferred
Knowledge or experience working with children with medical complexity and developmental disabilities in outpatient, inpatient or pediatric subspecialty -care settings.
Knowledge of the emotional and psychosocial impact on families that are caring for children with medical complexity and developmental disabilities.
Knowledge of palliative and hospice care for children.
Knowledge of discharge planning a plus.
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