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. NAC is currently seeking a Family Team Conference (FTC) Facilitator/Coordinator who can provide clinical and administrative oversight of the FTC services for NAC's Foster Care and Preventive Services programs, supervision of FTC Facilitators and liaison with ACS concerning Family Team Conferencing. The ideal candidate must be strength-based, possess excellent organizational and management skills along with flexibility and ability to work under pressure. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team of professionals at an innovative agency with internal Article 28 & 31 clinics, serving the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and families in New York City.
Department: Foster Care and Prevention
Position type: Full-time
Location: 37 West 26th Street | Manhattan, New York 10010
•Facilitate Family Team Conferences and hold pre-conferences with the case planning team.
•Supervise all agency Foster Care Per Diem FTC Facilitators.
•Communicate with and monitor the Administrative Assistant around FTC duties that include creating the monthly FTC schedule, ensuring that outreach letters are sent to all family team conference participants, scheduling space for conferences, making Facilitator assignments, making Interpreter assignments, obtaining supplies, and facilitating any other special needs requests.
•Serve as FTC liaison between NAC and ACS, scheduling quarterly meetings with ACS, requesting ACS facilitators for “critical” conferences, and facilitating communication around any interagency FTC concerns.
•Responsible for external reports to ACS.
•Responsible for monitoring and ensuring that all agency-facilitated FTC documentation is entered in to CONNECTIONS.
•Responsible for Quality Improvement activities related to Family Team Conferencing (monitors the quality of the FTC summaries and outcomes).
•Collect statistical data on FTCs.
•Provide ongoing education to clients and staff on Family Team Conferencing.
•Additional duties as assigned, based on the needs of the agency.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
•MSW or MHC from an accredited school (license preferred)
•Experience in a child welfare environment required;
•Knowledge of NYC Children’s Services Family Team Conferencing Model and will be FTC trained or eligible to be trained;
•Strong clinical skills and strengths based perspective; knowledge of core principles and standards for child welfare practices, ACS and OCFS regulatory standards;
•Strong organizational and administrative skills;
•Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus
HOURS: This position is normally 9am-5pm, with occasional weeknights or Saturdays to accommodate clients’ schedules (flexibility required).
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 was founded on the principle of inclusion. We strive to create and maintain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace at all levels. It is not enough to serve; we must strive to dismantle oppressive policies and practices.”