Per-Diem Family Support Specialist
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
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Post Date: Nov 16, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: Starting 36,000
Location: US - New York - Mahattan
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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 complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Per-Diem Family Support Specialist to join its Family Support Department.

The Family Support Specialist supports the agency by helping to manage infants to adolescents with challenging behaviors participating in all program related activities; supervising family visits in the Foster Care Program, specifically visits that require behavioral management; and supporting diversified recreation activities, groups and special events. S/he will become familiar and knowledgeable about the organization, the function of each department, and related policies and procedures. Required to work in person. This position supports N.A.C.’s mission to provide the highest quality of care by complying with regulatory guidelines and meeting child welfare industry standards

Title of Position: Per-Diem Family Support Specialist
Position Type: Per-Diem
Pay Range: Based on Experience
Location: 37 West 26th Street, New York NY 10010

Description of Responsibilities:

•Report to office to support the Family Support Department with all daily tasks
•Supervise children and families during Foster Care visits.
•Appropriately and consistently document and otherwise communicate feedback regarding family visits and recreation activities.
•Assist in managing children who have difficult behaviors (including individuals with autism) and all of its related activities.
•May be asked to assist recreation staff with planning and overseeing trips, groups and special events.
•Ensure that appropriate written records are kept about trips, activities and services. Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.
•Support all in office requests, which will include the organization and data collection of donations (clothing and toy drives), supporting N.A.C.’s food pantry, etc.
•In the future, will be expected to support after school program which may include: homework help, light snacks, provide developmentally appropriate activities, etc.
•Performs additional responsibilities in accordance with agency needs.

Required Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or other relevant field preferred.
•Must have experience working with children- particularly those with developmental delays, nonverbal, and/or individuals with autism is a plus.
•Familiarity with the diverse recreational opportunities that exist in New York City.
•Individuals with interest in servicing clients in the social services industry, clients in low SES (Socioeconomic status) and a passion to serve kids.

Preferred Skills:
•Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
•Prior experience in working with children in the child welfare system
•Minimum of two years of experience working with children with disabilities or medical conditions, and their families.
•Familiarity with the diverse recreational opportunities that exist in New York City.
•CPR and first aid training are required prior to or immediately following employment.

How to Apply:   

Please indicate Per-Diem Family Support Specialist in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

For information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., visit our website at

Contact Details
Name: Mary Ann Code
City: Mahattan
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10010
Country: United States