Social Worker - YouthStrong (MSW)
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
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Post Date: Sep 30, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: 50,000
Location: US - New York - Mahattan
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•        Title of Position: Social Worker (MSW) - (Peer Project )
•        SUPERVISOR: Assistant Director of Youth Development Services
•        Department: Youth Development Services
•        Hours: Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday schedule, 35 hours per week; Flexibility to work some evenings, 5-7pm; Rotation between Manhattan and Bronx offices

•Receive training in, plan for and implement the evidence-based Wyman Teen Outreach Program (TOP) Curriculum, which embraces a holistic, comprehensive approach to stimulating cognitive, social, and/or emotional growth, and helps youth develop a positive sense of self, make connections to others and decrease risk-taking behavior.
•Engage at-risk pre-teens with special medical and mental healthcare needs, including youth involved in the foster care system and preventive services.
•Develop a variety of pro-social activities, field trips, and discussions with pre-teen youth, including a community service project.
•Facilitate discussion groups centered around positive youth development, self-awareness, and engagement with peers.
•Coordinate arrangements with venues, sites, and activity locations, and manage logistics with NAC Transportation Department and other staff.
•Serve as leader of youth groups by managing staff on directives and ensuring staff are appropriately maintaining the safety and well-being of each youth participant.
•Conduct intake interviews with parents of prospective clients to gather information about family history, medical conditions, and youth’s behavioral patterns to assess if youth will be a good fit for the program and to best prepare for work with him/her.
•Conduct home visits as needed to conduct outreach and complete intake assessments.
•Assist with NAC’s Court Involved Mental Health Initiative YouthStrong program: Conduct Mental Health Screenings to assess if youth are at-risk for involvement in the Criminal Justice System. Reports include CDI Children’s Depression Inventory; BASC Behavior Assessment Systems for Children; Trauma History Questionnaire; and CRAFFT
•Develop topics, plan agendas, and co-facilitate monthly parent/caregiver education groups centered around building positive parenting skills and educating about pre-adolescent development.
•Collaborate with NAC staff and outside organizations to invite facilitators to present valuable information to parents/caregivers.
•Design and implement incentives to promote attendance and participation of both youth and parents/caregivers.
•Perform administrative duties including making weekly reminder phone calls to families, entering records into Excel database and NAC’s online portal, and preparing materials for weekly groups.
•Record group notes following group activities and discussions.
•Participate in case reviews and team meetings to collaborate about participants and ensure they are receiving appropriate services.
•Serve as task supervisor for Social Work Intern(s).
•Commitment to work on Saturdays for youth groups.

Required Education and Experience:
•        Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW)
•        Experience working with youth with disabilities and special needs and their families
•        Experience facilitating pre-teen groups
•        Experience engaging parents and caregivers

How to Apply:   

Please indicate Social Worker (Peer Project) in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

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