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 health challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor to join our Partners in Parenting Program
The Partner’s in Parenting (PIP) program is an aftercare program that serves families that have successfully transitioned out of preventive services and foster care child welfare programs. The goal of this program is to prevent a family’s repeat involvement in child welfare by helping families remain intact while ensuring caregiver’s receive the appropriate support to meet all of their children’s physical, developmental, educational, social/emotional, and mental health needs. The ideal candidate will be strength-based, trauma-informed, culturally responsive and committed to family preservation and resilience. This is a home and community-based program so the candidate must be flexible with the ability to work independently and flex their hours to meet the needs of youth and parents. We operate on a hybrid-model allowing for work-from-home when not in the field. This position offers a highly rewarding opportunity to build strong relationships with at-risk families and an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative multidisciplinary team composed of pediatricians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinicians, education and recreation specialists, and more!
NAC provides financial support for social work license (LMSW & LCSW) exam prep courses.
NAC is an approved provider of Continuing Education Credits for NY LMSW and LCSWs.
• Title of Position: PIP Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor
• Position Type: Full Time
• Pay Range: Based on Experience
• Location: 37 W 26th St., 11th Floor | New York, NY 10010
• Department: Partners in Parenting Program
Description of Responsibilities:
• Provides family-centered, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities.
• Provides comprehensive psychosocial needs assessments to determine individualized and family services and interventions.
• Conducts home and community-based visits to families.
• Participates as a team member in monthly case reviews.
• Coordinates services as recommended by NAC’s interdisciplinary treatment team which includes our psychiatrist, psychologists, medical doctor and nurse practitioners, educators, and resources, advocacy and homelessness prevention services.
• Provides care coordination with doctors, schools, mental health clinics and community-based organizations.
• Provides information, referral and advocacy services.
• Ensures adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; completes all required documentation in our behavioral health record.
• Makes use of weekly individual and group supervision, on-site clinical and mental-health trainings, and social justice discussions. Free CEUs are provided.
Required Education and Experience:
• MSW or MHC from an accredited school.
• Experience working with families, child welfare, and/or health care preferred.