Per-Diem FS Specialist
New Alternatives for Children
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Post Date: Jul 06, 2023
Job Type: Per Diem/Contract/Other
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: 20.00 hourly
Location: US - New York - New York
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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 Family Support Specialist to join its Per-Diem 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: 825 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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:
Required Education and Experience:
•        Associates Degree / Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) / or pursuing a degree in Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or other relevant field preferred.
•        Must have experience working with children - particularly experience working with children with disabilities or medical conditions, and their families.
•        Individuals with interest in servicing clients in the social services industry, clients in low SES (Socioeconomic status) and a passion to serve kids.
•        Must be able to work late afternoons/evenings and Saturdays.
•        This position is primarily requiring staff to start at 3 pm (sometimes later)
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.

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
Address: 825 7th Ave, New York, NY 1001
City: Manhattan
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10010
Country: United States