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. To assist us in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a talented, qualified Supervisor to provide clinical and administrative supervision and professional leadership to a team of case planners within our Foster Care and Adoption Program, in our Manhattan location.
The ideal candidate will be strength-based and solution-oriented and will welcome the opportunity to build strong relationships with at-risk families. It’s 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. NAC is a child welfare agency that honors the social work profession, by offering support and consistent supervision which qualifies for LCSW licensure.
Supervisor: Director of Specialized Foster Care
Department: Foster Care and Adoption
Location: 37 West 26TH Street, New York, 10010
•Reports to the Director of Specialized Foster Care, and supervises a team of up to 6 staff members including case planner, behavior specialist, case associate and parent advocate.
•Ensures that staff are conducting permanency planning activities in an appropriate and timely manner; ensures that staff are identifying the needs of each case, and are either providing directly or are accessing the entire range of clinical and concrete services that the case requires.
•Assists supervisees in prioritizing workloads.
•Ensures that case planners, behavior specialists, case associates and parent advocates are meeting all ACS and NAC mandates and paperwork requirements.
•Attends Family Team Conferences, Service Plan Reviews, and Case Reviews.
•Prepares case planners for court proceedings, and be willing to testify.
•Works collaboratively with colleagues in an interdisciplinary team model.
•Ensures supervisees’ adherence to all agency personnel policies and procedures.
•Has responsibility on a rotating basis for 24 hour on-call duty and Saturday office administrative coverage.
•Master's degree in social work, mental health counseling, human services, psychology, public administration, or a related field with at least 3 years of child welfare experience required; LMSW or LCSW preferred.
•Knowledge of health-related factors in working with physically disabled and/or chronically ill children, as well as experience in the area of child development.
•Excellent clinical skills.
•Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills.
•Bilingual Spanish a plus.