FFT-CW (Child Welfare) is a therapeutic program in our Preventive continuum of services. It is a home-based intensive therapeutic model for families in the Bronx with multiple risk factors, where there has been physical abuse and/or neglect of a child/ren aged 0-17. It is an evidence-based family therapy model that focuses on engaging with the family’s broader social environment and develops each family’s social and community networks.
FFT-CW has two service tracks within the model:
Low Risk track supports families that are more likely to successfully engage in community-based interventions and programs.
High Risk track supports families that need intensive change processes delivered in the home to address risk of placement or where there are issues of child safety, neglect, family violence, mental health concerns, and substance abuse or at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system.
Interventionist work in the FFT-CW Low Risk track. They meet with families to assess their relationship system so they can better match families to community-based interventions. Interventionists are strong advocates for families, ensuring that effective community services are in place through making the necessary referrals and then monitoring and maintaining the change brought about by these programs and interventions. Interventionists work with both families and the community providers to help the family purposefully generalize the skills learned to other systems involved with the family.
General responsibilities for the position of FFT-CW Interventionist will include, but are not limited to:
Carry caseload of approximately 10 FFT-CW Low Risk cases
Administer treatment consistent with the FFT-CW Low Risk model to ensure fidelity and adherence to the model
Research and Identify appropriate community based services to support families, e.g. mental health programs, DV programs, pro-social activities for adolescents etc.
Make referrals/appointments to community based agencies and support families in these services as needed
Attend all FFT-CW trainings as required as well as all mandated ACS trainings.
Participate in all weekly Staffing with FFT-CW Site Lead
Complete all FFT-CW documentation within the FFT/CSS system in a timely manner
Ensure simultaneous conversion of notes in the CSS system into the ACS ADVPO Progress Notes or Connections Progress Notes
Complete all FFT-CW assessment tools as required and enter into the CSS system in timely manner.
Implement all FFT-CW Low Risk protocols and interventions as provided by the FFT consultant and/or FFT supervisor
Fulfill all OCFS, and ACS accountability requirements including timely completion of FASPs, Progress Notes and Plan Amendments
Maintain monthly casework home-based contacts requirements as specified by the model.
Be available by phone 24/7 or as needed to respond to client crises. This includes ability to conduct sessions on weekends as needed, to accommodate client availability
Ability to work flexible hour, including working remotely in the field, community or various CA offices to meet the needs of families and improve efficiency and management of time and resources
Other tasks assigned, and as necessary to support the program’s needs.
Bachelor’s degree in social work or BA in an equivalent field required.
To apply/learn more about the position, please visit us at www.childrensaidnyc.org Job ID: 005415