JCCA is seeking Social Workers to join a dynamic team of clinicians and case workers across NYC and Westchester. We have openings in the following Programs:
Foster Home Services - provides services to youth who are placed in foster homes, as well as their families. Staff in our Bronx and Brooklyn locations work to reunify children with their parents, and, if that is not possible, we seek alternative permanency resources such as KINGAP, discharge to relative, or adoption.
Preventive Services – provide support to families who may be struggling with family conflict, substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, behavior problems, truancy, parental stress and children who are at risk of abuse and neglect. We use a family approach to support and strengthen families to prevent out-of-home placement and to reunite families after such placements.
Residential Treatment - offers a highly supervised and protected environment for youth in foster care, most of them have been abused and/or neglected. The residential campus provides safety and structure through counseling, recreation and educational support while the youth work to resolve their difficulties and return to their communities as soon as possible.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBLITIES:
• Complete monthly home visits with youth, parents, and foster parents
• Perform ongoing clinical assessments and psycho-education for children and families
• Develop and facilitate support groups for all clients (parent, foster parents, children)
• Attend monthly Family Team Conferences to develop plans to keep children safe, support well-being, and achieve permanency
• Assist with hospitalization and discharge planning; assess and provide family therapy to aid in discharge planning
• Provide crisis intervention and support as needed
• Documenting progress notes in accordance with JCCA protocols including regulatory requirements of ACS and OCFS
• Master’s in Social Work (MSW) or Mental Health Counseling (MHC) is required
• LMSW or LMHC required for Foster Home Services and Residential Treatment; Limited Permit accepted upon hire
• Knowledge of individual, family and group therapeutic modalities
• Knowledge of child development and individual and family functioning.
• Demonstrated ability to work with hard to reach or resistant individuals and families
• Excellent writing skills to fulfill state and city regulations for documentation
• Must demonstrate the ability to collaborate with client and teams that are culturally and professionally diverse
• Fluency in Spanish is HIGHLY preferred