Social Worker, Post Permanency Support Services
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
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Post Date: Dec 28, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: 50,000
Location: US - New York - Mahattan
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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 Post Permanency Support Social Worker to join its Family Permanency Center.

NAC Family Permanency Center offers families formed through adoption or guardianship, a place where they can find the support, advocacy, information, and a range of professional health and social services needed to help them create or maintain a successful and permanent home. Our goals are to prevent post-adoptive and post-guardianship dissolutions/disruptions, provide assistance to families so that children may be cared for in their own homes with their adoptive parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and strengthen post-adoptive and post-guardianship families.

Title of Position: Post Permanency Support Social Worker
Position Type: Full Time • Flexibility to work some evenings • Currently hybrid schedule
Pay Range: Based on Experience
Location: 37 West 26th Street, New York NY 10010
Department: Family Permanency Center (FPC)

Description of Responsibilities:
•Provides supportive services to adoptive and kinship families post-finalization with the goal of strengthening and maintaining placements and preventing disruptions/dissolutions
•Provides family-centered needs assessment, comprehensive psychosocial, trauma-screening, case management and clinical services utilizing individual, family and group work modalities
•Formulates and implements individualized service plans to identify family goals and needs
•Support and monitor permanency to assure safety and needs of family are being met
•Conducts monthly home and community-based visits to families
•Facilitates support groups and workshops for parents and youth
•Coordinates services as recommended by NAC’s interdisciplinary treatment team which includes our psychiatrist, psychologist, pediatrician, nurses, educators, parent advocate and resource staff
•Provides case coordination with hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and community-based organizations
•Provides information, referral and advocacy services
•Attends outreach events and assist with recruitment efforts; collaborates with community providers to increase awareness about kinship and adoption resources
•Attends weekly supervision, monthly staff meetings, case conferences, trainings and workshops
•Ensures adherence to agency and programmatic policies and regulations; completes all required documentation in our behavioral health record.

Required Education and Experience:
•Master’s in Social Work (MSW) or MHC
•General knowledge of adoptive and kinship families
•Strong engagement and communication skills
Required Skills:
•Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus

How to Apply:   

Please indicate Social Worker, Post Permanency Support Services 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
City: Mahattan
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10010
Country: United States