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Location : Name FFC Foster Care Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Purpose of the Case Aide is to provide is to facilitate case-related activities on behalf of the Case Planners. Provide administrative support to clients and their families, as well as help prepare and process case services forms, applications and other paperwork as needed.   Reports To:   FOSTER CARE SUPERVISOR   Location:     7 W. Burnside Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours:       35 Hours/Week   Major Duties: • Work with a dynamic team of professionals in a progressive Foster Care program. • Assist the Case Planners with driving agency vehicles to transport participants (children and families) to agency visits, treatment and other social agencies. • Maintain a flexible schedule – available on Saturdays when necessary. • Responsible for completing progress notes and all necessary paperwork. Document all visits and contacts in CONNECTIONS.  • Supervises family visitation sessions in office and/or home settings; observes interaction of parent(s) and child during visits and takes notes regarding interaction of family.  • Ensure immediate and consistent parent – child visitation. • Assist with supervision of agency family visits as needed between birth parents and children. • Track activities and additional supports provided to families. • Collaborate with case planning team to provide additional support to enhance visitation. • Ability to work independently, as well as contribute to a team. • Transports children and/or clients to and from supervised visits.  • Assist in handling service referrals for children and families. • Escort children and parents to appointments. • Connect parents/caregivers with community resources and support. • Other duties as assigned.   Qualifications: • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective. Strong desire to work with children and families. • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. • High school diploma or GED minimum requirement. • Knowledge of the New York City child welfare system a plus. • Excellent verbal, writing and organizational skills. • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Location : Name Stevenson Campus
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Coordinator works closely with the various schools on the Stevenson Campus and with our GSS Program Staff and Participants to recruit students for the appropriate mentoring program. They will work collaboratively with corporate partner agencies and DOE to pair students with mentors and work to support them both individually and as pairs to ensure success of program while meeting the mission and vision of GSS.   Reports To: Program Coordinator, Mentoring Programs  Location: 1980 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453  Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt    Major Duties:  - Reach out to students to recruit them for the program - Assist in the development and execution of innovative activities and event concepts to elevate the mentoring relationships - Travel to off-site locations (as needed) for recruitment, events, and transfer of goods to participants - Assist in training students, mentors, and parents to ensure that expectations of program are understood. - Prepare and maintain accurate and timely documentation in required formats to ensure GSS& DOE records are complete and reflect services provided to participants. - Assist with bi-weekly mentee group meetings to monitor mentor relationships. - Help generate creative ideas for recruitment materials, bulletin boards, program swag, etc. - Able to work collaboratively with DOE and GSS team members - Provide family outreach and involvement as appropriate - Develop and implement workshops responsive to student needs Qualifications:  - Bachelor’s degree required - Strong verbal and written communication skills required. - Bilingual English/Spanish preferred - Experience in school setting preferred - Must have a commitment to work from a youth and family development framework and strength-based perspective
Location : Name Comm. Care Coord - Health Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Care Coordinators to work with us. In this role you will guide program enrollees and their caretakers (legal guardians) through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.   Good Shepherd Services is a leading youth development, education and family service agency with more than 80 programs that serve over 30,000 children, youth and families each year. We give vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to take ownership of their future. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!   Reports to: CARE MANAGER SUPERVISOR, HEALTH SERVICES    Location: Community Programs Brooklyn, NY   Hours: 35 hours, Non-Exempt (Temporary)    Major Duties: - Obtains required Care Management enrollment consents from the individual or legal guardian - Completes initial and ongoing needs assessments (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths; CANS) to determine the individual’s most appropriate level of care management.   - Responsible for the overall management of the patient’s Individualized Plan of Care.  Through the creation of an Individual Plan of Care the Care Manager is able to: - Coordinate the enrollee’s provision of services including as per their acuity level.  - Support adherence to treatment recommendations - Monitor and evaluate a patient’s needs, including prevention, wellness, medical, mental health, care transitions, and social and community services where appropriate.   - Meets client contact requirements (keeping in mind that caseloads may be “blended”): - Care Managers serving children will be required to have some face-face visits on a consistent schedule as per the mandates of their acuity level (high, medium, or low).  - Meets Care Management documentation requirements in a timely and accurate manner by effectively utilizing designated Care Management Portal (Medicaid Analytics Performance Portal; MAPP) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) as needed - Functions as an advocate for clients within the agency and external service providers - Promotes wellness and prevention by linking enrollees with resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences - Educate the child/caregiver on care of chronic conditions, immunization, screening and other preventive interventions.   - Helps clients to obtain and maintain public benefits necessary to gain health care services, including Medicaid and cash assistance eligibility, Social Security, SNAP, housing, legal services, employment and training supports, and others.  - Effectively communicates and shares information with the individual and their families and other caregivers with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences. - Conducts care planning meetings/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care - Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services - In the event of hospital admissions, actively engages in the discharge planning process ensuring that the patient has all recommended post discharge services in place prior to discharge - Attends and participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position - Ensure that child has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT guidelines - All other duties, as needed   Qualifications: Education and/or credential requirements are determined by children’s acuity level and requires one or more of the following: - Bachelors of Arts or Science with two years’ experience - Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse with two years’ experience - A Master’s Degree in related field (License preferred) - Bilingual is a plus  The candidate must possess the following Experience: - Relevant expertise and experience in serving children and families in child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, healthcare and/or other systems as well as those receiving preventive services. - Care Coordinators serving high acuity enrollees will be required to have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of such children and their families as evidenced by additional years of experience, education, or training. - Care Coordinators assigned to children who have medical fragility must have extensive experience in coordinating their care - Experience providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services.  
Location : Name FFC Treatment Unit
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Case Planners to work with us. In this role you will provides comprehensive case planning services for therapeutic children/youth and their families.  In addition, this person will engage both youth and families in a problem solving process that leads to an appropriate plan of permanency.  In addition there will be a focuses on safety, permanency planning with adult connection and PYA life skills development. Participate in interdisciplinary team model practice, which will involve the Sociotherapist, Health Services, Voc/Ed Specialist and Preparing Youth for Adulthood Specialists.  The Case Planner monitors the Treatment foster home to ensure safety, well being and the development of an individualized behavior plan. He/She subscribes to the concept of positive discipline and behavior modification as effective components in treatment modalities for behavioral difficulties with emotionally disturbed children and imbeds the Sanctuary 7 commitments and tools into trauma informed practice.   Reports To: SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR, TREATMENT FAMILY FOSTER CARE   Location: 7 West Burnside Avenue, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Major Duties: - Conduct a face to face contact with newly admitted youth and their treatment parents, within 72 hours and weekly mandated home visits thereafter to provide comprehensive case planning services. - Conduct mandated face to face home visits/contacts with birth parents and/or discharge resources for the provision of permanency, case planning and discharge planning. - Complete required paperwork, including but not limited to FASPS, Plan Amendments, Permanency Hearing Reports, life skills assessments and progress notes. - Keep case records up-to-date with the status of case activity, including progress notes on all contacts. - Make all court appearances related to cases, representing the agency as to the permanency, safety and well being of participants served by the program. - Set-up, monitor and document all family and/or sibling visits. - Provide direct crisis intervention as needed.   - Collaborate with Treatment Parents, Youth, and Socio-therapists around development and implementation of behavior plans and goals. - Attend and participate in all  applicable ACS meetings, transfer conferences,  Treatment Team Meetings, Monthly  Shared Quarterly Meetings and monthly Staff Meetings  - Coordinate and participate in all applicable Family Team Conferences.  - Attend Preparing Youth for Adulthood Workshops with youth on a rotating basis. - Gather social history, to assess family strengths and weaknesses, and to assess existing problems to develop an individualized and culturally appropriate service and behavioral plan. - Work with family and youth to develop the most appropriate permanency plan with emphasis on lasting family connections, which can be, improved family relationships, adoption, mentor , etc - Work with the Adolescent Services team for the comprehensive service planning for each youth, including education, employment and other PYA skills. - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools: safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care, when applicable, in the department/program to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. - Promote and model the seven Sanctuary Model commitments to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. - Integrate the Sanctuary Model SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss and Future) framework into daily practice to ensure quality care and an effective work environment - Locate resources and make referrals as needed.  These include consistent outreach and referrals in the community. These will include but not be limited to medical and mental health, clinical support services, MH crises intervention services, supportive skills, etc. - Monitor foster parents in terms of their ability to implement behavior plan and meet the needs of the child in their home, and make recommendations regarding future use of the home, in conjunction with the Homefinding Department. - Support and counsel foster parents in their efforts to care for the child, and include them in the development of the behavioral and service goals and tasks. - Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution Based Casework: assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans and documentation and celebration. - Actively participate in case consultation, continued SBC training and the SBC certification process. - Respond to 24 hour on call service when needed.  - Perform other duties as assigned.  Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Masters Degree in related field preferred. - Must have experience working with youth and families, prior foster care experience preferred. - Must be able to engage youth and families and establish working relationships with them to ensure their full participation in their plan.   - Good written and verbal skills necessary.   - Must enjoy working with adolescents.  - Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred. - Valid driver’s license preferred. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, youth development and trauma informed perspective. - Position requires travel- (In Person Home & Court Visits)
Location : Name Functional Family Therapy
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
 Family Worker Reports To:               Social Work SUPERVISOR   Location:                   692 Blake Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11207   Hours:                       35 Hours/Week; Non-exempt   Job Summary:           The Family Worker provides a variety of home-based supportive services and case management activities for families participating in the Brooklyn FFT-TCM evidence-based prevention program in order to ensure child safety, well-being, and family stability. The Family Worker also carries a range of administrative and organizational responsibilities to support the overall program operation.   Major Duties: - Collaborate closely with and assist Interventionists and Therapists to conduct home and office visits with families throughout the borough of Brooklyn in order to monitor child safety, address immediate and concrete needs, and help ensure family stability where indicated. - Accompany participants to designated meetings and appointments for educational, medical, or treatment purposes, and/or to government and other community agencies in order to assist and encourage families in their progress towards meeting goals. - Engage in crisis intervention activities as needed during periods of family instability, helping to de-escalate conflict and ensure safety. - Make State Central Register (SCR) reports when required to ensure responsiveness to immediate or impending child safety concerns. - Complete statistical/written reports in required databases (Connections, PROMIS, and Care4) including accurate and timely progress notes for contacts made with participants and summaries of school and provider reports received. - Create and maintain linkages to important community resources and assist families in accessing these resources, including medical and mental healthcare, affordable housing, childcare, and public benefits. - Support the use of the FFT-TCM model with all staff and families enrolled in the program. - Manage basic administrative and organizational tasks for the program including obtaining needed consent forms and medical/educational records to update case records, preparing case tracking lists, and monitoring report submissions to ensure the meeting of time-sensitive milestones. - Greet and welcome visitors and participants and respond to phone calls while covering the reception area as needed to support program. - Attend community-based and funder-provided training and informational sessions and share knowledge and resources with staff and participants. - Attend and participate in program staff meetings, as well as related agency and model developer trainings as appropriate. - Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualities Sought: - Works to create and support a respectful and collegial environment. - Handles administrative and clerical tasks with professionalism and competence, ensuring the success and effectiveness of the program at large. - Creates, embodies and supports a learning environment, regularly participating in training and professional development to augment human services skills and knowledge. - Offers and receives feedback and suggestions in a strength-based and constructive manner. - Dedicated to being a team player and active contributor to achieve the vision and mission of the program and agenc Qualifications:    - High School diploma is required; some college is preferred. - Bilingual in English and another language (Spanish, Kreyol) required. - Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word) required. - At least one year of related experience working with children or families in a community-based setting is preferred. - Familiarity with Connections and PROMIS databases a plus. - Must be able to travel and feel comfortable making home visits throughout Brooklyn. - Willingness to learn about and be sensitive to varied cultures & backgrounds. - Must have a proven record of successfully navigating New York City entitlement programs. - Must work a maximum of two evenings per week, as needed. - Must work with participants from a strength-based, youth and family development, and trauma-informed practice approach.
Location : Name Bushwick Leaders HS-Academic Excell
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Title:          GROUP LEADER, BUSHWICK LEADERS HIGH SCHOOL Reports to:     ENRICHMENT MANAGER, BUSHWICK LEADERS HIGH SCHOOL Location:          976 SENECA AVENUE, RIDGEWOOD, NEW YORK, 11385 Hours:               Up to 19 hours/Week; Non-Exempt                  Job Summary: The Group Leader is responsible for the overall development, management, and organization and planning of his or her youth group.  In addition, the Group Leader is responsible for the supervision of all young people assigned to their group.   Major Duties: - - Recruit and retain youth participants. - Attend all staff meetings and mandatory trainings. - Plan and implement activities leadership and civics engagement. - Supervise support staff assigned to your group activities. - Maintain strict adherence to policies and procedures at all times. - Ensure program room and spaces are kept neat and orderly. - Provide direction, supervision and guidance to participants at all times. - Maintain all required records for your activities. - Engage in outreach activities to ensure attendance and participation. - Engage in interaction with parents and guardians in a professional, fair and gentle manner. - Discuss behavior problems and situations with supervisor as they emerge. - Resolve conflict within your group while seeking assistance from other staff, supervisors and directors when necessary. - Inspect all facilities, equipment, and supplies and be sure all are locked away securely at the end of each day. - Participate in staff orientation as well as ongoing development activities.   Qualifications: - High School Graduate or GED and at least 2 years related experience in youth development programs preferred. - Able to lead and participate in group activities. - A commitment to working with youth from a variety of backgrounds, while providing high quality services. - A commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective.  
Location : Name Bushwick Leaders HS-Academic Excell
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Title:                 ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR (MUSIC), BUSHWICK LEADERS HIGH SCHOOL Reports to:     ENRICHMENT MANAGER, BUSHWICK LEADERS HIGH SCHOOL Location:          976 SENECA AVENUE, RIDGEWOOD, NEW YORK, 11385 Hours:               Up to 19 hours/Week; Non-Exempt               10-month school-year position (September – June)   Job Summary: The Vocal Activity Instructor will form a chorus while following and integrating the Good Shepherd prescribed curriculum and prepare students to present their work at the end of each cycle.   Major Duties: - Design, plan and conduct vocal activities and workshops. - Submit lesson/ activity plans monthly. - Plan and implement a culminating event or project. - Completes weekly progress reports. - Responsible for setup, operation and clean up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. - Attends all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified. - Guides program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities. - Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications: - High School diploma or GED required and demonstrable expertise and experience in music. - Guitarist or vocalist preferred but not required. - Excellent group facilitation skills. - Good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively. - Experience working with high school youth a plus.  
Location : Name McLaughlin East Harlem Residence
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Title:               Housing Specialist   Reports To:     Program Director     Location:      McLaughlin East Harlem Residence   Hours:          40 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Job Summary :  As a member of the Chelsea Foyer multidisciplinary team, the Housing Specialist is a driven and creative individual responsible for assisting participants with identifying and obtaining safe and affordable housing options.   They will be responsible for developing and cultivating housing leads and resources through community partnerships, landlords and real estate brokers moving tenants out of program into permanency.     Major Duties of a Housing Specialist:                    - Work with residents to develop and implement individualized service plans and goals based upon the specific service needs of the resident, and with a focus on moving out to a more independent living opportunity. Complete discharge summaries for exiting residents. - Provide advocacy and referral to support resident’s complex needs. Including but not limited to securing benefits, educational/vocational services, independent housing, legal assistance, medical/mental health services and other emergencies. - Responsible for documenting all progress notes, treatment planning, assessments, alumni surveys, workshop attendance, and additional information as needed into the database, Salesforce, as well as keeping appropriate case records and maintaining accountability to funding sources. - Provide crisis intervention to residents, diffusing potential crisis situations and taking appropriate action in resolving conflict. - Collaborate with team to ensure all housing requirements are communicated to residents and maintained. - Complete a comprehensive survey with alumni who have transitioned out of the program.   - Develop and facilitate Life after Chelsea Foyer workshops to build skills and increase knowledge around living independently. - Create and maintain a community resource manual by The manual will be used to provide ongoing support to residents transitioning out of the program and to alumni. - Remain familiar with current Section 8, NYCHA, Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV), City Fheps, Housing Choice Voucher, and Supportive Housings policy and procedures, and train and inform Chelsea Foyer team about housing related issues including all housing application matters. - Explain the benefits, advantages and encourage clients to take advantage of the portability option of section 8 voucher. - Conduct neighborhood research throughout NYC and surrounding areas and establish relationships with resources that directly provide housing and/or access to suitable housing options for residents. - Identify apartments, landlords and real estate agencies as referral resources for residents and negotiate with landlords to promote renting to participants. Accompany participants to apartment viewings. Perform housing inspections for relocations into new units throughout NYC and surrounding areas. - Assist participants in completing Housing Connect, landlord, property management and other subsidized housing applications, including helping to secure needed documentation and accompanying participants to housing briefings. - Assist with securing resources for security deposit, broker’s fees, moving expenses, furniture, household items, and ensuring that all required supporting documentation is available upon request.   General: - Participate in supervision, team meetings, case and service plan reviews, and suggested training. - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model and Stages of Change towards. Actively participate in safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, Roundtable meetings, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care in the department/program to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. - Promote and model the seven Sanctuary Model commitments to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. - Integrate the Sanctuary Model SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss, and Future) framework into daily practice to ensure quality care and an effective work environment.   Qualifications of a Housing Specialist: - Bachelor’s Degree Required - In Lieu of Bachelors,  qualifed candidates with High School Diploma/Equivalency  plus 2-3 years direct experience as a Housing Specialist may be considered. - Knowledge of housing subsidies, rules, regulations, and affordable housing industry in NYC with 2-3 years of relevant housing experience strongly preferred. Working knowledge of NYCHA Project Based Section 8 a plus. - Ability to work independently and maximize time while conducting field work. - Experience in identifying and overcoming social and economic barriers related to housing needs for those in a lower income bracket. - Demonstrated knowledge of challenges faced by special populations, including mental health disabilities, low income, and homelessness; experience working in a multi-racial, low-income community preferred. - Demonstrated interpersonal flexibility, teamwork, customer service aptitude and excellent oral and written communication skills. - Strong organizational and multi-tasking capability, proven ability to achieve results. - Flexible hours to ensure access and availability. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development and trauma-informed perspective.   General Requirement: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
Location : Name Belmont Family Service Center
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Receptionist will take telephone calls and receive visitors in courteous and professional manner at all time, and provide clerical support to staff, whenever needed. Opportunity for extended hours by filling when support staff are out. The policy of confidentiality regarding client information must be strictly adhered to.   Reports to:   ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT   Location:    685 East 187th St. Bronx, NY 10458   Hours:      18 hours, non-exempt (Mon- Thu 11:30-3:00; Fri: 1:00-5:00)   Major Duties: - Greet and announce participants and guests upon arrival. - Answer and direct all incoming calls to appropriate staff. - Monitor sign-in/sign-out list of staff. - Enter intake information into appropriate computer based system to register an Advocates case. - Assist with petty cash. - Process all interoffice and out going mail each night. - Assist in gathering data and compile statistical information for program reports. - Assist with any computer support needed. - Conduct monthly fire drills. - Maintain inventory of supplies. - Other duties as needed.   Qualifications: - High School Diploma required. - Spanish speaking required. - Must have ability to interact in a positive and courteous manner with all visitors and callers to the agency. - Must have good verbal and written communication skills. - Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective.
Location : Name Belmont Family Service Center
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Conference Facilitator (MSW) coordinates and performs an array of family team conferences (FTCs) involving families enrolled in the Bronx prevention programs. The Facilitator is responsible for using the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) approved six-stage model for ensuring that every family’s voice and choice are included and highlighted during conferences that address the prevention services in place or needed, as well as the family’s progress towards achieving outcomes.   Reports To:              Social Work Supervisor or Program Director Location:                   187th St. Bronx, NY Hours:                       35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Major Duties of Social Worker: - Facilitate FTCs for families and staff to review services, assess progress together, and help develop a plan of action to either ensure further progress towards positive child welfare outcomes or end services as appropriate. - Utilize the six-stage model for FTCs and encourage and support the use of specific program models (Solution-Based Casework, and Family Treatment/Rehabilitation) in interactions with families and staff. - Supervise full-time Conference Scheduler who handles all administrative and organizational tasks associated with ensuring that timely and effective conferences take place for all families. - Conduct visits to participant homes in order to hold conferences when needed. - Review each family case record in preparation for the conference to assess family needs, staff response, progress made, and to determine if additional attendees should be invited to join. - Submit accurate and timely documentation summarizing each FTC as required by ACS in PROMIS and Connections databases. - Conduct follow-up reviews post-conference to ensure that agreed upon tasks are occurring as planned. - Facilitate ongoing and/or short-term participant groups or workshops to address salient themes or topics impacting families in the program. - Attend and participate in program staff meetings, case consultations, and related agency and external training as appropriate. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualities Sought: - Works to create and support a respectful and collegial environment. - Handles group facilitation and collaboration with staff and participants with professionalism and competence, ensuring the success and effectiveness of the program at large. - Creates, embodies and supports a learning environment, regularly participating in training and professional development to augment conference facilitation skills and knowledge. - Offers and receives feedback and suggestions in a strength-based and constructive manner. - Dedicated to being a team player and active contributor to achieve the vision and mission of the program and agency. - Energetic, empathic, honest, genuine, creative, and committed to making a difference with families in the program, community, and agency. Qualifications for Social Worker: - Master’s degree in Social Work or related field required, clinical license preferred - Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred - At least two years of work experience required in a child welfare-related setting facilitating groups and/or team meetings - Must have excellent group facilitation and communication skills and work well in a team - Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word) required - Familiarity with Connections and PROMIS databases a plus - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, youth and family development, and trauma-informed perspective.
Location : Name Belmont Family Service Center
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Conference Scheduler performs and coordinates all administrative duties related to family team conferences involving families enrolled in the Bronx prevention program, along with front desk administrative duties to support overall program needs.   The Conference Scheduler works closely with the Conference Facilitator to ensure that conferences meet program mandates.  Reports To:                       Conference Facilitator Location:                            685 East 187th St, Bronx, NY   Hours:                  35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt Major Duties of Conference Scheduler: - Submits a monthly tracking list of all conferences due to the Conference Facilitator and Program Supervisors. - Completes and submits required documents to ACS to request and schedule conference. - Reserves space for each conference and prepares the space with needed material in advance of the conference. - Ensures timely notification is sent to all conference participants and identified supports in advance of each conference. - Assists Case Workers and Social Workers with reminder calls to conference participants and identified supports. - Submits accurate and timely documentation of all contacts and correspondences related to conference activity into Connections and PROMIS database systems.   - Greet and welcome visitors and participants to program site. - Notify staff of participants coming for appointments. - Answer and direct calls while covering the front desk. - Distribute petty cash and metro cards to staff and participants as directed. - Ensure reception area is a safe and welcoming space. - Attend and participate in program staff meetings, as well as related agency and external training as appropriate. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualities Sought: - Works to create and support a respectful and collegial environment. - Handles administrative and clerical tasks with professionalism and competence, ensuring the success and effectiveness of the program at large. - Creates, embodies and supports a learning environment, regularly participating in training and professional development. - Offers and receives feedback and suggestions in a strength-based and constructive manner. - Dedicated to being a team player and active contributor to achieve the vision and mission of the program and agency. - Empathic, honest, genuine, professional., creative and committed to making a difference with families, in the community, and within both the program and agency. Qualifications: - Enrolled in a bachelor’s program required, Bachelor’s degree preferred - Bilingual in English/Spanish required - Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word) required. - At least one-year experience as an Administrative Assistant - Familiarity with Connections and PROMIS databases a plus. - Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Ability to pro-actively problem solve - Solid teamwork skills - Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, youth and family development, and trauma-informed perspective.  
Location : Name Belmont Family Service Center
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
Reports To:       Supervisor Location:        685 East 187th St. Bronx, NY 10458 Hours:           35 hours, (Exempt)   Job Summary: The Belmont Family Service Center is a family support prevention program for families facing challenges which can impact the ability to parent their children. This program uses the Solution-Based Casework model of practice to provide comprehensive services for families.   Our superstar Social Work candidate is: - Passionate about providing high quality services to families in child welfare within Community Districts 3, 6 & 10 in the Bronx. - A lifetime learner, continuously developing your clinical skills - Dedicated to modeling strength-based, trauma-informed practice with families and colleagues. - Committed to the Good Shepherd Services mission, vision and values, and possesses cultural humility.   Major Duties: Direct Work with Families - Provide home-based and on-site individual, family, and group counseling, as well as short-term crisis intervention, including advocacy and outreach for designated caseload of twelve (12) families. - Engage families immediately upon referral, at times participating in Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Child Safety Conferences. - Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution-Based Casework (SBC): assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans, and documentation and celebration. - Handle case-related crises with professionalism, urgency, and care, including incidents involving reports to the State Central Registry. - Conduct screenings and assessments for substance use, mental illness, and child safety and well-being, including assessing caregiver capacity, home environment and conditions, discipline methods, etc. - Integrate the practices of SBC into every counseling session. - Ensure every child has been seen and properly assessed every month. - Provide appropriate casework contacts to meet the needs of the families; minimally twice a month. - Represent participant needs, concerns, and perspectives at all required ACS and GSS meetings and trainings.   Administrative and Advocacy Role - Collaborate closely with ACS, service providers, schools, medical and mental health clinics, and other resources serving family members. - Provide consultation to and collaborate with Family Workers as needed to ensure high quality services to families. - Collaborate with ACS Family Services Unit (FSU) staff, Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) staff and other service providers in making safety decisions. - Attend and participate in Family Court hearings for families involved with ACS FSU. - Facilitate referrals to alcohol and substance abuse treatment facilities, mental health treatment providers, and other service providers, including escorts to appointments as needed. - Participate in case consultation, continued SBC training, and the SBC certification process. - Prepare and maintain FASP documentation, monthly statistical reports, and case work notes in adherence with agency policy. - Provide Court reports as needed to inform as to families’ progress or lack of progress in achieving outcomes. - Maintain appropriate utilization of state and city databases including PROMIS and Connections, as well as other agency databases as needed.   Qualifications: - Master's in Social Work Required  - Child welfare experience preferred - Bilingual - English/Spanish helpful - Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and counseling skills - Must be able to work at least 2 evenings per week to accommodate working families’ schedules - Must have strong inquiry skills and ability to seek and share internal and external best practices - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, trauma-informed & youth and family development perspective - SBC trained and/or SBC certified a plus - Position is based onsite. Potential opportunities for hybrid schedule based on training and program discretion   
Location : Name Comm. Care Coord - Health Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Spanish Speaking Care Coordinators to work with us. In this role you will guide program enrollees and their caretakers (legal guardians) through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.   Good Shepherd Services is a leading youth development, education and family service agency with more than 80 programs that serve over 30,000 children, youth and families each year. We give vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to take ownership of their future. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!   Reports to: CARE MANAGER SUPERVISOR, HEALTH SERVICES    Location: Bronx, New York 10453   Hours: 35 hours, Non-Exempt   Major Duties of Bilingual Spanish Care Coordinators: - Obtains required Care Management enrollment consents from the individual or legal guardian - Completes initial and ongoing needs assessments (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths; CANS) to determine the individual’s most appropriate level of care management.   - Responsible for the overall management of the patient’s Individualized Plan of Care.  Through the creation of an Individual Plan of Care the Care Manager is able to: - Coordinate the enrollee’s provision of services including as per their acuity level.  - Support adherence to treatment recommendations - Monitor and evaluate a patient’s needs, including prevention, wellness, medical, mental health, care transitions, and social and community services where appropriate.   - Meets client contact requirements (keeping in mind that caseloads may be “blended”): - Care Managers serving children will be required to have some face-face visits on a consistent schedule as per the mandates of their acuity level (high, medium, or low).  - Meets Care Management documentation requirements in a timely and accurate manner by effectively utilizing designated Care Management Portal (Medicaid Analytics Performance Portal; MAPP) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) as needed - Functions as an advocate for clients within the agency and external service providers - Promotes wellness and prevention by linking enrollees with resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences - Educate the child/caregiver on care of chronic conditions, immunization, screening and other preventive interventions.   - Helps clients to obtain and maintain public benefits necessary to gain health care services, including Medicaid and cash assistance eligibility, Social Security, SNAP, housing, legal services, employment and training supports, and others.  - Effectively communicates and shares information with the individual and their families and other caregivers with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences. - Conducts care planning meetings/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care - Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services - In the event of hospital admissions, actively engages in the discharge planning process ensuring that the patient has all recommended post discharge services in place prior to discharge - Attends and participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position - Ensure that child has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT guidelines - All other duties, as needed   Qualifications: Education and/or credential requirements are determined by children’s acuity level and requires one or more of the following: - Bachelors Required  - Experience as a Case Manager; Case Planner; Care Coordinator in the social service arena. - Experience with Child Welfare and/or Foster Care is helpful - Bilingual Spanish is required  The candidate must possess the following Experience: - Relevant expertise and experience in serving children and families in child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, healthcare and/or other systems as well as those receiving preventive services. - Care Coordinators serving high acuity enrollees will be required to have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of such children and their families as evidenced by additional years of experience, education, or training. - Care Coordinators assigned to children who have medical fragility must have extensive experience in coordinating their care - Experience providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services.  
Location : Name After-School at PS32
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Job Summary:  The Assistant Group Leader will support and assist staff in carrying out all planned educational and enrichment activities for after school enrichment and recreational activities delivered both in-person and virtually.    Title:  Assistant Group Leader, COMPASS @ PS 32    Reports to:  Program Director   Location:  317 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231    Hours:  Non-Exempt; School Year - Up to 18 Hours per Week;  Summer - 35 Hours per Week   Major Duties:  - Assist the Group Leader and Activity Instructors with activities, including sports, movement, and recreation, educational activities and arts and craft in person and virtually.  - Collaborate with Group leader to ensure a safe and supportive environment.  - Collect attendance folder and other data.  - Work with After School Program Director, Group Leader, or other designated Supervisor in carrying out special activities of the program.  - Assist with monitoring and maintaining the rules of the program.  - Perform other duties as assigned.    Qualifications:   - High School Diploma or GED preferred.  - Prior experience working with children strongly preferred.  - Must demonstrate reliable and consistent work habits, and ability to work with peers and participants.  - Demonstrated verbal, organization, and prioritization skills.  - Capability to transition easily between working independently with a high degree of self-initiative and working as part of a team.  - Complete required DOE & DOH clearances.    
Location : Name Comm. Care Coord - Health Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Care Coordinators to support youth in Foster Care . In this role you will guide program enrollees and their caretakers (legal guardians) through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.   Good Shepherd Services is a leading youth development, education and family service agency with more than 80 programs that serve over 30,000 children, youth and families each year. We give vulnerable youth in New York City the opportunity to take ownership of their future. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!   Reports to: CARE MANAGER SUPERVISOR, HEALTH SERVICES    Location: Brooklyn & Bronx, New York 10453   Hours: 35 hours, Non-Exempt   Major Duties Care Coordinator: - Obtains required Care Management enrollment consents from the individual or legal guardian - Completes initial and ongoing needs assessments (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths; CANS) to determine the individual’s most appropriate level of care management.   - Responsible for the overall management of the patient’s Individualized Plan of Care.  Through the creation of an Individual Plan of Care the Care Manager is able to: - Coordinate the enrollee’s provision of services including as per their acuity level.  - Support adherence to treatment recommendations - Monitor and evaluate a patient’s needs, including prevention, wellness, medical, mental health, care transitions, and social and community services where appropriate.   - Meets client contact requirements (keeping in mind that caseloads may be “blended”): - Care Managers serving children will be required to have some face-face visits on a consistent schedule as per the mandates of their acuity level (high, medium, or low).  - Meets Care Management documentation requirements in a timely and accurate manner by effectively utilizing designated Care Management Portal (Medicaid Analytics Performance Portal; MAPP) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) as needed - Functions as an advocate for clients within the agency and external service providers - Promotes wellness and prevention by linking enrollees with resources and services based on their individual needs and preferences - Educate the child/caregiver on care of chronic conditions, immunization, screening and other preventive interventions.   - Helps clients to obtain and maintain public benefits necessary to gain health care services, including Medicaid and cash assistance eligibility, Social Security, SNAP, housing, legal services, employment and training supports, and others.  - Effectively communicates and shares information with the individual and their families and other caregivers with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences. - Conducts care planning meetings/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care - Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services - In the event of hospital admissions, actively engages in the discharge planning process ensuring that the patient has all recommended post discharge services in place prior to discharge - Attends and participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager position - Ensure that child has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT guidelines - All other duties, as needed   Qualifications of Care Coordinator Education and/or credential requirements are determined by children’s acuity level and requires one or more of the following: - Bachelors Required - Must have previous experience as a Case Planner; Care Coordinator; Case Manager and/or Case Worker in a social service setting - Experience with Child Welfare; ACS; and Foster Care is helpfu - Bilingual Spanish speaking candidates are highly encouraged to apply.  The candidate must possess the following Experience: - Relevant expertise and experience in serving children and families in child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, healthcare and/or other systems as well as those receiving preventive services. - Care Coordinators serving high acuity enrollees will be required to have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of such children and their families as evidenced by additional years of experience, education, or training. - Care Coordinators assigned to children who have medical fragility must have extensive experience in coordinating their care - Experience providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services.  
Location : Name Family Reception Center
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
  The Social Worker provides strength-based comprehensive services to families whose children are at risk of foster placement.  Reports to:   SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR, FAMILY RECEPTION CENTER  Location:    503 5th Avenue 3A, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Hours:       35 Hours/Week; Exempt Major Duties of the Social Worker:    • Conduct assessments of children and families referred by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), schools, other service providers, and those who come in voluntarily seeking services based on a strength-based model.• Provide individual, family and group counseling to children and families including home visits and escorts to appointments as needed.• Maintain a regular caseload in accordance with the program’s policies and procedures.• Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution-Based Casework (SBC): assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans and documentation and celebration.• Actively participate in case consultation, continued SBC training, and the SBC certification process.• Provide short-term crisis intervention and concrete services including advocacy, outreach and referral for designated caseload, as well as emergencies. • Facilitate and coordinate appropriate Improved Outcomes for Children (IOC) Family Team Conferences using approved ACS conferencing protocols.• Plan, coordinate and implement groups and social activities for children, parents and families. • Prepare and maintain FASP documentation, appropriate statistical reports, and casework and group work summaries as needed.• Maintain appropriate utilization of state and city databases, including Connections and PROMIS, as well as agency databases.• Participate in program and external meetings, as well as related agency trainings as appropriate. Social Worker Qualifications:   • Master’s degree required Candidates with NYS LMSW Highly Encouraged to Apply!  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.• Must be able to work two evenings per week until 8:30 p.m.• Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills.• Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and youth and family development perspective.   
Location : Name Brooklyn Transitions Program
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Reports To:               Social Work Supervisor or Program Director Location:                    Park Slope and East New York, Brooklyn Hours:                      35 Hours/Week; Exempt     Job Summary of Social Work Conference Facilitator (MSW):The Conference Facilitator coordinates and performs an array of family team conferences (FTCs) involving families enrolled in Brooklyn prevention programs. The Facilitator is responsible for using the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) approved six-stage model for ensuring that every family’s voice and choice are included and highlighted during conferences that address the prevention services in place or needed, as well as the family’s progress towards achieving outcomes.   Major Duties of Social Work Conference Facilitator: - Facilitate FTCs for families and staff to review services, assess progress together, and help develop a plan of action to either ensure further progress towards positive child welfare outcomes or end services as appropriate. - Utilize the six-stage model for FTCs and encourage and support the use of specific program models (Solution-Based Casework, Functional Family Therapy, and Family Treatment/Rehabilitation) in interactions with families and staff. - Supervise full-time Conference Scheduler who handles all administrative and organizational tasks associated with ensuring that timely and effective conferences take place for all families. - Conduct visits to participant homes in order to hold conferences when needed. - Review each family case record in preparation for the conference to assess family needs, staff response, progress made, and to determine if additional attendees should be invited to join. - Submit accurate and timely documentation summarizing the outcomes of each conference as required by ACS in PROMIS and Connections databases. - Conduct follow-up reviews post-conference to ensure that agreed upon tasks are occurring as planned. - Facilitate ongoing and/or short-term participant groups or workshops to address salient themes or topics impacting families in the program. - Attend and participate in program staff meetings, case consultations, and related agency, model developer, and external training as appropriate. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualities Sought: - Works to create and support a respectful and collegial environment. - Handles group facilitation and collaboration with staff and participants with professionalism and competence, ensuring the success and effectiveness of the program at large. - Creates, embodies, and supports a learning environment, regularly participating in training and professional development to augment conference/group facilitation skills and knowledge. - Offers and receives feedback and suggestions in a strength-based and constructive manner. - Dedicated to being a team player and active contributor to achieve the vision and mission of the program and agency. - Energetic, empathic, genuine, creative, and committed to making a difference for families and within the program, agency and community. Qualifications of Social Worker Facilitator (MSW) - Master’s degree in Social Work or related field required; Candidates with NYS LMSW Highly Encouraged to Apply! - Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred - At least two years of work experience required in a child welfare-related setting facilitating groups and/or team meetings - Must have excellent group facilitation and communication skills and work well in a team - Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word) required - Familiarity with Connections and PROMIS databases a plus - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, youth and family development, and trauma-informed perspective.
Location : Name Brooklyn Transitions Program
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Reports To:                SOCIAL WORK supervisor Location:          503 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215  Hours:              35 hours, exempt   Job Summary of Social Workers: The Brooklyn Transitions Program is a specialized borough-wide prevention program for families challenged by substance use and/or mental health issues. The Social Worker/Case Worker provides home-based, intensive, strength-based, comprehensive services using the Solution-Based Casework (SBC) framework.   Our superstar Social Worker candidate is: - Passionate about providing high quality services to families in child welfare - A lifetime learner, continuously developing their clinical skills - Dedicated to modeling strength-based, trauma-informed practice with families and colleagues. - Culturally humble with a commitment to the Good Shepherd Services mission, vision, and values   Major Duties of Social Worker: Direct Work with Families - Provide home-based and on-site individual, family, and group counseling, as well as short-term crisis intervention, including advocacy and outreach for designated caseload of eight (8) families. - Engage families immediately upon referral, at times participating in Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Child Safety Conferences. - Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution-Based Casework (SBC): assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans, and documentation and celebration. - Handle case-related crises with professionalism, urgency, and care, including incidents involving reports to the State Central Registry. - Conduct screenings and assessments for substance use, mental illness, and child safety and well-being, including assessing caregiver capacity, home environment and conditions, discipline methods, etc. - Integrate the practices of SBC into every counseling session. - Ensure that every child has been seen and properly assessed every month. - Meet appropriate case work contacts for each phase of treatment: Initial, Baseline, and Stabilization. - Represent participant needs, concerns, and perspectives at all required ACS and GSS meetings and trainings.   Administrative and Advocacy Role - Collaborate closely with ACS, alcohol and other drug treatment providers, schools, medical and mental health clinics, and other resources serving family members. - Provide consultation to and collaborate with Family Workers as needed to ensure high quality services to families. - Collaborate with ACS Family Services Unit (FSU) staff, Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) staff and other service providers in making safety and treatment decisions. - Attend and participate in Family Court hearings for families involved with ACS FSU. - Facilitate referrals to alcohol and substance abuse treatment facilities, mental health treatment providers, and other service providers, including escorts to appointments as needed. - Actively participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team meetings (CDTs) to provide case information, updates, and assessments in order to obtain recommendations for continued case practice or case termination. - Participate in case consultation, continued SBC training, and the SBC certification process. - Prepare and maintain FASP documentation, monthly statistical reports, and case work notes in adherence with agency policy. - Provide Court reports as needed to inform as to families’ progress or lack of progress in achieving outcomes. - Maintain appropriate utilization of state and city databases including PROMIS and Connections, as well as other agency databases as needed.   Qualifications: - Master’s  in Social Work Required OR Master's in Mental Health Counselling - LMSW eligible candidates highly encouraged to apply! (We sponsor your exam-terms/conditions apply) - Child welfare experience preferred - Bilingual - English/Spanish preferred - Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and counseling skills - Must be able to work at least 2 evenings per week to accommodate working families’ schedules - Must have strong inquiry skills and ability to seek and share internal and external best practices - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, trauma-informed & youth and family development perspective - SBC trained and/or SBC certified a plus  
Location : Name Brooklyn Transitions Program
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
  Reports To:              Program Director- Transitions FT/R   Location:                               503 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215   Hours:                                    35 hours, Exempt     Program Coordinator Job Summary:  The Brooklyn Transitions Family Treatment/Rehabilitation (FT/R) program is a specialized, home-based, borough-wide prevention program utilizing the Solution-Based Casework (SBC) model for families facing child welfare-related challenges due to substance abuse and/or mental health concerns who want to repair and improve family relationships and ensure the safety and well-being of children so that families can safely stay together. The Program Coordinator is responsible for the management and implementation of various program operations and functions that comprise an effective and successful program. The Program Coordinator is a key program leader and collaborates closely with the Program Director to ensure the program exceeds contractual commitments set forth by NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).   Our Superstar Program Coordinator is: - Passionate about providing high-quality, evidence-informed services to families involved in the child welfare system to keep families together safely and ensure child well-being. - A lifetime learner, continuously developing their clinical and administrative skills and implementation of the FT/R model. - Dedicated to modeling strength-based, trauma informed practice with staff, families, and other program and agency stakeholders. - Committed to providing effective management, leadership, and supervisory skills to ensure successful program operations. - Focused on performance management goals to ensure that the program regularly exceeds expectations. Major Duties of (LMSW)Program Coordinator:   Leadership - Serve as a program and agency “culture carrier” for the advancement of the FT/R and SBC models as well as the agency’s mission, vision, and values in concert with the Program Director. - Communicate effectively with all levels of staff as well as external stakeholders. - Responsible with program leadership team to uplift and support positive staff morale. - Accountable for the smooth and seamless operation of various program functions. - Hold self and others to high expectations for performance excellence.   Program Operations - Recruit and hire varied levels of staff in collaboration with program leadership to ensure high quality performance in all program areas. - Manage the implementation of all relevant agency, funder, and model developer required policies and procedures to exceed expectations. - Prepare monthly internal and external statistical and tracking information in a timely manner reporting program activities and outcomes. - Coordinate intake processes and ensure robust program utilization to serve the maximum number of families whenever possible. - Supervise Family Team Conference Facilitator to ensure an effective and robust conferencing process throughout the program in which all expected conferences are held within mandated timeframes and offer a positive experience for families. - Schedule and facilitate required Clinical Diagnostic Team (CDT) meetings (composed of program staff of varied levels) according to funder’s criteria so that program staff engage in vigorous clinical conversations regarding treatment and services to shape effective decisions that move families forward. - Provide high quality clinical consultation with staff around substance abuse and mental health concerns impacting the families served and participate as needed in family sessions. - When indicated, facilitate groups, workshops, and participate in programmatic events.    Qualifications: - NYS LMSW,  NYS LMHC, or NYS LCAT  or NYS LMFT required. - Four years’ experience in child welfare, mental health, or substance abuse setting required. - Approaches child welfare setting with cultural humility and an anti-racist lens. - Experience treating those dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues. - Must have strong ability to multi-task with attention to administrative details. - Excellent group facilitation skills. - Problem solver who takes initiative.  
Location : Name Brooklyn Transitions Program
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Reports To:         SOCIAL WORK supervisor Location:                 503 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Hours:             35 hours- Non Exempt    Case Worker Job Summary: The Brooklyn Transitions Program is a specialized borough-wide prevention program for families challenged by substance use and/or mental health issues. The Social Worker/Case Worker provides home-based, intensive, strength-based, comprehensive services using the Solution-Based Casework (SBC) framework.   Our superstar Case Worker candidate is: - Passionate about providing high quality services to families in child welfare - A lifetime learner, continuously developing their clinical skills - Dedicated to modeling strength-based, trauma-informed practice with families and colleagues. - Culturally humble with a commitment to the Good Shepherd Services mission, vision, and values   Major Duties of Case Worker:   Direct Work with Families - Provide home-based and on-site individual, family, and group counseling, as well as short-term crisis intervention, including advocacy and outreach for designated caseload of eight (8) families. - Engage families immediately upon referral, at times participating in Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Child Safety Conferences. - Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution-Based Casework (SBC): assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans, and documentation and celebration. - Handle case-related crises with professionalism, urgency, and care, including incidents involving reports to the State Central Registry. - Conduct screenings and assessments for substance use, mental illness, and child safety and well-being, including assessing caregiver capacity, home environment and conditions, discipline methods, etc. - Integrate the practices of SBC into every counseling session. - Ensure that every child has been seen and properly assessed every month. - Meet appropriate case work contacts for each phase of treatment: Initial, Baseline, and Stabilization. - Represent participant needs, concerns, and perspectives at all required ACS and GSS meetings and trainings.   Administrative and Advocacy Role - Collaborate closely with ACS, alcohol and other drug treatment providers, schools, medical and mental health clinics, and other resources serving family members. - Provide consultation to and collaborate with Family Workers as needed to ensure high quality services to families. - Collaborate with ACS Family Services Unit (FSU) staff, Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) staff and other service providers in making safety and treatment decisions. - Attend and participate in Family Court hearings for families involved with ACS FSU. - Facilitate referrals to alcohol and substance abuse treatment facilities, mental health treatment providers, and other service providers, including escorts to appointments as needed. - Actively participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team meetings (CDTs) to provide case information, updates, and assessments in order to obtain recommendations for continued case practice or case termination. - Participate in case consultation, continued SBC training, and the SBC certification process. - Prepare and maintain FASP documentation, monthly statistical reports, and case work notes in adherence with agency policy. - Provide Court reports as needed to inform as to families’ progress or lack of progress in achieving outcomes. - Maintain appropriate utilization of state and city databases including PROMIS and Connections, as well as other agency databases as needed. Qualifications: - Bachelor’s Degree required in (Social Work; Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling and Humanities degrees considered) - Child welfare experience required - Bilingual - English/Spanish preferred - Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and counseling skills - Must be able to work at least 2 evenings per week to accommodate working families’ schedules - Must have strong inquiry skills and ability to seek and share internal and external best practices - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, trauma-informed & youth and family development perspective - SBC trained and/or SBC certified a plus Benefits/Perks: - Tuition Assistance Program - Monthly MetroCards or travel reimbursement for use of personal vehicle will be provided to staff conducting home visits to families - Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays) - Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care) - 403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time) 

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