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Location : Name After-School at MS447
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
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.   Reports to: Program Director   Location: 125 East 181st Street, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours:  Up to 8 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt - School Year Sept. - June   Major Duties: - Provide and teach well planned vocal classes to participants. - Assist in development of vocal curriculum. - Delegate roles and articulate expectations to group leaders and program aides. - Submit lesson/activity plans in advance. - Plan and implement a culminating event or project at the end of each cycle. - Completes daily progress reports. - Delegate roles to group leaders and program aides during class time to assist with the facilitation of a group (where applicable). - Articulate expectations to group leaders and program aides on what aspect of the class work needs to be strengthened and practiced in preparation for the next class (where applicable). - Responsible for the setup, operation and clean up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. - Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified. - Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities.   Qualifications: - High School Diploma or GED required and demonstrable expertise and experience in music - Ability to play and sight read music - Some college and experience with youth preferred. - Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.  
Location : Name After -School at MS447
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
 The Dance Instructor provides recreational/educational/arts workshops and activities for young people to learn new skills; as well as an avenue for self-development and expression Reports to: PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MS 447 Creston Campus Location: 125 E 181st Street Bronx NY 10453 Hours: Up to 10 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt Major Duties: - Design, plan and conduct activities and workshops in Modern, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop Dance - Submit lesson/activity plans in advance. - Conduct activities enriched with literacy and math skills whenever possible. - Plan and implement a culminating event or project. - Complete daily progress reports. - Responsible for the setup, operation and clean up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. - Attend all staff meetings and staff development training sessions, as specified. - Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities. - Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: - High School Diploma required. Bachelors preferred. - Experience with youth preferred. - Must have experience or skill in Modern, Jazz, Ballet, or Hip Hop Dance - Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.   
Location : Name North Bronx Family Service Center
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Conference Facilitator 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:                    Morris Ave. Bronx, NY Hours:                      35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt Major Duties: - 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: - 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 East 17th Street
Job Locations US-NY-New York
In the context of child-centered, family-focused practice to promote permanency, safety and well-being, and to reduce length of stay in foster care, the case planner provides comprehensive casework services for both youth and families.  The case planner provides all case management services and ensures that all ACS mandates are in compliance. Casework delivery is to be consistent with Good Shepherd Services’ philosophy and within city and state mandates.   Title: CASE PLANNER, EUPHRASIAN RESIDENCE RAPID INTERVENTION CENTER (RIC)   Reports to: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES   Location: 337 E. 17th Street, New York, NY 10003   Hours: 40 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   MAJOR DUTIES: - Maintain primary case planning responsibility for 16-20 cases in collaboration with the social  worker.  - Establish immediate contact with families to provide information about the program. - Conduct required casework contacts with the child, parent, and collateral contacts (schools, service providers, medical personnel, mental health practitioners, youth development counselor and substance abuse counselors). - Work collaboratively with Social Worker to make assessment-based referrals as necessary to meet the needs of the child and/or parent. - Assess birth parent’s homes for diagnostic purposes to ensure the safety of youth and family while at home and complete home safety assessments. - Attend court and permanency hearings. - Maintain up to date case records within agency standards and complete all necessary ACS/Agency documentation including FASPs, Progress notes, Permanency Hearing reports and all other reports necessary to fulfill the function of the work. - Progress notes are to be completed and submitted preferably within one day of the event but no later than the end of the given week of the event. - Submit, PYA, FASP and Permanency Hearing Report on the internal date for review provided by the agency's compliance department. - Manage case load of AWOC and work collaboratively with assigned Social Worker to locate AWOC youth. - Develop community relationships and communicate with all collaterals, including ACS. - In collaboration with the primary social worker, youth development counselor, work with full treatment team, family and youth to develop the most appropriate permanency plan with emphasis on lasting family connections and/or other permanent caring connections in the community. - Attend and participate in treatment team meetings, service plan reviews and FTC’s; provide relevant input. - Maintain appropriate and relevant documentation of all contacts and events. - Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools such as safety plans, community meetings, psycho-education groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences 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. - Provide coverage for Marian Hall cases when necessary. - Perform other duties as assigned.   QUALIFICATIONS: - Bachelor’s degree required.  - Experience working with families and adolescents in the child welfare system required.  - Must be able to establish working relationships with participants in need of supportive services.  - Must have working knowledge of Connections.  - Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  - Ability to work flexible hours, including two evenings.  - Ability to use public transportation to travel throughout New York City.  - Must have a commitment to GSS models of practice including Sanctuary and ACS principles to promote permanency, safety and well-being.  - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth development and trauma informed perspective.  - Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.  - NYS Drivers Licensed preferred. 
Location : Name After-School at IS 292
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
The Activity Instructor to provide recreational/educational/arts workshops and activities for young people to learn new skills; as well as an avenue for self-development, exploration, and expression.     Reports to:   Program Director, SONYC AT JHS 292 Location:     301 Vermont St. Brooklyn, NY 11207 Hours:       Mon-Fri ( 2:45pm-5:30pm)   MAJOR DUTIES: - Design, plan and conduct activities and workshops in specified areas of education, specifically S.T.E.A.M., team-building activities, gym, crafts and/or the performing arts. - Submit lesson/activity plans in-advance. - Conduct activities enriched with literacy and math skills whenever possible.  - Plan and implement a culminating event or project.  - Complete daily progress reports and attendance. - Manage setup, operation and clean-up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. - Attend all staff meetings and staff development trainings sessions, as specified. - Guide 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; Associates degree or Bachelors degree preferred. • Some college and experience with adolescents preferred. • Experience and/or training relevant to the position required. • Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Must have a commitment to work from a trauma-informed, strength-based and youth and family development perspective.   General Requirements: 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.   Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.  We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. 
Location : Name Bronx Transitions Program
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
  Reports To:                           PROGRAM Director, Transitions FT/R   Location:                               (Bronx & Brooklyn locations)   Hours:                                    35 hours, exempt   Job Summary:  The 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 candidate 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: 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: - Master's Degree Required AND Either NYS LMSW; NYS LMHC; NYS LCAT - LCSW Preferred  - 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 Bushwick Leaders HS-Academic Excell
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Overview We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate e-sports coach to train a student e-sports group in a variety of games and for potential future e-sports tournaments. Coordinates practices, scrimmages, and competitive games. Performs scouting, strategy development and training regiments for an e-sports team. Administers all aspects of esports program including recruiting, scouting, game/match, and practice preparation, monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes, potential team travel arrangements, and fundraising activities. The position is responsible for developing student-athletes through a variety of instructional methods developing team building skills and collaboration, professional and personal maturity, physical wellness, mental preparation, and character. The position will require the coach to take on the role as tutor and mentor to provide academic success of student-athletes and implement successful retention strategies. Reports To: Enrichment Manager, Bushwick Leaders’ High School  Location: 976 Seneca Ave Ridgewood, New York 11385 Hours: up to 19 hours per week Major Duties:  - Establish appropriate game strategies for esports team to build skill and ability to compete. - Coordinate scrimmages and matches with other schools, incorporating seasonal league games. - Establish protocol to film team; review and provide feedback to team - Gather competitive data and apply to coaching strategy and practices. - Responsible for requesting, communicating, and facilitating maintenance or replacing gaming hardware. - Create team environment which supports retention of team members and growth in skill ability. - Ensuring team compliance with all leagues, conference, and institutional rules and regulations - Continuously ensuring personal behavior and program reputation are in alignment with Good Shepherd Services mission. - Conducting coaching and instruction activities during training, practice, and competition - Coordinating off-season, practice, and competition schedules - Running promotional events - Recommend Esports equipment, facility and other needs to build competitive esports program. - Familiar and experience playing with the games: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rocket League and Overwatch. - Experience in other video games, including racing, fighting, and sports games highly welcome. (Ex. NBA 2K, Madden, Mario Kart, Dragon Ball Fighterz, Marvel vs. Capcom)   Qualifications: - Minimum High School Diploma. Prior experience working with youth preferred. - Experience in playing video games on consoles; PlayStation, XBox and/or Nintendo required.  - Must be able to engage young people and set structure and limits in a group setting.  - Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective. - Speaking fluency/proficiency in Spanish preferred but not required.  
Location : Name After-School at PS 297
Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
Job Summary: The Activity Instructor provides activities to engage participants through recreational fitness workshops, thereby allowing them to learn new skills and develop an understanding of fitness.   Title: Activity Instructor (Sports & Fitness)   Reports to: Program Director   Location: 700 Park Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11206   Hours: Up to 10 Hours/week; Non- Exempt   Major Duties: - Design, plan and conduct activities and workshops in specified areas of sports & fitness. - Submit lesson/activity plans in advance. - Conduct activities that will engage participants and retain them. - Teach basic fitness preparedness and correct form to participants. - Provide classes demonstrating mixed martial arts while following participants’ progress. - Plan and implement a culminating event or project. - Complete daily attendance. - Manage setup, operation and clean up of activities and the organization, inventory and storing of relevant supplies and equipment. - Attend all staff meetings and staff development trainings sessions, as specified. - Guide program participants in examining choices, following directions and becoming involved in program activities.   Qualifications: - High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. - Must have experience or skill in fitness instruction, sports recreation or team sports facilitation. - Excellent group facilitation skills. - Good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective. - Able to complete Dept of Health & Dept of Education clearances.   General Requirements: 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.   Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
Location : Name YABC at Monroe High School
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Advocate Counselor provides individual, family and group counseling, case management, advocacy, referrals and crisis intervention, as well as post-secondary planning once student reaches graduation requirement. Advocate Counselor will work in collaboration with GSS and DOE by following the policies and procedures implementing by the program, but meeting the mission and vision of GSS agency.   Reports To: PROGRAM DIRECTOR   Location: 1300 Boynton Ave., Bronx, NY 10472   Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt Mon-Thurs. 1pm-9pm and Fri. 8am-4pm Major Duties: • Provide case management and wraparound support services for up to 50 or more overaged and under credit students, to help them alleviate any stressors, so the students can successfully meet graduation requirements. • Provide individual, family and group counseling. • Provide crisis intervention as needed. • Provide family outreach and involvement as appropriate. • Develop and implement strategical and goal planning for student on caseload • Develop and implement groups/workshops responsive to student needs, such as Advisory, Men and Women groups. • Assist students in attending school regularly through identifying obstacles and connecting with resources • Attendance outreach consist of home visits, outreach calls, texting, and mailing, etc. • Assist in carrying out other aspects of the program including planning trips, celebrations, and leadership activities. • Support students with all aspects of post-secondary planning, financial aid, personal essay, and college or vocational training trips. • Able to work collaboratively with DOE and GSS team members. • Generate and submit data required for statistical report and ensure that appropriate paperwork and date base entry is completed. • Perform other duties as assigned and needed to further enhance the performance of the program   Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree required. • Must have experience working with adolescent/young adults individually and in groups. • Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred. • Prior experience in a school setting helpful. • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective.
Location : Name Truman Beacon
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Group Leaders to work with us. In this role you will be responsible for the overall leadership, planning and implementation of an after-school group for K-12 youth, including integrated educational projects, recreation, arts and crafts and group building activities.   Reports To: Program Director   Location:750 Baychester Ave, Bronx, NY 10475   Hours:18 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Major Duties: - Plan and facilitate integrated learning, recreational, arts and developmental activities for youth. - Collaborate with and direct program aides. - Ensure a safe and engaging classroom environment. - Support Activity Instructors with lessons.   Qualifications: - High School Diploma required. - Experience working in a High School setting required. - Good communication skills and ability to work collaboratively. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development and trauma-informed perspective.
Location : Name After-School at MS 206B
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
  We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Literacy Tutor to work with us. MS 206B tutors will provide daily guided Literacy instruction to students in a small group setting up to five days per week. The guided literacy  instruction is designed to enhance a student’s comprehension and to foster a love of reading and writing.   Reports to:  PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MS 206B    Location:       2280 Aqueduct Avenue, Bronx, New York 10468   Hours:       15-20 hours, non-exempt   Major Duties: - Tutors will instruct students in small group settings to supplement and enhance traditional in-class reading/English language arts instruction.  - Tutors will prepare lesson plans in accordance with a prepared program curriculum as dictated by the individual needs of each student.  - Tutors will work daily with two or three groups of up to six students each, leading students through high-interest texts (novels, non-fiction chapter books, short stories, articles, etc.) using a guided reading curricular model.  - Tutors will coordinate with the campus-level site coordinator, classroom teachers, school administration, and parents to maximize student achievement. - Tutors may have additional opportunities to share special interests or talents and work with students in enrichment areas in addition to small group reading instruction. Qualifications: - High School Diploma - Avid reader and writer who has a desire to elicit a passion for reading in young people - Qualifying test score on a high school-level reading and writing comprehension assessment  - Willingness to serve at a NYC public middle school and commit to working Monday-Friday for approximately 15-20 hours per week  - All tutors must undergo fingerprinting and criminal background check.  
Location : Name FFC Foster Care Services
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
  Title:      HOUSING SPECIALIST, Family Foster Care   Reports to: PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF MODEL FIDELITY & SPECIAL SERVICES   Location:   7 West Burnside Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453   Hours:      35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Job Summary of Housing Specialist: Youth aging out of care in NYC face many hurdles in obtaining housing, including lack of affordable housing.The Housing Specialist will utilize a developmental approach to provide housing support to participants between the ages of 18-21. Supports will include developing housing leads and resources to help them locate housing; facilitating workshops to build residences’ skills and increase knowledge related to living independently and transitioning into the community; advocating on behalf of residents with landlords and brokers to overcome any challenges to securing suitable housing; and assisting with securing resources to help with moving expenses. Each area of focus requires expertise to ensure the youth can access housing opportunities, be supported emotionally, and continue to be plugged into to a supportive network after locating housing.   Major Duties: - Develops and maintains up to date information about housing issues, available subsidies, and programs. - Work with participants to develop and implement individualized goals based upon the specific service needs of the participant, and with a focus on moving into to a more independent living opportunity. - Collaborate with Property Manager to ensure all housing requirements are communicated to residents and maintained. - Develop and facilitate workshops to build skills and increase knowledge around living independently. Provides expert consultation/guidance to FFC/TFFC casework staff in their work with families with particular emphasis on those who need housing assistance. - Works directly with participants to assist them with housing services/problems. This may include accompanying them to apply for subsidies and to housing court appointments and fair hearings. - Establishes and maintains linkages with various programs providing housing services including ACS HPAD, NYCHA, DHS, EHV, Section 8 and various shelters, eviction prevention programs, legal services, realtors etc. Makes/assists with referrals as appropriate. - Participates in all conferences and/or meetings related to the discharge or preparation for young adulthood, i.e., Family Team Conferences, Clinical Meetings, Trial/Final Discharge meetings, goal changes and permanency planning conferences. - Remain familiar with current Section 8 policy and procedures, and train and inform staff about housing related issues including all housing application matters. - Complete a 3- and 6-month assessment for youth who have transitioned out of foster care into their own home. - Represents GSS at outside meetings/conferences/workshops particularly as they relate to housing and foster care issues as required by the agency. - Documents activity via progress notes and updates case management databases such as Connections and Care4. - Complete the tracking and monitoring of housing applications submitted by participants. - Performs other duties as assigned    -   Qualifications:   - Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related social service field. - Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to maintain required documentation. - Must be able to use public transportation systems, including subways and busses to attend various meetings and make home visits. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective. - Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. - Must have knowledge of Connections and Microsoft Suite. - Must have ability to work a flexible schedule when needed including some evenings, weekends, and holidays. - Must have a commitment to GSS models of practice including Sanctuary and ACS principles to promote permanency, safety, and well-being. - Good basic knowledge of housing field and service options - Minimum of one year’s experience in child welfare or related systems desirable. - Ability to relate to a wide variety of program participants and staff. - Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills necessary. -  Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective. General Requirements:  All staff is 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 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 (Some Evenings Are Required)   Major Duties Of Case Planner  - 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 of Case Planner - Bachelor’s Degree Required (Psychology; Social Work; Human Services or related field) - Master Level Candidates encouraged to apply  - 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- (Home Visits; School Visits & Court) Metro Cards provided 
Location : Name FFC Treatment Unit
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Sociotherapist to join our team. The Sociotherapist ensures that every therapeutic youth has a behavior plan that addresses individualized behavioral strengths and challenges pertaining to the specific youth. The Sociotherapist is responsible for giving input into creating, and then implementing and monitoring the youth’s behavior plan. Develop community relationships in order to utilize local resources on behalf of families. Participate in interdisciplinary team model practice, which will involve the Case Workers, Health Services, Voc/Ed Specialist and Preparing Youth for Adulthood Specialists. The Sociotherapist monitors the Treatment foster home to ensure safety and well being. This position will require extensive field work.   Reports to:   SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR, TREATMENT FAMILY FOSTER CARE   Location:    7 West Burnside Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453   Hours:      35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt (Must able to work Onsite and the Field when required)   Job Summary: The Sociotherapist ensures that every therapeutic youth has a Behavior Plan that addresses their individualized behavioral strengths and challenges. The Sociotherapist is responsible for assessing each youth’s strengths and needs and giving input into creating, implementing, and monitoring the youth’s progress with the Behavior Plan, and to modify as needed. In addition, the Sociotherapist works with the foster parent to ensure consistent implementation of the Behavior Plan and assess weekly progress. The Sociotherapist develops community relationships to utilize local resources on behalf of youth and foster parents. The Sociotherapist collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary team which involves Case Workers, Health Services staff, Mental Health Services staff, Vocation/Education Specialists, and Preparing Youth for Adulthood Specialists. The Sociotherapist monitors the foster home to ensure the safety and well-being of the youth. This position will require extensive field work.   Major Duties: - Conduct mandated weekly face to face home visits/contact with the youth and the foster parent to address and assess behavioral and emotional well-being, provide ADL and life skills education, and to implement and monitor behavior plan goals. - Conduct a face-to-face contact with newly admitted youth and their foster parents within 72 hours. - Complete required paperwork including, but not limited to, progress notes, correspondence, behavior plans, assessments, and documentation for FASPs, Permanency Reports and court reports. - Keep Connections and any other applicable systems up to date with the status of case activity including progress notes on all contacts, current behavior plans, and assessments. - Provide direct crisis intervention as needed. If a youth is hospitalized, make weekly visitation in collaboration with agency case planner and hospital staff as appropriate. - Collaborate with foster parents, youth, and Case Planners regarding development and implementation of behavior goals and plans. - Review weekly progress on the behavior plan, collect behavior plans from the foster parents, and document in weekly progress note.   - Attend and participate in all applicable ACS meetings, Transitional Meetings, Transfer Conferences, Treatment Meetings, and Interdisciplinary meetings. -  Participate in all applicable Family Team Conferences and implement all applicable Action Plans. - Work with the Interdisciplinary team members for the comprehensive service planning for each youth, including Medical, Health Homes, Mental Health, Vocation and Education, and Preparing Youth for Adulthood staff. - Locate resources and make referrals as needed. - Assess and monitor foster parents regarding their ability to meet the needs of the child in their home, and, in conjunction with the Sociotherapist Supervisor and Home Finding Department, make recommendations regarding future use of the home. - Support and counsel foster parents in their efforts to care for the child and include them in the development of the goals and tasks. - Assist foster parents with enrolling youth in an afterschool program, camp, recreational programs, and/or programs for the development of youth’s interests and abilities. - Effectively use and practice, when applicable, the Sanctuary Model tools, i.e., safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care, in the department/program to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture. - Promote and model a Sanctuary environment of non-violence and a trauma-sensitive culture. - Integrate the Sanctuary Model of S.E.L.F (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss, and Future) framework into daily practice to ensure quality care and an effective work environment. - Respond to 24 hour on call service, as needed. - Perform other duties as assigned.     - Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree in related field required. - Must have experience working with children and youth; prior experience in foster care is preferred. - Must be able to engage youth and establish working relationships with all clients. - Good written and verbal skills necessary.  - Must enjoy working with adolescents. - Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred. - Valid driver’s license preferred. - Available to work a flexible schedule. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth development and trauma-informed perspective
Location : Name Bronx Transitions Program
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Family Worker provides a variety of home-based supportive services and case management activities for families participating in the Transitions Bronx prevention program in order to ensure child safety, well-being, and family stability. The Family Worker also carries administrative and organizational responsibilities to support the overall program operation.   Reports To:               Social Work Supervisor   Location:                   2471 Morris Ave. Bronx, NY   Hours:                       35 Hours/Week; Non-exempt   Major Duties: - Collaborate closely with and assist the Case Worker/Social Worker to conduct frequent home and office visits with families to monitor child safety and ensure family stability where indicated. - Create and maintain linkages to important community resources and assist families in accessing these resources, including medical and mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment, affordable housing, childcare, and public benefits. - 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. - 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. - Complete statistical/written reports in required databases (Connections and PROMIS) including accurate and timely progress notes for contacts made with participants and summaries of school and treatment reports received. - Greet and welcome visitors and participants and respond to 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. - 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. - Support the use of the Solution-Based Casework and Family Treatment/Rehabilitation models with all families. - Attend and participate in program staff meetings, as well as related agency 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 to augment case management 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, professional, creative, and committed to making a positive contribution to families, the program, the community, and the agency as a whole. Qualifications:   - High School diploma is required; some college is preferred. - Bilingual in English/Spanish 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 Bronx. - Willingness to understand 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 Bronx Transitions Program
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
The Transitions-Bronx 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.   Reports To:    Supervisor   Location:     Co-located at 2471 Morris Ave. &685 East 187th Street Bronx, NY   Hours:         35 hours, non-exempt     Our superstar Social Work candidate is: - Passionate about providing high quality services to families in child welfare - 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 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 every child has been seen and properly assessed every month. - Meet appropriate case work contacts for each phase of treatment: initial, baseline, and transition. - 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 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 - Child welfare experience preferred - Bilingual - English/Spanish required - 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 East 17th Street
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Join our Dynamic Nursing Team at Good Shepherd Services. We are looking for Licensed Practical Nurses passionate about Child Welfare to oversee medical care management of our youth in residential care and in family foster care.  Promotes and restores youths’ health by completing the nursing process, collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to youth and their families. This position is onsite and consist of mostly of an Administrative component. There is minimal direct clinical care.    Reports to: HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER, HEALTH SERVICES   Location: 337 East 17th Street, New York, New York 10003   Hours: 35 Hours,10am-6pm   Major Duties of Nurses(LPN's) - Identify health needs of adolescents in care and their caretakers through home visits and other direct means of interaction. - Establish for the adolescents in care a medical home that will address current and future health care needs. - Act as a liaison between multiple providers in the provision of health services for our adolescents in care. - Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to clients and families. - Promote client’s independence by establishing goals, teaching clients, families and caretakers to understand condition, medications and self-care skills. - Resolve client problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies. - Document client care services by charting in patient and department records; on-going auditing of medical records to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies. - Communicate with clients and multidisciplinary team by providing client related health information. - Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care team by communicating information, responding to requests, building rapport, participating in team problem-solving methods. - Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. - Administer medication and monitor the youth’s response to prescribed medication - 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 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. \ - Perform other duties as assigned.  Qualification of Nursing Candidates (LPN) - Graduate of an accredited practical nursing program - New York State Licensed Practical Nurse. - Must demonstrate firm command of nursing principles and practices. - Ability to work collaboratively with clients, family and staff. - Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Must have a current American Heart/ or American Red Cross CPR Certificate to deal with infants, adolescents and adults. - Must be able to accompany youngsters to various appointments. - Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or your development and trauma informed perspective. - Computer Proficieny Required 
Location : Name After -School at MS447
Job Locations US-NY-Bronx
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Group Leaders to work with us. In this role you will be responsible for the overall leadership, planning and implementation of an after-school group for K-12 youth, including integrated educational projects, recreation, arts and crafts and group building activities.     Reports to:  PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MS447   Location: 125 East 181st Street, Bronx, New York 10453   Hours: 18 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt   Major Duties: - Plan and facilitate integrated learning, recreational, arts and developmental activities for youth. - Collaborate with and direct program aides. - Complete required documentation. - Participate in training and staff development activities. - Write and submit sequenced lesson plans in advance. - Demonstrate effective classroom management skills. - Ensure a safe and engaging classroom environment. - Support Activity Instructors with lessons. - Perform other duties as assigned.    Qualifications: - High School Diploma required. - Minimum of two years of college in related field preferred.  - Ability to lead and participate in group sports and recreation.   - Experience in developing group lesson plans or integrated learning packages.  - Must have 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:        Science Tutor Reports To:   After School Coordinator, Bushwick Leaders High School Location:     976  Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, NY, 11385 Hours:       20 hrs per week; Non Exempt, 10 Months   JOB SUMMARY:  The Tutor will work with students in Bushwick Leaders High School.  S/he will provide tutoring, test preparation and academic support during the after-school portion of the program.  S/he will assist participants in one or more of the following subject areas: Living environment, earth science, and chemistry.   Major Duties: - Provide individual and group instruction in the subject area for which the instructor was hired. - Provide study techniques and assignments that can be completed by scholars between sessions. - Identify problem areas and implement approaches and/ or seek advisement when necessary. - Communicate and coordinate with staff and program leadership regarding progress. - Limited additional hours may be requested as needed in preparation for the Regents and SAT exams. - In addition to subject matter tutoring and teaching, this position includes significant student mentoring. - Perform other duties as assigned.   Qualifications: - BA degree preferred, with experience working with adolescents. - Excellent classroom management and engagement skills required. - 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 Family Worker provides a variety of home-based supportive services and case management activities for families participating in the Belmont Family Service Center prevention program in order to ensure child safety, well-being, and family stability. The Family Worker also carries administrative and organizational responsibilities to support the overall program operation.   Reports To:               Social Work Supervisor   Location:             685 East 187th St.  Bronx, NY   Hours:                       35 Hours/Week; Non-exempt   Major Duties: - Collaborate closely with and assist the Case Worker/Social Worker to conduct frequent home and office visits with families to monitor child safety and ensure family stability where indicated. - Create and maintain linkages to important community resources and assist families in accessing these resources, including medical and mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment, affordable housing, childcare, and public benefits. - 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. - 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. - Complete statistical/written reports in required databases (Connections and PROMIS) including accurate and timely progress notes for contacts made with participants and summaries of school and treatment reports received. - Greet and welcome visitors and participants and respond to 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. - 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. - Support the use of the Solution-Based Casework model with all families. - Attend and participate in program staff meetings, as well as related agency 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 to augment case management 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, professional, creative, and committed to making a positive contribution to families, the program, the community, and the agency as a whole.  Qualifications:   - High School diploma is required; some college is preferred. - Bilingual in English/Spanish 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 Bronx. - Willingness to understand 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.

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