List of current vacancies:

  • Senior Director of Health and Behavioral Health
  • Recertification Worker – Foster Care (Home Finding)
  • Empowerment Coach – Foster Care (Fair Futures)
  • Case Worker – Foster Care
  • Case Planner FT/R – S.I.
  • RN Clinical Supervisor
  • QA Specialist
  • LPN
  • Parent Advocate

Senior Director of Health and Behavioral Health

Location: 

50 Bay Street SI NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary: The Senior Director of Health and Behavioral Health oversees the day to day operations and clinical supervision of our Health Services and Behavioral Health departments. Responsible for managing the delivery CFTSS and HCBS services and the coordination between internal and external stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical supervision and guidance to the Behavioral Health Treatment Team as well as support compliance related areas such as documentation, billing and tracking systems
  • Responsible for reviewing all health care information, behavioral health forms, treatment goals, assessments and referrals
  • Directly supervise and support the Director of Health Services to ensure that the medical needs of the children and youth in Foster Care are met
  • Proactively ensures the maintenance and development of relevant agency licenses, designations and credentialing
  • Ensures the coordination of service delivery and care between various stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Models a trauma informed practice lens
  • Monitors caseload ratios and assignments of enrolled children and youth receiving CFTSS/HCBS services
  • Responsible for ensuring that the staff and clinics are guided by agency, DOH, OCFS and ACS policies and procedures
  • Responsible for ensuring that the EHR is reflective of regulatory standards
  • Proactively monitors clinic utilization and billing
  • Coordinates activities with Managed Care Organizations at both the client and agency level
  • Participate and coordinate audit related activities as necessary
  • Ensures that clients receive the highest quality of services while maximizing needed deliverables
  • Co-leads and facilitates quality improvement activities for the department
  • Ensure rounds are being completed weekly and issues are addressed accordingly
  • Provides effective performance feedback and reviews/evaluates staff performance according to agency procedures.
  • All other related duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Psy.D. or LCSW with 5 years of direct clinic development and management experience
  • Knowledge of Child Welfare, Managed Care Organizations, and DOH regulations
  • Ability to work collaboratively across many systems and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated proficiency with EHRs as well as basic Microsoft based software platforms
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Maintenance of professional licenses including ongoing receipt of CEUs
  • The ability to work out of two sites, Staten Island and Brooklyn

Location: 

50 Bay Street SI NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:

Maintain and ensure compliance of Health Service record for foster care client case load. Promote inter-department collaboration between Health Services and Health Homes, initiate referrals, and conduct trainings as necessary.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct assessments, including: HIV risk assessments, intake assessments, general first aid and triage activities.
  • Routine screening for: substance abuse, developmental health, mental health and physical body checks for abuse.
  • Routine management and training regarding chronic conditions, such as diabetes and asthma.
  • Training and health education including reproductive health and education.
  • Support and management of the emotional/psychiatric needs of children.
  • Establish treatment goals for children, utilizing historical and current available information in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Medication administration and management including reconciliation.
  • Confirm adequate nursing staff coverage hours.
  • Maintain medical supplies and equipment. Practice proper infection control.
  • Follow up after medical appointments, urgent/emergency care or hospitalization.
  • Assist with home visits, community provider visits, educating caregivers, and monitoring health care needs.
  • Track, monitor and ensure all Foster Care records are in compliance with ACS and OCFS regulations.
  • Ensure past medical, immunization, and psychiatric history is obtained on all new intakes.
  • Enter all ACS required health service documentation into the state CONNECTIONS system.
  • Maintain and ensure all record documentation for assigned caseload is reviewed, filed and audit ready.
  • Schedule all required client health service appointment including lab appointments.

 

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and communications skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to to work as part of a collaborative team.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft, Excel, and Connections.
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation

 

Qualifications/Requirements: 

  • LPN required. HS diploma/GED required. Associates preferred.
  • Case management experience preferred.
  • Due to the nature of the work environment work hours will be based on needs of program and may vary.
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned within scope of position
  • Seamen’s Society operates in two locations: Staten Island and Brooklyn. The ability to travel between will be necessary.

QA Specialist

Location: 

50 Bay Street Staten Island NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:

Working under the supervision of the Vice President of Health and Wellness, this position works closely with the Directors of both Health Home/Care Management (HHCM) and Health Services (HS) and other agency staff as appropriate to develop and utilize measures to assess quantitative and qualitative agency performance in these specific program areas.  Participate in electronic and/or hardcopy record reviews and internal audits to assess adherence to compliance standards and qualitative performance.  As needed, participate in meetings and correspondence with internal and external stakeholders and various oversight organizations, e.g., Department of Health (DOH), Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Collaborative for Children and Families (CCF), etc.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Utilize multiple data sources, including electronic health records (EHRs), GSI Health, Medicaid Analytics Performance Portal (MAPP), and Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS-NY), etc. to assist in practice and outcome evaluation for children enrolled in the HHCM program.
  • Conduct and participate in audits of HHCM and Health Services records to assess quality of practice and adherence to compliance standards set by contract/oversight bodies (e.g., DOH, CCF, ACS, etc.). Send Alerts to appropriate program regarding identified serious concerns, as needed.
  • Compile, review, and assess billing data accuracy and compliance statistics monitored by CCF and DOH including monthly compliance statistics.  Review notes for consistency of billable services such as required contacts, appropriateness of content and timeframes of documentation, etc.
  • Conduct and participate in reviews of Plans of Care, GSI client assessments, and crisis plans.  When required, send Alerts to appropriate program and QA staff regarding identified safety, practice, or incidents.  Review DOH updates to incident reports and performance measures/ requirements.
  • Prepare and distribute performance reports as needed for HHCM and HS based on reviews and audits. Present upon and participate in discussions and Performance Improvement Projects regarding such information/data with internal and external stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Work with Program staffs and the agency Learning and Development Manager to facilitate and organize necessary audits on DOH and CCF training requirements on a regular basis – quarterly, annually, and as needed.
  • Assist in the creation, development, and updates to QA policies and procedures, and audit tools regarding HHCM and HS practices.

 

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Computer proficiency, particularly electronic health records (i.e., GSI) or other databases. Microsoft Office software (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytic/organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Medicaid regulations, HIPAA and/or DOH Compliance on Health Information Technology a plus.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Due to the nature of the work environment work hours will be based on needs of program and may vary.
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned within the scope of position.
  • Our Agency operates in 2 locations: Staten Island and Brooklyn. In rare occasions you may be temporarily transferred to either site to meet program needs

Recertification Worker - Foster Care (Home Finding)

Location: 

50 Bay Street Staten Island NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:

Responsible for ensuring all foster homes are recertified annually and in compliance with agency, Administration for Children Services and Office Children and Family Service regulations. Facilitate/co-facilitate agency driven trainings with the Foster Parent Training Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all steps in the recertification process to ensure compliance New York State foster home licensing requirements.
  • Conduct home visits gaining access and inspecting all rooms in the home, taking pictures of the home during recertification.
  • Conduct foster parent orientations and assist Home Finding Training Coordinator conduct agency driven trainings.
  • Ensure that all documents for filing are placed in the appropriate location for administrative assistant to conduct filing.
  • Identifies needed changes and emergent situations/needs that are communicated with Home Finding Supervisor and/or Sr. Program Manager.
  • Responsible for updating Connections for any changes in foster home.
  • Assists all Home Finding staff when necessary with recruitment efforts and placement disruptions.
  • Maintain a detailed tracking system to guide process of recertification.
  • Ensure all recertifications are submitted 30 days prior to due date for supervisory review.
  • Maintain and audits files to ensure correct and complete documentation.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Computer proficiency,
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and organizational skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to perform field work and work with difficult clients.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2years’ child welfare experience required.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred.
  • Due to the nature of the work environment work hours will be based on needs of program and may vary.
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned within scope of position.
  • Our Agency operates in 2 locations: Staten Island and Brooklyn. This position may require mobility between both locations

Empowerment Coach - Foster Care (Fair Futures)

Location: 

50 Bay Street, SI NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:

The Seamen’s Society Academic Support Program provides a holistic approach to working with middle school and high school students in Foster Care. Aligned with the 7 Core Principles of the Fair Futures Initiative our program seeks to surround our youth with individualized and catered attention and support. The department aims to put youth on stable path by focusing on their success in middle school, high school, college and career development. The program remains with a youth through age 21, or until they are on a living wage career path.

Empowerment Coaches will work solely with High School students in our Foster Care program. The Coaches will build trusting relationships and provide social and emotional support to the youth. The coach will be there for the youth, help them navigate any challenges, celebrate successes and plan for the future.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work one-on-one with each young person on their coach load to create individual goals. Uses MST Adaptive and Motivational Interviewing techniques to develop and follow action plans to reach these goals, with consistent support, communication, and follow-through.
  • Use goal setting tools to develop customized action plans for each youth to help them reach their goals.
  • Establish strong relationships with adolescents using effective modeling of pro-social skills.
  • Work collaboratively with other system providers in the youth’s life including to help ensure that the varied systems are driving towards similar goals in a coordinated fashion.
  • Meet regularly with parents/foster parents/adult supports to plan with them for youth success, and to support them in helping the youth in their care, reach their goals.
  • Encourage youth to attend therapeutic peer groups which focus on skills such as healthy communication, positive peer relationships, dealing with peer pressure, and service learning.
  • Works closely with the Educational Specialist/Coordinator to help students apply for college.
  • Works closely with the PYA Coordinator to help students secure employment and thrive in the workplace.
  • Works closely with the Housing Specialist to help the youth secure after care housing solutions.
  • Visit schools to meet with guidance counselors or other school officials. This includes gathering report cards and attending parent/teacher conferences.
  • Connect youth to resources, schools, programs and opportunities in line with their goals.
  • Help students select vocational programs or colleges based on academic, social, and financial needs.
  • All other related duties as assigned

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Makes a long-term commitment to working with youth.
  • Computer literate and conversant with social media.
  • Is strengths-focused, and open to learning new methods of working with youth and willing to hold him/herself to high practice standards.
  • Can work with diverse populations (including LGBTQ) and cultures, process information and respond empathically.
  • Can express empathy and genuine caring, while maintaining healthy boundaries.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of working with at risk populations or an Associate’s degree with 4 years of working with at risk populations.
  • Due to the nature of the work environment work hours will be based on needs of program and may vary including evenings.
  • Our Agency operates in 2 locations, Staten Island and Brooklyn. The ability to travel between sites may be necessary.

Case Worker - Foster Care

Location: 

50 Bay Street SI NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:

To provide and deliver the provision of all necessary required services to the families in foster care and work in collaboration with outside agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Complete all reports in a timely manner

• Complete all required fieldwork on a monthly basis

• Monitor and maintain compliance with casework milestones and time frames with City and State regulations.

• Facilitate the service plan through referrals, planning and Casework counseling

• Schedule and monitor visits as needed

• Reassess permanency-planning goals periodically to facility permanency in light of time frames

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Computer skills and knowledge of Connections

• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision

• Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems

• Participate in on-going trainings to enhance job skills

• Participate in on-going trainings to enhance job skills

• Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree and valid Driver’s License required.

• Prior experience preferred

• Due to the nature of the work environment work hours will be based on needs of program and may vary.

• Our Agency operates in 2 locations: Staten Island and Brooklyn. In rare occasions, you may be temporarily transferred to either site to meet program needs

Case Planner - FT/R

Location: 

50 Bay Street SI NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:

To provide intensive clinical case management services for families affected by parental and/or child mental health and/or substance abuse, trauma, or intimate partner violence issues that place the family at risk of foster care placement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assess and refer children/individual/families to supportive and concrete services, housing, financial assistance, education, substance use, mental health, medical, immigration, legal, etc.

• Provide case planning, assessment, crisis intervention, establish goals and objectives and counseling services for families who have a child at risk of Foster Care placement.

• Conduct assessments of families within 30 days of intake and reviewed review and update in 6months after intake.

• Participate and attend all ACS, OCFS, Agency and Model Developer trainings as requested or required.

• Provide crisis intervention and counseling services to children, teens, individuals and families.

• Collaborate with program case aide in supporting families in obtaining resources, support services, and advocacy assistance.

• Collaborate with ACS to monitor compliance with mandated services, and family attendance of court hearings.

• Collaborate with ACS legal team to assure all service needs are being addressed by families.

• Document and maintains all mandated tracking logs/excel sheets, case record electronic systems, and document in a timely manner.

• Complete all program required paperwork, i.e., Progress Notes, Program Family Assessments, Family Assessment Service Plans (FASPs), and other reporting requirements.

• Request, participate, facilitate and or attended, conferences, meetings internal or external to the agency.

• Assist individuals and families in developing services plans addressing safety, stabilization, substance use, mental health, domestic violence, from a harm reduction approach.

• Participate in weekly Supervision, with a planned agenda on family case issues to discuss· Implement Quality Assurance data to drive case practice and improve performance and achieve outcomes.

• Monitor and obtain information on the child/ren school placement and educational performance.

• Monitor and obtain information on the family’s medical needs, including compliance with periodic physicals and immunizations.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Bi-Lingual is required, (Spanish or Russian)
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s required, MSW. preferred.
  • At least two years child welfare and counseling experience preferred.
  • Due to the nature of the work environment work hours will be based on needs of program and may vary.
  • Our Agency operates in 2 locations: Staten Island and Brooklyn. In rare occasions you may be temporarily transferred to either site to meet program needs.
  • Perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned within scope of position.

RN Clinical Supervisor

Location: 

50 Bay Street Staten Island NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:  RN Clinical Supervisor

Provide oversight and supervision within their scope of practice to nursing and administrative staff.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

 

  • Ensure that children’s medical and dental needs are met, and records are maintained according to NYC children’s services regulations
  • Clinical supervision of medical staff
  • Work with the direct treatment providers to establish treatment goals for children, utilizing historical and current available information
  • Function as part of an interdisciplinary team within health services and Foster Care and promotes interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Develop internal departmental policies
  • Liaise with outside stakeholders including contract negotiation with health and behavioral health service providers
  • Participate in stakeholder meetings and committees
  • Emergency medical health consultation services
  • Ensure staff are trained on EHR or any other electronic records being utilized by the department.
  • Conduct medical eligibility recommendations for foster care rates pertaining to health care conditions
  • Review and approve required medical health forms
  • Quality oversight and improvement of services

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good math skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, electronic health records and care coordination records (preferably Accumedic).
  • Willingness to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Knowledge of managed care environment and infrastructure
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

 

  • NYS licensed RN required. BSN preferred.
  • 1-3 years of progressive supervisory/management experience required.
  • 1-2 years’ experience as part of a care coordination team preferred.
  • Due to the nature of the work environment work hours will be based on needs of program and may vary. Must be available to work Monday – Friday, between 9am 6 pm
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned within scope of position
  • Our Agency operates in 2 locations: Staten Island and Brooklyn. The ability to travel between sites may be necessary.