List of current vacancies:

  • RN Consultant
  • Intake Specialist / Case Manager
  • Parent Advocate – Preventive FT/R
  • Parent Advocate – Family Support Services
  • Supervisor – Preventive FT/R
  • IT internship
  • Director of Health Services
  • QA Specialist
  • LPN
  • Case Aide – Foster Care (Fair Futures)
  • Case Worker – PYA (Foster Care)
  • Adoption and KinGap Specialist (Foster Care)
  • Case Worker – Foster Care

Supervisor - Preventive FT/R

Location: 

50 Bay Street SI NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time position.

Job summary:

Manage the Family Treatment and Rehabilitation program and staff.

  • Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conducts joint interviews with Director and makes hiring decisions for their unit.
  • Manages staff work hours and schedules.
  • Manages all case assignments and distribution of work.
  • Manages and documents employee complaints within the unit.
  • Manages employee progressive discipline when required.
  • Provide direct supervision to FT/R staff ensuring the program meets all mandates.
  • Assist walk ins.
  • Manages Family Team Conferences, Clinical Diagnostic Team meetings with families that result in a service plan for the family.
  • Ensure that all reporting requirements with Connections and PROMIS are completed and all ACS requirements for the programs are met.
  • Responsible to interact with the program monitors to ensure programs are successful and at full capacity.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with community networks and with appropriate agencies and community groups to benefit the programs and the agency.
  • Conduct employee evaluations.
  • Conduct quarterly case record reviews (physical records).Complete monthly case review and enter note in Connections.
  • Work in collaboration with the QA dept to monitor FASP’s, casework contacts and other QA mandates and ensure FTC’s are scheduled and held.
  • Provide back-up for other supervisors in the Preventive programs
  • Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge and experience providing clinical interventions and counseling services for families.
  • Ability to manage and supervise all staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and computer skills.
  • Skills with crisis intervention and community networking
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Qualifications/Requirements:
  • MSW/LMSW and experience working with families required.
  • 3+years of progressive supervisory experience
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned within scope of position

Parent Advocate - Family Support Services

Location: 

50 Bay Street SI NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time position.

Job Summary:

This position provides in-home support to families, that promotes a positive parent-child relationship and interaction and provides case management/linkage to community resources to parents/caregivers. To support and advocate for the family to receive their entitlements and benefits, housing connects, etc.

  • Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct field visits and escort families to various service providers; medical appointments, Public Assistance centers, Social Security, OPWDD, Medicaid offices and housing services.
  • Conduct a home visit in compliance with ACS requirements in which the needs of the family and child safety are assessed.
  • Advocate and assist families with connecting to community-based resources/ organizations and making referrals to facilitate the services needed to the families.
  • Provide support services to families receiving services, which includes supportive casework focusing on services goals, child welfare laws, improving family relations ships, coping skills and parenting, etc.
  • Participate in activities including initial intakes, contacts, and service plan meetings, etc.,
  • Obtain collateral documents quarterly and/or annually as provided, from medical, mental health treatment, substance use and academic programs and other programs.
  • Monitor and obtain information on the family’s medical needs, including compliance with periodic physicals and immunizations.
  • Works with parents and provide education on improving parenting skills and home management skills.
  • Participates in monthly Unit and Clinical Team Meetings.
  • Completes and documents casework activities in tracking logs/excel sheets, case record PROMIS, CONNECTIONS and all other systems in a timely manner.
  • Schedules and attends meetings and conferences as needed.
  • Conduct community outreach and relationships with external providers.
  • Conduct monthly chart reviews of at least 10 case records per month.
  • Complete sections of the FASP assessment as required by ACS and OCFS
  • Meets required weekly face-to-face contacts with all caretakers, parents, children and other adults outside the home as assigned.
  • Participate, coordinate, and attend school visits, IEP meetings and other educational supports. Monitor and obtain information on the child/ren school placement and educational performance.
  • Working with individuals, family and friend support networks, and health care and mental health professionals to put services in place.
  • Attends all required training to enhance skills working with the high-risk population.
  • Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
  • Ability to use communication skills that successfully convey and obtain accurate and complete information in a respectful, caring manner.
  • Demonstrates the ability to organize and coordinate work within schedule constraints and handle emergent requirements in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and other community partners
  • Ability to conduct interviews with families to obtain and provide the information needed to carry out case management responsibilities
  • Knowledge and ability to use critical thinking and analytical skills used to formulate with the family person achievable plans for implementation
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Collaboration and facilitation skills to work with the individual, families and services providers.
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and competence in work with families from various ethnic and cultural groups, social-economic status and lifestyles.
  • Qualifications:
  • HS Diploma or GED required
  • Child welfare experience preferred.
  • Basic computer literacy preferred.
  • Due to the nature of the work environment, work hours will be based on the needs of program and may vary.
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned within the scope of the position.

Parent Advocate - Preventive FT/R

Location: 

50 Bay Street SI NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time position.

Job Summary:

To assist Case Planner in providing advocacy, entitlements, and home management services for families and monitor the children in the home.

  • Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Escort clients to various service providers; medical appointments, Public Assistance centers, Medicaid offices and housing services.
  • Meet required weekly face-to-face contacts with all parents and children assigned.
  • Advocates, makes referrals and negotiates with other service providers to facilitate the services needed to the families.
  • Obtain collateral documents from medical providers and academic institutions.
  • Works with parents around improving parenting skills and home management skills.
  • Participates in clinical diagnostic and monthly unit meetings and meetings.
  • Completes and maintains all mandated logs, case record documentation and PROMIS on a timely manner.
  • Attend all required trainings to enhance skills working with high risk population.
  • Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Qualifications:
  • HS Diploma or GED required, child welfare experience and bi-lingual 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.
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned within scope of the position

Intake Specialist / Case Manager

Location: 

50 Bay Street SI NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:

This position requires an individual who is especially detailed-oriented and has strong written, communication skills, and counseling skills particularly in trauma-informed and client-focused practices. The selected candidate should be comfortable with identifying and pursuing creative problem solving that is necessary for survivors of domestic violence.  Job duties include but are not limited to conducting intakes, administering assessments, providing or seeing to the provision of necessary social services for survivors of domestic violence, and collaborating with the Safe Passage team to ensure that all survivors receive quality services.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide evidence-based, trauma-informed care to survivors of domestic violence.
  • Answer helpline calls, provide crisis counseling, orient survivors to services, schedule intakes.
  • Gather information and necessary documents to create informed, survivor-centered action plans and make appropriate referrals.
  • Address crisis calls and walk-ins, documenting counseling and other services (i.e. referrals, etc.) provided.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments with all clients and provide supportive counseling and case management.
  • Meet program expectations for client contacts.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients when necessary.
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate groups for clients.
  • Develop content, schedule and participate in monthly outreach events and document attendance of participants.
  • Complete all data collecting and reporting before deadlines.
  • Meet expectations for assessments, definition of case goals and action plans.
  • Participate in meetings, assist in planning for client recreational activities and attend activities.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Counseling skills particularly with trauma and intimate partner violence survivors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •  Ability to collaborate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and expressions.
  • Excellent computer and data management skills.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Spanish speaking a plus.
  • Individuals from diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply.
  • 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 the position.

RN Consultant

Location: 

50 Bay Street SI NY 10301

Job Type: Part Time, Contract

Job Summary:

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

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Review and approved required medical health forms
  • Establish treatment goals for children, utilizing historical and current available information in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Ensure that children’s health records are maintained in accordance with ACS regulations, HIPAA requirements and are audit-ready
  • Provide emergency medical consultation services
  • Provide coaching and medical consultation to LPN staff and non-medical staff for next steps in care coordination for chronically ill children
  • Other related duties as assigned

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • NYS licensed RN and an Associate’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 scope of position
  • Our Agency operates in two locations: Staten Island and Brooklyn. In rare occasions you may be temporarily transferred to either site to meet program needs

IT internship

Location: 

50 Bay Street SI NY 10301

Job Type: Unpaid internship, onsite

Internship Summary: The IT intern will be responsible for a variety of projects and support work, which may include troubleshooting complex technical issues, administration of various infrastructure-level systems, and automation and efficiency improvements. Specific projects will be matched to a candidate’s interests and experience; sample projects include working alongside our engineering team to migrate the Agency server Infrastructure platform to the cloud via Microsoft Azure.

Selected candidates can expect:

  • Gaining real-life experience working in an IT business environment
  • Being given meaningful work assignments and challenging projects where others are relying on you to deliver results
  • Learning new relevant technologies
  • Working in a supportive, friendly work culture
  • Opportunities to share your opinion, ideas, and your learnings with IT business leaders and team members
  • Networking with full-time employees through various planned events and activities that will provide exposure to other facets of the Company outside of IT
  • Mentorship with seasoned IT, and business executives
  • Partnerships with other departments within the Company to gain a greater understanding of various roles in the Agency

Duties during Internship:

  • Provide phone and email technical support for end-users to resolve any hardware or software issues
  • Set up desktop and laptops for users
  • Support and troubleshoot workstations, servers, and network-related issues
  • Perform systems administration for Office 365, Windows Servers, and workstations across multiple sites
  • Escalate client issues through the proper channels
  • Manage Tickets according to defined case impact and priority
  • Maintain client security standards and confidentiality of information
  • Document support issues and all resolution steps in a ticketing system
  • Update cases and communicate with clients as required until the issue is closed

Who we are looking for:

  • Ideal candidates will have a dedicated interest in both building technology and helping others use it effectively. They will successfully combine superb research and analytical skills to resolve unfamiliar problems and advance challenging work.
  • Applicants should have a basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows enterprise environment and standard applications, and a demonstrated interest in improving process and technology. Familiarity with general systems administration, a Linux environment, and experience with Python, PowerShell, and/or other scripting languages is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are critical, as the role involves working with colleagues across a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, and projects.
  • In keeping with our Agency’s culture and the ever-changing nature of our work, we are more interested in talent, curiosity, and motivation as demonstrated by an impressive history of achievement than we are in any skill or experience.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university in Computer Information Systems or a related concentration
  • Experience providing excellent customer service and professionalism
  • Excellent written / verbal communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Strong judgment, issues management, and problem-solving techniques
  • Strong presentation, time management, and prioritization skills
  • Must be able to manage individual workload
  • Must be a strong team player
  • Must possess a strong sense of ownership with client relationships

Director of Health Services

Location: 

50 Bay Street SI NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:

The Director of Health Services oversees the day to day operations and clinical supervision of the Health Services department, is a liaison between the agency and outside medical providers and develops external partnerships.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

 

  • Liaison with SIUH, RUMC, Brookdale Hospital and other external medical and behavioral health providers, maintain existing external contracts and seek/create new partnerships
  • Ensure that children’s medical and dental needs are met according to NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) regulations
  • Ensure that children’s health records are maintained in accordance with ACS regulations, HIPAA requirements, and are audit-ready
  • Develop and implement health services’ policies and procedures
  • Act as the key medical lead for the Article 29i license transition and ensure the implementation of the medical components
  • Engage in quality improvement activities and monitor outcomes
  • Refer eligible foster care clients to Health Home Care Management Services as indicated
  • Coordinate care for all children and adolescents via appropriate resources, referrals and community services
  • Collaborate with the community and key stakeholders to advocate for the needs of children in the foster care system
  • Establish treatment goals for children, utilizing historical and current available information in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Provide emergency medical consultation services
  • Develop and implement training curriculum for Health Services team and provide administrative oversight (ensure adequate nursing staff coverage, timely submission of time records, evaluations, expense reports and Paylocity time record approvals)
  • Promote interdepartmental cooperation with foster care, behavioral health and wellness, health home care management, and health services team members
  • Execute other projects as needed

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • NYS licensed Nurse Practitioner with at least 1 year of clinical nursing practice and at least 1 year of behavioral health experience with children and adolescents, preferably in foster care, and at least 1 year of supervisory experience; or NYS licensed Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of clinical nursing practice and at least 1 year of behavioral health experience with children and adolescents, preferably in foster care, and at least 1 year of supervisory 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
  • Current registration in New York and maintenance of professional licenses
  • 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

Case Worker - PYA (Foster Care)

Location: 

50 Bay Street Staten Island NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:

Coordinates all PYA related activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completes transition plans for APPPLA and Youth Preparing for Adulthood in conjunction with assigned case worker.
  • Ensures transitioning timeline for all 17 to 20 years of age population is met.
  • Coordinates Internships.
  • Assists with educational needs of all foster children age 14 and over.
  • Coordinates recreational activities for foster children age 14 and over.
  • Assists with driver’s education.
  • Ensures quarterly and bi yearly assessments are completed.
  • Attends Family Team and Placement Preservation Conferences for foster children age 14 and over.
  • Documents outreach to youth in CONNECTIONS.
  • Assist the youth with becoming self-sufficient in the limited skills area to ensure that the skill-set to live independently is achieved.
  • Assist with securing documentation (SS card, birth certificate, Drivers’ license or non-driver ID card, etc) for foster children age 14 and over.
  • Assist youth age 14 and over with immigration documentation.

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities:

  • Computer proficient.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and Driver’s license required.
  • Experience handling Immigration issues strongly preferred.
  • Primary location Brooklyn office with flexibility to work at SI location also.
  • 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 Aide - Foster Care (Fair Futures)

Location: 

50 Bay Street Staten Island NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary: The case aid will support the FFC/TFFC/Fair Futures Program to support families reunifying with their children.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in supporting CP Team.
  • Assist in planning and executing FFC/TFFC/Fair Futures activities/events.
  • Manages mail and correspondence including family planning letters, filing & calendars.
  • Manages and organizes case records for the unit – this includes creating new case records, closing old case records. Develop and maintain a filing system.
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports. Documenting all services appropriately.
  • Serve as point person for organizing all the department’s large mailings.
  • Participate in scheduled staff meetings and staff trainings.
  • Arranging, transporting and supervising visitations between the children placed in out of home care, their parents, siblings and/or significant others to promote a continued relationship.
  • Coaching families in communication to foster positive family relations.
  • Providing education for parents on how to access emergency assistance, supports, and community resources.
  • Assisting families with goal setting, planning and other activities related to home management tasks.
  • Schedule and confirm visiting schedule with birth parents and foster parents in accordance with the visitation plan.
  • Provide supervision for visits with approval of administrative supervisor.
  • Work creatively to solve scheduling conflicts and facilitate visitation by providing transportation and childcare, suggesting alternate sites for family time to occur, and providing weekend supervision of visits (with supervisory approval).
  • Attend all internal and external trainings and meetings as required.
  • Provide written reports to case planners within 48 hours of visits so that the visits can be entered Connections in a timely manner.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Computer literate and conversant with social media.
  • Is strengths-focused, believes that change is possible and can inspire hope. Makes a long-term commitment to working with youth.
  • Computer Literacy including Microsoft Office.
  • Detailed oriented, with excellent verbal, written, time management and organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. HS Diploma required preferably with1 year of experience working with children and family in the field of child welfare.
  • Valid NYS driver’s license required.
  • Due to the nature of the work environment work hours will vary including evenings and be based on needs of program.
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned within the scope of position

Adoption and KinGap Specialist - Foster Care

Location: 

50 Bay Street Staten Island NY 10301

Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary:

The Adoption and KinGap Specialist is responsible for ensuring the permanency of assigned Adoption and KinGap related cases. The Specialist will work directly with the families, the case planning staff, ACS and the courts to coordinate and expedite permanency.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for tracking the assigned caseload of Adoption and KinGap cases from referral until finalization.
  • Conducts the Adoption home study for all assigned families.
  • Responsible for the facilitation and completion of the KinGap application and expense agreement.
  • Ensures that all necessary paperwork required to finalize the Adoption and/or KinGap is obtained.
  • Prepare court reports and testify as needed for assigned caseload.
  • Participates in goal change and Permanency FTCs for assigned families.
  • Works directly with Case Planning staff and the Foster Parent’s legal representation and liaises directly with ACS KinGap Unit to troubleshoot any existing barriers to finalization.
  • Educates families and staff (through trainings/ in-services, meetings, etc.) on the nuances of KinGAP.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Computer proficiency.
  • Excellent verbal written, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability to foster relationships between all stake holders and work with difficult families.
  • Willingness to work within a team and take the lead on Adoption/KinGap related tasks.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years casework experience required. Prior Adoption and/or KinGap experience preferred.
  • 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.
  • Position covers both sites. 3 days in the SI office and 2 or more days, as needed, in the Brooklyn office.

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