List of current vacancies:

  • 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

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