Our Alumni coordinator, Joshua Davis, is working hard to bring great events and opportunities together for students and alumni of our partner programs. Keep your eyes peeled for info on our May 3rd resource fair, where you’ll have an opportunity to network, and for events like our Mock Interview initiative. Email joshua@citeonline.com to be sure you’re kept up to date on the latest.

Below, please see a job opening for a Mental Health Counselor. Please contact the agency with any questions, and keep us posted on your successes!

For information on our Mental Health Counseling Master’s program, click here.

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Agency Name:  New Alternatives for Children, Inc.

New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning not-for-profit agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, dedicated to serving children and families with medical complexities, disabilities, chronic illnesses and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician to join its Special Medical/Developmental Prevention Program.

The Prevention Program is designed to deliver a range of clinical, case management and supportive services, with the goal of helping families remain intact while ensuring caregiver’s receive the appropriate support to meet all of their children’s physical, developmental, educational, social/emotional, and mental health needs. The ideal candidate will be strength-based, trauma-informed, culturally competent and committed to family preservation and resilience. This is a home and community-based program so the candidate must be flexible with the ability to work independently and flex their hours to meet the needs of youth and parents. This position offers a highly rewarding opportunity to build strong relationships with at-risk families and an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative multidisciplinary team composed of pediatricians, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, clinicians, education and recreation specialists, and more! 

Title of Position: Prevention Social Worker/Mental Health Clinician

Position Type: Full-time

Location: 1775 Grand Concourse, Suite 703 | Bronx, NY 10453

Program: Special Medical/Developmental Preventive Services

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Provides casework and clinical services to children and families utilizing individual and family modalities.  Coordinates services for a caseload of 10-11 families as recommended by NAC’s multi-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Provides intensive social work services to children and families in order to implement the goals and tasks of the Family Assessment and Service Plan (FASP).
  • Conducts home and community-based visits to families.
  • Ensures adherence to agency policies and ACS regulatory requirements.
  • Makes adequate use of individual and group supervision, on-site clinical trainings and mental health in-services. Group supervision offered for those working toward clinical licensure. 
  • Completes ACS and NAC paperwork in a timely manner and ensures that documentation conforms to agency, city and state regulatory requirements.
  • Works collaboratively with psychiatrists, psychologists, pediatricians, nurses, education specialists and fellow social workers in a dynamic, strength-based interdisciplinary team model.

Required Experience: 

  • MSW or MHC from an accredited school
  • Prior experience in preventive services, child welfare, and/or health care preferred

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and organizational skills
  • Strong engagement skills
  • Self-awareness and motivation around team building
  • Proficiency in Spanish is preferred (and includes a salary differential)

How to Apply:  Please specify position of interest when applying and submit your resume and a cover letter by mail, fax or e-mail to:

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
New Alternatives for Children
37 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010

E-mail: hr@NacKidsCan.org
FAX: 212-994-3003

For information on New Alternatives for Children, Inc., including more information on employee benefits and our agency culture, visit our website at www.nackidscan.org

New Alternatives for Children, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion.

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CITE is the Center for Integrated Teacher Education. For over 25 years, CITE has and continues to train TEACHERS (Early ChildhoodProfessional CertificationSpecial Ed,Grad CoursesBilingual coursesDASA); COUNSELORS (SchoolMental Health MastersAdvanced Certificate); and ADMINISTRATORS (SBLSDLPublic AdminDoctorate) in all five boroughs of NYC, Yonkers, Westchester, and Long Island.

We are proud to introduce our new Undergraduate Completion Program for adults – the same convenience, affordability, and quality you’ve come to expect from CITE partners, now for adults 25 years and older who want to gain the skills and degree to get their career launched. Learn more here.