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Lutheran Social Services of New York has developed a wide range of LIFE programs to assist people as they overcome barriers and meet specific life challenges and events. The agency’s outreach ministry provides a variety of LIFE (Lutheran Initiatives For Enrichment) Services to touch the lives of immigrants, the hungry, victims of domestic violence, older adults, orphans, children in foster care and troubled youth. LIFE services also provide resources to congregations and other agencies to promote volunteerism, leadership development and community partnerships.

Please apply to one of the open positions below or click here to view all open positions.

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Director of Maintenance and Facilities

POSITION: Director of Maintenance and Facilities
REPORTS TO: Chief Program Officer
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time/Management Team
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Program Officer, the Director of Maintenance and Facilities (Director) plans, implements and manages the LSSNY facilities development & maintenance system for programs within the agency’s portfolio.  The Director establishes the highest standards of consistency in aesthetics, health and safety for each LSSNY building and provides direct supervision to the Maintenance and Facilities Manager and/or Coordinator(s) in their oversight of all LSSNY buildings and organization of the work of all maintenance staff and contractors working on repair and other facility projects at LSSNY buildings.   The Director is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all maintenance repairs, projects, etc. at all LSSNY facilities comply with local, state and federal regulations and guidelines.  The Director is responsible for liaising with governmental funders with respect to the facilities and, in the case of City leased sites, for liaising with the City Agency Facilities staff responsible for the sites.  The Director ensures that notices of building violations are responded to in a timely manner, ensuring that corrections are performed, and certificates of correction are filed within the deadlines for filing, and that LSSNY is represented at necessary administrative or court hearings regarding said violations.  The Director is responsible for the development of a facilities health and safety operational manual and its dissemination upon approval of the CPO.   The Director obtains final approval for all projects and decisions that are not set forth or provided for in the operating manual from the CPO.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership, Training & Staff Support

  • Provide departmental vision, leadership, day-to-day program oversight, supervision and guidance to all Maintenance and Facilities Manager and/or Coordinators, staff and volunteers to ensure compliance with facilities operational procedure, protocols and contractual and administrative requirements, ensuring that performance and budgetary targets are met within specified deadlines.
  • Ensure that Maintenance and Facilities Manager and/or Coordinator(s), staff, contractors and volunteers develop a clear understanding of tasks to be done at each LSSNY worksite via activities including but not limited to comprehensive professional development, creating and disseminating an up-to-date Facilities Manual that provides the department’s staff and LSSNY Management with a clear understanding of the work of the department.
  • Provide training for maintenance staff regarding work safety
  • Ensure that enough staff are properly licensed and certified to meet NYC Fire and Building requirements, including providing test preparation if needed for licensure
  • In the case of New York City (NYC) leased sites, ensure good communication and coordination with NYC agencies responsible for the leased sites.
  • Coordinate meetings with facilities management regarding administrative and court hearings.  Ensure and coordinate representation, including legal representation, if necessary, at court hearings.
  • Coordinate set-ups and breakdowns for on-site project events.
  • Provide oversight to ensure appropriate staff coverage.
  • Ensure that appropriate equipment, tools and supplies needed for daily facilities work are available and appropriate for staff and volunteers.

External & Interdepartmental Liaising

  • Serve as an expert on resources and information related to best practices in the field of facilities operations.
  • In collaboration with the Early LIFE Executive Director and Site Directors, create an up-to-date cleaning and maintenance schedule.
  • Serve as resource to LSSNY management, Maintenance and Facilities volunteers and staff on issues related buildings health and safety issues.
  • Facilitate relationships with national and local organizations to further LSSNY mission and goals.
  • Problem solve with relevant LSSNY staff and Maintenance and Facilities Managers around challenges regarding the work of the department.
  • In conjunction with LSSNY’s procurement staff, develop relationships with local businesses such as Home Depot or Lowe’s to further maintenance goals.
  • Work with the Site Directors to arrange staffing alternatives should maintenance personnel be absent. Support the placement of substitutes, particularly in the instance of major maintenance projects, such as stripping & buffing floor-work.

Regulatory Compliance & QA

  • Conduct, and assign staff to also conduct, bi-weekly and pop up visits to monitor program maintenance.
  • Ensure oversight of preventative maintenance and repair tasks and conduct inspections on a bi-weekly and as-needed basis to determine work progress.
  • Track the outcome of each inspection; develop work plans in response.  Report outcomes of inspections and staff reports on work progress to the CPO and all Directors on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure compliance with LSSNY & funder policies, procedures, codes, regulations, government agency directives as well as LSSNY best practices/Policies and Procedures. As part of this function, the Director will ensure adherence to funders’ policies manuals.
  • Ensure timely response to notices of building violations.
    • Ensure proper and timely notification of landlords and government agencies when appropriate.
    • Ensure corrections and the filing of certificates of correction are done in a timely manner.
    • Ensure LSSNY representation at necessary administrative or court hearings regarding said violations.
    • Ensure that all fines are paid in a timely manner.
    • Ensure that all reimbursements of fines are obtained when appropriate.
  • Maintain interface with LSSNY administrators and funders, ensuring high quality plant design and maintenance, meeting and exceeding the regulatory requirements of each contract, including preparation of accurate and timely reporting.
  • Perform monitoring and quality assurance at each site to ensure that work done is in full compliance with any relevant standards, codes and safety procedures.
  • Gather data from the Maintenance and Facilities Manager and/or Coordinator(s) and staff on concerns, trends and issues related to maintenance activities, and implement methods of ameliorating any concerns noted. Share relevant data with the Research and Quality Improvement Department as needed.
  • Acquire and utilize a system for tracking, referencing, filing, reporting, etc.

Building & Maintaining Systems for Efficiency

  • Keep all mechanical, electrical, and structural blueprints and diagrams up to date; maintain library of parts list, maintenance manuals, reference books and catalogues.
  • Ensure that all Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems are operating in a safe, efficient, and orderly fashion by managing all phases of maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment.
  • Maintain orderly, technologically efficient work order, compliance and violations tracking systems.
  • Establish measurable response metrics for responding to service requests and work orders (i.e. service ticket priority ratings).
  • Create systems for preventing building violations from regulatory sources (e.g. DoHMH; DOB, NYC Fire Department, NYC DOE, NYC ACS) and responding in a timely manner should they occur.

Managing Facilities Procurement

  • Manage outsourced construction project contracts through competitive bidding processes in coordination with the Director of Procurement and with the final approval of the CPO, CEO and/or CFO.
  • Determine if repair and maintenance tasks should be completed internally or through external contractors in coordination with and with the agreement of the CPO.  Schedule employees in accordance with plan within budget constraints and contract obligations.
  • Working with the fiscal department, devise and adhere to a departmental budget that is aligned with appropriate cost centers.
  • Maintain a supply of inventory necessary for optimal operating efficiency by initiating purchase orders for maintenance supplies, machinery, equipment, parts and services as needed.
  • Manage construction contractual processes in accordance with approved project budget, planning, development, implementation and work flow with external partners and LSSNY staff.

Emergency Response

  • Respond/supervise response to emergency calls and administer an after-hours emergency response call list.
  • Manage snow removal operations by staff and contractors during snow and ice events and other emergencies.
  • In conjunction with the Maintenance and Facilities Manager and/or Coordinator(s), manage response to emergencies such as natural disasters, power outages, vehicle accidents on the premises, storm emergencies, and any other emergency situations.

Other

  • Stay abreast of current developments in the field to identify trends and recommend new approaches.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the CPO.

Supervises:

  • Maintenance and Facilities Department
  • Maintenance and Facilities Coordinator(s)
  • Maintenance and Facilities Manager
  • Administrative Assistant for Maintenance and Facilities

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Valid Licensure as Home Improvement Contractor in NYS required
  • Licensed Filing Representative (Expeditor) preferred

Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience supervising multi-building plant maintenance systems
  • At least 10 years’ experience in hands-on building maintenance and construction

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Respectful and comfortable with persons from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Ability to manage multiple personnel and provide leadership
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders and fellow management personnel
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to navigate the internet
  • Excellent time management, organization, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to read, understand, and create blueprints and architectural drawings
  • Ability to create scopes of work including labor and materials required to complete specified projects
  • Ability to estimate time frames and costs for large scope projects
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, deadlines and locations
  • Knowledge of the DOB filing process and procedures
  • Ability to communicate projects with contractors, volunteers and LSSNY managers
  • Technical knowledge/related experience in the operation, installation and maintenance of building systems with in depth technical understanding and knowledge of all HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire/life safety, and control systems.
  • Possess current, valid driver’s license (not under suspension or limitation)

Other Requirements

  • Organized, resourceful, and willing to go the extra mile
  • Vehicle or other means of transportation

This position description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.

All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to the hiring manager, Kerron Norman, with “Director of Maintenance & Facilities” in the subject line. Kerron Norman, Knorman@lssny.org

— LSSNY is an equal opportunity employer —

Teacher's Aide – Early LIFE Center (Bronx Location)

 

POSITION: Teacher’s Aide – Early LIFE Center
REPORTS TO: Director of Early LIFE Center
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time/Part-time
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Teacher’s Aide shares responsibility with the Assistant Teacher in implementing the pre-school instructional program in LSSNY’s early childhood education program and then supporting each student in classroom activities that further develop the instructional program as outlined by the classroom’s Head Teacher.  The Teacher’s Aide is also responsible for assisting in the supervision and management of students both in classroom activities, transitioning around the school complex, at breakfast and lunch, at arrival and dismissal time.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Assist in the supervision of children at breakfast and lunch each day
  • Assist the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in developing educational  and age-appropriate goals
  • Assist the Head Teacher in the planning and execution of daily lesson plans
  • Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school building and school campus
  • Ensure that the classroom is left in clean and orderly condition at the end of the center day
  • Work with Assistant Teacher and Head Teacher to assess students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the Assistant Teacher, Head Teacher, Family Service Worker or  Director of the Pre-School
  • Actively support the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in addressing the children’s needs
  • Agree to share particular talents and skills to enhance the student’s school program
  • Participate in the center’s professional development program
  • Assist students in the class with medication during the school day in accord with school  policies and procedures
  • Assist individual children while in the classroom by moving around the room and being alert to individual student learning styles
  • Assist and supervise children during arrival and dismissal processes
  • Assist in classroom coverage when directed by the Director
  • Assist the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher with clerical tasks such as children’s work collection and correction, progress report assistance, parent contact, incident reporting.
  • Attend and be actively involved in student progress meetings as requested and in support of the teacher’s efforts
  • Develop a supporting relationship with  students and with their parents and guardians
  • Participate 12 times a year during In-Service Trainings at The Early LIFE Center
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed

SUPERVISES:

  • Children

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:

  • HS Diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience working with pre-school children preferably in a school setting or in a center involving children

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately assist in the supervision of students in a classroom setting and while transitioning around the center complex
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in the implementation  of the instructional program as presented by the classroom teacher
  • Willingness to be involved in a program of professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students in your classroom especially when one may be behaviorally challenging

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit all cover letters and resumes to Adrienne Crudup (Acrudup@lssny.org) with “Teacher’s Aide” in the subject line.

— LSSNY is an equal opportunity employer —

Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center (Bronx Location)

POSITION: Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
REPORTS TO: Director of Early LIFE Center
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center’s offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed

SUPERVISES:

  • Children
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Volunteers

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
  • Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit all cover letters and resumes to Shayna Williams (Swilliams3@lssny.org) with “Head Teacher” in the subject line.

— LSSNY is an equal opportunity employer —

Assistant Teacher – Early LIFE Center (Bronx Location)

POSITION: Assistant Teacher – Early LIFE Center
REPORTS TO: Director of Early LIFE Center
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time/Part-Time/Substitute
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt (Hourly)


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant Teacher implements the instructional program at LSSNY’s pre-school program, supporting each student in activities planned by the classroom’s Head Teacher.  The Assistant Teacher supervises and manages students throughout the day, in the classroom, during transitions around the pre-school, on the playground, on trips, at meals and snacks, and during arrival and dismissal times.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Head Teacher in preparing, implementing and recording daily lessons.
  • Supervise children throughout the school day – during lessons and activities, in the classroom, during meals and snacks, on the playground, during transitions, on trips, and during arrival and dismissal times.
  • Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school and on trips.
  • Ensure that the classroom is clean and orderly at the end of the day.
  • Observe students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the Head Teacher, Family Service staff or Early LIFE Center Director.
  • Support the Head Teacher in addressing the children’s needs.
  • Share talents and skills to enhance the student’s school program.
  • Participate in professional development; complete 12 In-Service Trainings per year.
  • Move around the classroom to engage with students.
  • Be alert to individual student learning styles.
  • Assist and supervise children during arrival and dismissal processes.
  • Provide classroom coverage as directed by the Director.
  • Assist with student work collection and correction, progress reports, parent contact, and incident reports.
  • Actively participate in student progress meetings
  • Develop supporting relationships with students, parents and guardians.
  • Assist with food service, as assigned by the Center Director.
  • Assist with other job-related tasks, as assigned by the Center Director.
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct at all times.

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:

  • BA or HS Diploma/Associate’s Degree with Early Childhood experience
  • Child Development Associate Credential within one year of hire

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with children in a school or children’s center

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher
  • Demonstrated ability to appropriately supervise students in a classroom setting, while transitioning around the center complex, on the playground and on trips
  • Demonstrated ability to implement the instructional program
  • Willingness to participate in professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students with behavior challenges

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit all cover letters and resumes to Shayna Williams (Swilliams3@lssny.org) with “Assistant Teacher” in the subject line.

— LSSNY is an equal opportunity employer —

Case Manager - Community House

POSITION: Case Manager – Community House
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt Salaried

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Case Manager promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Carry caseload (total # to be determined).
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct, at all times.
  • Link clients with appropriate providers and resources throughout the continuum of health and human services and care settings based on the needs and values of the client. Escort clients to scheduled and unscheduled psychiatric/medical care.
  • Ensure that clients receive safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care. Maintain a non-judgmental, unbiased approach.
  • Organize, facilitate, and escort as needed for on/off-site activities in addition to managing a minimum of two ongoing groups. Track client participation in the client record.
  • Conduct unit inspections and ensure proper follow-up to findings, assisting clients as needed.
  • Maintain client records as “audit-ready” at all times, as required by program funding sources. This includes, but is not limited to, recording progress notes, constructing service plans, updating medical and mental health information, and completing psychosocial assessments.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years in human services or HS Diploma/GED with a minimum of 5 years in human services
  • Working knowledge of issues related to homelessness, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, and entitlements

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Good spoken and written expression.
  • Good time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Flexible, able to work some holidays and weekends.
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients and positive working relationships within LSSNY and with external agencies.
  • Proficient in internet navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education.

This position description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job. These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.

HOW TO APPLY

All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to: Fitzroy Sobers (fsobers@lssny.org) with “Case Manager” in the subject line.

Staff Accountant for Early LIFE

POSITION:           STAFF ACCOUNTANT – Early LIFE

REPORTS TO:      Accounting Manager – Early LIFE Services

CLASSIFICATION:              Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Staff Accountant – Early LIFE assists the Accounting Manager – Early LIFE Services in managing day-to-day financial operations of Early LIFE Services.  S/he performs data entry, provides monthly reports to the Accounting Manager – Early LIFE Services, and provides assistance with the year-end audit.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Accounting Manager – Early LIFE Services in preparing:
    • DOE Budget & Modification
    • ACS Budget & Modification
    • UPK Enhancement Budget & Modification
    • CACFP Budget and Budget Modification
  • Monitor and update Early LIFE staff wages; track staff Payroll Change Notices for updates
  • Assist the Accounting Manager – Early LIFE Services in preparing DAPC monthly report
  • Prepare and record central administrative costs in Fund EZ on a monthly basis.
  • Process invoices other that invoices with purchase orders
  • Assist in monthly report grouping
  • Prepare variance report (Program vs sites expense report)
  • Assist in annual independent and ongoing grantor audits by preparing audit schedules and account analyses and retrieving documents
  • Ensure a high level of confidentiality with all Information
  • Review transactions for fraud and report any suspected fraudulent activity to the CFO and/or any other member of the LSSNY cabinet (CEO, COO, General Counsel or VP for Agency Advancement) immediately.
  • Perform other duties as necessary and assigned

SUPERVISES:

None

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting preferred; minimum Associate’s Degree in Accounting

EXPERIENCE:

  • Preference for candidates with experience in accounting for UPK, Childcare, Head Start, CACFP or other similar programs

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Solid understanding of non-profit and fund accounting
  • Understanding of government grant requirements
  • Extremely well-organized
  • Able to manage time and prioritize tasks to meet stringent deadlines
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Able to exercise discretion, good and independent judgment, and initiative
  • Meticulous proofing and follow-up skills
  • Interpersonal skills appropriate to a diverse workplace
  • Highly motivated
  • Proficient with MS Office, especially Excel

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Lucy Quarteng-Yamoah, with “Staff Accountant” in the subject line.

Lucy Quarteng-Yamoah, Accounting Manager

Lquarteng-yamoah@lssny.org 

[with “Staff Accountant” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Clinical Case Manager (Bilingual), Community House

POSITION:               Clinical Case Manager (Bilingual), Community House

REPORTS TO:       Supervisor of Social Services

CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Clinical Case Manager promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Supports and advocates for residents on client caseload (total number to be determined).
  • Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with clients, maintaining professional boundaries and a non-judgmental, unbiased approach.
  • Conducts psychosocial assessments of clients.
  • In conjunction with clients, develops individualized service plans to promote client health, well-being and independence.
  • Links high risk & geriatric residents (65+) with appropriate providers and resources throughout the continuum of health and human services and care settings, in accordance with residents’ needs and values.
  • Provides preventative monitoring of all high risk & geriatric residents in crisis and decompensation to reduce hospitalizations.
  • Serves as clinical liaison for high risk psychiatric hospitalizations via communication and visits.
  • Maintains weekly contacts with medical & mental health providers for high risk & geriatric residents.
  • Monitors medical appointments and escorts residents to scheduled and unscheduled psychiatric/medical care.
  • Provides medication education and monitoring to high risk & geriatric residents in need of additional support.
  •  Assists residents and their families/caregivers in navigating the elder care system to meet their needs.
  •  Ensures Advance Directives, Healthcare Proxies, and other planning documents are in place to help aging adults maintain their independence and age in place within a supportive setting.
  • Advocates for safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable geriatric care to promote aging in place.
  • Organizes, facilitates, and escorts residents as needed for on/off-site activities.
  • Manages two or more ongoing groups; tracks client participation.
  • Conducts monthly unit inspections and ensures proper follow-up to findings, including assisting residents as needed.
  • Maintains client records as “audit-ready” at all times as required by program funding sources, including progress notes, service plans, updated physical and mental health information, and psychosocial assessments.
  • Handles other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, and ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.

SUPERVISES:

  • No

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree (MA/MSW) in social work, psychology, sociology or human

services.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 years’ experience in Geriatric Case Management and with mentally ill/ special needs population
  • Working knowledge of issues related to homelessness, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, entitlements and elder care programs.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.
  • Strong spoken and written expression in both Spanish and English.
  • Strong time management skills; able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships with residents.
  •   High tolerance and sensitivity for difficult behaviors associated with high risk & geriatric residents.
  • Able to maintain appropriate boundaries with residents and other staff.
  • Able to cultivate positive working relationships within the Agency and with external agenci
  • Crisis Intervention skills.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education.
  • Flexible; available to work some holidays and weekends.
  • Proficient with Internet Navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Fitzroy Sobers, with “Clinical Case Manager” in the subject line.

Fitzroy Sobers, Supervisor of Social Services Fsobers@lssny.org [with “Clinical Case Manager” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

CARE MANAGER - I

POSITION:  CARE MANAGER – I

REPORTS TO:  Director of Health Services

CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Care Management is a team-based, patient-centered approach to health care, whereby all caregivers communicate and interface to ensure that the patient’s needs are addressed in a comprehensive manner.  The “Care Manager” oversees and provides access to all health services, seeking to maintain patient health and stability and prevent hospitalizations.

The Care Manager is ultimately responsible for the overall provision and coordination of services to assigned caseload.  The Care Manager – I guides program enrollees and their caretakers (legal guardians) through the health care system by assisting with access issues, developing relationships with service providers, and tracking interventions and outcomes.

MAJOR DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Obtains required Care Management enrollment consents from the individual enrollee or legal guardian.
  • Completes initial and ongoing Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (“CANS”) assessments to determine the enrollee’s most appropriate level of care management.
  • Creates and implements Individualized Plan of Care for each enrollee on caseload. Through the Individual Plan of Care, the Care Manager:
  1. Coordinates provision of services as per the enrollee’s acuity level.
  2. Supports adherence to treatment recommendations.
  3. Monitors and evaluates patient needs, including prevention, wellness, medical, mental health, care transitions, and social and community services where appropriate.
  • Meets client contact requirements (keeping in mind that caseloads may be “blended”):
  1. Care Managers serving children will be required to have face-to-face visits on a consistent schedule, per acuity level (high, medium, or low).
  • Meets Care Management documentation requirements in a timely and accurate manner by effectively utilizing the Medicaid Analytics Performance Portal (“MAPP”) and Electronic Health Records (“EHRs”) as needed.
  • Advocates for enrollees – both within the agency and with external service providers.
  • Promotes wellness and prevention by linking enrollees with resources and services based on individual needs and preferences
  • Educate the enrollee and caregiver on care of chronic conditions and preventive interventions such as immunizations and screening.
  • Helps clients to obtain and maintain public benefits necessary to gain health care services, including Medicaid and cash assistance eligibility, Social Security, SNAP, housing, legal services, employment and training supports, and others
  • Effectively communicates and shares information with enrollees and their families and other caregivers with appropriate consideration for language, literacy and cultural preferences.
  • Conducts care planning meetings/conferences and serves as an interdisciplinary team member to effectively provide/coordinate comprehensive and holistic care.
  • Identifies available community-based resources and actively manages appropriate referrals, access, engagement, follow-up and coordination of services.
  • In the event of hospital admissions, actively engages in the discharge planning process, ensuring that the patient has all recommended post discharge services in place prior to discharge.
  • Participates in ongoing staff development trainings to enhance skills needed to effectively meet the demands of the Care Manager – I position.
  • Ensure that enrollee has periodic evaluations and follow up treatment for dental, vision and hearing care, following Medicaid EPSDT guidelines.
  • All other duties, as needed by the agency.

SUPERVISES:

  • N/A

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science with two years’ experience

EXPERIENCE:

  • Expertise and experience in serving children and families involved with child welfare (including preventive services), mental health, healthcare and/or other systems, as well as those with developmental disabilities.
  • Experience providing service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • A passion for serving children and families with special needs
  • Ability to travel to community-based agency offices, participants’ communities, and homes within assigned catchment area
  • Receptive to feedback, eager to grow professionally
  • Proven self-management abilities, including meeting deadlines, ensuring compliance with agency policies and procedures, and overseeing complete and timely maintenance of agency records, in accordance with contractual requirements
  • Bilingual is a plus

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Faith Chamber-Gordon, with “Care Manager” in the subject line.

Faith Chambers-Gordan, Director of Health Care Services, FChambers-Gordon@LSSNY.ORG [with “Care Manager” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Head Teacher - Early LIFE Center

POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center

REPORTS TO:                      Director of Early LIFE Center

CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center’s offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed

SUPERVISES:

+          Children

+          Assistant Teacher

+          Volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

+          Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

EXPERIENCE:

+          Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population

+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population

+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians

+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports

+          Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs

+          Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs

HOW TO APPLY 

Please send all cover letters and resumes to the hiring supervisor, Teresa Outlaw-Johnson, with the corresponding job title in the subject line. Teresa Outlaw-Johnson, Director of Early LIFE Center, toutlaw-johnson@lssny.org

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Assistant Teacher --Early LIFE Center

POSITION:                                     Assistant Teacher – Early LIFE Center

REPORTS TO:                          Director of Early LIFE Center

CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time/Part-Time/Substitute

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Non-Exempt (Hourly)

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant Teacher implements the instructional program at LSSNY’s pre-school program, supporting each student in activities planned by the classroom’s Head Teacher.  The Assistant Teacher supervises and manages students throughout the day, in the classroom, during transitions around the pre-school, on the playground, on trips, at meals and snacks, and during arrival and dismissal times.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Head Teacher in preparing, implementing and recording daily lessons.
  • Supervise children throughout the school day – during lessons and activities, in the classroom, during meals and snacks, on the playground, during transitions, on trips, and during arrival and dismissal times.
  • Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school and on trips.
  • Ensure that the classroom is clean and orderly at the end of the day.
  • Observe students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the Head Teacher, Family Service staff or Early LIFE Center Director.
  • Support the Head Teacher in addressing the children’s needs.
  • Share talents and skills to enhance the student’s school program.
  • Participate in professional development; complete 12 In-Service Trainings per year.
  • Move around the classroom to engage with students.
  • Be alert to individual student learning styles.
  • Assist and supervise children during arrival and dismissal processes.
  • Provide classroom coverage as directed by the Director.
  • Assist with student work collection and correction, progress reports, parent contact, and incident reports.
  • Actively participate in student progress meetings
  • Develop supporting relationships with students, parents and guardians.
  • Assist with food service, as assigned by the Center Director.
  • Assist with other job-related tasks, as assigned by the Center Director.
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:

+          BA or HS Diploma/Associate’s Degree with Early Childhood experience

+          Child Development Associate Credential within one year of hire

EXPERIENCE:

+          Minimum of 1 year experience working with children in a school or children’s center

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher

+          Demonstrated ability to appropriately supervise students in a classroom setting, while transitioning around the center complex, on the playground and on trips

+          Demonstrated ability to implement the instructional program

+          Willingness to participate in professional development

+          Demonstrated ability to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process

+          Demonstrated ability to work with students with behavior challenges

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all cover letters and resumes to the hiring supervisor, Teresa Outlaw-Johnson, with the corresponding job title in the subject line. Teresa Outlaw-Johnson, Director of Early LIFE Center, toutlaw-johnson@lssny.org

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Director of Family Services--Early Childhood/Daycare

POSITION: Director of Family Services

REPORTS TO: Executive Director for Early LIFE Services

LOCATION: Various (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan)

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt – Management Team

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Director of Family Services supervises LSSNY’s team of Family Services Coordinators (FSCs), as they serve the families of children enrolled at LSSNY’s Early LIFE preschools (Early LIFE Centers) and home-based day care (Family Child Care (FCC) Network). The Director of Family Services supervises the FSCs in planning and implementing Parent, Family and Community Engagement services; in creating individualized Family Partnership Agreements with parents and guardians; and in making home visits in accordance with Head Start requirements. The Director of Family Services also supervises the Early LIFE Mental Health Consultant (MHC) and serves as a community liaison.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Hire, train and coach FSCs in the Head Start Family Service model and program requirements.
  • Train FSCs to conduct home visits for enrolled families, on schedule and in accordance with program model.
  • Ensure that FSCs maintain organized family files and other records.
  • Review and track individualized Family Partnership Agreements.
  • Ensure that FSCs review and track children’s attendance and follow up on absences on the first day of absence.
  • Monitor files and workflow of the FSCs to ensure optimal service delivery.
  • Assist Site Directors and FSCs in organizing, facilitating, and conducting meetings and training sessions with parents, including Parent Committee and Policy Committee meetings.
  • Train parent representatives of Parent Committee and Policy Committee.
  • Organize and participate in inter-agency meetings.
  • Participate in community boards, councils, advisory groups, etc.
  • Attend required trainings and meetings.
  • Identify community resources for Early LIFE families.
  • Oversee the development and updating of Community Resources Directory.
  • Submit accurate, timely reports as required.
  • Ensure confidentiality of records of families and children.
  • Coordinate with Site Directors and FSCs with regard to eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment and attendance.
  • Coordinate with Assistant Executive Director in the recruitment of children with disabilities.
  • Supervise the Mental Health Consultant in provision of mental health consultation and referrals for children and families.
  • Work with the MHC to train staff in managing and changing behaviors and handling crises.
  • Implement quality assurance measures for Family Service provision at all Early LIFE Centers and FCCs throughout New York City.
  • Visit Early LIFE Centers on a regularly scheduled basis.
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • MSW or Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field

EXPERIENCE:

  • Three years’ supervisory experience in social work field or a related field.
  • Experience in child welfare preferred.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Available to work on some holidays and weekends (particularly to accommodate families).
  • Proficient in internet navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.

This position description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job. These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send all cover letters and resumes to:

Patricia Eckford-Jackson | Peckford-jackson@LSSNY.ORG

or

Beatrice Hutcherson | Bhutcherson@LSSNY.ORG

[with “Director of Family Services” in the subject line]—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Bilingual Case Manager-Safe Haven

POSITION:     Shelter Case Manager – Lutheran Safe Haven Shelter and Foster Care Program

REPORTS TO: Clinician

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time

STATUS:         Exempt

The Lutheran Safe Haven Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. The Safe Haven Case Manager provides oversight and support to these young persons. Major responsibilities of the Shelter Case Manager are to identify appropriate parents or guardians to whom the young persons may be released, and to identify any concerns found with potential sponsors with the Federal Field Specialist. The Shelter Case Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the young person in shelter care is receiving essential services such as: medical, mental health, and dental care; basic education; orientation; and legal screening.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Assess the needs of and provide support and case management services to all young persons in program.

·        Ensure that individual service plans are implemented for all children in care, in accordance with all applicable regulations and LSSNY policies.

·        Screen for human trafficking concerns.

·        Document the provision of services in each unaccompanied minor’s case file.

·        Arrange for medical services, health screening, and mental health assessment of young persons.

·        Help young persons identify and screen prospective sponsors.

·        Assist potential sponsors with completion of family reunification packets and refer them to fingerprinting.

·        Monitor and supervise young persons at all times.

·        Guide young person in demonstrating positive behavior, including participating in proper maintenance of the home, performance of chores, helping with shopping, meal preparation, and other household routines.

·        Provide young persons with guidance on activities of daily living, including good personal hygiene.

·        Arrange and accompany young adults and children to appointments and recreational activities as needed.

·        Record in full detail all pertinent information in applicable databases and logs and record all movements in the database and/or unit log.

·        Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.

·        Adhere to program guidelines and schedules.

·        Enforce all safety rules and regulations in accordance with agency policies and procedures, and ensure that young persons comply with established house rules.

·        Document and report all major and minor incidents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.

·        Ensure that unit keys remain in the possession of shelter staff members only.

·        Provide a stable, abuse- and drug-free environment.

·        Pick up young persons from airport or other transportation hubs as necessary and bring them to shelter.

·        Facilitate the timely release or discharge of the unaccompanied minor when the time arrives.

·        Other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency.

SUPERVISES:

·        Child care workers

·        Young persons in daily scheduled programs and activities

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

·        Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling, with particular focus on child and adolescent development; or

·        Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (i.e. Criminal Justice, Human Services) with a minor (at least 16 credits) in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling with particular focus on child and adolescent development;

·        Master’s Degree in any of the above fields preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

·        Experience working with immigrant youth or child welfare services preferred.

·        Some knowledge of nutrition.

·        Knowledge of appropriate ACS/State regulations in disciplinary actions.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

·        Strong communication and writing skills.

·        Ability to work collaboratively with consumers and co-workers.

·        Knowledgeable about working with immigrant youth.

·        Superior organizational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·        Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience and good judgment.

·        Knowledgeable about ACS/OCFS regulations governing disciplinary actions.

·        Experience and facility working with Microsoft Office Applications.

·        Ability to manage time effectively, multi-task, and determine priorities.

·        Resourceful.

·        Ability to work flexible hours as needed.

·        CPR-Certified a plus.

·        Driver’s License.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient in English and Spanish

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

Bilingual Youth Care Worker-Safe Haven

POSITION:     Youth Care Worker, Safe Haven for Children Shelter and

Short-Term Foster Care Program

REPORTS TO:  Program Director

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Part Time or Contingent

STATUS:         Non-Exempt (Hourly)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Lutheran Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program serving young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. The Youth Care Worker provides oversight and support to these young persons. The Youth Care Worker also assists the Case Managers in identifying appropriate sponsors to whom the young persons may be released and flags any concerns found with potential sponsors with the Federal Field Specialist. The Youth Care Worker is also responsible for assisting the Safe Haven for Children Shelter Case Managers to ensure that each young person in shelter care is receiving essential services such as: medical, mental health, and dental care, basic education, orientation, and legal screening.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Pick up young persons from airport or other transportation hubs and bring them to shelter.

·        Arrange for medical services, health screening, and mental health assessment of young persons.

·        Assist potential sponsors with completion of family reunification packets and refer them to fingerprinting.

·        Monitor and supervise young persons at all times.

·        Assist in meal preparation for young persons.

·        Encourage young persons to maintain the home, perform appropriate chores and participate in shopping, meal preparation, and other household routines.

·        Guide young persons on activities of daily living, including good personal hygiene.

·        Arrange and accompany young persons to appointments and recreational activities as needed.

·        Record in full detail all pertinent information in applicable databases and logs prior to ending each shift.

·        Record all movements within the database and/or unit log.

·        Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.

·        Adhere to program guidelines and schedules.

·        Enforce all safety rules and regulations in accordance with agency policies and procedures, and ensure that young persons comply with established house rules.

·        Document and report all major and minor incidents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.

·        Ensure that unit keys remain in the possession of shelter staff members only.

·        Provide a stable, abuse- and drug-free environment.

·        Perform other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency.

·        On-call 24 hours (where applicable).

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

·        High School Diploma/GED or relevant certification as determined by program

·        Bilingual in English and Spanish

·        Literate in English

EXPERIENCE:

·        Three years’ experience working with immigrant children or adolescents

SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER:

·        Driver’s License

·        Good communication and writing skills

·        Ability to work collaboratively with young persons and co-workers

·        Knowledgeable about working with immigrant youth

·        Superior organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; resourceful; ability to manage time effectively and multi-task

·        Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience and good judgment

·        Knowledgeable about appropriate ACS/OCFS regulations regarding disciplinary actions

·        Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications

·        Ability to work flexible hours as needed

·        CPR-Certified a plus

·        NYS-Certified to prepare food a plus

Benefits

Proficient in English and Spanish

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

Case Manager--Jasmine Court

POSITION: Case Manager – Residential

REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services

LOCATION: Jasmine Court

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt Salaried

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Case Manager promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Carry caseload (total # to be determined).
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct, at all times.
  • Link clients with appropriate providers and resources throughout the continuum of health and human services and care settings based on the needs and values of the client. Escort clients to scheduled and unscheduled psychiatric/medical care.
  • Ensure that clients receive safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care. Maintain a non-judgmental, unbiased approach.
  • Organize, facilitate, and escort as needed for on/off-site activities in addition to managing a minimum of two ongoing groups. Track client participation in the client record.
  • Conduct unit inspections and ensure proper follow-up to findings, assisting clients as needed.
  • Maintain client records as “audit-ready” at all times, as required by program funding sources. This includes, but is not limited to, recording progress notes, constructing service plans, updating medical and mental health information, and completing psychosocial assessments.

SUPERVISES:

  • No

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (social services field preferred)

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years in human services
  • Working knowledge of issues related to homelessness, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, and entitlements

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Good spoken and written expression.
  • Good time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Flexible, able to work some holidays and weekends.
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients and positive working relationships within LSSNY and with external agencies.
  • Proficient in internet navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education.

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

DPrelvukaj@LSSNY.ORG

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Donika Prelvukaj, with “Case Manager” in the subject line.

Donika Prelvukaj

Director of Jasmine Court

DPrelvukaj@LSSNY.ORG

[with “Case Manager” in the subject line]—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Student Aide--The New LIFE School **Bilingual Mandarin Speakers Needed!**

POSITION: STUDENT AIDE

REPORTS TO: Guidance Counselor

LOCATION: Bronx

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Student Aide is responsible for managing and redirecting the behavior of their assigned student to insure their protection and safety as well as the protection and safety of adults, classmates, peers and school property. The Student Aide must display patience and support to assist their student in having a safe and productive day. The Student Aide must remain with their student at all times during the providing direct supervision and intervention.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement the school’s behavior modification program.
  • Greet student from school bus and begin morning preparation
  • Provide emotional and behavioral support through verbal intervention.
  • Supervise school breakfast and lunch periods.
  • Meet bi- weekly with direct supervisor to review difficulties experienced by individual student.
  • Participate in crisis intervention trainings and carry out de-escalation protocol as needed.
  • Maintain behavioral data records on a student by student basis.
  • Oversee the arrival and dismissal process for individual student insuring a safe school environment.
  • Provide instruction to students through a cognitive values education program.
  • Ensure school rules are understood and followed by individual student.
  • Provide observational data to social worker or outside clinician when requested.
  • Ensure the orderly and appropriate evacuation of student from school complex.
  • Ensure a positive working relationship with classroom teacher and teaching assistant.
  • Ability to work with a range of students with various abilities on an individual basis.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum high school diploma

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with special needs children

SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly and accurately diffuse difficult behavioral situations
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with all students at our school
  • Demonstrated ability to provide cognitive counseling to students when receptive to such an activity
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with classroom teachers and be supportive of their efforts
  • Demonstrated ability to manage data supporting student behavioral situations
  • Demonstrated ability to complete written behavioral incident reports
  • Understanding the range of emotional disturbance present in the individual student population and providing a safe haven for any student in emotional crisis
  • Demonstrated ability to provide non-violent crisis intervention techniques and strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with school staff

This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job. These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.

Level of Language Proficiency

Mandarin, English

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to JOBS@LSSNY.ORG “Bilingual Student Aide” in the subject line.

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Student Aide--The New LIFE School

POSITION: STUDENT AIDE

REPORTS TO: Assistant Principal of The New LIFE School (Discipline)

LOCATION: Bronx

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt

_____________

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Student Aide is responsible for managing and redirecting the behavior of their assigned student to insure their protection and safety as well as the protection and safety of adults, classmates, peers and school property. The Student Aide must display patience and support to assist their student in having a safe and productive day. The Student Aide must remain with their student at all times during the providing direct supervision and intervention.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement the school’s behavior modification program.
  • Greet student from school bus and begin morning preparation
  • Provide emotional and behavioral support through verbal intervention.
  • Supervise school breakfast and lunch periods.
  • Meet bi- weekly with direct supervisor to review difficulties experienced by individual student.
  • Participate in crisis intervention trainings and carry out de-escalation protocol as needed.
  • Maintain behavioral data records on a student by student basis.
  • Oversee the arrival and dismissal process for individual student insuring a safe school environment.
  • Provide instruction to students through a cognitive values education program.
  • Ensure school rules are understood and followed by individual student.
  • Provide observational data to social worker or outside clinician when requested.
  • Ensure the orderly and appropriate evacuation of student from school complex.
  • Ensure a positive working relationship with classroom teacher and teaching assistant.
  • Ability to work with a range of students with various abilities on an individual basis.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum high school diploma

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working with special needs children

SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly and accurately diffuse difficult behavioral situations
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with all students at our school
  • Demonstrated ability to provide cognitive counseling to students when receptive to such an activity
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with classroom teachers and be supportive of their efforts
  • Demonstrated ability to manage data supporting student behavioral situations
  • Demonstrated ability to complete written behavioral incident reports
  • Understanding the range of emotional disturbance present in the individual student population and providing a safe haven for any student in emotional crisis
  • Demonstrated ability to provide non-violent crisis intervention techniques and strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with school staff

This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job. These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to JOBS@LSSNY.ORG with “Student Aide” in the subject line.

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Teacher's Aide-Early LIFE (Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn)

POSITION:Teacher’s Aide – Early LIFE Center

REPORTS TO:Director of Early LIFE Center

CLASSIFICATION:Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:Non-Exempt (Hourly)

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Teacher’s Aide shares responsibility with the Assistant Teacher in implementing the pre-school instructional program and supporting students in activities planned by the classroom’s Head Teacher. The Teacher’s Aide assists in supervising and managing students throughout the day – in the classroom, on the playground, at meals and snacks, during transitions throughout the pre-school, at arrival and dismissal times, and on trips.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise pre-school children throughout the day – in the classroom, on the playground, at meals and snacks, during transitions throughout the pre-school, at arrival and departure times, and on trips.
  • Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school and on trips.
  • Move around the classroom and be alert to individual student learning styles.
  • Provide classroom coverage as directed by the Director.
  • Assist the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in preparing, implementing and recording daily lessons.
  • Assist the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in developing age-appropriate goals for children.
  • Ensure that the classroom is clean and orderly at the end of the day.
  • Work with the Head Teacher and the Assistant Teacher to assess students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the Head Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Family Service Worker or Director.
  • Actively support the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in addressing children’s needs.
  • Actively participate in student progress meetings as requested.
  • Develop supportive relationships with students, parents and guardians.
  • Share talents and skills to enhance the pre-school program.
  • Participate in professional development, including 12 In-Service Trainings per year.
  • Collect student work, correct progress reports, contact parents, write incident reports, perform other clerical/office tasks as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct at all times.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:

+HS Diploma or GED

+Child Development Associate Credential within one year of hire

EXPERIENCE:

+Experience working with pre-school children, preferably in a school or in child center

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

+Able to work cooperatively with Head Teacher and other colleagues

+Able to supervise pre-school children at all times during the day – in the classroom, on the playground, at meals and snacks, during transitions throughout the pre-school, at arrival and departure times, and on trips.

+Able to assist in implementing instructional program

+Willing to participate in professional development

+Able to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process

+Able to work with students with behavior challenges

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Mdacosta@lssny.org

Send all cover letters and resumes to Jobs@lssny.org with “Teacher Aide” & your borough of choice in the subject line.

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Assistant Teacher--Early LIFE (Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn)

POSITION: Assistant Teacher – Early LIFE Center

REPORTS TO: Director of Early LIFE Center

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant Teacher implements the instructional program at LSSNY’s pre-school program, supporting each student in activities planned by the classroom’s Head Teacher. The Assistant Teacher supervises and manages students throughout the day, in the classroom, during transitions around the pre-school, on the playground, on trips, at meals and snacks, and during arrival and dismissal times.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Assist the Head Teacher in preparing, implementing and recording daily lessons.

· Supervise children throughout the school day – during lessons and activities, in the classroom, during meals and snacks, on the playground, during transitions, on trips, and during arrival and dismissal times.

· Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school and on trips.

· Ensure that the classroom is clean and orderly at the end of the day.

· Observe students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the Head Teacher, Family Service staff or Early LIFE Center Director.

· Support the Head Teacher in addressing the children’s needs.

· Share talents and skills to enhance the student’s school program.

· Participate in professional development; complete 12 In-Service Trainings per year.

· Move around the classroom to engage with students.

· Be alert to individual student learning styles.

· Assist and supervise children during arrival and dismissal processes.

· Provide classroom coverage as directed by the Director.

· Assist with student work collection and correction, progress reports, parent contact, and incident reports.

· Actively participate in student progress meetings

· Develop supporting relationships with students, parents and guardians.

· Assist with food service, as assigned by the Center Director.

· Assist with other job-related tasks, as assigned by the Center Director.

· Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:

+ BA or HS Diploma/Associate’s Degree with Early Childhood experience

+ Child Development Associate Credential within one year of hire

EXPERIENCE:

+ Minimum of 1 year experience working with children in a school or children’s center

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

+ Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher

+ Demonstrated ability to appropriately supervise students in a classroom setting, while transitioning around the center complex, on the playground and on trips

+ Demonstrated ability to implement the instructional program

+ Willingness to participate in professional development

+ Demonstrated ability to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process

+ Demonstrated ability to work with students with behavior challenges

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

toutlaw-johnson@lssny.org

Send all cover letters and resumes to Jobs@lssny.org with “Assistant Teacher” & your borough of choice in the subject line.

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Supervisor of Social Services-Bergen Street Residence

POSITION: Supervisor of Social Services

REPORTS TO: Site Director

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time (Management Team)

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Supervisor of Social Services provides supportive, educational, and administrative supervision to the social service staff while acting as the liaison between the residents and the Director.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Acts so as to represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, upholds agency Code of Conduct, and ensure adherence to agency policy and procedures by social service staff.
  • Provides supervision (of caseload and documentation) and support to social service staff (may include intern) via individual sessions, staff meetings, and in-house trainings.
  • Monitors staff fulfillment of routine and additional assignments.
  • Maintains compliance with standards set forth by program funding sources.
  • Compiles data and prepares monthly reports for program funding sources, as well as assists Director with annual reports and other functions related to the program.
  • Ascertains that client records are “audit-ready” at all times via in-house audits.
  • Approves time cards, changes in schedule, and monitors staff attendance.
  • Completes monthly calendar of events and schedules client activities.
  • Conducts client assessment and crisis intervention.
  • Participates in intake process, including selection and screening of residents.
  • Assists in Human Resource matters, ordering/monitoring of supplies, petty cash custodial duties, and other tasks related to program functioning.
  • Serves as liaison for on-site resources for clients as well as program representative for off-site resources, including development of relationships within the community.

 

SUPERVISES:

  • Social service staff
  • Volunteers and interns as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  •  LMSW/LCSW

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3-years within the Social Service field
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience working with substance abusers, HIV, formerly homeless and mentally ill populations

 

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrates good oral and written expressive capabilities.
  • Displays Time Management skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once, and flexibility, including working some holidays and weekends.
  • Exhibits strong leadership, clinical, administrative and supervision/management skills.
  • Exhibits proficient knowledge of Internet Navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bilingual a plus.

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

Master’s degree

How To Apply

Rhoulihan@lssny.org

All resumes and cover letters should be sent to the hiring manager, Robyn Houlihan, with “Supervisor of Social Services” in the subject line.

Robyn Houlihan

Director of the Bergen Street Residence

Rhoulihan@lssny.org

[with “Supervisor of Social Services” in the subject line]—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Maintenance Worker--The Bergen Street Residence

POSITION: Maintenance Worker – The Bergen Street Residence

REPORTS TO: Director of the Bergen St. Residence

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time/Part Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Maintenance Worker understands the importance of a well cared for facility and works to keep the structure of The Bergen Street Residence in good repair and in clean and orderly condition.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Maintains the interior and exterior of The Bergen Street Residence at the highest standard of excellence (clean and clear of debris, etc.).
  • Paints and repairs windows (window blinds and balances), doors, floors, woodwork, sheetrock, plaster, and other parts of building structure.
  • Performs basic plumbing, carpentry, tile work, locksmithing, and electrical services.
  • Assembles and installs furniture, shelves and other building/office items.
  • Sweeps and mops interior spaces; maintains wood floors; vacuums carpeted areas; strips, buffs and waxes floors and tiles.
  • Completes janitorial work, including but not limited to trash removal; cleaning bathrooms/refilling bathroom items; cleaning kitchens, hallways, stairwells, offices, and other common areas (including storage, supply rooms, trash room and machinery rooms).
  • Turns over apartments after tenants move out (removes old furniture, moves new furniture in, paints walls, etc.). Assists with cleaning tenant units when needed.
  • Carries out seasonal tasks such as shoveling snow, salting/sanding sidewalks, installing and removing air conditioners.
  • Orders, picks up, and maintains parts, supplies, and equipment; tracks and maintains up-to-date inventory.
  • Records maintenance and repair work.
  • Escorts and stays abreast of vendors working on the grounds.
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, and ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Handles other job-related duties, as assigned.

 

EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Within the first 3 months of hire, FDNY S-95 Certificate of Fitness – Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems and Other Related Systems.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3 years in building maintenance or a related field.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Basic knowledge of plaster, sheet rock, painting, plumbing, window balances/window repair, locksmithing, tile work, electrical work.
  • Basic knowledge of health, cleanliness, security, and safety issues pertaining to building maintenance.
  • Expertise with tools ranging from common hand tools to power tools to precision instruments.
  • Strong time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Flexible, available to work some overtime hours, occasional emergency calls, holidays and weekends.
  • Proficiency in internet navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Rhoulihan@lssny.org

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Robyn Houlihan, with “Maintenance Worker” in the subject line.

Robyn Houlihan

Director of Bergen Street Residence

Rhoulihan@lssny.org

[with “Maintenance Worker” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)

POSITION:  Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)

REPORTS TO: Director of Preventive Services

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt (Salaried)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

LSSNY’s Preventive Services program provides intensive case management for high-risk families when a caretaker or child’s substance use and/or mental health issue places the child at risk of foster care placement or replacement.

The CASAC provides assessment and service planning for clients with behavioral health problems related to alcohol and substance abuse. He/she advises the Family Treatment/Rehabilitation (FT/R) team and coaches clients in building the necessary living/recovery skills to achieve and maintain sobriety.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

·        Provide initial and on-going clinically based assessments of adolescent and adult clients for alcohol and other substance abuse patterns.

·        Evaluate clients with substance abuse issues for co-existing mental health issues.

·        Provide outreach to families through home visits and other interventions to engage and/or facilitate treatment.

·        Monitor engagement of clients with recommended services.

·        Recommend services off-site when intensive drug treatment services are needed.

·        Strategize with case planning staff about referrals and family progress, ensuring that current service provisions are appropriate and working.

·        Arrange/provide counseling to family members as needed.

·        Identify, develop, and maintain treatment and aftercare for clients with substance use disorders; link clients to other resources in the community.

·        Conduct counseling groups and psycho-educational training, including but not limited to relapse prevention.

·        Participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team (CDT) meetings and Family Team Conferences (FTC).

·        Meet all documentation and reporting requirements including those specified in the ACS Preventive Services Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators as well as those mandated by OCFS preventive services regulations.

·        Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations.

  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Participate in all required LSSNY trainings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISES:

  • N/A

EDUCATION:

·        BA/BS/BSW or MSW/equivalent human services graduate degree

·        CASAC credential from NYS OASAS.

EXPERIENCE:

·        Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in child welfare services.

·        Experience working with individuals and families affected by substance abuse.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

·        Passion and facility for working with children and families at-risk.

·        Ability to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life.

·        Strong assessment skills.

·        Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

·        Strong speaking and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate groups and psycho-educational trainings.

  • Knowledge of the 12-Step approach.
  • Clear understanding of the impact of alcohol and substances on family life.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently and in team/partnership environment.
  • Understanding of child welfare issues and practices.
  • Computer literate.

·        Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications.

·        Must meet requirements for the completion of a security clearance.

This position description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job. These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

All cover letters and resumes can be submitted to the hiring supervisor, Ely De La Cruz, with “CASAC in the subject line:

Ely De La Cruz

edelacruz@lssny.org

[with “CASAC” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Supervisor of Social Services--St. John's House II

POSITION: Supervisor of Social Services

REPORTS TO: Site Director

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time (Management Team)

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Located in the South Bronx, St John’s House I provides housing and case management services to formally homeless adults in a SRO setting. The Supervisor of Social Services provides supportive, educational, and administrative supervision to the social service staff while acting as the liaison between the residents and the Director.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Acts so as to represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, upholds agency Code of Conduct, and ensure adherence to agency policy and procedures by social service staff.
  • Provides supervision (of caseload and documentation) and support to social service staff (may include intern) via individual sessions, staff meetings, and in-house trainings.
  • Monitors staff fulfillment of routine and additional assignments.
  • Maintains compliance with standards set forth by program funding sources.
  • Compiles data and prepares monthly reports for program funding sources, as well as assists Director with annual reports and other functions related to the program.
  • Ascertains that client records are “audit-ready” at all times via in-house audits.
  • Approves time cards, changes in schedule, and monitors staff attendance.
  • Completes monthly calendar of events and schedules client activities.
  • Conducts client assessment and crisis intervention.
  • Participates in intake process, including selection and screening of residents.
  • Assists in Human Resource matters, ordering/monitoring of supplies, petty cash custodial duties, and other tasks related to program functioning.
  • Serves as liaison for on-site resources for clients as well as program representative for off-site resources, including development of relationships within the community.

SUPERVISES:

  • Social service staff
  • Volunteers and interns as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • LMSW/LCSW

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3-years within the Social Service field
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience working with substance abusers, HIV, formerly homeless and mentally ill populations

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrates good oral and written expressive capabilities.
  • Displays Time Management skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once, and flexibility, including working some holidays and weekends.
  • Exhibits strong leadership, clinical, administrative and supervision/management skills.
  • Exhibits proficient knowledge of Internet Navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bilingual a plus.

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master’s degree

How To Apply

Mgibson@lssny.org

All resumes and cover letters should be sent to the hiring manager, Michelle Gibson, with “Supervisor of Social Services” in the subject line.

Michelle Gibson

Director of St. John’s House

Mgibson@lssny.org

[with “Supervisor of Social Services” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—

Supervisor of Preventive Services

POSITION:                              Supervisor of Preventive Services

REPORTS TO:                          Director of Preventive Services

CLASSIFICATION:                    Full-Time (Management Team)

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:            Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Supervisor of Preventive Services is responsible for providing supportive, educational, and administrative supervision to the Case Planners while ensuring that the Family Treatment/Rehabilitation Program objectives are met.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

·        Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations.

·        Conducts administrative and case record review including those specified in the ACS Preventive Services Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators as well as those mandated by OCFS preventive services regulations.

·        Conducts assessments and intensive, short-term therapy for families.

·        Coordinates and attends all Clinical Diagnostic Team meetings.

·        Participates in/facilitates Family Team Conferences, as needed.

·        Provides supervision and support to Case Planners via individual sessions, staff meetings, and in-house trainings; trains new Case Planners.

·        Reviews Progress Notes/documentation produced by staff directly supervised; monitors compliance with Connections and PROMIS.

·        Attends community district consortium meetings as appropriate to discuss city, state, and federal child welfare issues and policies, and to exchange information that will impact clients.

·        Communicates the Agency’s vision, policies, and procedures to the staff and reports program concerns to the Director of Preventive Services.

·        Works in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resource.

·        Regularly assesses the safety and well-being of all clients served.

·        Ensures quality and excellence in service provision.

  • Adheres to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Participates in all required LSSNY trainings.

·        Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISES:

  • BA/BS/BSW/MSW Case Planners
  • MSW interns

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

·        LCSW or Licensed Mental Health Professional or Mental Health Clinician or Licensed equivalent human services graduate degree.

EXPERIENCE:

·        Minimum of 2 years’ documented relevant experience in child welfare services; experience working in the field of substance abuse and/or mental health; experience in supervisory/management position a plus.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

·        A facility for and an interest in working with children and families at risk.

·        Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate trainings.

·        Ability to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life toward solutions that benefit all involved parties.

·        Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·        Superior organizational skills; ability to manage time effectively and determine priorities.

·        Ability to mentor staff and interns.

·        Fanatic about details.

·        Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications and OCFS Connections.

·        Ability to navigate throughout New York City using public transportation and/or have a valid New York State drivers license and access to a motor vehicle.

·        Bilingual in Spanish a plus.

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

edelacruz@lssny.org

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Ely De La Cruz, with “Supervisor of Preventative Services” in the subject line.

Ely De LA Cruz, LCSW

Director of Preventative Services

Edelacruz@lssny.org

[with “Supervisor of Preventative Services” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Head Teacher--Brooklyn

POSITION:                  Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center

REPORTS TO:                    Director of Early LIFE Center

CLASSIFICATION:                 Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:         Exempt

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.  The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.  The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies. The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center’s offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed

SUPERVISES:

+         Children

+         Assistant Teacher

+         Volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

+         Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

EXPERIENCE:

+         Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

+         Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population

+         Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population

+         Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians

+         Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports

+         Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs

+         Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Lsingh@lssny.org

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Lizette Singh, with “Head Teacher” in the subject line.

Lizette Singh

Early LIFE Site Director

Lsingh@lssny.org

[with “Head Teacher” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Head Teacher--181 Street (Bronx)

POSITION: Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center

REPORTS TO: Director of Early LIFE Center

LOCATION: Westchester Avenue, Bronx

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program. The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom. The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies. The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center’s offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed

SUPERVISES:

  • Children
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site. director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians.
  • Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs.

This position description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job. These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send all cover letters and resumes to the hiring supervisor, Sheila Hall, with “Head Teacher” in the subject line.

Sheila Hall

Director of Early LIFE Center

Shall@lssny.org

[with “Head Teacher” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Head Teacher--Brooklyn

POSITION:                  Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center

REPORTS TO:                    Director of Early LIFE Center

CLASSIFICATION:                 Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:         Exempt

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.  The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.  The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies. The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center’s offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed

SUPERVISES:

+         Children

+         Assistant Teacher

+         Volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

+         Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

EXPERIENCE:

+         Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

+         Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population

+         Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population

+         Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians

+         Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports

+         Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs

+         Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Lsingh@lssny.org

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Lizette Singh, with “Head Teacher” in the subject line.

Lizette Singh

Early LIFE Site Director

Lsingh@lssny.org

[with “Head Teacher” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Equal Opportunity Employer – Affirmative Action Plan:

LSSMNY is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce at all organizational levels. It is the company’s policy not to engage in employment discrimination against any person employed or seeking employment with LSSMNY on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, ancestry, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran. This policy applies to all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, merit increase, salary, training and development, demotion and separation.