Employment

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.

Latest Openings:

Adoptions Caseworker

POSITION:              Adoptions Caseworker

REPORTS TO:         Executive Director of Children’s Services

CLASSIFICATION:   Full-Time

STATUS:                 Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Adoptions Caseworker handles a broad range of responsibilities in connection with adoption cases of children in foster care. The Adoptions Caseworker maintains and monitors the adoption tracking system, monitors cases, prepares all documents needed for adoption finalization, liaises with adoptive families, attends adoption finalization hearings, and completes many other tasks vital to the success of the program. The Adoptions Caseworker is responsible for monitoring the movement of foster care children, in and out of state, who have a goal of adoption.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include:

  • Develop and maintain tracking system of children who have goals of 04 (adoption), targeting them weekly, monthly, and quarterly for levels of completion.
  • Maintain and monitor adoption tracking system.
  • Monitor cases to determine if goals should be changed to/from adoption.
  • Liaise between adoptive parents and agency regarding adoption status of the case.
  • Visit adoptive home to assess and compile data to prepare adoption home study.
  • Prepare all documents needed for adoption finalization (home study, home study update, mini affidavits, etc.).
  • Obtain documents required for adoption finalization from outside vendors (doctors, psychiatrists, therapists, etc.).
  • Provide support/assistance (e.g. services, evaluations, etc.) to adoptive families with issues to prevent adoption disruption.
  • Attend scheduled meetings with OCFS/ACS Adoption Review Unit Liaison to discuss all cases with goals of adoption (including verbally and legally freed children).
  • Attend Adoption Exchange meetings to discuss citywide adoption issues and new policies, and to exchange information on waiting children and waiting parents.
  • Attend adoption finalization hearings.
  • Attend foster care court hearing on an as need basis.
  • Prepare adoption subsidy packets.
  • Review and submit adoption subsidy request packages.
  • Submit requests for putative father registry, if needed.
  • Contact adoptive parents regarding missing documents needed for adoption finalization.
  • Request Transfers of Custody.
  • Retrieve adoptee information from Microfiche.
  • Submit requests for birth or death certificates, if needed.
  • Submit requests for SCR Clearance reports.
  • Serve as Agency ICPC liaison to OCFS.
  • Submit weekly adoption statistics to ACS.
  • Recruit children in need of a pre-adoptive home.
  • Liaise with New York’s Longest Waiting Children Project / Wednesday’s Child.
  • Serve as post-adoption liaison on an as-needed basis, including receiving requests from adoptees for birth parent and medical information, completing Non-Identifying Reports, and making referrals for birth parents and adoptees.
  • Maintain photo list of children on the Internet.
  • Provide QA Director with movement information for entry in CCRS system.
  • Attend ACS and OCFS adoption events such as the Adoption Fair.
  • Perform all other duties as necessary.

SUPERVISES:

  • N/A

EDUCATION:

  • Baccalaureate degree in social work or closely related human services degree; Master’s degree preferred

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3 years as a case manager/worker in social service field or field closely related to human services

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Understanding of social services theories and systems
  • Knowledge of city and state regulations
  • Familiarity with computer database and word processing programs
  • Ability to work with others
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to type
  • Ability to use problem-solving and analytical thinking skills
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Highly motivated self-starter, able to work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Ability to travel by public transportation
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred
  • Ability to work additional hours, if necessary

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

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Madeline Arciello, with “Adoptions Caseworker” in the subject line. Madeline Arciello,Children’s Services Trainer, Marciello@lssny.org [with “Adoption Caseworker” in the subject line

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Aftercare Caseworker - Children's Services

POSITION:   Aftercare Caseworker – Children’s Services

REPORTS TO:  Director of Social Services

CLASSIFICATION:  Full-Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Aftercare Caseworker serves children and families, supporting young people as they transition home after foster care or to independent living. The Aftercare Caseworker is best-practices focused to ensure the overall well being of the client.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess the safety and well-being of client as he/she transitions home after foster care or to independent living.
  • Assist the client and his/her family to create stronger relationships, establish community supports and ensure familial well-being and stability.
  • Provide diligent case management.
  • Provide referral and information services.
  • Provide advocacy for client.
  • Maintain detailed client records.
  • Work in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resources.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Maintain all agency/funder reporting requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Handle other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISES:

  • N/A

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field.

EXPERIENCE:

  • One year of experience, preferably in the social service arena.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life.
  • A facility for and an interest in working with foster care youth.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Good assessment skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate trainings.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently and in team/partnership environment.
  • Understanding of child welfare issues and practices.
  • Knowledge of OCFS Connections system a plus.
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications.

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

Please send all cover letters and resumes to the hiring supervisor, Lisa Marie Vargas, with “Aftercare Caseworker” in the subject line. Lisa Marie Vargas, Director of Support Services, LVargas@lssny.org [with “Aftercare Caseworker” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Assistant Executive Director for Early LIFE Services

POSITION:                         Assistant Executive Director for Early LIFE – Quality Assurance

REPORTS TO:                    Executive Director for Early LIFE Services

CLASSIFICATION:            Full Time – Management Team

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT:  Exempt

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant Executive Director for Early LIFE Services – Quality Assurance assists the Executive Director with achieving LSSNY’s Early LIFE goals for quality assurance and improvement.  S/he provides leadership and support to Directors, teachers and staff; assists with current and future planning opportunities; and ensures that the Early LIFE pre-schools provide all services in accordance with Federal, State, local government mandates. S/he ensures program quality and compliance through ongoing review, monitoring and follow-up support for all electronic record systems for Early LIFE (COPA, WES, TSG, Vendor Portal, CIR, Pro Care, Minute Menu and SEMS).  S/he coordinates and monitors programmatic activities to ensure all Early Head Start/Head Start programs meet or exceed performance standards and adhere to other relevant regulations.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee early childhood support programs for all Early LIFE Centers.
  • Collaborate with LSSNY’s senior leadership, ACS Leadership staff, the Head Start Policy Council and the Head Start Board Committee to align goals, define and refine programmatic outcomes.
  • Provide intentional leadership to develop and implement LSSNY’s strategic plans for early childhood programming.
  • Develop key partnerships/collaborations to enhance service offerings.
  • Support child outcomes for short- and long-term, comprehensive model.
  • Work with staff, Parent Policy Council and Head Start Board Committee to ensure that the program meets Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Working with LSSNY and ACS leadership, create systems to track, monitor and analyze child outcomes at individual and aggregate levels.
  • Support ongoing program evaluation and analytic support for Early LIFE program efforts.
  • Oversee fiscal planning and management.
  • Oversee program operations to ensure compliance with all Head Start and Department of Health standards.
  • Work with LSSNY’s Finance and Advancement and Communications Departments to produce proposals for public and private funding opportunities.
  • Support all audits and monitoring reviews.
  • Establish core competencies and standards of excellence.
  • Create a professional development system by crafting programmatic and individualized professional development plans, identifying professional activities, and promoting ongoing professional training.
  • Engage in ongoing research and development to keep abreast of trends.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

SUPERVISES:

  • Director of Health and Nutrition
  • Director of Health and Safety
  • Director of Administration

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

+          Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Information Systems or Program Management

EXPERIENCE:

+          Minimum of 10 years’ previous analytics and operations experience, three years in Early Childhood Education or related field

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

+          Knowledge of Early Childhood /ACS guidelines and protocols

+          Demonstrated knowledge of standardized core data tracking procedures, reporting templates, monthly data monitoring processes and process development

+          Proven advanced knowledge of COPA, WES, Child Plus, Data Say, TSG, Vendor Portal, CIR, SEMS, Pro Care, Minute Menu and related software

+          Demonstrated ability to conduct professional development training using a variety of platforms

+          Demonstrated ability to manage a high-quality early childhood education program in compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements

+          Demonstrated ability to hire, supervise, evaluate, maintain and sustain a highly competent, dedicated leadership team

+          Demonstrated ability to engage and work with community partners

+          Excellent interpersonal and communication (speaking, writing, listening) skills

+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and professionally with the Directors of the individual Early LIFE programs

+          Proficiency in internet navigation, e-mail, 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Kerron Norman, with “Assistant Executive Director for Early LIFE” in the subject line. Kerron Norman, Chief Program Officer, Knorman@lssny.org [with “Assistant Executive Director for Early LIFE” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

 

Assistant Teacher – Early LIFE Center (181st Street, Manhattan)

POSITION:                               Assistant Teacher – Early LIFE Center (181st Street, Manhattan)

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.

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

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:

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Sheila Hall, with “Assistant Teacher” in the subject line. Sheila Hall, Early LIFE Site Director, Shall@lssny.org [with  “Assistant Teacher” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Case Manager - Community House Residential Services

POSITION:  Case Manager – Community House

REPORTS TO:  Supervisor of Social Services

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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 psycho-social assessments.

SUPERVISES:

  • No

QUALIFICATIONS

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

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Fitzroy Sobers, with “Case Manager” in the subject line. Fitzroy Sobers, Supervisor of Social Services, Fsobers@lssny.org, [with “Case Manager” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Case Manager – Jasmine Court Residence

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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 psycho-social 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Donika Prelvukaj, with “Case Manager” in the subject line. Donika Prelvukaj, Director of Social Services, Dprelvukaj@lssny.org,

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Case Manager-Muhlenberg Residence

POSITION: Case Manager – Residential

REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services

LOCATION: Muhlenberg

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.

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

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Nicole Russo, with “Case Manager” in the subject line. Nicole Russo, Supervisor of Social Services, Nrusso@lssny.org, [with “Case Manager” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Case Manager – Residential

POSITION: Case Manager – Residential

REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services

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 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Rachel Bleecker, with “Case Manager” in the subject line. Rachel Bleecker, Director of Muhlenberg Residence, Rupbin@lssny.org [with “Case Manager” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Cook/Nutritional Health Specialist--Community House

POSITION: Cook/Nutritional Health Specialist

REPORTS TO: Site Director

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Cook/Nutritional Health Specialist plans, develops, implements, and coordinates all aspects of a nutritious food program for the residents.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acts so as to represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Oversees the kitchen and coordinates kitchen help, which may include stipend employees from amongst the building residents at times.
  • Performs regular inventory and directs the ordering of food and other household items and supplies as needed for the kitchen, as well as collaborates with outside vendors for discounted food items and services in development of a cost effective nutritional health program.
  • Creates food menus containing nutritional information and posts them in the kitchen and on facility bulletin boards.
  • Prepares two meals daily for clients, including serving meals and collecting/tracking food payment from residents.
  • Coordinates special meals for holidays, birthdays, and other program events and celebrations and may on occasion prepare food at an external event for the residents or to help with other duties of work within the organization.
  • Maintains kitchen cleanliness to a safe and hygienic standard.
  • Promotes clients’ capacity to make healthy food choices by demonstrating preparation of healthy meals and those that do not require cooking, providing nutrition education, and assisting with the planning of meals as related to client health care needs.

SUPERVISES:

  • Volunteers as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum High-School Diploma
  • Certificate in Food Protection required
  • Certificates in food science or nutrition preferred

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in the field of cooking and food service.
  • Must be culturally competent and comfortable working with different populations (HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, and other populations).

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills.
  • Must be enthusiastic, client-centered, and creative and have a thorough knowledge of cooking, food service, USDA nutritive food values and food protection issues.
  • Displays Time Management skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once, and flexibility, including working some holidays and weekends.
  • Exhibits proficient knowledge of Internet Navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Fitzroy Sobers, with “Cook” in the subject line. Fitzroy Sobers, Supervisor of Social Services, Fsobers@lssny.org, [with “Cook” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Director of Community House

POSITION:  Director of Community House

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director for Residential Services

CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time (Management Team)

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Director of Community House manages the day-to-day operations of the facility and creates and executes work plans to meet the ever changing needs of the establishment.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 and support to Supervisor of Social Services, Cook/Nutritional Health Specialist, Job Developer and Vocational Trainer 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 and develops clinically astute programming to ensure effective and rehabilitative environment for clients.
  • Collaborates with the leasing division in addressing matters pertaining to renewal of leases, recertification requirements, collection of rent, legal increases to apartment value, evictions and other legal issues, and like matters.
  • Partners with the building division to ensure compliance with routine building inspections and adherence to safety precautions and other building regulations as well as ensuring that facility is kept in good repair and in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Supervises operation of the kitchen service and tends to matters involving collection of funds, ordering of food/supplies, safety and cleanliness standards, maintenance of equipment, and like matters.
  • Compiles data and prepares reports for internal monitoring purposes as well as regular reporting to program funding sources, Executive Director for Residential Services, and Board of Directors.
  • Responds to fiscal meetings and oversees budgets and spending for the project/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.
  • Conducts client assessment and crisis intervention.
  • Oversees and assists with Human Resource matters, ordering/monitoring of building and business supplies, scheduling of client activities, petty cash 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 and vendors/contractors, including development of relationships with community resources and other affiliates.

SUPERVISES:

  • Supervisor of Social Services, Cook/Nutritional Health Specialist, Job Developer, Vocational Trainer, and as necessary, Social service staff and Art Coordinator.
  • Volunteers and interns as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  •  LMSW/LCSW

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 5-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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Rachel Bleecker, with “Director of Community House” in the subject line. Rachel Bleecker, Director of Muhlenberg Residence, Rupbin@lssny.org [with “Director of Community House” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Director of Early LIFE Center

POSITION:         Director of Early LIFE Center

REPORTS TO:     Assistant Executive Director for Early Childhood Education – Borough-wide

DIVISION:         Early Childhood Education

CLASSIFICATION: Management Team EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Director of Early LIFE Preschool is responsible for the running of a daily childhood program at a particular site, current and future planning opportunities, supervision of staff and children and the provision of all needed and required services at that particular site, as presented by Federal, State, local government mandates and the Early Learn Contract with ACS.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee early childhood program at a particular program sites;
  • Make recommendations to the Borough Director for Early LIFE regarding the hiring, termination, and job performance for related services, instructional,behavioral and facilities staff
  • Maintain and advance high quality early childhood programs and high performing classrooms for young children;
  • Collaborate with LSSNY leadership, the ACS Leadership staff, Head Start Policy Council and Head Start Board Committee to align goals to ensure a continuum of care and better educational and life outcomes for children.
  • Engage in ongoing research and development to keep abreast of trends;
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders – coalitions, community groups, government and families
  • Continue to define and refine programmatic outcomes;
  • Support child outcomes for long-term, comprehensive model.
  • Work with staff, Parent Policy Council, and Board Head Start Committee to ensure that the program meet Head Start Performance Standards;
  • Work with ACS leadership to create systems to track, monitor and analyze child outcomes, individually and at an aggregate level;
  • Support ongoing program evaluation efforts;
  • Use data to inform improvements in practice
  • Oversee fiscal planning and management;
  • Oversee program operations to ensure compliance with all Head Start and Department of Health standards;
  • Support all audits and monitoring reviews
  • Develop a highly competent early childhood workforce in line with federal, state and city standards;
  • Establish core competencies and standards of excellence;
  • Create a professional development system including, crafting individual professional; development plans, identifying professional activities, and promoting ongoing professional training;
  • Serve as a mentor/coach to early childhood staff.
  • Lead, supervise and serve as a role model to teaching teams through communication and collaboration
  • Recruit staff through community outreach and overseeing the interview, hiring and orientation process.
  • Create positive partnerships with families by serving as a resource and responding to questions and concerns
  • Focus on establishing and maintaining on-going marketing efforts to sustain enrollment.
  • Maintain active waiting lists, enrollment, payroll, and center/school expenses systems.
  • Review important decisions with the Borough Director and be responsive to the requirements of the home office.
  • Lead the center/school to achieve and maintain NAEYC Accreditation
  • Develop budget in conjunction with Borough Director and maintain accurate and current financial report
  • Ensure that all staff interact and communicate respectfully with children demonstrating an inclusive environment.
  • Ensure that all licenses and permits are current.
  • Collaborate with LSSNY departments including finance, marketing and human resources.
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings, conferences, regional functions, and trainings
  • Support organizational mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies

SUPERVISES:

  • Supervises all staff members in a program site including for Health, Curriculum and Instruction, Family Supports, and Administration

QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION:

  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 5 years previous educational administrative experience, one year in the area of special education or some related field

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Must be NYS certified

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated ability at hiring and maintaining dedicated and professional staff
  • Demonstrated ability at understanding and meeting student IEP mandates
  • Demonstrated ability at managing a school program on a daily basis which insures regulatory compliance as well as safety and security of all staff and students
  • Demonstrated ability at communicating through various mediums with staff, students, parents, guardians, regulatory monitors, CSE representatives, local caretakers
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate staff as required through various mediums
  • Demonstrated ability to manage student progress both academically and behaviorally
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community leaders and community groups
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and implement regulatory mandates as provided from the Federal, State or local governmental agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and professionally with the Borough

Director

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

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisors, Patricia Eckford-Jackson, or Beatrice Hutcherson, with  “Education Coordinator” in the subject line. Patricia Eckford-Jackson, Assistant Executive Director of Early LIFE, Peckford-jackson@lssny.org or Beatrice Hutcherson, Assistant Executive Director of Early LIFE, Bhutcherson@lssny.org [with “Center Director” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

 

Education Coordinator

POSITION:                   Education Coordinator

REPORTS TO:              Executive Director for Early Childhood Education

CLASSIFICATION:      Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Education Coordinator is responsible for curriculum content for the early childhood pre-school, adapting standards to the needs of the child at the Early LIFE Center.  The Education Coordinator will manage, generate and oversee each child’s individual progress, working cooperatively with the pre-school Director, classroom teachers, parents, guardians, ACS and DOE.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Have a working knowledge of applicable Early Childhood Standards and applicable assessment tools.
  • Oversee and manage the review process for each child in accordance to the needs of each individual child.
  • Have a familiarity with the Early Learn curriculum and implement the curriculum according to each individual child’s needs.
  • Ensure that each student’s annual goals are understood; oversee and manage a plan to reach these goals, setting appropriate benchmarks and indicators to be met on a quarterly (or more frequent) basis.
  • Provide a classroom presence to gain a wider appreciation of the children’s learning needs and to evaluate teachers.
  • Provide monthly written feedback and support for each teacher, with appropriate commendations and recommendations supporting curriculum growth, adaptation and development.
  • Create the school schedule for each teacher, including periods for training and supervision, breakfast and lunch, etc.
  • Provide direct technical assistance, visitation, and written feedback to each classroom Assistant Teacher.
  • Coordinate the school’s professional development program to ensure ACS and Head Start compliance on an annual basis for any newly certified teachers under the Initial or Professional Teacher Certification mandates.
  • Provide feedback to the Director of the Early LIFE pre-school on a quarterly basis to ensure the school’s curriculum offerings are on target.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to ensure their understanding and appreciation of their child’s academic progress.
  • Attend annual review meetings as designated by the Director of the Early LIFE pre-school.
  • Assist teachers in the creation of school progress reports that will be issued on a quarterly (or more frequent) basis.

SUPERVISES:

+          Children

+          Teachers

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

+          Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent.

+         NYS state certification in Early Childhood Education or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:

+          Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an Early Childhood school setting or   similar experience from another source of employment or community involvement.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction in Early Childhood Education.

+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective classroom management skills and techniques for pre-school children.

+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with Director of Early LIFE pre-school, fellow teachers, related services staff, parents and guardians.

+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports.

+          Demonstrated ability to adapt expertise 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisors, Patricia Eckford-Jackson, or Beatrice Hutcherson, with  “Education Coordinator” in the subject line. Patricia Eckford-Jackson, Assistant Executive Director of Early LIFE, Peckford-jackson@lssny.org or Beatrice Hutcherson, Assistant Executive Director of Early LIFE, Bhutcherson@lssny.org [with “Education Coordinator” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

 

Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center (181st Street, Manhattan)

POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center   (181st Street, Manhattan)

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

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 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.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Sheila Hall, with “Head Teacher” in the subject line. Sheila Hall, Early LIFE Site Director, Shall@lssny.org [with  “Head Teacher” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center (Gates Ave., Brooklyn)

POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center (Gates Ave., Brooklyn, NY)

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

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 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.

HOW TO APPLY:
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—-

Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Analyst

POSITION:  Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Analyst – Family Treatment/Rehabilitation (FT/R) Program

REPORTS TO:  Director of FT/R Program

CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Analyst will lead quality assurance activities using data to strengthen child welfare practices and ensure compliance with regulatory and funder requirements. S/he will review case records, implement and oversee data management strategies, analyze data, and guide the program in identifying strengths, trends and areas needing improvement.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Conduct case record reviews for compliance with ACS and OCFS standards, quality case practice and model fidelity.
  • Implement and oversee data management strategies; partner with programs to implement effective data collection systems.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data and report outcomes, including producing data for requests from various stake holders.
  • Guide programs in interpreting outcomes to identify performance strengths, trends and areas in need of improvement; develop effective and targeted action plans.
  • Work with programs to evaluate success of action plans, making corrections as needed.
  • Analyze and present data to programs, facilitate discussion and provide technical assistance, training and workshops to help staff understand and use data to improve program performance.
  • Participate in program planning, including identifying resources when appropriate.
  • Develop plans, forms, desk guides and other supports as needed for new initiatives.
  • Maintain/update internal tracking tools.
  • Manage quarterly and annual ACS Outcomes, Process and Practice measures and data and assist with ACS Collaborative Quality Improvement (CoQI) responsibilities.
  • Comply with all federal, state and agency security and privacy policies intended to protect client confidentiality.
  • Attend LSSNY/ Children’s Services team meetings and trainings as needed or required.
  • Comply with Agency/Program Training Requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned based on needs of the program.

SUPERVISES:  N/A

EDUCATION

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, non-profit management, public policy or related field preferred; BA in these fields also will be considered.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in nonprofit management
  • Experience with NYC child welfare programs
  • Experience conducting qualitative and/or quantitative research

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Superior program/analysis capabilities; strong understanding of how decision-making can be supported by timely and reliable data.
  • Ability to review, analyze, interpret and succinctly summarize information from diverse sources including documents, focus groups and surveys.
  • Knowledge of ACS requirements and systems, including but not limited to OCFS Connections and PROMIS
  • Mastery of MS Office, especially MS Word and Excel; knowledge of MS Access and PowerPoint.
  • Basic computer/technical skills and internet usage.
  • Familiarity with statistical packages such as SPSS, Stata or R
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques for predictive analytics
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and capable of managing multiple tasks in fast paced environment.
  • Strong team player with ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (writing and speaking), including the ability to facilitate trainings.
  • Strong organizational skills, high degree of attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, multi-task and determine priorities.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Ely De La Cruz , with “QAQI” in the subject line. You may also reach out to her with any questions regarding this opening, Ely De La Cruz, Director of Preventative Services, EDeLaCruz@LSSNY.ORG [with “QAQI” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Recruiter/Home Finder - Children's Services

POSITION:                               Recruiter/Home Finder

REPORTS TO:                          Director of Permanency

CLASSIFICATION:                  Full-Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Recruiter – Home Finder is responsible for the recruitment, screening, training and maintenance of resource and adoptive parents.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recruit resource parents within assigned Community Districts
  • Conduct trainings and orientation sessions for prospective resource and adoptive parents
  • Assess resource parents’ abilities and motivations for becoming resource parents
  • Assess each applicant’s mental, emotional and physical ability to provide for the health, safety and welfare of children in foster care
  • Conduct home visits to assess and compile documents required to complete home studies, re-certifications, etc.
  • Process and monitor receipt of required certification and re-certification documents
  • Follow up with families to obtain any outstanding required documents
  • Prepare thorough home studies
  • Process applications, ensure all background clearances are conducted (i.e.: State Central Registry (SCR), Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), etc.)
  • Regularly enter all required information, data, etc. into CONNECTIONS System
  • Create and maintain resource parents/applicants records/files
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA
  • Attend required meetings and trainings (Administration for Children Services (ACS), Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), etc.)
  • Work on agency-wide projects as needed
  • Assist in the development of outreach materials
  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to maximize agency presence within communities
  • Create community linkages
  • Act as agency liaison with community organizations i.e.: Community Partnership Initiative
  • Certify and recertify homes within CONNECTIONS
  • Assist with replacing disrupted placements
  • Receive and process intake calls received from ACS and distribute to LSSNY Children’s Services staff
  • Create and maintain records of active and inactive resource parents
  • Verify compliance of foster homes with Federal, State and City Regulations
  • Perform other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency
  • On Call-24 hours

SUPERVISES:

  • Volunteers as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field

EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of two years’ documented relevant experience
  • MAPP Trained preferred

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Excellent judgment and discretion
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with consumers and co-workers
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Computer literacy
  • Knowledge of City and State Regulations a plus
  • Ability to manage time effectively, multi-task and determine priorities
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Resourceful
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • Ability to navigate through New York City using public transportation and/or valid New York State drivers license
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish), a plus

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

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Madeline Arciello, with “Home Finder” in the subject line. Madeline Arciello, Children’s Services Trainer, Marciello@lssny.org, [with “Home Finder” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Teacher's Aide – Early LIFE Center (181st Street, Manhattan)

POSITION:                               Teacher’s Aide – Early LIFE Center (181st Street, Manhattan)

REPORTS TO:                          Director of Early LIFE Center

CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Non-Exempt (Hourly)

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

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 students, clients or agency.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Sheila Hall, with “Teacher’s Aide” in the subject line. Sheila Hall, Early LIFE Site Director, Shall@lssny.org [with  “Teacher’s Aide” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Supervisor of Social Services – Residential

POSITION:  Supervisor of Social Services

REPORTS TO:  Director

CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  LSSNY’s 24-hour supportive housing program serves extremely vulnerable individuals, including people with histories of homelessness and/or mental illness. The Supervisor of Social Services provides leadership, supervision and training to on site social service staff.  The Supervisor of Social Services also serves as the liaison between residents and the Director.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides leadership, guidance and administrative supervision to social service staff.
  • Provides weekly one-on-one supervision for social services staff.
  • Conducts case conferences; resolves client issues.
  • Reviews service plans, program notes, and other client documentation to ensure comprehensiveness and compliance with funder, regulatory and LSSNY requirements. Signs off on final documents prior to filing in client charts.
  • Audits client records to ensure compliance with funder, regulatory and LSSNY requirements.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings.
  • Provides training to social services staff.
  • Provides ongoing feedback and annual job performance evaluations to case managers.
  • Supervises incident reporting; strategizes follow-up with social services team.
  • Conducts client assessment and crisis intervention.
  • Participates in client intake process, including selection and screening of residents.
  • Supervises interns assisting with social services work.
  • Prepares monthly reports (including statistics and other data) for program funding sources.
  • Assists Director with annual reports.
  • Approves time cards and changes in staff schedules; monitors attendance of social service staff.
  • Completes monthly calendar of events and schedules group activities.
  • Assists Director with Human Resource matters, including interviewing and hiring.
  • Coordinates with Administrative Assistant regarding office supply orders; may handle petty cash custodial duties and other administrative tasks if needed.
  • Serves as on-site liaison for clients.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with community resources.
  • Assists Director with other functions related to the program.
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission and values; upholds agency Code of Conduct and other policies and procedures.

SUPERVISES:

  • Case Managers
  • Interns

EDUCATION:

  • Licensed Master Social Worker

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years’ (minimum) experience as a supervisor in the field of social services.
  • Experience working with people with histories of substance abuse, HIV, homelessness and mental illness.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong leadership/team building/coaching skills.
  • Excellent clinical skills.
  • Strong writing and speaking skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills; highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong time management; able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Flexible; able to work some holidays and weekends.
  • Proficient in Internet Navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
  • Bilingual a plus, preferably in Spanish.

HOW TO APPLY 

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Rachel Bleecker, with “Supervisor of Social Services” in the subject line. Rachel Bleecker, Director of Muhlenberg Residence, Rupbin@lssny.org [with “Supervisor of Social Services” in the subject line]

—-LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer—-

Teacher's Aide – Early LIFE Center (Gates Ave.,Brooklyn)

POSITION:                               Teacher’s Aide – Early LIFE Center (Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)

REPORTS TO:                          Director of Early LIFE Center

CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Non-Exempt (Hourly)

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

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 students, clients or agency.

How To Apply

Please send all resumes and cover letters to the hiring supervisor, Lizette Singh, with “Teacher Aide” in the subject line. Lizette Singh, Early LIFE Site Director, Lsingh@lssny.org [with “Teacher Aide” 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.