Foster / Adoptive - Part Time (AFP702) Rahway, NJ 07065, USA Req #265 Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city's poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.
VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families - including veterans - experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth.
VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization's responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work.
Many of VOA-Greater New York's programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization's signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter "home" has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled
The Foster / Adoptive Consultant is responsible for the provision of in-home, family centered services to clients of the Parenting Skills Program. The Foster / Adoptive Consultant implements treatment services based on the concepts of the Common Sense Parenting curriculum.
The position requires a Masters degree in psychology, social work or other related field, and two years experience providing family counseling or behavioral treatment services. New Jersey clinical license (LSW, LCSW, LAC or LPC). Experience with in-home services or parent skills training is preferred.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES :
Initiate family assessments and develop Behavior Change Plans.
Conduct in-home family sessions with client families, teaching and reinforcing behavior change and behavior management skills. Utilizing the Teaching Family/Common Sense Parenting Curricula.
Provide 24-hour on-call coverage and telephone support for client families.
Complete all recording and reporting as required by funder and Volunteers of America.
Identify collateral agencies and community providers appropriate to the needs of client families; conduct outreach and referral services for client families.
Develop and conduct marketing plan with DYFS offices to assist in meeting level of services as per contract.
Collaborate with case manager on all matters pertinent to the treatment of client families.
Conduct and support data collection and Quality Assurance components and participate in all designated training and development opportunities.
CLOSING STATEMENT :
Volunteers of America offers a comprehensive benefits package to help protect you and your family, top-notch training opportunities, and an energetic and professional work environment.
Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.