Job Opening ID234
Location Forest Hills, NY
Work Experience 1-2years
The FT/R COS Case Planner is responsible for working with families who are on court-ordered supervision in order to improve safety for families, reduce the length of time families spend under COS, and reduce repeat maltreatment. FT/R Case Planners help strengthen families to promote healthy growth and development within the family.
· Visit families in their homes, at the agency, or in the community, as indicated by the Phase of Treatment — Initial, Baseline or Stabilization.
· Participate in all family court hearings, provide written court reports, and collaborate with the Family Service Unit (FSU) of the Division of Child Protection (DCP) and Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) in preparation for hearings; collaborate closely with FSU, FCLS regarding the progress of the family
· Participate in the ACS Child Safety Conferences (CSCs) and complete service intake for families under COS or at risk of COS.
· Submit a treatment plan to NYC ACS Family Service Unit (FSU) worker within 14 days of required CSC.
· Provide individual, family, and group level counseling to COS caseload; Maintain a caseload of no more than 8 COS cases at any time.
· Schedule mental health and/or substance use assessments
· Document all case activity with families and community providers use the N.Y.S. Connections system and N.Y.C. PROMIS system
· Assist clients with house, daycare issues, homemaking services, employment and educational opportunities
· Advocate for clients in their effort to secure services such as public assistance, health insurance, and help with immigration issues
· Provide quarterly, or as needed, court report to COS Supervisor for review
· Coordinate and maintain contact with workers at the Administration for Children’s Services
· Maintain contact with schools, mental health facilities, and other service providers
· Participate in staff meetings, Clinical Diagnostic Team meetings, in-service trainings, and outside trainings for professional development
· Assist in emergency situations as needed
· Responsible for ensure compliance with all agency policies, procedures and governmental regulations
· Other duties as required by supervisor
· Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, from an accredited college, in social work, psychology, criminal justice, counseling, or a related field
· At least two years of experience in case management, counseling and advocacy services, which may include field placement experience
· Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
· Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule
· Four weeks’ vacation
· Medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance
· Pension plan
· 401(k), 7% employer contribution + 2% match
· Tax-deferred health care/dependent care/commuter plans