Children’s Aid and Family Services has the following job openings as of September 23, 2019
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- Chief Financial Officer – (1/FT): Is responsible for the direction and oversight of administrative services – Finance, Facilities, IT and purchasing. Works collaboratively with all senior executives responsible for program divisions and fundraising, provides timely and accurate analysis for of budgets, actual financial results and financial trends in order to assist the President & CEO with decision making. Ensures the prudent management of agency resources and liaises with Federal, State and County contract personnel to provide information and data regarding performance of agency contracts. Ensures that agency facilities meet the highest standards and ensures that technology responds to the needs of the organization and appropriate systems and controls are in place. Collaborates with the HR Administrator in regards to health and welfare, retirement plans and related communications. Requires: Undergraduate degree in the area of accounting, finance or business from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree and/or CPA designation preferred, minimum of 15 years or related experience and/or training and a minimum of 10 years senior management and supervisory experience, prior senior experience working with a non-profit environment and prior experience working with various departments and divisions in the State of New Jersey, strongly preferred, Up to date knowledge and experience with current computer, financial and accounting Microsoft Applications, excellent communication and organization skills, demonstrated financial expertise and strategic planning skills, the ability to develop and maintain relationships with diverse audiences, interface with staff, other senior management personnel and funding sources. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Behavior Specialist (PT positions): Teach staff to implement the behavior plans and strategies that are developed by the supervisor that support the needs of intellectual/developmentally disabled (I/DD) children and adults in the agency’s care. Specifically, review plans with staff, implement house goals such as activity charts for staff to follow, report the progress of the staff and clients to the supervisor at review meetings. Requires: Master’s level professional with appropriate experience, willing to consider bachelor’s level professional with a minimum of a two years’ experience providing services to children and adults with I/DD and utilizing ABA methodology. Must have a valid driver’s license and own vehicle for self-transportation to and from worksites. Flexibility to work evenings and/or weekends as needed. Salary commensurate with credentials and experience – Low $40s.
- Direct Support Professional – Adult and Children’s Services (FT, PT & Per Diem): To support individuals in maintaining their independence and empowering them to become integrated members of their communities. To establish a therapeutic milieu and deliver effective treatment services through positive behavioral supports and professionalism. Responsible for the care and supervisor of 4-6 individuals living in a community residence. Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma, two years working with individuals with developmental disabilities, good communication skills, and a valid driver’s license/good driving history. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree, experience working with the developmentally disabled. FT and PT (Shifts: 3pm – 11pm, 11pm – 9am and Sat & Sun 9am – 3pm) Hourly Rate $12-$13 per hour depending on schedule. Positions available in West Milford, Ringwood, Fair Lawn, Park Ridge, Clifton, Haskell, Hawthorne and Montvale. Homes opening is Bogota, Paramus and West Orange, NJ
- Support Coach – STRIVE (FT positions): The staff within our day program support adults with developmental disabilities in maintaining their independence and empowering them to become integrated members of their communities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to implementing behavior plans, providing an appropriate level of supervision, one-to-one personal care as needed, accompanying/transporting clients to appointments and into the community for recreational activities, teaching and reinforcing independent living skills, administering medication and working as a critical part of an interdisciplinary team. This position is Monday – Friday, 40hrs a week. 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Requires: Minimum of a High School diploma with prior experience working the developmentally disabled and/or behaviorally challenged individuals, preferred: Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience, valid state driver’s license and good driving history, good writing and communication skills, computer literacy, ability to effectively work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and races, ability to effectively work as a team member and implement positive behavioral supports. Hourly Rate: $11 – $13 per hour depending on credentials and experience.
- Individual Support Specialist – Tech 1 provider (multiple/PT positions): Completes the Child Adaptive Behavior Summary (CABS) with the individual’s parent/guardian, creates and develops the Individual Support Plan that will be implemented by the ISS Tech 2 Provider, provides 1 hour of weekly face-to-face supervision of the Tech 2 Provider with the individual, supervises individuals with developmental disabilities to ensure safety, provides personal care to the individual while in the home or community as needed (may include but is not limited to lifting, transferring, toileting, feeding, bathing, and dressing), transports and accompanies individuals on activities in the community if applicable, documents the daily behavior of the individual, special incidents, accidents and any other information that pertains to the care of the individual, assists and teaches the Tech 2 provider strategies to use with individuals in developmental areas, documents weekly progress notes and maintains communication with the individual’s Care Manager. Requires: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree preferred), prior experience (minimum 3 years) working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or challenging behaviors, valid driver’s license and good driving history, must be able to use of own vehicle for the transportation of clients as needed – mileage reimbursement available, good writing and communication skills, ability to effectively work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and races, ability to effectively work as a team member and implement positive behavioral supports, employee must successfully complete and demonstrate proficiency in all areas of required training. Hourly rate: $20 – $35 per hour dependent on experience and experience.
- Individual Support Specialist- Tech 2 provider (multiple positions/PT): The Individual Support Specialist implements the Individual Support Plan as developed by the supervisor. This staff member supervises individuals with developmental disabilities to ensure safety and provides personal care to the individual while in the home or community as needed. Specialist will teach the individuals skills such as toileting, bathing, brushing teeth, meal prepping, washing hands, social skill building, effective communication skills, etc. This is a part time position with varied hours. All specialists are responsible for coordinating their schedules with the families. These positions that serves both Bergen and Passaic counties. Requires: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree preferred), prior experience (minimum 3 years) working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or challenging behaviors, valid driver’s license and good driving history. Must be willing and able to use of own vehicle for the transportation of clients as needed – mileage reimbursement offered. Hourly Rate: $14 – $18 per hour dependent on credentials and experience.
- In-Home Respite Worker (multiple positons/PT): The In-Home Respite Worker is a Monday through Sunday position. All respite workers are responsible for coordinating their schedules with the families (5 hrs per week). Each respite worker is responsible for the care, safety, and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities in the caregiver’s home and/or community. The staff supervises and engages the individual in recreational activities that supports his/her constructive interests and abilities. The worker provides personal care to the individual while in the home/community. These position serves both Bergen and Passaic counties. Requires: Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma with prior experience working with individuals with special needs and/or challenging behaviors, good writing and communication skills, ability to effectively work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and races, ability to effectively work as a team member and implement positive behavioral supports, employee must successfully complete and demonstrate proficiency in all areas of required training. Hourly rate: $10 – $12 depending on qualification.
- After-School Respite Aide – STRIVE Respite Program (multiple PT positions): The after school respite aide counselors provide leadership and guidance to a group of 2-3 children with special needs and assists children with increasing their independence, experiencing community membership, increasing social skills, building peer relationships and increasing self-confidence while providing positive reinforcement or other behavioral interventions, as needed. The staff maintains constant supervision and provides physical assistance to children when necessary. Schedule is Monday – Friday, 17 ½ hours per week – either 2:30 – 6:00 pm or 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma with at least one year working with children/teens, must have the desire to work with special needs children and a willingness to learn different approaches and techniques, must have the physical ability to care for and engage children, ability to participate in all activities, which may include, running kneeling, lifting, climbing, sitting and standing for extended periods of time, must have the auditory, visual and physical ability to respond to critical incidents, maturity, good moral character and integrity. Prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or challenging behaviors preferred, strong communication skills – oral and written. Hourly rate: $11 – $12 depending on qualifications
- Summer Camp Aide (multiple seasonal positions): To support children with intellectual and development disabilities in maintain their independence and assist them in participating in summer camp activities. Responsibilities include: care, safety and supervision of youth, providing one-to-one assistance, participating in recreational activities, assist youth in the management of self-injurious behaviors and providing personal care, i.e. – toileting, dressing, feeding, lifting, transferring. Requires: Must be at least 18 years of age, high school diploma with prior experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD), good communication skills – oral and written, valid driver’s license and good driving history. Must complete pre-hire trainings and cooperate with licensing and Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Children and Family (DCF). Hourly rate $12-13 based on experience.
- Clinician (1/PT): To provide individual and group therapy to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Responsibilities include: providing weekly psychotherapy for each assigned client, both in and out of office settings, completes assessments, conducts mental status screenings, maintains case record documentation and forms in accordance with regulations and professional standards using an EHR system. Collaborates with a behavioral team, develops treatment goals that are achievable, specific and meet the their Individual Service Plan (ISP), attend all required trainings and participate in psychiatric consults as appropriate, must be available to participate in meetings related to caseload, in person or by phone. Requires: Master’s level professional with appropriate licensure – LCSW, LPC or MFT preferred, minimum of one year relevant experience, prior experience providing therapy to individuals with special needs preferred, strong clinical skills and a working knowledge of the DSM-5 required, excellent communication and organization skills, valid driver’s license/good driving history and computer literacy- Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Schedule: late afternoons to early evening, up to 10 hours per week. Flexibility in hours and days. Hourly rate commensurate with credentials and qualifications.
- Residential Manager- Disability Support Services, Adult Program (2/FT): Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the group home, assures proper ratio coverage of the home, supervises direct support professionals and ensures that each resident’s individual habilitation plans are being implemented and goals are achieved. Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent with three years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Valid driver’s license/good driving history, Preferred: BA degree in Social Services or related field, experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and prior supervisory experience; Strong problem solving and organizational skills; ability to physically care for residents and the home, which includes standing for long periods of time, bending, lifting/carrying (50 pounds), climbing, kneeling, crawling and participation in recreational activities; excellent communication skills – oral and written; ability to work unconventional schedules, work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood borne pathogens, possible exposure to violent and/or offensive behavior from residents. Salary: Low – Mid $40,000s, depending on experience and credentials
- Lead Support Coach – STRIVE, Adult Day Habilitation Program (1/FT): The Lead Support Coaches assist the Program Supervisor in providing direction and training to new and existing support coaches on the floor, assists support coaches with documentation, utilization of systems, etc. Assists the Program the Director in the absence of the Program Supervisor. Establishes a therapeutic milieu and deliver of effective services through positive behavioral supports and professionalism. Supports individuals in maintaining their independence and empowering them to become integrated members of their communities. Responsibilities also include; implementing behavioral plans, providing supervision and ensuring the safety of members, one-to-one personal care as needed, documentation of behaviors, incidents, activities, etc., assisting in the development and modifications of individual habilitation plans (IHP), administering medication, attending trainings and participating in supervision. Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma, at least 2 years of relevant experience, the care, compassion and patience to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, must complete all pre-hire and on-going training, valid driver’s license and good driving history, ability to work with individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Shift may be Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 3:30 pm or 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. depending on program needs. Hourly Rate: $14.00 per hour.
- Patient Navigator, The Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (1/FT): To provide a linkage to services and support to all Recovery Support Services programs. Works in collaboration with the Recovery Specialist to provide patients with a warm hand-off to appropriate treatment, case management and recovery services. This position has on-call responsibilities. Requires: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in health, psychology, counseling, social work or other behavioral health discipline with evidence of additional course work; Master’s preferred. Must be a licensed LSW/LCADC with a minimum of three (3) years working with individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorders, excellent organization and strong communication skills required, good computer skills – Microsoft applications, ability to engage and build a rapport with clients, bilingual Spanish highly preferred, use of own vehicle for self-transportation. Salary Mid $50’s to $60,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
- Recovery Specialist (Multiple Per-Diem positions): To engage individuals who have been reversed from an opioid overdose and provide non-clinical assistance and recovery supports while maintaining follow-up with these individuals. Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma and three (3) years of sobriety and experience in the principles of recovery that assist individuals to improve their health and wellness; preferred: Associate’s degree, must have the availability to work a 12-hour shift from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., valid driver’s license and uses of own vehicle for self-transportation.
- Baby-Sitters (Multiple positions/per-diem/substitute): To provide childcare and supervision to children whose parents are participating in agency workshop and training sessions. Requires: Minimum of 18 years of age, prior baby-sitting experience, patience and ability to physically care for children, which may require sitting and standing for long periods of time, squatting, kneeling, etc. Each cycle of parent workshops/trainings may be 7 to 14 sessions long. Schedules include: Mondays – Thursdays 5p.m. to 8pm – Bergen County: Englewood, Garfield, Lodi, Hackensack, Fair Lawn and Lyndhurst. Passaic County: Paterson 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Respite Worker, Zoe’s Place (Per Diem positions): To provide supervision/coverage to a mother/child home in the absence of the live-in house manager. Serves as a supportive role model and plays a vital role on the team assisting each resident in meeting their full potential. Responsibilities include: overseeing day-to-day daily operations of the home, encouraging a family environment, enforcing program rules and protocols, ensuring safety requirements are being adhered to, working with the mobility mentoring specialist and life coach as needed, and providing a supportive environment for residents and their children. Coverage is primarily on the weekends, may include overnights (sleeping in the home), vacations and/or during leaves. Requires: minimum of a high school diploma, relevant experience, strong communication skills – oral and written, driver’s license/good driving history, ability to build relationships and intervene appropriately as needed. Hourly Rate: $10
- Warm Line Worker, Bi-lingual Spanish (1/PT): To handle and respond to all programs (NJ ARCH and KinKonnect) and Warm Line calls, e-mails and inquiries. Translates handbooks, outreach, training materials, and web pages, as needed into Spanish. Researches information for website. Manages program’s lending library articles and Access database. Forwards data concerning the calls and e-mails to Program Evaluator for input into data collection systems. Requires a minimum of a high school diploma, AA/BA preferred, prior experience working with individuals over the phone, excellent interpersonal skills, Fluency in both English and Spanish (read, write and speak), knowledge of adoption issues highly preferred, and strong computer skills – Microsoft Office Applications. Hourly rate – $18 per hour, based on experience/qualifications, 3 days per week. Positon located in South Orange, NJ.
- Sr. Clinician, Pre/Post Adoption Counseling Services (1/FT): To provide therapeutic services for children and families in both field and office settings in Bergen, Essex and/or Passaic Counties. Treatment and program emphasis is to strengthen family functioning, stabilize placements, support permanence and minimize disruptions through psychotherapy, parent education, and advocacy for adoptive and relative placements. Clinicians utilize a strength-based, family-focused approach and address core adoption/kinship issues to address the effects of impermanence and support child and family well-being. Clinicians work with families prior to adoption or kinship finalization, as referred by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) as well as post finalization, as referred by the legal parent. Requires: Minimum of an LCSW, LPC, or MFT, experience with children and families preferred, experience with foster care and loss issues helpful, bilingual/Spanish preferred, valid driver’s license, good driving history and use of own car for self-transportation ( mileage reimbursement), ability to work respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds and display sensitivity to cultural diversity, ability to work effectively as a team member as well as independently in clinical capacity/self-management. Schedule: must be available to work flexible hours, including evenings as needed. Salary: Mid $50s. Will consider applicants with LSW/LAC and considerable experience, different salary scale will apply.
- Clinician, WISE Family Program (1/PT): To provide office based therapeutic services in a group setting. Responsibilities include: Co-facilitating group therapy, working with children with behavioral sexual problems and their caregivers. Maintains/updates client charts and required documentation, establishes a rapport with all participants, participates in supervision and team meetings/trainings as needed. Requires: Master’s level professional, appropriate licensure, prior experience clinical experience. Position based out of our South Orange, NJ office. Hourly rate: $25 Part 12 to 15 hours per week: Tuesday – Thursdays 4pm to 8pm
- Sr. Clinician, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program (1/FT): To provide a safe therapeutically supervised environment for visitation between child and non-custodial parent, as directed by the Division. Responsibilities include: counseling parents in their home or other designated site, helping them to develop/enhance their parenting skills, observing the parental and child interaction and offering recommendations and interventions to meet goals and permanency plans. Completes court and level of service reports, assessments of client progress and descriptions of interactions, maintains case records, pre and post evaluations, attends family and staff meetings, participates in reviews, updates and audits. Works collaboratively with internal and external partners and mains the NJ SPIRIT system/Citrix. Requires: LCSW, LPC, or MFT with experience providing clinical services to children and families, excellent communication skills – oral and written, strong engagement/development and intervention skills. Must have valid driver’s license and own vehicle for self-transportation. Salary: Mid $50s. Will consider applicants with LSW/LAC and considerable experience, different salary scale will apply.
Please submit your resumes and applications via
Mail: Children’s Aid Family Services
Attn: Human Resources
200 Robin Road Paramus, NJ 07652
Equal Opportunity Employer. Children’s Aid and Family Services values a diversified workforce and follows all relevant federal and state laws and requirements. Employees at this agency are selected under procedures which provide equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or national origin. Our primary goal is to assure that the agency’s staff are able to successfully fulfill the responsibilities of the position assigned. In doing so, we embrace a full commitment to affirmative action in the recruitment, selection, placement, training and promotion of minorities. This effort recognizes the fact that our client base is also diverse. An equal employment opportunity is afforded to qualified individuals with disabilities who, with reasonable accommodation, can perform the functions of their position. Staff will also be promoted and/or transferred in adherence with these values.
Applying for an Internal Position:
If you are a current employee and are interested in applying for any of the following positions, please review the attached internal application, have your current supervisor sign off and forward the completed application to Mya Martinez, Administrator, Human Resources (201-740-7070). This ensures that the process is fair and that all parties involved have a clear understanding of the protocol.
$200 Recruitment Referral Benefit:
An employee is eligible to receive a $100 bonus when a candidate referred for a position is hired and employed for a regular position of 21 or more hours/week. After the referred employee has completed six (6) months of employment, the referring employee will receive another $100 bonus. Rehires are not eligible.