Children’s Aid and Family Services has the following job openings as of Oct 24, 2018
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- After-School 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.
- In-Home Respite Worker (multiple positons/PT): The In-Home Respite Worker is a Monday through Friday position. The Weekend Respite Worker is weekend only i.e. Friday evening through Sunday evening. Each respite worker is responsible for care, safety, and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities in the caregiver’s home. The staff supervises and engages the individual in recreational activities that support his/her constructive interests and abilities. The worker provides personal care to the individual while in the home as. All respite workers are responsible for coordinating their schedules with the families. These positions that serves both Bergen and Passaic counties. Requires: Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma with prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or challenging behaviors, valid driver’s license and good driving history, 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 qualifications.
- 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.
- Behavior Specialist, Intensive In-Home Support Program (1/PT): Is responsible for the supervision of bachelor’s level Behavior Specialist, Behavior Support Staff in an intensive in-home program which provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, completes functional behavior assessments, develops treatment plans, and records client information in an electronic health records (EHR) system. Requires: Master’s level professional with a BCBA credential. Part Time position – up to 10 hours per week, flexibility to offer evenings and weekends as needed. Must have a valid driver’s license and own vehicle for self-transportation to and from worksites. Hourly rate commensurate with qualification 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.
- Direct Support Professional – Adult and Children’s Services (FT, PT & Sub/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 Overnight 11pm – 9am positions also available. Adult Services- Hourly Rate $10-$11 per hour, depending on qualifications.Children’s Services – Hourly Rate $10-12 per hour, depending on qualifications.
- 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.
- Residential Manager- Disability Support Services, Adult Program (1/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: Mid – High $30s depending on experience and credentials
Senior Staff Accountant (1/FT): To prepare various financial reports/calculations, handle bank reconciliations and analyses. Responsibilities include: Recording deferred income for the DCP&P and reconciling accounts, records codes and posts deposits, interest and cash receipts in Great Plains and Excel, applies cash receipts to appropriate account receivables and monitors accounts for past due balances, prepares bank reconciliations, prepares monthly foster care payments and clothing amount calculations, distributes financial statements and assist with audits the annual budget. Ensures bank deposits are made daily and processes manual credit card payments. Requires: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business with a minimum of two years’ experience of related experience, Excellent computer skills – MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Great Plains experience (preferred), must be willing to assist with other functions as assigned. Salary: Mid $40s to $50,000 depending on credentials and experience.
Prevention Specialist/Educator (1/FT): To implement evidence based substance abuse prevention and education curriculums aims at reducing substance use and abuse among youth, adults, and families living in Bergen County, in both school and community settings. Will assist the Bergen County Prevention Coalition with activities that will promote environmental change around substance use. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: facilitating school, family and community based programs, preparing materials for programs and presentations, maintaining good relationship with community partners and funders, and keeping detailed records and reports. Some evenings and occasional weekends are required. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in public health, sociology, psychology, education or related field, bilingual/Spanish preferred, well organized, excellent communication skills – oral and written, ability to work with individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, strong facilitation & classroom management skills. Use of own vehicle for self-transportation. Mileage reimbursement for business use of vehicle. Salary High $30s
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.
Recovery Specialist (Multiple Per-Diem): 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.
Coalition Coordinator/Prevention Specialist (1/FT position): To provide guidance and support to the Garfield Prevention Coalition (GPC) through the building and the implementation of evidence-based, environmental prevention strategies to reduce the prevalence of underage drinking and substance abuse in the Garfield community. The coalition coordinator’s activities support The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources’ (TCADR) role in the community as the first choice for alcohol, tobacco and other drug information, referral services, and prevention programming in Bergen County. Requires: Bachelor’s degree in communications, sociology, psychology or related field and a minimum of 50 hours towards certification as a Prevention Specialist required, Master’s degree in related field preferred, minimum three years’ experience in an organization providing community collaboration, education, and prevention services including environmental change strategies; bilingual/Spanish a must – Must be able to speak, read and write fluently; excellent organization and communication skills – oral & written, ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultural/economic/racial/religious backgrounds, sexual and gender orientation, ability to design and coordinate special events and marketing campaigns, and computer literacy essential – Microsoft applications. Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.
Prevention Specialist/Educator (1/FT entry level positon): To implement evidence based substance abuse prevention and education curriculums aimed at reducing substance use and abuse among youth, adults and families living in Bergen County in school and community settings. Will assist the Bergen County Prevention Coalition with activities that will promote environmental change around substance use. Responsibilities include: facilitating school, community and family based programs, preparing materials for programs and presentations and maintain good relationships with community partners and maintain good records and completing reports. Requires: a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public health, sociology, psychology or other related field, bilingual/Spanish preferred, well organized, excellent written and communication skills, ability to work with a diverse population, strong classroom management skills, and use of own vehicle for self-transportation. Some evenings and occasional weekends required. Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.
Child Care Professional – Zoe’s Place II (2/PT): To maintain a safe, nurturing, stimulating and clean environment for the children residing at Zoe’s Place. Responsible for up to 5, ages may range from 2 months to 4 years old. Requirements: Minimum of a high school diploma, prior experience caring for infants and toddlers, patient, warm and comforting demeanor. Schedule: Monday – Friday, hours to be discussed during interview – may be as early as 7:00 a.m. Hourly rate: $11.25.
Warm Line Worker, Bi-lingual Spanish (PT/1): To handle and respond to all program (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 – $15 – $18 per hour, 3 days per week. Positon located in South Orange, NJ.
Clinician, Family Counseling Center (Per Diem Positions): To provide office based therapeutic services – individual, couples, family, and group – to clients, according to professional and agency standards and within the purview established by professional licensure. Requires: MSW/LSW or MA/LAC, strong clinical and intervention skills, prior experience providing clinical services. Preferred: LCSW, LPC or MFT. Hourly Rate: LSW/LAC $35 per hour or LCSW/LPC: $41 per hour. Position based in Fair Lawn, NJ.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst – BCBA (1/PT): To design, implement, and teach staff to implement behavior observation systems, training/support plans, and positive behavior intervention guidelines. In conjunction with behaviorists, develop programs appropriate to the current and future needs of the residents. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervision of behavior specialist, approving individual support plans and functional behavior assessments, supervises the collection, summarization and analysis of data related to individual educational habilitation plans, participates in team meetings, conducts treatment integrity checks on behavioral specialist performance, provides trainings to staff as needed, provides feedback to the program and completes all DHS trainings. Requires: BCBA with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder or Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, strong communication skills – oral & written, experience working with Functional Behavior Assessment and writing Behavior Support Plans. Hourly rate commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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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.