Children’s Aid and Family Services has the following job openings as of May 7, 2018
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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.
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 Day Habilitation Program (2/FT): To establish a therapeutic milieu and deliver effective services through positive behavioral supports and professionalism. To support adults with developmental disabilities in maintain 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. Requirements: A minimum of a high school diploma, bachelor’s degree preferred, prior experience working with the developmentally disabled population or individuals who are behaviorally challenged, valid NJ driver’s license with a good driving history, ability to work with individuals from a diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, ability to work effectively with clients, including intervention and relationship building skills.Hourly rate: $12 – $13 depending on experience and qualifications. The position is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Benefits include participation in Medical/Dental plans, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts, paid time off, paid sick time, and time and ½ on select holidays.
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Specialist, Adoption & Permanency – WWK (1/FT): To identify adoptive families for older children residing in the agency’s care/DCP&P to explore, facilitate and nurture adoptive and supportive lifetime connections for children referred as part of DCP&P’s select home process who are free for adoption. Will work directly with children to help them with adoption issues, involve them in the recruitment process, as well as pursue a variety of child-specific recruitment strategies. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: conducting comprehensive reviews of case records, facilitating recruitment team meetings and documenting individual recruitment plans, preparing/updating summaries and profiles of children participating in the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program, identifying significant adults to participate in the recruitment team, implementing plans for recruitment through media, recruiting potential adoptive families through various outreach, ensuring the completion of all required paperwork and attendance at meetings. Requires: MSW or relevant MA with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the area of child welfare or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of four years’ experience in child welfare, preferably foster care/adoption. Mileage reimbursement for business use of own vehicle. Salary: High $30s to Low $40s 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.
Live-In House Manager – Zoe’s Place II (1/FT): Is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the mother/child home. Serves as a supportive role model and plays a vital role on the team in assisting each resident to meet their full potential as an adult and parent. Responsibilities include; supervision of staff, ensuring that clients adhere to program guidelines, maintaining a safe and clean environment, responding to emergency situations and completing necessary paperwork. Requirements: Minimum of a high school diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred, prior experience working in a group home/independent/congregate care settings or similar experience required, strong communication skills – oral and written, excellent organization skills, good computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, NJ valid driver’s license and good driving history. Schedule Live –In Monday through Friday, Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.
Respite Worker, Live-in, Zoe’s Place I and II (3/PT): In the absence of the Live-In House Manager, will provide supervision to young women and their babies who are living in an independent living setting. Responsibilities include; ensuring that clients adhere to program guidelines, maintaining a safe and clean environment, responding to emergency situations and completing necessary paperwork. Requirements: Minimum of a high school diploma, prior experience working in a group home/independent living setting preferred. Schedule Friday 12:00 p.m. through Sunday 5:00 p.m. (53 hrs/wk.) every other weekend, $10 per hour.
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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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.