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Children’s Aid and Family Services has the following job openings as of February 7, 2024
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE

  • Residential Manager (FT): To establish a therapeutic environment and deliver effective services through positive role-modeling and professionalism. The residential manager is responsible for the day-to-day functioning, supervision and management of the home. Responsibilities include ensuring the home has 24-hour coverage and supervision that is in line with ratio requirements, providing coverage to the home as needed, staff training and supervision, inter-facing with family/team members – internal and external stakeholders, completing reports, logs and ensuring all documentation is submitted in a timely basis.  Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent with three years’ experience working with children who are behaviorally challenging, BA degree in Social Services or related field preferred, experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and previous supervisory experience, strong problem solving and organization skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and valid NJ driver’s license/good driving history. Computer literacy required – Microsoft Applications: MS. Word, Outlook required. Salary: $52,600 – $54,600 based on size of group home/level of service, experience and credentials.
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist – Community Supports (1/PT): To increase independence and strength across all settings through occupation therapy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Responsibilities include: Provides habilitative or rehabilitative therapy in an individual or group setting, conducts physical and psychological assessments of clients and developing or following a treatment plan, assesses home and work environments of clients and deciding what adjustments are needed, advises on adaptive equipment to help clients with daily activities, develops physical rehabilitation programs to help clients regain lost skills, provides habilitation and strengthen current skills, educates caregivers and family members of clients on patient care, evaluates results and progress of occupational therapy on clients, maintains professional knowledge and the technical progress in order to provide clients with the best treatment program available, complies with federal, state, and local certification requirements, and evaluates patient condition regarding physical and basic mental health. Requires: A Master’s degree in occupational therapy from a university certified by the ACOTE (Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education) or AOTA (American -Occupational Therapy Association), certified by the National Board for Certification, compliant with state regulatory requirements under the N.J.A.C. 13:344K, possess up-to-date knowledge of treatment practices and physical therapy programs, excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to take care of clients with different personalities, comfortable using a computer for various tasks, valid driver’s license in the state of NJ and good driving history, good writing and communication skills, and the ability to effectively work with people of diverse cultural racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Part Time 12 – 20 hours per week. Hourly Rate: $30 – $35 based on experience and credentials.
  • Support Coach – STRIVE (Full Time):To support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in maintaining their independence and empowering them to become integrated members of their communities. Responsibilities include: Implementing behavior plans, providing an appropriate level of supervision, providing 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, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Requires: A minimum of a High School diploma with prior experience working with individuals who are developmentally disabled and/or behaviorally challenged. Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience preferred, 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, and the ability to implement positive behavioral supports. Hourly Rate: $18.00 – $20.50 per hour depending on credentials and experience.
  • Licensed Physical Therapist – Community Supports (Per Diem): To increase independence and strength across all settings through physical therapy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The physical therapist will provide habilitative or rehabilitative therapy in an individual or group setting, conduct client assessments, provide education, develop individual treatment and personalized fitness-oriented healthcare programs, and liaise with family members and other healthcare professionals to learn and help improve client’s physical condition. Requires: Master’s degree in physical therapy from an accredited educational institution, passed the National Physical Therapist Examination (NPTE), completion of an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)-accredited residency program, compliant with state regulatory requirements, a valid license to practice physical therapy, possess up-to-date knowledge of treatment practices, ability to write reports and correspondence at a professional level, and good computer skills. Must have valid driver’s license in the state of NJ and good driving history. Schedule: 12 – 19 hours per week. Hourly Rate: $40 – $50 based on experience and credentials.
  • Licensed Speech Pathologist – Community Supports (Per Diem): To increase and strengthen methods of communication through various speech therapy modalities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Speech Pathologist will provide habilitative or rehabilitative therapy, perform client assessments, develop treatment plans and monitor progress. Will educate clients and their families on speech disorders and available therapies.  Requires: Master’s degree in speech therapy or speech-language pathology, accredited by either the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or the Accreditation Council for Audiology Education of the American Academy of Audiology, relevant license and certification, sound understanding of speech-related disorders and treatments, compliant with state regulatory requirements, a valid license to practice speech-language pathology, possess up-to-date knowledge of treatment practices, ability to write reports and correspondence at a professional level, good computer skills, good writing and communication skills, valid driver’s license in the state of NJ and good driving history. Per Diem: 12 – 19 hours per week. Hourly Rate: $40 -$50 based on experience and credentials.
  • Behavior Technician (Per Diem):To teach staff to implement behavior plans and strategies that are developed by the BCBA to support the needs of intellectual/developmentally disabled (I/DD) adults in the agency’s care. Teach residents communication, social and daily living skills and provide weekly and monthly summaries to the Residential Manager and BCBA.  Will also train staff on data collection.  Requires: 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, Master level preferred.  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.  12 – 18 hours per week, hourly rate $28 – $30 per hour.
  • Behavior Technician [BT] or Registered Behavior Technician [RBT] (Per Diem): To provide in-home and in-community Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services for children with autism, under the guidance of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma, bachelor’s degree preferred, relevant experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, an individual who is experienced, comfortable and patient with children and families where behavioral health or developmental disabilities with a variety of mental health challenges, good writing and communication skills, valid driver’s license/good driving history, must successfully complete and demonstrate proficiency in all areas of required training. Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) requires the completion of such credential.  Hourly rate: BT (HS) level $22, BT (BA Level) $28; RBT: $30
  • Individual Support Specialist – Tech 1 provider (Per Diem): Completes the Child Adaptive Behavior Summary (CABS) with the individual’s parent/guardian, creates and develops am Individual Support Plan that will be implemented by the ISS Tech 2 Provider, assists and teaches the Tech 2 provider strategies to use with individuals in developmental areas, provides 1 hour of weekly face-to-face supervision of the Tech 2 Provider, 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 as a team member and implement positive behavioral supports, employee must successfully complete and demonstrate proficiency in all areas of required training.  Hourly rate: $35 per hour dependent on experience and experience.
  • Individual Support Specialist- Tech 2 provider (multiple positions/PT):Implements the Individual Support Plan as developed by the supervisor, 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. 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.
  • Direct Support Professional – (FT, PT & Per Diem):To support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in maintaining their independence and empowering them to become integrated members of their communities. Responsible for the care and supervision of 4-6 individuals living in a group home setting. Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma, prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred, good communication skills, and a valid driver’s license/good driving history. Full Time Shifts: 9am – 3pm: $19.50 per hour, 3pm – 11pm: $19.00 per hour, 11pm – 9am: $18.00 per hour and Sat & Sun exclusively 9am – 3pm: $20.50 per hour.
  • Specialist, Recruitment (Wendy’s Wonderful Kids): To identify individuals and/or families for older children, adolescents and young adults currently residing in placement through the Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P). The goal is to develop lifelong connections.  Adoption is always a possibility if deemed appropriate.Conducts a comprehensive case review of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) case records of each of the children/teens or young adults to identify important connections and people to engage in the recruitment process.

    Meets individually with each assigned child/teen/young adult at least once each month to prepare them for permanency and to involve them directly in the recruitment discussions and planning.

    Documents all conversations and meetings on behalf of child, teen or young adult (this includes individual recruitment plans).

    Implements individual recruitment plans for each child/teen/young adult.

    Helps prospective individuals and/or families understand the emotional benefit of lifelong connections and permanency for older children/teens/young adults

    Includes DCP&P case managers in all planning activities and works cooperatively with DCP&P staff

    Works closely with child/teen/young adult on reconnecting with adults who provide safety, comfort and connection.

    Consistently follows-up with potential individuals/families from inquiry to connection.

    Serves as the individual/family’s point of contact throughout the process.

    Prepares bi-annual reports, attends meetings and trainings prescribed by the grant and consults with personnel of the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.

    Prepares monthly reports documenting all recruitment activities.

    Prepares monthly reports for each adolescent receiving services and outcome chart for youth permanency program.

    Ability to conduct outreach presentations for DCP&P staff.

  • Peer Navigator, (NJP2P)The Peer-to-Peer Navigators (P2PN) are young adults who have lived experiences with the foster care system and will serve as credible messengers to youth who are currently involved with the child welfare system.  As a credible messenger, P2P Navigators will connect, empower, guide, and engage youth how to handle challenges they may face while navigating the foster care system. As a P2P Navigator, they will harness the strengths of the youth to create a supportive relationship and mentor them to learn to advocate for themselves, build supportive social networks and professional relationships to achieve their own goals.
  • Clinician – WISE Families Program

    Function: To provide therapeutic services to the youth and families in the WISE Families Program.

    Provides weekly individual and group therapy for youth with sexual behavior problems following the Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive Behavior Treatment (PSB-CBT) evidence based curriculum;

    Provides group therapy for parents or caregivers of program youth;

    Provides individual and family therapy for parents or caregivers, as specified in each family’s treatment plan;

    Opens clinical case record for new clients; conducts initial screening and completes other documentation, electronic health record, CareLogic;

    Responsible for case record keeping and documentation for clinical files including developing treatment goals that are achievable, specific and meet COA practices

    Conducts program specific assessments for each youth and caregiver at intake and discharge.

    Participates in regular individual and group supervision, and case consultation as needed;

    Participates in collateral contacts for families, including schools and other mental health agencies.

    Communicates with the Division of Child Permanency & Protection (DCP&P) and Care Management Organizations (CMO) and Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center and provides progress evaluations as needed;

    Participate in monthly Multi-disciplinary Team meetings coordinated by Wynona’s House Child Advocacy Center.

    Is available for evening and/or weekend appointments to accommodate children and families;

    Participation in Problematic Sexual Behavior- Cognitive Behavior Training and all other related trainings

  • Transportation Aide – TSVP (1/PT): To transport children and/or their families to counseling sessions or to family visits, escorts clinicians in the field when deemed necessary, follows the agency standards for vehicle use, completes all paperwork and ensures completion of maintenance for agency vehicle, reports any issues with the agency vehicle that may need repair or evaluation. Requires: NJ Valid driver’s license, good driving history, a minimum of 2 years driving experience, ability to be prompt and reliable, ability to work a flexible work schedule, the ability to work people of diverse cultural backgrounds/races and non-traditional families, ability to relate positively to children that may have emotional/behavioral challenges. Hourly rate $17 – $20
  • Clinician – Therapeutic Supervised Visitation (Full Time):To provide a safe therapeutically supervised environment for visitation between child and non-custodial parent. The clinician will provide counseling to parents in-home or in the community, provide interventions to improve parenting skills toward a goal of reunification, provide DCP&P with necessary court reports, assessments of client progress and descriptions of parent/child interactions, testifies in court, maintains NJ SPIRIT system, participates in family team meetings, reviews and audits as needed. Requires: a minimum of an MSW or MA with appropriate licensure with relevant experience, LCSW or LPC preferred excellent communication skills, ability to work with diverse populations, strong engagement, and relationship development and interventions skills.  Must have a driver’s license and use of own vehicle for self-transportation to see clients and attend meetings. Salary: Low $50s – $62,000 based on credentials and experience.
  • Clinical Program Coordinator, Peer to Peer (Full Time):To provide oversight of the day-to-day operations of an innovative program that looks to empower young adults ages 14 -21 years of age who are involved in the child welfare system. The Program coordinator will promote the program, recruit participants, match participants to peer navigators, collaborate with external community partners, ensure the timely completion of all program requirements and provide staff supervision and clinical oversight. Requires: MSW or MA with appropriate licensure, experience with the child welfare system in the area of navigating the educational, employment and housing systems, ability to engage and connect with youth/young adults currently involved in the child welfare system, must be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity, good computer skills, excellent communication skills, willingness to build leadership skills, the ability to multi-task and set priorities, ability to evaluate/interpret information and make independent decisions, valid driver’s license and the use of own vehicle for self-transportation. Salary: $60,000 with full benefits
  • BC4S Scheduling Coordinator/Support Staff (FT): The Scheduling Coordinator will provide general support and be responsible for coordinating inquiries with the BC4S Hub Director to ensure tiered services are provided accordingly. Answers general and new participant inquires, receives, and communicates with potential participants, supporting them with the scheduling/application process, which can include paperwork and facilitating. Schedules NJ4S prevention services with participants. Assists with scheduling and hosting NJ4S Advisory Group meetings. Assists with data collection and reporting as necessary. Coordinates and schedules NJ4S staff meetings. Participates in trainings as required. Perform other duties as assigned by the NJ4S Hub Assistant Director. Salary range $45,000 – $47,000.
  • BC4S Prevention Consultant (FT): In partnership with youth, families, schools, and communities, implements evidence-based and evidence-informed prevention programs and services for all Bergen County school districts to promote mental health wellness. Collaborates with consultants, school districts, and community service providers to facilitate training, workshops, assemblies, etc. Assists in the programmatic data collection, reporting, continuous quality improvement processes and evaluation of services to target population. Provides ongoing input on hub design areas of focus, supportive community resources, etc. Assists in planning programs in schools and communities. Maintains active, constructive relationships with collaborative partners, funding sources, school administration and faculty, community groups, service providers, and other relevant agencies. Maintains current knowledge of evidence-based prevention programming and implements evidence-based prevention services and curricula with fidelity. Participates in relevant state and community meetings to promote program awareness; Other duties as assigned. Salary range $47,000 – $51,000.
  • BC4S Licensed Clinician (FT): Under the supervision of the BC4S Assistant Director, the Licensed Clinician will administer clinical services, student assessments and provision of brief clinical interventions serving children in Bergen County’s school districts. Expected to provide clinical services both in person and through telehealth to students. Services provided will include screening, brief interventions, facilitating treatment referrals, school consultation and making necessary referrals to community supports as needed/identified. Provides individual and/or group counseling to students along with supportive consultations to their families, facilitate treatment referrals, as necessary, to treatment resources in the community. Understands continuum of mental health services, referring students and family to an appropriate level of care in coordination with their supervisor (such as: substance treatment services and/or IOP/PHP/In-Patient). Develops and maintains partnerships and collaborations with school districts and community resources and 14 ensure program availability, opportunities and successes are marketed to promote program sustainability. Other duties as assigned. Salary range $60,000 – $65,000.
  • BC4S Supervising Prevention Consultant (FT): To plan and implement programs in schools and communities, as well as forming alliances with organizations that have similar or allied goals, such as, school boards, local law enforcement, healthcare providers, community centers and service providers. Coordinates the scheduling of services, ensuring that programs are offered equitably to Bergen County school districts. Responsible for planning, coordinating and scheduling programs in schools and communities. Establishes alliances with organizations, which have similar or allied goals, such as, school board, local law enforcement, healthcare providers, community centers and service providers. Serves as a customer service role model to ensure a positive relationship in interactions with all participants, applying schools and community. Supervises a team of prevention consultants who will provide trainings and workshops to community and youth. Implements evidence-based prevention services and curricula with fidelity. Maintains active, constructive relationships with a broad range of local and statewide organizations including  collaborative partners, funding sources, elected officials, community groups, service providers, government offices and other relevant agencies; Represents the agency at local, regional and statewide meetings. Responds to phone calls for information and/or assistance; assists visitors in obtaining materials and other resources as needed. Supervises Prevention Consultants, leading the Hubs’ programmatic data collection, reporting, continuous quality improvement processes and evaluation of services to target population. Provides agency and staff training as needed. Participates in professional development programs. Other duties, as assigned. Salary range $55,000 – $64,500.
  • Prevention Specialist/Coordinator (1/FT): To provide education, guidance and support through the implementation of programs, coalition building and environmental strategies primarily with families and older adults in Passaic County to reduce the prevalence of substance abuse among youth and adults.  This position will support The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources’ role in the community as the first choice for alcohol, tobacco and other drug information, referral services, and prevention programming in Bergen and Passaic County. Coordinates and implements evidence-based prevention programs with older adults, parents, families and in schools primarily in Passaic County and ensures that funding requirements are met.  Responsibilities include: Documenting delivery of programs, inputting data into computerized collection systems, identifies outcomes, and generates written reports as required, maintaining existing and develops additional relationships with community partners through participation in local and county meetings; representing the agency at local, regional and statewide meetings, responding to phone calls for information and/or assistance; assists visitors in obtaining materials and other resources as needed, investigating new materials for agency for youth and adults; makes proposals of new programs and designs “special presentations” as the need arises, such as programs for high school youth, assisting with the maintenance of agency’s ATOD Resource Center; maintains inventory of materials and expands current resources; monitors, records, and responds to requests for information and materials and participating in professional development programs. Requires: Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to education, community health, or substance abuse prevention, bilingual/Spanish preferred, experience working in the community and building collaborations, strong interpersonal and facilitation skills, excellent organization skills and attention to detail, ability to work some nights and occasional weekends, use of a vehicle for self-transportation, ability to work well independently and with others as part of a team, excellent communication skills – oral and written, proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Zoom, and other virtual communication platforms. Salary – $42,000 – $43,500 depending on credentials and experience.
  • Patient Navigator, Recovery Support Services (1/FT): To provide a linkage to services and support to all Recovery Support Services programs. Works in collaboration with the Recovery Specialists to provide patients with a warm hand-off to appropriate treatment, case management and recovery services. Requires: a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in health, psychology, counseling, social work, education or other behavioral health discipline with evidence of addiction coursework; Masters/LCADC preferred; must have the ability to be on-call when coverage is needed, a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with high need individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorders, excellent organization, and communication skills – oral and written, ability to engage and build a strong rapport with clients; bilingual Spanish preferred, valid driver’s license and use of own vehicle for self-transportation, good computer skills – Microsoft Office Applications, knowledge of and sensitivity to cultural diversity issues, ability to effectively work as a member of a team, ability to effectively work with people of diverse, cultural, economic, racial, religious backgrounds, sexual and gender orientation. Salary: Mid – high $50’s depending on experience and credentials.
  • Recovery Specialist (Full Time and 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. FT/Recovery Specialist, STAR program – Salary: $42,000 and Per Diem rates: $15 per hour – Training, $75 – on-call and $125 for deployments to hospitals (divided into 2 payments of $62.50, based on the submission of documentation).

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Fax: 201-634-3672

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.

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