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Children’s Aid and Family Services has the following job openings as of February 15, 2023
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- Administrator of Residential Support, Disability Support Services
Function: To provide leadership and oversight to group homes serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This position will help to drive the culture of our growing agency and support group home managers and directors in the fulfillment of our commitment to help those we serve to have richer, fuller lives. The Administrator will ensure compliance with policies, standards, and practices for all community based programs; conduct regular audits, and make recommendations. Additionally, they will help hire and train the management team.
Requires: At least three (3) years of administrative and program experience is required. Extensive experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Salary: 85,000 with full benefits
- Assistant Residential Manager – Disability Support Services (FT): To establish a therapeutic milieu and deliver effective services through positive role-modeling and professionalism. The assistant residential manager is responsible for supporting the residential manager with the day-to-day functioning, supervision, and management of the group home, which includes ensuring that all group home responsibilities are completed satisfactorily and on a timely basis. Requires: High School Diploma or equivalent with 3 years of experience working with children/adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, valid driver’s license/good driving history the ability to successfully pass all back ground clearances. Hourly rate: $21.50, Scheduled days depend on the home, 3pm – 11pm/40 hours per week.
- Quality Assurance Auditor (1/FT): To conduct audits of each program, which includes, but is not limited to: client files, Behavior Support Plans (BSPs), Individualized Service Plans (ISPs), Medical Administration Records (MAR), medical scripts, client notes via Care Logic, agency policies, as well as licensing requirements, etc., communicates program performance and compliance through documented reporting and elevate systemic issues and trends to the respective Residential Manager, Director, and/or Administrator, maintains an accurate paper and electronic filing system for audits conducted, assists in establishing methods to improve efficiency, reduce risks, address quality of services issues, and to reduce the vulnerability of fraud, abuse and waste, reports weekly to the Director of Training and Quality Assurance for supervision and to provide updates, findings, issues and monitor goals, ensures each program is in compliance with Disability Support Services Policy and Procedure Manual and licensing requirements set forth by both the Department of Children and Families (DCF), Children’s System of Care (CSOC) as well as the Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), performs unannounced quality assurance checks of programs, citing staff shortages, life/safety and facility concerns, as well as speaking with staff about their knowledge of regulations, protocols, etc., provides necessary audit information and documents during annual licensing, Council on Accreditation (COA), as well as in the event of a Medicaid audit, participate in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) through committee membership. Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma and five years of group home experience. Bachelor’s preferred and related experience preferred, strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, strong problem solving, organizational skills, and attention to detail, excellent communication skills – oral and written. Hourly rate: $24.72 per hour.
- Residential Manager (FT): To establish a therapeutic milieu 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.
- Transportation Aide –STRIVE (1/PT): To transport individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or their families to counseling sessions or to visits, escorts clinicians in the field when 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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).
- Child Monitor – School & Families Programs (Per Diem): To monitor children whose parents are participating in agency workshops and training sessions. Requires: Minimum of 18 years of age, prior baby-sitting experience preferred, 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. Hourly rate: $15 per hour
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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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