WORKING WITH US
At The Jewish Board, we don’t just make a difference – we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that’s been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.
IF YOU JOIN US, YOU’LL HAVE THESE GREAT BENEFITS:
• Generous paid time off in addition to 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days
• Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans
• Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
• Free continuing education opportunities
• 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
• Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation
• 24/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program
• Life and disability insurance
• Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee
ABOUT THE JOB
The Family Team Conference (FTC Coordinator) schedules and tracks required conferences for programs and facilitates conferences that are not facilitated by ACS. The purpose is to assist the team to make quality decisions related to child safety, well-being and permanency. In addition, the facilitator provides support to program staff and families. FTC Coordinators work with multiple borough-based programs.
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Engage participants in non-ACS facilitated Family Team Conferences.
• Facilitate conferences to help participants reach consensus.
• Participate in debriefing meetings immediately folowing FTCs.
• Ensure all conference particpants sign Summary and Action Plan Following conferences.
• Coordinate with program staff and families the scheduling of FTCs and re-scheduling for missed and or cancelled meetings.
• Scheduling separagte conferences for suspected or known DV batters or victims.
• Identify whether a family hgas limited profiency, and make arrangements for Lanuguage Interpretation Services if necessary.
• Maintain a tracking log for requested and completed FTC facilitations.
• Float within designated borough to provide FTC facilitation services to multiple programs.
• Conduct FTCs according to ACS protocaol and FTC model.
• Review the family history in CONNECTIONS and hard case record prior to the FTC.
• Consult with Case Planner/Therapist about any unresolved questions and/or concerns after case review of the documentation prior to the FTC.
• Provide In-home and office FTC facilitation as necessary.
• Review and identify external child welfare resources and community linkages.
• Use conferences to model effective strategies for engagement, assessment and problem solving when appropriate.
• Attend agency and ACS trainings and meetings.
• Use knowledge of different types of FTCs and EBMs(e.g. high, medium, low) to make referral recommendations.
• Work collaboratively with team members on challenging issues to resolve barriers or to develop effective interventions.
• Utilize knowledge about ACS standards and protocol in helping team to arrive at safety, well-being and permanency decisions.
• Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED:
Master’s degree and License in Social Work, (LMSW, LCSW preferred) or Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) and a minimum of 18 months of experience with children and families preferably in a child welfare setting.
Master’s degree without a license with 5 years of work experience in a child welfare setting.
Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of work experience in a child welfare setting.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:
• Bilingual/Bicultural Spanish. Knowledge of motivational interviewing family systems theory, and/or trauma-informed care. Good, strengths-based engagement and facilitation skills, as well as strong organizational skills.
• Prior experience working with children and families using an evidence-based model
We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.