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Employment Opportunities

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for:
Director of Clinical Services

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, (NYSPCC) is accepting applications for the Director of Clinical Services.  This senior level position, reporting to the Executive Director, is responsible for directing all clinical services for children and families. This includes the Trauma Recovery Program and the Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program. The Trauma Recovery Program provides long-term therapeutic services to children and families who have experienced child abuse, neglect, and other traumas, utilizing various trauma-informed modalities (TF-CBT, Art therapy, ARC model.)  The Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program is designed to empower parents, who are court-ordered and considered high-risk, to improve their parenting skills and strengthen relationships with their children.  The Director of Clinical Services will also oversee the Crisis Debriefing Program that supports child welfare staff in the aftermath of child fatalities or other critical incidents, and the Safe Touches Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs.

The Director is responsible for ensuring quality clinical mental health services; integrating various trauma-informed modalities into practice; and for providing direct supervision for the Manager of the Trauma Recovery Program and the Manager of the SVP Program. This position also is a member of the Senior Management Team, and as such, collaborates with the Research, Training and Development departments regularly to further agency goals. This position provides training to outside constituencies and participates in various state and national committees as needed.

The Director also oversees all protocol development and compliance, curriculum development, grants management, and ensuring proper administration of evaluation tools.

An LCSW, an LCSW with PhD, or a PsyD, with New York State license is required, as is extensive training and experience in providing trauma and grief counseling to children and families. A minimum of fifteen years of direct clinical supervisory experience in the child welfare field is required, as is experience in individual, group and family therapy. Strong assessment skills and experience with integrating research into practice is required. Familiarity and experience working with clients that have experienced domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, substance abuse and mental illness is required. Excellent writing and communication skills and computer competency required. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) skills are a plus.

The salary for this position is $95K, commensurate with experience.  The regular hours for the position are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10-6; Thursday 11-8; and Fridays, 10-5, with occasional weekend hours. Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan with match, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

Please send your resume, cover letter and clinical writing sample to Sandra Singh, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY  10038 or     e-mail to ssingh@nyspcc.org.

Development & Communications Coordinator

The Development & Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Development office with all administrative duties required to successfully reach fundraising goals each fiscal year. This includes preparation and mailing of all donor communications, database administration, special events coordination and execution, prospect research and identification, file maintenance, and volunteer organization.

This position is also responsible for drafting content for website updates, social media outreach and communications, and other communications duties as directed by the Director of Development & Communications and the Executive Director.

Through these efforts the Development & Communications Coordinator helps the Director of Development and the Development Officer for Institutional Giving to achieve the annual fundraising and communications goals for the agency.

The successful candidate will have one to three years of experience in development, preferably in the social services arena. Bachelor’s Degree is required. Superior analytical skills. Computer proficiency required. Familiarity with fundraising database programs is preferred, as well as familiarity with an online content management system, like WordPress. Demonstrated success/proven record with developing relationships with current and prospective funders.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; also outstanding attention to detail and deadlines. Exhibit calm, helpful, kindly and courteous demeanor toward all staff, donors, and public.

Salary: Up to $45K, commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, or know of anyone who may be interested, please email your resume, cover letter and writing sample to Megan Santosusso at The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or info@nyspcc.org

Program Manager, Therapeutic Visitation Program

The Program Manager of the Therapeutic Visitation Program is responsible for the oversight of the daily/weekend operations of all therapeutic visitation services of the NYSPCC. This includes the direct supervision of clinical staff providing therapeutic visitation/transfers and other therapeutic services or workshops that occur within the program.

Responsibilities include: training and supervising staff as well as developing and implementing program protocols and procedures, ensuring timely submission of all reports needed for client services and grant reports.  This position also assists the Director of Clinical Services with the successful execution of all funding contracts for the program and preparing grant reports as needed. This position carries a caseload of NYSPCC clients for both the Therapeutic Visitation Program and Trauma Recovery Program when needed.  This position reports to the Director of Clinical Services.  Weekend and evening hours required. The schedule for this position is Wednesday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

LCSW with licensure or Masters Degree in related field with licensure required. Social work experience with families, children and preferably knowledge of the court and legal system.   Familiarity and experience working with clients that have experienced domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, substance abuse and mental illness is required. Must have a minimum of five years clinical and supervisory experience including: hiring, training, and supervising staff; Excellent writing and communication skills required. Computer competency required. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

Salary: $80,000 per annum.

Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, or know of anyone who may be interested, please email your resume, cover letter and writing sample to Benoit Chery at The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or bchery@nyspcc.org

Therapeutic Visitation Clinician(s) – Part-time (Bilingual – English/Spanish) 

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for Part-time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Therapeutic Visitation Clinician(s). Candidates interested in joining The NYSPCC team can apply for either the Saturday or Sunday schedule (1 day a week) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or for both the Saturday and Sunday schedule (2 days a week) from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The Therapeutic Visitation Clinician(s) will provide therapeutic supervised visitation between non-custodial parents and children involved with Child Protective Services, in foster care placement, or whose families are involved in custody and visitation disputes. Responsibilities include: writing reports for ACS and the court; conducting intake interviews; counseling parents around issues of parenting, access, and visitation; and making referrals for appropriate services. Experience with families involving domestic violence, substance abuse, child physical and sexual abuse and mental illness is preferred. Must have excellent writing and communication skills.

LMSW and New York State licensure required. New graduates without licensure must obtain licensure during the six-month probationary period as a condition of continued employment. Two years of experience working with families involved in Child Protective and Child Welfare Services, high conflict families, an understanding of the complexities of divorce/separation, the custody and visitation process and sound clinical judgment are essential. Fluency in Spanish required. This position is paid at the rate of $30.00/per hour.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, or know of anyone who may be interested, please send your resume with a letter of interest to Norma Jean Richards, via email to nrichards@nyspcc.org.




Internship Opportunities

Posted on: 02 24 2014

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The NYSPCC is dedicated to helping prepare the next generation of social work and mental health professionals who are committed to helping vulnerable children and families receive the services they need to lead healthy and happy lives. For graduate school students interested in working with children and families, The NYSPCC is a great place to get hands-on experience and expert supervision at the world’s first child protection agency.

Each academic year, The NYSPCC provides approximately six clinical internships to graduate students attending the following schools of social work:

  • • Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
  • • New York University Silver School of Social Work
  • • Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work
  • • Columbia University School of Social Work
  • • Adelphi University School of Social Work

These internships run from the beginning of the fall semester to the end of the spring semester. Interns can choose to work either 14 hours per week (September to August) or 21 hours per week (September to May) to fulfill their school’s requirements. The NYSPCC is open seven days and three evenings per week and will work with interns to agree upon a mutually beneficial work schedule. Interns will receive training, support, and supervision from talented and seasoned LMSW or LCSW clinicians. Case loads can include clients from the Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program, Trauma Recovery Program, and/or Safe Touches: Personal Safety Training for Children.

Students from any participating schools listed above who are interested in applying for a clinical internship at The NYSPCC can speak with their school or can email Katheryn Lotsos, LCSW, who serves as the Educational Coordinator. Students who complete a full-year internship at The NYSPCC are eligible to apply for a temporary paid position with The NYSPCC during the summer following their internship.

If you are studying at one of the graduate schools listed above and if you are interested in working to protect children and strengthen families, please consider an internship at The NYSPCC as a great place to start your career.





The NYSPCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes diversity in its employment practices. Employment decisions will are made without regard to an applicant's actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, arrest or conviction record (consistent with the provisions of New York State's Corrections Law), partnership status, familial status, liability for military service, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, veteran status, genetic pre-disposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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