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Employment Opportunities

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

 Part–time Training Specialist for the Training Institute (20 hours per week).

The NYSPCC Training Institute works to prevent child abuse by creating awareness and sharing best practices that the NYSPCC has developed through its work with children who have experienced trauma and abuse to child welfare professionals, community groups, schools, parents and students. Core training topics include child abuse and neglect recognition and reporting, child sexual abuse prevention and interventions, understanding trauma, trauma related interventions, managing secondary traumatic stress, and providing effective therapeutic supervised visitation. The Training Institute collaborates closely with The NYSPCC’s Clinical and Research departments. For more information on The NYSPCC Programs visit www.nyspcc.org

The Training Specialist for the Training Institute will support all activities of the Training Institute including but not limited to:
● Helping to assess and determine greatest areas of training needs and priorities
● Developing training curricula and materials that are informed by evidence-based practices, existing scientific literature and subject matter experts (SME)
● Working collaboratively with the Clinical and Research departments in developing and testing/evaluating training materials and curricula
● Revising and updating existing curriculas as needed
● Liaising with vendors (graphic designers, illustrators, printers etc.) in developing training and outreach materials
● Supporting the evaluation of training efficacy and usability, revision of training materials, focus groups, pilot testing, etc.
● Disseminating trainings at local, national, and international scale
● Facilitating trainings on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect and other subjects as appropriate
● Delivering workshops for parents, caregivers, and other community stakeholders
● Preparing monthly and quarterly progress reports

Selection criteria:
An ideal candidate would have excellent oral and written communication skills, training skills and experience with public speaking in front of large groups. In addition, they would have experience in project management and developing educational/training materials. Computer literacy, ability to work a flexible weekday schedule to accommodate an occasional evening session is required. Familiarity with research protocols and developing digital training platforms is a plus.

A Master’s Degree, in Social Work, Public Health, Teaching or other appropriate degree is preferred. Experience working with children and families and knowledge of the child
welfare system and providing trauma informed care is strongly desired. Salary range for this position is $27.00 – $30.00/per hour, commensurate with experience.

If you meet the qualifications please send/email your resume and cover letter to Norma Jean Richards at The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or nrichards@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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