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

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Clinician

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a Full–Time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Clinician to work a Tuesday -Saturday schedule (Tuesday & Wednesday, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm).

The Bilingual Clinician is responsible for working with low-income families who have court orders for therapeutic supervised visitation due to histories of domestic violence, child physical abuse, child sexual abuse and neglect. The Bilingual Clinician will also conduct assessments and develop interventions with non-custodial parents, custodial parents and their children (ages 0-17). The goals of the program are to ensure physical and emotional safety during visits, increase positive parenting skills and strengthen parent-child relationships by identifying and addressing the causes for ruptures in the parent-child bond.

Responsibilities include: conducting intake interviews; facilitating therapeutic supervised visits and exchanges which include coaching sessions with non-custodial parents, custodial parents and children; facilitating Parent Education workshops; writing visit notes and court reports; recording data in the program database; and making social service referrals for families as needed.

Additional responsibilities may include providing supervision to a master’s level social work student; facilitating crisis debriefings with child welfare staff after critical incidents and fatalities; and co-facilitating Safe Touches child sexual abuse prevention workshops with K-3rd grade students.

LMSW or equivalent and New York State licensure required.  New graduates will have six months to obtain their license after hire.  A minimum of two years of experience working with high-conflict families with histories of trauma;  an understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, the custody and visitation process, the child welfare process, mental health and substance abuse issues; and sound clinical judgment are essential. Fluency in Spanish required.

Salary: Low $60K’s commensurate with experience.

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

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position please send your resume, cover letter and clinical writing sample via email to Benoit Chery at bchery@nyspcc.org or via mail to 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY  10038.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Trauma Recovery Clinician

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is accepting applications for the full-time Bilingual Trauma Recovery Clinician to work a Sunday to Thursday schedule (Sunday 9-5pm, Monday & Tuesday, 10-6pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 12-8pm)

The Trauma Recovery Clinician will be responsible for conducting evidence-based trauma-focused therapy with low-income youth (ages 5-21) and families exposed to sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, psychological maltreatment, homicide, domestic violence, and community violence. Treatment will include caregiver participation and clinician collaboration with other system responders including foster care workers, criminal and family court lawyers, school personnel and other mental health providers.

The Trauma Recovery Clinician will also provide therapeutic supervised visitations to families on Sundays. The visitation program serves low-income families who have court orders for therapeutic supervised visitation due to histories of domestic violence, child physical abuse, child sexual abuse and neglect. The Trauma Recovery Clinician will conduct assessments and develop interventions with non-custodial parents, custodial parents and their children (ages 0-17). The goals of the program are to ensure physical and emotional safety during visits, increase positive parenting skills and strengthen parent-child relationships by identifying and addressing the causes for ruptures in the parent-child bond.

Responsibilities include: conducting intake interviews; providing trauma-focused treatment, facilitating therapeutic supervised visits and transfers; writing progress notes and court reports; entering data in the program database; making social service referrals for families as needed; and collaborating with other system providers.

Additional responsibilities may include providing supervision to a master’s level social work student; facilitating crisis debriefings with child welfare staff after critical incidents and fatalities; co-facilitating Safe Touches child sexual abuse prevention workshops with K-3rd grade students; and providing workshops and trainings to children, parents or professionals.

LMSW, LCSW or equivalent and New York State licensure required.  New graduates will have six months to obtain their license after hire. One to three years of experience working with youth who have experienced  trauma; an understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, complicated bereavement, the child welfare process, mental health and substance abuse issues; and sound clinical judgment are essential. Training in an evidence based treatment preferred. Fluency in Spanish required.

Salary: Low $60K’s commensurate with experience.

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

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position please send your resume, cover letter and clinical writing sample via email to Benoit Chery at bchery@nyspcc.org or via mail to 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY  10038.

Manager of Special Events, Office of Development & Communications

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a full-time Manager of Special Events for the Office of Development & Communications.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Director of Development & Communications, the Manager of Special Events is responsible for working with The NYSPCC leadership to develop and execute fundraising events with the goal of creating meaningful and impactful events that garner; press and brand awareness, increase revenue, donor loyalty and acquire new supporters to The NYSPCC.  Annual events include; the Food & Wine Gala, Spring Luncheon, Family Benefit and Junior Committee Spring Benefit as well as periodic cultivation events.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead revenue driven events – meeting or exceeding annual events goal of nearly $1 million.
  • Develop the strategy, concepts, themes and formats and overseeing the execution of fundraising and cultivation events that further engage individual donors and supports agency and department goals.
  • Research and develop new systems and strategies to promote special event coordination and implement new cultivation strategies, such as innovative uses of technology and social media.
  • Collaborate with external partners, honorees, chairs, board members, and committee members on event cultivation, including mailing and email list compilation and distribution and silent and live auctions.
  • Manage event committees and sponsor solicitation. Coordinate and lead committee meetings, draft minutes, debriefs, stewardship of host committees to secure members, sponsorships, and in-kind gifts.
  • Prepare financial reports for presentation to Executive Director and the board. Maintain event timelines & financial reports and budgets.
  • Manage vendors, venue, event consultants; temp staff and volunteers working on events; secure rates that enhance budgets.
  • Develop invitations, programs and other event materials as needed. Manage production of printed materials and multiple high-volume mailings.
  • Write talking points, event correspondence, collateral materials, social media and web, solicitation and thank you letters and other follow-up as necessary.
  • Draft run of show and staffing assignments. Recruit and manage event volunteers, and serve as event point-person on-site.
  • Work with the Development Coordinator to ensure maintenance of clear, complete and up-to-date records on contributions and pledges. Oversee research and profiles on event attendees.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with a proven track record of developing and implementing fundraising and special events for non-profits.
  • Collaborative and results-oriented approach to lead and drive the production of high quality events that meet funding goals, advance our brand, donor involvement, cultivation and stewardship.
  • Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills: the ability to work effectively with donors, volunteers and staff; display superior judgment and diplomatic skills; excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Also essential are strong writing and interpersonal communications skills as well as the ability to be a team leader and team player.
  • Enthusiasm, commitment to excellence, self-motivation, a professional demeanor, is highly organized and detail oriented.
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks with organization and accuracy.
  • Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), internet research and strong knowledge of social media. Experience working with databases.

Salary: Up to $70K, 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

 

 




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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