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

Assistant Director of Clinical Services

The NYSPCC is currently accepting applications for a Full–Time Assistant Director of Clinical Services.

The Assistant Director of Clinical Services is responsible, in consultation with the Director of Clinical Services, for the oversight of the following programs: Trauma Recovery, Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program, and Crisis Debriefing. This position ensures high quality services through use of evidence-based practices, standardized assessment instruments, best practice program evaluation, staff performance evaluation and the comprehensive training of staff. The Assistant Director will also be responsible to support the development, delivery and promotion of The NYSPCC Training curricula and materials.

Responsibilities include: Cultivating and collaborating with referral sources; screening and assigning referrals; providing clinical supervision; maintaining and reporting program data, including program outcomes and staff productivity; maintaining policy and procedure manuals, ensuring compliance with funding, policy and procedure requirements; and supporting efforts to secure funding for all programs. The Assistant Director will carry a small caseload of TR and SVP clients, will facilitate crisis debriefing sessions and will be responsible for developing and facilitating select trainings and workshops on topics relevant to The NYSPCC mission. The Assistant Director will also provide supervisory coverage to all Clinical Services program staff in the absence of the Director of Clinical Services.

Requirements: Must be a New York State LCSW or a licensed Psychologist.  A minimum of five years of experience working with high-conflict families with histories of trauma using evidence-based practices; 3-4 years of experience in a management role providing program oversight and staff supervision; 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 secondary traumatic stress; and sound clinical judgment are also required.  Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, computer literacy, training skills, and experience with public speaking are essential. Bilingual (English/Spanish) and Tuesday through Saturday schedule preferred.

Salary: Low $80K’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.


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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