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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                               Supervisor of Foster Care
 
REPORTS TO:                          Director of Family Foster Care
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full-Time (Management Team)
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Supervisor of Foster Care is responsible for the supervision of LSSNY Children’s Services Case Workers.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA
  • Oversee tracking systems of programmatic performance targets and other reporting measures
  • Attend all Interdisciplinary Team Meetings for Children’s Services
  • Assume on site administrative responsibility for designated units as required
  • Participate with Director of Family Foster Care in hiring process
  • Alert Director of Family Foster Care to programmatic needs
  • Evaluate staff performance during selection period and annually
  • Develop and monitor appropriate service plan for all cases
  • Participate in service plan reviews and Family Team Conferences (FTC)
  • Monitor case records documentation and timeliness
  • Review progress notes, court reports, FASPs, permanency reports and Service Plans of assigned Case Workers
  • Monitor compliance (timely submission) with Connections expectations
  • Coordinate team meetings, supervision, and ensure opportunities for staff professional development
  • Attend consortium meetings as appropriate to discuss city, state, and federal child welfare issues and policies.
  • Communicate the Agency’s vision, policies, and procedures to the staff and report program concerns to the Director of Family Foster Care.
  • Work in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resource
  • Regularly assess the safety and well-being of all clients being served
  • Ensure quality assurance and excellence in service provision
  • Other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency
  • On Call-24 hours
SUPERVISES:
  • Case Workers
  • Volunteers when needed
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with consumers and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable in working with foster care youth and children and families at-risk
  • Superior organizational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience and facility working with Microsoft Office Applications and OCFS Connections
  • Understanding of social services theories and systems
  • Knowledge of city and state regulations
  • Ability to use problem-solving and analytical thinking skills
 
EDUCATION:
  • Master’s degree in social work or equivalent in human services or related field
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of two years working experience in foster care or related field
  • Minimum  one year supervisory/management experience
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Ability to manage time effectively, multi-task and determine priorities
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • Ability to effectively express ideas using speech, listening and writing skills to influence others and convey Program purpose and goals
  • Ability to establish a systematic course of action to accomplish specific objectives, determine priorities and allocate time and resources effectively
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions to ensure the safety and well being of families
  • Ability to represent the Agency with respect to program development and implementation
  • Ability to effectively meet and communicate face-to-face with agency stakeholders
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be able to ensure staff receive ongoing supervision & training
  • Ability to take disciplinary action promptly, impartially and consistently when necessary
  • Must demonstrate ability to work with a diverse population, and behaviors
  • Must be able to manage and direct staff effectively
  • Ability to navigate throughout New York City using public transportation and/or have a valid New York State drivers license and access to a motor vehicle
  • Ability to work collaboratively toward solutions that generally benefit all involved parties to accomplish overall organization objectives
  • Ability to improve the skills of others by identifying areas of performance strengths and develop opportunities, through mentoring and coaching, to develop staff for longevity at LSSNY
  • Bilingual (Spanish)a plus
 
 
 
                                          
 
DATE REVISED: 5/8/2012
 
This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
I have read this position description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                               Case Aide-Visitation Centers
                                                Center:  Bronx
 
REPORTS TO:                          Executive Director for Children’s Services
                                                           
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full-time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Non-Exempt - Salaried
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Case Aide is responsible for supporting LSSNY Children’s Services program
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
 
GENERAL:
  • Assist Case Workers, Supervisors and Directors as needed
  • Order supplies when needed
  • Deliver documents to Administration for Children’s Services
  • Attend Children’s Services Team Meetings as needed
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA
  • Other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency
 
VISITATION ASSISTANCE:
  • Monitor supervised visits  and ensure all information regarding visits is documented and entered into CONNECTIONS
  • Schedule primary visits and make-up visits for parents
  • Maintain daily log (i.e.: sign in sheet from visits, metro cards, etc.)
  • Maintain cleanliness of the Visitation Center
 
OTHER SPECIFIC DUTIES:
  • Assist in obtaining medical clearance for children
  • Attend all court hearings as needed
  • Monitor discharged youth (supervision until 21)
  • Assist with Preparing Youth for Adulthood program
  • Accompany Foster Parents and Biological Parents to appointments as needed (i.e., Public Assistance, DMV, etc.)
  • Assist with movement of children(i.e., transfer, etc.)
  • Copy case records for TPR Hearings and for Extension of Placement Hearings
  • Assist with special projects as needed
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Volunteers as needed
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to work collaboratively with consumers and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable in working with foster care youth and children and families at-risk
  • Superior organizational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience and facility working with Microsoft Office Applications and OCFS CONNECTIONS
 
EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma or GED
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Experience in child welfare or related service area
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Ability to manage time effectively, multi-task and determine priorities
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail
  • Resourceful
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
 
 
DATE REVISED:  8/20/2014
 
This position description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
I have read this position description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
                                             
REPORTS TO:                      Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center's offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Assistant Teacher
+          Volunteers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
+          Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs
 
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
I have read this position description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
__________________________________                                 ______________________
         Employee Signature                                                               Date
LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
                                             
REPORTS TO:                      Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center's offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Assistant Teacher
+          Volunteers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
+          Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs
 
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
I have read this position description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
__________________________________                                 ______________________
         Employee Signature                                                               Date
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POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
                                             
REPORTS TO:                      Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center's offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Assistant Teacher
+          Volunteers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
+          Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs
 
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
I have read this position description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
__________________________________                                 ______________________
         Employee Signature                                                               Date
LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
                                             
REPORTS TO:                      Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
================================================================
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center's offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Assistant Teacher
+          Volunteers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
+          Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs
 
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
I have read this position description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
__________________________________                                 ______________________
         Employee Signature                                                               Date
LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
                                             
REPORTS TO:                      Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
================================================================
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center's offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Assistant Teacher
+          Volunteers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
+          Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs
 
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
I have read this position description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
__________________________________                                 ______________________
         Employee Signature                                                               Date
LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
                                             
REPORTS TO:                      Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
================================================================
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center's offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Assistant Teacher
+          Volunteers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
+          Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs
 
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
I have read this position description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
__________________________________                                 ______________________
         Employee Signature                                                               Date
LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
                                             
REPORTS TO:                      Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
================================================================
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center's offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Assistant Teacher
+          Volunteers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
+          Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs
 
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
I have read this position description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
__________________________________                                 ______________________
         Employee Signature                                                               Date
                               
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POSITION:                               Staff Attorney, Immigration Legal Program
REPORTS TO:                                      Director of LSSNY’s Immigration Legal Program
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt          
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Staff Attorney will oversee a team of Community Navigators and provide eligibility determinations, review applications for relief, and provide direct legal representation to immigrants.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Oversee Community Navigators who will conduct legal screenings, provide application assistance, document preparation and case management services.
  • Provide direct representation on straightforward and complex immigration cases.
  • Ensure that complex and/or overflow cases are referred to other legal service providers, giving priority to providers funded by the City of New York Human Resource Administration’s Immigrant Opportunity Initiatives Program.
  • Develop relationships with legal and community-based organizations and utilize LSSNY-ILP’s existing networks to expand access for quality immigration legal advice and social services.
  • Work at a minimum of five large-scale immigration legal screening events.
  • Participate in additional legal screening events hosted by other organizations.
  • Develop training materials and training schedule for training Community Navigators and implement such training.
  • Work closely with ActionNYC’s Legal Counsel, who will assist with training and oversight of the legal staff and volunteers.
  • Work closely with ActionNYC’s legal counsel to develop guidelines and protocols to determine whether a case is “straightforward” or “complex”.
  • Participate in all relevant trainings and meetings.
  • Maintain files and records.
  • Generate reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISES: Community Navigators
 
EDUCATION:  Juris Doctor
 
EXPERIENCE:  At least 3 years’ experience as an attorney in the field of immigration legal services is preferred.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:  Strong verbal, writing, analytical, and organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines; ability to relate well to diverse groups of individuals and families; work well in team and partnership environment, computer literate.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Proficiency in a second language, particularly Spanish or Mandarin is preferred
 
DATE REVISED:  November 17, 2015
 
This position description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
I have read this position description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
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POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
                                             
REPORTS TO:                      Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center's offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Assistant Teacher
+          Volunteers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
+          Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs
 
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION: Maintenance Worker
 
REPORTS TO: Director of Facilities
 
COMPANY:   Lutheran Social Services of New York
 
CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time/Part-Time/Contingent
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt
 
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Maintenance Worker maintains LSSNY’s buildings and work sites in repair and in clean and orderly condition.  He/she performs general maintenance and repair work, such as painting, plastering, basic plumbing, carpentry, tile work, locksmith and electrical services.  In addition, the Maintenance Worker assists with basic cleaning such as sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, buffing and waxing tiles, and keeping outside areas free of debris, ensuring that sidewalks and building entrances are clear of snow and ice.  The Maintenance Worker must be flexible and willing to cover shifts at other sites if needed; the initial site upon hire may change.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represents Lutheran Social Services of New York’s mission, values and
      ethics, and upholds the agency’s Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Paints and repairs roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, and other parts of building structure.
  • Performs basic plumbing, carpentry, tile work, locksmith, and electrical services.
  • Sweeps and mops interior spaces, maintains wood floors, vacuums carpets, and buffs and waxes tiles.
  • Keeps outside areas of buildings clear and free of debris, including ice and snow.
  • Orders, picks up, and maintains parts, supplies, and equipment; keeps
      maintenance inventory up to date.
  • Records maintenance and repair work performed.
  • Escorts and stays abreast of vendors who are working on the grounds.
  • Uses hand tools, power tools, and some specialized instruments.
  • Completes janitorial work, including but not limited to trash removal,
cleaning bathrooms, refilling bathroom supplies, cleaning kitchens, offices, hallways, stairwells and other common areas.
  • Other custodial, maintenance, or repair tasks as assigned by the Executive Director, the Director of Facilities, or the Maintenance Coordinator.
       
 

 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • High school diploma (including vocational high school diploma), GED or equivalent, or certification from vocational training program.
  • Within the first 3 months of hire, the following Fire Department of New York City Certificates of Fitness:
  • S-95 - Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems and Other Related Systems;
  • F-01 - Citywide Fire Guard for Impairment; and
  • F-07 - Fire Drill Conductor.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in building maintenance or a related field.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of plaster, sheet rock, painting, plumbing, window balance/window repairs, locksmith, tile work, electrical work.
  • Knowledge of health, safety and security issues pertaining to building maintenance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management skills; able to handle multiple tasks and assignments
      at once.
  • Flexible; willing to work some holidays and weekends.
  • Proficiency in internet navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
 
DATE REVISED:  3/16/15
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
 
 
 
POSITION:         Director of Early LIFE Center
 
REPORTS TO:     Assistant Executive Director for Early Childhood Education – Borough-wide DIVISION:         Early Childhood Education
CLASSIFICATION: Management Team EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Director of Early LIFE Preschool is responsible for the running of a daily childhood program at a particular site, current and future planning opportunities, supervision of staff and children and the provision of all needed and required services at that particular site, as presented by Federal, State, local government mandates and the Early Learn Contract with ACS.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Oversee early childhood program at a particular program sites;
  • Make recommendations to the Borough Director for Early LIFE regarding the hiring, termination, and job performance for related services, instructional,
behavioral and facilities staff
  • Maintain and advance high quality early childhood programs and high performing classrooms for young children;
  • Collaborate with LSSNY leadership, the ACS Leadership staff, Head Start Policy Council and Head Start Board Committee to align goals to ensure a continuum of care and better educational and life outcomes for children.
  • Engage in ongoing research and development to keep abreast of trends;
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders - coalitions, community groups, government and families.
  • Continue to define and refine programmatic outcomes;
  • Support child outcomes for long-term, comprehensive model.
  • Work with staff, Parent Policy Council, and Board Head Start Committee to ensure that the program meet Head Start Performance Standards;
  • Work with ACS leadership to create systems to track, monitor and analyze child
outcomes, individually and at an aggregate level;
  • Support ongoing program evaluation efforts;
  • Use data to inform improvements in practice.
  • Oversee fiscal planning and management;
  • Oversee program operations to ensure compliance with all Head Start and Department of Health standards;
  • Support all audits and monitoring reviews.
  • Develop a highly competent early childhood workforce in line with federal, state and city standards;
  • Establish core competencies and standards of excellence;
 
  • Create a professional development system including, crafting individual professional; development plans, identifying professional activities, and promoting ongoing professional training;
  • Serve as a mentor/coach to early childhood staff.
  • Lead, supervise and serve as a role model to teaching teams through communication and collaboration.
  • Recruit staff through community outreach and overseeing the interview, hiring and orientation process.
  • Create positive partnerships with families by serving as a resource and responding to questions and concerns.
  • Focus on establishing and maintaining on-going marketing efforts to sustain enrollment.
  • Maintain active waiting lists, enrollment, payroll, and center/school expenses systems.
  • Review important decisions with the Borough Director and be responsive to the requirements of the home office.
  • Lead the center/school to achieve and maintain NAEYC Accreditation.
  • Develop budget in conjunction with Borough Director and maintain accurate and current financial reporting.
  • Ensure that all staff interact and communicate respectfully with children demonstrating an inclusive environment.
  • Ensure that all licenses and permits are current.
  • Collaborate with LSSNY departments including finance, marketing and human resources.
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings, conferences, regional functions, and trainings.
Support organizational mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Supervises all staff members in a program site including for Health, Curriculum and Instruction, Family Supports, and Administration
 
QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION:
  • Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field
 
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 5 years previous educational administrative experience, one year in the area of special education or some related field
 
CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Must be NYS certified.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Demonstrated ability at hiring and maintaining dedicated and professional staff
  • Demonstrated ability at understanding and meeting student IEP mandates
  • Demonstrated ability at managing a school program on a daily basis which insures regulatory compliance as well as safety and security of all staff and students
 
  • Demonstrated ability at communicating through various mediums with staff, students, parents, guardians, regulatory monitors, CSE representatives, local caretakers
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate staff as required through various mediums
  • Demonstrated ability to manage student progress both academically and behaviorally
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community leaders and community groups
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and implement regulatory mandates as provided from the Federal, State or local governmental agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and professionally with the Borough
Director
 
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: DATE REVISED: 8/13
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                   Education Coordinator
                                             
REPORTS TO:              Assistant Executive Director for Early Childhood Education – Borough-wide
 
CLASSIFICATION:      Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Education Coordinator is responsible for curriculum content for the early childhood pre-school, adapting standards to the needs of the child at the Early LIFE Center.  The Education Coordinator will manage, generate and oversee each child's individual progress, working cooperatively with the pre-school Director, classroom teachers, parents, guardians, ACS and DOE.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct at all times.                        
  • Have a working knowledge of applicable Early Childhood Standards and applicable assessment tools.
  • Oversee and manage the review process for each child in accordance to the needs of each individual child.
  • Have a familiarity with the Early Learn curriculum and implement the curriculum according to each individual child’s needs.
  • Ensure that each student's annual goals are understood; oversee and manage a plan to reach these goals, setting appropriate benchmarks and indicators to be met on a quarterly (or more frequent) basis.
  • Provide a classroom presence to gain a wider appreciation of the children’s learning needs and to evaluate teachers.
  • Provide monthly written feedback and support for each teacher, with appropriate commendations and recommendations supporting curriculum growth, adaptation and development.
  • Create the school schedule for each teacher, including periods for training and supervision, breakfast and lunch, etc.
  • Provide direct technical assistance, visitation, and written feedback to each classroom Assistant Teacher.
  • Coordinate the school's professional development program to ensure ACS and Head Start compliance on an annual basis for any newly certified teachers under the Initial or Professional Teacher Certification mandates.
  • Provide feedback to the Director of the Early LIFE pre-school on a quarterly basis to ensure the school's curriculum offerings are on target.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to ensure their understanding and appreciation of their child's academic progress.
  • Attend annual review meetings as designated by the Director of the Early LIFE pre-school.
  • Assist teachers in the creation of school progress reports that will be issued on a quarterly (or more frequent) basis.
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Teachers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent.
+         NYS state certification in Early Childhood Education or equivalent.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an Early Childhood school setting or   similar experience from another source of employment or community involvement.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction in Early Childhood Education.
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective classroom management skills and techniques for pre-school children.
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with Director of Early LIFE pre-school, fellow teachers, related services staff, parents and guardians.
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports.
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt expertise to meet student learning needs.
 
DATE REVISED: 4/10/13
 
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POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
                                             
REPORTS TO:                      Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center's offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Assistant Teacher
+          Volunteers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
+          Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs
 
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                               Assistant Teacher – Early LIFE Center
 
REPORTS TO:                          Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time/Part-Time/Substitute
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Non-Exempt (Hourly)
 
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Assistant Teacher implements the instructional program at LSSNY’s pre-school program, supporting each student in activities planned by the classroom's Head Teacher.  The Assistant Teacher supervises and manages students throughout the day, in the classroom, during transitions around the pre-school, on the playground, on trips, at meals and snacks, and during arrival and dismissal times.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:     
  • Assist the Head Teacher in preparing, implementing and recording daily lessons.
  • Supervise children throughout the school day - during lessons and activities, in the classroom, during meals and snacks, on the playground, during transitions, on trips, and during arrival and dismissal times.
  • Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school and on trips.
  • Ensure that the classroom is clean and orderly at the end of the day.
  • Observe students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the Head Teacher, Family Service staff or Early LIFE Center Director.
  • Support the Head Teacher in addressing the children’s needs.
  • Share talents and skills to enhance the student's school program.
  • Participate in professional development; complete 12 In-Service Trainings per year.
  • Move around the classroom to engage with students.
  • Be alert to individual student learning styles.
  • Assist and supervise children during arrival and dismissal processes.
  • Provide classroom coverage as directed by the Director.
  • Assist with student work collection and correction, progress reports, parent contact, and incident reports.
  • Actively participate in student progress meetings
  • Develop supporting relationships with students, parents and guardians.
  • Assist with food service, as assigned by the Center Director.
  • Assist with other job-related tasks, as assigned by the Center Director.
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct at all times.                           
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:
+          BA or HS Diploma/Associate’s Degree with Early Childhood experience
+          Child Development Associate Credential within one year of hire
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 1 year experience working with children in a school or children’s center
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher
+          Demonstrated ability to appropriately supervise students in a classroom setting, while transitioning around the center complex, on the playground and on trips
+          Demonstrated ability to implement the instructional program
+          Willingness to participate in professional development
+          Demonstrated ability to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process
+          Demonstrated ability to work with students with behavior challenges
 
REVISED: 10/28/2015
 
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POSITION:                               Teacher’s Aide – Early LIFE Center
 
REPORTS TO:                          Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time/Part-time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Non-Exempt
 
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Teacher’s Aide shares responsibility with the Assistant Teacher in implementing the pre-school instructional program in LSSNY’s early childhood education program and then supporting each student in classroom activities that further develop the instructional program as outlined by the classroom's Head Teacher.  The Teacher’s Aide is also responsible for assisting in the supervision and management of students both in classroom activities, transitioning around the school complex, at breakfast and lunch, at arrival and dismissal time.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:     
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                           
  • Assist in the supervision of children at breakfast and lunch each day
  • Assist the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in developing educational  and age-appropriate goals
  • Assist the Head Teacher in the planning and execution of daily lesson plans
  • Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school building and school campus
  • Ensure that the classroom is left in clean and orderly condition at the end of the center day
  • Work with Assistant Teacher and Head Teacher to assess students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the Assistant Teacher, Head Teacher, Family Service Worker or  Director of the Pre-School
  • Actively support the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in addressing the children’s needs
  • Agree to share particular talents and skills to enhance the student's school program
  • Participate in the center's professional development program
  • Assist students in the class with medication during the school day in accord with school            policies and procedures
  • Assist individual children while in the classroom by moving around the room and being alert to individual student learning styles
  • Assist and supervise children during arrival and dismissal processes
  • Assist in classroom coverage when directed by the Director
  • Assist the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher with clerical tasks such as children’s work collection and correction, progress report assistance, parent contact, incident reporting.
  • Attend and be actively involved in student progress meetings as requested and in support of the teacher's efforts
  • Develop a supporting relationship with  students and with their parents and guardians
  • Participate 12 times a year during In-Service Trainings at The Early LIFE Center
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
 MINIMUM EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:
+          HS Diploma or GED  
 
 EXPERIENCE:
+          Experience working with pre-school children preferably in a school setting or in a center involving children
 
  SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher
+          Demonstrated ability to appropriately assist in the supervision of students in a classroom setting and while transitioning around the center complex
+          Demonstrated ability to assist in the implementation  of the instructional program as presented by the classroom teacher
+          Willingness to be involved in a program of professional development
+          Demonstrated ability to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process
+          Demonstrated ability to work with students in your classroom especially when one may be behaviorally challenging
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                   Head Teacher – Early LIFE Center
                                             
REPORTS TO:                      Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Head Teacher is responsible for the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of all their children in an assigned age level classroom, as part of LSSNY’s early childhood program.   The teacher must have strong management skills and techniques that can foster the pre-school classroom instructional process and will supervise the Assistant Teachers and Volunteers working in the classroom.   The teacher must have a functional understanding and ability to meet all reporting mandates as determined by various governmental agencies.  The teacher must work cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the funders to better serve our children.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Oversee and provide classroom activities and instruction tailored to meet the children’s overall developmental goals.
  • Develop curricula and enrichment activities that will encourage student interest and participation
  • Follow schedule as developed collaboratively with the Educational coordinator
  • Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods
  • Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year
  • Maintain an appropriate physical environment in the classroom or work area
  • Maintain appropriate safety measures to insure the protection of the children and staff
  • Provide enrichment activities for the parents and guardians of our children at specially designated events that may be outside the regular center hours or on non-center days
  • Make suggestions to the Director of Pre-school to further enrich the center's offerings
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Assistant Teacher
+          Volunteers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years experience in a child care setting
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction for the Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective management skills and techniques for an Early Childhood age level population
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with the site director administration, fellow teachers, service staff, parents and guardians
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt your area of expertise to meet student learning needs
+          Demonstrated ability to work with parents and other community members to meet student learning needs
 
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our clients, residents or agency.
 
I have read this position description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                               Teacher’s Aide – Early LIFE Center
 
REPORTS TO:                          Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time/Part-time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Non-Exempt
 
================================================================
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Teacher’s Aide shares responsibility with the Assistant Teacher in implementing the pre-school instructional program in LSSNY’s early childhood education program and then supporting each student in classroom activities that further develop the instructional program as outlined by the classroom's Head Teacher.  The Teacher’s Aide is also responsible for assisting in the supervision and management of students both in classroom activities, transitioning around the school complex, at breakfast and lunch, at arrival and dismissal time.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:     
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                           
  • Assist in the supervision of children at breakfast and lunch each day
  • Assist the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in developing educational  and age-appropriate goals
  • Assist the Head Teacher in the planning and execution of daily lesson plans
  • Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school building and school campus
  • Ensure that the classroom is left in clean and orderly condition at the end of the center day
  • Work with Assistant Teacher and Head Teacher to assess students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the Assistant Teacher, Head Teacher, Family Service Worker or  Director of the Pre-School
  • Actively support the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher in addressing the children’s needs
  • Agree to share particular talents and skills to enhance the student's school program
  • Participate in the center's professional development program
  • Assist students in the class with medication during the school day in accord with school            policies and procedures
  • Assist individual children while in the classroom by moving around the room and being alert to individual student learning styles
  • Assist and supervise children during arrival and dismissal processes
  • Assist in classroom coverage when directed by the Director
  • Assist the Head Teacher and Assistant Teacher with clerical tasks such as children’s work collection and correction, progress report assistance, parent contact, incident reporting.
  • Attend and be actively involved in student progress meetings as requested and in support of the teacher's efforts
  • Develop a supporting relationship with  students and with their parents and guardians
  • Participate 12 times a year during In-Service Trainings at The Early LIFE Center
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director, including assisting with food service, if needed
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
 MINIMUM EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS:
+          HS Diploma or GED  
 
 EXPERIENCE:
+          Experience working with pre-school children preferably in a school setting or in a center involving children
 
  SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher
+          Demonstrated ability to appropriately assist in the supervision of students in a classroom setting and while transitioning around the center complex
+          Demonstrated ability to assist in the implementation  of the instructional program as presented by the classroom teacher
+          Willingness to be involved in a program of professional development
+          Demonstrated ability to be an active and involved partner in the classroom process
+          Demonstrated ability to work with students in your classroom especially when one may be behaviorally challenging
 
DATE REVISED: 2/05/2013
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION: Vocational Trainer/ Case Manager –                              Muhlenberg
 
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full-Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt Salaried
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Vocational Trainer facilitates the achievement of client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation.  The Vocational Trainer seeks to improve the quality of life of his/her clients by identifying aptitudes, developing occupational skills, and empowering clients to realize their educational goals.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Carries caseload (total # to be determined).
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics; upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Links clients with appropriate providers and resources throughout the continuum of health and human services and care settings.  Escorts clients as needed to both scheduled and unscheduled psychiatric/medical care. 
  • Acts as client advocate to ensure that clients receive safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care.  Maintains a non-judgmental and unbiased approach. 
  • Organizes, facilitates, and escorts as needed for on/off-site activities in addition to managing a minimum of two ongoing groups.  Tracks client participation in the client record. 
  • Conducts unit inspections and ensures proper follow-up to findings, including assisting clients as needed.
  • Maintains client records as “audit-ready” at all times as required by program funding sources.  Includes, but is not limited to, recording progress notes, constructing service plans, updating medical and mental health information, and ensuring completion of psychosocial assessments.
  • Researches and enrolls clients in courses and seminars pertaining to computers, literacy, GED, continuing education, trade work and other certifications and licensure.
  • Conducts workshops and one-on-one sessions with clients including, but not limited to: completion of employment applications, writing resumes, proper dress and behavior for employment interviews and work situations, interviewing skills and techniques, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
  • Provides one-on-one employment counseling, mentoring, and support to clients.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Volunteers as needed
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2-years within the Human Service Field
  • Working knowledge of issues related to homelessness, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, and entitlements
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Good oral and written expressive capabilities.
  • Enthusiastic, client-centered, creative, and well-versed in the development of occupational skills and educational opportunities.
  • Strong Time Management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once, and flexible – able to work some holidays and weekends.
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships and appropriate boundaries with clients and positive working relationships within the Organization and with external agencies.
  • Proficiency in Internet Navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
  • Crisis Intervention skills.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education.
  • Bilingual a plus.
 
DATE REVISED:  9/15/14
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                               STUDENT AIDE
 
REPORTS TO:                          Assistant Principal of The New LIFE School (Discipline)
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Non-Exempt
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Student Aide is responsible for managing and redirecting the behavior of their assigned student to insure their protection and safety as well as the protection and safety of adults, classmates, peers and school property.  The Student Aide must display patience and support to assist their student in having a safe and productive day. The Student Aide must remain with their student at all times during the providing direct supervision and intervention.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Implement the school’s behavior modification program.
  2. Greet student from school bus and begin morning preparation
  3. Provide emotional and behavioral support through verbal intervention.
  4. Supervise school breakfast and lunch periods.
  5. Meet bi- weekly with direct supervisor to review difficulties experienced by individual student.
  6. Participate in crisis intervention trainings and carry out de-escalation protocol as needed.
  7. Maintain behavioral data records on a student by student basis.
  8. Oversee the arrival and dismissal process for individual student insuring a safe school environment.
  9. Provide instruction to students through a cognitive values education program.
  10. Ensure school rules are understood and followed by individual student.
  11. Provide observational data to social worker or outside clinician when requested.
  12. Ensure the orderly and appropriate evacuation of student from school complex.
  13. Ensure a positive working relationship with classroom teacher and teaching assistant.
14.       Ability to work with a range of students with various abilities on an individual     basis.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION:
+                Minimum high school diploma
 
EXPERIENCE:
+                Minimum of 1 year of experience working with special needs children
 
SKILLS and ABILITIES:
+                Demonstrated ability to quickly and accurately diffuse difficult behavioral situations
+                Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with all students at our school
+                Demonstrated ability to provide cognitive counseling to students when receptive to such an activity
+                Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with classroom teachers and be supportive of their efforts
+                Demonstrated ability to manage data supporting student behavioral situations
+                Demonstrated ability to complete written behavioral incident reports
+                Understanding the range of emotional disturbance present in the individual student population and providing a safe haven for any student in emotional crisis
+                Demonstrated ability to provide non-violent crisis intervention techniques and strategies.
+                Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with school staff
 
 
DATE REVISED: 4/4/12
 
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     LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:  Director of Quality Improvement
 
REPORTS TO:  Vice President for Research and Quality Improvement  
 
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
 
The LSSNY Research and Quality Improvement (RQI) Department conducts research and data analysis aimed at better understanding the compliance status of programs across the agency through the lens of continuous quality improvements.  Specifically, RQI monitors programmatic data and information to ensure LSSNY programs comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.  RQI reviews and analyzes data to ensure that while maintaining compliance, programs are also engaged in activities to improve services and clients’ outcomes.  
 
The Director of Quality Improvement reports directly to the Vice President for RQI and assists in the coordination of efforts to identify, develop, and implement plans to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the compliance and quality improvement initiatives within Lutheran Social Services of New York.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  1. Work with Vice President for RQI to coordinate and execute implementation plans within all programs/departments towards maintaining compliance and improving quality. 
  2. Conduct research about compliance requirements and perform analysis to determine whether LSSNY policies and practices are in alignment with funders’ standards and statutes/regulations.
  3. Support ongoing monitoring of compliance and quality-related activities.
  4. Assist in the development of an effective compliance professional development program that includes the provision of introductory and ongoing trainings in collaboration with LSSNY staff, managers, and other departments as necessary.
  5. Work with Vice President for RQI to assist in developing, recommending, and implementing policies and procedures to ensure programs implement activities aligned with laws and regulations.
  6. Perform data analysis, quality assurance, and data entry as part of monitoring compliance and quality.  
  7. Assist with the EthicsPoint Whistleblower site.
  1. Represent Vice President for RQI at meetings and conduct appropriate follow up from meetings.
  2. Support the Vice President for RQI in performing all other job related duties as necessary.  
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Assigned Volunteers
 
EDUCATION:
  • Master’s Degree.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in a social service agency providing pediatric care, foster care, and/or residential services. 
  • Minimum of two years of experience in quality assurance and data analysis.
  • Minimum of two years experience implementing Federal, State, and local regulatory mandates.
  • Experience and ability in managing volunteers.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Experience conducting research and/or investigations.
  • Strong analytical skills, including demonstrated ability to analyze social service data.
  • Demonstrated ability to review contractual agreements and statutes/regulations and effectively synthesize information.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; including demonstrated ability to clearly present social service data in written and oral presentations.  
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and pursue a systematic course of action to accomplish goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledgeable about and experience in conducting analysis with Microsoft Excel.
 
DATE: 5/25/2016
 
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:  FCC Home Visitor
 
REPORTS TO:  FCC Network Director
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT:  Exempt / Non-Exempt (Salaried)
 
 
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
 
The Family Child Care (FCC) Home Visitor offers FCC Providers technical support and consultation for designing, planning, and implementing developmentally appropriate in-home day care programs for infants and children up to age four.  The FCC Home Visitor conducts health, safety and Child and Adult Care Food Program-related visits to FCC Provider homes.  S/he assists FCC Providers in finding comprehensive, community-based information, services and assistance for children and families.  The Home Visitor also recruits new FCC Providers for the FCC Network.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
 
Monitoring and Technical Assistance – Child Development
  1. Maintains a caseload of approximately 15 FCC Providers.
  2. Conducts and documents at least ten home visits every six months to each assigned FCC Provider, supporting FCC Provider “best practices” in the following areas:
  • Safe, healthy, appropriate environment
  • Appropriate activities/experiences
  • Compliance with program and funding requirements
  • Curriculum, child observations, communication with parents, health observations, visitors logs, etc.
  • Meal service
  • Evaluates and monitors FCC Providers to build competency and develop training goals for professional development:
  • Assesses FCC Providers’ knowledge and competence during home visits.
  • Plans individualized training for FCC Providers.
  • Maintains training portfolios for FCC Providers which include training certificates, sample lesson plans and other evidence of Providers’ professional development and progress.
  1. Supports FCC Provider Teaching Strategies GOLD assessments of children 3 times annually (Nov., Feb., May); assembles data for review and analysis by Education Coordinator.
  2. Provides technical assistance to FCC Providers in connection with parent/ provider conferences 3 times annually in FCC Provider homes.
  • Reviews child assessment data with FCC Providers.
  • Guides FCC Providers in completing parent/conference forms.
  • Provides coaching for parent conferences, if needed.
  1. Attends FCC Provider training.
Disabilities Services
  1. Reviews Individual Family Service Plans with FCC Providers; consults with FCC Providers regarding activities targeted at achieving IFSP goals.
  2. Refers children with suspected delays to appropriate services.
Parent, Family & Community Engagement
  1. Follows up on all overdue medicals, works with parents to ensure submission.  Ensures children’s required health and screening records are accurate and current, in accordance with Early Learn requirements.
  2. Supplies information to FCC Providers concerning community services; provides referrals as needed.
  3. Collaborates with community agencies.
  4. With Enrollment Specialist, plans and facilitates monthly new parent orientation and parent meetings.
 
Maintaining Census
  1. Monitors weekly and monthly child attendance; reports all absences or planned discharges to Enrollment Specialist.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Duties
  1. Conducts at least four CACFP monitoring visits per FCC Provider for each twelve months of participation; completes pre-approval and ongoing CACFP checklists.
  2. Updates the CACFP data system.
  3. Prepares and reviews CACFP documentation, providing technical support to FCC Providers in documenting meal service, monthly menus, meal counts, attendance, CACFP-related provider records, and corrective action plans.
  4. Reports violations when CACFP requirements are not met; disallows meals when meal count or attendance records are insufficient.
  5. Renews CACFP enrollment for all participants at the end of eligibility period.
Reporting/ Clerical Duties:
  1. Maintains and promptly submits accurate, complete, and correct records and reports, including home visit reports, provider and parent records, etc.
  2. Maintains accurate, organized child files.
  3. Prepares and submits monthly reports documenting caseload, in-kind donations and training in a timely and accurate manner.   
 
Related Duties
  1. Plans and hosts special events for FCC Providers, children and families.
  2.  Promotes the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process by assisting in measurable outcome activities and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  3. Pursues professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences and course work at institutions of higher learning.
  4. Completes other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
  • Associate or Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field, or Child Development Associate certification.
  • At least 2 years of experience in an early childhood setting.
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Early Childhood /ACS and CACFP guidelines and protocols; knowledge of Family Child Care a plus.
  • Familiarity with Early Learn NYC and Creative Curriculum.
  • Strong time management skills, including the ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Flexible, professional work ethic.
  • Able to travel throughout New York City boroughs.
  • Proficiency in Internet Navigation, E-mail, Microsoft Word and Windows applications.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
 
DATE REVISED: 1/1/2017
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:                               Case Planner
 
REPORTS TO:                          Supervisor of Preventive Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Family Treatment/Rehabilitation Program Case Planner provides direct service to children and families on his/her caseload.  The Case Planner is best-case practice focused to ensure the overall well-being of the client.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Work collaboratively with the ACS Borough Office and other referral sources to identify the needs of the children and caretakers in order to coordinate and develop plans for new and ongoing services.
  • Conduct assessments of families.
  • Provide intensive case management.
  • Coordinate services and participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team (CDT) meetings.
  • Participate in/facilitate Family Team Conferences (FTC).
  • Provide referral and information services.
  • Assist children and caretakers in creating stronger relationships, to establish community supports and to ensure familial well-being and stability.
  • Meet all documentation and reporting requirements including those specified in the ACS Preventive Services Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators as well as those mandated by OCFS preventive services regulations.
  • Maintain detailed client records in OCFS Connections and PROMIS.
  • Work in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resources.
  • Regularly assess the safety and well-being of all clients served.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Participate in all required LSSNY trainings.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • N/A
 
EDUCATION:
  • BA/BS/BSW or MSW/equivalent human service graduate degree.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ documented relevant Child Welfare experience.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication (listening, speaking and writing) and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate trainings.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Strong assessment skills.
  • Understanding of child welfare issues and practices.
  • Knowledgeable about substance use and mental health.
  • Ability to work independently and in team/partnership environment, in collaboration with people from all walks of life.
  • A facility for and an interest in working with children and families at risk.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications, OCFS Connections, and PROMIS.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
 
DATE REVISED: 1/17/2017
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:                               Case Planner
 
REPORTS TO:                          Supervisor of Preventive Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Family Treatment/Rehabilitation Program Case Planner provides direct service to children and families on his/her caseload.  The Case Planner is best-case practice focused to ensure the overall well-being of the client.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Work collaboratively with the ACS Borough Office and other referral sources to identify the needs of the children and caretakers in order to coordinate and develop plans for new and ongoing services.
  • Conduct assessments of families.
  • Provide intensive case management.
  • Coordinate services and participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team (CDT) meetings.
  • Participate in/facilitate Family Team Conferences (FTC).
  • Provide referral and information services.
  • Assist children and caretakers in creating stronger relationships, to establish community supports and to ensure familial well-being and stability.
  • Meet all documentation and reporting requirements including those specified in the ACS Preventive Services Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators as well as those mandated by OCFS preventive services regulations.
  • Maintain detailed client records in OCFS Connections and PROMIS.
  • Work in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resources.
  • Regularly assess the safety and well-being of all clients served.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Participate in all required LSSNY trainings.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • N/A
 
EDUCATION:
  • BA/BS/BSW or MSW/equivalent human service graduate degree.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ documented relevant Child Welfare experience.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication (listening, speaking and writing) and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate trainings.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Strong assessment skills.
  • Understanding of child welfare issues and practices.
  • Knowledgeable about substance use and mental health.
  • Ability to work independently and in team/partnership environment, in collaboration with people from all walks of life.
  • A facility for and an interest in working with children and families at risk.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications, OCFS Connections, and PROMIS.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
 
DATE REVISED: 1/17/2017
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:                               Case Planner
 
REPORTS TO:                          Supervisor of Preventive Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Family Treatment/Rehabilitation Program Case Planner provides direct service to children and families on his/her caseload.  The Case Planner is best-case practice focused to ensure the overall well-being of the client.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Work collaboratively with the ACS Borough Office and other referral sources to identify the needs of the children and caretakers in order to coordinate and develop plans for new and ongoing services.
  • Conduct assessments of families.
  • Provide intensive case management.
  • Coordinate services and participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team (CDT) meetings.
  • Participate in/facilitate Family Team Conferences (FTC).
  • Provide referral and information services.
  • Assist children and caretakers in creating stronger relationships, to establish community supports and to ensure familial well-being and stability.
  • Meet all documentation and reporting requirements including those specified in the ACS Preventive Services Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators as well as those mandated by OCFS preventive services regulations.
  • Maintain detailed client records in OCFS Connections and PROMIS.
  • Work in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resources.
  • Regularly assess the safety and well-being of all clients served.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Participate in all required LSSNY trainings.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • N/A
 
EDUCATION:
  • BA/BS/BSW or MSW/equivalent human service graduate degree.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ documented relevant Child Welfare experience.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication (listening, speaking and writing) and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate trainings.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Strong assessment skills.
  • Understanding of child welfare issues and practices.
  • Knowledgeable about substance use and mental health.
  • Ability to work independently and in team/partnership environment, in collaboration with people from all walks of life.
  • A facility for and an interest in working with children and families at risk.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications, OCFS Connections, and PROMIS.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
 
DATE REVISED: 1/17/2017
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:                               Case Planner
 
REPORTS TO:                          Supervisor of Preventive Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Family Treatment/Rehabilitation Program Case Planner provides direct service to children and families on his/her caseload.  The Case Planner is best-case practice focused to ensure the overall well-being of the client.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Work collaboratively with the ACS Borough Office and other referral sources to identify the needs of the children and caretakers in order to coordinate and develop plans for new and ongoing services.
  • Conduct assessments of families.
  • Provide intensive case management.
  • Coordinate services and participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team (CDT) meetings.
  • Participate in/facilitate Family Team Conferences (FTC).
  • Provide referral and information services.
  • Assist children and caretakers in creating stronger relationships, to establish community supports and to ensure familial well-being and stability.
  • Meet all documentation and reporting requirements including those specified in the ACS Preventive Services Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators as well as those mandated by OCFS preventive services regulations.
  • Maintain detailed client records in OCFS Connections and PROMIS.
  • Work in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resources.
  • Regularly assess the safety and well-being of all clients served.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Participate in all required LSSNY trainings.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • N/A
 
EDUCATION:
  • BA/BS/BSW or MSW/equivalent human service graduate degree.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ documented relevant Child Welfare experience.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication (listening, speaking and writing) and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate trainings.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Strong assessment skills.
  • Understanding of child welfare issues and practices.
  • Knowledgeable about substance use and mental health.
  • Ability to work independently and in team/partnership environment, in collaboration with people from all walks of life.
  • A facility for and an interest in working with children and families at risk.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications, OCFS Connections, and PROMIS.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
 
DATE REVISED: 1/17/2017
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:                               Case Planner
 
REPORTS TO:                          Supervisor of Preventive Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Family Treatment/Rehabilitation Program Case Planner provides direct service to children and families on his/her caseload.  The Case Planner is best-case practice focused to ensure the overall well-being of the client.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Work collaboratively with the ACS Borough Office and other referral sources to identify the needs of the children and caretakers in order to coordinate and develop plans for new and ongoing services.
  • Conduct assessments of families.
  • Provide intensive case management.
  • Coordinate services and participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team (CDT) meetings.
  • Participate in/facilitate Family Team Conferences (FTC).
  • Provide referral and information services.
  • Assist children and caretakers in creating stronger relationships, to establish community supports and to ensure familial well-being and stability.
  • Meet all documentation and reporting requirements including those specified in the ACS Preventive Services Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators as well as those mandated by OCFS preventive services regulations.
  • Maintain detailed client records in OCFS Connections and PROMIS.
  • Work in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resources.
  • Regularly assess the safety and well-being of all clients served.
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Participate in all required LSSNY trainings.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • N/A
 
EDUCATION:
  • BA/BS/BSW or MSW/equivalent human service graduate degree.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ documented relevant Child Welfare experience.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication (listening, speaking and writing) and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate trainings.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Strong assessment skills.
  • Understanding of child welfare issues and practices.
  • Knowledgeable about substance use and mental health.
  • Ability to work independently and in team/partnership environment, in collaboration with people from all walks of life.
  • A facility for and an interest in working with children and families at risk.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications, OCFS Connections, and PROMIS.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
 
DATE REVISED: 1/17/2017
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:  Supervisor of Social Services
 
REPORTS TO:  Site Director
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time (Management Team)
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Supervisor of Social Services provides supportive, educational, and administrative supervision to the social service staff while acting as the liaison between the residents and the Director.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Acts so as to represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, upholds agency Code of Conduct, and ensure adherence to agency policy and procedures by social service staff.
  • Provides supervision (of caseload and documentation) and support to social service staff (may include intern) via individual sessions, staff meetings, and in-house trainings.                    
  • Monitors staff fulfillment of routine and additional assignments.       
  • Maintains compliance with standards set forth by program funding sources.
  • Compiles data and prepares monthly reports for program funding sources, as well as assists Director with annual reports and other functions related to the program.
  • Ascertains that client records are “audit-ready” at all times via in-house audits.
  • Approves time cards, changes in schedule, and monitors staff attendance.
  • Completes monthly calendar of events and schedules client activities.    
  • Conducts client assessment and crisis intervention.
  • Participates in intake process, including selection and screening of residents.
  • Assists in Human Resource matters, ordering/monitoring of supplies, petty cash custodial duties, and other tasks related to program functioning.                  
  • Serves as liaison for on-site resources for clients as well as program representative for off-site resources, including development of relationships within the community.
                            
SUPERVISES:
  • Social service staff
  • Volunteers and interns as needed
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  •  LMSW/LCSW
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 3-years within the Social Service field 
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience working with substance abusers, HIV, formerly homeless and mentally ill populations
                            
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Demonstrates good oral and written expressive capabilities.                            
  • Displays Time Management skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once, and flexibility, including working some holidays and weekends.
  • Exhibits strong leadership, clinical, administrative and supervision/management skills.
  • Exhibits proficient knowledge of Internet Navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:                     
  • Bilingual a plus.
 
DATE REVISED: 4/3/12
 
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POSITION:                    Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
 
REPORTS TO:               Director of Preventive Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:         Part-Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-exempt
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The CASAC provides assessment and service planning for clients with behavioral health problems related to alcohol and substance abuse.  He/she advises the Family Treatment/Rehabilitation (FT/R) team and coaches clients in building the necessary living/recovery skills to achieve and maintain sobriety.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Meet all documentation and reporting requirements including those specified in the ACS Preventive Services Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators as well as those mandated by OCFS preventive services regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Provide initial and on-going assessment to families with substance use disorders.
  • Provide outreach to families through home visits and other interventions to engage or facilitate treatment.
  • Recommend services off-site when intensive drug treatment services are needed
  • Follow-up with case planning staff about referrals and family progress, ensuring that current service provisions are appropriate and working.
  • Arrange/provide counseling to family members as needed.
  • Identify, develop, and maintain treatment and aftercare for clients with substance use disorders, provide linkages with other resources in the community to maximize the utilization of available services for the families.
  • Conduct groups that are appropriate for the population, including but not limited to relapse prevention.
  • Coordinate services and participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team (CDT) meetings and Family Team Conferences (FTC).
  • Adhere to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Participate in all required LSSNY trainings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • N/A
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience in the field of substance use
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life.
  • A facility for and an interest in working with children and families at-risk.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate groups and psycho-educational trainings.
  • Superior organizational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Must meet requirements for the completion of a security clearance.
 
EDUCATION:
  • BA/BS/BSW or MSW/equivalent human services graduate degree
  • CASAC credential from OASAS.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ documented relevant experience working in child welfare services; experience working in the field of substance abuse.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Familiarity with the 12-Step approach.
  • Good oral and written skills.
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to use problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in team/partnership environment.
  • Good assessment skills.
  • Understanding of child welfare issues and practices.
  • Computer literate.
 
DATE REVISED: 3/10/15
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION: Case Manager – St. John’s House I
 
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services
 
LOCATION: St. John’s House I
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt Salaried
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Case Manager promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation. 
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Carry caseload (total # to be determined).
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct, at all times.
  • Link clients with appropriate providers and resources throughout the continuum of health and human services and care settings based on the needs and values of the client.  Escort clients to scheduled and unscheduled psychiatric/medical care. 
  • Ensure that clients receive safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care.  Maintain a non-judgmental, unbiased approach. 
  • Organize, facilitate, and escort as needed for on/off-site activities in addition to managing a minimum of two ongoing groups.  Track client participation in the client record.
  • Conduct unit inspections and ensure proper follow-up to findings, assisting clients as needed.
  • Maintain client records as “audit-ready” at all times, as required by program funding sources.  This includes, but is not limited to, recording progress notes, constructing service plans, updating medical and mental health information, and completing psychosocial assessments.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • No
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (social services field preferred)
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years in human services
  • Working knowledge of issues related to homelessness, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, and entitlements
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Good spoken and written expression.
  • Good time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Flexible, able to work some holidays and weekends.
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients and positive working relationships within LSSNY and with external agencies.
  • Proficient in internet navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education.
 
DATE REVISED:  3/9/15
 
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POSITION:                               Staff Attorney - Action NYC
REPORTS TO:                                      Director of LSSNY’s Immigration Legal Program
CLASSIFICATION:                              Full Time
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:                      Exempt         
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Staff Attorney will oversee a team of Community Navigators and provide eligibility determinations, review applications for relief, and provide direct legal representation to immigrants. This position is located at our community partner in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Oversee Community Navigators who will conduct legal screenings, provide application assistance, document preparation and case management services.
  • Provide direct representation on straightforward and complex immigration cases.
  • Ensure that complex and/or overflow cases are referred to other legal service providers, giving priority to providers funded by the City of New York Human Resource Administration’s Immigrant Opportunity Initiatives Program.
  • Develop relationships with legal and community-based organizations and utilize LSSNY-ILP’s existing networks to expand access for quality immigration legal advice and social services.
  • Develop training materials and training schedule for training Community Navigators and implement such training.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISES: Community Navigators
 
EDUCATION:  Juris Doctor
 
EXPERIENCE:  Experience as an attorney in the field of immigration legal services is preferred.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:  Strong verbal, writing, analytical, and organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines; ability to relate well to diverse groups of individuals and families; work well in team and partnership environment, computer literate.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Proficiency in Spanish is required.  
 
DATE REVISED:  May 31, 2017
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:                     Child Care Worker - OSP
 
REPORTS TO:                 Supervisor of Child Care Workers (OSP) CLASSIFICATION:         Full Time, Part Time, Contingent EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Our Sisters’ Place is a 24-hour program that serves young adults with children, helping them to develop emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually, promoting and producing healthy individuals.  The Child Care Worker provides oversight and support to the young adults and children.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
·    Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.
·    Monitor and supervise young adults and children at all times.
·    Record in full detail all pertinent information into unit logbook and appropriate forms as they apply, prior to ending each shift.
·    Record all movements within the unit logbook.
·    Adhere to program guidelines and schedules.
·    Enforce all safety rules and regulations in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
·    Document and report all major and minor incidents in accordance with
agency policies and procedures.
·    Encourage young adults to properly maintain the home, perform chores and participate in shopping, meal preparation, and other household routines
·    Provide young adults and children with necessary personal care items: towels, washcloths, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc. and encourage good personal hygiene.
·    Monitor school attendance and performance of young adults and children.
·    Exercise firmness in requiring that young adults and children respect and adhere to OSP house regulations.
·    Accompany young adults and children to appointments and recreational
activities as needed.
·    Ensure the unit keys and logbook remain in the possession of OSP staff members only.
·    Provide a stable abuse- and drug-free environment.
·    Perform other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency.
·    On-call 24 hours (where applicable).

SUPERVISES:
·       Volunteers as needed
 
QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION:
·    High School Diploma/GED
 
EXPERIENCE:
·    Two years’ experience working with children or adolescents
 
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
·    Good communication and writing skills
·    Ability to work collaboratively with consumers and co-workers
·    Knowledgeable about working with foster care youth and children and families at- risk
·    Superior organizational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of
a team
·    Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience
·    Knowledgeable about developmental milestones
·    Knowledgeable about appropriate ACS/OCFS regulations a plus
·    Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications
·    Ability to manage time effectively, multi-task and determine priorities
·    Resourceful
·    Ability to work flexible hours as needed
·    Certified in infant/adult CPR and First Aid preferred
·    Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
 
 
DATE REVISED: 4/14/15
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION: Administrative Assistant
 
REPORTS TO: Director of St. John’s House I and II
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT:  Non-Exempt Salaried
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Administrative Assistant maintains all financial records for St. John’s Houses I and I, including income generated from rent collection and expenses related to both building and programmatic activities.  In addition, the Administrative Assistant performs general office/administrative work and supports the Project Director in the overall operation and daily tasks of the program.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Acts as liaison between HPD and other housing funding sources.
  • Performs clerical duties such as answering telephones, photocopying, faxing, e-mailing, mailing and filing.  This list is not all inclusive and will include other duties as assigned by Project Director.
  • Compiles data and prepares internal/external monthly reports.
  • Maintains and develops filing systems.
  • Manages documentation relating to housing, including lease preparation, initial housing subsidy applications/recertification requirements, collection/deposit of rent, legal increases to apartment value, voucher requests, evictions and other legal issues, and like matters.
  • Orders and monitors office supplies and equipment.
  • Distributes and monitors petty cash custodial duties.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Volunteers as needed
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • Minimum High-School Diploma or GED
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years experience as an Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper, or Office Assistant.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience related to property management.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
 
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Demonstrates good oral and written skills.
  • Displays time management skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once, and flexibility.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with tenants, program staff and external agencies.
  • Exhibits proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Exhibits basic understanding of accounting and accounting concepts/tools.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Maintains ability to establish appropriate boundaries with tenants and other staff.
  • Shows willingness to participate in continuing education.
 
DATE REVISED:  10/10/14
 
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POSITION:                   Education Coordinator
                                             
REPORTS TO:              Assistant Executive Director for Early Childhood Education – Borough-wide
 
CLASSIFICATION:      Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Education Coordinator is responsible for curriculum content for the early childhood pre-school, adapting standards to the needs of the child at the Early LIFE Center.  The Education Coordinator will manage, generate and oversee each child's individual progress, working cooperatively with the pre-school Director, classroom teachers, parents, guardians, ACS and DOE.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct at all times.                        
  • Have a working knowledge of applicable Early Childhood Standards and applicable assessment tools.
  • Oversee and manage the review process for each child in accordance to the needs of each individual child.
  • Have a familiarity with the Early Learn curriculum and implement the curriculum according to each individual child’s needs.
  • Ensure that each student's annual goals are understood; oversee and manage a plan to reach these goals, setting appropriate benchmarks and indicators to be met on a quarterly (or more frequent) basis.
  • Provide a classroom presence to gain a wider appreciation of the children’s learning needs and to evaluate teachers.
  • Provide monthly written feedback and support for each teacher, with appropriate commendations and recommendations supporting curriculum growth, adaptation and development.
  • Create the school schedule for each teacher, including periods for training and supervision, breakfast and lunch, etc.
  • Provide direct technical assistance, visitation, and written feedback to each classroom Assistant Teacher.
  • Coordinate the school's professional development program to ensure ACS and Head Start compliance on an annual basis for any newly certified teachers under the Initial or Professional Teacher Certification mandates.
  • Provide feedback to the Director of the Early LIFE pre-school on a quarterly basis to ensure the school's curriculum offerings are on target.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to ensure their understanding and appreciation of their child's academic progress.
  • Attend annual review meetings as designated by the Director of the Early LIFE pre-school.
  • Assist teachers in the creation of school progress reports that will be issued on a quarterly (or more frequent) basis.
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Children
+          Teachers
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  EDUCATION:
+          Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent.
+         NYS state certification in Early Childhood Education or equivalent.
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an Early Childhood school setting or   similar experience from another source of employment or community involvement.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide instruction in Early Childhood Education.
+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective classroom management skills and techniques for pre-school children.
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with Director of Early LIFE pre-school, fellow teachers, related services staff, parents and guardians.
+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports.
+          Demonstrated ability to adapt expertise to meet student learning needs.
 
DATE REVISED: 4/10/13
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
 
 
 
POSITION:         Director of Early LIFE Center
 
REPORTS TO:     Assistant Executive Director for Early Childhood Education – Borough-wide DIVISION:         Early Childhood Education
CLASSIFICATION: Management Team EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Exempt
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Director of Early LIFE Preschool is responsible for the running of a daily childhood program at a particular site, current and future planning opportunities, supervision of staff and children and the provision of all needed and required services at that particular site, as presented by Federal, State, local government mandates and the Early Learn Contract with ACS.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Oversee early childhood program at a particular program sites;
  • Make recommendations to the Borough Director for Early LIFE regarding the hiring, termination, and job performance for related services, instructional,
behavioral and facilities staff
  • Maintain and advance high quality early childhood programs and high performing classrooms for young children;
  • Collaborate with LSSNY leadership, the ACS Leadership staff, Head Start Policy Council and Head Start Board Committee to align goals to ensure a continuum of care and better educational and life outcomes for children.
  • Engage in ongoing research and development to keep abreast of trends;
  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders - coalitions, community groups, government and families.
  • Continue to define and refine programmatic outcomes;
  • Support child outcomes for long-term, comprehensive model.
  • Work with staff, Parent Policy Council, and Board Head Start Committee to ensure that the program meet Head Start Performance Standards;
  • Work with ACS leadership to create systems to track, monitor and analyze child
outcomes, individually and at an aggregate level;
  • Support ongoing program evaluation efforts;
  • Use data to inform improvements in practice.
  • Oversee fiscal planning and management;
  • Oversee program operations to ensure compliance with all Head Start and Department of Health standards;
  • Support all audits and monitoring reviews.
  • Develop a highly competent early childhood workforce in line with federal, state and city standards;
  • Establish core competencies and standards of excellence;
 
  • Create a professional development system including, crafting individual professional; development plans, identifying professional activities, and promoting ongoing professional training;
  • Serve as a mentor/coach to early childhood staff.
  • Lead, supervise and serve as a role model to teaching teams through communication and collaboration.
  • Recruit staff through community outreach and overseeing the interview, hiring and orientation process.
  • Create positive partnerships with families by serving as a resource and responding to questions and concerns.
  • Focus on establishing and maintaining on-going marketing efforts to sustain enrollment.
  • Maintain active waiting lists, enrollment, payroll, and center/school expenses systems.
  • Review important decisions with the Borough Director and be responsive to the requirements of the home office.
  • Lead the center/school to achieve and maintain NAEYC Accreditation.
  • Develop budget in conjunction with Borough Director and maintain accurate and current financial reporting.
  • Ensure that all staff interact and communicate respectfully with children demonstrating an inclusive environment.
  • Ensure that all licenses and permits are current.
  • Collaborate with LSSNY departments including finance, marketing and human resources.
  • Attend and actively participate in meetings, conferences, regional functions, and trainings.
Support organizational mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Supervises all staff members in a program site including for Health, Curriculum and Instruction, Family Supports, and Administration
 
QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION:
  • Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field
 
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 5 years previous educational administrative experience, one year in the area of special education or some related field
 
CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Must be NYS certified.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Demonstrated ability at hiring and maintaining dedicated and professional staff
  • Demonstrated ability at understanding and meeting student IEP mandates
  • Demonstrated ability at managing a school program on a daily basis which insures regulatory compliance as well as safety and security of all staff and students
 
  • Demonstrated ability at communicating through various mediums with staff, students, parents, guardians, regulatory monitors, CSE representatives, local caretakers
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and evaluate staff as required through various mediums
  • Demonstrated ability to manage student progress both academically and behaviorally
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community leaders and community groups
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and implement regulatory mandates as provided from the Federal, State or local governmental agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and professionally with the Borough
Director
 
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: DATE REVISED: 8/13
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