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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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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
 
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.
 
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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
 
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.
 
 
 
__________________________________                                 ______________________
         Employee Signature                                                               Date
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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
 
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.
 
 
 
__________________________________                                 ______________________
         Employee Signature                                                               Date
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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
 
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.
 
 
 
__________________________________                                 ______________________
         Employee Signature                                                               Date

 









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
 
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.
 
 
 
__________________________________                                 ______________________
         Employee Signature                                                               Date
 










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POSITION: Maintenance Worker – The Muhlenberg Residence
 
REPORTS TO: Facilities Coordinator of The Muhlenberg Residence
 
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time/Part Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Maintenance Worker understands the importance of a well-cared for facility and works to keep the structure of The Muhlenberg Residence in good repair and in clean and orderly condition.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Maintains the interior and exterior of The Muhlenberg Residence at the highest standard of excellence (clean and clear of debris, etc.).
  • Paints and repairs windows (window blinds and balances), doors, floors, woodwork, sheetrock, plaster, and other parts of building structure.
  • Performs basic plumbing, carpentry, tile work, locksmithing, and electrical services.
  • Assembles and installs furniture, shelves and other building/office items.
  • Sweeps and mops interior spaces; maintains wood floors; vacuums carpeted areas; strips, buffs and waxes floors and tiles.
  • Completes janitorial work, including but not limited to trash removal; cleaning bathrooms/refilling bathroom items; cleaning kitchens, hallways, stairwells, offices, and other common areas (including storage, supply rooms, trash room and machinery rooms).
  • Turns over apartments after tenants move out (removes old furniture, moves new furniture in, paints walls, etc.). Assists with cleaning tenant units when needed.
  • Carries out seasonal tasks such as shoveling snow, salting/sanding sidewalks, installing and removing air conditioners.
  • Orders, picks up, and maintains parts, supplies, and equipment; tracks and maintains up-to-date inventory.
  • Records maintenance and repair work.
  • Escorts and stays abreast of vendors working on the grounds.
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, and ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Handles other job-related duties, as assigned.
                                                              
EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Within the first 3 months of hire, FDNY S-95 Certificate of Fitness - Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems and Other Related Systems.
                                      
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum 3 years in building maintenance or a related field. 
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Basic knowledge of plaster, sheet rock, painting, plumbing, window balances/window repair, locksmithing, tile work, electrical work.
  • Basic knowledge of health, cleanliness, security, and safety issues pertaining to building maintenance.
  • Expertise with tools ranging from common hand tools to power tools to precision instruments.
  • Strong time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Flexible, available to work some holidays and weekends.    
  • Proficiency in internet navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.             
 
DATE REVISED: 3/27/2017
 
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.
 
 
__________________________________                            ______________________
Employee Signature                                                         Date
 







 
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
_____________________________________________________________________________
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 description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
 
______________________________                                        _________________________
Employee Signature                                                            Date
 









LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                               SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
 
REPORTS TO:                          School Principal
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full-Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
 
 
The New LIFE School educates students with special needs in grades 3 through 12.  The School Social Worker ensures that students receive counseling services in accordance with their Individualized Education Plans.  The School Social Worker works with school staff, outside agencies and parents/guardians to foster the growth and development of each student at The New LIFE School.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.  Ensure that each child receives required counseling as indicated on his/her IEP
2. Provide individual and group counseling
3. Maintain attendance cards and log notes for all necessary related service counseling in accordance with Medicaid reporting mandates
4. Train staff on policies and procedures regarding recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect
5. Ensure that new students meet all intake screening requirements
6. Provide input to assist monitoring of students taking psychotropic medication
7. Provide feedback to prescribing doctors for students taking psychotropic medication
8. Provide families with information and assistance in seeking needed emergency services
9. Maintain contact with out of school service providers and link follow-up and advocacy services as appropriate and necessary
10. Provide instructional staff with ongoing consultation around relevant group and individual classroom management needs, medication, as well as personal, psychological, and family data that affects school functioning
11. Consult with administrative staff around system-wide issues in the school and community/family milieu of the students
12. Provide updated social histories as required to increase understanding about the family history, dynamics and pressures
13. Provide annual progress reports and recommendations to the Committee on Special Education in a format determined by the School Principal
14. Maintain counseling notes, attendance records and log notes for student counseling sessions
15. Provide feedback to teaching and administrative staff during student conference sessions
16. Provide current information on family functioning during student conference sessions
17. Communicate with outside agencies, prescribing doctors and mental health professionals
18. Provide observational reports and data on particular students as needed
19. Attend IEP annual review conferences as determined by the School Principal in consultation with Curriculum IEP Coordinator
20. Ensure that home visits are conducted in a timely manner and at mutually agreeable times and places
21. Provide administrative support and presence when a student requires emergency assistance (hospital, police, medical support)
22. Generate a Behavioral Intervention Plan and/or a Functional Behavioral Analysis as required to support and facilitate discussions with the Committee on Special Education
23. Contact students’ families as needed to ensure that a defined treatment plan is in place for each student
24. Facilitate contact with students’ families to encourage better school attendance
25. Provide face-to-face contact when a student requires psychiatric hospitalization
26. Ensure that Transitional Supports are in place when an older adolescent leaves The New LIFE School
27. Assist with the Intake Screening process for new student enrollees
28. Provide parent support groups as determined by the School Principal and at locations mutually agreeable to all parties
EDUCATION:
  • NYS Certification as a School Social Worker, LCSW, LMSW
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a school social worker or as a social worker in a non-school setting
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with special needs students
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with parents/guardians
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a special education day school setting
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate effectively for students
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure students’ emotional health and safety
  • Demonstrated ability to follow administrative directives and school mandates regarding student counseling
  • Able to represent The New LIFE School during intake processing of new enrollees
  • Team player – able to work effectively with classroom staff
  • Willing to serve students beyond the confines of a regular school day
  • Willing to assist in an emergency (hospital, police, psychiatric intervention)
  • Willing to visit parents / guardians beyond the geography of the school
DATE REVISED: 8/4/2017
 
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.
 
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POSITION:                               SPEECH PATHOLOGIST
 
REPORTS TO:                          Director of Clinical Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full-Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Speech Pathologist ensures that students who need speech services, as identified on their Individual Education Plans, receive such services, and provides necessary speech evaluations and updates.    Speech services can be provided on an individual or group basis and can also be provided in a separate location or in the classroom at the teacher's discretion. 
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.         Provide individual and/or group speech and language sessions according to the schedule worked out with the Assistant Principal in consultation with the Principal of The New LIFE School.
2.         Provide speech services to each student at least twice a week
3.         Maintain attendance cards and log note documentation of speech and language services provided to our students
4.         Formulate annual goals and short-term objectives for our students that can be presented at annual review time to the Committee on Special Education
5.         Consult with classroom teachers on language techniques appropriate for classroom use
6.         Assess and screen possible candidates for speech and language therapy as directed by the school administration
7.         Collaborate on curriculum with regard as to language activities used in speech therapy
8.         Avoid disruption to the regular class and school routine
9.         Provide an annual report of student progress with recommendations at annual review time as to continuance or termination of speech as a related service
10.       Assist classroom staff with adaptations for any student receiving English as a Second Language services
11.       Perform thorough speech and language evaluations, as directed by school administration
12.       Assist parents / guardians in understanding the speech and language needs of their children
13.       Assist in the intake screening process with determining potential student speech needs
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Speech / Language Intern
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
EDUCATION:
+          Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Speech & Language Therapy
            New York State Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Speech Pathologist
            or equivalent job activities with language impaired children / adolescents
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to provide speech and language services to a special needs adolescent population
+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teaching staff
+          Demonstrated ability to effectively write speech and language reports and evaluations
+         
+          Demonstrated ability to communicate and represent our students at annual review meetings conducted by the Committee on Special Education
+          Demonstrated ability to provide written data required to support speech and language services provided to each student at our school
 
DATE REVISED: 3/18/15
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:       Shift Leader, Safe Haven for Children Shelter and
Short-Term Foster Care Program
 
REPORTS TO:   Program Director
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT:  Non-Exempt (Hourly)
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Lutheran Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  Throughout the assigned shift, the Shift Leader provides oversight and support to Child Care Workers as well as the young persons in care.  The Shift Leader is responsible for ensuring compliance with city, state, federal and agency guidelines.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensures that Child Care Workers adhere to OCFS, ORR and agency policies and procedures.
  • Supervises the coordination and completion of required assignments, activities and appointments for young persons in care.
  • Adheres to program guidelines and schedules.
  • Monitors the completion of all program documents and incident reports during assigned shift and their proper placement in designated file or binder.
  • Responds to all incidents immediately; follows the emergency procedure protocol to ensure that the appropriate parties are notified.
  • Practices good judgment and decision-making to ensure the safety of staff and young persons in care.
  • Participates and approves the recreational curriculum completed by Child Care Workers and ensures timely implementation of recreational activities consistent with ORR policies and procedures.
  • Completes all scheduling relevant to their assigned shift.
  • Communicates any issues, concerns or emerging trends pertaining to assigned shift to supervisor.
  • Attends meetings, trainings, and conferences as required.
  • Ensures that unit keys remain in the possession of shelter staff members only.
  • Provides a stable, abuse- and drug-free environment.
  • On-call 24 hours (where applicable).
  • Handles all duties specific to the role of a Child Care Worker as well as additional duties assigned by Program Director.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Three years’ experience working with immigrant children or adolescents.
  • A minimum of two years’ supervisory experience.
  • Persons with NY State Security License are encouraged to apply.
 
SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER:
  • Driver’s License
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Responsible
  • Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience and good judgment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with consumers and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable about working with immigrant youth
  • Superior organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; resourceful; ability to manage time effectively and multi-task
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • CPR-Certified a plus
  • NYS-Certified to prepare food a plus
 
DATE REVISED: 5/7/2015
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                                Supervisor of Preventive Services
 
REPORTS TO:                            Director of Preventive Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:                     Full-Time (Management Team)
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:              Exempt
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Supervisor of Preventive Services is responsible for providing supportive, educational, and administrative supervision to the Case Planners while ensuring that the Family Treatment/Rehabilitation Program objectives are met.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
  • Conducts administrative and case record review including those specified in the ACS Preventive Services Quality Assurance Standards and Indicators as well as those mandated by OCFS preventive services regulations.
  • Conducts assessments and intensive, short-term therapy for families.
  • Coordinates and attends all Clinical Diagnostic Team meetings.
  • Participates in/facilitates Family Team Conferences, as needed.
  • Provides supervision and support to Case Planners via individual sessions, staff meetings, and in-house trainings; trains new Case Planners.
  • Reviews Progress Notes/documentation produced by staff directly supervised; monitors compliance with Connections and PROMIS.
  • Attends community district consortium meetings as appropriate to discuss city, state, and federal child welfare issues and policies, and to exchange information that will impact clients.
  • Communicates the Agency’s vision, policies, and procedures to the staff and reports program concerns to the Director of Preventive Services.
  • Works in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resource.
  • Regularly assesses the safety and well-being of all clients served.
  • Ensures quality and excellence in service provision.
  • Adheres to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Participates in all required LSSNY trainings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • BA/BS/BSW/MSW Case Planners
  • MSW interns
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION:
  • LCSW or Licensed Mental Health Professional or Mental Health Clinician or Licensed equivalent human services graduate degree.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ documented relevant experience in child welfare services; experience working in the field of substance abuse and/or mental health; experience in supervisory/management position a plus.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • A facility for and an interest in working with children and families at risk.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate trainings.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life toward solutions that benefit all involved parties.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Superior organizational skills; ability to manage time effectively and determine priorities.
  • Ability to mentor staff and interns.
  • Fanatic about details.
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications and OCFS Connections.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus.
 
 
DATE REVISED: 3/25/15
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:  Supervisor of Clinical Services - LIFE Care Clinic
 
REPORTS TO: Director of Clinical Services - LIFE Care Clinic
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full-time staff (Management Team)
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Supervisor of Clinical Services is responsible for the oversight and execution of all therapeutic, case management and programmatic requirements for LSSNY’s Medicaid-funded mental health clinic, the LIFE Care Clinic.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Provides weekly individual and/or group supervision of clinical staff, which includes providing signed consent of clinical hours for LMSW staff
  • Conducts individual psychotherapy on a weekly basis, family and group therapy as needed
  • Conducts psycho-educational workshops for special exception rate status children and their families
  • Performs all initial and necessary updates on clinical documentation for therapeutic services provided
  • Provides academic monitoring of special needs children and ensures supportive services are provided to meet the educational needs of children
  • Supervises the work of the Clinical Social Work staff and interns
  • Facilitates weekly clinical treatment meetings
  • Coordinates staff trainings, team meetings, supervision, and ensures other opportunities for the professional development of the clinical staff
  • Attends consortium meetings to discuss city, state, and federal child welfare issues and policies and to exchange information impacting client population
  • Develops, recommends, and implements needed policies and procedures to ensure the effective operation of the program
  • Ensures that the facility meets established quality assurance standards (i.e.: OSHA, etc.)
  • Works in collaboration with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resources
  • Regularly assesses the safety and well-being of all clients
  • Ensures quality assurance and excellence in service provision
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations
  • Participates in interviewing, hiring and orientation of clinical staff
  • Participates in required LSSNY trainings
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • On call 24 hours
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Clinical Social Work staff and interns
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION:
  • Master’s degree in social work from an accredited university
  • LCSW required
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum 3 years’ post-master’s supervisor experience
  • Experience working with children, families and adolescent populations
  • Knowledge of substance abuse prevention and treatment preferred
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications and familiarity with medication risk and side effects preferred
  • Strong mental health background; proficiency in mental health diagnoses
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills; able to facilitate trainings
  • Strong interest in working with foster care youth and children and families at risk
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to establish a systematic course of action to accomplish specific objectives, determine priorities, and allocate time and resources effectively
  • Strong leadership/mentoring/coaching skills
  • Able to identify the performance strengths of staff and develop opportunities for staff longevity at LSSNY
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Program stakeholders
  • Able to influence others and convey Program purpose and goals
  • Able to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life
  • Superior organizational and time management skills; detail-oriented
  • Facility with Microsoft Office Applications and OCFS Connections
  • Able to speak, read and write in Spanish preferred
 
 
DATE REVISED: 6/24/15
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                               Director of Admissions
 
REPORTS TO:                          Principal of The New LIFE School
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time (Management Team)
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
 
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Director of Admissions is responsible to the School Principal and is primarily responsible for the timely and successful intake processing of all students into The New LIFE School.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Make recommendations to the Principal as to possible new student enrollees for The New LIFE School.
  2. Familiarity with the criteria for Non-Public School placement.
  3. Familiarity with the CSE “Defer to CBST” process that supports a referral to our school.
  4. Familiarity with the P-1 / P-2 emergency eligibility process as a Federal entitlement for NYC parents.
  5. Understanding of the protocols and documents used to support a student’s placement at our school including social history, psychological, psychiatric, academic, behavioral report analysis, speech reports and observational data.
  6. Represent the school at all CSE functions pertaining to enrollment of a student at The New LIFE School.
  7. Represent the school with all outside providers, advocacy groups, school districts.
  8. Represent the school in initial contacts with the parents / guardians of prospective students.
  9. Successful analysis of referral data on possible new students as submitted to our school by a legitimate referring agent or agency.
  10. Fundraising for particular students activities throughout the school year.
  11. Management of the school website and reporting updated information on the school website.
  12. Management of initial student data for IEP and school compliance purposes.
  13. Maintaining records for enrollment and discharges of students for data analysis purposes.
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Intake screening workers and volunteers to the school program
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
+          Master’s Degree program in Education or a related field
+          Clinical training as a mental health worker, guidance counselor, case worker, social worker
 EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 2 years previous educational experience at the Middle or High School level.
+          Minimum of 2 years previous educational experience as a mental health professional.
  SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and review student referral materials both of a clinical as well as of an academic nature
+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teachers, teacher assistants and classroom aides.
+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with content specific teachers at the Middle School grade levels.
+          Demonstrated ability to summarize all intake referral material in a shortened manner that is easily reviewed by other school professionals.
+          Demonstrated ability to work with staff of the Central Based Support Team for NYC.
+          Demonstrated ability to understand the referral and placement process into our school.
+          Demonstrated ability to write necessary documents that support a student’s placement at our school in a manner determined by the CBST and/or Region – CSE office.
+          Demonstrated ability to successfully work with the School Principal and meet enrollment mandates in a timely manner.
+          Demonstrated ability to professionally represent our school at all CSE functions
+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with the parents/guardians of our students.
+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and professionally with local caretakers.
 
DATE REVISED: 4/4/12
 
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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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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                               TEACHING ASSISTANT
 
REPORTS TO:                          I.E.P. and Testing Coordinator
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Non-Exempt
 
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Teaching Assistant is responsible for implementing and then supporting each student in classroom activities that further develop the instructional program as outlined by the classroom's Special Education Teacher or Common Area Subject Teacher.  The Teaching Assistant is also responsible for 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:     
1.         Supervise homeroom students at breakfast and lunch each day
2.         Assist in a direct way the classroom teacher in his/her preparation, implementation, evaluation and recording of daily lesson plans as directed by the teacher
3.         Ensure that students are always accompanied by an adult and are directly supervised as they move about the school building and school campus
4.         Ensure that the classroom is left in clean and orderly condition at the end of the school day
5.         Assess students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the teacher, class social worker or school administrator
6.         Actively support the teacher in addressing student behavioral needs
7.         Agree to share particular talents and skills to enhance the student's school program
8.         Participate in the school's professional development program
9.         Assist students in the class with medication during the school day in accord with school            policies and procedures
10.       Assist individual students while in the classroom by moving around the room and being alert to individual student learning styles
11.       Assist and supervise students during arrival and dismissal processes
12.       Assist in classroom coverage when directed by the school administration
13.       Assist the classroom teacher with clerical tasks such as student homework collection and correction, report card assistance, parent contact, incident reporting
14.       Attend and be actively involved in student progress meetings as requested and in support of the classroom teacher's efforts
15.      Develop a supporting relationship with your students and with their parents and guardians
16.       Complete In-Service Training at The New LIFE School
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Students
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
  EDUCATION:
+          High School Diploma or equivalent
+          NYS Teaching Assistant Certification, Level 1, 2, 3, or obtain within three months of employment
 
  EXPERIENCE:
+          Minimum of 1 year experience working in a school setting or in a community activity involving children and/or adolescents; or
+          Minimum of 1 year experience in a foster care agency, hospital setting or a related human services agency
 
  SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher
+          Demonstrated ability to appropriately supervise students in a classroom setting and while transitioning around the school complex
+          Demonstrated ability to implement 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, including students with behavioral challenges
 
DATE REVISED: 4/3/13
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:  Case Manager – Community House
 
REPORTS TO:  Supervisor of Social Services
 
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 & EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years in human services or HS Diploma/GED with a minimum of 5 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:  6/1/15
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION: Porter – The Muhlenberg Residence
 
REPORTS TO: Senior Maintenance Worker
 
CLASSIFICATION: Part Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Muhlenberg Residence is a 24-hour supportive housing program serving extremely vulnerable individuals, including people with histories of homelessness and/or mental illness.  As a valued member of the Muhlenberg’s Maintenance team, the Porter helps keep The Muhlenberg Residence in excellent condition at all times, promoting well-being and quality of life for the residents.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Maintains the interior and exterior of The Muhlenberg Residence at the highest standard of excellence.
  • Sweeps and mops interior spaces, maintains wood floors, vacuums carpeted areas.
  • Completes janitorial work, including but not limited to:
    • Trash removal;
    • Cleaning bathrooms/refilling bathroom items;
    • Cleaning kitchens, hallways, stairwells, and other common areas;
    • Cleaning offices;
    • Cleaning storage and machinery rooms.
  • Keeps sidewalks and other exterior areas clean and free of debris.
  • Performs seasonal tasks such as shoveling snow, salting/sanding sidewalks.
  • Performs minor repairs, such as fixing leaky faucets, changing light bulbs, etc.
  • Identifies larger repair needs; generates work orders for the Maintenance team.
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, and ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
 
EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum 3 years as Porter/Janitor. 
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Conscientious; excellent work ethic.
  • Basic knowledge of health, cleanliness, security, and safety issues pertaining to building maintenance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to maintain professional boundaries with residents while demonstrating respect and acceptance of people from all backgrounds and walks of life.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Willing to accept feedback and work with supervisor to grow professionally and develop job skills.
  • Flexible, available to work some holidays and weekends.                   
 
DATE REVISED: 7/24/2017
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                               Case Worker
 
REPORTS TO:                          Supervisor of Foster Care
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full-Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Provide casework support and referral services to children and families within assigned caseload.  Monitor services in order to ensure the safety of the clients and plan towards reunification or other permanency.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work with Foster Parents and Biological Parents to plan child’s permanency
  • Provide support and case management services to foster and adoptive children in foster homes
  • Prepare and send referral packages for necessary services to appropriate community resources
  • Ensure that service plans are implemented for all children care in accordance with the Administration for Children Services (ACS), Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and LSSNY regulations
  • Schedule and supervise visitations between children and families
  • Participate in all Family Team Conferences (FTC)
  • Attend all court hearings, hospital visits, etc. as needed
  • Ensure timely submission of Family Assessment Services Plans (FASP) and Permanency Hearing Reports (PHR)
  • Participate in and ensure follow up from FTC meetings
  • Diligently document progress towards permanency, other areas of functioning of the client and all required information into OCFS Connections
  • Timely submit progress notes for review by Supervisor
  • Meet a minimum of once a month with Supervisor for supervision
  • Conduct home visits in accordance with the ACS, OCFS, and LSSNY regulations
  • Ensure that plan amendments are completed in a timely manner for submission
  • Plan for discharge and provide after-care services
  • Prepare annual psychosocial summaries on clients
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA
  • On Call 24 hours
  • Other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency
 
 
SUPERVISES:
  • N/A
 
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelors degree (BA/BS/BSW) in human services or an equivalent field
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Two years’ relevant experience
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients 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
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications and OCFS Connections
  • 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) preferred
 
DATE REVISED: 1/17/2017
 
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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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:  Supervisor of Social Services – The Muhlenberg Residence
 
REPORTS TO:  Director
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Muhlenberg Residence is a 24-hour supportive housing program serving extremely vulnerable individuals, including people with histories of homelessness and/or mental illness. The Supervisor of Social Services provides leadership, supervision and training to The Muhlenberg’s social service staff.  The Supervisor of Social Services also serves as the liaison between residents and the Director.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Provides leadership and guidance, as well as administrative supervision, to social service staff.
  • Meets weekly for one-on-one supervision with social services staff.
  • Conducts case conferences, reviews cases and resolves client issues.
  • Reviews service plans, program notes, and other client documentation to ensure comprehensiveness and compliance with funder, regulatory and LSSNY requirements. Signs off on final documents prior to filing in client charts.
  • Audits client records to ensure compliance with funder, regulatory and LSSNY requirements.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings.
  • Provides in-house training to social service staff.
  • Provides ongoing feedback and annual job performance evaluations to case managers.
  • Supervises incident reporting; strategizes follow-up with social service team.
  • Conducts client assessment and crisis intervention.
  • Participates in client intake process, including selection and screening of residents.
  • Supervises interns assisting with social services work.
  • Prepares monthly reports (including statistics and other data) for program funding sources.
  • Assists Program Director with annual reports.
  • Approves time cards and changes in schedule; monitors attendance of social service staff.
  • Completes monthly calendar of events and schedules group activities.   
  • Assists Program Director with Human Resource matters, including interviewing and hiring.
  • Coordinates with Administrative Assistant regarding office supply orders; may handle petty cash custodial duties and other administrative tasks if needed.
  • Serves as on-site liaison for clients.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with community resources.
  • Assists Program Director with other functions related to the program.
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission and values; upholds agency Code of Conduct and other policies and procedures.
              
SUPERVISES:
  • Case Managers
  • Interns
 
EDUCATION:
  • Licensed Master Social Worker
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Two years’ (minimum) experience as a supervisor in the field of social services.
  • Experience working with people with histories of substance abuse, HIV, homelessness and mental illness.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong leadership/team building/coaching skills.
  • Excellent clinical skills.
  • Strong writing and speaking skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills; highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Strong time management; able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Flexible; able to work some holidays and weekends.
  • Proficient in Internet Navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
  • Bilingual a plus, preferably in Spanish.
 
DATE REVISED: 7/21/17
 
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:       Transitional Foster Care Case Manager - Safe Haven Program
 
REPORTS TO:   Lead Case Manager
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
STATUS:           Exempt
 
 
The Lutheran Safe Haven Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  The Safe Haven Transitional Foster Care Case Manager provides oversight and support to these young persons.  Major responsibilities of the Transitional Foster Care Case Manager are to identify appropriate parents or guardians to whom the young persons may be released, and to identify any concerns found with potential sponsors with the Federal Field Specialist.  The Transitional Foster Care Case Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the young person in care is receiving essential services such as: medical, mental health, and dental care; basic education; orientation; and legal screening.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assess the needs of and provide support and case management services to all young persons in program.
  • Conduct regular safety assessments of unaccompanied minors in the foster home in accordance with local, state and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that individual service plans are implemented for all children in caseload, in accordance with all applicable regulations and LSSNY policies.
  • Screen for human trafficking concerns.
  • Document in detail the provision of services in each unaccompanied minor’s case file.
  • Maintain records of services.
  • Arrange for medical services, health screening, and mental health assessment of young persons.
  • Help young persons identify and screen prospective sponsors, interview home country families as well.
  • Assist potential sponsors with completion of family reunification packets and refer them to fingerprinting.
  • Monitor and supervise young persons at all times.
  • Guide young person in demonstrating positive behavior, including participating in proper maintenance of the home, performance of chores, helping with shopping, meal preparation, and other household routines.
  • Provide foster parents with support in guiding young persons in activities of daily living, including good personal hygiene.
  • Arrange and accompany children in special cases to appointments.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.
  • Adhere to program guidelines and schedules.
  • Enforce all safety rules and regulations in accordance with agency policies and procedures, and ensure that young persons comply with established foster home guidelines.
  • Document and report all major and minor incidents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all weekly and monthly reports and spreadsheets are completed on time.
  • Facilitate the timely release or discharge of the unaccompanied minor when the time arrives.
  • Other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • None
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Sociology, with  particular focus on child and adolescent development;  or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (i.e. Criminal Justice, Human Services, Education) with a minor (at least 16 credits) in Social Work, Psychology, or Sociology with particular focus on child and adolescent development;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the above fields preferred. 
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Experience working with immigrant youth or child welfare services preferred.
  • Some knowledge of nutrition.
  • Knowledge of appropriate ACS/State regulations in disciplinary actions.
 
 SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with consumers and co-workers.
  • Knowledgeable about working with immigrant youth.
  • Superior organizational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience and good judgment.
  • Knowledgeable about ACS/OCFS regulations governing disciplinary actions a plus.
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, multi-task, and determine priorities.
  • Resourceful and Bi-lingual Spanish speaking.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • CPR-Certified a plus
 
DATE REVISED: 5/26/2016
 
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, funders, or the Agency.
 
 
I have read this Position Description and fully understand the contents.
 
 
________________________            Rosemary colon 7/20/17__________________            ____________________
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:                               Medical Administrative Assistant
 
REPORTS TO:             Director of Medical Assurance
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full-time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Non-Exempt (Salaried)
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Lutheran Social Services of New York’s LIFE Care Clinic provides comprehensive, holistic mental health and medical treatment and care to children and adolescents within LSSNY’s foster care program.
 
The Medical Administrative Assistant provides administrative support services to an interdisciplinary team of mental health, medical and primary care professionals and social service staff within the LIFE Care Clinic.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Maintain the front office (answer phones, open door)
  • Maintain and organize patient/foster care files
  • Perform Pediatric Vitalizations
  • Perform Pediatric Phlebotomy
  • Ensure proper vaccine storage and handling, recording twice a day refrigerator/freezer temperatures to ensure VFC (Vaccine For Children) compliance
  • Assist with new employees’ orientation (i.e.: mailbox, phone, computer, tour of facility, etc.)
  • Distribute and collect all mail (including packing slip orders, etc.)
  • Maintain adequate mailing supplies (envelops, stamps, etc.)
  • Maintain office equipment (i.e. shredder, fax machines, telephone system, Xerox machine, etc.)
  • Update New LIFE Center Directory
  • Maintain and organize donated items
  • Facilitate communication and correspondence (i.e.: confirming appointments, providing letters for school/work, distributing information about upcoming events, trainings/workshops, etc.)
  • Collaborate with other departments, agencies, systems and institutions to maximize scarce resources
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA
  • Participate in all required trainings
  • Perform other duties as required by supervisor or needs of the program/agency
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Volunteers as needed
 
EDUCATION:
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • High School Diploma or GED
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum 3 years’ medical assistant experience
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Able to manage time effectively, multi-task and determine priorities
  • Superior organizational skills
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Strong speaking and writing skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with clients and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable about working with foster care youth and children and families at-risk
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications and OCFS Connections
  • Resourceful
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
 
DATE REVISED: 8/10/2017
 
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:                   Senior Staff Attorney (Immigration Legal Services)
 
REPORTS TO:               Director of New LIFE Center - Midtown
 
CLASSIFICATION:         Full-Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:           EXEMPT
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Provides direct immigration legal services to immigrants and their families; tracks and manages specific grant progress and outcomes (including IOLA and USCIS); provides Know Your Rights presentations throughout NYC. 
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares clients for and represents clients in applications for relief and at interviews with the Department of Homeland Security, including asylum, Temporary Protected Status, VAWA, DACA, adjustment of status, and naturalization interviews.
  • Represents clients at removal proceedings, including in cases involving requests for asylum, SIJS, cancellation of removal, and other immigration relief.
  • Represents clients in Family Court proceedings involving Special Immigrant Juvenile findings.
  • Serves as resource to other Immigration Staff Attorneys, including in Family Court proceedings.
  • Manages renewal grant proposal submissions for USCIS and IOLA in collaboration with Director of New LIFE Center – Midtown and/or Executive Director.
  • Ensures that goals and outcomes for grants (primarily USCIS and IOLA) are met, tracks projects’ progress, and prepares and submits required reports to funders.
  • Serves as primary contact to USCIS and partner organization Women for Afghan Women (WAW) for USCIS grant while providing oversight to WAW for meeting grant goals. 
  • Assists in grant proposal submissions and funder reports for other ILP grants.
  • Performs other duties as necessary as required by Director of LSSNY’s New LIFE Center – Midtown and/or Executive Director.
 
Supervises:
  • Interns, Volunteers
 
Qualifications:
•    J.D. from an accredited law school
•    Admission to NYS Bar
 
Experience:
•    At least 2 years’ experience as an immigration lawyer
  • Experience representing individuals in Family Court
 
Skills and Abilities:
•    Excellent English writing skills
•    Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities at the same time
•    Fluency in Spanish or French preferred.
 
To apply: Please email Executive Director for Community Services, Cecilia Aranzamendez at CAranzamendez@lssny.org the following documents: (1) Resume (2) Cover Letter; and (3) Unedited Writing Sample
 
DATE: 8/11/17
 
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:                   Senior Staff Attorney (Immigration Legal Services)
 
REPORTS TO:               Director of New LIFE Center - Midtown
 
CLASSIFICATION:         Full-Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:           EXEMPT
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Provides direct immigration legal services to immigrants and their families; tracks and manages specific grant progress and outcomes (including IOLA and USCIS); provides Know Your Rights presentations throughout NYC. 
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares clients for and represents clients in applications for relief and at interviews with the Department of Homeland Security, including asylum, Temporary Protected Status, VAWA, DACA, adjustment of status, and naturalization interviews.
  • Represents clients at removal proceedings, including in cases involving requests for asylum, SIJS, cancellation of removal, and other immigration relief.
  • Represents clients in Family Court proceedings involving Special Immigrant Juvenile findings.
  • Serves as resource to other Immigration Staff Attorneys, including in Family Court proceedings.
  • Manages renewal grant proposal submissions for USCIS and IOLA in collaboration with Director of New LIFE Center – Midtown and/or Executive Director.
  • Ensures that goals and outcomes for grants (primarily USCIS and IOLA) are met, tracks projects’ progress, and prepares and submits required reports to funders.
  • Serves as primary contact to USCIS and partner organization Women for Afghan Women (WAW) for USCIS grant while providing oversight to WAW for meeting grant goals. 
  • Assists in grant proposal submissions and funder reports for other ILP grants.
  • Performs other duties as necessary as required by Director of LSSNY’s New LIFE Center – Midtown and/or Executive Director.
 
Supervises:
  • Interns, Volunteers
 
Qualifications:
•    J.D. from an accredited law school
•    Admission to NYS Bar
 
Experience:
•    At least 2 years’ experience as an immigration lawyer
  • Experience representing individuals in Family Court
 
Skills and Abilities:
•    Excellent English writing skills
•    Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities at the same time
•    Fluency in Spanish or French preferred.
 
To apply: Please email Executive Director for Community Services, Cecilia Aranzamendez at CAranzamendez@lssny.org the following documents: (1) Resume (2) Cover Letter; and (3) Unedited Writing Sample
 
DATE: 8/11/17
 
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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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:   Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
 
REPORTS TO:  Director of Preventive Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full-Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt (Salaried)
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
LSSNY’s Preventive Services program provides intensive case management for high-risk families when a caretaker or child’s substance use and/or mental health issue places the child at risk of foster care placement or replacement. 
 
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:
  • Provide initial and on-going clinically based assessments of adolescent and adult clients for alcohol and other substance abuse patterns.
  • Evaluate clients with substance abuse issues for co-existing mental health issues.
  • Provide outreach to families through home visits and other interventions to engage and/or facilitate treatment.
  • Monitor engagement of clients with recommended services.
  • Recommend services off-site when intensive drug treatment services are needed.
  • Strategize 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; link clients to other resources in the community.
  • Conduct counseling groups and psycho-educational training, including but not limited to relapse prevention.
  • Participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team (CDT) meetings and Family Team Conferences (FTC).
  • 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.
  • 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
 
EDUCATION:
  • BA/BS/BSW or MSW/equivalent human services graduate degree
  • CASAC credential from NYS OASAS.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in child welfare services.
  • Experience working with individuals and families affected by substance abuse.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Passion and facility for working with children and families at-risk.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life.
  • Strong assessment skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong speaking and presentation skills, including the ability to facilitate groups and psycho-educational trainings.
  • Knowledge of the 12-Step approach.
  • Clear understanding of the impact of alcohol and substances on family life.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently and in team/partnership environment.
  • Understanding of child welfare issues and practices.
  • Computer literate.
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Must meet requirements for the completion of a security clearance.
 
DATE REVISED: 8/10/17
 
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.
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                    Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)
 
REPORTS TO:               Director of Preventive Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:         Full-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: 8/9/17
 
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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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION: Vocational Coordinator/Job Developer/Case Manager
 
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt Salaried
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Vocational Coordinator/Job Developer seeks to improve the quality of life of his/her clients by identifying aptitudes, developing occupational skills, and assisting clients in realizing their educational goals.  The Vocational Coordinator/Job Developer provides supported employment services.
 
The Job Developer/Vocational Coordinator promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation. 
 
The Case Manager promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation. 
 
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • 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 on topics including, but not limited to: employment applications, resume writing, proper dress and behavior for employment interviews and work situations, interview skills and techniques, and teamwork and conflict resolution.
  • Provides one-on-one employment counseling, mentoring, and support to clients.
  • Assists tenants with job searches, assessing client readiness, job interview skills, testing, and eligibility proceedings related to specific job opportunities.
  • Conducts ongoing outreach to community employers, develops a list of prospective employers appropriate for clients, facilitates routine gatherings with employers for follow up.
  • Responds to employer concerns with constructive and helpful approach.
  • Obtains knowledge of employer incentives that may encourage employment for low-income or disabled clients, including tax and other government incentives, and relates to prospective employers.
  • Oversees a stipend training program.
  • Conducts benefits planning to ensure that clients have accurate information about the effects of earned income upon their benefits.
  • Seeks out stipend jobs for the partially employable.
  • Utilizes community resources and governmental agencies to job search for clients.   
  • Provides weekend risk/support for the clients and participates in/facilitates groups, outings and events. 
  • Carry caseload (total # to be determined).
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Ensure that clients receive safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care.  Maintains a non-judgmental and unbiased approach.
 
 
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 employment possibilities.
  • Good time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients and positive working relationships within the Organization and with external agencies.
  • Proficiency in internet navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Possesses Crisis Intervention skills and engages in crisis management, as needed.
  • Able to establish appropriate boundaries with clients and other staff.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education.
  • Available to work some holidays and weekends.
 
DATE REVISED:  12/27/16
 
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: Wellness Specialist/Case Manager
 
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt Salaried
 
 
                                                           
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Wellness Specialist/Case Manager fulfills two key roles at the Bergen Street Residence: As Case Manager, he/she promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation. As Wellness Specialist, he/she provides ongoing groups and individual sessions based on wellness recovery, as well as additional supports to all participating tenants.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Carry caseload (total # to be determined).
  • Develop curriculum and prepare manuals, visual aids, course outlines, and other materials for teaching residents and staff about physical and mental health and substance abuse, using a wellness recovery and harm reduction approach.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients for health care that is safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. Maintain a non-judgmental and unbiased approach.
  • Link clients with appropriate providers and resources throughout the continuum of health and human services and care settings; escort clients to scheduled and unscheduled psychiatric/medical care as needed.
  • Organize, facilitate, and escort clients as needed for on-/off-site activities.
  • Manage at least two ongoing groups in Wellness Recovery; track client participation.
  • Maintain client records as “audit-ready” at all times as required by program funding sources, including, but not limited to, recording progress notes, constructing service plans, updating medical and mental health information and completing psychosocial assessments.
  • Coordinate with other members of the social services team/site/agency with respect to fire drills, unit inspections, groups, recreation events, and other events.
  • Represent Lutheran Social Services of New York’s mission, values, and ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by a Supervisor.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • No
 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Additional CASAC-t/ CASAC preferred
 
EXPERIENCE:
  •      Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in human services.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients.
  • Able to handle a case load.
  • Able to organize and facilitate groups.
  • Working knowledge of issues related to homelessness, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, entitlement programs, harm reduction and wellness recovery models.
  • Crisis intervention skills.
  • Able to maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and other staff.
  • Able to work as a member of a team.
  • Good oral and written expression.
  • Strong time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and  assignments at once.
  • Flexible; available to work some holidays and weekends.
  • Able to maintain positive working relationships within LSSNY and with external agencies.
  • Proficient in Internet Navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education.
 
 
DATE REVISED: 8/3/15
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
Employee Signature                                                                   Date
 











LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:       Child Care Worker, Safe Haven for Children Shelter and
Short-Term Foster Care Program
 
REPORTS TO:   Program Director
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time, Part Time or Contingent
 
STATUS:           Non-Exempt (Hourly)
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Lutheran Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program serving young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  The Child Care Worker provides oversight and support to these young persons.  The Child Care Worker also assists the Case Managers in identifying appropriate sponsors to whom the young persons may be released and flags any concerns found with potential sponsors with the Federal Field Specialist.  The Child Care Worker is also responsible for assisting the Safe Haven for Children Shelter Case Managers to ensure that each young person in shelter care is receiving essential services such as: medical, mental health, and dental care, basic education, orientation, and legal screening.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Pick up young persons from airport or other transportation hubs and bring them to shelter.
  • Arrange for medical services, health screening, and mental health assessment of young persons.
  • Assist potential sponsors with completion of family reunification packets and refer them to fingerprinting.
  • Monitor and supervise young persons at all times.
  • Assist in meal preparation for young persons.
  • Encourage young persons to maintain the home, perform appropriate chores and participate in shopping, meal preparation, and other household routines.
  • Guide young persons on activities of daily living, including good personal hygiene.
  • Arrange and accompany young persons to appointments and recreational activities as needed.
  • Record in full detail all pertinent information in applicable databases and logs prior to ending each shift.
  • Record all movements within the database and/or unit log.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.
  • Adhere to program guidelines and schedules.
  • Enforce all safety rules and regulations in accordance with agency policies and procedures, and ensure that young persons comply with established house rules.
  • Document and report all major and minor incidents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that unit keys remain in the possession of shelter 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).
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma/GED or relevant certification as determined by program
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Literate in English
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Three years’ experience working with immigrant children or adolescents
 
SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER:
  • Driver’s License
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with young persons and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable about working with immigrant youth
  • Superior organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; resourceful; ability to manage time effectively and multi-task
  • Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience and good judgment
  • Knowledgeable about appropriate ACS/OCFS regulations regarding disciplinary actions
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • CPR-Certified a plus
  • NYS-Certified to prepare food a plus
 
DATE REVISED:  3/18/2016
 
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 agree to perform the duties outlined above to the best of my abilities.
 
 
__________________________________                            ___________________
         Employee Signature                                                                    Date
LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:       Child Care Worker, Safe Haven for Children Shelter and
Short-Term Foster Care Program
 
REPORTS TO:   Program Director
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time, Part Time or Contingent
 
STATUS:           Non-Exempt (Hourly)
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Lutheran Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program serving young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  The Child Care Worker provides oversight and support to these young persons.  The Child Care Worker also assists the Case Managers in identifying appropriate sponsors to whom the young persons may be released and flags any concerns found with potential sponsors with the Federal Field Specialist.  The Child Care Worker is also responsible for assisting the Safe Haven for Children Shelter Case Managers to ensure that each young person in shelter care is receiving essential services such as: medical, mental health, and dental care, basic education, orientation, and legal screening.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Pick up young persons from airport or other transportation hubs and bring them to shelter.
  • Arrange for medical services, health screening, and mental health assessment of young persons.
  • Assist potential sponsors with completion of family reunification packets and refer them to fingerprinting.
  • Monitor and supervise young persons at all times.
  • Assist in meal preparation for young persons.
  • Encourage young persons to maintain the home, perform appropriate chores and participate in shopping, meal preparation, and other household routines.
  • Guide young persons on activities of daily living, including good personal hygiene.
  • Arrange and accompany young persons to appointments and recreational activities as needed.
  • Record in full detail all pertinent information in applicable databases and logs prior to ending each shift.
  • Record all movements within the database and/or unit log.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.
  • Adhere to program guidelines and schedules.
  • Enforce all safety rules and regulations in accordance with agency policies and procedures, and ensure that young persons comply with established house rules.
  • Document and report all major and minor incidents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that unit keys remain in the possession of shelter 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).
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma/GED or relevant certification as determined by program
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Literate in English
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Three years’ experience working with immigrant children or adolescents
 
SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER:
  • Driver’s License
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with young persons and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable about working with immigrant youth
  • Superior organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; resourceful; ability to manage time effectively and multi-task
  • Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience and good judgment
  • Knowledgeable about appropriate ACS/OCFS regulations regarding disciplinary actions
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • CPR-Certified a plus
  • NYS-Certified to prepare food a plus
 
DATE REVISED:  3/18/2016
 
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 agree to perform the duties outlined above to the best of my abilities.
 
 
__________________________________                            ___________________
         Employee Signature                                                                    Date
LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:       Child Care Worker, Safe Haven for Children Shelter and
Short-Term Foster Care Program
 
REPORTS TO:   Program Director
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time, Part Time or Contingent
 
STATUS:           Non-Exempt (Hourly)
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Lutheran Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program serving young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  The Child Care Worker provides oversight and support to these young persons.  The Child Care Worker also assists the Case Managers in identifying appropriate sponsors to whom the young persons may be released and flags any concerns found with potential sponsors with the Federal Field Specialist.  The Child Care Worker is also responsible for assisting the Safe Haven for Children Shelter Case Managers to ensure that each young person in shelter care is receiving essential services such as: medical, mental health, and dental care, basic education, orientation, and legal screening.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Pick up young persons from airport or other transportation hubs and bring them to shelter.
  • Arrange for medical services, health screening, and mental health assessment of young persons.
  • Assist potential sponsors with completion of family reunification packets and refer them to fingerprinting.
  • Monitor and supervise young persons at all times.
  • Assist in meal preparation for young persons.
  • Encourage young persons to maintain the home, perform appropriate chores and participate in shopping, meal preparation, and other household routines.
  • Guide young persons on activities of daily living, including good personal hygiene.
  • Arrange and accompany young persons to appointments and recreational activities as needed.
  • Record in full detail all pertinent information in applicable databases and logs prior to ending each shift.
  • Record all movements within the database and/or unit log.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.
  • Adhere to program guidelines and schedules.
  • Enforce all safety rules and regulations in accordance with agency policies and procedures, and ensure that young persons comply with established house rules.
  • Document and report all major and minor incidents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that unit keys remain in the possession of shelter 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).
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma/GED or relevant certification as determined by program
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Literate in English
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Three years’ experience working with immigrant children or adolescents
 
SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER:
  • Driver’s License
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with young persons and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable about working with immigrant youth
  • Superior organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; resourceful; ability to manage time effectively and multi-task
  • Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience and good judgment
  • Knowledgeable about appropriate ACS/OCFS regulations regarding disciplinary actions
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • CPR-Certified a plus
  • NYS-Certified to prepare food a plus
 
DATE REVISED:  3/18/2016
 
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 agree to perform the duties outlined above to the best of my abilities.
 
 
__________________________________                            ___________________
         Employee Signature                                                                    Date
LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:       Child Care Worker, Safe Haven for Children Shelter and
Short-Term Foster Care Program
 
REPORTS TO:   Program Director
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time, Part Time or Contingent
 
STATUS:           Non-Exempt (Hourly)
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Lutheran Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program serving young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  The Child Care Worker provides oversight and support to these young persons.  The Child Care Worker also assists the Case Managers in identifying appropriate sponsors to whom the young persons may be released and flags any concerns found with potential sponsors with the Federal Field Specialist.  The Child Care Worker is also responsible for assisting the Safe Haven for Children Shelter Case Managers to ensure that each young person in shelter care is receiving essential services such as: medical, mental health, and dental care, basic education, orientation, and legal screening.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Pick up young persons from airport or other transportation hubs and bring them to shelter.
  • Arrange for medical services, health screening, and mental health assessment of young persons.
  • Assist potential sponsors with completion of family reunification packets and refer them to fingerprinting.
  • Monitor and supervise young persons at all times.
  • Assist in meal preparation for young persons.
  • Encourage young persons to maintain the home, perform appropriate chores and participate in shopping, meal preparation, and other household routines.
  • Guide young persons on activities of daily living, including good personal hygiene.
  • Arrange and accompany young persons to appointments and recreational activities as needed.
  • Record in full detail all pertinent information in applicable databases and logs prior to ending each shift.
  • Record all movements within the database and/or unit log.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.
  • Adhere to program guidelines and schedules.
  • Enforce all safety rules and regulations in accordance with agency policies and procedures, and ensure that young persons comply with established house rules.
  • Document and report all major and minor incidents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that unit keys remain in the possession of shelter 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).
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma/GED or relevant certification as determined by program
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Literate in English
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Three years’ experience working with immigrant children or adolescents
 
SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER:
  • Driver’s License
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with young persons and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable about working with immigrant youth
  • Superior organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; resourceful; ability to manage time effectively and multi-task
  • Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience and good judgment
  • Knowledgeable about appropriate ACS/OCFS regulations regarding disciplinary actions
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • CPR-Certified a plus
  • NYS-Certified to prepare food a plus
 
DATE REVISED:  3/18/2016
 
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 agree to perform the duties outlined above to the best of my abilities.
 
 
__________________________________                            ___________________
         Employee Signature                                                                    Date
 









 
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
_____________________________________________________________________________
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 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
 












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
 
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:                                           Food Handler/Teacher’s Aide
 
REPORTS TO:                                      Director of Early LIFE Center
 
CLASSIFICATION:                              Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:                      Non-Exempt
 
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Food Handler for the Early LIFE center will manage and implement the food program provided to the children of the Center   This person take delivery of the food delivered to our centers and distribute it to the individual classrooms at  breakfast, lunch and snack times.    The Food Handler will also assume the responsibilities of the Teacher’s Aide for a portion of the day. The Teacher’s Aide is responsible for assisting in the supervision and management of students both in classroom activities, transitioning around the school complex, and at arrival and dismissal time.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Acts so as to represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
  • Ensure that appropriate food items and meal patterns are provided to our students as scheduled
  • Comply with all health and sanitary requirements as issued by local governmental agencies dealing with food preparation, storage and cooking mandates
  • Ensure that meals provided are attractive in appearance, meet temperature requirements and have palatable flavor
  • Ensure that leftovers are minimized to reduce food waste
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary cafeteria, kitchen area
  • Ensure that the daily meal count is undertaken with recorded data appropriately safeguarded for review and future analysis
  • Ensure that those handling food during center hours follow universal precautions
  • Ensure that first aid equipment is present and visible in the food service areas at our centers
 
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 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.
  • Support each student in classroom activities that further develop the instructional program as outlined by the classroom's Head Teacher
  • 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
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the Center Director.
 
 
 
SUPERVISES:
+          Outside Contract Agency Representatives
+          Volunteers as needed
+          Children
 
QUALIFICAITONS
 
  EDUCATION:
+          High School Diploma of Equivalency Diploma
+          Vocational Training Certificate in Food Service Management
+          Training in food preparation and nutritional program
 
EXPERIENCE:
+          Experience in food service industry
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
+          Demonstrated ability to follow all Federal and NY State food service, cooking, storage and sanitation guidelines
+          Demonstrated ability to obtain and store for review necessary food menus, production records, recipes, nutritional data analysis from contract food service provider
+          Demonstrated ability to obtain daily student participation count according to the criteria outlined by the NYS Nutrition Program
+          Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with the site director
+          Demonstrated ability to insure a safe and sanitary work environment
+          Demonstrated ability to implement appropriate temperature controls that effect the delivery of any meal provided at our center
+          Demonstrated ability to positively diminish the amount of food that is thrown away
+          Demonstrated ability to provide parent training activities supporting our food program
 
DATE REVISED: 2/11/2013
 
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
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:       Child Care Worker, Safe Haven for Children Shelter and
Short-Term Foster Care Program
 
REPORTS TO:   Program Director
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time, Part Time or Contingent
 
STATUS:           Non-Exempt (Hourly)
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Lutheran Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program serving young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  The Child Care Worker provides oversight and support to these young persons.  The Child Care Worker also assists the Case Managers in identifying appropriate sponsors to whom the young persons may be released and flags any concerns found with potential sponsors with the Federal Field Specialist.  The Child Care Worker is also responsible for assisting the Safe Haven for Children Shelter Case Managers to ensure that each young person in shelter care is receiving essential services such as: medical, mental health, and dental care, basic education, orientation, and legal screening.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Pick up young persons from airport or other transportation hubs and bring them to shelter.
  • Arrange for medical services, health screening, and mental health assessment of young persons.
  • Assist potential sponsors with completion of family reunification packets and refer them to fingerprinting.
  • Monitor and supervise young persons at all times.
  • Assist in meal preparation for young persons.
  • Encourage young persons to maintain the home, perform appropriate chores and participate in shopping, meal preparation, and other household routines.
  • Guide young persons on activities of daily living, including good personal hygiene.
  • Arrange and accompany young persons to appointments and recreational activities as needed.
  • Record in full detail all pertinent information in applicable databases and logs prior to ending each shift.
  • Record all movements within the database and/or unit log.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.
  • Adhere to program guidelines and schedules.
  • Enforce all safety rules and regulations in accordance with agency policies and procedures, and ensure that young persons comply with established house rules.
  • Document and report all major and minor incidents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that unit keys remain in the possession of shelter 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).
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma/GED or relevant certification as determined by program
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Literate in English
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Three years’ experience working with immigrant children or adolescents
 
SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER:
  • Driver’s License
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with young persons and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable about working with immigrant youth
  • Superior organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team; resourceful; ability to manage time effectively and multi-task
  • Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience and good judgment
  • Knowledgeable about appropriate ACS/OCFS regulations regarding disciplinary actions
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
  • CPR-Certified a plus
  • NYS-Certified to prepare food a plus
 
DATE REVISED:  3/18/2016
 
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 agree to perform the duties outlined above to the best of my abilities.
 
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:       Shelter Case Manager - Lutheran Safe Haven Shelter and Foster Care Program
 
REPORTS TO:   Clinician
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
STATUS:           Exempt
 
 
The Lutheran Safe Haven Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program is a 24-hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  The Safe Haven Case Manager provides oversight and support to these young persons.  Major responsibilities of the Shelter Case Manager are to identify appropriate parents or guardians to whom the young persons may be released, and to identify any concerns found with potential sponsors with the Federal Field Specialist.  The Shelter Case Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the young person in shelter care is receiving essential services such as: medical, mental health, and dental care; basic education; orientation; and legal screening.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assess the needs of and provide support and case management services to all young persons in program.
  • Ensure that individual service plans are implemented for all children in care, in accordance with all applicable regulations and LSSNY policies.
  • Screen for human trafficking concerns.
  • Document the provision of services in each unaccompanied minor’s case file.
  • Arrange for medical services, health screening, and mental health assessment of young persons.
  • Help young persons identify and screen prospective sponsors.
  • Assist potential sponsors with completion of family reunification packets and refer them to fingerprinting.
  • Monitor and supervise young persons at all times.
  • Guide young person in demonstrating positive behavior, including participating in proper maintenance of the home, performance of chores, helping with shopping, meal preparation, and other household routines.
  • Provide young persons with guidance on activities of daily living, including good personal hygiene.
  • Arrange and accompany young adults and children to appointments and recreational activities as needed.
  • Record in full detail all pertinent information in applicable databases and logs and record all movements in the database and/or unit log.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.
  • Adhere to program guidelines and schedules.
  • Enforce all safety rules and regulations in accordance with agency policies and procedures, and ensure that young persons comply with established house rules.
  • Document and report all major and minor incidents in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that unit keys remain in the possession of shelter staff members only.
  • Provide a stable, abuse- and drug-free environment.
  • Pick up young persons from airport or other transportation hubs as necessary and bring them to shelter.
  • Facilitate the timely release or discharge of the unaccompanied minor when the time arrives.
  • Other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Child care workers
  • Young persons in daily scheduled programs and activities
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s Degree  in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling, with  particular focus on child and adolescent development;  or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (i.e. Criminal Justice, Human Services) with a minor (at least 16 credits) in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling with particular focus on child and adolescent development;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the above fields preferred.  
 
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Experience working with immigrant youth or child welfare services preferred.
  • Some knowledge of nutrition.
  • Knowledge of appropriate ACS/State regulations in disciplinary actions.
 
  SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with consumers and co-workers.
  • Knowledgeable about working with immigrant youth.
  • Superior organizational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to exercise enormous amount of patience and good judgment.
  • Knowledgeable about ACS/OCFS regulations governing disciplinary actions.
  • Experience and facility working with Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, multi-task, and determine priorities.
  • Resourceful.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • CPR-Certified a plus.
  • Driver’s License.
 
DATE REVISED: 7/17/14
 
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.
 
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:     Maintenance Worker – Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program
 
REPORTS TO:   Program Director and Assistant Director
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Part Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Maintenance Worker ensures that the Safe Haven for Children Shelter and Short-Term Foster Care Program sites remain in good operating condition.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include:
·         Performs or coordinates all necessary repairs of program’s physical premises and equipment therein, including general carpentry, i.e., painting, light electrical, plumbing, roofing, etc.
·         Maintains a clean and orderly facility, inside and out
·         Completes janitorial work, including but not limited to trash removal, cleaning bathrooms, refilling bathroom supplies, cleaning kitchens, offices, hallways, stairwells and other areas of buildings
·         Sweeps and mops interior spaces, maintains wood floors, vacuums carpets, and buffs and waxes tiles
·         Orders, picks up, and maintains parts, supplies, and equipment; stocks maintenance inventory
·         Performs all necessary vehicle maintenance, when applicable
·         Ensures that program vehicles remain in compliance with NYS motor vehicle regulations, i.e. inspections and registrations are completed
·         Ensures that the program’s physical premises remain in compliance with NYC and OCFS regulations
·         Reports all unsafe conditions and/or equipment repair needs immediately to Assistant Director or Director
·         Ensures availability in case of emergency situations
·         Records maintenance and repair work performed
·         Reports all activities and hours worked to immediate supervisor
·         Performs all tasks outlined by immediate supervisor
  • Performs all other tasks assigned by Program Director, including emergency Child Care Worker duties (if properly trained in SCM and Child Abuse Prevention/Reporting) and driving/escorting as needed
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
·         High school diploma or equivalent
·         Fire Department of New York City Certificate of Fitness for maintaining internal Fire Alarm System
 
EXPERIENCE:
One year experience in maintenance, carpentry, construction, or equipment repair
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
·         Basic maintenance skills (general carpentry, sheetrock repair, painting, plumbing, electrical, roofing etc.)
·         Knowledge of health, safety and security issues pertaining to building maintenance
·         Basic knowledge of heating systems a plus
  • Ability to manage time, organize and multi-task
·         Ability to work independently
·         Strong interpersonal skills
·         Flexible; willing to work some holidays and weekends
·         Good writing and communication skills
·         Proficient in internet navigation, e-mail and Microsoft Word
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid NYS driver’s license
 
DATE REVISED: 7/21/2015
 
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.
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:  Clinician –The Safe Haven for Children Program
 
REPORTS TO:  Lead Clinician
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
STATUS: Exempt
 
 
The Safe Haven for Children Program is a 24-hour shelter and temporary foster care program that serves unaccompanied children (UC) in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  The Clinician is responsible for the oversight and execution of all therapeutic requirements for the shelter or foster care program, as assigned.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Complete the UC Assessment and Case Review within 7-10 business days of the young person’s arrival
  • Collaborate with the case manager and all relevant parties to complete required program documentation related to the minor’s overall functioning
  • Regularly assess the safety and well-being of all clients served
  • Develop behavior plans and/or safety plans for young persons
  • Facilitate crisis intervention and utilize de-escalation techniques as needed
  • Create group curriculum based on the identified needs of incoming or current young persons
  • Provide weekly individual and group counseling to young persons
  • Provide mental health referrals as needed
  • Document service provision in client files in accordance with HIPAA and program regulations
  • Participate in weekly team meetings to provide mental health updates
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, as well as funder requirements
  • Ensure quality assurance and excellence in service provision
  • Participate in required LSSNY trainings
  • Perform other duties as assigned
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Social Work Interns
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited university and 2 years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience; a Master's degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is a program requirement
  • Licensed or license-eligible preferred
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum 2 years’ post-masters experience working with immigrant young persons
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong mental health background; proficient in mental health diagnoses
  • Knowledgeable about psychotropic medications, including medication risks and side effects
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life
  • Strong interest in working with immigrant young persons
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills - able to facilitate trainings
  • Superior planning, organizational and time-management skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to develop and manage social work interns
  • Detail-oriented
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel
 
DATE REVISED: 6/15/2015
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:      Head Teacher – Safe Haven for Children Program
 
REPORTS TO:              Program Director
 
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time
 
STATUS:           Exempt
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Lutheran Safe Haven for Children Program is a 24-hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  The Head Teacher promotes high curriculum standards and academic performance. 
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include:
  1. Train and support new teachers.
  2. Coordinate school-based professional development opportunities for teaching staff.
  3. Prepare age-appropriate curriculum for students in accordance with ORR guidelines.
  4. Create and approve benchmark lessons, in collaboration with teaching staff.
  5. Ensure that all textbooks and educational supplies are used effectively to meet curriculum goals. 
  6. Identify curriculum needs of the faculty.
  7. Develop and implement educational plans tailored to specific needs of each student.
  8. Teach basic curriculum, including English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and PE, in group setting.
  9. Monitor and record progress of each student in weekly progress reports.
  10. Review and approve all educational assessments.
  11. Facilitate weekly team meetings; provide educational updates.
  12. Plan and coordinate educational field trips for students in the program.
  13. Plan and coordinate teacher and head teacher assistant schedules, holidays, personal and vacation time requests.
  14. Prepare monthly educational reports.
  15. Attend monthly staff meetings and/or trainings.
  16. Other duties as needed.
 
SUPERVISES:
Teachers; Head Teacher Assistant
 
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Education
  • NYS Certification for Education preferred
 
 
 
 
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a teacher or equivalent job activities with immigrant adolescents
  • Experience leading an English as Second Language Curriculum a plus
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life
  • Strong interest in working with immigrant young persons
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with team
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively write speech and language evaluations
 
DATE REVISED:  10/19/2016
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:       TEACHING ASSISTANT, Lutheran Unaccompanied Alien Children Shelter and Foster Care Program
 
REPORTS TO:   Teacher, Unaccompanied Minors Program
 
CLASSIFICATION:   Full Time
 
STATUS:           Non-Exempt
 
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Lutheran Unaccompanied Alien Children Shelter and Foster Care Program is a 24 hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  The Teaching Assistant is responsible for supporting the Teacher in providing a basic education curriculum to young persons in the shelter program, including beginning English.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:        
  • Supervise homeroom students at breakfast and lunch each day.
  • Assist in a direct way the classroom teacher in his/her preparation, implementation, evaluation and recording of daily lesson plans as directed by the teacher.
  • 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 school day.
  • Assess students for signs of emotional difficulties, abuse, or neglect and report these to the teacher, class social worker or school administrator.
  • Actively support the teacher in addressing student behavioral needs.
  • Monitor and record progress of each student in program database.
  • Participate in the school's professional development program.
  • Assist students in the class with medication during the school day in accord with school policies and procedures.
  • Assist and supervise students during arrival and dismissal processes.
  • Assist the classroom teacher with clerical tasks such as student homework collection and correction, report card assistance, incident reporting.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Students/interns
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life
  • Strong interest in working with immigrant young persons
 
EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in a school setting or in a community activity involving immigrants, children and/or adolescents; or
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a foster care agency or a related human services agency
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with classroom teacher
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise students in a school setting
  • Demonstrated ability to implement 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, including students with behavioral challenges
 
DATE REVISED: 3/17/14
 
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Lutheran Social Services of New York

 


 
 

POSITION:                   EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT / CEO
 
REPORTS TO:              President/CEO (Primary Supervisor) and Members of the President’s Cabinet (as assigned by President/CEO)
 
CLASSIFICATION:       Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt (Salaried)
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Executive Assistant to the President/CEO provides critical support to the leadership and executive management of Lutheran Social Services of New York, a large social service organization with programs in all five boroughs of New York City. 
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
       Office of the President/CEO:
  • Manage the President’s Office (work flow and activities) with assigned interns and volunteers
  • Hold confidences
  • Assist the President/CEO in liaising with the community members, government regulators and funders
  • Support activities of the President’s committees:
    • Liaise with parties needing access to contacts
    • Manage President’s contacts
    • Produce management reports
  • Manage email, voice mail, phone calls, contacts, schedule and mail of the President
  • Track, update and maintain information (schedules, contact lists, etc.) in digital spreadsheets and other digital formats
  • Maintain funder contracts and related documentation in an organized filing system
  • Provide funders with necessary reports and other documentation as requested by the President/CEO
  • Keep a supply of materials (brochures, stationary, etc.) for the President
  • Maintain corporate files and retrieve information readily
  • Train and supervise volunteers and interns assigned to the President/CEO
LSSNY Administrative Office Management
  • Manage the everyday office needs of LSSNY’s headquarters:
    • Supervise reception staff; coordinate front desk coverage; assign tasks and train receptionists as needed.
    • Ensure a sufficient supply of copy paper and other office supplies for LSSNY headquarters
    • Assist with courier scheduling as needed.
  • Assist the General Counsel with coordinating the logistics of the Agency Health and Safety Program
  • Assist the General Counsel’s office with Contract Management
Board Support
  • Assist the President/CEO and Executive leadership in Board related activities, including
    • Preparing for Board of Directors’ meetings, including preparing drafts of agendas, sending notifications of and reminders for Board of Directors’ meetings, including committee meetings,
    • Handling meeting logistics (room reservation, food, name tags, audio visual set-up, security, parking lists)
    • Attending Board of Directors’ meeting, --  both committee and full Board meetings, taking and keeping minutes, and preparing drafts of the minutes
  • Maintain Board of Directors records, Board of Directors website
Other
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the President, including assisting the Human Resources department with general administration and special projects such as providing employee reports to funders, researching community resources, recruiting, screening and onboarding prospective employees, and community organizing
 
EDUCATION:
*      Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (e.g. English, Business, Finance, Administration, Law, Theology, Communication or Social Work)
 
EXPERIENCE:
*      Previous experience in a similar position; office administration preferred
 
  SKILLS & ABILITIES:
*      Strong speaking, writing and listening skills
*      Strong analytical and organizational skills
*      Ability to meet deadlines
*      Strong interpersonal skills
*      Able to work well in team and independently
*      Excellent computer skills, facility with Excel spreadsheets and similar programs
 
DATE REVISED:  6/15/2016
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION: Case Manager – Muhlenberg
 
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services
 
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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Lutheran Social Services of New York

“Called by God, we encourage people to reach their full potential"


 

POSITION:                   Chief Program Officer
REPORTS TO:                    President/CEO
CLASSIFICATION:            President’s Cabinet
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:   Exempt
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
 
The Chief Program Officer (CPO) is a critical member of the senior leadership team. In collaboration with the CEO, the CPO articulates and implements the strategic vision and leadership of the agency; oversees a portfolio of programs and related services; promotes organizational expansion through strategic reviews of RFPs and other funding opportunities; evaluates the effectiveness of programs and provides ongoing feedback; provides guidance, strategic support, supervision, professional development and thought leadership to leadership staff; and enhances the organization by implementing systems and staying abreast of developments in the human services field.
 
The CPO supports a program portfolio that includes: 1) Early Childhood Education; 2) Educational Services; 3) Foster Care; 4) Housing Services; 5) Immigration Legal Services and 6) Community Services. The CPO also engages the Board of Directors under the direction of the CEO.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • In coordination with the Chief Executive Officer and senior leadership team, play a key role in the overall development, strategic planning, service delivery and management of the organization across multiple sites and programs.
  • Provide support, leadership and supervision to four program executive directors and the H.R. department, working closely with them to build their skills and confidence so that they can mentor, encourage and motivate all staff.
  • Provide assistance and guidance when needed on troubleshooting program and staff performance challenges and support proactive engagement in planning for improvement of program management.
  • Create and support a high performing culture in each program. Develop a team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively towards organizational vision and goals.
  • Work collaboratively with Vice President of Research and Quality Improvement to: support continued quality improvement; provide analysis of performance targets; coordinate and analyze program data to inform programmatic and organizational decision making; insure that outcomes and performance measures are adequately monitored for funding sources, program enhancement and organizational enhancement.
  • Work with program executive directors to establish annual program and departmental goals and objectives and track results against these goals as well as accountability protocols.
  • Work with CFO and program leadership in the budget development process and maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility.
  • Support fund development efforts through the promotion and execution of fundraising events, RFP strategic review and development of new programs.
  • Serve as the lead staff person on the Mission Committee (Programs) of the Board of Directors and other Board committees in collaboration with the CEO.
  • Serve as a liaison to key government agencies.
  • Represent Lutheran Social Services of NY and when needed the CEO on relevant committees and task forces, as well as at speaking engagements, conferences, panels and trainings.
  • Be aware of emerging needs among key stakeholders such as program participants, government, philanthropy, religious community and philanthropy.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as necessary.
 
SUPERVISES:
*      Executive Director for Children’s Services
*      Executive Director for Community Services
*      Executive Director for Early LIFE Services
*      Executive Director for Education Services
*      Executive Director for Residential Services
*      Executive Director of Facilities Operations
*      Director of Human Resources
*      Volunteers, Interns assigned
*      Contractors and consultants
 
EDUCATION:
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Public Health or other human services related field
 EXPERIENCE:
  • A minimum of 8-10 years’ executive leadership experience in a non-profit or philanthropic organization, overseeing multiple programs or contracts at an organization serving underserved individuals
  • Demonstrated experience managing a high-performing team in a multi-site, multi-programmatic organization
 
  SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Passion for the mission of Lutheran Social Services of NY and an ability to communicate that passion to others
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of government funding, program operations and management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, solid computer skills, demonstrated capacity to use data effectively in planning and management
  • Demonstrated cultural competence in a very diverse environment; ability to work effectively and sensitively with diverse staff and clients
  • Demonstrated ability to engage others
  • Demonstrated ability to develop systems, strategies and outcome measures
  • Strong commitment to working with the underserved
  • Willingness to listen and learn before speaking
  • Willingness to visit and learn more than 39 different programs and sites
  • Comfort working in a team capacity with colleagues who tend to have strong opinions and passionately held beliefs and values
  • An ability to be firm but flexible, to laugh but uphold high standards
  • Must be a team player who is not seeking glory but satisfaction in serving others
 
DATE REVISED:  9-5-2017
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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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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
 
POSITION: Food Service Worker
 
REPORTS TO: Director of Clinton Avenue Residence
 
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non Exempt
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Provides nutritious and appetizing meals for residents according to the city food standards.  Maintains food storage and kitchen in compliance with DOHMH and agency guidelines.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Perform regular food inventory
·         Ensure food storage areas are organized and food/ supplies are properly rotated
·         Perform all food and supply orders          
·         Accept food deliveries and store properly with dated labels
·         Prepare nutritious meals and snacks based on menus approved by a licensed dietician
·         Plan menus for special occasions, events and holidays
·         Maintain record of recipes and menus
·         Keep kitchen, appliances and food storage areas clean and orderly
·         Perform all other tasks assigned by Facility Director
 
 
SUPERVISES:
Volunteers (if applicable)
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
High school diploma or equivalent
 
EXPERIENCE:
Experience in commercial or institutional food preparation
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of proper nutrition and food storage
·         Knowledge of proper sanitation rules
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Works well with teams
  • Ability to manage time, organize and multi-task
·         Ability to maintain safe and controlled environment
·         Ability to apply training to their work
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Food handling certificate preferred
 
DATE REVISED: 3/23/2012
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION: Vocational Coordinator/Job Developer/Case Manager
 
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt Salaried
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Vocational Coordinator/Job Developer seeks to improve the quality of life of his/her clients by identifying aptitudes, developing occupational skills, and assisting clients in realizing their educational goals.  The Vocational Coordinator/Job Developer provides supported employment services.
 
The Job Developer/Vocational Coordinator promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation. 
 
The Case Manager promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation. 
 
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • 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 on topics including, but not limited to: employment applications, resume writing, proper dress and behavior for employment interviews and work situations, interview skills and techniques, and teamwork and conflict resolution.
  • Provides one-on-one employment counseling, mentoring, and support to clients.
  • Assists tenants with job searches, assessing client readiness, job interview skills, testing, and eligibility proceedings related to specific job opportunities.
  • Conducts ongoing outreach to community employers, develops a list of prospective employers appropriate for clients, facilitates routine gatherings with employers for follow up.
  • Responds to employer concerns with constructive and helpful approach.
  • Obtains knowledge of employer incentives that may encourage employment for low-income or disabled clients, including tax and other government incentives, and relates to prospective employers.
  • Oversees a stipend training program.
  • Conducts benefits planning to ensure that clients have accurate information about the effects of earned income upon their benefits.
  • Seeks out stipend jobs for the partially employable.
  • Utilizes community resources and governmental agencies to job search for clients.   
  • Provides weekend risk/support for the clients and participates in/facilitates groups, outings and events. 
  • Carry caseload (total # to be determined).
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Ensure that clients receive safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care.  Maintains a non-judgmental and unbiased approach.
 
 
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 employment possibilities.
  • Good time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients and positive working relationships within the Organization and with external agencies.
  • Proficiency in internet navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Possesses Crisis Intervention skills and engages in crisis management, as needed.
  • Able to establish appropriate boundaries with clients and other staff.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education.
  • Available to work some holidays and weekends.
 
DATE REVISED:  12/27/16
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:                              FCC Program Assistant
REPORTS TO:                          FCC Network Director
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full-Time
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Non-Exempt (Salaried)
 
 

 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The FCC Program Assistant supports the operations of LSSNY’s Early LIFE Services Program, primarily serving the Family Child Care (FCC) Program.  Key tasks include screening parents to determine ACS eligibility, assisting with re-certification, collecting parent tuition fees for FCC program, tracking fee payments, managing phone calls, and handling other important clerical tasks such as filing and organizing documentation.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Assist parents in completing ACS eligibility screening forms; provide information relating to eligibility.
 
  • Provide information to parents on FCC and other LSSNY services.
 
  • Manage (appropriately direct) incoming phone calls.
 
  • Assist parents in completing re-certification packages in the absence of Home Visitors.
 
  • Assist in collecting, tracking, and following up on parent weekly fees for Family Child Care Network on a regular basis.
 
  • Maintain fee payment data in FCC database.
 
  • Provide payment statements and updates to parents, when requested.
 
  • Complete monthly ACD-1 for submission to ACS.
 
  • Perform other duties as necessary and assigned.
 
  • Complete and submit monthly report to FCC Director by given deadline.
 
  • Handle other important clerical tasks such as filing and organizing documentation.
 
  • Ensure a high level of confidentiality with all Information.
 
  • Perform other duties as necessary and assigned.
 
 
SUPERVISES:
•  None.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
EDUCATION:
•     Minimum of High School Diploma.
 
EXPERIENCE:
•     Two years’ experience as administrative assistant with FCC program strongly preferred.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Extremely responsible
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks to meet stringent deadlines
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Meticulous proofing and follow up skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Excel
  • Ability to travel throughout New York City
 
 
DATE REVISED:  3/8/2017
 
 

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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 Manager – Community House
 
REPORTS TO:  Supervisor of Social Services
 
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 & EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years in human services or HS Diploma/GED with a minimum of 5 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:  6/1/15
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION: Case Manager – Muhlenberg
 
REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Social Services
 
LOCATION: Muhlenberg Residence
 
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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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:              Parent Resource Coordinator-Trainer
Safe Haven for Children Program
 
REPORTS TO:          Assistant Director of Safe Haven for Children Program
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full-Time
 
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT:  Non-Exempt (Salaried)
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Safe Haven for Children Program serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors.  This is a 24-hour program.  The Parent Resource Coordinator-Trainer identifies prospective short-term foster parents, finds appropriate homes for unaccompanied minors, screens and trains foster parents, prepares home studies, and ensures that all required documentation of foster care cases is in compliance with federal requirements and state laws and regulation.  The Parent Resource Coordinator-Trainer supports program staff, specifically around recruiting, home finding, identifying and developing community relationships with trainers.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Recruit resource (i.e. short-term foster) parents within the five boroughs of NYC.
  • Assess potential resource parents’ abilities and motivations for becoming resource parents.
  • Conduct home visits to assess and compile documents required to complete home studies, recertification, etc.
  • Prepare home studies.
  • Conduct trainings and orientation sessions for prospective resource parents.
  • Create and implement annual training curriculum for foster parents within ORR requirements.
  • Research material for trainings.
  • Regularly enter all required information, data, etc., into program systems/ case files as required by program policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and Federal rules and regulations, including but not limited to HIPAA.
  • Process resource parent applications in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all background clearances are conducted (i.e.: State Central Registry (SCR), Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), etc.).
  • Process and monitor receipt of required certification and recertification documents.
  • Create and maintain resource parents’/applicants’ records/files.
  • Attend required meetings and trainings (Administration for Children Services (ACS), Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), etc.).
  • Assist in developing outreach materials.
  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to maximize agency presence within communities.
  • Liaise with community organizations, i.e., Community Partnership Initiative.
  • Follow up with families to obtain any outstanding required documents.
  • Certify and recertify homes within CONNECTIONS.
  • Receive and process intake calls.
  • Create and maintain active and inactive resource parents’ records.
  • Verify compliance of foster homes with Federal, state and city regulations.
  • Perform other duties as required by direct supervisor or needs of the program/agency.
  • Maintain regular contact with active foster parents.
  • Document contact with foster parents in progress/case notes.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Volunteers as needed
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelors degree in social work or related field
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of two years’ relevant experience
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication and writing skills (in English and Spanish)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with consumers and co-workers
  • Knowledgeable about working with foster care youth and children and families at risk
  • Ability to manage time effectively, multi-task and determine priorities
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Resourceful/Solution-focused
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed, including occasional weekends.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) required
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications and OCFS Connections
 
DATE REVISED: 10/17/2017
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
 
POSITION:  Case Manager / Art Coordinator – Bergen Street Residence
 
REPORTS TO:  Supervisor of Social Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt Salaried
 
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Case Manager / Art Coordinator fullfils two key roles at the Bergen Street Residence: As Case Manager, he/she promotes client wellness and autonomy through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation.  As Art Coordinator, he/she improves and enhances the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the Bergen Street residents through the creative process of art making.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Carry caseload (total # to be determined).
  • Link clients with appropriate providers and resources throughout the continuum
of health and human services care settings, based on clients’ needs and values.
  • Escort clients to scheduled and unscheduled psychiatric/medical care.
  • Advocate to ensure that clients receive safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care. Maintain a non- judgmental and unbiased approach.
  • Organize and facilitate (escorting as needed) on/off-site activities.
  • Manage a minimum of two ongoing groups. Track client participation in client records.
  • 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. Includes, but is not limited to, recording progress notes, constructing service plans, updating medical and mental health information, and completing psychosocial assessments.
  • Facilitate art groups as a means of learning conflict resolution and problem solving, developing interpersonal skills, behavior management, stress reduction, increasing self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieving insight.
  • Conduct client assessments, integrating the visual arts and the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Prepare corresponding reports for client records.
  • Research community resources and recreational activities; make individual referrals and/or organize group activities, as appropriate.
  • Organize on-site art programs for holidays; coordinate decoration of facility bulletin boards and/or community areas, particularly during holidays.
  • Represent Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics, and uphold agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Perform related duties, as assigned by supervisor.
 
SUPERVISE:
•     Volunteers as needed
 
QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION:
•     Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or sociology with a strong emphasis on art, group, or recreational therapy.
•     Bachelor’s Degree in other human service or social service field may be considered, based on experience.
 
EXPERIENCE:
•    Minimum of 2 years in human services field
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Knowledgeable about issues of homelessness, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, and entitlement programs.
  • Able to develop, organize and facilitate art groups and art therapy.
  • Well-versed in the creative process of art making and interpretation.
  • Enthusiastic, client-centered approach.
  • Excellent communication skills, spoken and written.
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients and positive working   relationships with colleagues and external agencies.
  • Crisis Intervention skills.
  • Strong time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once.
  • Proficient in internet navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education.
  • Available to work some holidays and weekends.
 
DATE REVISED: 6/12/15
 
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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:                               SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
 
REPORTS TO:                          School Principal
 
CLASSIFICATION:                  Full-Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:          Exempt
 
 
The New LIFE School educates students with special needs in grades 3 through 12.  The School Social Worker ensures that students receive counseling services in accordance with their Individualized Education Plans.  The School Social Worker works with school staff, outside agencies and parents/guardians to foster the growth and development of each student at The New LIFE School.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.  Ensure that each child receives required counseling as indicated on his/her IEP
2. Provide individual and group counseling
3. Maintain attendance cards and log notes for all necessary related service counseling in accordance with Medicaid reporting mandates
4. Train staff on policies and procedures regarding recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect
5. Ensure that new students meet all intake screening requirements
6. Provide input to assist monitoring of students taking psychotropic medication
7. Provide feedback to prescribing doctors for students taking psychotropic medication
8. Provide families with information and assistance in seeking needed emergency services
9. Maintain contact with out of school service providers and link follow-up and advocacy services as appropriate and necessary
10. Provide instructional staff with ongoing consultation around relevant group and individual classroom management needs, medication, as well as personal, psychological, and family data that affects school functioning
11. Consult with administrative staff around system-wide issues in the school and community/family milieu of the students
12. Provide updated social histories as required to increase understanding about the family history, dynamics and pressures
13. Provide annual progress reports and recommendations to the Committee on Special Education in a format determined by the School Principal
14. Maintain counseling notes, attendance records and log notes for student counseling sessions
15. Provide feedback to teaching and administrative staff during student conference sessions
16. Provide current information on family functioning during student conference sessions
17. Communicate with outside agencies, prescribing doctors and mental health professionals
18. Provide observational reports and data on particular students as needed
19. Attend IEP annual review conferences as determined by the School Principal in consultation with Curriculum IEP Coordinator
20. Ensure that home visits are conducted in a timely manner and at mutually agreeable times and places
21. Provide administrative support and presence when a student requires emergency assistance (hospital, police, medical support)
22. Generate a Behavioral Intervention Plan and/or a Functional Behavioral Analysis as required to support and facilitate discussions with the Committee on Special Education
23. Contact students’ families as needed to ensure that a defined treatment plan is in place for each student
24. Facilitate contact with students’ families to encourage better school attendance
25. Provide face-to-face contact when a student requires psychiatric hospitalization
26. Ensure that Transitional Supports are in place when an older adolescent leaves The New LIFE School
27. Assist with the Intake Screening process for new student enrollees
28. Provide parent support groups as determined by the School Principal and at locations mutually agreeable to all parties
EDUCATION:
  • NYS Certification as a School Social Worker, LCSW, LMSW
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a school social worker or as a social worker in a non-school setting
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with special needs students
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with parents/guardians
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a special education day school setting
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate effectively for students
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure students’ emotional health and safety
  • Demonstrated ability to follow administrative directives and school mandates regarding student counseling
  • Able to represent The New LIFE School during intake processing of new enrollees
  • Team player – able to work effectively with classroom staff
  • Willing to serve students beyond the confines of a regular school day
  • Willing to assist in an emergency (hospital, police, psychiatric intervention)
  • Willing to visit parents / guardians beyond the geography of the school
DATE REVISED: 8/4/2017
 
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POSITION: Porter – The Muhlenberg Residence
 
REPORTS TO: Senior Maintenance Worker
 
CLASSIFICATION: Part Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Muhlenberg Residence is a 24-hour supportive housing program serving extremely vulnerable individuals, including people with histories of homelessness and/or mental illness.  As a valued member of the Muhlenberg’s Maintenance team, the Porter helps keep The Muhlenberg Residence in excellent condition at all times, promoting well-being and quality of life for the residents.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Maintains the interior and exterior of The Muhlenberg Residence at the highest standard of excellence.
  • Sweeps and mops interior spaces, maintains wood floors, vacuums carpeted areas.
  • Completes janitorial work, including but not limited to:
    • Trash removal;
    • Cleaning bathrooms/refilling bathroom items;
    • Cleaning kitchens, hallways, stairwells, and other common areas;
    • Cleaning offices;
    • Cleaning storage and machinery rooms.
  • Keeps sidewalks and other exterior areas clean and free of debris.
  • Performs seasonal tasks such as shoveling snow, salting/sanding sidewalks.
  • Performs minor repairs, such as fixing leaky faucets, changing light bulbs, etc.
  • Identifies larger repair needs; generates work orders for the Maintenance team.
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, and ethics, and upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.                              
 
EDUCATION:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum 3 years as Porter/Janitor. 
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Conscientious; excellent work ethic.
  • Basic knowledge of health, cleanliness, security, and safety issues pertaining to building maintenance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to maintain professional boundaries with residents while demonstrating respect and acceptance of people from all backgrounds and walks of life.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Willing to accept feedback and work with supervisor to grow professionally and develop job skills.
  • Flexible, available to work some holidays and weekends.                   
 
DATE REVISED: 7/24/2017
 
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LIFE Logo w StrengtheningLUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:  Administrative Director of Early LIFE
 
REPORTS TO:  Executive Director for Early LIFE Services
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Exempt – Management Team
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
 
The Administrative Director provides a critical link between LSSNY’s Early LIFE Program and the families we serve.  S/he ensures that families remain in good standing with regard to fees and strengthens volunteer participation in the Early LIFE program.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
  • Track parent fees, including inputting and managing data.
  • Follow up with parents with overdue accounts.
  • Provide leadership and administration for parent and volunteer involvement with the Early LIFE program.
  • Support leadership in organizing and executing activities and events for Early LIFE programs.
  • Ensure that special events complement the agency mission and vision.
  • For all events, create and follow a timeline with minute-to-minute details; in the event of a speaker, include an edited script for host and all speakers to follow.
  • Supervise and develop volunteers.
  • Track “in-kind” contributions to Early LIFE program (i.e. volunteer hours, donations).
  • Supervise and develop Administrative Assistants at Early LIFE sites.
  • Review and update program plans, parent handbooks and all other Early LIFE operational materials as needed.
  • Participate in design, updating and distribution of program forms and monthly newsletter for Early LIFE programs.
  • Provide word processing support for Early LIFE Executive Director.
  • Record and produce final drafts of meeting minutes, manuals, rosters and other documents.
  • Make appointments, maintain calendars, schedule meetings, attend meetings, make phone calls and act as liaison for Early LIFE Executive Director.
  • Track Early LIFE work orders, incident reports, DOHMH and FDNY violations and ensure follow-up.
  • Perform all other duties, as assigned by supervisor.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • Volunteers
  •  Early LIFE Administrative Assistants
 
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
  • Associate’s Degree or higher in development, education, finance or a related field.
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • At least 2 years’ relevant experience in non-profit sector.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to establish positive working relationships with colleagues and external partners.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong time-management skills - able to meet deadlines and goals.
  • Proficient in data entry, analysis, reporting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, Google, Email and the Internet.
  • Able to maintain high level of confidentiality.
  • Strong sense of discretion, initiative and good judgment.
 
DATE REVISED:  November 15, 2017
 
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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK
 
POSITION:  Job Developer/Case Manager
 
REPORTS TO:  Supervisor of Social Services and Director of
             The Muhlenberg Residence
 
CLASSIFICATION:  Full-Time
 
EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:  Non-Exempt Salaried
 
 
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Muhlenberg Residence provides supportive housing to low-income and formerly homeless individuals, many of whom have disabilities.  The Job Developer/Case Manager links tenants with employment opportunities, assessing tenants’ job-readiness and assisting with job interview and related skills.  In addition, the Job Developer/Case Manager carries a case load, promoting client wellness, autonomy and quality of life through advocacy, assessment, planning, communication, education, resource management, and service facilitation.
 
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
Job Developer Duties
  • Assists tenants with searching for employment opportunities, considering and assessing client readiness and eligibility for specific job opportunities
  • Provides coaching to enhance job interview skills.
  • Facilitates workshops and trainings on job interview and job readiness skills.
  • Conducts ongoing outreach to employers in the community; develops a list of prospective employers; facilitates gatherings with employers for follow up.
  • Liaises with employers – addresses employer concerns as needed.
  • Researches employer incentives for employment of low income and disabled clients, including tax and other incentives; relates information to prospective employers.
  • Conducts benefits planning to ensure that clients have accurate information about the effects of earned income on their benefits.
  • Seeks out stipend jobs for the partially employable, with the goal of limiting effects of earned income on benefits.
  • Utilizes community resources and other state and city funded agencies for job searches. 
 
 
Case Manager Duties
  • Carries caseload (total # to be determined).
  • Links clients with appropriate providers and resources throughout the continuum of health and human services and care. 
  • Escorts clients as needed to scheduled and unscheduled psychiatric/ medical care.
  • Ensures that clients receive safe, effective, client-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable care, maintaining a non-judgmental and unbiased approach. 
  • Organizes, facilitates, and escorts clients as needed for on/off-site activities.
  • Manages a minimum of two ongoing groups, tracking client participation in the client record. 
  • Conducts unit inspections and ensures proper follow-up to findings, assisting clients as needed.
  • Maintains client records (including progress notes, service plans, medical and mental health information, and psychosocial assessments) as “audit-ready” at all times, as required by program funding sources.
 
Other
  • Represents Lutheran Social Service of New York’s mission, values, ethics; upholds agency Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.
 
SUPERVISES:
  • None
 
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
 
EXPERIENCE:
  • Two years’ (minimum) experience in human services or related field
  • Working knowledge of issues related to homelessness, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, and entitlements
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication skills (speaking, listening and writing)
  • Enthusiastic, client-centered, creative
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Able to establish professional boundaries with clients and staff
  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Able to maintain positive working relationships within LSSNY and with external agencies
  • Well-versed in employment possibilities
  • Strong time management skills, able to handle multiple tasks and assignments at once
  • Flexible, available to work some holidays and weekends
  • Proficient in Internet Navigation, E-mail, and Microsoft Word.
  • Willing to participate in continuing education
 
DATE REVISED:  2/7/17
 
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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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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF NEW YORK POSITION: Paralegal and Immigration Know Your Rights Trainer REPORTS TO: General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, and Executive Director for Community Services CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT: Non-Exempt Salaried GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The job has two facets: (1) to work in the legal department of Lutheran Social Services of New York, a large not-for-profit social service agency, on legal issues involving all programs of LSSNY, including supporting in-house counsel on court cases involving the agency and monitoring, supporting and fostering “best practices” for compliance with LSSNY and government rules and regulations, and (2) to coordinate and implement the Immigration Legal Service's "Know Your Rights" project. This job will entail approximately 5 hours of overtime each week. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Office of the General Counsel Duties (approximately 35 hrs/wk) • Gather and organize evidence for court and administrative cases involving the agency, including reviewing documents and interviewing witnesses • Draft affidavits, letters, and other documents • Assist in promulgating policies for the agency in accordance with governmental requirements in areas of employment and corporate governance • Assist with filing legal documents • Prepare and submit documentation for grants • Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors • Maintain corporate files and retrieve information readily, both physical copies and electronic filings • Monitor, support and foster “best practices” for compliance with LSSNY and government rules and regulations • Train LSSNY staff on a range of legal issues • Support LSSNY’s agency-wide Health and Safety Committee • Handle other tasks as assigned by the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel Immigration Know Your Rights Project Duties (approximately 10 hrs/wk) • Present 1-2 Know Your Rights workshops per week at host schools/community based organizations throughout NYC. Topics cover: immigrant rights, ICE encounters, immigration executive orders, legal referrals, identifying fraudulent legal services, and city resources available to immigrant New Yorkers • Develop/assemble workshop materials • Schedule workshops with hosts • Maintain existing partnerships and forge new relationships with community host organizations for KYR workshops • Complete reports about KYR workshops for the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree EXPERIENCE: Experience in legal services or other not-for-profit preferred SKILLS & ABILITIES: • Interest in law, not-for-profits • Excellent writing skills • Strong analytical skills • Attention to detail • Strong organizational, communication and computer skills • Able to work well independently and as part of a team • Able to meet deadlines • Able to relate well to diverse groups of individuals • Comfortable with public speaking • Bilingual English/Spanish speakers preferred. Other foreign language skills are a plus • Able to travel throughout NYC DATE REVISED: 11/9/2017 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. ______________________ _______________________ ______________ Employee Name Signature Date