The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a Full–Time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Therapeutic Visitation Clinician to work a Wednesday – Sunday schedule (Wednesday, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm).
The Therapeutic Visitation Clinician is responsible for facilitating court-ordered therapeutic supervised visits between non-custodial parents and their children in an effort to develop and/or enhance the emotional bond between the parent and children and to facilitate healing in their relationships with one another. Responsibilities include: conducting intake interviews, facilitating therapeutic supervised visits and exchanges, coaching parents on issues of access, visitation and parenting, facilitating Parent Education workshops, writing visit notes and summary reports, recording data in databases, and making referrals for needed services.
Additional responsibilities include providing supervision to a master’s level social work student, facilitation of debriefings with child welfare staff after critical incidents, and co-facilitation of Safe Touches child sexual abuse prevention workshops with K-3rd grade students.
Salary: Low $60K’s commensurate with experience.
Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan with match, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.
If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, or know of anyone who may be interested, please send your resume, cover letter and clinical writing sample via email to Benoit Chery at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038.
The NYSPCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes diversity in its employment practices. Employment decisions are made without regard to an applicant's actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, sex/gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, arrest or conviction record (consistent with the provisions of New York State’s Corrections Law), partnership status, familial status, liability for military service, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, veteran status, genetic pre-disposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
LMSW or equivalent and New York State licensure required. New graduates will have six months to obtain their license after hire. Two to five years of experience working with high conflict families, an understanding of the complexities of divorce/separation, the custody and visitation process, the child welfare process including child abuse and neglect, mental health and substance abuse issues, and sound clinical judgment are essential. Fluency in Spanish required.
Additional Salary Information: Low $60K’s commensurate with experience.
About The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
As the world?s first child protection agency, The NYSPCC responds to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care, by providing best practice counseling, legal and educational services.
Through research, communications and training initiatives, we work to expand these programs to prevent abuse and help more children heal.
How we prevent the abuse and n...eglect of children:
Mental Health Services:
• Provide court-ordered supervised visitation services to children and their
families in a safe and supportive setting.
• Counsel children who have endured the trauma of child abuse or neglect.
• Provide group counseling and sexual abuse prevention workshops to
high-risk” children in New York City schools.
• Provide crisis debriefing services to child welfare agencies to help staff
during times of stress, grief and loss.
• Advocate for legislative action that protects children and strengthens families.
• Promote healthy parenting through counseling and education.
• Educate professionals about child abuse and neglect identification and reporting.
• Train professionals on The NYSPCC?s best practice models.
Our key audiences:
• Children and families involved with NYC?s child protective services.
• Children and families involved with NYC Family Court.
• Young families who need support to care for their children.
• Professionals needing assistance with training and education in the child welfare arena.