Bilingual Case Planner

Location US-NY-Bronx
Job ID 2024-2278
Job Family
Child Welfare
Job Type
Full-Time
Shift Days
Monday - Friday
Shift Hours
9am - 5pm
Salary Range
56,100 - 63,400
Hours Per Week
35 hours per week

Overview

At The New York Foundling, we trust in the power and potential of people, and we deliberately invest in proven practices. From bold beginnings in 1869, our New York-based nonprofit has supported hundreds of thousands of our neighbors on their own paths to stability, strength, and independence.  We help children and families navigate through and beyond foster care. We help families struggling with conflict and poverty grow strong. We help individuals with developmental disabilities live their best lives, and we help our neighbors access quality health and mental health services—core to building lifelong resilience and wellbeing. Together, our interrelated programs provide a whole-person, whole-family, and whole-life approach that unlocks solutions for a lifetime.

 

The case planner in the Mother/Child Residence is responsible for providing case planning/case management & social work services to pregnant and parenting adolescents who are residing in the maternity and mother/child residential programs, as well as providing after-care services to the parenting youth on trial discharge from current caseload.   Work collaboratively with all Program staff of each Residence; as well as ACS, the Referring Agency/Case Planning Agency for the pregnant teens, as well as the social work and medical staff of Bellvue Hospital Dept of Obstetric Care and Gynecology; Beth Israel Hospital; Sidney Hillman Institute of Family Health, and other Hospitals and Medical Clinic in the Bronx and Staten Island communities.

Responsibilities

Position Description: 

The case planner in the Mother/Child Residence is responsible for providing case planning/case management & social work services to pregnant and parenting adolescents who are residing in the maternity and mother/child residential programs, as well as providing after-care services to the parenting youth on trial discharge from current caseload.   Work collaboratively with all Program staff of each Residence; as well as ACS, the Referring Agency/Case Planning Agency for the pregnant teens, as well as the social work and medical staff of Bellvue Hospital Dept of Obstetric Care and Gynecology; Beth Israel Hospital; Sidney Hillman Institute of Family Health, and other Hospitals and Medical Clinic in the Bronx and Staten Island communities.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide case planning/case management and social work services to the pregnant and parenting youth in the maternity residence and the mother/child residential program;
  • Complete Intake interviews; psycho-social evaluation reports; collaborate and assist child care staff in developing ICMP (Individual Crisis Management Plan)
  • Collaborate with clinicians of NYF Mental Health Dept with regard to the youth’s initial mental health screenings and annual development screenings of the babies;
  • Collaborate with the respective Hospital Pre-Natal & Obstetric Clinic staff, and NYF Medical Clinic staff regarding the on-going health care of the pregnant and parenting youth and their infants
  • Provide weekly individual counseling sessions with pregnant youth and bi-weekly individual counseling sessions with parenting youth; fulfill the required contacts with the biological families of these youth; make home visits as required
  • Co-facilitate weekly therapeutic group with pregnant and parenting youth in the program
  • Document all contacts, interviews, casework and case planning sessions in Connections; Complete FASP’s and Court Reports/Permanency Hearing Reports in a timely manner.
  • Attend all required Court Hearings
  • Compliance with NYF, ACS and NYS face-to-face contacts and record-keeping requirements
  • Responsible for assuring the completion of all Mother/Baby Referral Packages for the pregnant youth in the maternity residence, which includes psycho-social evaluation, psychiatric evaluation and psychological evaluation for processing to ACS Office of Placement and the Case Planning agency
  • Attend bi-weekly team update meeting with the maternity and mother/child Program staff;
  • Responsible for scheduling; treatment team Conference for all pregnant youth with the case planning agency/ ACS/DCP, and the NYF psychiatrist and psychologist; schedule FTC conferences for the parenting youth;
  • Assure the implementation of the Service Plan Goals as agreed upon at the FTC conferences
  • Actively participate in individual and group supervision; clinical case conferences; treatment team meetings; FTC conferences; Discharge conferences; Program staff meetings and on-going In-Service trainings
  • Provide weekly parenting education group lessons to parenting teens in the mother/child AOBH program.
  • Provide weekly pregnancy education through individual and group lessons to pregnant teens at the AOBH program.
  • Attend all required trainings
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Salary Range: $56,100/year - $63,400/year

 

The New York Foundling is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse employee population, the Foundling will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

 

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • BA/MA in Psychology, Sociology, BSW or MSW with 1-2 years child welfare experience preferred.

Other Requirements/Preferences:

  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to effectively negotiate systems for multi-problem families
  • Experience with drug treatment populations preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required
  • Typing skills and computer literacy required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Valid Driver’s license

Education Required

Bachelors

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