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Sociotherapist

Company: Children's Aid
Location: New York
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Sociotherapist 1/30/24Full Time--Manhattan
#### Job ID: 006843
#### Description:
Harlem Family Services Center (317 Lenox Ave)
$50,000 - $55,000
*******Sign-On Bonus Eligible*******
**Position Summary:**The Sociotherapist (ST) is in the foster home on a weekly basis to work with the foster parent and the youth. The goal of the ST is to ensure that placements are stable and that the young person and their foster parent are able to work together towards case objectives.
**Essential Duties:**** **
* Work as member of a team in the innovative Enhanced Family Foster Care program.
* Responsible for providing Behavior Modification Training and Supportive Counseling to foster parents caring for youth with special needs.
* Attend Treatment Team Conferences and Family Team Meeting regarding youth's needs and services.
* Assist with monitoring family visits and assisting with the transportation of youth.
* Facilitate and Support Youth's attainment of Permanency Goals.
* Maintain daily progress notes and other written materials.
* Conduct weekly home visits.
* Provide counseling and mediation to youth and foster parent.
* Provide crisis intervention services.
* Share rotating 24-hour on-call responsibility.
* Participate in supervision, in-service training, and team meetings.
* Recertification, Erates, SPR letters.
* In-person collaboration is an essential function of the job.
* Perform other duties as assigned.
**Minimum Qualifications:**** **
* Bachelor's degree required; preferably in social work or a related field.
* Valid Driver's License.
* Demonstrated ability to work effectively with teens or children with special needs.
* Knowledge of the Foster Care/Adoption field.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
**Key Competencies:**
* Excellent oral, writing and organizational skills.
* Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
* Basic computer literacy.
* Experience in working with a team.
It is the policy of Children's Aid to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment and is dedicated to maintaining a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Children's Aid will not to tolerate discrimination, harassment or retaliation on any basis, including race, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, gender/sex (including pregnancy), disability, religion, source of income, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, familial status, caregiver status, military status, marital or partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest or conviction record, credit history, unemployment status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Children's Aid is committed to complying with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Children's Aid will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of all allegations of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or any violation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy in a confidential manner and will take appropriate corrective action, if and where warranted. Children's Aid prohibits retaliation against employees who provide information about, complain about, or assist in the investigation of any complaint of discrimination or violation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
#### Requirements:
Job Type Full Time
Location --Manhattan
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Keywords: Children's Aid, New York , Sociotherapist, Other , New York, New York

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