Job type full-time
Full job description
In response to the current state of affairs (related to covid-19) and in exercising safe and professional social practices, graham has transitioned our interviewing and onboarding processes to a virtual platformAdditionally, with the exception of mission essential roles that require limited travel, we have also expanded our existing “flexible workspace” arrangements options to provide opportunities to work fully remotely as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times.
About graham windham
In full partnership with families & communities, graham windham strives to make a life-altering difference to children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life: a safe, loving, permanent family and the opportunity and preparation to thrive in school and in the worldWith over 600 full-time employees serving children and families in multiple programs throughout westchester county, manhattan, the bronx, brooklyn and harlem, graham windham provides an exciting & enriching work experience.
Graham windham is one of the first organizations in the new york city to implement solution -based casework (sbc)Solution-based casework helps children and families to be the solution to the seemingly insurmountable problems in their lives, from generational cycles of poverty, abuse, and neglect to unemployment, domestic violence and severe health problemsBy recognizing and reinforcing their innate strengths and ability to cope, we at graham windham empower them to take the lead in making change in their lives.
About the program
The family treatment/ rehabilitation program (ftr) located both in manhattan and brooklyn offers intensive preventive case management services to families at risk of removal of children to foster care due to neglect and abuseRisk factors for families served by the ftr program are sometimes advanced as a result of caretakers’ drug use and/ or mental illnessThe stressors of poverty, substance use, instability and criminal justice involvement can greatly compromise a parent’s capacity to care for her children, despite strong desires to be engagedOur goal is to partner with families to keep them together while ensuring that children will be safely cared for.
About the position
The case planner in our ftr program provides assessment, engagement, case management and other support services which help ensure that children have strong families to grow up in and have the preparation and opportunity to succeed in school and lifeLearn more about what it is like to be a case planner at graham windham by watching our realistic job previews at http://www.graham-windham.org/careers/employee-videos/
Duties and responsibilities:
Creates, in partnership with families, service plans which address safety, behavioral, educational, and psychological and permanency needs.
Monitors safety, well-being and progress against other critical outcomes by facilitating regular casework contacts and by documenting the same in progress notes and other case documentation.
Collaborates with internal and external service providers and other stakeholders through clear and timely verbal and written communication.
Participates actively in family court hearings, family team conferences and other meetings to advance permanency for children and families.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work; bilingual spanish speaking required; critical competencies: detail-oriented; excellent verbal and written communication skills; flexibility, professionalism; ability to function as a team player and possesses a demonstrated passion for advancing the work of serving children and families; ability to work with diverse populations; familiarity with nys connections system a +
Full-time position; salary commensurate with experience, in accordance with qualificationsGraham windham offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more.