The Clinical Services Department is currently looking for applicants for the following roles:
Director of Clinical Services
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, (NYSPCC) is accepting applications for the Director of Clinical Services. This senior level position, reporting to the Executive Director, is responsible for directing all clinical services for children and families. This includes the Trauma Recovery Program, the Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program, and the Crisis Debriefing Program. The Trauma Recovery Program provides long-term therapeutic services to children and families who have experienced child abuse, neglect, and other traumas, utilizing various trauma-informed modalities (TF-CBT, Art therapy, ARC model.) The Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program is designed to empower parents, who are court-ordered and considered high-risk, to improve their parenting skills and strengthen relationships with their children. The Director of Clinical Services will oversee the Crisis Debriefing Program that supports child welfare staff in the aftermath of child fatalities or other critical incidents, and the Parent Grief Program, that supports ACS-involved parents following critical incidents impacting their child(ren).
The Director is responsible for ensuring quality clinical mental health services; integrating various trauma informed modalities into practice; and for providing direct supervision for the Assistant Director of Clinical Services and two Assistant Managers of Clinical Services. This position also is a member of the Senior Management Team, and as such, collaborates with the Research, Training, and Development departments regularly to further agency goals. This position provides training to outside constituencies and participates in various state and national committees as needed.
The Director also oversees all protocol development and compliance, curriculum development, grants management, and ensuring proper administration of evaluation tools.
An LCSW, an LCSW with PhD, or a licensed psychologist is required, as is extensive training and experience in providing trauma and grief counseling to children and families. A minimum of ten to fifteen years of direct clinical supervisory experience in the child welfare field is required. Experience in individual, group and family therapy required, as is strong assessment skills and experience with integrating research into practice. Familiarity and experience working with clients that have experienced domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, substance abuse and mental illness is required. A commitment to social justice in child welfare is required. Excellent writing and communication skills and computer competency required. Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.
This position reports to the Executive Director. It is full-time Monday-Friday, with a hybrid in-person/remote schedule. Position to start immediately. Salary: $115-$135K, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) Parent Therapist
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) seeks a motivated, devoted professional with strong clinical and organizational skills to serve as a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Parent Therapist. The position is full-time and includes a weekend day and two evenings to accommodate participant schedules. The position is a hybrid of in-person and remote work.
The Bilingual Parent Therapist will play an important role in providing supportive counseling to custodial parents participating in our Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program (TSVP). Our TSVP serves low-income families with a court mandate for visitation due to histories of domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, and neglect. The program seeks to assist high-risk families in creating safe, supportive, and consistent parent-child relationships through psychoeducation, exploring the impact of intergenerational trauma on parent-child relationships, supporting parent accountability, and facilitating healing in parent-child relationships.
• Provide weekly supportive counseling to custodial parents of children participating in TSVP, the majority of whom are impacted by domestic violence, using a psychoeducational curriculum
• Carry a limited caseload of TSVP families
• Co-facilitate Parenting Journey groups for visiting parents participating in TSVP
• LMSW, LCSW, LMHC or equivalent and New York State licensure required
• Fluency in Spanish required
• Commitment to social justice and strong communication skills required
• A minimum of three years of experience providing counseling to domestic violence survivors required
• Comprehensive knowledge of IDV Court, Family Court, and child protective systems preferred
Salary: $70K, 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, please send your resume, cover letter and clinical writing sample via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) seeks a motivated, devoted professional with strong clinical skills to serve as a Trauma Therapist. The position requires a Sunday through Thursday schedule with two evenings during the week. The position involves a hybrid of remote and in-person work. The Trauma Therapist will play an important role in supporting the agency mission to effectively responding to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care.
• Provide trauma-focused therapeutic services on-site to economically disadvantaged families participating in our Therapeutic Supervised Visitation and Trauma Recovery Programs
• Facilitate crisis debriefings throughout the five boroughs with child welfare staff after critical incidents and fatalities
• Co-facilitate Safe Touches child sexual abuse prevention workshops with K-3rd grade students
• Provide workshops and trainings to children, parents or professionals
• LMSW, LMHC or equivalent and New York State licensure required
• A minimum of two years of experience working with high-conflict families with histories of trauma and an understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, mental health and substance abuse issues preferred
• A commitment to social justice in child welfare preferred
• Familiarity implementing evidence-based practices preferred
Salary: 62.5K 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 please send your resume, cover letter and clinical writing sample via email to email@example.com.
Bilingual Program Coordinator
The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) seeks a motivated, highly organized administrative assistant with strong communication and technology skills to serve as the Program Coordinator for the Clinical Department. The position is Monday – Friday with a hybrid of remote and in-person time. The Program Coordinator will play an essential role in supporting the agency mission to effectively respond to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care. The Program Coordinator assists the Clinical Department in the day-to-day operations of the Crisis Debriefing, Trauma Recovery, and Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Programs.
• Assist in the management of referrals made to The NYSPCC’s clinical programs; serve as a liaison with courts and other referrals sources.
• Conduct outreach to newly referred families and communicate agency updates to enrolled families.
• Assist in the management of daily program operations by maintaining caseload master list and therapist schedules, entering referral data, and coordinating case assignments.
• Design and maintain Excel spreadsheets tracking program deliverables and billing.
• Coordinate new hire interviews.
• Participate in weekly Clinical Department team meetings.
• Answer phone calls and greet program participants and visitors at the front desk two mornings a week.
• Bachelor’s degree plus five years of relevant office experience required
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency required
• Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite required
• Experience working in social service agency, particularly with families impacted by trauma, preferred
Salary: 55K 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, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: Resumes sent without cover letters will not be considered.
*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, sexual harassment, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), 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.