JO#416430 IS BEING REPOSTED FOR TWO WEEKS. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.
The NYC Administration for Children’s Services is seeking an outstanding candidate to serve as a Program Officer on the Community Based Strategies team in the Division of Prevention Services (DPS). DPS and its network of contracted providers deliver community-based services across NYC to improve safety, wellbeing, and permanency for thousands of families each year.
The Program Officer will be charged with integrating, coordinating, managing, and overseeing the implementation and contract management of prevention services program model(s) (Examples include: Child Parent Psychotherapy, Functional Family Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Treatment and Rehabilitation, Family Support/General Prevention, Clinical Enhancement Services).
Reporting to the Assistant Commissioner of Community Based Strategies, the Program Officer will be responsible for supporting the development of a vision for program integration and sustainability, coordinating and collaborating with the selected providers and internal ACS stakeholders to ensure alignment, and utilizing implementation science principles and other contract management best practices to ensure quality implementation and sustainability of the prevention services program.
The Program Officer will be tasked with the following responsibilities:
- Support the development of a system for program management that includes: ongoing collaboration and research with model developers, fidelity to program model standards and research, site visits and relationship building with providers and front line staff, emphasis on community and family engagement to ensure and maintain utilization, feedback from clients during and after services, outcome and impact measurement, effectiveness, access and referral pathways for target populations, standardized assessments and eligibility criteria, and other elements of sustainability derived from best practice and/or implementation science
- Utilize data systems of record and tools to support research and analysis; Makes and records observations on the progress of research/investigations and evaluates data; maintains records and prepares reports.
- Coordinate and collaborate with model developers, contracted service providers, ACS staff, and external stakeholders to plan, implement, integrate, and sustain programs including qualitative and quantitative research methods and evaluation.
- Coach and manage staff in a strengths-based manner.
- Prepare documents, make presentations, and guide goal-oriented meetings with key stakeholders.
- Support the development of a system for the sharing of best practices among the prevention services program sites to support collaboration and quality improvement through a learning collaborative or other similar model.
- Represent DPS in external coordination workgroups and internal working groups focused on prevention services sustainability.
- Develop innovative strategies for improving service delivery and collaboration among providers.
- Conduct site and field visits, engage community members to inform program planning, and build relationships with providers, front line staff, and internal/external stakeholders.
- Serve as single point of contact for provider agencies delivering model, engages with provider agencies to track and monitor staffing, approve invoices, conduct annual performance review, provide real time technical assistance, and generally partner with agencies to ensure quality service delivery.
- Bring a racial equity and social justice lens to the work and helps drive and support initiatives across the portfolio of programs that promote equity, economic mobility, and ensure families are at the center of all decision making.
- Play an active role in strategic planning and coordination for division policies and programs.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
The ideal candidate will have professional or educational experience in one or more of the following: implementation science, evaluation, evidence-based and/or trauma-informed therapeutic approaches, direct service experience in underserved communities, child abuse prevention, family engagement, program planning.
The preferred candidate must have proven experience independently managing and completing projects involving stakeholders from varied backgrounds; proven excellent research and communications skills (both oral and written).
Additionally, the preferred candidate must have demonstrated ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive responsibilities effectively and independently in a fast-paced environment. Experience conducting operational reviews/process evaluations and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across programs and with outside agencies, initiative, reliability, and resourcefulness are strongly desired.
The preferred candidate will have experience with the following computer software: MS Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint; SPSS or another statistical software package. A Master’s degree in the social sciences and background in policy and operations is strongly preferred.
JO#416430 IS BEING REPOSTED FOR TWO WEEKS. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY
Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.
The City of New York and the Administration for Children’s Services are Equal Opportunity Employers Committed to Diversity
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New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of the interview.