Founded in 1846 to care for the children and widows of sailors in the Port of New York, Seamen's Society was one of the first organizations, in the US, to care for abandoned children in family settings, rather than institutions. Today, Seamen's Society for Children and Families is a comprehensive $23 million nonprofit organization that offers foster care and adoption services, mental and behavioral health care services, prevention/family stabilization services, a family day care program, domestic violence intervention and counseling services, health home care management services, education financial support, and a youth tutoring program. The agency's nearly 200 professionals serve over 1,100 children and 800 families in New York City.
The Home Development and Intake Specialist is responsible for reviewing, processing, and distributing all Family Foster Care and Therapeutic Family Foster Care intake during and after regular operating hours to include weekends.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Review, accept, process and distribute all FFC and TFFC intakes via the OCFS placement module.
- Monitor, maintain and distribute vacancy control report daily to all home finding staff, foster care supervisors and program managers.
- Maintain accessibility after hours, weekend and holidays via the use of agency provided equipment.
- Liaison between Home Finding Supervisor, Foster Care Program Manager, FFC and TFFC Supervisors related to placement disruptions.
- Provide a monthly intake report to the HDSU Supervisor of all FFC and TFFC new intakes.
- Participate in ACS placement meetings representing Seamen’s Society.
- Maintenance of program utilization capacity requirements for all foster care programs.
- Maintain the foster parent email and telephone contact listing in collaboration with the program administrative assistant
- Provide logistical support to the Home Finding Training Coordinator.
- Computer proficiency.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple, competing priorities.
- Ability to work both independently and. collaboratively with others.
- Strong problem solving and critical thinking ability.
- Ability to work perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Effectively collaborate with the Office of Placement. Familiarity with OCFS/Connections placement module.
- BA/BS required; MSW preferred
- Experience with foster care intake process preferred
- Position requires after hours accessibility and rotating weekend intake.
- Due to the nature of the work environment work hours will be based on the needs of the program and may vary.
- Our Agency operates in 2 locations: Staten Island and Brooklyn. The ability to travel between sites may be necessary.
- Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned within the scope of the position.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $24.72 per hour
- Dental Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Employee Discount
- Flexible Spending Account
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Retirement Plan
- Vision Insurance
- Child Welfare: 3 years (Preferred)
- FC Intake: 2 years (Preferred)
- Temporarily due to COVID-19