Prevention Services Programs Virtual Recruiting Forum | July 7-9

UPDATE (7/13/20): If you missed the event, you can review the summary document with job opportunities and contact information here (UNI login required).


Please join the New York City Administration for Children’s Services on July 7th, 8th, and 9th for a Virtual Recruiting Forum where 14 employers will talk about over 60 job opportunities across the city in Prevention Services Programs.

Prevention Services Programs are operated by a network of non-governmental organizations throughout New York City. They seek to strengthen and stabilize families by providing case management, building parenting skills, and offering therapeutic interventions. These services are aimed at keeping children safely at home and supporting families as they work towards their goals.

Openings include positions as case planners, therapists, supervisors and program directors. Positions are available for bachelor’s level case planners, MSWs, and MHCs. Some roles require licensure (or the ability to obtain licensure in 3 to 6 months from hire). Prior experience in prevention services is welcomed but not required. Some agencies also offer clinical hours to their direct service staff.

During this digital forum, participants will learn about each agency’s work, mission, and history; hear from agency staff about their open positions; and have the opportunity to ask panelists questions about their available positions. Following the forum, all participants will be provided with an information sheet of all attending panelists, including contact information and next steps to take if you would like to apply for an open position.

SEE DETAILS BELOW ABOUT HOW TO ATTEND THIS FORUM:

Attendees can join the events directly using the following links. Please note that each attendee will be muted upon entry to avoid background noise. They will utilize the chat feature during the Q&A portions.

The Forum will be hosted by New York City Administration for Children’s Services.

Tuesday, July 7, 11am-12:30pm
Webex link to join: https://nycacs.webex.com/nycacs/onstage/g.php?MTID=e394847fe80d79391d6d9efa339596815
Call in number: +1-408-418-9388
Access code: 129 998 2100
Present Agencies: Arab American Family Support Center, CAMBA, Catholic Guardian Services, Good Shepherd Services, New Alternatives for Children

Wednesday, July 8, 1-2:30pm
Webex link to join: https://nycacs.webex.com/nycacs/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef7f6c1d6b8a9e35de099fa07f03247f3
Call in number: +1-408-418-9388
Access code: 129 043 7341
Present Agencies: Child Center of NY, Children’s Aid Society, Forestdale Inc, OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services

Thursday, July 9, 1-2:30pm
Webex link to join: https://nycacs.webex.com/nycacs/onstage/g.php?MTID=efdcab86194a116ab2bcd3b954d1cc1ab
Call in number: +1-408-418-9388
Access code: 129 222 9125
Present Agencies: Graham Windham, Jewish Child Care Association of New York, University Behavioral Associates, Safe Horizon (Staten Island), Sheltering Arms Children & Family Services

NYPCC’s Virtual Career Fair | Thursday, June 25

A message from our partners at the New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center (NYPCC). Please contact Kirsten Crawford, Human Resources Coordinator, directly at KCrawford@nypcc.org with any questions.


You’re Invited to NYPCC’s Virtual Career Fair for open therapist roles on June 25, 2020 from 1 P.M. until 3:30 P.M. In order to attend this virtual career fair, you must register by either clicking on our flyer (below) or clicking on the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcumsrTIpE9MxhCwV0CY54b5rWOTiSexC

Once registered, kindly email KCrawford@nypcc.org with a copy of your resume.

What to Expect:
During our virtual career fair, once candidates connect to the zoom meeting, they will be placed in our waiting room and seen in the order of arrival. Please be patient with us as we are excited to meet with all of you and want to make sure that we are being fair and giving everyone the time that they deserve.

To Expand Your Job Search, Consider Your Transferable Skills

If you feel stuck or are having a difficult time finding opportunities in your area of practice, consider expanding your job search to include positions where you can apply your transferable skills.

Transferable skills are adaptable skills that can be used in multiple settings, such as emotional intelligence, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork.

For instance, while you may have experience with policy analysis, your skills such as research and writing may be useful in communications and advocacy work at a nonprofit. Your experience in direct practice or clinical work can transfer over to program development and training, where you can contribute your knowledge of best practices for addressing the needs and interests of specific communities.

To identify your transferable skills, start by taking inventory of the different skills you have used to advance a cause or mission, whether through people, projects, or data; then, brainstorm how you can leverage these skills in other contexts. You can also review skills highlighted in job descriptions and reflect on how you have accomplished similar work. Once you start building your list, you may be surprised by how many transferable skills you have relative to various roles and careers.

Henry Street Settlement: Dispelling the Myth About Clinical Work in Shelters | Tuesday, June 16 @ 1PM

Join us for a panel discussion on transitional and supportive housing programs and how Social Workers can make an impact by providing clinical services in these spaces.
Learn how you can join the Henry Street Settlement team through employment opportunities for MSW, LMSW and LCSW! REGISTER

SPEAKERS’ BIOS

RAIHANA BOSSE, LCSW

Program Director of the Urban Family Center, Henry Street Settlement

Raihana began her career in social services working for the Administration for Children Services as a child protective specialist. That experience provided her with a glimpse into different family dynamics and the impact of generational traumas in those relationships. During this time she decided to work more intimately with individuals and obtaining an MSW was the key. After completing her degree from Stony Brook University Raihana set out on a journey to make a difference! She broadened her experience by working as an elementary school social worker and as a social worker at an inpatient substance abuse program. Raihana’s professional journey continued in multiple social work avenues such as child welfare, pediatric palliative care with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, clinical psychotherapy, and discharge planning for the mental health unit on Rikers Island. 

“My professional journey helped me realize that I wanted to affect change at a higher level and decided that I wanted to be in more of a leadership role, so I began working within the Henry Street shelter at the management level. This allows me the proximity to keep my finger to the pulse of the clinical needs of the individual and the families we serve, while also being able to influence the way we provide those services. It is the best of both worlds!”

NICOLE LEE, LCSW

Director of the Domestic Violence Program, Henry Street Settlement 

Starting her director’s post in August of 2018, Nicole continues to lead the Transitional and Supportive House division in providing emergency intervention to families at Henry Street Settlement.  Her previous roles at Henry Street Settlement include serving as Assistant Director of the  School-Based Mental Health Clinic (SBMHC) Program, where she started out as a therapist in 2014 upon joining the organization. Nicole’s experience also includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services at Kings County Hospital Center.  After earning her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from New York University (NYU), she matriculated into the Silver School of Social Work of NYU.  Nicole has earned a post-master’s certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice from NYU, training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and is a certified supervisor in-field instruction (SIFI).  Nicole is passionate about elevating the profession of social work as a vehicle toward social justice through the core applications of empathy and advocacy. She volunteers her free time at Open House New York and is a junior board member of HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services.  

Developing Anti-Racist Professional Identities and Practices

Update (6/9/20): The CSSW Action Lab (previously the CSSW COVID-19 Action Group), which aims to address anti-Black racism and other key social justice issues, has curated resources for engaging in anti-racist action.

Take a look at their website, in particular, their working document of action items, for educational resources, volunteer opportunities, and new advocacy initiatives that you can join.


We’d like to take a moment to acknowledge what a trying time it has been, especially for our Black colleagues, friends, students, and alumni, as we grapple with the continued manifestations of hate and injustice that seep through the fabrics of our society, both overtly and covertly. We too are outraged and heartbroken.

The lives of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Sean Reed, and Tony McDade, and experiences shared by Christian Cooper and countless others–too many unnamed and unrecorded–remind us of the critical need to proactively engage in anti-racist action, in particular, action against anti-Black racism, both in our personal and professional lives.

Much of this work begins from within, including reflecting on our own knowledge, practices, and values. Below are links to resources that we have personally found useful in engaging in this work.

What tools and resources have been helpful in developing and enhancing your own anti-racist professional identities and practices? We invite you to share them with us by emailing swcareer@columbia.edu.

In solidarity,

Tomomi and Rawlisha
Office of Career Services and Leadership Management

NOTE: The Columbia School of Social Work Council of Deans has issued a Call-to-Action to address anti-Black racism. Read their statement and co-sign here.