JCCA Virtual Recruitment Session for Social Worker and Supervisor Positions | Thursday, August 13

Interested in ensuring the safety and well-being of New York’s most vulnerable children and families?

Attend our upcoming recruitment session with JCCA on Thursday, August 13, 1-2 PM ET. They are actively recruiting graduates for immediate openings across various foster care and prevention programs, as well as students graduating in Spring 2021 for openings anticipated in the future.

To receive a link to the event, register via Career Connect.

JCCA helps abused, neglected and traumatized children heal physically and emotionally through compassionate, quality care. Its 37 programs include foster care, residential treatment facilities, mental health services, case management, education programs and special services for children who have been the victims of sexual abuse.At this event, you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to:

    • Connect with senior leaders at JCCA
    • Learn about current and future social worker and supervisor openings across various foster care and prevention programs
    • Gain insight into their work and their investment in the professional development of their staff, including the opportunity to accrue hours towards the clinical license

Supporting children and families is incredibly important work and provides opportunities to build critical skills and experience that are transferable to all areas of social work, including knowledge of public systems. Learn more about their work and opportunities at https://www.jccany.org/who-we-are/employment/.

Questions? Contact us at swcareer@columbia.edu. See below for more information regarding the presenters.

INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES: Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at Columbia University, please contact the Office of Disability Services at (212) 854-2388 or disability@columbia.edu at least 5 days in advance of the event. 

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About the Presenters

Lorraine Stephens, LCSW, Senior Vice President, Foster Home and Preventive Services
Lorraine served as the Deputy Commissioner of ACS’s Division of Family Permanency Services, and later became the first Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Department of Homeless Services. Lorraine was Vice President of Strategic Planning, Government Relations, and Special Initiatives at New York Women’s Foundation. She currently serves at JCCA’s Senior Vice President of Foster Home and Preventive Services.

Kirsten Cooper, LCSW ’05, Assistant Vice President, Foster Home Services
Kirsten has been with JCCA for 15 years. She began with her BSW internship at JCCA in 2004, and then went on to pursue her MSW from Columbia in 2005, when she returned to JCCA to complete her MSW field placement. Following her internship, she was hired as a social worker in the adoption unit where she worked for two years until being promoted to her first supervisory position as a Social Work Coordinator in after-care. She eventually moved laterally to a different supervisor role in therapeutic foster care and continued to be promoted to her current position.

Antoinette Bryce, LCSW, Program Director, Unaccompanied Minor Program, Adoption and KinGap Unit, Child Success New York
Antoinette started at JCCA in 2010 as a Case Associate and went on to earn her MSW through the support of JCCA professional development programming. Throughout the last ten years, she has held multiple positions both laterally and as a result of promotions. These roles included: Permanency Specialist, Family Preservation Specialist, Adoption Coordinator, Administrative Supervisor, Assistant Program Director, and finally Program Director overseeing three separate units at JCCA.

Lynanne Bruun, LCSW, Borough Director, Brooklyn Preventive Services, Brooklyn Child and Adolescent Guidance Center
Lynanne started with JCCA in 2011 as a social worker in the Foster Home Services (FHS) group homes program. She moved up to a supervisor position in the FHS CSNYC program in 2014. She then made a lateral move to be a supervisor at the clinic in 2016, and in 2018 was promoted to Borough Director where she now oversees a preventive program, FTR, as well as the clinic and Second Chances.  

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

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.  

Collaborative Care Information Session Recap with Concert Health

 

Last week, we welcomed Concert Health to present on the core principles of the Collaborative Care model and to share their experiences on providing behavioral health care remotely.

If you are interested in telehealth or opportunities at Concert Health, here are some steps you can take to be marketable for these roles:

    • Learn how to engage in all kinds of clinical interactions. Telephonic care requires a different set of skills for rapport building and demonstrating that you are present and listening.
    • Develop communication and facilitation strategies that make up for the inability to assess non-verbals in person, such as asking clients to describe their body language and how they are feeling.
    • Be flexible and open to using technology and varied modes of communication.
    • Get exposure to different populations to diversify your clinical expertise.

Thanks to Allison Kean, Virna Little, and Kathryn Sacks-Colon for their insightful presentation!

If you missed the event, you can review the presentation slides and audio recording are posted in Career Connect within our Document Library under the Presentation/Workshop folder.