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Children's Aid and Family Services has the following job openings as of February 17, 2017
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Administrative Services:

Grant Writer – Development & Communications (1/PT): To research new funding opportunities, write, submit and coordinate grant proposals and reports, and develop strategies to increase support from corporations, foundations, and other grant-making organizations.  Requires: minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with three years’ experience in a similar role/not-for-profit setting, superior communication skills – oral and written, computer competency with Microsoft Office software, Raiser’s Edge experience preferred, possess highly developed communications – writing and presentation skills, ability to conduct research and manage detail is essential.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Schedule 21 hour per week.

Child Care & Early Learning:

Teacher's Aide (Per-diem positions): To assist group and assistant teachers with the supervision and care of children attending a curriculum focused childcare center. Requires: A minimum of a high school diploma or the equivalent, a patient and nurturing presence, ability to engage with children of various ages, take initiative and follow all safety requirements of the classroom/center – prior experience preferred but not required. Hourly rate based on experience.

Developmental Disabilities Program:

Direct Support Professional – Adult and Children’s Services (FT, PT & Sub/Per Diem): To support individuals in maintaining their independence and empowering them to become integrated members of their communities. To establish a therapeutic milieu and deliver effective treatment services through positive behavioral supports and professionalism. Responsible for the care and supervisor of 4-6 individuals living in a community residence. Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma, two years working with individuals with developmental disabilities, good communication skills, and a valid driver’s license/good driving history. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree, experience working with the developmentally disabled. FT and PT Overnight 11pm – 9am positions also available. Adult Services- Hourly Rate $10-$11 per hour, depending on qualifications.Children's Services - Hourly Rate $10-12 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Behavior Support Specialist, In-Home (PT positions): To provide in-home, one to one supervision to children who are identified as having developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges. Responsibilities include: Implementing behavioral plans, providing personal care, and integrating the child into their community. Requires: a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, two years ABA experience and prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or children who are behaviorally challenged, good communication skills – oral & written, abilities to implement positive behavioral supports, the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, valid driver’s license and the use of own vehicle for self-transportation, Hourly rate: $15 - $20, depending on qualifications and experience.

Behavior Specialist – Bachelor’s Level (PT): Teach staff to implement the behavior plans and strategies that are developed by the supervisor that support the needs of intellectual/developmentally disabled (I/DD) children and adults in the agency’s care. Specifically, review plans with staff, implement house goals such as activity charts for clients to follow, and gather information necessary to report the client progress and staffs ability to implement strategies to the supervisor at review meetings. Requires: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field with a two years’ experience providing services to children and adults with I/DD and utilizing ABA methodology. Hourly Rate: $25 per hour

Behavior Specialist, Intensive In-Home Program – Master’s Level/BCBA (PT): Is responsible for the supervision of behavioral support staff in an intensive in-home program, completion of functional behavior assessments, the development of treatment plans, and the recording of client information in an electronic health record. Requires: Master’s level professional with a BCBA credential.  Part time position, 5 – 10 hours per week, evenings and weekends. Hourly rate of $60

House Manager, Adult Program – Disability Support Services (FT Positions): Responsible for the day-to-day operations of two group homes, assures proper ratio coverage of the home, supervises direct support professionals and ensures that each resident’s individual habilitation plans are being implemented and goals are achieved. Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent with three years’ experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Valid driver’s license/good driving history, Preferred: BA degree in Social Services or related field, experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and prior supervisory experience; Strong problem solving and organizational skills; ability to physically care for residents and the home, which includes standing for long periods of time, bending, lifting/carrying (50 pounds), climbing, kneeling, crawling and participation in recreational activities; excellent communication skills – oral and written; ability to work unconventional schedules, work in an environment where there may be exposure to blood borne pathogens, possible exposure to violent and/or offensive behavior from residents. Salary: Low to Mid $40’s depending on experience and credentials.

The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources:

Baby-Sitters (Multiple positions/per-diem/substitute): To provide childcare and supervision to children whose parents are participating in agency workshop and training sessions.  Requires: Minimum of 18 years of age, prior baby-sitting experience, patience and ability to physically care for children, which may require sitting and standing for long periods of time, squatting, kneeling, etc.  Hourly rate: $10 - $12 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.  Must be able to work a minimum of 2 evenings per week as needed between the hours of 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Each cycle of parent workshops/trainings may be 7 to 14 sessions long.

Facilitator – Second Steps Program (multiple positions/per-diem): To facilitate an evidence-based curriculum to middle school children. Requires: Minimum of a BA degree, prior related experience, good presentation, communication and classroom management skills. Program is facilitated at local schools between the hours of 8:00am – 3pm, Sept through June.  Competitive hourly rate.

Recovery Specialist (Multiple Per-Diem): To engage individuals who have been reversed from an opioid overdose and provide non-clinical assistance and recovery supports while maintaining follow-up with these individuals. Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma and three (3) years of sobriety and experience in the principles of recovery that assist individuals to improve their health and wellness; preferred: Associate’s degree, must have the availability to work a 12-hour shift from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., valid driver’s license and uses of own vehicle for self-transportation.

Specialty Group Homes Program:

Clinical Case Manager Group Homes (1/FT): To provide therapeutic services to the children in the group home, which include: providing individual and group therapy, creating and maintaining up-to-date clinical charts and case records, responsible for collateral contacts for youngsters on caseload (school meetings, DCP&P, caregivers, etc.), conducting screenings and assessments, completing reports/other documentation as required, and providing clinical consultation and relevant trainings to the team.  Requires: a Master’s level professional with appropriate licensure – LSW or LAC with prior experience with the child welfare population preferred, good clinical skills and a working knowledge of the DSM IV, excellent interpersonal, organization and communication skills, valid driver’s license/good driving history and use of a car for self-transportation.  Must have the flexibility to work adjusted hours to accommodate evening and weekend hours as needed to accommodate appointments with children and families  LCSW preferred.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Youth Counselor (FT and Per Diem Positions): To serve as a role model and therapeutic change agent for children as young as five years old up to eighteen years of age  (up to 8 residents) living in a group home setting. Responsible for supervising, transporting, daily care and program routines.  Requires: minimum of a bachelor’s degree or high school diploma with three years’ experience working with emotionally disturbed children, valid driver’s license/good driving history. Schedule: Live-in: 2 ½ days/63 hours per week, days may vary.  Must be able to work weekends if needed.  Salary $32,500, Per Diem positions available - $10 per hour.

Director – Path I and Safe Journey: (1/FT): ): Responsible for the overall operations and treatment services of two of the agency’s Specialty Group Homes, including direct supervisory responsibility for all clinical, case management, and childcare components.  To insure that the TF-CBT approach to treatment is incorporated into the philosophy of care at the group home and that all staff are trained and implement the approach in a therapeutic manner.  To ensure that the group home facility and program meet all applicable licensing, accreditation, and contract requirements. Requires: Master’s level professional – MSW or MA in a relevant discipline, with a minimum of three years post-master experience in children’s services. Must have prior supervisory experience, strong management and communication skills – oral & written. Must be able to work late nights as needed, on-call responsibilities. Must have a valid driver’s license and use of own vehicle for self-transportation.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Electronic Health Records (EHR) Manager (1/FT): Will be an integral part of the EHR implementation team. Is responsible for the administrative oversight of all agency EHR users, monitors and oversees all EHR system configuration updates, revisions, and modifications, provides consultation and training to staff on the use of the system to meet contractual requirements and program needs, and acts as agency liaison with HER affiliates.  Requirements: minimum of a high school diploma with 8 years of experience in a similar setting, advance computer and database skills. Must understand program structure and functionality and how that translates into an EHR system, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and EHR experience in addition to base requirements highly preferred. Salary: High $40s – $50,000.

Pediatric Nurse (1/FT):  To serve as a direct support to Out-of-Home Care programs by providing  health education training and consultations to the agency’s group homes staff, as well as treatment/professionals parent home staff and parents regarding pediatric health care issues, and serves as liaison with medical providers who provide direct care. Requires: minimum of an Associate’s degree in Nursing and a valid RN license, BSN or MSN preferred, a minimum of three (3) years pediatric experience and a valid driver’s license, excellent organization and communication skills – oral and written, experience working with children born addicted to drugs and experience working with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency a plus.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Recruitment Support Coordinator (1/PT): To oversee all recruitment functions as they pertain to trend analysis and point of contact for individuals/families interested in becoming a treatment home parents or interested in older child adoption. Serves as the first point of contact for all emails pertaining to recruitment, manages all aspects of the recruitment orientations, including but not limited to preparation of materials for presenter and attendees, presentations as required, and follow up with presenters as and attendees, maintains and updates the recruitment database, communicates regularly and effectively with the recruitment team, is responsible for writing monthly reports, and liaises with the development team for the purpose of creating marketing materials and public relations. Requires: Minimum of a High School Diploma or the equivalent with a minimum of 3 years or administrative office experience, or Technical/secretarial certificate with one year experience, excellent computer and communication skills, attention to detail and strong follow-up skills. Preferred: AA/BA, foster care/adoption experience. Schedule – 3 days/21 hours to be discussed with interviewer. Hourly rate $17 - $20 per hour based on credentials and experience.

Treatment Homes Program:

Live-in Professional House Parents (FT positions): Do you love parenting and like to make a difference? We are seeking Professional Foster Parents (FT positions/multiple locations in northern NJ) to provide in-home, therapeutic foster care for 4-6 teenagers. Candidates need to be in a committed relationship, role models able to help vulnerable teenagers achieve their full potential, and willing to provide them a loving, stable, family home life. Several positions available for committed couples who understand the importance of family and are willing to pursue a career dedicated to helping our teenagers develop life skills for future independence and active involvement in the community. The agency pays a salary and benefits to one stay-at-home parent, while the co-parent is not an employee of the agency and may work outside the home. You must secure your co-parent's support when applying and both of you should be committed to creating a supportive home environment and playing an active role in the daily lives of either male or female adolescents living in one of the agency's single-family Professional Parent homes. Alternatively, if you have your own home and it is of sufficient size and meets licensing regulations, the agency would also like to hear from you as other options are available.Regular weekends off and the daily support of a youth counselor are provided. This is the ideal job for empty-nesters who miss day-to-day parenting. We also welcome couples of all ages unless they have children less than 14 years of age. Requirements: At least 21 years of age; a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent); one-year NJ driver's license and a good driving history; must secure own co-parent who will reside full-time in the home provided/approved by the agency and also meet driving requirements above. Experience working in teaching, coaching, working in foster care or residential programs is a plus. We provide a caring and supportive work environment; comprehensive training; career development opportunities; excellent benefits; rent-free living; paid utilities; agency car; and the reward of making a lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable youth. Salary: $40,000 annualized.

Clinical Services:

Sr. Clinician/Bi-lingual Spanish - Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program (1/FT): To provide a safe therapeutically supervised environment of visitation between child and non-custodial parent as directed by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Responsibilities include: Provide counseling to parents and assist in developing or enhancing their parenting skills, observe and supervise parent –child interactions, support the Divisions permanency plans and attend meetings, complete evaluations and reports as directed and maintain the NJ SPIRIT System/Citrix.  Requires:  MSW/LCSW or MA/LPC with relevant experience working with children and parents, must speak, read and write Spanish fluently, excellent report writing and documentation skills, valid driver’s license and use of own vehicle for self-transportation. Willing to consider LSW’s or LAC’s depending on prior experience.  Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Please submit your resumes via
Fax: 201-634-3672
Mail: Children's Aid Family Services
Attn: Human Resources
200 Robin Road Paramus, NJ 07652

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Children’s Aid and Family Services values a diversified workforce and follows all relevant federal and state laws and requirements. Employees at this agency are selected under procedures which provide equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or national origin. Our primary goal is to assure that the agency’s staff are able to successfully fulfill the responsibilities of the position assigned. In doing so, we embrace a full commitment to affirmative action in the recruitment, selection, placement, training and promotion of minorities. This effort recognizes the fact that our client base is also diverse. An equal employment opportunity is afforded to qualified individuals with disabilities who, with reasonable accommodation, can perform the functions of their position. Staff will also be promoted and/or transferred in adherence with these values.