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Children's Aid and Family Services has the following job openings as of August 1, 2017

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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. 

Assistant Residential Manager – Disability Support Services, Adult Program (2/FT): To support adults living in a group home setting, ensuring that these individuals receive the care and supervision as per their individual habilitation plans and that staff are supported in providing these services to clients.  Responsibilities include the training, scheduling and supervision of staff, providing direct care to clients and ensuring that weekly menu and recreation are appropriately planned for the home.  Requires: Minimum of a high school diploma, 4 years experience working with individuals with disabilities, 2 years of supervisory experience and good communication skills – oral and written, valid driver’s license and good driving history, ability to work a 3pm -11pm shift (Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday). Hourly rate: $15 per hour.

Adoption & Permanency Services

Specialist, Adoption & Youth Development (1/FT): To identify adoptive families for older children, assist children with the recruitment process and coordinate the mentor program which assists adolescents in out-of-home care and children referred from the community to prepare for and transition successfully to independence. Requires: a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and a minimum of two years’ experience in the area of child welfare, Master’s preferred, strong communication skills – oral & written, computer literacy – Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, NJ valid driver’s license/good driving history, use of own vehicle for self-transportation (authorized mileage is reimbursable), excellent presentation skills, and the ability to work independently.  Salary: commensurate with credentials and work experience - $35,000 - $38,500

Clinician - Pre/Post Adoption Counseling Services (1/FT position): To provide intensive therapeutic counseling services in both field and office settings to children and their families who have already finalized their adoption and/or those pre adoptive/foster care cases referred by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency.  This service consists of clinical therapy with the focus on family therapy, crisis intervention, adoption education, and advocacy.  For those cases not yet finalized, participation in permanency planning and extensive collaboration with all major sectors of a child’s life: family (birth, foster or pre-adoptive), school, DCP&P, church or religious affiliation, legal system and other professionals. Requires: MSW/LSW or relevant MA with prior experience working with children and families, good communication skills – oral & written, and valid driver’s license. LCSW or LPC preferred.  Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Position based out of our Fair Lawn office.

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.

Patient Navigator/CRAFT Clinician, Overdose Recovery Program (1/FT): To provide support to the Bergen County Opioid Overdose Recovery Program (OORP) by conducting comprehensive case management assessment and assisting individuals who have been reversed with Narcan from an opioid overdose. Will work in collaboration with the OORP recovery specialist, provide patients with a warm hand-off to appropriate treatment and recovery services. Link patients with systems that provide resources, services and opportunities and implement the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) intervention with concerned significant others to engage treatment-refusing family members with substance use disorders into treatment. Requires: a licensed master’s professional (psychology, counseling or social work), knowledge skills and experience necessary to completely perform case management duties with a minimum of 3 year demonstrated experience working with high need individuals with substance use and/or mental disorders, Bilingual Spanish preferred, ability to work effectively with individuals of all racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual and gender orientation, must be well organized with excellent communication skills – oral and written, willingness and ability to accept on-call responsibilities, own vehicle for self-transportation and good computer skills – Microsoft Office Applications.Salary – Low to Mid $50’s depending on experience and credentials.



Licensing & Training Specialist (1FT/Position): To assure that Children’s Aid and Family Services Out of Home programs are in compliance with the New Jersey Office of Licensing (OOL) regulations at all times. Responsible for the coordination and/or provision of pre-service and in-service training of treatment parents and staff; provide feedback and technical assistance to treatment parents and Out of Home staff in their implementation of the skills learned in training; coordinate the home study process of treatment parent applicants, conduct home studies, and prepare written home study reports. Requires: Master’s level professional (in a field relevant to child welfare) with a minimum of two years of experience in the area of training; MSW/LSW or licensed MA preferred or BA/BS with at least five years child welfare experience and appropriate training experience, excellent communication and  organization. Must have attention to details, ability to work nontraditional work hours, which may include evenings, use of own vehicle for self-transportation, valid driver’s license.  Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Specialty Group Homes Program:

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 - $8.44 first 40 hours $12.66 for remaining 23 hours (includes sleeping time).  Shift schedule: 40 hours per week 3pm – 11pm.  Must be able to work weekends if needed. Per Diem positions available - $10 per hour.

Clinical Services:

Clinician, Family Counseling Center (Per Diem Positions): To provide office based therapeutic services - individual, couples, family, and group – to clients, according to professional and agency standards and within the purview established by professional licensure. Requires: MSW/LSW or MA/LAC, strong clinical and intervention skills, prior experience providing clinical services.  Preferred: LCSW, LPC or MFT. Hourly Rate: LSW/LAC $35 per hour or LCSW/LPC: $41 per hour. Position based in Fair Lawn, NJ.

Sr. Clinician - 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, 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. 


Maintenance Worker, Facilities (1/FT): To perform repair work, including but not limited to basic carpentry, painting, dry wall/plaster repair, minor plumbing, fencing/rail work, minor electrical work door and window repair, minor concrete, and masonry work.  Requires: High School Diploma or the equivalent with three years of experience and or training, ability to use and operate all basic carpentry and hand-held power tools, must be able to meet the physical demands of the position – carry up to 55 lbs., occasional up to 100 lbs., lift, stoop, kneel, crawl, climb and carry a ladder, must have a valid State driver’s license, good driving history and have use of own vehicle (mileage is reimbursable), use of own tools highly preferred. Salary: Low – Mid to $30s depending on qualifications/experience.


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.