Director of Senior Practice Consultation
Civil Service Title:
ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR OF SOC
150 William Street, New York N
Dpty Comm Fmly Prmncy Svcs-Fps
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Proposed Salary Range:
$58675 - $95000 (Annual)
ACS is establishing a new case consultation function (Director of Senior Practice Consultation) within the Family Permanency Services Division to provide consultation, technical assistance and support to foster care agency staff on individual cases. The Director of Senior Practice Consultation will be seasoned managerial level staff working directly and collaboratively with ACSâ€™ contracted foster care provider agencies to deepen and strengthen agency practice resulting in improved well-being, safety and permanency outcomes for children in foster care, reduced lengths of stay and rates of re-entry into foster care. Director of Senior Practice Consultation will be uniquely qualified to offer this assistance because of their child welfare/clinical expertise, knowledge of ACSâ€™ policies, procedures and resources, and experience working with families, foster care agencies, advocates, and systems. The Director of Senior Practice Consultationsâ€™ specific duties will include: â€¢ Provide case consultation to foster care agencies to answer questions, clarify policies and procedures, and troubleshoot case practice issues. Confer with foster care agency staff and use permanency data and other sources of information to identify categories of cases and areas of practice where foster care agencies may benefit from consultation and support. â€¢ Act as single point of contact for the foster care agency and other child welfare system stakeholders to improve communication, efficiency and resolution of issues. â€¢ Provide consultation that improves practices in key areas including but not limited to: family engagement, family time, concurrent planning, work with kin, KinGap, open adoption practice, older youth services, trial and final discharge. â€¢ Link foster care agencies to all available resources within ACS â€¢ Help foster care agencies interface with other agencies including OMH and OPWDD â€¢ Support communication between the foster care agency and ACSâ€™ Division of Family Court Legal Services. â€¢ Coordinate as necessary with other divisions with ACS including the Division of Child Protection, Division of Preventive Services and the Division of Youth and Family Justice. â€¢ Maintain systems to track inquiries and trends â€¢ Utilize data and other sources of information to identify categories of cases and areas of practice where foster care agency may benefit from consultation and support. â€¢ Interface and support the work within Child Welfare Programs Family Team Conferencing Unit. â€¢ May process critical incidents. â€¢ Some of the positions may require after hours coverage on a rotating basis. .
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and four years of progressively responsible experience, including one year at the administrative or managerial level in a large governmental agency, business firm, civic or community organization operating in the area of social services; or 2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and the one year of experience at the administrative or management level as described in "1" above.
A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, or equivalent; preferably a Master’s Degree in the fields of public administration, business management, environmental planning, or a related field.
A minimum of 10 years of full time satisfactory professional experience in the field of environmental health and safety.
Experience overseeing large teams of staff and vendors performing multiple different types of work at a fast pace.
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New York City Residency is not required for this position
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer