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Early Childhood Consultant - MSW or LCSW or LMSW - (Nonprofit Social Work)

The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Inc. • Brooklyn, NY

Posted 13 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Negligible
Experience - At least 2 year(s)
Degree - Graduate Degree
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care
Relocation - No


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Job Description

Early Childhood Consultant - MSW or LCSW or LMSW
(Social Work / Nonprofit Behavioral Health & Social Services)

Job Description


If you are passionate about helping others and looking for an opportunity to make a genuine and positive difference in the lives of individuals who need it the most, then join us at The Jewish Board! Headquartered in NYC, we provide critical health and human services for all New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs in community-based programs, residential facilities and day treatment centers. Our mission is: to strengthen families and communities throughout NYC by helping individuals of all backgrounds realize their potential and live as independently as possible. Hope, recovery and resilience guide our mission and form the basis of our strategic plan to promote recovery.


Due to our continued growth, we are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Mental Health Counselor to act as a positive role model providing therapeutic parenting and taking responsibility for the well-being and safety of the children and adolescents in the program. At The Jewish Board, we help adults and children living with mental illness, families and individuals who need supportive housing, adolescents who deserve a safe and protected environment within which to recover, people living with developmental disabilities, and those who need counseling and mental health services to address specific issues.


If you want to partner with a growing social services organization committed to providing the highest quality care support, then we may be just the perfect fit for you! Contact us today – we look forward to hearing from you!


Early Childhood Consultant - MSW or LCSW or LMSW
(Social Work / Nonprofit Behavioral Health & Social Services)


Job Responsibilities

OVERVIEW: The Early Childhood Coordinator will function in an ACS borough office as the lead clinical consultant on early childhood development issues impacting families known to child welfare.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

  • Provide case-specific consultations to ACS, Preventive Services and Foster care staff regarding early childhood issues.

  • Provide training to ACS staff in early childhood development assessment, diagnosis and service planning.

  • Complete required documentation of clinical consults, using ACS templates, within the requisite time frames.

  • Maintain JB tracking log for requested and completed referrals.

  • Follow up and/or check in with staff on consults as appropriate.

  • Complete ACS statistical reports.

  • Meet weekly productivity requirement.

  • Outreach to CPS to generate referrals as needed.

  • Work with Team Coordinator to conduct ongoing needs assessment in field office.

  • Review and identify external resources for families in child welfare.

  • Visit external resource linkages to ensure they are child welfare friendly and appropriate for families.

  • Participate in ERC, FTM, or other conferences as assigned in the borough offices, CBO, or home as needed.

  • Where indicated and assessed, may have some level of direct family involvement with home / community visiting in conjunction with ACS / Child protective staff to model effective strategies for engagement, assessment and problem-solving.

  • In conjunction with the Team Coordinator and other consultant staff help develop a clinical team that provides coordinated consultation in cases where there is co-morbidity.

  • Conduct focus groups and other linkages for assessment with ACS / Child protective staff regarding early childhood mental health issues / information to assess training needs.

  • In conjunction with the Team Coordinator create linkages with early childhood providers for resource / information dissemination.

  • Providing case-specific consultations may involve direct contact with clients, providing for a more informed consultation service.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Early Childhood Consultant - MSW or LCSW or LMSW

(Social Work / Nonprofit Behavioral Health & Social Services)

Job Requirements

We are looking for a Social Worker who combines a caring, patient, and adaptable personality, with independent problem-solving skills to carry out different residential programs. In this position, you should be able to provide a positive and efficient guidance to children and adolescents on their day-to-day activities and promote their independency. It is also important that you display excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to interact in a professional and empathetic manner with both residents and caregiving staff.


Specific qualifications for this behavioral health nonprofit role include:

  • Knowledge of the child welfare system preferred.   
  • Have a strong knowledge of early childhood mental health or infant and early childhood development, including expertise in the impact of trauma on young children.  
  • Willingness to work the New York City Holiday schedule. 
  • Master in Social Work, LMSW / LCSW or Licensed Psychologist, or Masters in Early Childhood Development
  • 3-5 years in early childhood development field.  
  • Domestic violence and / or substance knowledge helpful.

Early Childhood Consultant - MSW or LCSW or LMSW 

(Social Work / Nonprofit Behavioral Health & Social Services)


Join our caring team at The Jewish Board and make a positive impact in the lives of our residents!

Apply now!

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