Deputy Division Director for Preventive Services

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The Children's Aid Society (CAS) seeks a dynamic, passionate and seasoned individual to join the Child Welfare and Family Services Division to lead and provide vision for the agency's continuum of preventive service programs. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Child Welfare and Family Services, the Deputy Division Director for Preventive Services will oversee an array of existing programs, develop new programs and work to advance a culture of family-centered service delivery and child welfare practice excellence.

The mission of Children's Aid is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.

The Child Welfare and Family Services Division ensures the safety and well-being of children born into poverty and works with families to develop and sustain stable and self-sufficient households. We do this by providing legal and housing advocacy; proven, home-based services for families at risk of losing their children to foster care; and specialized support for young adults at risk of disconnection from society. We also find high-quality, loving homes for children placed in foster care, and provide individualized services to parents seeking to reunify with their children. The Division operates the following programs: Preventive and Intensive Preventive services, Foster Care and Adoption (including Medical Foster Care and Treatment Family Foster Care), Family Wellness, Client Advocacy, Family Rewards, Homemaking, and services for Disconnected Youth (including the Next Generation
Center). These programs are spread across Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Position Description:

The Deputy Division Director for Preventive Services will provide vision and leadership for the agency's $7 million continuum of preventive services programs which includes: Crisis Intervention, Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) for families seeking Family Court intervention for their teens (Person in Need of Supervision petition); General Preventive for families at risk of foster care placement, and FFT and Multi-systemic Therapy-CAN (MST-CAN) for families with a teen at risk of foster care placement. The programs are community based in Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island and Brooklyn.

Responsibilities include:

• Provide strategic vision for agency's array of child welfare preventive services programs
• Lead a results oriented culture, where everyone understands the need to demonstrate that we are making measurable changes in the lives of the children we serve
• Supervise the Directors of the FFT, MST, MDFT and General Preventive programs and provide clinical consultation on specific cases
• Develop and oversee $7 million budget and multiple NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS) contracts and contracts with multiple Evidence Based Model (EBM) developers
• Serve as primary liaison to ACS and EBM developers, and other external stakeholders
• Provide leadership for program outcome development and measurement in cooperation with CAS Office of Performance Management
• Oversee development of robust staff training/professional development opportunities
• Monitor program compliance with all applicable governmental regulations, policies and procedures
• Develop and implement proactive strategies for staff recruitment, retention and career development
• Work collaboratively with CAS Office of Public Funding to research, develop and respond to Requests for Proposals


• LCSW plus ten years post-masters management experience in child welfare, preventive services preferred
• Clinical child welfare practice exgerience a plus
• Thorough working knowledge of ACS preventive services system
• Experience managing Evidence Based child welfare programming
• Demonstrated ability to manage multi-million dollar child welfare contracts and budgets
• Ability to formulate budgets that are aligned with programmatic needs
• Excellent leadership, interpersonal communication, writing and organizational skills
• Demonstrated commitment to family-centered child welfare service delivery
• Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Please upload a cover letter and resume below:

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Children's Aid Society is an equal opportunity employer

Hours per Week: 
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Salary or Hourly: 
LMB- 45th St
Minimum Education: 
Master's Degree
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