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Case Aide/Family Advocate

Company: Vibrant Emotional Health
Location: Bronx
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


Case Aide/Family Advocate


Bronx, NY

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Position Title: Case Aide/Family Advocate

Salary: $21.98-$24.45

Department: Preventive Programs

Reports to: Clinical Supervisor: Isabella Agyapong

Location: In person in The Bronx

This positions requires candidates to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Formerly the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), Vibrant Emotional Health's groundbreaking solutions have delivered high quality services and support, when, where and how people need it for over 50 years. Through our state-of-the-art technology-enabled services, community wellness programs, and advocacy and education work, we are building a society in which emotional wellness can be a reality for everyone.

Position Summary:

Our Case Aide/Family Advocate is responsible for providing advocacy, peer support, and educational services to families involved in the Child Welfare System. Promotion of quality services, family empowerment, and provision of support to family members are central features of this position. The Case Aide/ Family Advocate functions as a sponsor and guide to the child welfare system for the parents/caregivers referred to our preventive programs.

CM's work with youth and young adults to address their social and emotional needs and further their development toward transition to independent living and improving daily life functioning skill development.


  • Work in collaboration with other staff members of the program to provide supportive services that meet the needs of children, youth and families.
  • Conduct home and field visits per the standards of the program.
  • Provide advocacy and referrals for the family in the community to assure their needs are being met, including but not limited to drug and alcohol rehabilitation, mental health services, health services, education, day care, housing, vocational guidance, employment and financial entitlements.
  • Outreach and make presentations to schools, early intervention programs, clinics, and other community-based service providers.
  • Comply with NYC Children's Services Standards and Indicators for Purchased Preventive Services and duties outlined in Program Manual.
  • Escort and transport children and families when necessary.
  • Participate in the completion of assessments of family needs, i.e., families' concrete needs, service plans and other assessments as needed.
  • Attend and participate in Family Team Conferences and assist the family in being comfortable participating in the conferences.
  • Attend weekly supervisory sessions with the Supervisor and monthly staff and other required programmatic meetings.
  • Encourage families toward success and maintain a positive attitude towards the family's ability to be successful in improving family functioning.
  • Assist Case Planner in obtaining medical, immunization and educational records for all children on caseload on a yearly basis, and more frequently when required.
  • Complete required documentation in a timely and orderly manner utilizing the computer, such as progress notes in Connections and contacts in PROMIS.
  • Attend a minimum of 42 hours of required and job related in-service training sessions annually.
  • Works with socially, economically, culturally and ethnically diverse groups in a mutually respectful manner using a strengths-based approach.
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate support groups and Parenting Classes.
  • Perform crisis response services, as required.
  • Work flexible hours when required.
  • Other duties, as assigned/ needed.

    Required Qualifications:

    The Case Aide/ Family Advocate should have experience navigating the mental health, substance use, educational and/ or child welfare systems. We encourage candidates who are a parent/ caregiver of a child with serious emotional and/or behavioral challenges or have a history of Child Welfare involvement to apply. Experience in community organization, group facilitation, and computer skills are helpful. Bilingual and bicultural candidates are encouraged to apply. Bilingual Spanish preferred.

    Excellent comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, supplemental income insurance, pre-tax transit/parking, pre-tax FSA for medical and dependent care, and 401K available. 4 weeks' vacation, plum benefits, etc.

    Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who come from a less traditional background. Vibrant will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

    Vibrant Emotional Health is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, caregiver status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Keywords: Vibrant Emotional Health, New Rochelle , Case Aide/Family Advocate, Other , Bronx, New York

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