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Call our Office of Development at (212)924-6320 to explore volunteer opportunities or write to us at:
Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc.
Administrative Office
145 West 15th St., 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10011

Employment Opportunites:

Opportunites are available for NY state licensed social workers on fee for service basis. If you are licensed please send your resume with experience and salary history to hr@prfi.org


CURRENT OPENINGS:

 

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Position Summary

PRFI is currently seeking an Accounting Manager to be responsible for overseeing the daily activities of the Finance Department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervising staff including: Accounts Payable, Staff Accountants and the Grants Accountant .
  • Review monthly financial statements and variance reports by programs.
  • Assist Director of Finance in the preparation of the Agency Budget.
  • Review all financial expenditures monthly or quarterly grant claims and analyze all program budgets and prepare budget modifications when necessary.
  • Prepare daily cash reports and monthly board financial reports.
  • Assist in managing all fiscal audits.
  • Prepare and submit CFR.
  • Review and approve accounts payable vouchers, journal entries, credit memos, bank reconciliations, funding source vouchers, and audit schedules.
  • Analyze Medicaid, Medicare, Third Party, and Grant Receivables and aging report.
  • Assist with updating and modifying fiscal policy and procedures.
  • Process payroll when Payroll Accountant is not available.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by management.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a finance team, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must possess exemplary MS Office skills and experience with detailed accounting and payroll systems, MIP Accounting and ADP Software preferred. Experience with Medicaid and Medicare accounting and federal, state and city grants preferred.

S/He will have keen analytical skills, high attention to detail, the ability to work within strict time constraints and manage multiple tasks at the same time. The candidate will have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume:
Attn: Charlie Ugarte, Director of Finance
E-mail: cugarte@prfi.org



CASE PLANNER

Position Summary

PRFI is seeking Case Planners for our Child Placement Prevention Programs to help caretakers meet the children's needs, prevent abuse/neglect, enhance parenting, coping, communication, insight skills of the members of the families, and assist with other concrete needs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for initial assessment of family needs pertaining placement risk factors in children, problems, needs, capacity to use preventive services, and the development of a preliminary service plan in close coordination with Supervisor.
  • Provides individual and family supportive counseling (e.g. parenting, communication, anger management, coping skills, domestic violence) with supervisor's guidance and support.
  • Facilitates group meetings (e.g. teen, children’s) and supervises children while parents attend groups.
  • Provides adequate case planning, family counseling, and other casework modalities under close coordination of supervision.
  • Responsible for the planning, coordinating, and delivery of subordinate services to the family.
  • Responsible for monitoring linkages with the Community Services Providers, visits to schools and other providers.
  • Responsible for securing the safety of all children served.
  • Facilitates client’s use of the psychiatric and psychological services, and the follow-up of the clinician’s recommendations.
  • Responsible for a minimum of two-face-to face contacts per month, which includes once a month home visit; making adequate outreach for resistant and/or reluctant clients. All school neglect cases are to have two contacts yearly with school officials. 2nd home visit is required if there is a child under 6 months in the home.
  • Responsible for monitoring and close supervision of case management of all preventive services.
  • Completion of all FASPS on time, including weekly submission of progress notes.
  • Performs the basic administrative tasks related to caseload, such as statistics, recordings, FASPS, progress notes and contact logs.
  • Participate actively in weekly individual supervisory conference and group supervision.
  • Conduct groups (Parenting Skills Training; Adolescent and Children’s Groups.
  • Responsible for Community Outreach Advocacy.
  • Some evenings and/or weekends required.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by management.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 2 years’ experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working in the field of Preventive Services or Foster Care preferred. Knowledge ACS Preventative Services and case planning applications, Connections and Promise.

All candidates must be able to meet state-mandated clearance requirements including:

  • Current physical examination
  • Criminal background check
  • DOI fingerprinting
  • SCR and SEL clearance

S/He will have strong organizations skills, high attention to detail, the ability to work within strict time constraints and manage multiple tasks at the same time. Excellent writing skills, strong communication skills and computer proficiency required. Some local travel required. Bi-lingual preferred.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume:
Attn: Child Placement Prevention Program Directors
E-mail: hr@prfi.org



CLINIC DIRECTOR

Position Summary

PRFI is seeking a fully bilingual (Spanish/English) Clinic Director to lead our Brooklyn Mental Health Clinic, an Article 31 clinic with over 350 clients, overseeing day-to-day management of clinic operations, including enhancing clinic efficiency and revenues, provider productivity and accountability, and client engagement and retention.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides weekly, individual, clinical supervision to Clinic Supervisor and assigned psychotherapists, offering expertise and guidance in a variety of treatment modalities.
  • Monitors clinician productivity, documentation, treatment planning, referrals to other clinics and agency services, and communication with outside providers.
  • Promotes ongoing communication, teamwork and consistent case management among staff.
  • Participates in case conferences with clinic team regarding disposition of all admissions and case closings.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to enhance clinic services and revenues. Builds and maintains relationships with outside agencies, including hospitals and other entities.
  • Represents PRFI at program-relevant meetings and networking opportunities.
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional integrity by modeling and enforcing expectations of quality service provision and regulatory compliance. Uses expertise in applicable regulations to ensure clinic compliance, including proper and timely documentation, maximizing reimbursable clinic services under Part 599 and other regulations.
  • Prepares for and manages clinic audits.
  • Keeps abreast of current and changing regulations and policies related to service delivery, provider requirements, Medicaid, and billing.
  • Works collaboratively with peer PRFI clinic directors and other PRFI staff to advance organizational goals.
  • Develops and manages program budget.
  • Maintains and updates clinic's policies and procedures in collaboration with other PRFI clinic directors and QA. Updates policy and procedure manual as necessary.
  • Maintains risk assessment logs, and other documents as required by OMH.
  • Oversees Home Based Crisis Intervention Program and IPA Navigator Program.
  • Performs other duties as may reasonably be required to meet the needs of the agency and fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a licensed mental health professional (LCSW, LCSW-R), PhD would be eligible if they are licensed to practice in New York, with recent experience in a New York State Article 31 clinic, supervising clinical staff providing mental health services. Strong knowledge of OMH regulations, clinic management and operations is essential. Possession of Supervision in Field Instruction (SIFI) strongly preferred.

Strong leadership and clinical supervision skills; experience providing services in a cultural competent manner; and evidence-based clinical practice with young children, youth, adults, and families.

The candidate must have a solid understanding of New York State Office of Mental Health Part 599 to ensure the clinic is in compliance with these and all other relevant city, state and federal regulations. Thorough understanding of billing related to Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, commercial insurance and private pay. Understanding of DSM V and ICD 10.

The candidate must be a flexible, highly organized, team player, ability to multi-task; close attention to details; and ability to work autonomously.

Must be a bilingual Spanish/English speaker.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources
E-mail: hr@prfi.org



CLINIC SUPERVISOR

Position Summary

PRFI is seeking a bilingual Clinic Supervisor to assist the Director with activities within the Article 31 Bronx Mental Health Clinic, helping with day-to-day management of clinic operations, including enhancing clinic efficiency and revenues, provider productivity and accountability, and client engagement and retention.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in day-to-day management of Article 31 clinic operations and oversees daily operations in absence of Program Director.
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision/training of clinicians, clinical interns and support staff.
  • Conduct professional development trainings for clinical staff.
  • Provides weekly, individual, clinical supervision to assigned psychotherapists, offering expertise and guidance in a variety of treatment modalities.
  • Monitors clinician productivity, documentation, treatment planning, referrals to other clinics and agency services, and communication with outside providers.
  • Participates in case conferences with clinic team regarding disposition of all admissions and case closings.
  • Supports staff in adhering to clinic policies and procedures, including tracking and enforcement of clinic standards and guidelines.
  • Manages clinicians' service provision and ensures accuracy of Medicaid billing in compliance with regulations.
  • Offers guidance to clinic providers in accurate identification of services and CPT codes to ensure accurate billing.
  • Ensures clinic compliance with all regulations (NYSOMH, HIPAA, etc.), including proper and timely documentation, maximizing reimbursable clinic services under 599.
  • Assists with clinic audits and adheres to all state and local reporting requirements, including incident reporting.
  • Keeps abreast with current and changing regulations and policies related to service delivery, provider requirements, Medicaid and billing, through monitoring of OMH website and attendance of trainings and meetings of local and state groups and government representatives.
  • Participates in current transition of clinic and agency to an electronic medical record system.
  • Performs other duties as may reasonably be required to meet the needs of the agency and fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a licensed mental health professional (LCSW, LCSW-R) with recent experience working in an Article 31 clinic, including strong knowledge base regarding OMH regulations, clinic management and operations. Experience in cultural competence; and evidence-based clinical practice with young children, youth, adults, and families is essential.

The candidate must have a solid understanding of NYS OMH Part 599 to insure the clinic is in compliance with these and all relevant city, state and federal regulations.

The candidate must be a flexible, highly organized, team player, ability to multi-task; close attention to details; and ability to work autonomously.

The candidate must be a flexible, highly organized, team player, ability to multi-task; close attention to details; and ability to work autonomously.

Must be a bilingual Spanish/English speaker.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume:
Attn: Josephine Ovalles, Program Director
E-mail: jovalles@prfi.org



DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS, RESIDENTIAL

Position Summary

PRFI is currently seeking Direct Support Professionals to provide daily support for developmentally disabled adults in our Bronx residences.

We are seeking conscientious and kind individuals who are dedicated to helping our residents lead fuller lives while helping to ensure a safe and comfortable environment.

Full time, part time and temporary positions available. Morning, evening and overnight shifts available.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing direct care to 8 to 10 adults at one of PRFI's Bronx residences including:
    • Assisting with daily living activities.
    • Assisting with transportation to doctor's appointments.
    • Participating in recreational activities.
    • Administering medication if AMAP certified.
  • Must be a positive team player and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Residence Manager.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a High School Diploma or GED and must be able to meet state-mandated clearance requirements including a criminal background check as well as medical clearance, including a 2 step TB test. Previous OPWDD experience preferred.

Certifications required: AMAP, CPR/First Aid and SCIP-R. Current certifications are preferred, or must be obtained within 6 months.

Qualified trainees will be offered training after 3 months with the agency.

Drivers license preferred.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume:
Attn: Carole Lund, Program Director
E-mail: clund@prfi.org



 

EDUCATION AND SPECIAL NEEDS MANAGER

Position Summary

PRFI is currently seeking an Education and Special Needs Manager for the Bronx Head Start Program. Under the supervision of the Head Start Program Director, the Manager will be responsible for the overall management, supervision and evaluation of the Education and Special Needs Services, working closely with staff, parents, service providers, and community partners to ensure the effective delivery of curriculum, special needs services, and achievement of program outcomes.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Supervisory Duties:

  • Oversees and is ultimately responsible for the daily activities and operations for the education component.
  • Plans, implements, and coordinates education component to maintain program compliance with federal standards, state laws, and local grant goals and objectives.
  • Provides counsel, assistance, and support the Director in areas of education program planning and management. Reviews and assess, with program director, component activities, and interrelationships with other components; identifies possible solutions for problems and makes recommendations; interacts with other coordinators; coworkers, staff, and parents.
  • Perform record keeping and internal and external reporting tasks in a timely and objective fashion.
  • Prepares and submits accurate reports including PIR, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports .
  • Responsible for auditing all files, claims, paperwork from the education component; to ensure complete compliance with all Federal, State, and Agency regulations and guidelines .
  • Contributes to and participates in strategic planning, program self-assessment, community assessment, and other efforts to improve program services and agency responsiveness to families; solicits community professionals to serve on the program assessment team.
  • Assist in planning and implementing changes in the program.
  • Develops, monitors and evaluates progress on component goals and objectives; reporting progress on action plan.
  • Make decisions and acts based on family support principles, theories, practices, and code of ethics.
  • Reviews, updates, and submits the written component plan to management team, staff, and PRFI-HS annually.
  • Provides guidance and direction to assigned education staff, evaluates performance, assesses, and secures training opportunities and resources for staff development.
  • Provides parents with relevant information and/or training regarding education activities.
  • Makes routine visits (at least quarterly) to each classroom, visits each classroom for annual observation.
  • Facilitates the completion of licensing application process with the New York City Department of Health and reviews licensing site reports and oversees the correction of non-compliances in a timely fashion.
  • Ensures that education component adequately addresses child outcomes.
  • Provides leadership to the education staff and program staff overall on developing, designing curricula around, and responding to child outcomes.
  • Ensures that education component activities follow performance standards at all sites.
  • Organizes and participates in child screening process; scores, records and reviews results to assure appropriate application and follow-up planning.
  • Actively participate in securing in-kind contributions from families, professionals, and community members.
  • Engages parents in volunteering, community service, and other ways of contributing to program activities and services.
  • Provide opportunities for children and families to participate in family literacy services .

Special Needs Services:

  • Developing a disabilities service plan providing strategies for meeting the special needs of children with disabilities and their parents in accordance with Head Start principles.
  • Serving as the contact person for disabilities trainings and conferences.
  • Coordinating developmental screening with Health and/or Education managers.
  • Meeting with parents to discuss children’s needs.
  • Assisting staff in implementing the disabilities service plan.
  • Coordinating with Puerto Rican Family Institute’s other early childhood programs in order to ensure the continuation of services the children and families are receiving.
  • Coordinating the annual updating of the disabilities service plan.
  • Coordinating training efforts for staff and parents regarding children with disabilities.
  • Maintaining records of families involved in the process.

Head Start duties:

  • Coordinating Head Start IEP meetings if preschooler does not qualify for LEA services.
  • Attending educational and social services meetings.
  • Participating in Health Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Attend IEP Transition Meetings.

General duties:

  • Recruiting and supervising any volunteers, student teachers, or interns (in the special needs field) and provide the necessary training, support, and feedback necessary for their professional growth.
  • Intervening in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, as mandated by Federal and State law.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of family records and information.
  • Encouraging and promoting the family’s achievement of self-sufficiency.
  • Special projects as deemed necessary by the Program Director.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a Preschool setting. A New York State Teaching Certification: Birth-2 years is required.

Understanding of the Head Start philosophy, Head Start Performance Standards and DOH Regulations, Experience with Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies, Gold Assessment System is necessary. The candidate will possess previous experience with Special Needs Education and demonstrated experience in program management, including staff supervision, assessments, and prior experience in Head Start programs.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to multicultural programming and the ability to meet program requirements while placing the needs of children and families first. S/He must be able to communicate effectively in written or verbal format to groups of all sizes and individuals. Strong organizational and supervisory skills are a must.

Language proficiency in spoken and written English and Spanish and/or English and French preferred

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume:
Attn: Sonia Gonzalez-Cruz, Program Director
Bronx Head Start Program
E-mail: ysuarez@prfi.org



 

GRANTS ACCOUNTANT

Position Summary

PRFI is currently seeking a Grants Accountant to be responsible for all aspects of financial monitoring, filing and compliance of Federal, State and City grants.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining a complete electronic system of grant filings and to ensure compliance of all funding requirements (Federal, State, or City) for all grants.
  • Monitoring and working closely with Puerto Rico Head Start Branch fiscal staff to confirm their accounting financial records are align to their budget and cost allocation is maintained.
  • Responsible for the preparation and submission of all monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annual grant funding reports and payment vouchers. A few examples are:
    • Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Division– Federal Financial Report (FFR), Grant Application Budget Instrument (GABI), SF-425
    • Department of Mental Health & Hygiene – Quarterly Fiscal Report (QFR) and annual Claim Verification
    • Administration of Children Services- HHS Accelerator Monthly Vouchers
  • Analyzing grant program budgets and prepare budget modifications, budget of record change, and budget justification for grants to ensure full compliance with funding source requirements.
  • Reviewing all grant program expenses (budget vs actuals) and prepare adjusting journal entries on a monthly basis.
  • Preparing and distribute financial reports to the Program Directors and discuss goals and objectives to maximize budget accordingly.
  • Processing and posting agency and program budgets in MIP Accounting Software and other budget databases.
  • Analyzing and reconciling grant receivable general ledger accounts and grant advance general ledger accounts and subsidiary accounts.
  • Assisting Account Manager with managing fiscal and grant contract audits and prepare audit work schedules.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by management.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a minimum of 1-3 years grant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Mandatory knowledge of Title 2 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

The candidate must possess experience with budgeting databases, MIP Accounting Software preferred. S/He will have keen analytical skills, high attention to detail, the ability to work within strict time constraints and manage multiple tasks at the same time.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume:
Attn: Charlie Ugarte, Director of Finance
E-mail: cugarte@prfi.org



HEAD START TEACHER

Position Summary

PRFI is currently seeking a Head Start Teacher for the Bronx Head Start Program to be responsible for preparing and implementing lesson plans for minimum of 15 children ages 2.9 to 5 years old (activities and recommendations) including IEP follow-up, while establishing a positive relationship with parents, engaging them to participate in classroom and school activities with children.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare classroom educational material, create inviting learning atmosphere.
  • Identify children's needs based on written observations.
  • Plan and develop activities based on each child's development and learning list and the writer observations.
  • Adapt curriculum based on the children's developmental level.
  • Responsible for the official documents of the Program, (lesson plans, attendance books, and observation book, reports).
  • Provide input on children's textbooks and educational materials.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to evaluate children and family needs and progress; arrangement and coordination of indicated services as needed.
  • Participate in curricular and extracurricular school activities, orientation and lectures to parents.
  • Coordinate and participate in three Parent Teacher Conferences per year.
  • Perform at least two (2) home visits per school year per child.
  • Prepare monthly statistical report.
  • Ensure that screenings and assessments are completed and appropriate follow-up and/or referrals are completed as needed.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment. Share the responsibility of maintaining orderliness and cleanliness in the classroom.
  • Administer appropriate first aid to children when necessary, following safety protocols.
  • Supervise children during breakfast, lunch, snack and recess periods; outdoor and indoor activities. Supervise children until parents or designated adult picks them up from the Program.
  • Assist with daily personal hygiene of the children such as diapering, feeding, tooth brushing, toileting, hand-washing, and resting.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Master preferred and NYS Teaching Certification Birth-2 years, N-6. Previous Head Start or early childhood experience preferred.

All candidates must be able to meet state-mandated clearance requirements including:

  • Current physical examination and TB screen documentation upon hire
  • Current CPR/First Aid certificates
  • DOI or DOE Fingerprints
  • Criminal background check
  • Central State Registry clearance

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to multicultural programming and the ability to meet program requirements while placing the needs of children and families first. Understanding of the Head Start philosophy, Head Start Performance Standards and DOH Regulations, Experience with Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies, Gold Assessment System is necessary. S/He must be able to communicate effectively in written or verbal format to groups of all sizes and individuals and be computer proficient

Language proficiency in spoken and written English and Spanish and/or English and French preferred.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume:
Attn: Sonia Gonzalez-Cruz, Program Director
Bronx Head Start Program
E-mail: ysuarez@prfi.org



 

PER DIEM PSYCHOTHERAPIST

  • Positions available at these locations:
    • 4123 Third Ave., Bronx NY
    • 28 Debevoise St., Brooklyn NY
    • 145 W. 15th St., New York, NY

Position Summary

PRFI's Mental Health Clinics, leading Article 31 outpatient mental health clinics specializing in bilingual Spanish/English counseling, are seeking Spanish speaking Per Diem Psychotherapists to work on a fee for service basis to provide individual, group, collateral and family psychotherapy as well as crisis intervention for our clients. The clinics are staffed with a multi-disciplinary clinical team and treat a diverse population with a full range of psychiatric diagnoses and needs.

As the Brooklyn clinic is open 7 days a week, availability to work Saturday or Sunday will be preferred. PRFI offers a flexible schedule and will work with candidates to meet the institution’s and their needs.

Responsibilites include but are not limited to:

  • Providing the following direct patient care services: Intakes; individual, collateral, family and group psychotherapy as well as crisis intervention to an assigned minimum caseload of 10 clients.
  • Compliance with levels of service at a minimum of 10 visits per week.
  • Completion of progress notes for each face-to-face contact within 48 hours of provided service. Timely submission of daily, weekly LOS and monthly statistical forms.
  • Identification/assessment of case management or social services needs of clientele. Collaboration and advocacy with other service providers, referring and linking clients and their families as needed to receive such services and entitlements. Timely written documentation of all outreach and follow up provided to pt.
  • Timely formulation and documentation of treatment plans and their subsequent reviews every three month evidenced through electronic time stamp signatures. Timely recording of all necessary clinical documentation in accordance with NYS OMH and OMIG mandates.
  • Participation in supervision, staff meetings, case presentations and in-service training.
  • Reporting to work punctually and as scheduled. Planning scheduled absences according to program needs.
  • Additional responsibilities deemed necessary by management.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate must be a mental health professional (LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, Licensed PhD or Licensed Marital and Family Therapist). Post-graduate training in psychotherapy a plus.

Mental health professionals (MHC and MSW) eligible for permit will also be considered.

S/He will have strong organizations skills, high attention to detail, the ability to work within strict time constraints and manage multiple tasks at the same time. Strong communication skills and computer proficiency required.

Must be Bi-lingual Spanish speaking.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume:
Attn: James Chavez, LCSWR - Program Director
E-mail: jchavez@prfi.org




PSYCHOTHERAPIST

  • Positions available at these locations:
    • 4123 Third Ave., Bronx NY
    • 28 Debevoise St., Brooklyn NY
    • 145 W. 15th St., New York, NY

Position Summary

PRFI's Mental Health Clinics, a leading Article 31 outpatient mental health clinics specializing in bilingual Spanish/English counseling, are seeking Spanish speaking Psychotherapists to provide individual, group, collateral and family psychotherapy as well as crisis intervention for our clients. The clinics are staffed with a multi-disciplinary clinical team and treat a diverse population with a full range of psychiatric diagnoses and needs.

As the Brooklyn clinic is open 7 days a week, availability to work Saturday or Sunday will be required. PRFI offers a flexible schedule and will work with candidates to meet the institution’s and their needs.

Responsibilites include but are not limited to:

  • Providing the following direct patient care services in English and Spanish: Intakes; individual, group, collateral and family psychotherapy as well as crisis intervention to an assigned caseload of approximately 45-50 clients.
  • Target LOS is 130 per month. Compliance with levels of service of a minimum 30 visits per week/120 per month.
  • Completion of progress notes for each face-to-face contact within 48 hours. Completion of progress notes for indirect contact with 48 hours. Submission of daily, weekly and monthly statistical forms.
  • Timely formulation and documentation of treatment plans and their subsequent reviews every three month evidenced through electronic time stamp signatures. Timely recording of all necessary clinical documentation in accordance with NYS OMH and OMIG mandates.
  • Identification/assessment of case management or social services needs of your clientele. Referring and linking clients and their families as needed to receive such services and entitlements.
  • Comply with emergency after hours coverage for clinic patients.
  • Expedite clinic referrals consisting of telephone consultations and walk-in consultations.
  • Participation in supervision, staff meetings, case presentations and in-service training.
  • Additional responsibilities deemed necessary by management.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate must be a mental health professional (LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, Licensed PhD or Licensed Marital and Family Therapist). Post-graduate training in psychotherapy a plus. Knowledge of Anasazi a plus.

Mental health professionals (MHC and MSW) eligible for permit will also be considered.

S/He will have strong organizations skills, high attention to detail, the ability to work within strict time constraints and manage multiple tasks at the same time. Strong communication skills and computer proficiency required.

Must be Bi-lingual Spanish speaking.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume:
Attn: James Chavez, LCSWR - Program Director
E-mail: jchavez@prfi.org




QUALITY ASSURANCE COORDINATOR

Position Summary

PRFI is currently seeking a full time Quality Assurance Coordinator to ensure that our OPWDD Residences meet the regulatory guidelines and requirements for OPWDD and Medicaid while reflecting the quality of service PRFI stands for.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing ongoing review of documentation – clinical, medical, physical plant and fire safety, for our four OPWDD Group Homes, both ICF and IRA.
  • Serving as chairperson for the Incident Review Committee and Human Rights Committee.
  • Overseeing investigations and submitting all investigations into IRMA and WSIR (Justice Center).
  • Attending IDT meetings at the residences as needed.
  • Assisting in the conversion process of ICFs’ to IRAs’.
  • Planning and executing in-house education and training programs; as per OWPDD standards.
  • Special projects as deemed necessary by the Program Director.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Human/Social Services and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Quality Assurance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must have a firm grasp of relevant OPWDD and Medicaid policies and procedures with a thorough understanding of the New York State Justice Center and Part 624. Thorough knowledge of City, State and Federal regulations governing the operation of intermediate care facilities and individual residential alternatives required. S/He must possess an OPWDD Investigator Certificate or be able to obtain one within 6 months’ time. Some local travel required.

S/He will have keen analytical skills, high attention to detail, the ability to work within strict time constraints and manage multiple tasks at the same time.

All candidates must be able to meet state-mandated clearance requirements including a criminal background check as well as medical clearance, including a 2 step TB test.

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume:
Attn: Carole Lund, Program Director
E-mail: clund@prfi.org



 

TEAM LEADER Care Coordination

Position Summary

PRFI is currently seeking individuals who are passionate, detail-oriented, self-reliant, and looking to make a positive impact in our community. The Team Leader supervises a team of approximately 7-13 Care Coordinators who work with adults with mental illness, chronic medical issues, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS as well as other issues in all five boroughs of NYC. The Team Leader provides supervision and quality assurance to the program and oversees the appropriate provision of services to clients.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises a team of Care Coordinators and/or Team Leaders in compliance with NYSDOH and NYSOMH, OMIG, Health Home and agency guidelines.
  • Supervises Case Coordinators regarding but not limited to client services, chart audits and documentation, maintenance of an electronic health record, agency policies and procedures, and work performance in accordance with NYSDOH, NYSOMH, OMIG, Health Home and agency guidelines.
  • Works with Case Coordinators and providers to assess clients’ needs and goals, and ensure service plans are developed that include client’s strategies and objectives to address their identified needs.
  • Oversees that coordination and contact with all service providers and support systems is maintained including but not limited to psychiatrists, therapists, state and local hospitals, community residences, court systems, family members, primary care providers, MICA programs, and educational/vocational service providers.
  • Supervises the identification of individuals appropriate for Health Home services and their enrollment process into the program.
  • Supervises the delivery of services, including the provision of service dollars, crisis intervention, care coordination, and all needed referrals to support each client’s health and success in the community.
  • Monitors client participation and satisfaction with services and advising and advocating for clients and staff to assist with overcoming difficulties related to service delivery.
  • Supervises the provision of services to clients under court mandate (AOT).
  • Supervises the search for missing clients in the community following the lost to contact protocol.
  • Supervises the provision of clients gaining access to fiscal resources including but not limited to public assistance, scholarships, Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment, educational services, etc.
  • Supervises the provision of services that prevent or resolve crisis in order to prevent unnecessary use of emergency rooms and/or in-patient services, and assuring crisis intervention services 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
  • Ensures all required documentation relating to service delivery for each client meets NYSDOH, NYSOMH, OMIG, Health Home, and agency guidelines.
  • Supervises the maintenance of an electronic health record for each client in accordance with NYSDOH, NYSOMH, OMIG, Health Home, and agency guidelines.
  • Ensures direct line staff are meeting minimum quality requirements with regards to levels of service, signed consent forms, lost to contact clients, and documentation.
  • Follows chain of command to present any concerns or grievances.
  • Seeks guidance and consults with supervisor regarding client or administrative issues.
  • Monitors Case Coordinators’ compliance with administrative tasks: statistical reports, levels of service, weekly activity reports, progress notes, and agency policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as determined by management.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 4 years’ experience, 2 years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of NYSDOH, NYSOMH, OMIG, Health Homes, Managed Care Organizations, and Evidence Based Practices is necessary. The candidate will have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, employees, and clients. Strong time management and communications skills are essential. Strong organizational and supervisory skills required. Bilingual preferred.

All candidates must be able to meet state-mandated clearance requirements including:

  • Current physical examination
  • Criminal background check
  • DOI fingerprinting
  • SCR and SEL clearance

Staff must be available for a 24 hour on call service on a rotating basis

For consideration, submit cover letter and resume:
Attn: Lynsey Tucker, Program Director
E-mail: ltucker@prfi.org