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  • APRIL 2014
    Making history in New York
    Making history in New York

    On May 6, 2014, New York is joining more than 100 communities throughout the United States for a national day of local giving. Give Local New York will generate significant funds for causes right in our own backyard. We will be part of a movement to reignite the spirit of giving across the country and support causes in the community in which we live, work and play.

     

  • APRIL, 2014
    Happy Birthday to Seamen’s Society!
    Happy Birthday to Seamen’s Society!

    Seamen's Society is celebrating its birthday on April 2, 2014. We will be 168 years old. We have been weathering life’s storms since our inception in 1846. Our philosophy has not changed any. Today we serve over 5000 children and families annually in both Staten Island and Brooklyn. We believe that every child deserves a chance. We are committed to our mission to provide all our children with the roots and wings they need to grow

  • MARCH , 2014
    March is Social Work Month
    March is Social Work Month

    Seamens would like to recognize and praise all individuals in the social work profession for their outstanding work and dedication to the children and families they serve so diligently. Read more about social work month in our newsletter.

  • JANUARY 14, 2014
    Scholarship Reunion
    Scholarship Reunion

    On January 14, 2014 Seamen’s Society held its 4th Annual Scholarship Reunion at our headquarters. Ten scholarship recipients home for winter break joined staff, donors and the board of trustees for an enjoyable evening filled with good food. Excitement and laughter filled the room fueled by tidbits of everyone’s life and school experiences.

  • NOVEMBER 2013
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    Each time you shop with Amazon and use our link 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to Seamen’s Society. Please use the link below to get started.

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  • NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    National Adoption Month
    National Adoption Month

    November is National Adoption Month. In honor of this occasion Seamen’s Society has available its new 2014 Desktop Calendar dedicated to our Adoptive Families. If you are interested in purchasing a calendar please contact Development at 718-447-7740 ext. 4269. The cost of the calendar is $20. All money will benefit the many children and families that we serve. 

  • NOVEMBER 2013
    Thanking our Gala Sponsors
    Thanking our Gala Sponsors
    Seamen’s Society would like to say a big thanks to all our sponsors, donors and guests who made this evening a success.
  • JUNE 11, 2013
    Seamen’s Society for Children and Families Elects New Trustee
    Seamen’s Society for Children and Families Elects New Trustee

    The 167th Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Seamen’s Society for Children and Families was held at their headquarters, at 50 Bay Street, on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. One new trustee, Laura Fitzsimmons Volsario, the Director of Operations at Gateway Arms Realty in St. George, Staten Island was elected to the Board of Seamen’s Society for Children and Families. 

  • JANUARY, 2013
    Scholarship Reunion
    Scholarship Reunion

     

    On Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Seamen’s Society held its 3rd annual scholarship reunion at our headquarters. Nine scholarship recipients currently attending college and who were home for winter break joined donors, staff and board members for ...a casual and enjoyable dinner. The atmosphere was completely informal. Everyone present exchanged life experiences, successes and ongoing challenges that they face today. The evening was a success and everyone is looking forward to next year’s reunion

     

     

  • DECEMBER, 2012
    Black & White Gala at the Vanderbilt at South Beach
    Black & White Gala at the Vanderbilt at South Beach

    Standing Left to Right: Nancy Vomero, President/CEO Seamen’s Society; Ralph Branca, Board Chair Seamen’s Society; Caroline Ferreri, Gala Chair; Allan Weissglass, Chair Staten Island Foundation; Cesar J. Claro, ED Richmond County Savings Foundation

    Seated Left to Right: Mary Petrone, Principal P.S. 19; Jeanne Raleigh, teacher P.S. 19; Betsy Dubovsky, ED Staten Island Foundation

    On Thursday, October 25, 2012 Seamen’s Society held its Black & White Gala at the Vanderbilt at South Beach. This year’s Save Harbor Award honorees were Richmond County Savings Foundation, Staten Island Foundation and P.S. 19 in West Brighton. Over 225 guests were in attendance where they dined, danced, enjoyed musical entertainment and participated in a silent auction.

    On Thursday, October 25, 2012 Seamen’s Society held its Black & White Gala at the Vanderbilt at South Beach. This year’s Save Harbor Award honorees were Richmond County Savings Foundation, Staten Island Foundation and P.S. 19 in West Brighton. Over 225 guests were in attendance where they dined, danced, enjoyed musical entertainment and participated in a silent auction.

  • JANUARY 09, 2012
    Challenge from Bill Clinton turns into a windfall for Seamen's Society
    Challenge from Bill Clinton turns into a windfall for Seamen's Society

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A challenge from charismatic former President Bill Clinton attracted $50,000 in donations for the Seamen's Society for Children and Families over the holiday season.

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  • OCTOBER 28,2011
    Clinton Honors Staffer's Efforts At Annual S.I. Gala
    Clinton Honors Staffer's Efforts At Annual S.I. Gala

    The event raised $100,000 -- half of the money the Seamen's Society has lost in federal aid due to budget cuts.

    "All we need is another hundred thousand and we won't have to cut any of

  • OCTOBER 27, 2011
    For Bill Clinton aide, foster mother's her chief role.
    For Bill Clinton aide, foster mother's her chief role.

    Laura Graham's Staten Island home might not be a permanent stop for foster kids. But it doesn't stop each little one from staking out a steadfast slice of real estate within her heart.

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  • SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    STATEN ISLANDER OF THE WEEK:
    STATEN ISLANDER OF THE WEEK:

    Dedicated Foster Parent Gets Praise From Bill Clinton

    The latest Staten Islander of the Week is Laura Graham, a Graniteville native and Westerleigh resident who will re

JOB LISTING

PSYCHOLOGIST      APPLY NOW
• Complete comprehensive Psychological batteries on children and adolescents in foster care. Ensure written reports are in case record.
• Completes and ensures all written reports are in the case record.
• Conducts and completes initial developmental and mental health screenings on all admissions.
• Conducts and completes annual developmental and mental health screenings.
• Functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team working in close collaboration with Psychiatrist, nurse case manager, Social workers and foster care caseworker.
• Attends FTC conferences as assigned.
• If schedule permits will provide individual and group psychotherapy to children and adolescents.

 NYS licensed Psychologist required. Scheduled to work in both sites (Staten Island/Brooklyn) based on Program needs as determined by Director. Must be available to work varied hours Monday – Friday, between 9am 7 pm.


CASE MANAGER- Brooklyn      APPLY NOW
• Track, monitor and ensure all Foster Care and Family Day Care records are in compliance with ACS regulations.
• Ensure past medical, immunization, and psychiatric history is obtained on all new intakes.
• Prepare clients file with appropriate forms for scheduled health service appointments.
• Obtain, review and follow up with all external health service provider treatment plans.
• Enter all ACS required health service documentation into the state CONNECTIONS system.
• Maintain and ensure all record documentation for assigned caseload is filed audit ready.
• Schedule all required client health service appointment including lab appointments.
• LPN or RN and case management experience required. Work schedule hours may vary


MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN- Brooklyn       APPLY NOW
• Conduct psychological assessments for children to assess the need for mental health treatment and updates as needed for various foster care referrals • Conducts initial mental health screenings and annual mental health screenings as assigned • Provides individual counseling to children and adolescents. Including collateral session with caretaker and birth parent as needed for enhance treatment. • Provides group counseling for children, adolescent as parents • Completes and maintains all required documentation including but not limited to progress notes and treatment plans. • Enter all required mental health information into the connections system • Regular contact with foster care staff to integrate services • Participates in FTCs and bimonthly Clinical Diagnostic Team conferences • Participates in weekly peer/individual or group supervision • Attends all required trainings to enhance skills working with high risk population Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required. At least 2 or more years of experience providing therapy in a mental health facility, preferably working with children. Must be available to work varied hours Monday – Friday, between 10am 7 pm

 

SUPERVISOR, Preventive Services – Staten Island      APPLY NOW
 • Provide direct supervision to the case planners ensuring the program meets all mandates
• Assist walk-ins when needed
• Facilitates and documents Family Teen Conferences, and other meetings with families that result in a service plan for the family
• Ensure that all reporting requirements with Connections and PROMIS are completed an all ACS requirements for the programs are met
• Responsible to interact with program monitors to ensure programs are successful and at full capacity
• Maintain a positive relationship with community networks and with appropriate agencies and community groups to benefit the programs and the agency
• Conduct employee evaluations and utilize progressive discipline in addressing employee issues
• Complete monthly case review and enter note in Connections
• Conduct quarterly case record reviews (physical records)
• Work in collaboration with the QA dept to monitor FASP’, casework contacts and other QA mandates and ensure that all FTC’s are scheduled and held.
• Provide back-up for other supervisors in the Preventive programs
• Provide CASAC assessments, counseling and staff education to FT/R clients and attend monthly Clinical Diagnostic meetings, if applicable
SW / LMSW degree and driver’s license required; CASAC preferred. 3+ years of progressive supervisory experience preferred


FOSTER CARE SUPERVISORS       APPLY NOW
• Complete and manage all reports in a timely manner
• Manage the staff completion of timely FASP’s, Permanency Hearing Reports, connections progress notes and plan amendments
• Provide weekly supervision to staff to facilitate the service plan through referrals, planning and casework counseling
• Reassess permanency-planning goals periodically to facilitate permanency
• Ensures that the caseworkers are prepared to participation in the Family Team, Placement Preservation, Goal Change and Reunification Conferences
• Attend Family Team, Placement Preservation, Goal Change and Reunification Conferences
• Monitor staff attendance and presentations in Family Court
• Participate in on-going training to enhance job skills
MSW / LMSW / LCSW degree and driver’s license required. Prior experience in child welfare preferred
 

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST – Staten Island      APPLY NOW
• Complete all required fieldwork and reports in a timely manner and document all school visits
• Monitor and Maintain compliance with educational milestones and time frames with City and State regulations
• Reassess educational plans and IEP’s on an ongoing basis
• Facilitate the service plan through educational referrals
• Facilitate the monthly TFFC Foster Parent cluster Group
• Maintain contacts with school personnel in regards to student’s progress in school; attend all IEP’s, suspension meetings and truancy issues
• As needed will coordinate and participate in meetings with school teachers and other service providers who work with our TFFC children and families
• Reassess and make referrals for special education placement for children as needed
• In conjunction with supervisor will assist with socio therapist contacts
• Participate in on-going trainings to enhance job skills
• Attend ASC Educational Forums
MSW or Master’s degree in Education and driver’s license required. Prior experience preferred
 

 CASEWORKERS - FOSTER CARE DEPT         APPLY NOW
• Complete all reports in a timely manner
• Complete all required fieldwork on a monthly basis
• Monitor and maintain compliance with casework milestones and time frames with City and State regulations
• Facilitate the service plan through referrals, planning and Casework counseling
• Schedule and monitor visits as needed
• Reassess permanency-planning goals periodically to facility permanency in light of time frames
• Participate in on-going trainings to enhance job skills