The New York City Administration for Children’s Services protects New York City’s children from abuse and neglect. Along with our community partners, Children’s Services provides neighborhood-based services to help ensure children grow up in safe, permanent homes with strong families.
The Division of Youth and Family Justice (DYFJ) is responsible for oversight and management of secure and non-secure detention services for juveniles awaiting disposition in family, criminal, and supreme courts. DYFJ also oversees a wide network of providers throughout the five boroughs that operate Non-Secure and Limited Secure Placement sites for youth who are adjudicated delinquent and are placed by the New York City Family Court, and a vast network of community-based alternative programs for youth involved in, or at risk for involvement in, the Juvenile Justice system.
Under administrative direction and in consultation and guidance from the ACS Office of Child and Family Health, the Executive Director of Health Programs and Services will work within the DYFJ continuum to ensure that youth in the care and/or custody of ACS receive the best possible medical care. In doing so, the Executive Director of Health Programs and Services will work closely with the Associate Commissioners of Juvenile Justice Programs and Services, Detention Services, Close –to-Home, Community-Based Alternatives, and Planning, Policy & Performance and leaders in each of the respective program areas in the development, implementation, monitoring and continuous quality improvement of standards of clinical practice related to health services. S/he will also interface with external agencies, public and private, on health policy and programmatic issues. Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:
The preferred candidate should possess: A valid New York State License and current registration as a Registered Nurse; a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) or other relevant graduate degree, with four (4) plus years’ experience in clinical practice settings with children and adolescents in inpatient and/or outpatient setting; Experience with medical record audits; Training and in public health policy work, program assessment, evaluation and monitoring; and familiarity with the New York City child welfare, juvenile justice, and health and mental health systems.
Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.