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Social Worker


Job posted by: Center for Urban Community Services

Posted on: June 6, 2014

Job description

The Center for Urban Community Service(CUCS), a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for a Social Worker position at the CUCS' Harlem Transitional Services(HTS). HTS' Kelly Transitional Living Community is a 40- bed residence. It provides chronically street homeless individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse assistance in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. The Housing First/Harm Reduction Model is used to engage people who otherwise may not accept services. A multidisciplinary staff works collaboratively with the residents on their recovery, and housing goals. Staff receive extensive training in Evidence Based Practices including Motivational Interviewing, Wellness Self-Management and Behavioral Treatment Interventions for substance abuse.

Responsibilities: The Social Worker will carry a caseload and provide decision making and service delivery responsibilities including crisis-intervention, medication management and regulatory compliance. Social Worker will participate and contribute to a program culture that is client-centered, outcome-oriented and dedicated to continuous quality improvement.


  • MSW required, LMSW preferred
  • CUCS requires that all full-time social workers who provide services within the LMSW or LCSW scope of practice to have a license within 6 months from date of hire
  • Recent and upcoming graduates and experienced clinicians encouraged to apply
  • Must be able to work effectively as a team
  • Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred
  • Relevant experience working with population served by the program preferred
  • Must have excellent outreach, assessment, written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literacy

How to apply

Please follow this link to apply online:

  • Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document
  • Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for


198 East 121st Street, New York, NY, 10035, US


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