Social Worker


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

03/27/2018

Address

Brooklyn
NY
United States

Description

The Lantern Group (Lantern Community Services and Lantern Organization) is a supportive housing organization that champions the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness. Lantern Organization develops and manages permanent affordable and supported housing, which is paired with comprehensive services and programs designed and operated by Lantern Community Services to support clients so they can stay healthy and housed. Our 18 buildings, with almost 1,400 units, house a range of single adults to families, with sites located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Upper Manhattan. Lantern currently has a staff of around 200 full-time employees and services a client base of nearly 1,200 and an additional 800 community residents.

 

Lantern Community Services’ teams of experienced social workers and program specialists deliver programming directly within each apartment building to these high-need populations, resulting in excellent rates of engagement with our clients. Programs with proven results in health, employment, education, and life skills are delivered inside our residences and tailored to each person’s needs. We provide Lantern clients – many of whom live with mental illness, addiction, disability, HIV or other chronic illnesses – with the tools they need to integrate successfully into the greater community with dignity and independence. 


Location and Work Schedule:

This full-time position is at Clover Hall, located in Brooklyn, and requires a flexible schedule.


Job Description: 

The Social Worker (SW) is responsible for working with clients towards comprehensive physical and emotional health and independence by incorporating client centered service planning and provision. The SW integrates clinical counseling and case management services that emphasize recovery and wellness, personal growth, housing stability, and fosters independence. This position will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team in supportive housing for formally homeless individuals coping with issues related to physical health & wellness, mental illness and substance use. The SW reports to the Program Director. This position is exempt.


Responsibilities:

·        Provide integrated counseling and case management services that effectively engage tenants and promote personal growth and wellness, housing stability and accomplishment of service plan goals on an ongoing basis.

·        Collaborate with tenants in developing a client-centered, recovery oriented service plan with a focus on health & wellness, housing stability and personal development.

·        Effectively engage and work with a diverse caseload of formerly homeless individuals living with physical health and wellness needs, mental health and substance use issues.  

·        Facilitate and network partnerships and linkages with progressive and/or alternative community agencies that serve the needs of tenants with a focus of the specific needs and challenges of the LGBTQ population.

·        Work as a collaborative member of the team ensuring all tenants have access to high quality services in a safe and compassionate community.

·        Participate in and facilitate weekly clinical case conferences including intake meetings.

·        Develop and implement programming that address larger community trends and needs.

·        Create and maintain confidential records, charts and logs for each resident documenting all relevant information from individual and group interventions as well as correspondence with collateral services.

·        Participate in staff team meetings and trainings, individual supervision meetings, community meetings with residents and attend offsite trainings and present training material to program team.

·        Work closely with Leasing and Compliance team to ensure housing stability.

·        Perform other job-related functions, as assigned.

·        Fieldwork when required (e.g., visiting clients at hospitals, escorting clients to appointments).

 

Qualifications:

·        MSW required, LMSW preferred.

·        Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.

·        Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing direct service to one or more of the following populations: individuals living with HIV/AIDS, serious and persistent mental illness, substance abuse, recently or currently homeless.

·        Strong history of effective engagement with clients and ability to highlight positive outcomes.

·        Ability to work in fast paced environment, multi-task and effectively handle serious and crisis oriented situations.

·        Dedication to positive outcomes through proactive, creative and respectful work with diverse and vulnerable populations.

·        Knowledge and familiarity working in a harm reduction model with individuals actively struggling with ongoing substance use issues.

·        Strong clinical and excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively as part of a team and have the ability to make sound assessments of tenants’ strengths and needs.

·        Experience working with evidence based models, specifically Motivational Interviewing preferred.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred but not required.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

swposting.Clover@lanterncommunity.org

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to: swposting.Clover@lanterncommunity.org


Note:

Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

 

Lantern Community Services (Lantern) values the diversity of all our clients, staff, Board of Directors, and partners. By bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together, we create more vibrant, healthy and just communities. Lantern welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, veteran status, class, creed, and mental or physical disability.


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