Licensed Social Worker (LMSW)

Job Type

Full Time




1615 St. Johns Place, Lower Level
New York
United States


Dreams YouthBuild, in partnership with St. John’s Place Family Center, is currently seeking a

Licensed Social Worker (LMSW) to provide direct social work services to young adults (ages 17-24) 

in our education and job-training program and to formerly homeless families living at our Tier II 

shelter. Services will include psychosocial assessment, referral and treatment planning, in 

addition to providing individual and group counseling services. The social worker will work in 

collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of Client Care Coordinators, Case Managers and the 

Director of Social Services at the St. John’s Place Campus. In addition to the items listed below, 

the ideal candidate will possess the emotional resilience and stability needed in dealing with 

crises situations.

Position Summary and Essential Functions: ESSENTIAL DUTIES

•   Provide therapeutic counselling services to YouthBuild participants and to parents at our 


•   Facilitate psychoeducational workshops for clients and families based on identified needs

•   Complete Biopsychosocial assessments and develop treatment plans

•   Identify community resources to address identified needs and develop partnerships with CBO’s 

for referral purposes

•   Manage and maintain an active case load

•   Maintain weekly scheduled appointments with each client

•   Participates in case conferences and team meetings to assess client’s needs and coordinate 


•   Collaborate with Dreams YouthBuild program staff and St. John’s Place Family Center staff to 

address and respond to referrals via warm hand-offs

•   Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team members; including external partners to 

coordinate services to identify and address client needs

•   Conduct home visits as needed to engage resistant clients

•   Record notes in database for grant reporting to DOL

•   Other duties as assigned


To perform effectively in this position, the candidate must have/be:

•   Demonstrates cultural competency and ability to work with vulnerable populations including, 

at risk youth and homeless families of diverse cultural backgrounds in a cultural 

sensitive/relevant manner.

•   Knowledge and experience with evidence-based practices, including trauma informed care 


•   Knowledge and experience working with co-occurring populations (trauma, mental health and 

substance use) with emphasis on young adults and families.

•   Strong clerical/administrative skills including personal computer skills (Microsoft Office 


•   Resourceful and able to connect students and families to community resources to meet their 

identified needs

•   Capacity to conduct outreach and engage resistant/ oppositional defiant youth and build 

relationships with them and their families.

•   Good organization, planning and record keeping skills

•   Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

•   Ability to work collaboratively with a team


•   Master’s Degree in Social Work

•   LMSW in good standing in State of New York

•   Experience working with at risk youth, families and vulnerable populations in community based 


•   3 years clinical case management experience

•   Bilingual (Haitian Creole/Spanish) a plus

Work Hours:

•    Full time Monday Friday 9:00-5:00 (Flexible)

•    Some evening or weekend hours as needed

Background check will be performed. Salary is commensurate with experience.

SHF is a non-discriminatory and equal opportunity employer and recipient of Department of Labor 

YouthBuild funds.


Please send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Settlement Housing Fund's DREAMS YouthBuild & Young Adult Training Program is a Brooklyn-based 

alternative school and vocational training program that enables unemployed, out-of-school young men 

and women, ages 17-24, to obtain high school equivalency diplomas and job skills, secure 

employment, and go on to college or vocational school. DREAMS offers all students high school 

equivalency classes and job training in a field of their choice, including

construction and technology. Students who choose construction receive training and certification

from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and OSHA, as well as 

hands-on classroom instruction and on-site experience renovating affordable housing in the 


Located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the St. John’s Place Family Center provides temporary housing, 

day care, infant care, and other services to 97 families at a time, assisting them in their search 

for employment and affordable housing. Settlement Housing Fund also created 68 units of permanent 

affordable housing in two buildings on the block, and rehabilitated a community garden and another 

building that are utilized for community programming. A SUNY ATTAIN Lab computer training facility 

and Save Our Streets/Crown Heights Mediation Center have space at our St. John’s Place Campus and 

coordinate with us on programming for our students and


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please send Resume and Cover Letter to: Please include "Licensed Social Worker (LMSW)" in the subject line.