Social Worker (Victim Services)

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/29/2018

Address

Bronx
New York
United States

Description

Position Summary: The Next Generation Center (NGC) at Children’s Aid is located in the Bronx and serves disconnected youth ages 14 to 24, with a focus on youth involved in the foster care or juvenile justice systems. To meet the needs of disconnected youth, ages 14-24, the Children’s Aid Society has developed a state-of-the-art center staffed by multi-disciplinary team of professionals committed to preparing and supporting young people as they transition to adulthood. NGC offers a full range of services, including youth leadership and life skills trainings, a transitional employment program, educational guidance and tutoring, housing assistance, legal services, counseling, and arts and recreation. Youth are also able to receive life coaching and referrals for other supportive resources focused on their needs. NGC received a new contract from the New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) to provide a range of services to young men of color who are victims of crime. Services will include counseling, therapy, case management, assistance in obtaining crime victim compensation funds and other services. NGC is seeking a full time case manager to support this program


Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct outreach, engagement, and marketing activities to Children’s Aid sites (community schools, preventive, etc.), partner organizations, youth members of the CA Next Generation Center, and community members of the South Bronx and northern Manhattan areas
  • Work collaboratively with program staff in the development of new protocol and practices
  • Accept and manage referrals
  • Conduct thorough assessments of the needs (medical and mental health treatment and other benefits and services) of crime victims
  • Assess youth for trauma symptoms and emotional/psychological
  • Provide crisis intervention and safety planning as needed
  • Participate in required trainings, including Motivational Interviewing, to ensure effective service implementation
  • Assist participants in completing compensation claim applications including obtaining required documentation
  • Review law enforcement, medical provider, and other social service reports to evaluate relevant issues.
  • Advocate on behalf of participants for benefits and services
  • Accompany participants to court, police stations, and other appointments as needed
  • Provide follow-up to ensure needs are met and address additional issues as they arise
  • Collaborate with youth on the development of treatment plans and goals
  • Maintain accurate and thorough records on each client as well as required OVS tracking forms
  • Collaborate with OVS Therapist on completion of quarterly and monthly OVS reports
  • Participate in weekly clinical supervision, weekly team meetings, and staff meetings and other duties required by supervisor
  • Work collaboratively with NGC staff to provide engaging programming.


Qualifications: 

  • Master degree in social work (MSW, LMSW) or related field required
  • Knowledge of community resources and counseling practices with high risk populations
  • Experience working with persons in crisis including victims of crime; experience working with young men of color and LGBTQ people strongly preferred
  • Training/experience in Motivational Interviewing and trauma informed care preferred
  • Ability to motivate others toward achieving goals
  • Case management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and excellent documentation skills
  • Ability to use strength based interventions
  • Ability to develop alliances with high risk and difficult to engage youth
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

https://www.childrensaidnyc.org/

Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 002901

https://childrensaidrccorp.peoplefluent.com/res_viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-21566&ERFormID=res_newjoblist&ERFormCode=any

Children's Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability


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