Social Worker - Transitional Independent Living Program
- Job posted by Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families
2876 West 17th Street
Job Title: MSW/LMSW/LCSW Social Worker
Department: Transitional Independent Living (TIL) Program
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Coney Island, Brooklyn NY
Reports To: Program Manager, TIL Program
- Responsible for overseeing all case work services including outreach, assessment, transitional plan development, case work counseling, maintaining program records for youth in program.
- Provides comprehensive case management including identification of available resources to meet participants’ needs; coordination, monitoring and evaluation of services and advocacy to ensure services are accessible and provided.
- Creates and maintains a current listing of local community linkages for participants (i.e. mental health, education, job resources).
- Conducts an initial comprehensive assessment of each youth within 30 days of admission to the program and develop an individualized service plan.
- Coordinates services identified in the Initial Service Plan & subsequent reviews to assist clients in meeting their short & long-term goals by identifying available community resources ensuring that such resources are accessible and provided to such youth.
- Provides information and referrals to appropriate mainstream assistance programs that provide healthcare, ongoing counseling, nutrition, job and educational training/opportunities and other resources for which they may be eligible.
- Reviews individualized service plans with each youth at least every 30 days, revising as necessary, and develops contingency plans for back-up emergency services to assist youth in coping with setbacks which may arise during their progress toward independent living.
- Makes arrangements for the immediate transportation of youth with serious physical or mental health problems to an appropriate health care facility.
- Maintains accurate and updated case records. Ensures that all necessary documents are present on residents.
- Works collaboratively with Program Coordinator, Counseling Specialists and Intake Coordinator to ensure quality of service delivery.
- Facilitates individual and group counseling to TIL residents. Ensure intakes, psycho-socials, service plans and reassessments are being completed on all residential youth.
- Provides daily residential visits and weekly case management meetings with participants. Coordinates workshops, events, trips, resident meetings, and community service opportunities to support with participant/case manager engagement.
- Under the supervision of the Program Manager, collaborates with Youth Specialists and Senior Youth Specialists to assure adequate and professional clinical and independent living services.
- Social Work and at least two (2) years of experience working with Runaway/Homeless Youths (RHY) and/or LGBTQ/ transgender youth. LCSW/LMSW strongly preferred.
- Must have excellent written and oral communication, organizational and time management skills, record keeping, and also exceptional interpersonal skills to handle complex and sensitive issues.
- Bilingual in Creole or Spanish preferred.
- Valid, unexpired New York State driver’s license and clean driving history required.
- Ability to work efficiently and independently.
- Sensitivity to cultural differences present among staff and clients within our organization. Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse group of individuals, including elected officials, department and office directors, representatives, and the general public.
- Possesses a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and change; forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families.
- Ability to set limits and maintain helping role of practitioner and to intervene appropriately.
- Have a strong sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics present among staff and clients within our organization.
- Follows employee screening requirements and uses screening instruments to screen for abuse risk.
- Successful completion of all required abuse and neglect prevention training in accordance with regulations or other guidance provided by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs or the Office.
- Must agree to undergo, and successfully complete, an annual physical examination to determine fitness for duty.
EOE - M/F/D/V/ LGBTQ
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via recruitment portal using the link provided.