501 Southern Boulevard
- Responsible for meeting with youth and family to develop individual success plans inclusive of the youth and family’s goals, needs and wishes. In addition, the Social Worker can provide mental health counseling to youth and family if that has been identified as a needed support.
- Works with youth directly for 5 to 8 hours per week to discuss the youth’s goals, provide support in using the extra learning, offer academic guidance, help coach them in developing important life skills, and encourage community/civic involvement.
- Provides mentoring success among high-risk populations, and includes one-on-one and group mentoring, tutoring, life skills training, college preparation, and youth leadership training.
- Responsible for the assigned caseload to build proficiency to the model and/or reach model fidelity, and meeting the documentation requirement
- Engages the youth by working with them to develop a plan, and providing them with rewards and encouragement as they work toward their goal(s).
- Undertakes advocacy and outreach with parents, teachers, the criminal justice system and other institutions
- Conduct intake, psycho-social, and on-going assessment, and developing treatment plan. Intakes and psycho-social to be completed within program timelines and expectations.
- Responsible for timeliness of documentation and data entry while maintaining confidential client records, and meeting program deadlines.
- Maintains clear, concise and accurate clinical approved documentation of treatment efforts that promote peer and supervisory review and feedback, and that demonstrates compliance with evidenced based clinical model, OMH, and meeting our agency’s expectation (i.e. Benefit Assignments, diagnosis, treatment plan, progress notes, and on)
- Assures documentation (data entry) for contacts, incidents, and reports are submitted timely (as indicated by program).
- Adopts a strength focused approach with families, stakeholder, and within the program/treatment team.
- Communicate advances and barriers experienced with the clients, team, and stakeholders, including escalating any feedback received regarding own areas of improvement, to the supervisor
- Bachelor’s degree required in Social Work, Psychology, Education or related field.
- Two years of experience working in areas directly related to supporting youth, families or communities
- Experience working with youth and have knowledge of the juvenile justice system in New York City
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred
Minimum Education Required