Social Worker (YVLife)

Job Type

Full Time




New York
United States


Please note: we have 4 openings for this position.

The Social Worker is directly responsible for all interventions associated with a specific young adult and their family, including case management and collaboration with external key stakeholders and referral sources, such as probation, child welfare workers, schools, therapists, etc. The Social Worker will conduct ongoing assessment of the young person’s needs from a strengths focused, solution-based perspective and will develop monthly service plans.


  • Engage potential clients and their families and assist with barriers to accessing care
  • Advocate for and support young people in obtaining and maintaining suitable housing
  • Support young adults in securing and maintaining education and jobs
  • Support young adults in learning and improving independent living skills
  • Support young adults in building a support system
  • Facilitate experiences for personal and social-emotional growth for young adults
  • Make referrals for psychiatric treatment when indicated
  • Make other referrals as needed
  • Work closely with all service providers in the care and case management of program participants
  • Conduct community outreach
  • Attend professional trainings and conferences, as needed
  • Conduct ongoing assessments and monthly service plans for young people
  • Comply with documentation, including progress notes and assessment tools, in a timely manner
  • Keep track of program outcomes and write reports for funding sources
  • Ensure that all clients, visitors, guests, and co-workers are treated with care, dignity, and respect
  • Perform other related duties, as needed


  • Desire to work with young people from a strengths-based approach
  • Prior clinical experience in child welfare and with adolescents highly desirable
  • Knowledge about trauma and chronic stress and their effects
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals, families, and colleagues from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds
  • Understanding of Restorative Practices a plus
  • Experience using Motivational Interviewing a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a community environment
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including ability to be on call 24/7(rotating on- call at night and on weekends)
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Prior experience working within the child welfare system is highly desirable
  • Bilingual candidates (Fluency in Spanish) highly encouraged to apply



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 002632

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