Lantern Community Services’ (Lantern) mission is to champion the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness. Lantern provides innovative services to help New Yorkers who are formerly homeless or have recently aged out of foster care recreate their lives. Our programs with proven results in health, employment, education and life skills are delivered inside our residences and tailored to each person’s needs. We provide our clients—many of whom live with mental illness, addiction, disability, HIV or other chronic illnesses—with the tools they need to integrate successfully into the greater community with dignity and independence.
Location and Work Schedule:
This is a full-time position at Jasper Hall, located in the Bronx. The schedule is Monday through Friday with a requirement for at least one late shift.
We are seeking a dynamic, engaging Social Worker to work with families and young adults (18 – 26 years old) in supportive housing and assist them in stabilizing their lives and attaining their work, health, social, and community living goals. The ideal candidate will have solid clinical knowledge as well as experience working with families and/or young adults impacted by mental illness, substance abuse, foster care and homelessness. Additionally, the Social Worker will be passionate about working with families and young adults; is a proactive and creative problem solver and works well both as a part of a team and independently. The Social Worker works closely with an interdisciplinary team to build and maintain a safe program culture that emphasizes respect for all community members and ensures all clients progress forward in their goals. The Social Worker reports to the Case Manager Supervisor. This position is exempt.
· Provide integrated counseling and case management services that effectively engage tenants and promote personal growth and wellness, housing stability and accomplishment of service plan goals on an ongoing basis.
· Collaborate with tenants in developing a client centered, recovery oriented service plan with a focus on health & wellness, housing stability and personal development.
· Effectively engage and work with a diverse caseload of formerly homeless individuals living with physical health and wellness needs, mental health and substance use issues.
· Work as a collaborative member of the team ensuring all tenants have access to high quality services in a safe and compassionate community.
· Participate in and facilitate weekly clinical case conferences including intake meetings.
· Create and maintain confidential records, charts and logs for each resident documenting all relevant information from individual and group interventions as well as correspondence with collateral services.
· Participate in staff team meetings and trainings, individual supervision meetings, community meetings with residents and attend offsite trainings and present training material to program team.
· Work closely with Leasing and Compliance team to ensure housing stability.
· Perform other job-related functions, as assigned.
- BA/BS required, preferably in a related field such as social work, sociology or psychology
- MSW/ LMSW preferred
- At least 2 years of experience working with families and/or young adults impacted by poverty, homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and/or foster care.
· Strong history of effective engagement with clients and ability to highlight positive outcomes.
· Ability to multi-task and effectively handle serious and crisis oriented situations.
· Dedication to positive outcomes through proactive, creative and respectful work with diverse and vulnerable populations.
· Must possess strong clinical and excellent interpersonal skills; be able to work effectively as part of a team and have the ability to make sound assessments of tenants’ strengths and needs.
· Experience working with evidence based models, specifically Motivational Interviewing, preferred.
- Knowledge and having comfort working in a harm reduction model with individuals actively struggling with ongoing substance use issues.
- Must possess strong clinical and excellent interpersonal skills; be able to work effectively as part of a team and have the ability to make sound assessments of tenants’ strengths and needs.
Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.
Lantern Community Services (Lantern) values the diversity of all our clients, staff, Board of Directors, and partners. By bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together, we create more vibrant, healthy and just communities. Lantern welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, political belief, religion, immigration status, veteran status, class, creed, and mental or physical disability.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume