Social Worker, MSW/bilingual Spanish - BFL Apartments

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



270 East Second Street
New York
United States


The BFL Apartments Program which is located in the Bronx is a 120-unit program that provides permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities who are survivors of domestic violence. The program exists on one property that have two adjacent buildings: a 70 unit studio apartment building for adult singles located at 616 East 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454 and a 50 unit apartment building (19 one bedrooms and 31 two bedrooms) for families located at 637 East 138th Street, Bronx, NY 10454.

Social workers report to the Director of Social Services.


  • Complete comprehensive service plans for residents and ensuring appropriate follow up activities related to service plan goals and benchmarks.
  • Providing individual and group counseling with residents
  • Providing crisis intervention and other services required to assist residents
  • Collaborating with the clinical staff in assisting residents to meet identified goals and to achieve housing stability
  • Participating in clinical meetings and trainings
  • Ensuring timely and accurate entry of resident statistics and case notes


  • MSW or equivalent degree, with counseling and case management experience.
  • Experience working with Mental Illness, substance abuse, domestic violence and familiarity with disability issues preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, residential environment.
  • Excellent language skills in American Sign Language or bilingual English/Spanish desired.

Salary: $50,000.00

Benefits Package (Medical, dental and vision, Paid vacation, sick personal and holiday time, Life insurance, Retirement Plan and Professional Work environment

Hours: 35 hours per week, one evening per week, work one Saturday, on call social worker one week per month (flexible)

Start Date: ASAP

To Apply: Please visit our website and submit your application with your current resume. Website and under “Main Menu” select BFL Employment

Barrier Free Living (BFL) is dedicated to helping New Yorkers with disabilities live independently in the community. Through its various programs, BFL provides a broad range of residential and non-residential services to disabled survivors of domestic violence, transitional shelter to the disabled homeless, and outreach to physically disabled individuals with mental health and/or chemical addiction issues. Services include case management; housing placements; independent living skills training; occupational therapy; short- and long-term individual counseling; advocacy within the medical, mental health, child welfare, law enforcement, and criminal justice systems; and referrals to outside services. The safety of our residents, clients and staff is of great importance to BFL and an important component of every employee’s job description and responsibility.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement Plan, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Personal days, and more

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Excellent language skills in English/Spanish required

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please visit our website and submit your application with your current resume. Website and under “Main Menu” select BFL Employment