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MSW Social Worker, Bronx Legal Services

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Published 20 days ago

Notice of Job Opening

MSW Social Worker, Bronx Legal Services

Description

Bronx Legal Services seeks a full-time Master of Social Work (MSW) to join its housing practice. Our housing practice focuses on preserving affordable housing in the Bronx for low- to moderate-income tenants by representing individuals in eviction proceedings, challenging rent overcharges in various forums, bringing individual and group repairs actions, and filing other affirmative litigation. We have ties to tenant organizing groups in the communities we serve and work hand-in-hand with them to ensure that our practice reflects the needs and desires of these communities. The housing practice Social Worker will join the Social Work Unit at Bronx Legal Services and collaborate closely with housing attorneys, paralegals, and other advocates. About Bronx Legal Services Bronx Legal Services, the Bronx office of Legal Services NYC, fights poverty and seeks racial, social, and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. Bronx Legal Services advises and represents Bronx residents in housing, family, immigration, foreclosure, education, public benefits, disability, employment, consumer, tax, and community economic development matters.

Experience and Qualifications

The housing practice Social Worker will be responsible for working with Bronx Legal Services clients who are at risk of eviction. Responsibilities will include:

 Providing case management support to individuals and families at risk of eviction and displacement;

 Providing psychosocial assessments for individuals with a wide range of mental health, substance use, and psychosocial concerns, to assist clients in accessing necessary services and supports, or for the purpose of determining litigation options;

 Drafting supportive affidavits and appearing in court and testifying on behalf of clients, with their consent, regarding psychosocial assessments;

 Providing crisis intervention and referrals to culturally appropriate services to address immediate client needs;

 Identifying and establishing relationships with social, medical, and other services needed to assist our clients;

 Advocating on behalf of our clients to access public benefits, social services, and medical care, in addition to other systems impacting our clients; and

 Conducting home visits to clients to assess housing conditions, assess client needs, and provide case manage assistance (Note: home visits are not currently expected due to COVID-19, but are expected to resume when it is safe to do so).

Qualifications include:

 A demonstrated passion for social justice and a commitment to working with low-income communities and communities of color to advance equity;

 Master of Social Work degree, New York State license, preferred (will be required within one year from date of hire);

 SIFI certified, preferred;

 Experience providing case management to vulnerable populations

 Familiarity with New York City (NYC) institutions and social service systems;

 Experience providing client advocacy related to housing and benefits, preferred;

 Knowledge of various housing resources and vouchers available through social services;

 Knowledge of and comfort working with people who experience mental health, substance use, and trauma-related conditions;

 Experience providing short term counseling and crisis intervention;

 Experience conducting psychosocial assessments;

 Outstanding organizational, planning, and time management skills;

 Excellent interpersonal skills;

 Outstanding communication, research, and writing skills;

 Skill with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, internet research, and a willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies; and

 Fluency in Spanish, or another language spoken in the communities we serve, preferred.

How to Apply

The salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, pre-tax flexible benefits and retirement plans along with generous annual and sick leave.

To apply for the position, send your resume, cover letter, recent writing sample, and names of three (3) references to Sandra Sanchez, Assistant to Project Director. All applications should be submitted via e-mail to ssanchez@lsnyc.org

The subject line should read: “Housing Social Worker”

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Please no telephone calls and no mailed applications.

Bronx Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming people, and people over the age of 40 are all welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job# 48_2021

Notice of Job Opening

MSW Social Worker, Bronx Legal Services

Description

Bronx Legal Services seeks a full-time Master of Social Work (MSW) to join its housing practice. Our housing practice focuses on preserving affordable housing in the…

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  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
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Benefits


The salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, pre-tax flexible benefits and retirement plans along with generous annual and sick leave.


The salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, pre-tax flexible benefits and retirement plans along with generous annual and…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
Legal Services NYC, New York, NY 10013, United States
40 Worth Street, Suite 606

How to Apply

How to Apply


To apply for the position, send your resume, cover letter, recent writing sample, and names of three (3) references to Sandra Sanchez, Assistant to Project Director. All applications should be submitted via e-mail to ssanchez@lsnyc.org

The subject line should read: “Housing Social Worker”

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Please no telephone calls and no mailed applications.

Bronx Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming people, and people over the age of 40 are all welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job# 48_2021;

How to Apply


To apply for the position, send your resume, cover letter, recent writing sample, and names of three (3) references to Sandra Sanchez, Assistant to Project Director. All…

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