Clinical Social Worker, Level II

Job Type

Full Time




184 Eldridge Street
New York
United States


Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.


  • Provide evidence based and evidence supported individual, group and family therapy including insight oriented and supportive therapy to an ethnically and culturally diverse population, ranging in age from early childhood through late adulthood.
  • Conduct intakes and bio psychosocial evaluations
  • Develop treatment plans for clients as indicated.
  • Maintain reports and administrative and clinical records in accordance with OMH/DOH&MH standards, ensuring compliance with requirements and program policies.
  • Facilitate intra/inter agency referrals as necessary.
  • Advocate for patients with other community based organizations and governmental agencies as indicated.
  • Conduct home visits as necessary.
  • Coordinate outreach activities with community based programs.
  • Obtain and monitor managed care authorizations.
  • Participate in staff meetings, case conferences, training seminars and individual supervisory meetings.
  • Provide outreach to and engage new and resistive mental health clients.
  • Capacity to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Perform other duties as required by Clinic Director or Associate Director.       


  • Minimum of an advanced degree in social work (MSW)
  • LMSW or LCSW certification required
  • Two to three years of post masters clinical experience in a mental health setting preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with evidence-based treatment approaches
  • Experience with treating children and adults in an outpatient setting
  • Experience with individual and group psychotherapy sessions
  • Bilingual Cantonese speaking is required.  

Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday

Three evening per week are required (11:30am to 7:30pm or 12pm-8pm

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Cantonese.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree