P.O. box 1161
Position: Social Worker
Department: Casa Sandra
Location (s): Bronx
Reports To: Property/Program Manager
Classification: Full Time – Non-Exempt
The Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (VIP) partners with Latinx communities to end gender-based violence. Created as a grassroots response to intimate partner violence and sexual assault, VIP has always centered survivors in its leadership and has worked to create a community of staff that reflects the rich national, ethnic and racial diversity of the communities it serves. VIP runs four non-residential social service programs and two residential shelter and housing programs, in addition to a robust communications and outreach department.
Casa Sandra is a transitional and supportive housing program for social change. Casa Sandra is a five-story complex housing survivors of domestic violence and their families for 12-24 months and provides supportive services to help them attain housing and economic security on their path toward healing after abuse. Services include: case management, housing advocacy, educational/vocational workshops, job preparation, attainment and retention, financial planning, children’s services and health promotion.
The Social Worker at Casa Sandra will provide supportive, trauma-informed, wellness and empowerment services through individual, family and group modalities for program participants and their children. The social worker will coordinate activities and events to promote community engagement and support survivors to rebuild sustainable independence, post-crisis. This position will collaborate with the Housing and Economic Security Specialist to advocate on behalf of clients who are navigating systems related to wellness, entitlements, law enforcement, courts and immigration.
Ø Complete program intake and psychosocial for prospective participants of the program;
Ø Develop and implement individualized service plans for participants, using strengths-based approach;
Ø Provide crisis counseling, information, referrals, accompaniment and advocacy as needed;
Ø Provide interventions that promote positive relationships among participants, their families, communities;
Ø Facilitate bi-lingual support, educational and therapeutic groups;
Ø Coordinate activities and events to promote community-building, individual development and empowerment;
Ø Maintain proper documentation (record keeping, reports and statistical information) on a timely manner for all clients;
Ø Provide complete and accurate information about client outcomes and services in a timely manner.
Ø Work collaboratively with colleagues, supervisors and other service providers to ensure the highest quality service delivery;
Ø Provide appropriate supervision to interns;
Ø Adhere to mandated reporting requirements as they relate to such issues as child abuse/neglect, suicide/homicide concerns, etc. and the ethics of the profession;
Ø Participate in various programmatic meetings: Case Conference Meetings, staff meetings, team meetings, Individual Service Plans, etc.;
Ø Conduct community outreach and /or educational workshops, as needed by program;
Ø Represent VIP at conferences, community meetings and special events; including Promoting VIP services at all public functions, as directed by supervisor;
Ø Support and comply with the values and policies of the Violence Intervention Program;
Ø Report Language access issues as they occur to supervisors;
Ø Perform other tasks as required, including any related supervisory and administrative duties as needed.
Full medical, dental, vision health insurance, and retirement benefits available.
Level of Language Proficiency
Fully Bilingual Required (English/Spanish – verbal and written)
Minimum Education Required