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Social Worker/Family Services Specialist

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Hour Children
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Queens, NY
New
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Published 19 days ago

JOB SUMMARY

The Social Worker/Family Services Specialist will provide services to justice involved women detained at the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island and their families in order to strengthen family connections during detention, facilitate long-term stability, and increase family reunification outcomes. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide holistic supportive counseling and case management services to women experiencing detention and their families 

• Conduct individual and family assessments to identify needs and priorities 

• Facilitate gender-responsive and trauma-informed group programming that addresses parenting, relationships, and navigating systems 

• Provide visit coaching in preparation of, during, and after visits to promote positive interactions and constructive experiences for both women and their families 

• Provide written updates to court when requested to support positive outcomes for reunification 

• Maintain appropriate client information and documentation in electronic databases and hard files, and submit accurate data on regular basis

• Attend internal staff meetings, trainings, and supervision, as well as related external meetings and trainings with resource partners 

• Comply with all Jail procedures, processes and requirements, including all security regulations and PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) requirements

• Perform additional department or agency related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor

Specifications for Physical Requirements (as applicable):

• Ability to travel across the five boroughs and to the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island

Qualifications and Requirements:

• LMSW or LMHC

• At least two years of direct practice experience working with individuals and families impacted by incarceration, criminal justice, foster care or family court involvement, substance abuse issues, and/or intimate partner violence

• Successful completion of background investigation by DOC (Department of Corrections) as part of volunteer application process 

• A demonstrated commitment to parents’ rights and social justice 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Must have the ability to provide effective services and produce accurate written documents in a timely fashion

• Must be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds in a culturally- inclusive manner 

• Must be able to work independently and as part of team

• Must be able to have solid, productive boundaries and work cooperatively with DOCs and staff 

• Computer and technical skills, specifically Microsoft Office programs 

• Spanish language fluency is preferred

JOB SUMMARY

The Social Worker/Family Services Specialist will provide services to justice involved women detained at the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island and their families in order to strengthen family connections during…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Hour Children offers an array of benefits including but not limited to healthcare coverage (medical, dental, vision), 401k plan with company match, professional development, paid time off, etc.

Hour Children offers an array of benefits including but not limited to healthcare coverage (medical, dental, vision), 401k plan with company match, professional development, paid…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish preferred

Spanish preferred

Location

On-site
36-11 12th St, Long Island City, NY 11106, USA

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