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Social Worker

Henry Street Settlement


Social Worker
Department: Good Companions Senior Center
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Program Overview:
Good Companions is Henry Street Settlement’s multilingual and multicultural senior citizen center that has been serving the needs of the Lower East Side’s senior community for over 60 years by offering a variety of activities and social services. The staff speaks English, Chinese and Spanish The Center provides important nutritional information to enhance the health of seniors, and offers affordable hot lunches Sunday through Friday and dinners Monday through Friday. Seniors are encouraged to participate in health promotion and recreational activities, including health and wellness programs, parties, trips, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, recreation, nutrition presentations and educational seminars, and to take advantage of the two fitness rooms, complete with exercise machines and free weights. A bilingual Social Worker is also available to provide case management and information/referral services. This position reports to the Program Director.

• Master’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent required
• Bi-lingual Spanish or Chinese (Cantonese) required
• Strong Microsoft office skills (primarily Word and Excel)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Possess the flexibility, empathy and compassion to work with the senior population and diverse cultures
• Knowledge of mental health issues among senior populations
• Possess case management experience and knowledge of entitlement & benefit programs and senior resources
• Positive attitude and team player

• Develop and maintain a caseload and manage crisis situations
• Conduct outreach to congregate members of Good Companions Senior Center
• Identify clients in need of case management/assistance, develop service plans, provide bio-psycho-social assessments and coordinate appropriate services and benefits for clients
• Identify and personally link members who may be in need of assistance and/or referral to other Henry Street Settlement services
• Monitor and assist clients in coordinating medical, legal and financial issues
• Serve as liaison with health care professionals and legal services
• Provide information and referral for clients to appropriate community aging services
• In conjunction with the Program Manager, identify member mental health needs and plan appropriate programming and presentations
• Facilitate at least one mental health activity/support group per week
• Document all client interactions in the Department for the Aging database (STARS)
• Plan workload in order to meet contractual service levels and the needs of the program and members
• In conjunction with the Program Director, develop and maintain relationships with beneficial internal and external resources
• Act as Site Supervisor for the Senior Companion Program
• Act as Field Supervisor and/or Work Task Supervisor for social work (or equivalent) interns
• Complete and submit monthly statistical reports
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor


How to apply:
To Apply email Cover Letter and Resume to
In the subject line, please indicate “Social Worker - GCSC” AND the website the position was found.

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Posted on 04/24/17; CVMHA ID #10951