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Social Worker - Uptown

Center for Urban Community services

Description

The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for a Social Worker position at the Uptown Community Apartments Program. The program provides off-site services primarily to special needs individuals and families with histories of homelessness, mental illness and/or substance abuse. Additionally, the Uptown Program took on a new expansion initiative in 2013 to house homeless NY/NY approved individuals and families who have a housing subsidy such as HUD-VASH for Veterans or LINC IV for individuals residing in DHS shelters. The individual, families and veterans are located in six-buildings within the Harlem/Washington Heights community as well as Scattered Site apartments throughout Harlem/Washington Heights and the Bronx.

In this job, you will be able to work toward your LCSW by obtaining the necessary clinical practice hours and receiving supervision from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Responsibilities: We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated person who embraces both a harm reduction approach as well as a recovery focused orientation. We strive to help our client’s live full and satisfying lives in the community.

We accomplish this mission by supporting our clients to identify and achieve goals that are meaningful to them. The Social Worker will provide a broad array of services as well as person centered clinical services to a caseload of 16-23 tenants living in both congregate and scattered sites settings. Some tasks include but are not limited to: entitlements assistance, counseling, advocacy, referrals and information, crisis intervention, engagement, psycho-education, escorting to various appointments within the community, and coordination of care with outside service providers. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of the needs of the formerly homeless, mentally ill population, and those with substance addiction

In this job, you will be able to work toward your LCSW by obtaining the necessary clinical practice hours and receiving supervision from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Social Work required.

An LMSW is required within six months of hire.

Recent and upcoming graduates and experienced clinicians encouraged to apply.

Post-masters direct service experience with populations served by the program preferred

Strong clinical assessment skills

Computer literacy

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

Sound judgment, good decision making skills, and a high degree of tact and professionalism

Good writing and verbal communication skills

Ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and effectively manage time

Experience with EPB services preferred

Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Contact

Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document.

Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.

TO APPLY PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOW:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=cucs&jobId=33555&lang=en_US&source=CC927276

Posted on 07/19/17; CVMHA ID #11254