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Center for Urban Community services


The Center for Urban Community Services, (CUCS), is proud to announce that it will be opening a co-located Drop-in Center and Safe Haven in lower Manhattan in June 2018. The program will provide case management and housing placement services to 70 to 90 people at the Drop-In Center and 24 people at the Safe Haven. For more information about the programs please see attached program announcement.

We are currently hiring for a Respite Social Worker position for the Drop In Center. The shift is M-F 11am-7pm.
The Respite Social Worker is responsible for coordinating the overall Respite Bed Program in collaboration with the Program Director and Assistant Program Director to ensure client services are delivered appropriately and according to Department of Homeless Services requirements. The Respite Social Worker develops relationships with respite bed sites and liaises with them to ensure that staff and volunteers are trained on issues and needs particular to the single adult street homeless population, including but not limited to responding to client emergencies. Other responsibilities include:
• Assessment of clients for possible referral to respite beds
• Coordination and oversite of daily transportation of clients to and from respite sites
• Coordination of linen and laundry services to respite bed sites
• Provision of support services to community based partners
• Preparation of incident investigation, documentation and reporting as required
• Facilitation of therapeutic groups to be determined and as dictated by community need

The Respite Social Worker will participate and contribute to a program culture that is client-centered, outcome oriented and dedicated to continuous quality improvement. This position carries considerable leadership, administrative and community relations responsibilities in addition to clinical contact with clients. LCSW supervision will be provided toward licensure.


•MSW; LMSW preferred.
o CUCS requires that all full time social workers who provide services within the LMSW or LCSW scope of practice have a license within 6 months from date of hire.
o Recent and upcoming graduates are encouraged to apply.

•Candidates must be able to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

•Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred.

•Relevant experience working with population served by the program preferred.

•Candidates must have excellent outreach, assessment, written and verbal communication skills.

•Computer literacy required.


Send resume and cover letter to the following email address:

•Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.

•CUCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind

Posted on 03/27/18; CVMHA ID #11977