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Social Worker-The Lee

Center For Urban Community Services


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 Lee. The Lee, located in the Lower East Side, is a 262 unit supportive housing residence for low income tenants, many of whom have histories of mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse, and/or HIV/AIDS. Managed by Breaking Ground, The Lee building hosts two social service programs, CUCS and The Door. CUCS provides comprehensive on-site social services to 207 tenants using a recovery orientation, which includes evidence based practices such as Supported Employment, Motivational Interviewing and Wellness Self Management.

Responsibilities: The Social Worker will provide a full range of clinical services to tenants; assist in program planning, development and implementation of group services with particular emphasis on mental health, chemical dependency and services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Additional responsibilities include involvement in evidence based practices such as Supported Employment and Motivational Interviewing. The social worker will receive weekly clinical supervision that meets the requirements for LCSW hours and have access to all CUCS agency trainings.


Experience and Education Required:

• MSW required; LMSW preferred

• CUCS requires that all full-time social workers who provide services within the LMSW scope of practice to be licensed within 6 months from date of hire
• Related experience in the mental health field, and/or working with HIV positive or homeless individuals is strongly preferred

• Excellent outreach, assessment, written and verbal communication skills

• Computer literacy required

• Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

• Recent and upcoming graduates and experienced clinicians encouraged to apply

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


Send resume and cover letter to the following email address:


Posted on 04/25/18; CVMHA ID #12046