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Social Worker - Prospect Place (TEMPORARY POSITION)

Center for Urban Community Services


The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) seeks a Social Worker for its Prospect Place shelter for homeless, mentally ill women. This is a short term commitment and you will be employed for no longer than 3 months. New graduates are welcome to apply. Prospect Place is a 90 bed recovery oriented housing placement program located at 174 Prospect Place in Brooklyn, NY. Program services include: housing placement, comprehensive health, mental health, and case management services. Prospect Place operates 7 days per week with 24 hour clinical and security staff. The program is readily accessible by public transportation.

The Social Worker is responsible for working with an assigned group of clients to help them live full and satisfying lives in the community; helping their team and program to function well and meet their contractual obligations; and striving, as appropriate to their role, to fulfill the CUCS programs’ core purpose, core values and vision statements. Services that the social worker will be expected to provide include, but are not limited to, supportive counseling, outreach, written assessments, case management, advocacy, and crisis intervention. The Social Worker works closely with the onsite medical Primary Care Provider. The Social Worker is expected to understand and support the management activities that ensure the good functioning of the team and the program as a whole. They are also expected to provide oversight and support to their team in the absence of the Team’s Clinical Supervisor. The Social Worker will receive weekly clinical supervision that meets the requirements for LCSW hours, as defined by the state of NY, and have access to all CUCS in-service and community trainings.

This is a short term commitment and you will be employed for no longer than 3 months. New graduates are welcome 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.


Experience and Education Required:

• MSW, LMSW preferred
• Related experience working with mentally ill or homeless individuals is strongly
• Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary and multicultural team
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Computer literacy
• Bilingual Spanish/English preferred


Send resume and cover letter to the following email address: Nathalie Wasembeck

• 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 05/02/18; CVMHA ID #12055