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SOCIAL WORKER-Uptown Program

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 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. The services provided include contacting brokers and landlords to find apartments for clients, and then assisting clients to move into the apartments. Once housed clients are provided case management services such as outreach, crisis prevention and intervention, psychiatric assessment and treatment, medication monitoring, information and referral, money management and collaborative service planning and support services to families.

Responsibilities: The Social Worker will provide a range of clinical services to help clients live full and satisfying lives in the community. The Social Worker will help their team and program to function well and meet their contractual obligations for both congregate and scattered site housing, and strive as appropriate to their role, to fulfill the CUCS programs’ core purpose, core values, and vision statements. This position is ideal for recent graduates.


- MSW required, LMSW preferred
- Excellent outreach, assessment, written and verbal communication skills
- Computer literacy required
- Bilingual Spanish / English preferred


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 06/13/18; CVMHA ID #12139