Date posted: 10/13/2017

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JOB DESCRIPTION

We are seeking a dynamic, engaging Social Worker to work with families and young adults (18 – 26 years old) in supportive housing and assist them in stabilizing their lives and attaining their work, health, social, and community living goals.  The ideal candidate will have solid clinical knowledge as well as experience working with families and/or young adults impacted by mental illness, substance abuse, foster care and homelessness.  Additionally, the Social Worker will be passionate about working with families and young adults; is a proactive and creative problem solver and works well both as a part of a team and independently.  The Social Worker works closely with an interdisciplinary team to build and maintain a safe program culture that emphasizes respect for all community members and ensures all clients progress forward in their goals. The Social Worker reports to the Program Director. This position is exempt.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide integrated counseling and case management services that effectively engage tenants and promote personal growth and wellness, housing stability and accomplishment of service plan goals on an ongoing basis.
  • Collaborate with tenants in developing a client centered, recovery oriented service plan with a focus on health & wellness, housing stability and personal development.
  • Effectively engage and work with a diverse caseload of formerly homeless individuals living with physical health and wellness needs, mental health and substance use issues.
  • Work as a collaborative member of the team ensuring all tenants have access to high quality services in a safe and compassionate community.
  • Participate in and facilitate weekly clinical case conferences including intake meetings.
  • Develop and implement programming that address larger community trends and needs.
  • Create and maintain confidential records, charts and logs for each resident documenting all relevant information from individual and group interventions as well as correspondence with collateral services.
  • Participate in staff team meetings and trainings, individual supervision meetings, community meetings with residents and attend offsite trainings and present training material to program team.
  • Work closely with Leasing and Compliance team to ensure housing stability.
  • Perform other job-related functions, as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MSW required.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with families and/or young adults impacted by poverty, homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and/or foster care.
  • Strong history of effective engagement with clients and ability to highlight positive outcomes.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively handle serious and crisis oriented situations.
  • Dedication to positive outcomes through proactive, creative and respectful work with diverse and vulnerable populations.
  • Must possess strong clinical and excellent interpersonal skills; be able to work effectively as part of a team and have the ability to make sound assessments of tenants’ strengths and needs.
  • Experience working with evidence based models, specifically Motivational Interviewing, preferred.

 

LOCATION: Jasper Hall, Bronx
WORK SCHEDULE: This is a full-time position at Jasper Hall, located in the Bronx, which requires a flexible schedule.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to:  swposting.jasper@lanterncommunity.org

Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.