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Social Worker in Brooklyn at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 4/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Overview

The Social Worker will work be responsible for the overall delivery and coordination of services for homeless families residing in an Adult Families with Children Tier II shelter. The (Family) Social Worker is responsible for interfacing with the New York City Department of Homeless Services Staff, Shelter providers and relevant community based organizations to enhance and ensure families are in receipt of optimal care and service coordination; be responsible for the completion of psychosocial assessments of complex families impacted by multiple systems. Assess family needs and facilitate appropriate linkages for families to community based services. Work within a crisis driven environment with a knowledge base of substance abuse and addiction, domestic violence, child maltreatment, trauma, and mental health conditions.


  • Master of Social Work Degree with LMSW       
  • Maintain CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development; emotional/behavioral health; mental health; parent-child relationships family dynamics; and diagnostic classification
  • Strong expertise in strengths-based, solution-focused, and family-centered practice
  • Knowledge of guidelines, policies and regulations relating to child welfare, safety, permanency and well-being
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to assist individuals of diverse ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, and sexual preferences
  • Bilingual candidates preferred                 

Company Overview

Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting
Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance; 403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays