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Social Worker in Rochester, NY at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 8/13/2018

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Position Overview


Seeking a Licensed Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor with a deep understanding of trauma informed care to work in a Domestic Violence Shelter in the Bronx. 
 
Position Overview:
Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Social Worker is responsible for client case management and the coordination of client services, in addition to supervising the Case Manager and the Child Care staff for a 20 family HRA funded shelter in the Bronx. Major responsibilities include; interview residents to determine suitability for residential services, maintaining clinical records and preparing monthly statistical reports. The Senior Social Worker makes counsel-related referrals to services, represents the program at conferences and community events and escorts clients to appointments.
 
The ideal candidate will possess experience in the fields of mental health, child welfare, child development, or other related fields. Strong working knowledge of psychodynamics, group work, case work, health systems and human and child development. Experience working with domestic violence and an understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and trauma informed care is preferred.


Qualifications


  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with a major in social work and at least two years of experience in the field of domestic violence
  • Work experience in the fields of domestic violence, mental health, child welfare, child development, or substance abuse, or other related fields
  • Strong working knowledge of psychodynamics, group work, case management, health systems, group residence, and child development
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care and homelessness
  • Good communication skills, interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate and function as a team member in a multi-faceted, complex crisis intervention environment
  • Knowledge of Windows, Excel, Power Point and AWARDS
  • Bilingual English and Spanish speaking is a plus
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


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.

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