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Senior Social Worker in Rochester, NY at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

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Position Overview


Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.
For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.
We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.
Position Overview:
Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Senior Social Worker (SSW) is responsible for client case management and the coordination of client services, in addition to supervising the Case Manager and the Child Care staff. Major responsibilities include; interview residents to determine suitability for residential services, maintaining clinical records and preparing monthly statistical reports. The SSW makes counsel-related referrals to services, represents the program at conferences and community events and escorts clients to appointments.
 
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


Qualifications


Requirements:
  • LMHC or LMSW required
  • 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
  • Above average communication skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to collaborate and function as a team member in a multi-faceted, complex crisis intervention environment.
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Knowledge of Windows, Excel, Power Point and AWARDS a plus
SUS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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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