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Social Worker, Starhill in Bronx at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 7/25/2018

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    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

Position Overview

The Social Worker will work within the framework of a team to provide basic mental health and substance abuse counseling services including group work, individual work and referral as well as provide substance abuse education and psychoeducation to staff and participants. This individual will work to integrate Evidence Based Best Practices including MI and IDDT into all other services provided by the transitional residential program.
  • Recruit program participants from the transitional residences. Help the participants to develop the motivation to reduce substance use and to participate in recovery-oriented interventions
  • Assist in baseline screening and assessment of participants to assess health status, risk factors and lifestyle issues
  • Develop a relationship and working alliance with the program participants
  • Participate in the development of Individual Wellness plans for all participants
  • Identify and make appropriate referrals to community resources that provide substance treatment such as day treatment programs, detox, and rehab
  • Provide assistance to participants in the development of skills required in decision-making, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Assist participants acquire skills and supports for managing symptoms of both disorders and for pursuing goals
  • Assist clients to develop and use  strategies for maintaining abstinence and recovery
  • Responsible for recording accurately the interactions and or outcomes of all contacts between participants and partner agencies
  • Provide crisis intervention and advocacy services to all participants
  • Responsible for accurately recording progress notes, collateral contacts, and case management notes particularly regarding substance abuse and related issues


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling, license preferred 
  • Minimum of three years' work experience in providing participants with co-occurring disorders with case management and substance use services
  • Knowledge of Stage-Wise Interventions
  • Bilingual English and Spanish speaking preferred
  • Computer skills in word-processing, excel, and email required           

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