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Social Worker in New York at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description

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.
Essent Job Functions:
  • Provide social work interventions to remove psychosocial barriers to health and wellness.
  • Collaborates with members of the healthcare team, the patient/family and community liaisons to assure patients’ psychosocial and socioeconomics needs are addressed wherever possible.
  • Advocate for and empower patients to maintain a level of control over their health and wellness.
  • Provide and maintain educational materials.
  • Manage a specific case load of patients referred by clinic staff.
  • Provide close monitoring of patients through follow up contacts and coordinate services with other providers as necessary.
  • Provide crisis intervention; assess and coordinate protective service issues.
  • Document interventions in patients’ medical records.
  • Maintain knowledge of resources available in the area community.
  • Maintain current in the field by attending seminars, continuing education courses, workshops, etc.
  • Provide staff education.
  • Develop clinical programs and materials.
  • Interact with community agencies involved in health and social services, represent agency in meetings and events in the community.
  • Promote positive working relationships with Social Service teams.
  • Comply with all SUS Employee Policies, Procedures, and Protocols, SUS Corporate Compliance Policies, and NYS Dept. of Social Services Rules, Regulations, and Statutes.
  • A work schedule that includes some weekend and evening hours is required.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Registered Nurse, designee or as required.

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


  • MSW Degree required.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working with chronically homeless individuals with co-occurring disorders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, to assist individuals of diverse ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, and sexual preferences.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • CPR and First Aid certification preferred.