Senior Social Worker
Compensation: $55,905.00 - $83,990.00 /year *
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Social Services/Counseling
We are looking for a dynamic and compassionate Senior Social Worker to join our team. The Senior Social Worker supervises two Case Workers and carries a small caseload of 2-3 families. For assigned cases, provides home-based, intensive, strength-based comprehensive services to families whose children are at risk of foster care placement due to mental illness and/or chemical dependency and are currently receiving court-ordered supervision or at risk of court ordered supervision.
Reports To: PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Location: 2471 Morris Ave. Bronx, NY
Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt
+ Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff around casework counseling and group work responsibilities, home visits, appropriate case documentation, and advocacy.
+ Complete monthly supervisory case review notes for each case supervised.
+ Participates in Administration for Childrens Services (ACS) Child Safety Conferences (CSC) to engage families who are referred to Court Ordered Supervision (COS) or at risk of COS.
+ For assigned cases:
+ Conducts assessments of children and families based on a strength-based model.
+ Provide home-based counseling services along with as-needed crisis interventions, advocacy and outreach for designated caseload.
+ Facilitate referrals to alcohol and substance abuse treatment and mental health facilities and other service providers including escorts to appointments as needed.
+ Facilitate all Family Team Conferences.
+ Prepare and maintain progress notes, court reports, FASP documentation and appropriate statistical reports in designated database systems for caseload of 8 families.
+ Maintain appropriate utilization of State and City databases, as well as agency databases.
+ Participate in required agency and ACS mandated trainings.
+ Attend and participate in program staff meetings, as well as related agency and eternal trainings as needed and appropriate.
+ Participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team Meetings.
+ Develop a collaborative partnership with ACS -Family Service Unit worker and ACS lawyer; and when involved, Good Shepherd Services family worker.
+ Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution Based Casework: assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans and documentation and celebration.
+ Actively participate in case consultation, continued SBC training and the SBC certification process.
+ Perform other duties as assigned.
+ Masters degree in Social Work preferred or equivalent degree.
+ NY State License in Social Work required or license in equivalent degree.
+ 1 year child welfare experience required
+ Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
+ Must be willing to travel extensively throughout the Bronx.
+ Willingness to work with families and children impacted by chemical dependency and mental illness.
+ Must be able to work two evenings per week until 7:00 p.m.
+ Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills.
+ Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.
Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crains New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!
General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
Base Salary: USD $50,000.00/Yr.
Max Salary: USD $62,000.00/Yr.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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