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Forensic Social Worker
The Legal Aid Society
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Post Date: May 22, 2013
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - New York
Job Reference: JRP-2013-010
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The Legal Aid Society is seeking a Forensic Social Worker in their Juvenile Rights practice. The Forensic Social Worker is part of an interdisciplinary team with lawyers, paralegals, and support staff providing representation to children who are before the Family Court on child protective, PINS, delinquency and termination of parental rights petitions.

In this position you will: assess client and his/her family; determine client’s wishes; interview client, family members and other planning resources; educate client and others regarding the court process, options, timeframes, etc.; provide crisis intervention and short term counseling; consult with lawyers in determining client’s position; mediate family disagreements and negotiate plans; conduct agency and home visits; maintain ongoing contact with other agencies involved on cases; review and evaluate service plans and agency records; refer to appropriate agencies for ongoing services; provide court testimony; participate in agency planning conferences; evaluate appropriateness of other agencies’ interventions; develop alternate dispositional plans and court recommendations; prepare affidavits; and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate must possess: MSW degree; experience working with children and families; ability to work in a team setting; forensic experience a plus; NYS social work license must be obtained within 2 years; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication and advocacy skills; and ability to speak Spanish a plus.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume in a single PDF document by 5/28 to: and include the Job Reference Code: JRP-2013-010 in all correspondence.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Women, People of Color, Gays and Lesbians, Transgender People, Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Details

Address: 199 Water Street
City: New York
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10038
Country: United States
Ph: 2125773300

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