Social Worker - Preventative
Brooklyn Community Services
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Post Date: Sep 21, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: 50,000
Location: US - New York - Brooklyn
Job Reference: Preventative
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Description
In our Preventive Services program, Social Workers provide a range of supportive services to families who have been identified by the child welfare system as being at-risk for child abuse and/or neglect. Social Workers assist parents/caregivers address barriers to their children’s health, safety, and well-being, so that families can stabilize, strengthen, and reduce the need for future involvement with the child welfare system. The Social Worker’s primary responsibilities are to make safety-focused assessments of child and family functioning, develop intervention plans, and help caretakers take charge of their respective situations and avoid future child maltreatment.


Responsibilities:

Provide in-home/ virtual/community-based supportive services to a caseload of 12 families, weekly. Services include family therapy, client advocacy, parent coaching, service coordination, and case management
Make safety and risk assessments regarding children’s health, safety, and/or well-being and develops safety and intervention plans accordingly
Participate in all family court hearings and family team conferences
Provide written court reports and collaborate with Family Service Unit (FSU) and Family Court
Legal Services (FCLS) to prepare for all family court hearings
Collaborate with ACS (and other referral sources) to successfully engage families and transition them into specialized services, as needed
Make at least monthly home visits to assess the safety of the home environment
Provide advocacy and coaching to clients (off-site) to address any barriers to accessing any services needed by family members
Document all casework activity into city and state reporting systems (i.e. PROMIS, CONNECTIONS), maintaining compliance with all mandates set by the child welfare system, as well as program protocols and procedures
Actively participates in individual and group supervision, staff trainings, and unit meetings. This includes participating in consultations (of live or taped sessions) and receiving and giving direct feedback from/to peers and supervisory staff on a regular basis
Engage in all activities required by the program’s model development process and delivers services as described by the current version of the model
Collaborate with ACS and other service providers (as needed) to address barriers or challenges related to assessment, service coordination or planning, and/or crisis intervention
Attend ACS conferences; intervenes and offers advocacy to families, as needed
Other tasks as may be required

Skills
Master’s in Social Work, MH Counseling, or Marriage & Family Therapy required; exper in helping role w/ children, teens, parents, or families; field work, including home visits; interest in learning Structural Family Therapy working from a systemically-oriented perspective; Participate in training and supervision methods including live and taped observation; resourceful and communicative in the face of stress & change; work until 8 pm, 2x/week; Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Notes
Generous paid time off;
Medical, Dental, Vision
403(b) with match
Life Insurance
Commuter Benefits
Credit Union Membership available