Urban Pathways serves as the first point of contact for New York City's most vulnerable residents - people living on the streets, in subways, or in public areas. An innovative and data-driven leader, Urban Pathways is known for the effectiveness of our "housing first" approach. We engage individuals where they are in the cycle of homelessness. Through outreach and drop-in center services, transitional, long-term and permanent housing, and comprehensive support services, Urban Pathways helps more than 2,000 homeless men and women take control of their lives and find their way home. Urban Pathways is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. We seek to hire talented and highly motivated individuals who will partner with us to provide excellent service to our clients.
Reporting to Program Director, the Director of Social Services duties include:
•Manages and supervises the Social Services Department.
•Oversees all clinical services including programming, staff supervision, client/ staff interviewing, case records, clinical rounds, groups, community services and participation and compliance with Urban Pathways, funding and regulatory agency policies, procedures and regulations.
•Completes and submits relevant reports and statistics in a timely fashion.
•Assesses and coordinates Social Services staff training needs with the Program Director.
•Work in conjunction with Program Director and Director of Operations to accomplish program goals
•MSW, or Master’s Degree in a related field required.
•Five years of social service experience required.
•Five years of supervisory experience preferred.
•Experience with mentally ill, formerly homeless people preferred.
•Prior DHS and/or OMH experience is highly desired.
•Excellent written, verbal and computer skills.
•Familiarity with on-line chart record data bases a plus.
•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.