The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) seeks an Intake and Group Social Worker for its Prospect Place shelter for homeless, mentally ill women. Prospect Place is a 90 bed recovery oriented housing placement program located at 174 Prospect Place in Brooklyn, NY. Program services include: housing placement, comprehensive health, mental health, and case management services. Prospect Place operates 7 days per week with 24 hour clinical and security staff. The program is readily accessible by public transportation.
The Intake and Group Social Worker position has primary responsible for client intake at Prospect Place shelter from the hours of 1pm to 9pm Monday-Friday. This includes screening applications for eligibility, conducting interviews, making enrollment decisions in consultation with site management, and introducing applicants to the services offered at the program. The position is responsible for ensuring vacancies are filed in a timely manner by conducting outreach and intake interviews, and managing relationships with referrals sources and DHS as appropriate to the position. In addition, the Intake and Group Social Worker position provides staff supervision in screening applications for eligibility, conducting interviews, making housing recommendations, and introducing applicants to the services offered at the housing sites.
The Intake and Group Social Worker oversees the Group Services and Activities at the program, along with another Intake and Group Social Worker, who works 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The position facilitates onsite groups, works in conjunction with site management to develop groups, classes and activities that are relevant and supportive of the program’s clients, ensures that Evidence Based-practices are provided according to the fidelity model, and that all documentation is completed in an accurate, timely manner in according to Agency requirements.
The Intake and Group Social Worker is also responsible for helping their team and program to function well and meet contractual obligations; and striving, as appropriate to their role, to fulfill the CUCS programs’ core purpose, core values and vision statements. The position offers supervisory experience and LCSW hours.
The Intake and Group Social Worker is expected to possess strong assessment skills and to interface effectively and efficiently with partner agencies and colleagues to ensure quality services and program operations. Further, the Intake and Group Social Worker is expected to exhibit a heightened level of autonomy and decision-making skills. This position requires attention to detail, strong writing and verbal communication skills, computer literacy, and time-management skills. The Intake and Group Social Worker may be assigned additional responsibility for particular tasks, functions or groups.
Social Worker 1
Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW will be required when required by New York State to provide Social Work services)
Social Worker 2
Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW will be required when required by New York State to provide Social Work services) plus 2 years of applicable post-master’s degree direct service experience in the Social Work field with related populations