The CUCS Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team serves individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness whose needs have not been met by traditional clinic-based services. The ACT team outreaches and enrolls people into its services, provides comprehensive mental health and social service support, helps to obtain and maintain housing, works with individuals to return to a full and satisfying life in the community, and assists with an eventual transition to less intensive services in the community. ACT services are delivered by a multi-disciplinary, mobile, professional team that utilizes a harm reduction and recovery-oriented approach and assumes total responsibility for case management, rehabilitation, psychiatric and substance use services. The ACT team provides at least 80% of its services in the community, primarily through home visits. The program is located in the South Bronx and serves clients living in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan.
In this job, you will be able to work toward your LCSW by obtaining the necessary clinical practice hours and receiving supervision from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
As a member of the treatment team, the Social Worker will carry a caseload of 10-12 clients and provide regular follow up, psychotherapy, case management, medication assistance, and crisis intervention. The Social Worker will be responsible for providing:
· Evidence-based and harm reduction oriented treatment, including individual and group sessions, to address challenges related to serious mental illness, trauma, and/or substance use.
· Consultation and support to other team members on treatment approaches and program needs.
· Case Management and care coordination services to clients to address any biopsychosocial needs relevant to their treatment plan goals and wellness in the community.
· Good working relationships with all collaterals including family members, community members, and outside service providers.
- MSW required, LMSW preferred
- CUCS requires that all full-time social workers who provide services within the LMSW or LCSW scope of practice to have a license within 6 months from date of hire.
- Recent and upcoming graduates and experienced clinicians encouraged to apply.
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Computer literacy
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required.
- Valid NYS driver’s license required.