The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for a Social Worker position at the Schermerhorn House, a 217 unit permanent housing site for single adults located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. The project houses individuals with histories of homelessness, mental illness and/or substance abuse, individuals living with HIV/AIDS and low income people who are members of the performing arts community.
Responsibilities: The Social Worker provides a range of clinical services to tenants to help them live full and satisfying lives in the community; helping their team and program to function well and meet their contractual obligations to various funding agencies. Services that the social worker will be expected to provide include, but are not limited to, supportive counseling, outreach, written assessments, case management, advocacy and crisis intervention. The Social Worker will have also the opportunity to facilitate organized classes and activities as well as serve as an assistance team leader in a variety of capacities, building their own leadership skills. The social worker will also be able to work towards eventual SIFI certification in order to take on future MSW interns. The social worker will receive weekly clinical supervision that meets the requirements for LCSW hours and have access to all CUCS agency training's.
New MSW graduates are encouraged to apply, but are required to obtain LMSW within 6 months of hire
Related experience working with mentally ill, HIV positive or homeless individuals is strongly preferred.
Good verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to commit to the following Weekly Schedule:
· 4 days a week: 9am-5pm
· 1 day a week: 12pm-8pm
· Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred