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 Hegeman. The Hegeman is a permanent supportive housing residence located in Brownsville, Brooklyn, for 160 low income tenants, many of whom have histories of mental illness, homelessness, and substance abuse. The building has a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Safety Design) silver rating and includes a 24/7 attended lobby, a community garden, a computer room, and a fitness room.
CUCS provides comprehensive on-site social services using a recovery orientation, which include the implementation of evidence based practices such as Supported Employment, Motivational Interviewing, and Wellness Self Management.
The Social Worker is responsible for working with an assigned group of clients to help them live full and satisfying lives in the community; helping their team and program to function well and meet their contractual obligations; and striving, as appropriate to their role, to fulfill the CUCS programs’ core purpose, core values and vision statements.
While the Social Worker is principally responsible for providing services directly to clients and in doing that to function with a level of autonomy that is appropriate to their professional training and experience, they are also expected to understand and support the management activities that ensure the good functioning of the team and the program as a whole. They may also be expected to provide oversight and support to their team in the absence of the Clinical Supervisor. The Social Worker may be assigned additional responsibilities. It requires attention to detail, strong writing and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy.
· MSW Required, LMSW preferred
· Excellent outreach, assessment, verbal and written communication skills
· Must be able to work effectively as a part of a team
· Computer literacy
· Bilingual Spanish/English strongly preferred