JOB TITLE: SOCIAL WORKER - LCSW
REPORTS TO: SHELTER PROGRAM DIRECTOR
LOCATION: BRONX, BROOKLYN, QUEENS
SUMMARY: The LCSW is responsible for overseeing clinical services for a 97 unit families with children homeless shelter as well as providing clinical guidance and supervision to LMSWs at other families with children shelter sites.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Provide clinical supervision/oversight to 6 LMSWs and general supervision to 2 Recreational Specialists
•Track completion of psychosocial assessments, mental health and substance use referrals, groups/workshops and linkage agreements.
•Responsible for coordinating and/or facilitating weekly mental health/ substance abuse workshops and onsite support groups for clients.
•Must have knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services.
•Must be able to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of clients to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the client’s problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed and train other socials workers to do so.
•Work from a strength based, client centered perspective to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diverse backgrounds.
•Must have knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures.
•Must be able to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of clients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment.
•Must have knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking.
•Provides crisis intervention and stabilization as needed. May require some after hour’s and or weekend follow-up to emergency situations.
•Maintains, reviews and signs off on required documentation/reports and submits all in a timely manner.
•Identifies program needs and makes recommendations.
•Performs related tasks as assigned.