The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives invites applications for the following position at the Schermerhorn, a permanent supportive housing residence in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. The Schermerhorn houses 116 tenants many of whom have histories of mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS. CUCS social service staff collaborate with onsite partner agencies, including Common Ground and The Actor’s Fund to provide tenants with a full range of social services to ensure that each tenant is able to work toward accomplishing meaningful personal goals, all the while maintaining housing and sustaining stability.
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 receive weekly clinical supervision that meets the requirements for LCSW hours and have access to all CUCS agency trainings.
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.
Bilingual in Spanish Preferred
Must be able to work full time Monday -Friday:9-5 all staff will need to work one evening 12-8pm.