The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for an INTAKE AND GROUP SOCIAL WORKER at the Delta Manor shelter in the Bronx. The program serves 101 homeless men with serious mental illness. Please note that the Delta Manor is a 5 story walk building with no elevator and all candidates must be able to easily transport using the stairs.
The Intake and Group Services Social Worker is responsible for managing a designated service unit and providing supervision to its members. The Intake and Group Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that their supervisees are helping clients to live fuller, more satisfying lives in the community; helping their team to function well and meet their contractual obligations, including housing placement goals; and striving, as appropriate to their role, to fulfill the CUCS programs’ core purpose, core values, and vision statements. They are expected to understand and support the management activities that ensure the good functioning of the team and program as a whole.
The Intake and Group Supervisor is primarily responsible for supervising the staff and operation of client screening, intake and group provision at the shelter. The Intake and Group Supervisor is a part of the program’s management team, and is responsible for helping to ensure that their program provides the best services possible for its clients, is an engaging and rewarding place for staff to work, and has a culture which promotes continuous learning and improvement. The position is responsible for supervising all operations related to ensuring vacancies are filed in a timely manner and with appropriate clients needing the services CUCS provides. The Intake and Group Supervisor will also be responsible for managing relationships with referrals sources and DHS ensuring that the shelter continues to operate at full capacity.
The Intake and Group Services Supervisor also oversees the Group Services and Activities program, including providing group services, developing groups, classes and activities, and ensuring that evidence based practices adhere to fidelity standards. The Intake and Group Services Social Worker may be assigned additional responsibilities.
Social Worker 1
Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW or LMHC will be required when required by New York State to provide Social Work services)
Social Worker 2
Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW or LMHC will be required when required by New York State to provide Social Work services) plus 2 years of applicable post-master’s degree direct service experience in the Social Work field with related populations
• Master’s Degree in Social Work required (LMSW will be required when required by New York State to provide Social Work services).
• Post-masters direct service experience with populations served by the program preferred
• Strong clinical assessment skills
• Computer literacy
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Sound judgment, good decision making skills, and a high degree of tact and professionalism
• Good writing and verbal communication skills
• Ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and effectively manage time
• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred