Licensed Social Worker
Project Renewal

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Post Date: Sep 15, 2023
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - New York City
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Title: Licensed Social Worker (LCSW or LMSW)
Program: Harm Reduction Program (multi-site NYC)
Salary Range: $80,000- $100,000 + Benefits (depends on Social Work license type)
Duration: 12 months (possibility of contract renewal)
Schedule: Mon.-Friday, (remote 1 day)

An excellent opportunity for an experienced licensed social worker to play a pivotal role in changing the life trajectory of New Yorkers who have suffered extraordinarily in their lives from homelessness, substance use, violence, trauma, untreated behavioral health conditions, incarceration, discrimination, and extreme poverty.

Overall Responsibilities:

The Social Worker is a full-time senior clinician responsible for clinical management of participant needs, managing a caseload to address the treatment needs of participants living with mental health issues, substance use, trauma, primary health conditions, and housing insecurity. The Social Worker provides specialized mental health and harm reduction clinical services in shelter settings. This role uses clinical interventions and support to foster a safe and productive environment for the participants.

This service consists of providing personalized treatment in shelter programs to residents whose lives have been impacted by substance use, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and mental health issues. Participants receive treatment from an experienced, caring, multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians, mental health professionals, nurses, case managers and certified peer specialists.

The Social Worker will be treating individuals who use substances from a harm reduction perspective and with the utilization of various treatment modalities, including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Mindfulness therapies. Clinical duties include individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, behavioral planning, and interdisciplinary treatment planning. The Social Worker will also supervise a team of 3 certified peers working in 3 different shelters in Brooklyn and Manhattan, (East Williamsburg Men’s Shelter, Kenton Hall, and Third Street Men’s Shelter)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties of the Licensed Social Worker include but are not limited to the following activities:

Provide crisis intervention and leadership in resolving client issues including one-to-one clinical support and appropriate follow-up
Functions in a consultative and educative capacity with all pertinent individuals or agencies that impact on participants
Provide compassionate clinical treatment while being an advocate on behalf of the participant to ensure maximum access to health care
Monitor the programs therapeutic environment to ensure its integrity through supporting participants to engage in accordance with program guidelines and addressing issues as they arise
Provide Individual & Group behavioral health interventions (including intake, psychosocial [re]assessments) to participants
Develop, implement, and facilitate and/or co-facilitate participant groups each week and complete required documentation
Provide syringe services locations, naloxone, and harm reduction supplies for individuals at risk for overdose or infectious disease transmission

NYS LCSW or LMSW certification
Strong knowledge of Article 31 regulations and best practices in clinical operations.

Preferred skills:
Teamwork: Ability to work cooperatively with peers and other staff in order to serve the needs of clients as effectively as possible
Communication: Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and with clients.
Language: Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

All newly hired Project Renewal staff must provide verification of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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