The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiative for homeless people, invites applications for 2 Social Worker positions at the new Intensive Mobile Treatment Teams.
The Intensive Mobile Treatment Team will work with individuals that move frequently across the behavioral health care system (outpatient and inpatient), the homeless services system (shelter, street, Safe Haven), and the criminal justice system (jail, probation, parole), and have barriers to engage in the services they need.
The mission of IMT is to improve an individual’s quality of life through counseling, advocacy (both on an individual and systems level), support and assistance with meeting one’s individual needs and goals, and most importantly, by providing an opportunity to connect with a diverse team of service providers. IMT teams work with individuals regardless of their current or past experience with substance use, mental health concerns, physical health concerns, involvement with the criminal justice system, and/or history of violence. IMT teams stay connected to individuals regardless of their location in shelter, on the street, in housing, hospital or jail. By staying connected over time, across systems and boroughs, we expect fewer people to fall through the cracks.
The salaries for all of the positions at the Intensive Mobile Treatment Programs will be 10% higher than the standard CUCS salaries.
The Social Worker will be expected to contribute to a program culture that is person-centered, outcome-oriented, and committed to continuous quality improvement. The Social Worker will also provide:
Screening and assessing (including for risk) participants, families and /or significant others involved with the consumer to develop a person-centered treatment plan.
Screening and assessing participants for the treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders including through involvement in an interdisciplinary assessment.
Advocating and liaising for recipients within the criminal justice and shelter system.
Assisting program participants in securing medical care, entitlement and other community supports that promote integrated physical and mental health, safety, wellbeing and recovery.
Providing or connecting participants with employment counseling, vocational rehabilitation, completion of housing applications and placement, and provision of life skills training.
Providing individual counseling that includes principles of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment as appropriate.
Master’s Degree in Social Work required (LMSW will be required when required by New York State to provide Social Work services).
Recent and upcoming graduates and experienced clinicians encouraged to apply.
Post-masters direct service experience with substance abuse required.
This person must possess strong assessment, written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy.
Bilingual Spanish/English preferred