575 5th Avenue
The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for a Social Worker position at 575 Fifth Avenue, a supportive housing residence. 575 Fifth Ave is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn and houses 48 tenants, many of whom have histories of mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse, and/or HIV/AIDS.
CUCS provides comprehensive on-site social services using a recovery orientation, which includes the implementation of evidence based practices such as Supported Employment and Trauma Informed Care.
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 assistant 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. Recent MSW graduates are encouraged to apply; must obtain your LMSW within 6 months of hire.
MSW or LMSW
Related experience working with mentally ill, HIV positive or homeless individuals is strongly preferred.
Bilingual applicants preferred
Good verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to work as part of a team.
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