Social Worker (MSW)
Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!
NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.
For Full Time Employees Benefits/Perks:
Tuition Assistance Program
(Reimburse Cost for LMSW Exam)
Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)
Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)
403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time)
Candidates hired in this position will work in person but will have the flexibility to work remotely at program discretion
The Social Worker provides strength-based comprehensive services to families whose children are at risk of foster placement.
Reports To: PROGRAM DIRECTOR, RED HOOK FAMILY COUNSELING PROGRAM
Location: 173 Conover Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Non-Exempt
Major Duties of Social Worker Includes:
Conduct assessments of children and families referred by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), schools, other service providers, and those who come in voluntarily seeking services based on a strength-based model.
Provide individual, family and group counseling to children and families including home visits and escorts to appointments as needed.
Maintain a regular caseload in accordance with the program’s policies and procedures.
Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution-Based Casework (SBC): assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans, and documentation and celebration.
Actively participate in case consultation, continued SBC training, and the SBC certification process.
Provide short-term crisis intervention and concrete services including advocacy, outreach and referral for designated caseload, as well as emergencies.
Facilitate and coordinate appropriate Improved Outcomes for Children (IOC) Family Team Conferences using approved ACS conferencing protocols
Plan, coordinate and implement groups and social activities for children, parents and families.Plan and participate in events and activities of the P.S.15 Beacon program as needed.
Prepare and maintain FASP documentation, appropriate statistical reports, and casework and group work summaries as needed.
Maintain appropriate utilization of state and city databases including Connections and PROMIS, as well as agency databases.
Participate in program and external meetings, as well as related agency trainings as appropriate.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications of Social Worker
Master’s degree in Social Work Required
Candidates scheduled for their LMSW highly encouraged to apply.
LMSW Candidates encouraged to apply (Clinical Supervision Provided)
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Must be able to work two evenings per week until 8:00 p.m.
Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills
Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and family and youth development perspective
Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.
Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
- Job Type
- Full Time
- 57 days ago
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