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Senior Social Worker

Location:New York, NY
Employment Type:Full Time
Department/Program:DHS - Safe Haven I
Description:Comunilife has an opening at DHS regulated Safe Haven I program located in the Bronx. Safe Haven I provides transitional housing and case management services to homeless individuals. Participants are referred from DHS and street homeless outreach teams. The program secures permanent housing for participants.

The Senior Social Worker will conduct psychiatric and other assessments, as well as develop and implement person-centered treatment plans, and supportive services. Services to clients will be delivered through evidence-based client treatment practices, including Individualized Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT); the Multicultural Relational Approach™; Wellness Self-Management (WSM); Motivational Interviewing (MI); and Individualized Wellness Plans (IWP).
Duties:• Assessing clients to identify interrelated issues of substance abuse, health, behavioral health, and other care needs and determine appropriate internal and external referrals and preparing psycho-socials;
• Providing individual and group counseling;
• Facilitating psycho-education groups in relapse prevention, health literacy, and navigating mental health and substance abuse systems, etc. for residents their family and/or support networks;
• Providing CCM services as identified for each client;
• Assisting clients in achieving and maintaining functional improvements in self-care, employment, or personal relationships;
• Assisting clients in achieving housing stability through discharge and post-discharge;
• Engaging in discharge planning and linking clients with at least 90 days of post discharge services.
• Maintaining client case records;
• Writing client documentation and program narrative and/or statistical reports as needed.
• Participating in program evaluation activities as required.
• Performing other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:• Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) required. New York State LMSW (License Masters in Social Work) preferred
• Two (2) years working with homeless populations, mentally ill patients, persons with chronic health conditions and/or substance abuse disorders.
• Bilingual/Spanish skills a plus

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