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:|| Masters 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