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Volunteers of America-Greater New York Social Worker - NYC Housing in Bronx, New York


The Social Worker will enhance existing services to include a thorough assessment of families' long term goals at intake and development of service plan to incorporate small achievable tasks leading to permanent housing with enrollment and/or referrals to community resources.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The position requires a Master’s Degree in Social Worker with MSW. Knowledge of child and adolescent development, emotional/behavioral health and mental health, family dynamics, parent-child relationships, diagnostic classifications. In addition the position requires a reasonable combination of skills in the following areas: strengths based, solution focused, and family centered practice; experience working with diverse cultures and ethnicities; knowledge of child welfare policies, regulations, safety, permanency, and well-being.


  1. Manage a caseload.
  2. Complete Assessment Summary and make determination on type of intervention needed for each family.
  3. Develop individualized service plan to focus on recovery and wellness.
  4. Maintain service documentation to include client progress notes, observations and interactions about clients and incident reporting when necessary.
  5. Provide crisis intervention support.
  6. Participate in individual service coordination activities, including vocational and educational services/workshops, and support recreational and/or socialization activities.
  7. Maintain program's resource directory.
  8. Conduct outreach to community based organizations.
  9. Refer families to appropriate community providers to address family needs.
  10. Perform all other duties as assigned.


  1. Client’s wellness is increased through empowerment and skill development to maximize recovery.
  2. Program staffs are informed of clients progress.
  3. Client develops improved life-skills and is better able to manage his/her daily life.
  4. Clients arrive at their scheduled appointments and are picked up on time.
  5. Clients are provided with mental health services based on evidence based practices.
  6. Services provided are consistent with each individual’s strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
  7. Activities and services provided meet each individual service needs.
  8. Health records (charts) are kept up to date and accurately reflect all services provided.
  9. The physical appearance and safety of the facility are maintained Volunteers of America standards.
  10. Services provided meet all funding requirements and accrediting body standards.


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Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled

Title: Social Worker - NYC Housing

ID: 21459095

Program Name: Creston Avenue Residence

Location: Bronx, New York

The New York State Department of Labor is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.