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Westhab, Inc. Social Worker - LMSW - Shelter Experience in Bronx, New York

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: SOCIAL WORKER - LMSW

DIVISION: SERVICES

LOCATION: BRONX, NY

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR SOCIAL SERVICES

SUMMARY: The LMSW is responsible for coordinating out and inpatient mental health and substance abuse services for a 30 unit families with children homeless shelter

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for a small case load of high risk families with children

  • Responsible for facilitating weekly mental health/ substance abuse workshops and onsite support groups for clients.

  • Must have knowledge of community resources, how to make appropriate referrals to community and other governmental agencies for services, and ability to coordinate services.

  • Must be able to independently assess the psychosocial functioning and needs of clients to formulate and implement a treatment plan, identifying the client?s problems, strengths, weaknesses, coping skills and assistance needed.

  • Work from a strength based, client centered perspective to independently conduct psychosocial assessments and provide psychosocial treatment to a wide variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diverse backgrounds.

  • Must have knowledge and experience in the use of medical and mental health diagnoses, disabilities and treatment procedures.

  • Must be able to provide consultation services to other staff about the psychosocial needs of clients and the impact of psychosocial problems on health care and compliance with treatment.

  • Must have knowledge and skill in the use of computer software applications for drafting documents, data management, and tracking.

  • Provides crisis intervention and stabilization as needed. May require some after hour?s and or weekend follow-up to emergency situations.

  • Maintains; reviews and signs off on all required documentation/reports and submits all in a timely manner.

  • Identifies program needs and makes recommendations.

  • Performs related tasks as assigned.

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

LMSW Required. Must have a master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). At least two years? experience in an area of specialized social work practice. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.

AGENCY PROFILE & EMPLOYEE EXPECTATIONS

Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)

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