Center for Urban Community Services .
The Career Network, is an innovative program that uses the evidence –based practice of supported employment to help program participants achieve their employment goals. This position is located at our CUCS/Career Network site in downtown Brooklyn. We provide services to both CUCS’s supported housing programs and to individuals with special needs living in the community at large. We work with individuals with various special needs including a history of severe and persistent mental illness, HIV/AIDS and/or a history of homelessness. Our services are person-centered, using a strengths-based, harm reduction model. We work collaboratively as a team of social workers to develop clinical and workforce development interventions to help our participants thrive as they try out challenges in the world of work. The program seeks to assist participants in their recovery path with the goal of assisting them toward living a full and satisfying life in the community. The social worker position provides a full range of employment services to individuals and adjusts interventions as needed based on the social worker’s assessment of participant needs. Direct service experience with population served by the program is preferred as this position is responsible for direct oversight of a caseload. • CUCS requires that all full-time social workers who provide services within the LMSW or LCSW scope of practice to have a license within 6 months from date of hire.
• MSW required, LMSW preferred or a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling. • Recent and upcoming graduates and experienced clinicians encourage to apply. • Relevant experience working with people diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness preferred. • Must have excellent outreach, assessment, written and verbal communication skills. • Must be able to work effectively as a team. • Bi-Lingual English/Spanish preferred. • Computer literacy. • Knowledge of entitl
Send resume and cover letter to the following email address: Alexandra.Long@cucs.org
• Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for. •CUCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind
CUCS was known as Columbia University Community Services from 1979 until 1994 when it incorporated as an independent non-profit, the Center for Urban Community Services. At its inception, CUCS had a simple purpose of involving Columbia University students in addressing the needs of the neighborhood's disenfranchised individuals. But with the emergence of homelessness in the 1980's, CUCS expanded its mission. Today, CUCS is the nation's largest provider of social services in supportive housing as well as a comprehensive human services agency that implements new practices, actively shares our knowledge and assists in shaping local, state and national strategies so that persons who are homeless, low-income, living with mental illness or have other special needs can live successfully in the community.