The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc
The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for homeless people, invites applications for a SOCIAL WORKER at the Delta Manor shelter in the Bronx. The program serves 101 homeless men with serious mental illness. Please note that the Delta Manor is a 5 story walk building with no elevator and all candidates must be able to easily transport using the stairs.
The Social Worker is responsible for working with an assigned group of clients to help them obtain housing placement; live full and satisfying lives in the community; helping their team and program to function well and meet their contractual obligations including meeting contracted housing placement goals; and striving, as appropriate to their role, to fulfill the CUCS programs’ core purpose, core values and vision statements.
While the Social Worker is principally responsible for providing services directly to clients and in doing that to function with a level of autonomy that is appropriate to their professional training and experience, they are also expected to understand and support the management activities that ensure the good functioning of the team and the program as a whole. They may also be expected to provide oversight and support to their team in the absence of the Clinical Coordinator or the team leader. The Social Worker may be assigned additional responsibilities.
Experience and Education Required:
Social Worker 1
Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW will be required when required by New York State to provide Social Work services)
Social Worker 2
Master’s Degree in Social Work (LMSW will be required when required by New York State to provide Social Work services) plus 2 years of applicable post-master’s degree direct service experience in the Social Work field with related populations
•Post-masters direct service experience with populations served by the program preferred
•Strong clinical assessment skills
•Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
•Sound judgment, good decision making skills, and a high degree of tact and professionalism
•Good writing and verbal communication skills
•Ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and effectively manage time
•Experience with EPB services preferred
•Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc. is the umbrella advocacy organization of New York's behavioral health community, representing over 100 non-profit community based behavioral health agencies that serve more than 350,000 clients in the five boroughs of New York City and its environs. Founded in 1972, The Coalition is membership supported along with foundation and government funding for special purpose advocacy training and technical assistance projects.