Social Worker – SCH

CENTER FOR URBAN COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiatives for individuals with a history of homelessness, invites applications for the following position at the Schermerhorn, a permanent supportive housing residence in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.  The Schermerhorn houses 116 tenants the majority of whom have histories of mental illness, homelessness, substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS. CUCS social service staff collaborate with onsite partner agencies, including Common Ground and The Actor’s Fund to provide tenants with a full range of social services to ensure that each tenant is able to work toward accomplishing meaningful personal goals, all the while maintaining housing and sustaining stability. We work closely with onsite Janian psychiatric and medical providers to ensure that our tenants have access to person centered healthcare services. As a housing community, we value diversity amongst our tenants as well as staff.Social Worker 1 or 2

Responsibilities: The Social Worker provides a range of clinical services to tenants to help them live full and satisfying lives in the community; helping their team and program to function well and meet their contractual obligations to various funding agencies. Services that the social worker will be expected to provide include, but are not limited to, supportive counseling, outreach, written assessments, case management, advocacy  and crisis intervention. The Social Worker will have also the opportunity to facilitate organized classes and activities as well as serve as an assistance team leader in a variety of capacities, building their own leadership skills to develop management skills. The social worker will work closely with internal and external collaterals, to delivery comprehensive person centered services. The Social Worker will receive weekly clinical supervision that meets the requirements for LCSW hours, as defined by the state of NY, and have access to all CUCS in-service and community trainings.

 

Requirements:

LMSW or LCSW Required
Related experience working with mentally ill, HIV positive or homeless individuals is strongly preferred.
Good verbal and written communications skills.
Computer Literacy Required
Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary and multicultural team.

Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document.
Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.