Social Worker (ECP751) Part -Time in The Bronx, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 4/4/2021

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Job Description

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city’s poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.

VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families — including veterans — experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth.

VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization’s responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work.

Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization’s signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter “home” has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.

The Social Worker is creating and maintain a wellness and recovery-oriented environment by using person-first language, respectful documentation, person centered planning, and evidence-based practices to ensure the program provides comprehensive and integrated on-site social service that helps residents achieve their goals and successfully age in place. The Social Worker is responsible for the implementation of the treatment program in accordance with Volunteers of America policies and procedures, program models, funding source standards, and evidence-based practices. The Social Worker is responsible for meeting the highest possible standards of health and safety and provides all needed quality services to residents to meet contractual and regulatory requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Social Work; a LMSW is preferred, with two years of relevant experience working with individual seniors and/or senior population.

Supervisory Role:

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Principal Responsibilities:

The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.

  1. Meet with residents to provide treatment, conduct psychosocial assessments, and develop individual service plans from intake through discharge in accordance with the program regulations.
  2. Provide appropriate case management and therapeutic interventions focused on senior services including housing stability, medical and mental health stability, again in place, social isolation, etc.
  3. Maintain case records and statistics for program.
  4. Ensure support and education are provided and documented to assist residents in their transition into the community including referrals to appropriate social service agencies when the facility does not provide the needed service.
  5. Provide ongoing risk assessments, crisis intervention and emergency response to address resident critical incidents.
  6. Develop community linkages and refer resident to appropriate community providers to address their needs.
  7. Work closely with hospitals and emergency rooms to coordinate mental health and medical services for residents.
  8. Perform other related duties as requested.

Expected Results of Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Residents receive services consistent with their strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
  2. Residents will receive and be offered assistance needed to adjust to program and successfully age in place.
  3. Quality and accurate records and documentation including resident progress notes, observations and interactions and incident reports when necessary will be secured and maintained.
  4. Residents will receive and be offered all of the necessary support and education to aid in their successful transition and stability in the community. Activities and services provided are consistent with each individual’s strengths, needs, abilities and preferences.
  5. Emergency clinical support is provided to the staff and residents during crisis.
  6. To maintain a positive public image and good relationships and ensure that the residents are connected to quality and necessary services within the community.
  7. Emergency situations are handled, safely, promptly, and professionally.
  8. All other related tasks are completed on time and accurately.

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.

Other details

  • Job Family Social Worker
  • Job Function Program Services
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, March 8, 2021

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