Social Worker-MSW/LMSW (SE781) in Staten Island, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 7/23/2020

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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 responsible for providing counseling services to parents and students, and assists the program in developing community resources to support a nurturing environment for the student at home and/or school.
Minimum Qualifications:The position requires a master’s degree in Social Work, with 2 years of experience and New York State Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).  The position requires the ability to develop and implement treatment plans; provide problem solving and crisis intervention to families and children; and facilitate community relations. 
Supervisory Role:This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
Principal Responsibilities:1.Complete in house social histories for children undergoing the evaluation process. 2.Maintain records on counseling cases in addition to reports that are required to school districts.3.Maintain database on student information for SED, DOE, and DOH, including bus routes.4.Create and maintain student-meeting schedules for annual reviews and “turning 5” reviews.5.Oversee and ensure process for Parent Council and Parent Workshops.6.Facilitate admissions process with intake department including outreach to school districts. 7.Participate in Internal Program Reviews at various Volunteers of America facilities.8.Perform other related duties as required.
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
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Wednesday, September 9, 2020