Social Worker/Client Care Coordinator (CSS438) in The Bronx, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 6/15/2020

Job Snapshot

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/Client Care Coordinator will enhance existing services to include a thorough assessment of families’ long term goals at intake and development of service plan to incorporate small achievable tasks leading to permanent housing with enrollment and/or referrals to community resources.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

The position requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work with current LCSW licensure, minimum of 2 years of experience with knowledge of adult, child and adolescent development, emotional/behavioral health and mental health, family dynamics, parent-child relationships, diagnostic classifications. In addition, the position requires a reasonable
combination of skills in the following areas: strengths based, solution focused, and family centered practice; experience working with diverse client populations; knowledge of child welfare policies, regulations, safety, permanency, and well-being.

 

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. Conduct initial assessment for newly admitted clients within 72 hours of admission

  2. Manage program record keeping, data collection and evaluation on the effectiveness of Client Care Coordinators services for individuals in shelter.

  3. Ensure that quality services and interventions are being provided and develop a system for monitoring.

  4. Provide on-call crisis intervention support as needed.

  5. Develop community linkages.

  6. Develop and implement onsite support groups for clients.

     7.  Perform other related duties as assigned Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.