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Good Shepherd Services Case Worker: Transitions Bronx in Bronx, New York

The Case Worker provides intensive, strength-based comprehensive services to families with children at-risk of foster care placement due to chemical dependency.

Reports to: Social Work Supervisor, Transitions-Bronx Program

Location: 2471 Morris Ave. Bronx, NY

Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Non -Exempt

Major Duties:

  • Conduct assessments of children and families referred by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), schools, other service providers or those who come in voluntarily seeking services.

  • Provide home-based and on-site individual, family and group counseling, as well as short-term crisis intervention, including advocacy and outreach for designated caseload and emergencies.

  • Facilitate referrals to alcohol and substance abuse treatment facilities and other service providers, including escorts to appointments as needed.

  • Collaborate closely with the ACS, Alcohol and Other Drug Providers (AOD), schools, medical and mental health clinics and other resources serving family members.

  • Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution Based Casework: assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans and documentation and celebration.

  • Actively participate in case consultation, continued SBC training and the SBC certification process.

  • Prepare and maintain FASP documentation, monthly statistical reports, case work and group work summaries as needed.

  • Maintain appropriate utilization of state and city databases, as well as agency databases.

  • Participate in program and external meetings, as well as related agency training as appropriate.

  • Provide consultation to family workers as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualities Sought:

  • Advocates prevention principals {empowerment, respect, service, education and empathy}.

  • Works to create and support a respectful and collegial environment.

  • Creates, embodies and supports a learning environment.

  • Offers and receives feedback and suggestions in a strength-based and constructive manner.

  • Dedicated to being a team player and active contributor to the achievement the vision and mission of the program.

  • Energetic, empathic, honest, genuine, professional, creative and committed to making a difference with the families, community, program and agency.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s required, Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW) preferred.

  • A minimum of two years of direct experience in a social service setting preferred.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

  • Willingness to work with families and children impacted by chemical dependency.

  • Must be able to work two evenings per week until 7:00 p.m.

  • Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills.

  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development perspective.

Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference!

General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.

Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

ID: 2019-2310

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