Prevention Social Worker
Company: Good Shepherd
Posted on: June 6, 2021
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!
The Belmont Family Service Center is a family support prevention
program for families facing challenges which can impact the ability
to parent their children. This program uses the Solution-Based
Casework model of practice to provide comprehensive services for
Reports To: Social Work Supervisor
Location: 685 East 187th St. Bronx, NY 10458
Hours: 35 hours, (Exempt)
Our superstar candidate is:
- Passionate about providing high quality services to families in
child welfare within Community Districts 3, 6 & 10 in the
- A lifetime learner, continuously developing your clinical
- Dedicated to modeling strength-based, trauma-informed practice
with families and colleagues.
- Committed to the Good Shepherd Services mission, vision and
values, and possesses cultural humility.
Direct Work with Families
- 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 of twelve (12)
- Engage families immediately upon referral, at times
participating in Administration for Children's Services (ACS) Child
- Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of
Solution-Based Casework (SBC): assessment, family and individual
level outcomes, action plans, and documentation and
- Handle case-related crises with professionalism, urgency, and
care, including incidents involving reports to the State Central
- Conduct screenings and assessments for substance use, mental
illness, and child safety and well-being, including assessing
caregiver capacity, home environment and conditions, discipline
- Integrate the practices of SBC into every counseling
- Ensure every child has been seen and properly assessed every
- Provide appropriate casework contacts to meet the needs of the
families; minimally twice a month.
- Represent participant needs, concerns, and perspectives at all
required ACS and GSS meetings and trainings.
Administrative and Advocacy Role
- Collaborate closely with ACS, service providers, schools,
medical and mental health clinics, and other resources serving
- Provide consultation to and collaborate with Family Workers as
needed to ensure high quality services to families.
- Collaborate with ACS Family Services Unit (FSU) staff, Family
Court Legal Services (FCLS) staff and other service providers in
making safety decisions.
- Attend and participate in Family Court hearings for families
involved with ACS FSU.
- Facilitate referrals to alcohol and substance abuse treatment
facilities, mental health treatment providers, and other service
providers, including escorts to appointments as needed.
- Participate in case consultation, continued SBC training, and
the SBC certification process.
- Prepare and maintain FASP documentation, monthly statistical
reports, and case work notes in adherence with agency policy.
- Provide Court reports as needed to inform as to families'
progress or lack of progress in achieving outcomes.
- Maintain appropriate utilization of state and city databases
including PROMIS and Connections, as well as other agency databases
- MSW or related Master's degree preferred for Social Worker
(Mental Health Counseling or Art Therapy degrees considered)
- Child welfare experience preferred
- Bilingual - English/Spanish preferred
- Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and counseling
- Must be able to work at least 2 evenings per week to
accommodate working families' schedules
- Must have strong inquiry skills and ability to seek and share
internal and external best practices
- Must have a commitment to work from a strength based,
trauma-informed & youth and family development perspective
- SBC trained and/or SBC certified a plus
Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is
proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural
organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome
prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative
support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us
on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our
mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative
leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we
work in partnership with.
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
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
our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not
limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of
volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
Keywords: Good Shepherd, New Rochelle , Prevention Social Worker, Other , Bronx, New York
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