New York - US Full Time 1 week ago

A social services organization in Brooklyn is actively seeking a compassionate and dedicated Social Services Coordinator (LMSW / LCSW) to join their growing staff. In this role, the Social Services Coordinator (LMSW / LCSW) will perform intake and admissions activities in collaboration with the Case Worker, Residential Life, and Health Services.

Responsibilities

The Social Services Coordinator (LMSW / LCSW) will:

  • Begin the process of identifying permanent connections and formulating discharge planning
  • Conduct psycho-social evaluation, along with other diagnostic assessments and genogram, of participants and family/significant others
  • Coordinate the treatment service planning and implementation activities of the inter-disciplinary team 
  • Collaboratively work with the treatment team and Office of Placement Services (OPS) to expedite the replacement, according to the program requirements, of the participant to a longer term setting or to be discharged from foster care
  • In conjunction with the assigned Child Protective Specialist/Case Planner, explore the viability of alternative resources including but not limited to kinship and extended kin resources to facilitate expeditious replacement or discharge of the participant from pre-placement
  • Initiate and facilitate family team meetings with all stakeholders, including the youth, to develop a strategy to expedite replacement or permanency
  • Coordinate mental health related activities
  • Coordinate the post-crisis response efforts of the program 
  • Facilitate psychoeducation groups with participants.
  • Promote permanent connections, including reunification, foster boarding home placement, adoption, and alternative living arrangements
  • Promote and model the seven Sanctuary Model commitments to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • 2+ years of experience in child welfare or related setting 
  • Clinical work with youth and families; including crisis management
  • Demonstrated competence in verbal, written, organizational, and prioritization skills, along with strong computer skills
  • Excellent crisis intervention, advocacy, and problem-solving skills

Desired skills

  • Bilingual, English and Spanish

 

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