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Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY at Pride Health

Date Posted: 5/20/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

The Social Worker provides intensive, strength-based, comprehensive services to families whose children are at risk of foster care placement due to chemical dependency and/or mental health concerns.

Major Duties:

• Conduct assessments of children and families referred by NYC Children’s Services, schools, other service providers, and those who come in voluntarily seeking services based on a strength-based model.

• 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, substance abuse, and mental health treatment facilities and other service providers including escorts to appointments as needed.

• Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution-Based Casework (SBC): 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.

• Plan, coordinate and implement groups and social activities for children, parents and families. 

• Facilitate and coordinate appropriate Family Team Conferences and Elevated Risk Conferences using approved conferencing protocols.

• Prepare and maintain FASP documentation, appropriate statistical reports and casework and group work summaries as needed.

• Maintain appropriate utilization of State and City child welfare databases (Connections, PROMIS), as well as agency databases.

• Attend and participate in program staff meetings, as well as related agency and external trainings as needed and appropriate.

• Provide consultation to Family Worker as needed.

• Perform other duties as assigned. 


• Master’s degree in Social Work or Equivalent Master’s degree in related field required.  

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

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

• Must be able to work two evening per week until 8:00 p.m.

• Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills. 

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