Services for the Underserved

Social Worker

Job Location US-NY-Bronx
Category
Treatment Services
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.

For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.

We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.

The Social Worker will provide group, individual counseling, case management, psychotherapy, and medication management to chemically dependent clients with moderate to severe co-occurring mental health and/or medical disorders.  He/she will complete bio-psychosocial evaluations, trauma assessments and TBI assessments and will do Suicide Risk Assessment as indicated by Modified Mini Screen (MMS) or as clinically necessary. SIFI certification highly desired.

                                           

 

Qualifications

 

Requirements:

    • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with CASAC desired. LCSW highly preferred.
    • Will consider Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) with licensure to be obtained within 90 days of hire.
    • Minimum of 2 years of chemical dependency experience.
    • SIFI certification highly desired
    • Knowledge of chemical dependency as a primary diagnosis and related counseling skills for group and individual counseling.
    • Knowledge of mental health issues, psychotherapy and medication management.
    • Awareness of couples/family issues and counseling interventions.
    • Ability to work within a clinical team.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Bilingual/Spanish highly desired
    • Basic computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • Experience with Electronic Health Records a plus.

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