Clinical Social Worker

OVERVIEW: 

This is a full time, 35-hour a week,12-month position.  Monday – Friday 9am-5pm with flexibility for some early evenings and weekends as needed and available.

Pay Rate: $52,000 – $55,000 per year

The Transitional Living Program (TLP) Clinical Social Worker is responsible for providing counseling and clinical support to the residents in The Center’s TLP programs.  This position provides comprehensive assessments and assists TLP Case Managers in planning and referrals.  Based out of the Devonshire TLP program, the Clinical Social Worker will also provide clinical consultation across all TLP teams and assist in the supervision of interns.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention/Prevention
  • Referral Readiness and Referral
  • Youth Advocacy
  • Maintenance of Client Confidentiality, consistent with agency policies
  • Clinical Consultation for TLP Staff
  • Community Outreach
  • Accurate, Timely Case and Program Record Keeping
  • Individual and Group Supervision Participation
  • Staff Meetings and Training Participation
  • Participation in Community Committees, Coalitions, Task Forces, etc. as assigned
  • Other duties, as assigned

EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES

Candidate must:

  • Posses knowledge of and experience in providing chemical dependency and problem gambling prevention counseling
  • Adhere to ethical conduct
  • Demonstrate professionalism i.e., timely, dependable, responsible, flexible
  • Be non-judgmental and respectful
  • Model principles of inclusion and tolerance
  • Be youth centered and positive
  • Be family friendly
  • Establish effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers
  • Develop positive relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Have strong literacy skills (i.e., reading, writing, comprehension)
  • Have excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Conduct research and apply best-practices and evaluation methods
  • Effectively promote knowledge and skill development and positive behaviors
  • Provide leadership and/or work independently as requested

Candidate must possess significant knowledge of –

  • adolescent development including: positive youth development, asset development, risk reduction and protective factors
  • youth serving systems
  • community resources
  • client advocacy

CULTURAL SENSITIVITY

The Center delivers services to youth and families from many racial, ethnic, cultural, social and life style groups.  We value differences in people and strive to understand diverse cultures, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, abilities and beliefs.  To this end, all staff are required to attend professional development trainings and to continually enhance their understanding of cultural diversity. Staff are expected to respect and honor cultural and human diversity. The annual Performance Appraisal provides an opportunity for staff to evaluate how they are integrating culturally competent practices into their everyday work.

QUALIFICATIONS

A minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work or related, LMSW or LCSW preferred; and at least 5 years of related experience required.

In addition to the above, it is mandatory that candidates meet the following criteria prior to hire:

  • Completion of State Central Registry Clearance form*
  • Authorization for agency to complete criminal background check
  • Authorization for the agency to obtain driving record information
  • Completion of fingerprinting process and clearance via NYSED
  • A valid driver’s license and regular access to a motor vehicle
  • Automobile insurance at the level of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident Bodily Injury and $50,000 Property Damage
  • Access to a telephone

*Note: It is also mandatory that new employees be cleared by the NYS Central Register prior to unsupervised interaction with clients.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must be able to be autonomously mobile in order to provide the required services.

 

The Center for Youth is an equal opportunity employer.

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