The incumbent will be Responsible for the completion of psychosocial assessments of complex families impacted by multiple systems Assess family needs and facilitate appropriate linkages for families to community based services Work within a crisis driven environment with a knowledge base of substance abuse and addiction, domestic violence, child maltreatment, trauma, and mental health conditions Provide education to other members of the team around clients psychosocial stressors and needs, to ensure positive outcomes for families Attend ongoing professional development by the individual agency program, and the New York City Department of Homeless Services Division of Family Services Provide qualitative and quantitative feedback to Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and DHS Service Providers to inform both policy and practice Be available to families seeking assistance at least five days a week, eight hours a day Work from a strength based, family focused, client centered perspective and identify and fortify the strengths that each family has Assist families with specific stressors associated with living in shelter Ensure that families are receiving full support in shelter and, when necessary, refer families for counseling or other services Confer and consult with professional and technical personnel in implementing a multidisciplinary approach to client care and well-being Serve as agency/program liaison to community agencies and/or groups Provide clear written reports that capture key findings to include provider areas of strength, and recommendations for improvement Document patient medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes Complete other tasks as deemed necessary by program director Ability to work a flexible schedule when needed which consist of weekend or evening hours Comply with all SUS Employee Policies, Procedures, and Protocols, SUS Corporate Compliance Policies, and NYS Dept. of Social Services Rules, Regulations, and Statutes Master of Social Work Degree from an accredited school of social work Current licensure - LMSW Maintain CPR/First Aid Certification Knowledge of child and adolescent development; emotional/behavioral health; mental health; parent-child relationships family dynamics; and diagnostic classification Strong expertise in strengths-based, solution-focused, and family-centered practice Knowledge of guidelines, policies and regulations relating to child welfare, safety, permanency and well-being and a team player; Proficiency in Spanish preferred. Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting sus.org. Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance; 403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays
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