The Senior Social Worker ensures that casework practices meet expected standards of professionalism, agency policies and contractual commitments and provides services utilizing both strength-based services and Solution-Based Casework to families whose children are at risk of foster placement. Reports to: Supervisor: Neighborhood Family Empowerment Center Prevention Program Location: 2471 Morris Ave. Bronx, NY 10468 Hours: 35 hours, exempt Major Duties: Carry a caseload of 4-6 cases and provide comprehensive clinical and case management services to the assigned prevention families. Supervise, train and evaluate 2 staff in all aspects of providing quality prevention services to each worker s caseload. Assigns and tracks referrals. Review FASP s, progress notes and PROMIS/statistical recording to ensure mandate are met. Accompany workers on home visits, as needed. Participate in Family Team Conferences (FTCs), Elevated Risk Conferences (ERCs) and Service Termination Conferences (STCs) when indicated. As well as collaborate with FTC Coordinator in the scheduling of such conferences. Conduct evaluation and annual staff performance reviews. Participate in staff hiring. Represent the program/agency at appropriate external and internal meetings. Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution Based Casework: 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. Participate in continued SBC training, coaching and the SBC certification process. Facilitate case consultation and offer support and guidance to ensure staff are adhering to the tenets of SBC. Integrate the practices of SBC into every supervisory session Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: LMSW or related field preferred. 1 year child welfare experience required. Demonstrated effective leadership skills. Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective. Basic computer skills; Microsoft and Outlook. Knowledge of Connections and PROMIS a plus. Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success. At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference General Requirements: All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment. Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. PM19
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