Social Worker – Central Queens YM & YWHA – Queens, NY

Under the supervision of the Director of Youth & Adolescent Community Based Programs of the Central Queens Y, and within Samuel Field Y framework of a holistic (social, emotional, physical, and cognitive) Human Development Model of a family-supported, strength-focused, and hope-engendering practice, an individual hired as the Part-Time Social Worker will report directly to the Program Coordinator and Director of Youth & Adolescent Community Based Programs. This person will facilitate various mental health groups, meet with students individually and meet the requirements of the Department of Health STYA initiative in an after-school setting.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Social Worker must encourage participants to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
Social Worker will guide participants in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
Social Worker will develop and implement (mental, emotional, educational and programmatic) goals when necessary in collaboration with the participant and follow up throughout the duration of their involvement.
Social Worker will counsel participants, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
Social Worker will complete all necessary paperwork and maintain all records in a confidential and secure location.
Social Worker will assess a participant’s physical or mental condition and assess the risk for harm to themselves or others.
Social Worker shall make referrals to appropriate placements and treatment facilities when necessary.
Social Worker will work collaboratively with Program Director and all school based and agency staff, attends all necessary interdepartmental meetings.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR EDUCATION

Masters in Social Work or other related field.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Experience providing high quality youth and adolescent supportive and education programming for three (3) or more years.

Interest in providing social services to families and youth in need.
Ability to analyze information and evaluate results in order to help youth and their families choose the best solutions in solving problems.
Demonstrate cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from a very diverse number of backgrounds.
Organizational skills to coordinate multiple tasks and responsibilities.
Ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, networking, and transactional skills.
Ability to convey and participate in team oriented work, while providing supervisor with details surrounding work productivity.
Computer literate, including experience with all Microsoft Office software packages, local area networks, and the Internet.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to travel to multiple service sites within the division.

Start Date: March 2, 2015

Hours: Part-Time, 15 hours/week

Email a cover letter and résumé as a PDF or Word document only, to slevine@cqy.org and indicate “Social Worker” in subject line.

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