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Safe Horizon
New York, United States
1 day ago

Description

Summary

Safe Horizon’s Streetwork Project is the oldest street outreach program for homeless and street-involved youth in New York City.  Streetwork’s programs are innovative outreach-counseling programs for homeless youth, which use a harm reduction approach. Through Streetwork, the Social Worker would be co-located at Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Children’s Center which provides ACS pre-placement services to children and youth who are entering foster care. The Social Worker will facilitate socio-educational groups, interact directly with youth to engage them in receiving services, and provide training to Child and Family Specialist staff.

 Responsibilities:

  • Learn and integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into your work with clients.
  • Work in collaboration with Child and Family Specialist [CFS] staff in identifying youth who have been or at high risk for sexual exploitation.
  • Provide on-site supportive counseling to youth for the purpose of engaging them into receiving services;
  • Coordinate with CFS to screen and assess youth in order to inform the placement process when needed.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to CFS at the Children’s Center and borough offices on the issue of child sexual exploitation and skills around assessing and engaging youth who have been or at high risk of being sexually exploited.
  • Organize structured groups and activities to meet the needs of the population on a daily basis
  • Compile statistical data and reports
  • Participate in bi-weekly supervision

Interacts with: Streetwork Uptown and Lower East Side site Directors and staff



Requirements

Qualifications:

Three (3) years of experience providing services to at-risk youth required.

  • Experience with youth involved in the commercial sex trade and homeless youth population utilizing a harm reduction philosophy preferred.
  • Masters in social work or related field
  • Familiarity with the NYC Child Welfare System

Work schedule: Sunday-Thursday 8am-4pm (3 days on-site, 2 days remote due to the pandemic).  The schedule is subject to change based on program needs.

If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

New Requirement:

Effective October 29, 2021, as a private contractor of The City of New York all Safe Horizon employees, interns and volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons.

Technology Statement:

Applicants may be responsible for providing the equipment and tools they need to work remotely as required, such as access to a computer, internet service, and phone service. Safe Horizon will discuss potential solutions with candidates and may assist where needed and agreed to in advance.

Please follow this link to view complete EEO Law and complaint filing information: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

Job Information

  • Job ID: 62004869
  • Location:
    New York, United States
  • Position Title: Social Worker Safe Harbor - Streetwork
  • Company Name For Job: Safe Horizon
  • Industry: Children/Youth/Family Services
  • Job Function: Direct Practice
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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