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Social Worker - Jasper Hall (LMSW Required)

Lantern Community Services

We are seeking a dynamic, engaging Social Worker with an LMSW to work with families and young adults (18 - 26 years old) in supportive housing and assist them in stabilizing their lives and attaining their work, health, social, and community living goals. The ideal candidate will have solid clinical knowledge as well as experience working with families and/or young adults impacted by mental illness, substance abuse, foster care and homelessness. Additionally, the Social Worker will be passionate about working with families and young adults; is a proactive and creative problem solver and works well both as a part of a team and independently. The Social Worker works closely with an interdisciplinary team to build and maintain a safe program culture that emphasizes respect for all community members and ensures all clients progress forward in their goals. The Social Worker reports to the Program Director. This position is exempt.

Job Description:

-Develop individualized service plans that will ensure a seamless system of services that are culturally sensitive and client-centered; identify short and long-term treatment goals and helps residents achieve them; and include referrals and are collaborative with other staff, community providers and care-givers.

-Create and maintain thorough and comprehensive case record of resident services and progress, including progress notes, service plans and other relevant documentation.

-Address a wide-range of resident needs including benefits, money management, medication management, apartment management, life skills and health and mental health issues.

-Serve as a liaison with various agencies, schools, health care providers, mental health providers, and employment training providers to secure services. Accompany clients to visits as needed.

-Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team to create and maintain a safe and stable program culture built on a foundation of respect for all members of the community.

-Develop groups that are appropriate for the residents needs while also conducting individual and group counseling services.

-Attend regularly scheduled case conferences, weekly staff and clinical meetings, supervision, trainings and special agency staff meetings.

-Perform apartment/room inspections as needed.

-Perform other job-related functions, as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

-Licensed Masters of Social Work required.

-At least 2 years of experience working with families and/or young adults impacted by poverty, homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and/or foster care.

-Ability to work effectively independently as well as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

-Highly organized and able to manage a diverse case load of clients with diverse needs.

-Able to work well under pressure including in crisis situations and able to be flexible with work schedule when necessary.

-Track record of proactive, strength-based work with individuals and families.

-Experience with ETO, or other electronic case management systems.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position to:

Notice: Candidates being considered for the position must comply with criminal background and fingerprint check requirements set by funding agencies.

Note: Lantern Community Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

About Organization:
Lantern Organization, a not-for-profit housing developer and service provider established in 1997 to strengthen New York City communities, provides affordable housing and opportunities for personal enrichment and growth. Lantern Community Services (LCS) is the social service affiliate of Lantern Organization, and touches the lives of residents living in more than 1,000 units of permanent affordable and supportive housing for low-income families and individuals living with special needs including mental illness, HIV/AIDS, as well as young adults aging out of foster care. Tenants living in Lantern buildings are offered beautiful and safe affordable housing in which they can lead independent lives in a supportive environment. For more information on Lantern Organization, please visit our website at



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