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Social Worker

Lantern Community Services


Description
Location and Work Schedule: This is a full-time position at Audubon Hall, located in Upper Manhattan, which requires a flexibleschedule with at least one evening shift on a weeknight and one shift on a Saturday or Sunday.

The Social Worker (SW) is responsible for working with tenants towards comprehensive physical and emotional health and independence by incorporating client centered service planning and provision. The SW integrates clinical counseling and case management services that emphasize recovery and wellness, personal growth, housing stability, and fosters independence. This position will work as a member of an interdisciplinary team in supportive housing for formally homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS coping with issues related to physical health & wellness, mental illness and substance use. The SW reports to the Program Director. This position is exempt.

Responsibilities:
? Provide integrated counseling and case management services that effectively engage tenants and promote personal growth and wellness, housing stability and accomplishment of service plan goals on an ongoing basis.

? Collaborate with tenants in developing a client centered, recovery oriented service plan with a focus on health & wellness, housing stability and personal development.

? Effectively engage and work with a diverse caseload of formerly homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS, mental health and substance use issues.

? Facilitate and network partnerships and linkages with progressive and/or alternative community agencies that serve the needs of tenants with a focus of the specific needs and challenges of the LGBTQ population.

? Work as a collaborative member of the team ensuring all tenants have access to high quality services in a safe and compassionate community.

? Participate in and facilitate weekly clinical case conferences including intake meetings.

? Develop and implement programming that address larger community trends and needs.

? Create and maintain confidential records, charts and logs for each resident documenting all relevant information from individual and group interventions as well as correspondence with collateral services.

? Participate in staff team meetings and trainings,individual supervision meetings, community meetings with residents and attend offsite trainings and present training material to program team.

? Work closely with Leasing and Compliance team to ensure housing stability.

? Perform other job-related functions, as assigned

Qualifications:
LMSW required; candidates in the process of preparing for the exam are welcome to apply

? Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

? Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing direct service to one or more of the following populations: individuals living with HIV/AIDS, serious and persistent mental illness, substance abuse, recently or currently homeless.

? Strong history of effective engagement with clients and ability to highlight positive outcomes.

? Ability to work in fast paced environment, multi-task and effectively handle serious and crisis oriented situations.

? Dedication to positive outcomes through proactive, creative and respectful work with diverse and vulnerable populations.

? Knowledge of HRA HIV & AIDS Service Administration (HASA) eligibility and benefits.

? Working one weekend day and some evening hours according to program needs.

? Knowledge and comfortability working in a harm reduction model with individuals actively struggling with ongoing substance use issues.

? Must possess strong clinical and excellent interpersonal skills; be able to work effectively as part of a team and have the ability to make sound assessments of tenants’ strengths and needs.

Preferred:
Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

How TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter and resume to: swposting.audubon@lanterngroup.org. Note: Candidates being considered for the position must sign a release form for Lantern Community Services to perform a criminal background check. 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 permanent supportive housing for more than 1,400 single adults and families living with special needs, including chronic homelessness, HIV/AIDS and mental illness, as well as young adults aging out of the foster care system. Following the Housing First model, Lantern Community Services (LCS), the social service affiliate of Lantern Organization, provides a complement of counseling and supportive services to help clients stabilize their lives, maintain their housing stability and advance towards their individualized goals, including financial independence.


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