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Social Worker

As the first settlement house in the nation and for over 130 years, University Settlement has been empowering New York residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

University Settlement's Mental Health Services offers high- quality therapy and treatment plans from culturally sensitive professionals and helps families avert the pain and grief that mental illness can bring. Community-Based Children and Family Treatment and Support Services provide flexible, trauma-informed, and culturally competent services to children and families. Through a continuum of supports and services, US works with children and families to develop plans that build on their strengths, supports independence, and ensures that children function optimally in their homes, their schools, and in the community. Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment provide psychoeducation, mental health counseling and support, skill-building and coping strategies that enable children to gain mastery over challenges and flourish developmentally.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Provide individualized services, including counseling to children and families in the home/community
  • Provide Intensive Interventions, Crisis Avoidance, and Intermediate Term Crisis Management, and/or Skill Building
  • Conduct intensive outreach to client and family
  • Assess family strengths and needs and facilitate service delivery in accordance to the family treatment plan
  • Must become fully knowledgeable of the mental health resources in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Coordinate treatment plans and collaborate with service providers and community partners
  • Maintain complete case management records, data collection, and documentation
  • Become trained in and execute evidence-based models where required

What Are We Looking For:

  • You have a MSW or Masters in psychology or human services
  • Firm understanding of racial inequity, strength-based work, child and youth development, attachment, trauma, and family dynamics
  • You are a relationship builder and engage hard-to-reach populations.
  • Experience providing community and home-based services from a culturally competent and trauma-informed approach
  • You know communication is key.
  • You can take the lead and are also a team player.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem solving ability, and crisis intervention skills
  • You thrive in a busy environment and able to juggle multiple assignments on time, all the time.
  • You are comfortable traveling to and working in families' homes and communities.
  • Bilingual skills in English/Spanish, English/Cantonese or English/Mandarin a plus
  • You have experience with young children (0 - 5 years) or domestic violence or with adolescents.
  • You are willing to be an advocate for your program, participants and community.
  • You have a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Why you should join our team:

  • You're part of a mission driven organization that empowers and advocates for the community
  • 20 days of vacation, 2 personal days, and 12 sick days
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 403b retirement plan with up to 6% match

Salary: 50K- 55K, plus generous benefits

Hours: 35 hours per week 

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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