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Clinical 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. The Clinical Social Worker will provide therapy to an ethnically and culturally diverse population on-site and at home or community-based organizations.

What You Will Be Doing: 

  • Provide therapy including behavior modification
  • Conduct pre-admission screenings
  • Implement case management treatment plans
  • Maintain reports, administrative and clinical records in accordance with OMH/DOH&MH standards
  • Facilitate intra/inter agency referrals as necessary
  • Advocate for patients with other community-based organizations and governmental agencies
  • Obtain and monitor managed care authorizations
  • Participate in staff meetings, case conferences, training seminars and individual supervisory meetings
  • Learn and utilize computerized treatment and billing programs
  • Other duties deemed necessary by the supervisor
  • Demonstrated ability to engage new and resistive mental health clients
  • Capacity to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team

What We Are Looking For: 

  • You are Bilingual in English and SPanish.  
  • LMSW, LCSW, or LMHC; Master's in social work; SIFI is a huge plus
  • You have 2+ years of clinical experience in a mental health setting
  • You have 5+ years working with and treating families and children
  • Experience with time limited treatment approaches
  • You love working with people and are a relationship builder
  • You are organized and passionate about accuracy
  • You meet deadlines on time, all the time
  • You know that communication is key
  • You are comfortable traveling to and working in families' homes and communities

Why you should join our team:

  • You'll be part of mission driven organizations that empower NYC residents of all ages
  • 20 days of vacation
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 403b retirement plan with up to 6% match

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Low 50s to 55K with a generous benefit package

Contact: Send resumes and cover letter 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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