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Social Worker

Supervisor: Director of Early Intervention

Overview: University Settlement is one of New York City's most dynamic social justice institutions, with an impressive legacy as the first settlement house in the nation. For 130 years, University Settlement has been an anchor in the low-income and immigrant communities where we work, offering pioneering programs in early childhood care and education, youth development, eviction prevention, literacy, theater and visual arts, senior services, and mental health. Each year, we engage over 40,000 New Yorkers through our network of 31 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Our mission is to empower the individuals we serve through comprehensive, quality services that strengthen families and meet the current needs of the community.

Early Intervention is a publicly funded program for children birth to three years of age with a delay or disability. It is administered in New York City by the Department of Health and follows New York State Guidelines. University Settlement provides home- based services to children in their homes or community setting. The program offers Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Special Instruction, Social Work and Family Training Services to children and their parents or caregivers. Our philosophy is to collaborate with families to incorporate therapeutic techniques in their daily activities to provide multiple opportunities for practice and learning in the natural environment.


  • Provide Behavioral/ Educational/ Counseling Services (Service approved at IFSP) according to the Early Intervention Mandates and best practice principles
  • Submit timely and complete session notes for each session and enter billing in Providersoft
  • Attend IFSP meetings in the child's home twice a year and initial meetings when requested
  • Submit quarterly notes, with including assessment of the child's skills and areas of need, using appropriate testing/clinical opinion
  • Collaborate with families as partner in intervention including modeling, teaching, discussion and joint activities using embedded coaching
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings when authorized
  • Attend trainings at agency
  • Complete observation within 3 months of case assignment
  • Participate in quarterly case reviews 
  • Complete comprehensive University Settlement ABA training
  • Conduct ABA therapy as outlined in University Settlements ABA Manual
  • Collect DTT data, conduct MAND trials, complete graphing, and generalization of skills and submit weekly
  • Participate in direct in-home supervision by the assigned supervisor/team leader
  • Use PS calendar/schedule to monitor case assignment and daily schedule
  • Report daily to assistant director case assignments


  • Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education or Social Work
  • License in Social Work (LMSW)
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience working with children less than 5 years old
  • Bilingual Spanish, Cantonese or Mandarin speakers are preferred

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: Mid 40s to Low 50s

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY

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