Social Worker (Full and Part-Time)
The Children's Law Center - Brooklyn, NY

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The Children's Law Center

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Post Date:
Jan 14, 2011

Part Time

Start Date:
Brooklyn, New York - United States

Job Reference:


Masters required

Specific Education, Certification and Skill Requirements (if applicable):

The ideal candidates will have social work experience working with families and children;

excellent communication, cultural competency and interpersonal skills; and

demonstrated experience teaming with colleagues to find solutions to complex

situations. Minimum qualifications include: MSW degree; NYS License in Social Work or

sitting for the test and in obtaining the license within 6 months of employment;

experience working with children and families.

Job Description:
The Children’s Law Center, a not-for-profit law firm representing children in

custody/visitation issues and domestic violence cases, has several openings for full- and

part-time Social Workers supporting locations throughout NYC boroughs including,

Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island.

Position Description:
The social worker teams with CLC Staff Attorneys and Caseworkers to provide

outstanding client services to CLC clients.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
The Social Worker will maintain a caseload and team with the attorney on referred cases

and will interview clients, collaterals, and litigants. Attends meetings and/or meets with

individuals in the community or home settings;

Conduct assessments, create service plans and make referrals;

Assist attorneys in developing the social work position and advocacy needs of the case;

Testify in court as needed;

Provide regular updates to the attorney. Expect updates from the attorney on issues and

changes in adjourn dates so that work and follow-up can be coordinated;

Under regular social practices maintain information for review by the Director of Social

Work or the Social Work Supervisor. Provide such information to the attorney as part of

the attorney work product of the law firm;

In consultation with the attorney on the case, assure that the needs and desires of clients

are considered and met when possible;

Maintain all social work files to acceptable professional and program standards.

Attend supervision, team, and office-wide meetings;

Assist in the implementation of special projects as needed;

Emergency office and case coverage;

Foster and maintain a positive team environment;

Works to increase awareness of the CLC social work program in the larger social work


Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
Other appropriate duties as assigned.

Other Information About This Job:
Additional Requirements: interest in working with interns, students,

or volunteers; excellent written, verbal, organization and computer skills; and

demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and to process information quickly.

Knowledge of family court, custody, domestic violence and child welfare and proficiency

in languages other than English desired, but not required.

Please indicate salary requirements and enclose a writing sample when applying.

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How To Apply:
Charles Simpson

44 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

United States


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