Emergency and Intervention Services (EIS) is recruiting one (1) Social Workers for Project NoVA (No Violence Again). Project NoVA utilizes federal funding to provide counseling and referrals to domestic violence shelters, information about entitlements, and a wide range of other services including legal intervention. The project was created to address the special needs of victims of domestic violence who reside in the Homeless Family Shelter System or who are entering the system through the Prevention Assistance Temporary Housing (PATH) facility. The Social Worker will:
•Provide on-site direct counseling services to clients. Formulate an evaluation and
treatment plan for clients.
•Assess service needs and provide individual counseling services to clients.
•Make appropriate referrals to social/other services, as needed. Follow up to ensure receipt
•Provide advocacy services, as required.
•Maintain case records for each client with required information. Maintain statistical and
written records, as required.
•Provide services in centrally based or outstationed Human Resources Administration
(HRA) and Department of Homeless Services (DHS) facilities. Provide coverage as needed
for the AFIC Bellevue site @ 400-430 East 30th Street, NY, NY 10016.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work.
For those who receive certification before September 1, 2004: A valid Certified Social Worker (CSW) certificate issued by the New York State Department of Education is required.
For those who receive certification after September 1, 2004: A valid Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) must be obtained within one year of the date of appointment. Employees who fail to obtain their LCSW or LMSW within one year after appointment will automatically have their probationary periods extended for no more than six months. Failure to obtain the LCSW or LMSW by the end of 18 months of service will result in dismissal.
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Must be available to work nights and weekends.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.