Social Worker - Blingual Cantonese
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC - New York, NY

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SUMMARY: The Social Worker in this position will manage all aspects of a community-based mentoring program specifically working with immigrant youth. Duties include interviewing, assessments, monitoring of matches, group activities, and recruiting clients and volunteers. A main component of the job will be conducting citywide outreach and networking with immigrant organizations and communities. Strong command of speaking and writing in Cantonese required, as are solid interviewing skills, public speaking and group work skills. RESPONSIBILITIES: -Outreach for children/youth and mentors to the Chinese community throughout New York City. -Conduct client and parent psychosocial interviews, write clinical assessments and collect supporting information from collaborating agencies, schools, etc. to determine disposition based on eligibility, needs, goals, and/or acceptance for agency services.-Match youth with adult volunteers in one-to-one mentoring relationships.-Provide on-going supervision and support. Monitor one-to-one matches by phone and in-person meetings; maintain professional records of all case supervision contacts. Monitor closely for clinical and safety issues that may arise.-Regularly evaluate matched clients based on agency guidelines and specific program goals to assess outcomes.-Lead educational and recreational group activities and/or special projects for participating matches and parents based on emerging needs.-Act as client advocate for youth and families including information and referral, crisis intervention, and short term counseling.-Conduct outreach presentations to external community agencies for appropriate client referrals.-Act as liaison between matches and Marketing/PR staff.-Perform other agency and program related duties as needed.-Report to supervisor on program progress and professional performance.
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