Licensed Social Worker

WHEDco
Description

About Us:

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development
organization founded on the radically simple idea that all people deserve healthy, vibrant communities.
We build award-winning, sustainable, affordable homes – but our work is not over when our buildings
are complete. WHEDco believes that to be successful, affordable housing must be anchored in strong
communities that residents can be proud of. WHEDco’s mission is to give the South Bronx access to all
the resources that create thriving neighborhoods – from high-quality early education and after-school
programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. See
www.whedco.org for more information.

Job Summary:

The Licensed Social Worker will assist with the development and implementation of mental health
support programming for WHEDco’s home-based childcare and EarlyLearn populations (including
parents, children and providers), and will perform a range of clinical and administrative duties. The
Licensed Social Worker will provide counseling, professional development trainings, referrals, and other
mental health support as needed, and will demonstrate appropriate goal-setting and effective practice
skills in a collaborative model. Services will take place at WHEDco and at home-based childcare locations
when deemed necessary. Some evening hours may be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Vice President, provide a range of clinical and administrative duties including individual assessments and consultations, individual and group counseling, advocacy, and resource and referral services to an estimated caseload of 25-30 families (including children) and home-based childcare providers
  • Provide clinical interventions in areas such as family and domestic violence, crisis intervention, anxiety and depression, housing instability, substance abuse, childhood development and childhood trauma
  • Work with WHEDco’s Parent Liaison to assist parents in completing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire to help detect children and families who need early intervention and other mental health supports
  • Hold parent workshops on wellness, stress, and other related topics
  • Hold provider workshops to assist their work with families with mental health needs, as well as on topics such as wellness and stress to support providers’ mental health
  • Create and or facilitate staff professional development trainings on variety of mental health topics
  • Provide internal and external referrals as appropriate. Develop and maintain linkages within a network of multi-disciplinary human service organizations including Early Intervention (EI) programs, Committee on Pre-school Special Education (CPSE) programs, child development centers, psychiatric evaluation and treatment facilities, and other community resources.
  • Document and track client services and progress using WHEDco’s in-house Client Tracking System and prepare reports for supervisors and WHEDco as needed; work with WHEDco’s Research, Policy and Evaluation Department to periodically review data and the evaluation process
  • Attend meetings (i.e., team meetings, case conferences, interdisciplinary meetings and scheduled supervisory meetings)
  • Participate in in-house and external staff development and training activities
  • Perform other related duties as may be requested by the VP

Qualifications:

  • LCSW or LMSW
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in providing mental health services to children and adults
  • Knowledge of clinical services, case management, and advocacy in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Knowledge of childhood development and childhood trauma-related mental health services
  • Proficiency in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required

Excellent benefits and competitive salary based on experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to HBCCsocialworker@whedco.org.

WHEDco affords all qualified applicants, equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status, or any other category protected by law. WHEDco follows the requirements of the New York Human Rights Law with regard to non-discrimination on the basis of prior criminal conviction and prior arrest.