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Social Worker- LCSW

at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Posted: 4/6/2019
Job Reference #: BLC782

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Title:Social Worker- LCSW
Program Name:Bronx Early learning Center
Location:1887 Bathgate Ave


The Social Worker is responsible for providing counseling services to parents and students, and assists the program in developing community resources to support a nurturing environment for the student at home and/or school.


The position requires a master’s degree in social work, with 5 years of experience and New York State certification/licensure. The position requires the ability to develop and implement treatment plans; provide play therapy; provide problem solving and crisis intervention to families and children; and facilitate community relations. Bilingual Spanish preferred.


  1. Complete in house social histories for children undergoing the evaluation process.
  2. Provide psychological counseling and/or evaluation services to students and families as required.
  3. Maintain records on counseling cases in addition to reports that are required to school district and review and provide oversight signature for LMSW caseload.
  4. Maintain database on student information for SED, DOE, and DOH, including bus routes.
  5. Create and maintain student-meeting schedules for annual reviews and “turning 5” reviews.
  6. Oversee and ensure process for Parent Council and Parent Workshops.
  7. Facilitate admissions process with intake department including outreach to school districts.
  8. Participate in Internal Program Reviews at various Volunteers of America facilities.
  9. Perform other related duties as required.


  1. Ensure that families and children receive complete services.
  2. Children and families receive quality services provided by therapy staff based on IEP mandates.
  3. All records are current and submitted to school districts on time.
  4. Information in database is current and up to date in meeting funder and agency requirements.
  5. IEPs for annual reviews and transition to programs for 5-year-olds are timely and meet quality standards.
  6. Parents will be kept informed of children’s goals and progress both at home or school.
  7. Positive relations are maintained with school districts in order to ensure a smooth admissions process.
  8. To ensure compliance with agency policy and funder regulations.
  9. Related duties are performed completely, on time and accurately.