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Social Worker (Edenwald) Full-time

at JCCA in New York (Published at 16-04-2018)

OBJECTIVE: Provide therapeutic services to children and their families with a minimum of one therapeutic contact per youth per week. Work in partnership with Case Manager and Team to assure a safe and permanent outcome for every child.


Assessment and Treatment planning to facilitate permanency:

  • Generate individualized treatment and discharge plans.

  • Assess service needs and assist family in creation of a service plan and review planning goals monthly.

  • Perform ongoing clinical assessment of child and family.

  • Document progress of treatment

  • Complete Initial Review Summary.

  • Complete initial and ongoing trauma assessment

    Treatment with families to support and facilitate permanency:

  • Attend family conferences.

  • Participate in family and/or sibling visits as clinically indicated.

  • Assess and teach parenting skills

  • Provide family therapy primarily in home and community settings

  • Ensure there is a written visiting plan tailored for every child, that it monitors family progress and that it is updated weekly.

    Treatment with residents to forge successful transitions to discharge

  • Provide group treatment in cottage and other settings

  • Provide Individual treatment as indicated.

  • Provide Crisis intervention as needed

  • Prepare individual IL monthly contacts and documentation

  • Co-facilitate IL workshops with milieu staff.


  • Hours must be flexible and basic hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Expectations are that Social Worker is available for evening and weekend work at least 2 nights per week.
  • Court appearances
  • Liaison with community resources
  • Support positive leadership of milieu staff in daily cottage life.


  • MSW, LCSW or LCSW eligible
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with client and teams that are culturally and professionally diverse.
  • Demonstrated ability to focus treatment and planning towards permanency.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skills in treatment with families.
  • Solid organizational and follow-up skills
  • Computer Literacy (specifically Microsoft Word, Excel and Connections).
  • Excellent telephone and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Bilingual/Spanish preferred


  • While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to perform light recreational activities (i.e. walking, swimming or playing basketball )

  • While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to frequently communicate with clients who have inquiries about services that you are providing. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

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