Position Available: Social Worker – Hempstead Office

Updated: 6 days ago

July 13, 2020


POSITION AVAILABLE: SOCIAL WORKER ATTORNEY - HEMPSTEAD OFFICE


Overview: Nassau/Suffolk Law Services is a non-profit, community-based poverty law program which provides free legal assistance in civil (non-criminal) matters to low income Long Islanders. Social workers on staff provide support and services to our most vulnerable clients.


JOB DESCRIPTION: The Social Worker will work within an interdisciplinary setting. Supervision will be provided by the Director of Social Work as well as the Supervising Attorney. The duties of the Social Worker shall include: assisting clients in extreme emotional crisis; assisting vulnerable clients, including those facing loss of income and/or lack of food, and those that cannot navigate necessary systems alone; providing resources and referrals; informal advocacy; community education where feasible and appropriate; supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate interns; working with community agencies and attending community meetings; short-term supportive counseling; conducting home visits when appropriate and necessary; conducting interviews and initial assessments of clients’ needs; and performing necessary administrative tasks. The Social Worker will have a specific responsibility of working within a specialized unit which provides services to HIV+ individuals and their families. The Social Worker, with these clients, will assist by providing family stabilization support services.


START DATE: Immediately

SALARY: DOE, union scale with excellent benefits.

REQUIREMENTS:

The Social Worker will work within an interdisciplinary setting. Supervision will be provided by the Director of Social Work as well as the Supervising Attorney. The duties of the Social Worker shall include: assisting clients in extreme emotional crisis; assisting vulnerable clients, including those facing loss of income and/or lack of food, and those that cannot navigate necessary systems alone; providing resources and referrals; informal advocacy; community education where feasible and appropriate; supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate interns; working with community agencies and attending community meetings; short-term supportive counseling; conducting home visits when appropriate and necessary; conducting interviews and initial assessments of clients’ needs; and performing necessary administrative tasks. The Social Worker will have a specific responsibility of working within a specialized unit which provides services to HIV+ individuals and their families. The Social Worker, with these clients, will assist by providing family stabilization support services.

Persons interested should submit a cover letter with their resume to:

Elizabeth Wolf, L.M.S.W.

NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.

1 Helen Keller Way, 5th Floor

Hempstead, New York 11550

lwolf@nsls.legal


NASSAU/SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. PERSONS OF COLOR AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND LGBTQ ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


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