Are you passionate about working with young people? Are you looking to be part of a mission-driven organization that seeks to disrupt the cycle of poverty? If so, you might be the ideal candidate for the open Support Services Social Worker (SSSW) position with Green City Force.
Green City Force (GCF) is an AmeriCorps program that has been recognized nationally for its innovative workforce development and service model that positively impacts Opportunity Youth living in public housing, while supporting sustainability initiatives across the City.
SSSW’s primary role is to provide psychosocial support to our Corps Members (AmeriCorps Members completing a 6-month service term at GCF) and GCF alumni. The SSSW will provide a range of services, including individual counseling, group workshops, and psychoeducational seminars, to assist our members and alumni in developing skills to manage any psychosocial stressors that may arise as they work toward their goal of employment, education, and other personal achievements.
Manage a caseload of up to 30 members, with support of Social Work Interns
Conduct individual counseling sessions with Corps Members, to provide psychosocial support and foster emotional wellness. The SSSW will on average conduct 10-15 individual counseling sessions per week.
Complete psychosocial assessments of prospective candidates during the recruitment period
Implement and facilitate psycho-educational and supportive groups for Corps Members.
Perform crisis intervention (i.e. homelessness or domestic violence, suicidality, or child protective concerns), and connect Corps Members and Alumni with additional support
Refer Corps Members to external resources (e.g. clinical counseling, public benefits counseling, child care resources, etc.), and implement a follow-up process as needed. Build partnerships and represent GCF to potential partners related to supportive services for corps and alumni.
Maintain progress notes on all contacts with Corps Members
Provide support in the implementation of the Corps Member disciplinary support in partnership with the Program Manager
Utilize Multi-Disciplinary Team approach to case consultation in order to support Service Coordinators, team leaders in the implementation of best practices for youth development
Supervision and Consultation
Participate in monthly clinical supervision (4 hours/ month) toward the fulfillment of New York State LCSW requirements
Cultivate and maintain relationships with allied service providers that can provide additional support for Corps Members and Alumni
Provide consultation and onsite coaching to Service Coordinators on the field
Provide weekly clinical supervision to 2 interns
Master’s degree in Social Work with active licensure (LMSW) in New York State
NYC SIFI Certification, or on track to receive SIFI within 1 year of employment
Minimum of 2 years of experience providing case management
Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience with young adults facing multiple psychosocial issues
Experience building partnerships with diverse networks of resource providers
Passion for creating pathways out of poverty for urban young adults ages 18 – 24
Models collaborative behavior within our team-based approach to supporting our members
Committed to holding all GCF Alumni and Corps Members to high expectations for personal success
All Green City Force employees, volunteers, corps members and consultants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment.
About Green City Force
Founded in 2009, Green City Force’s (GCF) mission is to break the cycle of poverty, preparing urban young adults to succeed in their chosen careers by engaging them in service, training and work experiences related to the clean energy economy. GCF simultaneously addresses three imperatives –unemployment and the lack of prospects for family-supporting careers among low-income youth; changes to the urban environment that must be made to mitigate climate change; and stimulation of the green economy through awareness-raising and individual behavior change.
GCF has garnered awards including the NYC Mayor (Most Innovative Nonprofit), the NYC City Council, the White House (Champions of Change), Environmental Advocates of NY, The Corps Network’s Project of the Year 2016, NY Housing Conference Community Builders First prize 2016. This is an opportunity to join an organization with a proven track record, strong growth potential, and a positive organizational culture for personal growth and collective impact as part of a dynamic team.
To learn more about GCF’s impact in NYCHA communities please visit www.greencityforce.org.
Green City Force is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law. GCF is an Employer of Service.
Benefits: Generous leave, comprehensive medical & dental benefits, 403B with employer contribution.