Clinical Social Worker

  • Jamaica, NY
  • Full Time
  • Rapid Rehousing Program
  • Mid Level

Organization Overview: Sheltering Arms strengthens the education, wellbeing, and development of high-need children, adults, and families across the New York metro area. We serve nearly 20,000 people a year from the South Bronx to Far Rockaway. Through compassion, innovation, and partnership, we respond to our community’s greatest needs and enable individuals to reach the greatest heights of their potential. Joining our team is an opportunity to collaborate with hundreds of dedicated colleagues who represent diverse backgrounds and talents as we work together to make a measurable impact for our neighbors in need. Every role at Sheltering Arms brings with it new opportunities for advancement and development so that team members can achieve their professional goals while helping others reach for theirs.

Job Summary:  Under the supervision of the Rapid Rehousing Program Director, this individual will be responsible for mental health assessments, screenings and assisting youth with accessing mental health services and resources. Responsible for providing counseling to a small caseload of program participants.


Essential Functions

  • Provide counseling and assistance to (approximately 65 cases annually)
  • Provide clinical counseling for those youth that display a need for more intense counseling or are assessed to have possible mental health needs
  • Complete any paperwork for youth in a timely fashion including but not limited to case notes, Bio Psycho Socials/assessments, TAY-VI SPDAT and referral material
  • Work with homeless/street homeless youth to prepare for options for housing outside of RRH as needed such as supportive housing if deemed appropriate
  • Act as a liaison with any existing service providers involved with the youth 
  • Refer youth to outside services at other agencies as needed
  • Facilitate workshops/groups
  • Submit timely reports to supervisor as requested
  • Conduct outreach and presentations as needed and as assigned
  • All other relevant duties as delegated by supervisor



  • MSW degree and LMSW or LCSW licensing required
  • 1-3 years experience working in human services field
  • Must have experience providing clinical services to youth and young adults
  • Knowledge and understanding of at risk youth population required
  • Flexibility in schedule required 
  • For this role, COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the job.



It is the policy of Sheltering Arms that the Agency wholly complies with the equal treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to an individual’s perceived or actual race, creed, color, national origin, alienate, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or veteran status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.


Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to complete all standard administrative and support tasks including but not limited to climbing up and down stairs, operation of computers/phones/fax/printer/copy machine, and the ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30lbs. Must be able to travel from the various locations and sites of Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services


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