Social Worker

Bronx Legal Services

Bronx Legal Services seeks a full – time Social Worker for its Crime Victims Assistance Program , funded by the New York State Office of Victim Services . The Social Worker will be part of an inter disciplinary team of attorneys, paralegals, and social workers.

 

 

Bronx Legal Services, the Bronx office of Legal Services NYC, fights poverty and seeks racial, social, and economic justice for low – income New Yorkers. Bronx Legal Services advises and represents Bronx residents through its family and immigration, LGBTQ advocacy, housing, foreclosure, education, public benefits, disability, unemployment, consumer law, and tax units.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 Providing in – field and court accompaniment, advocacy, counseling, emergency safety planning and crisis intervention to crime victims ;

 Assisting clients in identifying s ervice needs which may include medical, mental health, housing, and any social service needs presented by the cl ient;

 Conduct forensic interviews, draft affidavits, and provid e hearing testimony when needed;

 Providing information about the NY State Office of Victim Services (OVS) ;

 Assisting clients in applying for OVS compensation claims;

 Obtaining SIFI certification, once eligible, and supervising MSW graduate students;

 Collaborating with staff attorneys and paralegals ;

 Preparing data reports, as necessary ;

 Representing Bronx Legal Services at community events ; and

 Collaborating with the city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, other city, state, and federal government agencies and community based organizations.

 

 

Requirements:

 Master of Social Work degree

 Proficiency in Spanish or another language in the communities we serve preferred

 A commitment to social justice and to working with, and on behalf of , low – income and marginalized communities to advance equality

 Demonstrated commitment to social justice and commitment to working with low – income clients

 Outstanding organizational, planning and time management skills

 Excellent interpersonal skills

 Outstanding communication, research, and writing skills

 Excellent computer skills

 Deep understanding of and ability to work well with people of diverse national, ethnic, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

 

 

The salary for the position is competitive and commensurate with experience (determined by Collective Bargaining Agreement). Excellent medical, pre – tax flexible benefits and retirement plans along with generous annual and sick leave.

 

 

To apply for the position send your resume, cover letter, recent writing sample, and names of three (3) references to:

Sandra Sanchez

Assistant to Project Director

Bronx Legal Services

349 East 149th Street, 10th Floor Bronx, New York 10451

 

 

All applications should be submitted via e – mail to the following e – mail address: ssanchez@lsnyc.org

The subject line should read: “ Social Worker ”

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Please no telephone calls and no mailed applications.

 

 

Bronx Legal Services is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, people with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender non – conforming people, and people over the age of 40 are all welcome and encouraged to apply.

 

 

Bar Associations and other Organizations : Bronx Legal Services seeks and welcomes your recommendations for candidates who meet the foregoing qualifications and, in addition, request that you or your organization encourage such candidates to apply.