Bronx Legal Services is seeking a full-time Master of Social Work (MSW) candidate to assist crime victims and their families. This is a collective bargaining position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience as per the union contract.
The Social Worker will work within the Bronx Crime Victims Assistance Program, funded by the New York State Office of Victim Services. They will provide holistic support services as part of an interdisciplinary team of attorneys, paralegals, and Masters level social workers. The Social Worker will join the Social Work Unit at Bronx Legal Services and collaborate closely with attorneys, paralegals, and other advocates from the immigration, housing, family, and public benefits units.
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 in family, immigration, housing, foreclosure, education, public benefits, disability, unemployment, consumer law, tax, and community economic development matters.
Provide information about Crime Victims' Assistance and aid clients in applying for benefits and compensation through the Office of Victims Services
Provide case management support to individuals and families who have experienced crime
Conduct psychosocial assessments to assist clients in accessing necessary services and supports, and for the purpose of determining litigation options
Provide counseling, safety planning, crisis intervention, psychoeducation, and trauma informed care
Provide referrals and linkage to culturally appropriate services to address immediate client needs
Identify and establish relationships with community-based providers needed to assist clients
Advocate on behalf of clients to access public benefits, social services, and medical care, in addition to other systems impacting clients
Develop and provide community educaiton presentations and interdisciplinary related trainings
Conduct home visits and in-field accompaniment of clients, when necessary (Note: home visits and in-field accompaniment are not currently expected due to COVID-19 but are expected to resume when it is safe to do so.)
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