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27 Aug 2019

Instructional Support Social Worker/Group Counselor

Grand Street Settlement

Job Description


Senior Services






Program Director



New York, NY (Lower East Side)



$50,000 – $52,000 Annually



Monday–Friday, 830am–430pm



September 2019



The Social Worker is responsible for the provision of individual and group counseling, benefits and entitlements in the BEST NORC program- in the Baruch Houses.  Services provided will aim at helping seniors remain in their home, active in the community, and decrease social isolation.


  • License Master’s Degree in Social Work required
  • Previous experience working with a diverse population setting
  • Experience in community-based settings
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Knowledge of senior health homes and care coordination preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred



  • Conduct (180 individual screenings) PHQ-9 depression screenings and (180) Alcohol Abuse screenings to clients and provide counseling or referral services if needed
  • Provide individual supportive counseling service by phone (90 individual phone counseling), for homebound (200 home visits) and the office counseling (185 in-person counseling sessions)
  • Provide weekly group counseling (35 sessions annually) to strengthen seniors’ mental health in group setting
  • Maintenance case notes according to contract requirements- DOH, SOFA and DFTA
  • Conduct home visits to home bound seniors and complete psycho social assessments along with follow up with services
  • Develop and create communication systems with health clinics and hospitals to ensure safe discharge plans
  • Work with Nurses to provide a comprehensive health care management services
  • Conduct weekly case conference meetings with NORC team to ensure seamless plan of care
  • Collaborate with GSS senior services staff at the NORC/Senior Center/Essex Crossing to ensure seniors are aging in place
  • Partner with Outreach Worker to identify isolated seniors who need mental health services
  • Supervise Social Work Interns for the senior services department
  • Other duties as assigned by program director



How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills & experience meet the specific components you are applying for.  Also provide us with three professional references that we can contact (at least one should be from a former supervisor). Please click on the link provided below, or copy and paste link in a search engine and apply online through our career center.   No phone calls, please. EOE If selected for this position, applicant must obtain NYC Dept. of Health fingerprint clearance and State Central Registry (SCR) clearance (fees may apply); ability to maintain State Central Registry (SCR) clearance and fingerprint clearance throughout the duration of employment.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.