Good Shepherd Services

Social Worker

Location : Name Brooklyn Transitions Program
Location : Location US-NY-Brooklyn
Job ID
USD $55,000.00/Yr.
USD $62,000.00/Yr.

About Us



Good Shepherd Services is a leading multi-service agency with more than 85 programs that serve over 30,000 youth and families each year – and builds on their strengths to help them gain skills for success.  At Good Shepherd we respect the dignity and worth of every person and reject intolerance, inequity and injustice in whatever form it may take. Voted one of the top 100 places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, Good Shepherd Services offers a fantastic work environment, a collaborative team dedicated to fulfilling our mission, and an amazing array of benefits. Join our team and help make a difference! 


NOTE: As a NYC contracted agency all positions at Good Shepherd Services fall under the NYC vaccine mandate. All employees, volunteers and interns must show proof of vaccination upon hire.



  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Ability to work towards LCSW licensure hours
  • Monthly MetroCards or travel reimbursement for use of personal vehicle will be provided to staff conducting home visits to families
  • Generous paid time off (Including 5 Self-Care Days/Floating Holidays, 12 Sick Days, 15 Vacation Days, and 11 Holidays)
  • Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Care)
  • 403(b) Plan (GSS contributes 3% of your salary to your 403(b) plan after 3 years of service, with contributions increasing over time) 
  • GSS Sponsors LMSW exam. Terms Applies
  • Professional Training- (Internal)


Candidates hired in this position will work in person but will have the flexibility to work remotely when program need allows


Reports To:                SOCIAL WORK supervisor

Location:                   503 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 

Hours:                        35 hours, exempt


Job Summary of Social Workers: The Brooklyn Transitions Program is a specialized borough-wide prevention program for families challenged by substance use and/or mental health issues. The Social Worker/Case Worker provides home-based, intensive, strength-based, comprehensive services using the Solution-Based Casework (SBC) framework.


Our superstar Social Worker candidate is:

  • Passionate about providing high quality services to families in child welfare
  • A lifetime learner, continuously developing their clinical skills
  • Dedicated to modeling strength-based, trauma-informed practice with families and colleagues.
  • Culturally humble with a commitment to the Good Shepherd Services mission, vision, and values


Major Duties of Social Worker:

Direct Work with Families

  • Provide home-based and on-site individual, family, and group counseling, as well as short-term crisis intervention, including advocacy and outreach for designated caseload of eight (8) families.
  • Engage families immediately upon referral, at times participating in Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Child Safety Conferences.
  • Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution-Based Casework (SBC): assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans, and documentation and celebration.
  • Handle case-related crises with professionalism, urgency, and care, including incidents involving reports to the State Central Registry.
  • Conduct screenings and assessments for substance use, mental illness, and child safety and well-being, including assessing caregiver capacity, home environment and conditions, discipline methods, etc.
  • Integrate the practices of SBC into every counseling session.
  • Ensure that every child has been seen and properly assessed every month.
  • Meet appropriate case work contacts for each phase of treatment: Initial, Baseline, and Stabilization.
  • Represent participant needs, concerns, and perspectives at all required ACS and GSS meetings and trainings.


Administrative and Advocacy Role

  • Collaborate closely with ACS, alcohol and other drug treatment providers, schools, medical and mental health clinics, and other resources serving family members.
  • Provide consultation to and collaborate with Family Workers as needed to ensure high quality services to families.
  • Collaborate with ACS Family Services Unit (FSU) staff, Family Court Legal Services (FCLS) staff and other service providers in making safety and treatment decisions.
  • Attend and participate in Family Court hearings for families involved with ACS FSU.
  • Facilitate referrals to alcohol and substance abuse treatment facilities, mental health treatment providers, and other service providers, including escorts to appointments as needed.
  • Actively participate in Clinical Diagnostic Team meetings (CDTs) to provide case information, updates, and assessments in order to obtain recommendations for continued case practice or case termination.
  • Participate in case consultation, continued SBC training, and the SBC certification process.
  • Prepare and maintain FASP documentation, monthly statistical reports, and case work notes in adherence with agency policy.
  • Provide Court reports as needed to inform as to families’ progress or lack of progress in achieving outcomes.
  • Maintain appropriate utilization of state and city databases including PROMIS and Connections, as well as other agency databases as needed.



  • Master’s  in Social Work Required OR Master's in Mental Health Counselling
  • LMSW eligible candidates highly encouraged to apply! (We sponsor your exam-terms/conditions apply)
  • Child welfare experience preferred
  • Bilingual - English/Spanish preferred
  • Must have strong organizational, interpersonal, and counseling skills
  • Must be able to work at least 2 evenings per week to accommodate working families’ schedules
  • Must have strong inquiry skills and ability to seek and share internal and external best practices
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based, trauma-informed & youth and family development perspective
  • SBC trained and/or SBC certified a plus


Additional Information

Good Shepherd Services is an equal opportunity employer that is proudly committed to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization that stands up for justice and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse backgrounds, for administrative support and direct service and leadership roles, who will join us on that journey, uphold our values and approach, and believe in our mission. Additionally, we aim to have a racially representative leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we work in partnership with.


Good Shepherd Services is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and termination of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.


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