Good Shepherd Services

Social Work Supervisor (LMSW)

Location : Name Green House
Location : Location US-NY-Bronx
Job ID
2022-5409
Base
USD $66,000.00/Yr.
Max
USD $75,000.00/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.

 

 

Benefits

For Full Time Employees Benefits/Perks:

  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • 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) 

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

Overview

Title:     Social Work Supervisor, LMSW - Residential Youth Program


Reports To: Program Director


Location: 2190 University Avenue, Bronx NY 10453


Hours: 35 Hours/Week; Exempt

 

Job Summary: In the context of youth-centered, family-focused practice to promote safety, permanency, well-being, and to reduce the length of stay in Foster Care, the Social Work Supervisor provides comprehensive leadership and oversight of casework practice in Good Shepherd Services’ Eight bed male adolescent Hard to Place Plus Group Home Residence. The Social Work Supervisor is responsible for the direct oversight of program Social Services team and monitoring all aspects of their job duties and tasks. The Social Work Supervisor is also responsible for assessing training needs, professional development, and high-quality case work practice integration. The Social Work Supervisor will ensure all case management services are being fulfilled and consistent with Good Shepherd Services’ philosophy and within city and state mandates.


Major Duties of Social Work Supervisor (LMSW):
• Supervise social service staff (including Social Worker, Case Planner, Permanency Specialist, and Behavior Specialist). Provide weekly individual and group supervision, including clinical supervision, and on call availability.
• Transmit to all social services staff agency directives and contractual mandates and ensure that such directives and regulations are being met. Ensure social service staff has appropriate external supports and supplies necessary to effectively execute tasks.
• Ensure all ACS standards to promote community re-entry, permanency, safety, and well-being are met.
• Lead the implementation of CFTSS services and the transition to Medicaid Managed Care in collaboration with treatment team, health services, PEP, Medicaid Strategy & Compliance and other GSS departments.
• Oversee maintenance of and approve case records and appropriate statistics in conformity with all mandates.
• Lead program efforts to maintain high PAMS ratings.
• Collaborate closely with the Site Director, Program Director and Health Services to ensure close communication and collaboration among all disciplines within the team, including with psychiatry and DOE teachers.
• Convene, participate in/chair treatment team and other meetings as required.
• Assure case planners are fully equipped to conduct home visits with families/significant others of youth after admission for observation, monitoring purposes and to facilitate reconciliation, reunification, and permanency.
• Monitor case planners’ calendars and assist with organized planning to ensure compliance with all contact requirements and paperwork timeliness – including, but not limited to, case work contacts, FASP, PHR, PYA completion and submission, AWOC procedures are being followed appropriately, and diligent efforts are being made by case planner to assure high quality case planning practice.
• Provide a detailed review of weekly case work contacts, cross-reference in CNNX and provide feedback to case planners on the outcome of the review. Complete monthly supervisory notes and review of each case monthly.
• Work closely with ACS Office of Placement to review and approve referrals and intake; coordinate intake efforts within the department 24/7, structuring and supporting an on-call schedule.
• Participate in Service Plan Reviews and Family Team Conferences as required to provide comprehensive, inclusive, holistic, and integrative assessment, treatment, and re-entry/permanency planning.
• Participate in the education of youth and family on the importance of permanency and reunification, as well as how caring adults can facilitate normative development.
• Participate in educating parents/caregivers on the impact of trauma, abuse/maltreatment of their children/youth.
• Serve as expert in the assessment, treatment, and environmental interventions pertaining to domestic violence for both the abused and the abuser. Ensure that all social service staff are skilled in this area of practice.
• Oversee and monitor consistent and continuous service planning and care to best meet individualized identified needs of youth and family.
• Coordinate and supervise intake, in collaboration with treatment team members, to insure effective intake process and maintenance of census.
• Meet regularly with Program Director and other program leadership to ensure overall effectiveness, integration, and integrity of programs.
• Participate with Program Director in periodic assessment of social service and overall program for purposes of program planning and development.
• Participate in hiring, performance evaluation, and termination of social service staff.
• Assess and identify in-service training needs of social service staff and, where appropriate, serve as a resource person in providing training.
• Attend appropriate central administration meetings.
• Serve as liaison to ACS, courts, and other appropriate community agencies.
• Oversee the implementation of instruments such as a Mental Health Screening Tool and Trauma Assessments by Social Service Team and ensure resulting data are appropriately communicated and used in work with participants.
• Collect and enter selected assessment data into Evolv or other Agency databases for tracking and monitoring purposes.
• Participate with Program Evaluation and Planning Department (PEP) in fulfillment of the program evaluation processes, including documentation/collection, development and monitoring of data in Connections and other relevant databases.
• Support the implementation of the Missouri approach to group treatment.
• Lead the implementation of the Sanctuary Model of trauma-informed practice within the unit.
• Encourage and advance the use of the Sanctuary Model tools; safety plans, community meetings, psycho-educational groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care in the program to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture.
• Promote and model the seven Sanctuary Model commitments to create a non-violent and trauma-sensitive culture.
• Integrate the Sanctuary Model SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss and Future) framework into daily practice to ensure quality care and an effective work environment.
• Utilize Sanctuary Model principals in the supervisory practice.
• Perform other duties as required.

 

Qualifications of Social Work Supervisor
Master's in Social Work Required AND NYS LMSW

Must have direct proven experience in Child Welfare; Proven knowledge/experience with Administration for Children Services (ACS). Working knowledge of Family Foster Care Programming 

 
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to maintain required documentation.
• Must be able to use public transportation systems, including subways and busses to attend various meetings and make home visits.
• Be able to climb stairs when an elevator is not available.
• Must attend mandated Safe Crisis Management (SCM) intervention technique trainings.
• Highly encouraged to complete and pass all components of required physical intervention training.
• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
• Must have knowledge of Connections and Microsoft Suite.
• Must have ability to work a flexible schedule when needed including some evenings, weekends and holidays.
• Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based, youth and family development, and trauma-informed perspective.


General Requirements:
All staff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision, and values of Good Shepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activities and a willingness and ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.

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.

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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