Good Shepherd Services

Social Worker (LMSW)

Location : Name East 17th Street
Location : Location US-NY-New York
Job ID
USD $58,000.00/Yr.
USD $72,727.00/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.




Salary Range: $58,000 to $72,000 Yearly (Based on Licensure & Relevant Experience)


For Full Time Employees Benefits/Perks:

  • Ability to work towards licensure hours
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Travel reimbursement for MST-FIT therapists
  • 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


MST-FIT (Multisystemic Therapy – Family Integrated Transitions) is an intensive family and community-based treatment that addresses the multiple determinants of serious antisocial behavior. MST strives to promote behavior change in the youth’s natural environment, using the strengths of each system to facilitate change. Treatment is initiated for the youth and family while the youth is still in placement (a 46 bed adolescent female Rapid Intervention Center and Group Residence). It is an adaptation of traditional MST Therapy designed to promote successful integration of the youth back into the community post placement. The MST-FIT Therapist will ensure that these services adhere to the model’s specifications while employing the MST-FIT model throughout treatment.


Reports to:      Supervisor of Multi  Systemic Therapy- Family Integrated Transitions (MST- FIT)


Location:         337 East 17th Street, NY, NY  10003


Hours:             35 hours/Fulltime


Major Duties:

  • Conduct MST-FIT assessment including review of referral information, identifying and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and weaknesses, and developing an analysis of the fit of problem behaviors within the ecological context.
  • Engage primary caregiver and other key participants, including staff at the designated placement (Rapid Intervention Center and Group Residence) in active change-oriented treatment by identifying and overcoming barriers to engagement.
  • Support facility staff with the implementation of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and other treatments.
  • Implement a problem conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention implementation and outcome review and strategy revision procedure using the MST analytical process.
  • Maintain clear and concise documentation of treatment (weekly case summaries).
  • Provide clinically effective, family-based intervention designed to promote responsible behavior.
  • Work with family members establishing clear goals and actively work towards goals by focusing on solutions.
  • Collaborate with all relevant systems and key participants within each system to ensure their buy-in and cooperation throughout MST-FIT treatment.
  • Provide necessary referrals for families in need of housing, health, mental health or services.
  • Complete written psycho-social assessment of participants and family/ significant others.
  • Participate in weekly interdisciplinary Treatment team meetings, case conferences, department meetings and program events.
  • Attend mandatory clinical supervision, consultation, and training sessions.
  • Ability to have a rotating on call schedule (evenings/ weekends).
  • Participate with Program Evaluation and Planning Dept (PEP) in fulfillment of the program evaluation processes, including documentation/collection, development, and monitoring of program data in Connections and outcomes.
  • Maintain mandated paperwork and recordkeeping in compliance with ACS, OCFS and GSS PEP Dept.
  • Effectively use and practice the Sanctuary Model tools: safety plans, community meetings, psycho-education groups, team meetings, red flag reviews, treatment planning conferences (or similar), and self-care in the department/program to create a nonviolent 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.


  • Master’s degree in clinical or counseling Psychology, Social Work, or a related subject area required, license required within 6 months of hire (examples: LMSW, LCSW, PhD, PsyD, LMFT, LMHC).
  • Ability to be flexible to provide emergency coverage when needed (e.g., conduct home visits, attend court hearings, etc.)
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Must demonstrate competence in written, verbal, organizational, and prioritization skills.
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule when needed including some evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • 24 hours/7 days availability (on-call system in place)
  • Must be able to use public transportation when attending various meetings or making home visits.
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength-based and/or youth development and trauma informed perspective.
  • Must have a commitment to GSS models of practice including Sanctuary and ACS principles to promote permanency, safety, and well-being.
  • Must be physically able to climb stairs when an elevator is not available
  • MST certified (can be trained when hired)

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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