Family Project Social Work Manager

  • Full Time
  • The Bronx, NYC
  • December 10, 2021

Website hpac10474 Hunts Point Alliance

Create Hope - Cultivate Community

Family Project Social Worker Manager

Commitment: Full-time; hours are from 9:30am to 5:30pm with occasional evenings and Saturdays for community events. This position requires in-person hours and proof of vaccination.

The Hunts Point Alliance for Children
Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) is a non-profit organization transforming the lives of children and families in Hunts Point, a vibrant South Bronx neighborhood with significant opportunity to improve child well-being. Founded in 2006 in response to the low education outcomes of at-risk students in Hunts Point, HPAC pursued the bold mission of expanding the hopes and potential of the neighborhood and its families. The organization accomplishes this by nurturing children and youth along their path to college or career. Since its founding, HPAC has grown to become a central community leader and currently directly serves approximately 300 children across programs that target early learning all the way through college, in addition to working with all community school and child-serving organizations towards making educational success and post-secondary options available for all Hunts Point children. In addition to direct service, at the community level, HPAC is a convener of the neighborhood’s schools and community-based organizations, aligning their efforts, expanding opportunities, and leveraging resources to connect every family with much-needed support.

 

The Family Project offers social service support to families that are a part of HPAC programming and live in the 10474 zip code. The Family Project’s goal is to help these families establish and/or maintain household stability for the purpose of providing a nurturing and supportive environment that promotes the educational progress of children. The Family Project Social Worker position is a full-time position and will fill a role that will be indispensable in providing support to the children and families of Hunts Point.

The Family Project Social Worker

The Family Project Social Worker supervises one Intensive Case Manager and our social work intern(s) to successfully help families who require assistance with social service needs ranging from mental health and family conflict to housing and financial concerns. He or she will identify appropriate outside referrals as necessary and work to find new resources (within and outside of Hunts Point) to meet the needs of families. In partnership with HPAC’s s early childhood education and youth development staff he or she will assist families with education-related goals and support services. The Family Project Social Worker will have and/or develop an understanding of the many ways in which poverty, racism, abuse, and trauma can impact a family.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Provide counseling for community families and students in HPAC programs while connecting them with long- term clinical providers

• Plan and implement peer support groups (Case Conference), a variety of workshops (virtual and/or in person), enrollment events for families, and organize Family Project members volunteer opportunities

• Develop and maintain relationships within a network of multi-disciplinary human service organizations for the purposes of information exchange and referrals in the broader community

• Lead, recruit and conduct Case Conference a monthly support group for local guidance counselors, mental health providers, parent liaisons/coordinators.

• Support community partners’ events by attending mental health or family support planning meetings as needed. (ex. REACH, John Rioh Mental Health Committee)

• Distribute donated items or other resources as available to families and seek other resources to meet the emergent and acute needs

• Lead monthly Inter Team meeting with youth development program and Family Project teams

• Conduct home visits as necessary

• Manage communications and logistics for Annual Events (such as Family Appreciation Party)

• Manage communications and logistics for Emergency Relief Fund for Families

• Conduct classroom observations, assessments, and evaluations, as requested

• Recruit, supervise, provide field instruction and clinical supervision weekly supervision to MSW intern

• Ensure client files, including progress notes are appropriately maintained and updated

• All other responsibilities as assigned

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

●      Have knowledge and experience in identifying mental health needs, developing service plans, and providing interventions to assist families

• Be goal-oriented – simultaneously able to support families and children in setting goals while executing program goals

• Develop strategies and programs that encourage family involvement in all aspects of programming and that provide opportunities for parents to increase their involvement with their children’s education and community

• Have high energy and enthusiasm to develop initiatives in partnership with team members and community members

• Exhibit good judgment and the ability to make knowledgeable decisions on behalf of children and families with their well-being in mind

Qualifications
·      MSW (Required), with minimal 2-4 years of social work experience

·      LMSW (Strongly preferred, will need to obtain within 6 months of being employed at our agency)

·      SIFI certification (Strongly preferred, needed for supervision of MSW intern. Will be able to obtain through university partner while employed with our agency)

·      Bilingual (English/Spanish) Required

·      Preferred  3-5 years experience working with youth and schools

Compensation is 60,000-65,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Tagged as: Community Development & Housing, Education & Youth Development

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