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Posted by: Greg Dewan - 7/2/2019
Job Expires: 7/31/2019
Social Worker

About the Position: The Hiscock Legal Aid Society, a non-profit legal aid organization, seeks a licensed social worker for its Family Court and Civil programs.  The social worker will evaluate clients and recommend necessary treatment options.  The social worker will attend court appearances with clients, advocate for them at a variety of meetings and provide overall support to the client during his/her time of need.  The social worker will work closely with Family Court and Civil program attorneys and provide a collaborative approach for each client they work with.  They will be responsible for interviewing clients, communicating and coordinating with treatment providers, communicating with the Department of Children and Family Services, organizing necessary paperwork and supporting documents, and performing bio-psycho-social assessments.  Some local travel may be required.

Preferred Qualifications: MSW and NYS certification in social work (LMSW); background in working with clients with special needs: history of substance abuse, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to negotiate with community-based treatment providers; excellent organizational skills; ability to work within a team.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to multi-task. Strong written and oral advocacy skills. Diverse economic, social, and/or cultural experiences.

Salary: Depends on experience.

Benefits: Excellent fringe benefits including generous leave, health, dental, and optical insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and a great work environment.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

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