Social Worker
The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services

New York, New York

Posted in Not for Profit and Charities

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Job Info

Make a bigger difference

At The Jewish Board, we don't just make a difference - we make a bigger difference as we serve 45,000 New Yorkers every year. Join our dedicated team that's been helping communities across New York City for almost 150 years and see just how big of a difference you can make.

Reasons you'll love working with us:

  • If you have a particular age range or population you're interested in working with, you can find your niche here. Our clients and staff are as diverse as the city we work in, and include people of all cultures, religions, races, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
  • We're committed to supporting your career development by encouraging mobility and advancement across different program types and jobs.
  • With 70 locations throughout the five boroughs, you can work close to where you live.
  • Generous vacation time and 15 paid holidays will help you achieve a healthy work/life balance.
  • We offer an excellent benefits package with affordable, high-quality health and dental insurance with low co-pays.
  • You'll receive ongoing support through high-quality supervision, specialized trainings from our Continuing Education team, and an education benefit.

How you can make a bigger difference:

The Social Worker in the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Community Programs will provide strengths-based, culturally affirming direct supports to families with a child ages 0-8 using evidence-based group, dyadic and individual interventions. These interventions are designed to help individuals and their families develop skills and resources to improve overall functioning, to instill hope, and to strengthen resiliency. In order to increase access and decrease barriers to support, services are provided in community-based settings outside of a traditional mental health clinic. Our services are provided using a trauma-informed, evidence-based, and racially & culturally affirming approach. Our programs work closely with community partners to address health disparities in our neighborhoods while also celebrating the strengths and resilience of our communities.

The Social Worker partners with families, the interdisciplinary clinical team, and any systems involved in the families' lives (educational, medical, social services etc.) to assess needs in a comprehensive way and provide culturally competent and sensitive services. The Social Worker must have a firm understanding of how trauma and race, class, and privilege impact families of color and must be willing to address these issues as part of the therapy process.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating evidence-based group interventions for caregivers with children ages 0-8 including but not limited to Circle of Security Parenting, Seeking Safety and Early Childhood Loss and Bereavement groups.
  • Providing individual/dyadic support services to a limited caseload of families with young children on a short-term basis to reduce the need for on-going mental health services and/or to provide interim services while family awaits assignment with a clinic-based mental health provider.
  • Partnering with other program staff and/or community partners to create and deliver workshops and/or groups that are tailored to the needs of the community.
  • Developing and maintaining positive working partnerships with community-based agencies across disciplines that serve a similar population, including health care providers, communities of worship, EarlyLearn sites, libraries, neighborhood defender services, etc.
  • Providing advocacy through outreach with providers across the child serving system to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and engage families in services.
  • Assisting families with identifying needs, strengths and challenges.
  • Collaboratively engaging families in progress monitoring and ongoing needs assessment.
  • Collaborating with care providers and community supports to help families meet their goals
  • Conducting relevant early childhood mental health trainings for staff and community partners
  • Consulting with parents as needed addressing factors that contribute to an individual child's or family's difficulties in functioning well in the early childhood setting.
  • Making referrals for children who need intervention beyond community based services to mental health clinics with staff trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, i.e. Jewish Board clinics or other community programs.
  • Screening parents and young children to identify trauma and possible depression or mental health conditions.
  • Participating in weekly supervision and staff meetings
  • Completing timely documentation and maintain required statistics/data
  • Ensuring excellent client care in line with State and Agency mandates is uniformly provided.
  • Complying with any other grant deliverables as identified.
  • Engaging families and/or community partners virtually or on-site


The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented Social Workers of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) or Licensed Master of Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Trained and supervised in evidence-based practices
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience with similar populations, including supporting families from a strengths-based, culturally affirming approach
  • Fluency in Spanish or French/Creole preferred.
  • Knowledge of NYC systems and the Harlem community preferred
  • Some travel to locations and partner sites within the Harlem community
  • Candidates with lived experience as a parent or caregiver of young children are especially welcomed to apply

If you join us, you'll have these great benefits:

  • Generous paid time off in addition to 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days
  • Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Free continuing education opportunities
  • 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation
  • 27/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee

Who we are:

The Jewish Board delivers innovative, high-quality, and compassionate mental health and social services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families to children, teens, and adults. We are proud to employ and serve people of all religions, races, cultural backgrounds, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams to help support our mission, and we strongly encourage candidates from historically marginalized backgrounds to apply to work with us.

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family : Clinical Staff [300s]
  • Job Function : Social Workers
  • Pay Type : Salary
  • Employment Indicator : 8833 - Hospital - Professional Employees
  • Travel Required : Yes
  • Required Education : Master's Degree


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