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Senior Social Worker

Henry Street Settlement


Program Overview:

Health & Wellness Division

Our Parent Center is housed at the Neighborhood Resource Center, which operates as a satellite program of Henry Street Settlement’s Health and Wellness Division. The Parent Center is a free parenting support program that provide 6, 8 and 12-week parenting education and/or support groups and also one-time parent education workshops both on-site at the Parent Center and throughout Henry Street’s Lower East Side campus including School-Based Mental Health Clinics located at a different schools, and at other Henry Street family shelters, daycare, schools, and more in addition to local CBOS.

Job Summary:

The role of the Parent Center Senior Social Worker is to work in collaboration with our Parent Center social worker to facilitate and/or co-facilitate a range of parenting groups such as The Parenting Journey, Ackerman Institute for the Family Bright Beginnings, Parenting Children with Special Needs, Anger Management, Parenting Discoveries and more and to deliver one-time parent education workshops that cover from pre-natal/pregnancy to early childhood, teen and young adult years. Additional responsibilities include intakes and comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments, 1-1 parent consultations, documentation of casework activities in Foothold Awards, provide SIFI-Certified field instruction to graduate level student intern(s) and manage Parent Center program participant database plus track group/workshop participation and completion.


• Facilitate and/or Co-Facilitate Parent Center groups (Parenting Journey, Bright Beginnings, Active Parenting Now, Parenting Discovering, Toddler Tuesdays and more); conduct parent education workshops
• Work collaboratively with Program Director and case management team to assess presenting problems and concerns; plan short-term interventions and follow-up activities including referrals to on-site legal/financial clinics, and other Henry Street departments/programs; i.e., outpatient mental health, workforce development, youth services, etc.
• Conduct biopsychosocial assessments and treatment planning/crisis intervention as needed; provide resources and referrals to other service providers
• Participate in individual and group supervision meetings
• Timely documentation and maintenance of confidential records
• Advocate in writing/by phone when appropriate for neighborhood and community residents, particularly those with limited resources
• Assist with preparation of grant funding reports, hiring and training staff; maintain and update database
• Facilitate parent group and/or workshop one evening per week, as per program planning
• Supervision of student intern plus task supervision of 2nd Parent Center social worker, as assigned
• Other related duties, when needed

Essential Physical Job Functions:

• Able to walk from Parent Center site to School-Based Mental Health Clinic sites (within 8-10 block area), and carry workshops materials (flyers, handouts, etc.) to/from sites.
• Ability to walk up and down a flight of stairs.


• LMSW required
• A minimum of 2+ years post-graduate clinical work experience with individuals and/or children/families including assessment, treatment planning, and/or crisis intervention.
• Knowledge of infant, early childhood/childhood, and/or adolescent development issues, family systems theory, and healthy parenting.
• Experience facilitating parent groups and/or workshops preferred; capacity to work independently to conduct outreach presentations.
• Familiarity with child welfare system, public benefits, entitlement programs, and housing issues helpful; excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively with Program Director and NRC case management, health enrollment, and community health worker staff under pressure and during crisis situations.
• Understanding of grant/fundraising matters and relevance to programmatic operations.
• Computer proficiency including database management.
• Seminar In Field Instruction (SIFI) Certified Field Instructor a plus and/or willingness to enroll in SIFI Certification when supervising first student; bilingual preferred (Spanish/English or Chinese/English) but not necessary.

How to Apply:

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Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program


Commensurate with Experience


Cassandra Walker

Posted on 04/04/19; CVMHA ID #12726