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Lead Caseworker

  • MercyFirst
  • 12/16/19
  • Syosset, NY
  • 11791
  • Full-Time
MercyFirst is currently seeking a Bilingual Caseworker!

MercyFirst is currently seeking a Bi-lingual Spanish Caseworker for our office in Syosset.

Link to Apply Via our Website:

EDUCATION, LICENSURE, AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors Degree in Social Work or related field. Must maintain a valid NYS Drivers License with a satisfactory driving record. Must be bilingual in Spanish.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 2+ years work related experience with the knowledge and training in working with children and families including child development stages and family dynamics.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF POSITION: The caseworker will provide the clients and their families/primary resource persons with aftercare services upon release from an ORR Facility.
CW will also provide resources, monitor progress, liaison with ORR and Legal Services and assist CH and family with transition into the community.
Conduct regular casework sessions with each client in accordance with Federal, State, and Local mandates.

Conduct regular home visits and maintain regular contact with birth parents, foster parents, and/or resource persons in accordance with mandates

Document all contacts in appropriate computer systems within established timeframes

Prepare all required documentation on each case which could include progress notes, psychosocial reports, permanency hearing notes, FASPs, etc.

Attend legal proceedings such as family court hearings

Actively participate in staff training and supervision meetings.

Arrange, monitor and document home visits, family/sibling visits.

Respond to emergencies as needed and/or directed

Actively participate in Team meetings, including the development & implementation of service plans relating to the minors well-being or problems that may arise with sponsors by making their team aware and providing the GDIT case coordinator and ORR Federal Field Specialist with information gathered.

Supervise interactions between minor and sponsor via visits or phone contacts/skypes in accordance with ORR guidelines as evidenced by supervisory review of case records/progress notes.

Professionally represent the Agency in staffing with GDIT case coordinator and ORR Federal Field Specialist as evidenced by supervisory conferences, observation & supervisory review of progress notes.

Who We Are: Founded as an orphanage in 1894 by the Sisters of Mercy, MercyFirst today offers an integrated continuum of care for children in need, from birth through adolescence, including children who have been abused and neglected; youth with serious emotional problems; teenagers and young adults who are without family; and families coping with the stress and pressures of poverty, domestic violence, mental illness, and substance abuse.

Our Mission: MercyFirst, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, inspires hope and promotes healing for children and families by providing quality human services and educational opportunities while advocating for social change.

What We Offer: Competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

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