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Social Worker

Jersey City, NJ, USA

York Street Project (a ministry of Sisters of St. Joseph) is hiring a Social Worker with a background in Psychosocial/clinical responsibilities for the housing program. The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable and skilled in working with vulnerable and at-risk populations, helping them stabilize their families and grow toward self-sufficiency and independence. This is a full-time, onsite position located in Jersey City, NJ.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Assessing the psycho-social status and needs of housing unstable families and their children
  • Recruiting new families for housing programs and Participating in the interview and intake process
  • Assisting in the development of individual service plans
  • Carrying out social evaluations through individual therapy sessions and planning interventions based on the findings
  • Maintaining clinical records on all participants
  • Utilizing the internal database (Apricot) to maintain client documents
  • Utilizing the national homeless database Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to manage intakes and discharges
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with community agencies/partners that can supplement services to participants.
    • Serves as liaison between participant and community agencies/partners
    • Acts as support service team’s point of contact for all specialty programming and services (i.e. mental health, behavioral health, substance use, domestic violence, child welfare, etc.)
  • Provides information and referral services for community resources to participants
  • Attending interdisciplinary group meetings; attending and participating in community meetings
  • Actively participating in the planning and execution of activities and events that improve the quality of life and stabilization of families
  • Researching and keeping current with evidence-based therapeutic services, tools, and clinical models
  • Supervising MSW interns (supervision, instruction, and assessment):
    • Acts as point of contact with the School of Social Work department
    • Possesses or willing to complete Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI)
Educational Background: 
Master’s Degree in Social Work
Valid and current LMSW license
  • Prior work with poor/minority groups, especially young women and children.
  • Ability to practice on individual, family and group level.
  • Able to analyze, assess and intervene on systemic level.
  • Possess diagnostic and treatment skills.
  • Theoretical appreciation and practice in family system model, Comprehensive Youth Centered Service Model, Trauma Informed Care, Critical Time Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths Based therapeutic models.
  • Knowledgeable of Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and experience with case management or related software and databases is a plus!
  • Ability to work with ethnic and racial minority groups, especially women and children.
  • Commitment to establish a model of personal and institutional development that flows from values of inclusiveness and cooperation.
  • Commitment to values of mutuality and collaboration.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred.
  • Bilingual/Spanish preferred.
  • Excellent health insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Life Insurance 

Organization Info

York Street Group

Jersey City, NJ, USA
About Us

Established by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1989, York Street Project has been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for women and children. We help our families unlearn the lessons of hopelessness and helplessness created by a lifetime of poverty.


St. Joseph’s Home: A safe and structured living environment for single mothers and their children that guides and supports them as they transition to new independent lives.

St. Mary’s ResidenceAffordable housing & support for working women with limited income.

The Nurturing Place: A year-round licensed early childhood development center for children from 4 months to 6 years of age while their mothers are at work or school.

Why Work For Us?: 

At the York Street Project, we take on the highly-visible factors of Education, Housing and Childcare that block our women from creating self-fulfilled, self-sufficient lives. At the same time, we take on the less visible factors: healing the hidden damage that the cycle exacts. Working with our brave women, we help them take on unlearning the lessons of hopelessness and helplessness. Take on restoring destroyed self-esteem. Take on addressing the insidious developmental delays in their children.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 18 2024
Active Until: 
Jun 17 2024
Hiring Organization: 
York Street Group