Good Shepherd Services, a leading NYC non-profit committed to the success of young people and families, is currently seeking a Social Worker (Bilingual), Neighborhood Family Empowerment Center Program in the Bronx.

The Social Worker will provide intensive, strength-based preventive services to families whose children are at risk of foster placement.


  • Conduct assessments of children and families referred by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), schools, other agencies and community-based organizations, or those who come in voluntarily seeking services.
  • Provide individual, family and group counseling to children and families based on a strength-based model.
  • Maintain a regular caseload in accordance with the program’s policies and procedures.
  • Provide short-term crisis intervention and concrete services including advocacy, outreach and referral for designated caseload, as well as emergencies.
  • Conduct home visits and escort program participants to appointments as needed.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement groups and social activities for children, parents and families.
  • Schedule, facilitate and/or participate in required conferences with families, community partners and ACS using the Family Team Conferencing (FTC) Model when indicated.
  • Prepare appropriate statistical reports (PROMIS), FASP recording and complete casework and group work summaries as needed.
  • Attend and participate in program staff meetings, as well as related agency training as appropriate. Implement and integrate the principles and procedures of Solution Based Casework: assessment, family and individual level outcomes, action plans and documentation and celebration.
  • Actively participate in case consultation, continued SBC training and the SBC certification process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualities Sought:

  • Advocates prevention principals {empowerment, respect, service, education and empathy}.
  • Works to create and support a respectful and collegial environment.
  • Creates, embodies and supports a learning environment.
  • Offers and receives feedback and suggestions in a strength-based and constructive manner.
  • Dedicated to being a team player and active contributor to the achievement the vision and mission of the program.
  • Energetic, empathic, honest, genuine, professional, creative and committed to making a difference with the families, community, program and agency.


  • MSW preferred or MA in related field with relevant experience.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
  • Must be able to work two evenings per week until 7:00 p.m.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Must have a commitment to work from a strength based and/or youth development perspective.

How to apply

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Bronx, New York
Good Shepherd Services

2471 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10468, US