Social Worker (Interim)

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier human services providers, is a 120-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated servicessocial, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitnesswhich significantly improve the lives of 20,000 people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan. Our constituents include older adults, homeless and formerly homeless adults, children and families, recent immigrants, disabled persons, adult learners and thousands more. Our programs–staffed by social workers, educators, public interest lawyers, Social Workers, advocates and many, many others–include an Early Childhood Center, RealArts After School Program and Summer Camp, Women’s Mental Health Shelter, permanent supportive housing residence, two Senior Centers, transportation program for frail seniors, caregivers programs, social adult day program, case management program for frail seniors, transportation program, Food Services, Legal Advocacy Department, Visual and Performing Arts, Fitness & Aquatics, Adult Education and more. For more information on Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, please visit our website

Located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in a landmarked building, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s Women’s Mental Health Shelter at the Park Avenue Armory is a 24-hour program that addresses the critical issues facing 80 homeless women age 45 and over with histories of mental illness. Our program focuses on offering mental health services to our clients as we assist them in securing permanent housing and we seek exceptional staff to help us achieve our mission. Through a comprehensive continuum of care and programming that includes social work services, medical and psychiatric care, intensive case management, housing placement, arts and recreation, food and nutrition programs and benefits assistance, our talented, multi-disciplinary team helps clients transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

The Social Worker (Interim) will provide case management, counseling and support toward attaining permanent housing to the clients at the Women’s Mental Health Shelter at the Park Avenue Armory for a three month period: July, August and September 2014. The Social Worker (Interim) will reports to the Director of Social Services.


  • Actively supports the attainment of permanent housing for all assigned clients
  • Carries a caseload of 20 residents
  • Completes written assessments, including housing assessments and bio-psychosocial evaluations
  • Helps clients apply for and obtain income and appropriate entitlements
  • Helps clients seek and obtain healthcare and mental health care services, preferably in the community
  • Works closely with nurse and psychiatrist to refer for medical and psychiatric care.
  • Provides individual counseling; Leads groups which enhance the recovery and well-being of the shelter clients
  • Identifies and refers clients to job training, employment and/or vocational training programs where appropriate
  • Meets regularly with supervisor and keeps supervisor(s) informed of important and critical developments in client care.
  • Attends all required meetings both at the Shelter and in the central office building
  • Complies with all quality assurance mandates through demonstrating good charting practices. This includes the development, implementation, monitoring, and refinement of service plans in conjunction with client progress, as described in progress notes.
  • Required to work one weekend a month on a rotating basis. One weekday shift will be from 12 noon to 8 PM.
  • Participate in fostering a teamwork approach to service provision; works cooperatively with staff at all levels in the program.

In addition to the above, the Social Worker (Interim) will perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein as assigned.


The Social Worker (Interim) must have a Master’s degree in Social Work; LMSW preferred. Experience working in the field of mental illness, substance abuse and/or homelessness preferred. Bi-lingual a plus. Must be able to work with a diverse population.

How to apply

To apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

New York City, New York
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

331 E. 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021, US