Social Worker
Job Details
LIC - Long Island City, NY

Title:                           Social Worker

Unit:                           Better Living Center

Reports to:                Program Director

Status:                       Full Time; Regular; Non-Exempt

Location:                   Long Island City, NY

Days/Hours:              Mon-Fri, generally 9-5pm, with one or two noon-to-8pm days


Position Summary:

Responsible for providing ongoing psychotherapy to clients with histories of criminal justice involvement in an OMH-licensed outpatient clinic setting and case management services to court-mandated mental health clients. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct client assessment and psychosocial interviews;
  • Provide ongoing psychotherapy to a caseload determined according to clinician productivity;
  • Provide case management services to support court-mandated clients;
  • Liaison with court advocates to facilitate client release to the program;
  • Complete all case notes within 48 hours;
  • Complete all treatment plans within regulatory time frame;
  • Participate in case conferences with psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner;
  • Opportunity to supervise MSW internship students (if SIFI certified);
  • Facilitate a group for BLC clients (and develop new curricula if interested); and
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • LMSW or LCSW required;
  • Minimum of one year experience in an outpatient clinic setting;
  • Some work or internship experience in dealing with either significant psychiatric issues, trauma or incarceration;
  • Bilingual Spanish-speaking preferred;
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in electronic health records;
  • Excellent client-engagement and counseling skills; 
  • Excellent clinical note writing and time management skills;
  • SIFI certification a plus; and
  • We seek talented, dedicated individuals from all walks of life who possess a strong commitment to this mission.  Relevant personal experience is a plus.


Travel Requirements:  May require travel to our Harlem location and/or NYC trainings as necessary.


Physical Demands:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.