Youth Education Social Worker

Department: Domestic Violence Shelter
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Program Overview: Founded in 1972, the Urban Family Center was the country’s first apartment-style temporary shelter with on-site social services for homeless families with children. Funded by the New York City Department of Homeless Services and located in a six-story walk up building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Center houses eighty-two homeless families in separate apartments, and provides them access to a comprehensive array of social services.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field required
  • Must be flexible with schedule changes
  • Minimum of (3) years clinical experience working with children and families desired
  • Experience facilitating support, psycho-educational, or therapeutic groups
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Deep commitment to supporting the educational success of children and young adults impacted by homelessness and domestic violence
  • Working collaboratively with parents, teachers, schools, case managers, and other professionals to support struggling students
  • Develop and refine assessment tools and procedures
  • Work with students individually and in group settings
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent judgment, boundaries, interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities
  • Must be willing to travel to all 5 boroughs on public transportation
  • Must be organized and able to maintain up-to-date documentation and service plans
  • Must be familiar with educational success indicators and mitigating factors


  • Document intake, assessment, individualized plans, progress notes, quarterly summaries, and discharges within prescribed timelines
  • Provide individual and group counseling with children
  • Check and monitor students’ behavior, attendance, and school achievement
  • Work with Youth Program Staff to implement individualized success plans for each identified child
  • Assess children’s social and emotional needs as they relate to educational success
  • Complete thorough mental health assessments, including psychosocial evaluations, mental status exams, and risk assessments
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Run statistical reports and keep accurate records
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling
  • Establish and maintain strong lines of communication with parents and school personnel
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor

To Apply: E-mail resume to Please indicate “Youth Education Social Worker” in the subject line AND the website the position was found.

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Henry Street Settlement is an equal opportunity employer/program.

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