Job ID: 18350

Location: Levittown New York

Social Worker


Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact on individuals and families? Do you have the heart of a social worker and the drive to empower others to break free from the cycle of hardship? If so, we invite you to join New Ground’s dedicated team as a Social Worker!


New Ground is a unique non-profit agency committed to helping Veterans and families for over 33 years break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. We provide immediate assistance, resources, and long-term guidance and solutions to assist clients in building the skills necessary to lead independent, successful lives. Our team approach utilizes specialists with social work and education expertise to provide our intensive services to those in need. 


As a full-time Social Worker, you will provide assessment, guidance, emotional support, counseling, and resources to homeless families, individuals, and Veterans. Weekly individual LCSW supervision provided. 


To succeed, you should have:

  • A MSW and LMSW, or plans to secure the LMSW within 12 months of the hire date 
  • Solid Internet experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills coupled with solid time management and organization skills 
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish speaking preferred
  • Experience with homelessness, trauma, and/or substance abuse a plus 


New Ground is an approved qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Employees in this position may qualify for student loans forgiven under the PSLF program.


Your day-to-day responsibilities as the Social Worker will include:

  • ·        Maintain regular, frequent contact with caseload, including offsite visits at various community locations and homes and office visits every week in addition to phone calls, emails, etc.
  • ·        Provide clinically therapeutic assessments, insight, feedback, and interventions in areas of concern 
  • ·        Advocate for all family members in areas of social services, education, and more 
  • ·        Provide motivation, encouragement, and empowerment in areas necessary for clients to move toward achieving independence 
  • ·        Assist caseload in drafting short and long-term goals and tracking progress in reaching these goals in a timely fashion 
  • ·        Maintain strict documentation of all client contact, including monthly reviews of goals and progress, updating statistics, utilizing required agency forms, systems and procedures 
  • ·        Attend weekly meetings with the social work team for collaboration on cases, action plans 
  • ·        and other program items
  • ·        Investigate resources for programs as needed and refer clients to appropriate organizations, maintaining a high level of knowledge of community resources for the population served 
  • ·        Collaborate with the Associate Program Director on education advocacy issues for children in the program alongside parents in school settings 
  • ·        Work independently from various locations in Nassau and Suffolk County as well as in office
  • ·        Provide support and assistance to colleagues and the agency overall as needed 


Best-in-Class Benefits and Perks:

New Ground values our employees’ time and efforts. A competitive compensation of $57-62k annually, depending on experience, and extensive benefits package, enhances our commitment to your success. The benefits package includes: 

  • Comprehensive 100% employer-paid health coverage: Medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Robust retirement planning: 401(k) plan available with employer matching
  • Flexible financial options: Health savings and flexible spending accounts offered
  • Well-being and work-life balance: 11 paid holidays and other paid time off opportunities
  • New Ground is an approved NYS setting for licensed social work practice, with weekly LCSW supervision provided to meet licensure requirements for the LCSW.


New Ground is an approved qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Employees in this position may qualify for student loan forgiveness under the PSLF program. 


We also maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where all can learn and grow within the company. We provide ample professional growth and development opportunities within the field of Social Work. We strive to provide a collaborative environment where everyone feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

Our client is an equal-opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace. Our client does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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