Per Diem Social Worker

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)

About the organization

CUCS is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to helping people rise from poverty, exit homelessness, and develop a healthy lifestyle. We build strong communities where our knowledge links with people who have the deepest roots in their neighborhoods to provide resources to the under-served; together we deliver the promise of hope, improved health, and a sustainable home off of the streets. Understanding that each of the individuals we come to know has different needs and believing nobody wants to be out on the street, we connect consistently and reliably with our clients over a period of days, weeks, and months. Working side-by-side with our peers and clients, we guide low-income, vulnerable individuals toward brighter futures. Offering comprehensive services to our clients results in a foundation for improved quality of life. Our passion is creating caring environments with holistic services for vulnerable New Yorkers.


The Social Worker will be expected to contribute to a program culture that is person-centered, outcome-oriented, and committed to continuous quality improvement.


Screening and assessing (including for risk) participants to develop a person-centered treatment plan.

Screening and assessing participants for the treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders including through involvement in an interdisciplinary assessment.

Advocating and liaising for recipients within the criminal justice and shelter system.

Assisting program participants in securing medical care, entitlement and other community supports that promote integrated physical and mental health, safety, wellbeing and recovery.

Providing or connecting participants with employment counseling, vocational rehabilitation, completion of housing applications and placement, and provision of life skills training.

Providing individual counseling that includes principles of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment as appropriate.



Master’s Degree in Social Work required (LMSW will be required when required by New York State to provide Social Work services).

Recent and upcoming graduates and experienced clinicians encouraged to apply.

Post-masters direct service experience with substance abuse required.

This person must possess strong assessment, written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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