Licensed Master Social Worker


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Cylar House
743-749 East 9th St
New York
United States of America



Position Overview

The LMSW therapist establishes a therapeutic relationship with assigned clients and helps clients with emphasis on prevention. The LMSW therapist works with clients and groups to promote optimum mental health. The LMSW is responsible for the overall maintenance of a therapeutic environment in the Clinic.


  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to client’s treatment
  •  Assess each client for risk level and complete safety planning/monitoring as needed
  •  Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
  • Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
  •  Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
  • Counsel clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life and making changes.
  • Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests. 
  • Complete comprehensive assessments with DSM 5 diagnosis
  • Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  •  Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge
  • Complete progress notes for each session within 24-48 hours and complete billing for the session.
  •  Engage in outreach to clients who do not attend scheduled appointments and document appropriately
  •  Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop treatment plans.
  •  Evaluate client’s physical or mental condition based on review of client information
  •  Evaluate the effectiveness of therapy programs and client’s progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives
  •  Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients status
  •  Monitor client’s use of medications
  •  Learn about new developments in the field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.
  •  Gather information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy.

Minimum Requirements


Educational Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  •  LMSW from an accredited institution of higher learning; current NYS licensure or possesses a permit from the New York State Education Department.
  •  Minimum 2 years experience in providing mental health counseling/therapy within a clinical setting.
  •  Well versed in diagnosis, therapy, educational programs and development of treatment plans; able to deal effectively with variety of patient mental disabilities and dysfunctions; provide crisis intervention and treatment for patients which may require special observation.
  •  Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
  •  Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred

Housing Works provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements. Housing Works complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Housing Works also does not request prior salary information during the hiring process. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 
This position is included in a bargaining unit of Housing Works’ New York City employees represented by a labor union known as the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (“RWDSU”). Accordingly, the RWDSU has the exclusive right to bargain over the terms and conditions of employment related to this position and this position may become covered by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (a “CBA”) between Housing Works and the RWDSU.