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Social Worker - Adult Special Needs
Sid Jacobson JCC
300 Forest Dr
East Hills, NY 11548

Principal Responsibilities:

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Heather Schulz at

Are you passionate about Life Skills Training, teamwork, and making a meaningful contribution? Do you seek to lead a supportive team environment where young adults with developmental disabilities are learning to grow and thrive in society? If you answered yes to these questions, then you are the Social Work Supervisor we would like to meet.
This full-time Social Work Supervisor role is based in out of East Hills, Long Island.
  • Serve as a liaison between the agency/family/care managers etc.
  • Complete comprehensive initial and ongoing assessments; determine appropriate programs and services for young adults 21+ with special needs
  • Builds rapport and trust with clients and their families while providing case management and assistance.
  • Maintain up to date case records and all required documentation as defined by agency policies and procedures.
  • Participate in bi-annual client Life Plan meetings
  • Create and facilitate engaging Life Skills discussion groups.
  • Lead the behavioral management for clients and staff; conduct behavioral and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Assist with the coordination, training and support to staff and clients.
  • Address program issues with VLSTC Director, pertaining to strategic objectives and delivery of services

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MSW Degree in Social Work, LMSW preferred
  • Minimum 2 years' experience working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder required
  • Program development and management experience
  • OPWDD, DayHab, Respite and/Vocational program experience a plus
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office and familiarity with electronic medical systems including CHOICES preferred
  • Maintain confidentiality of information regarding clients and families (in accordance with HIPAA and State & Federal regulations) and submit records to agency within established deadlines


$65,000 - $75,000

Agency Information:

Sid Jacobson JCC and its surrounding campus provide a full range of cutting-edge recreational, health, fitness, educational, cultural arts, and social services programs. We are a national leader in providing care for those suffering from chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer's, Dementia, Parkinson's, and other degenerative illness, as well as offering year-round social, recreational, fitness, and vocational programs for children, teens, and adults living with special needs. In addition, we are Long Island's hub that addresses social justice, uses social action to better our society, and provides volunteers with the opportunity to give back.

We are dedicated to serving every aspect of community wellness, regardless of age or ability. We promote physical health through our innovative health and wellness center, while also providing for emotional and spiritual health through a variety of divorce, bereavement, and cancer support groups. Enjoy a lively Zumba class or work out at our state of the art fitness center. Make new friends. Meet popular authors and inspiring speakers. Celebrate holidays. Play canasta. Practice your Hebrew. Try your hand at watercolor painting. Work out with a personal trainer. We offer educational and interactive programs for seniors 60+ to help them achieve physical fitness, experience the world through cultural programs, keep their minds active with lectures, and engage with their peers in social groups.