Social Work Supervisor- Brooklyn Adult Protective Services


Social Work Supervisor- Brooklyn Adult Protective Services

Status: Admin/ Exempt/ Full- Time
Reports to: Program Director
Date Posted: 07-Feb-2020
Job Type: Full Time



In accordance with the standards of the social work profession and requirements of the funding source, responsible for:

• Provide administrative and supervisory oversight of the social work services rendered by Adult Protective Services; supervising intake, screening for program eligibility, triage for emergency intervention, and assignment to appropriate staff.
• Supervision of social work supervisors and the direct service to clients related to the development and implementation of a written case plan for the provision of the full range of social services as per JASA’s HRA Contract for APS.
• Maintain oversight and monitor the status on all APS cases identified as elevated risk. That includes developing a plan with SW Supervisors and ensuring that services are in place for these clients.
• Monitoring of staff and case review with regard to ongoing reassessment of client need, monitoring of service efficacy, and appropriate revision of the case plan.
• Informing Program Director & Assistant Director of emerging issues and/or crisis situations with clients; work with supervisors and social work staff to develop a plan to resolve the risk.
• Under direction from the Program Director, refer cases to attorneys and monitor the cases on a weekly basis. Participate with the Program Director and/or Assistant Director in bi-weekly telephone conferences with attorneys for updates and case planning with supervisors.
• Conduct field visits to APS clients, as needed.
• Work closely with the program director and assistant director to ensure that all client annual reports are submitted to the courts and HRA by the due date.
• Supervision and disbursement of monies to staff and clients, as issued through JASA relief funds or client financial management services, to secure needed goods and services for clients.

• Supervise Masters' level social work supervisor and social work staff, SW interns if applicable.
• Represent the agency at community conferences and meetings.
• Develop and facilitate staff training sessions.
• Participate in training and unit meetings.
• Complete required case records, reports and statistics, utilizing computers, if so required.
• Perform such other duties as assigned.


• Graduate of an Accredited College or University with a Master of Social Work or equivalent Master's level degree in counseling, gerontology, psychology or related field.
• Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to provide professional supervision and leadership to social work staff.
• Minimum of three years' post-master's level experience in social work.
• Ability to read, write, speak, understand English. Good writing/record keeping skills.
• Computer literate, with knowledge of current Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications, plus significant experience performing Internet-based research
• Ability to travel to clients' homes using mass transit and to negotiate any steps and barriers in clients' residences.
• Understanding and appreciation of the roles of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, and individual values as they relate to serving clients and families.
• Position may require work during evenings and weekends.

JASA is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment

To Apply

Email résumé and cover letter to: Indicate Social Work Supervisor- Brooklyn Adult Protective Services - Manhattan in subject line.


Mail to: JASA
Human Resources Department
247 West 37 Street – Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10018

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