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Bilingual Social Worker Supportive Housing Program

YWCA of WMass1YWCA of WMass1Monday/Friday 9a-5p, Tuesday/Wednesday/ Thursday 11a-7p

With flexibility to meet the needs of the program



  • MSW preferred, BSW required*
  • Must be bilingual Spanish-speaking
  • Must have prior experience working with children and adult survivors of domestic violence
  • Must have group work experience and knowledge of how parenting is affected by trauma
  • Experience in utilizing therapeutic techniques from a trauma-informed, empowerment and strengths-based perspective
  • Residential experience preferred
  • Experience navigating the child protection system required
  • Experience working with diverse populations required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and working telephone
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and work evenings to meet the programs needs.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver trauma-focused parenting support services to mothers who are living in supportive housing with HAP , the YWCA’s SHP, and DTA scattered site housing locations; services to be delivered as outreach into participant apartments or current housing locations.
  • Provide goal-oriented, solution-focused skill building services that assist mothers in understanding the impact violence has had on their family as it relates to child development
  • Assist mothers in learning coping strategies for stress related symptoms as they work towards rebuilding their relationship with their child
  • Collaborate with HAP personnel and other housing agencies for referrals, case review and participant updates
  • Collaborate with YWCA SHP case manager and Site Director for case review and participant updates
  • Collaborate with DCF (as applicable) on family service planning that is strengths-based and participant-defined; maintain ongoing communication as necessary
  • Conduct ongoing safety planning with children and adults focusing on safety issues related to domestic violence and/or self-harm.
  • Conduct intake and assessment with families
  • Develop and complete Individualized Support Plans, Quarterly Individualized Support Plans and Termination Summaries
  • Provide crisis intervention
  • Complete proper documentation from sessions with participants  including maintenance of files and input into Client Track
  •  Support positive residential environment and teamwork
  • Maintain regular communication with program staff, supervisors and Director of Supportive Services
  • Meet weekly with Site Director
  • Meet bi-weekly with the Director of Supportive Services
  • Support positive residential environment and teamwork
  • Perform other related duties as needed


*BSW = Social Worker I:  $30,000

*MSW = Social Worker II:  $36,000


Date posted:  6/20/12                    Location:  Springfield


Please e-mail resume/cover letter to:  jobs@ywworks.org


Internal applicants must submit updated resumes with letters of interest.

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