Social Worker, LMSW/LCSW - SG Program

Barrier Free Living (BFL) is dedicated to helping New Yorkers with disabilities live independently in the community.  One of its longest-standing programs is the non-residential domestic violence program, otherwise known as The Secret Garden, which provides a variety of non-residential services to domestic violence survivors with disabilities.  The Secret Garden offers case management, safety planning, occupational therapy, short- and long-term individual counseling, advocacy within the medical, mental health, child welfare, law enforcement, and criminal justice systems, and referrals to outside services.  These services are provided at Secret Garden’s Manhattan-based office, as well as at New York City-sponsored Family Justice Centers located in the five boroughs.


  • Provide individual and group counseling to survivors of domestic violence whom are living with a physical, psychiatric, cognitive, sensory and/or neurodevelopmental disability
  • Conduct telephone screenings of calls from the domestic violence hotline
  • Provide crisis intervention and other services required to assist survivors
  • Complete individualized service plans for survivors related to ongoing recovery, benefits and housing assistance needs, safety planning, and other emerging issues; also ensuring appropriate follow-up activities related to service plan goals and benchmarks
  • Work closely with the attorneys at the Brooklyn Legal Services (BLS) two days a week to provide support services, including counseling and case management to survivors with disabilities
  • Participate in staff/program meetings and trainings, partner program meetings, and conferences
  • Ensure timely and accurate entry of case notes and other related program statistics, as requested, including document and complete the necessary forms at both BLS and Secret Garden
  • Conduct outreach and educational presentations to other service providers, policymakers and the general public


  • Counseling and case management experience in the field of domestic violence and persons living with disabilities preferred
  • Spanish fluency preferred
  • SIFI certification preferred
  • Ability to work in crisis management environment
  • Effective communication skills

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: $52,000.00        Hours: 35 hours per week, M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Benefit Package: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid vacation, Sick days, Personal days, Paid National Holidays and more.

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