Social Worker - LMSW/LCSW (part-time)

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 community-based domestic violence program, otherwise known as Secret Garden, which provides case management, safety planning, occupational therapy, short and long-term individual trauma informed 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 main office, as well as at Family Justice Centers located in the five boroughs.


  • LMSW/LCSW preferred with pursuing licensure/permit within 3 months of employment
  • 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 team, collaborative, multidisciplinary and crisis management environments
  • Awareness of anti-bias and trauma informed care preferred
  • Computer skills required
  • Strong abilities to advocate on behalf of survivors
  • Effective written communication and interpersonal skills



  • 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
  • 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 Secret Garden
  • Conduct outreach and educational presentations to other service providers, policymakers and the general public
  • Provide front desk and hotline coverage as required, and forward and un-forward calls for the hotline as required
  • Participate in program related functions such as committees, in house trainings and support to colleagues when necessary

Start Date: As soon as Possible

Status: Part Time

Hours per week: 19 hours with flexibility during business hours Monday through Friday 9;00 AM to 5;00 PM

Hourly Rate: $28.58 

Part Time Benefit Package:  Retirement Plan, Paid vacation, Sick days, Personal days, and more.



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