SOCIAL WORKER / COUNSELOR: Central Valley School District & Herkimer Clinic
Mar. 12 2024

SOCIAL WORKER / COUNSELOR: Central Valley School District & Herkimer Clinic

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

JOB DESCRIPTION: A Social Worker II is expected to work with an assigned caseload of children, families and/or adults. In addition to clinical and therapeutic duties, a Social Worker II may be asked to perform some supervision and management functions. As such, he/she/they functions with independence and competence to provide services for clients. A Social Worker II conducts individual, family and group therapy as well as crisis intervention to assist clients in establishing basic emotional support and encouragement leading to constructive living patterns.


  • Provides direct therapeutic services to clients and their families according to need.
  • Conducts strength based assessments to identify client/family needs.
  • Provides follow-up before, during and after services in order to be responsive to the needs of client/families as they surface and to help determine satisfaction with services and obtain recommendations for service enhancement.
  • Functions as an interdisciplinary team member at all conferences designed to diagnose and treat clients.
  • Maintains contact and consults with community agencies as the clients’ mental health advocate and as a mental health professional for the treatment team.
  • Provides outreach to engage treatment resistant high-risk families and/or adults.
  • Provides input for clinical planning within the clinic.
  • Assists in linking clients to outside agencies and community resources as indicated and appropriate.
  • Maintains timely, complete and accurate record documentation.
  • Attends and participates in staff/agency meetings.
  • Accepts emergency cases and/or the assignment of other clients by supervisory staff.
  • Maintains self in a professional manner at all times, adhering to OMH guidelines, Neighborhood Center policy and procedures and in keeping with the Agency’s mission statement, as well as NASW Code of Ethics.
  • Performs other duties as requested by Agency Administration.


  • Extensive knowledge of mental health issues affecting children, adolescents and their families and adults.
  • Experience in providing individual, family and group therapies to severely emotionally disturbed children and their families and adults.
  • Ability to maintain expectations for timeliness and accuracy in the performance of the job functions.
  • Ability to function as an interdisciplinary team member.
  • Must reside in Oneida, Herkimer, Otsego, Chenango, Delaware, Schohaire counties.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and in the process of attaining a Licensed Master Social Worker credential.

At The Neighborhood Center, Inc, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the success of our organization and are dedicated to creating a workplace that welcomes and values all individuals. We strive to create a culture that fosters respect, openness, and understanding, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for open positions.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $26.67 – $30.77 per hour

Expected hours: 37.5 per week


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Master’s (Required)

Job Type: Full-time

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