Watch the video below for information about how licensed social workers provide families in shelter with the help and support they need.Going Home: A ThriveNYC Story
In November 2015, First Lady Chirlane McCray rolled out ThriveNYC, an action plan to change the way we think about mental health and the way we deliver services, to address the challenges with the current mental health system and to bring more services, better services, and services that are easier to access to the highest need areas around the City.
DHS and ThriveNYC have launched an initiative to place licensed master's-level social workers (LMSWs) in Families with Children shelters as a part of ThriveNYC. **These Social Workers will serve as Client Care Coordinators directly in shelters as employees of DHS contracted providers.** Client Care Coordinators will improve access to mental health services in the FWC shelter system and to assist families that are homeless as they navigate multiple systems and cope with the stressors and anxiety induced by homelessness. Apply now to be a Client Care Coordinator
Interested in joining the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) team? Explore the following career opportunities that are currently available with the agency.