Arc of Onondaga
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Full Time

competitive salary with generous benefits package

Clinical Social Worker

Full-Time Opening

The Social Worker is responsible for assessing an individual to determine if clinical social work services are appropriate to be provided.  Upon admission, the Social Worker will be responsible for developing meaningful and realistic plan of service with input from the person's team.  The Social Worker provides intervention services as well as information, counseling, and guidance to families and staff to support and facilitate treatment goals. Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Social Worker reports directly to the Horizons Clinic Director.


  1. Develop and implement discipline specific evaluations and treatment plans.
  2. Provide counseling services for individuals and their families.
  3. Act as mandated reporter.
  4. Initiate corrective actions required for crisis intervention to ensure the safety of people supported and staff.
  5. Effective verbal communications skills to provide guidance and direction to individuals, staff and their family and to secure their cooperation and support in fulfilling Arc's medical and safety requirements.
  6. Cultivate and maintain current information regarding both public and private social services and resources available for clients and their families.
  7. Must be able to travel to off-site appointments if necessary.
  8. Must maintain job-required certifications and/or licenses.
  9. Must have at least semi-annual consults with each person receiving services regarding current treatment status.
  10. Fulfill flexible work hour requirements (e.g. early evening, early morning, etc.) as assigned, to meet client scheduling needs and availability.
  11. Establish effective and collaborative working relationships with treatment providers both inside and outside of Arc. 
  12. Supports the Goals and Mission of Arc of Onondaga County. Ensures that your communications and personal performance reflect the Agency's commitment to teamwork, compliance with policies and procedures and respect for clients and staff.
  13. Computer and office technology expertise that is required to fulfill job responsibilities and assignments.
  14. Attends and participates in required Arc meetings, staff development and training programs.
  15. Establishes and provides clear and legible documentation and compliance records required by Arc and other government agencies.
  16. Provides other job-related support and services as required or assigned by management.

Note Requirements 1 16 are Essential Job Requirements

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Masters Degree in Social Work
  • NY State Social Work License
  • NY State Social Work Certification 
  • Six to twelve months experience as a Social Worker
  • A valid NYS driver's license
  • Experience working with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities preferred



Arc of Onondaga provides a generous benefits package including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health Benefits including medical, dental and vision
  • Paid time off (vacation, sick, personal and holiday)
  • 401K with employer contribution
  • HSA with employer contribution
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Tuition Reimbursement


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