Case Planner

Employment Type
Job Category
Social Work
Chinatown YMCA

Salary: $17.78 - $22.00 P/H


The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Chinatown YMCA is seeking a Case Planner responsible to provide direct counseling for multi-problem minority families. Knowledge of community resources for youth and families, NYS and NYC child welfare system and bi-lingual abilities preferred, Chinese and or Spanish.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the outreach and case finding activities involving Beacon Programs and ACS.
  • Provide direct preventive services including individual, group and family counseling to assigned caseload of a minimum of 12+ families.  Evaluate psychosocial needs through regular home visits and other appointment.
  • Conduct intake assessment of cases assigned by supervisor in order to obtain, analyze, and evaluate information related to client’s psychosocial problems and functioning.
  • Provide case planning services.  This includes making referrals and doing follow-ups with the community and sponsoring agencies; to liaison and collaborates with agencies that clients’ are involved with; and advocate as needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention as necessary when client/family is in an emergency situation.  Secure concrete support services to each family.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date uniform case record, progress notes, and other records for all clients in accordance with Deliver high quality youth and family counseling program under the guidelines of the Preventive Foster Care ACS (Administration for Children Services) and/or specific funding source. 
  • Create a positive relationship with ACS staff, OCFS staff, school guidance counselors, teachers, and fellow social work agencies.                  
  • Provide positive and engaging casework practice that meets the ACS, NYS, OCFS standards resulting in positive program outcomes and positive audits/reviews.  Specific case work practice will result in increased, engaged families.    
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members
  • Maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, psychology and sociology.
  • Minimum of One (1) to two (2) years of experience.
  • Bilingual Chinese/English; English/Spanish.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with an organizational culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promote participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. ​

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization. 

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 

** New Requirement**

All potential YMCA of Greater New York employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. To be considered for this position, please attach your proof of COVID-19 vaccination, along with your resume.  

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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