The Library Social Worker / Field Instructor serves as SEFLINs primary point of contact and field liaison for SEFLINs social services in libraries project. This project is an innovative, first of its kind project that seeks to develop social services in libraries on a regional scale, serving multiple library partner sites. This position will provide direct social services to the public in library settings, continuing education for library staff regarding whole person librarianship, wrap-around services, and trauma-informed service models, and BSW and MSW student intern supervision in both virtual and on-site environments.
Current sites served are the Main Branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library System and the Main Library of the Palm Beach County Public Library system. The successful applicant will work at both sites throughout the week (three days at Miami-Dade and two at Palm Beach, for example).
Funding and Availability
Position is grant funding dependent and is currently funded through September 30, 2021. Funding is reapplied for annually.
Direct Patron Contact/Social Services: 60%
Minimum Education and Experience
Masters degree in social work. At least two years post-degree experience in social work required. Preference may be given to those with clinical licensure, though licensure is not required. Additional requirements may be defined by partner institutions for student supervision.
The ideal candidate will work well with limited supervision, be capable of developing and maintaining strong community partnerships, have strong communication skills to promote the project to stakeholders and potential grantor organizations and be excited to develop new and innovative service models for social services in library settings.
Knowledge, Experience, and Skills Required
Knowledge of social work best practices required. Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of needs and demographics represented within at-risk populations required. Ability to organize and present information via a variety of software applications as necessary required. Familiarity with google applications, including but not limited to gmail and google drive, proficiency with basic computer applications, ability to work independently with little supervision, experience working with persons experiencing homelessness preferred, experience providing supervision preferred – especially experience supervising MSW and or BSW student interns.
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