• SNUG Social Worker


    Integrated Community Alternatives Network (ICAN), a Community-based Wraparound provider of Social and Mental Health services with an emphasis on treating the client in a family context, is currently seeking innovative and experienced applicants to fill a Full-Time SNUG Social Worker position. (Click here for program information).

    The SNUG Street Outreach program is an evidence-based, violence reduction initiative that treats gun violence as a disease by identifying its causes and interrupting its transmission. There are currently twelve DCJS SNUG Programs across New York State. At each SNUG site, outreach teams of “credible messengers” – individuals who are hired from within the communities in which they work and have backgrounds similar to those with whom they aim to connect – mentor the highest risk youth with an emphasis on conflict mediation and violence prevention.

    The SNUG Social Worker aims to address the trauma individuals and communities face due to long-term exposure to gun violence and provides help and support to improve lives and strengthen neighborhoods impacted by violence. The SNUG Social Worker will provide mental health counseling and other services to individuals and families. The Social Worker will adhere to and promote the philosophy and mission of the company by performing the duties listed below.


    The annual salary generally ranges between $60,000-$80,000. This range is an estimate based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

    Please make sure to apply for this role - even if you don’t meet 100% of the above qualifications. We welcome your application and would, in particular, like to know what about the role and our organization interested you.


    • Works as an onsite social worker and member of the SNUG team in order to support SNUG staff in their current work with high-risk individuals affected by community violence.
    • Works with victims of community violence and their families and provides them with either short or longer-term therapeutic services.
    • Works with the SNUG Program Manager and staff to regularly debrief, process traumatic incidents, and manage the day-to-day stress of this work; provide ongoing training for staff and provide guidance in their work with clients.
    • Creates onsite programming including support groups for staff, participants, families of homicide victims, etc.
    • Responds with SNUG team to violent incidents in the community, attends SNUG outreach events, and makes home visits to victims and families when appropriate.
    • Develops relationships with hospitals and other crime victim service providers in order to ensure crime victims know about and utilize SNUG services; will be required to maintain adequate caseload.
    • Participates in ongoing trauma training phone calls and weekly onsite clinical supervision with DCJS.
    • Be available to support SNUG team in emergency situations regarding incidents with staff or participants.
    • Any other relevant duties may be assigned, on an as needed basis.
    • Minimum of LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) is required; LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) preferred.
    • Direct experience working with high-risk individuals in the community.
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • 401K Retirement Plan
    • 4-Day Workweek (optional)
    • Paid Vacation Time
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • Paid Personal Time
    • Paid Bereavement Time
    • Paid Birthday Leave
    • 8 Paid Holidays
    • Tuition Assistance Program
    • Employer Paid Life Insurance
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Insurance Buy Back
    • Employee Wellness Benefit
    • Longevity Awards
    Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, resume and list of professional references at our ICAN Career Center.
    ICAN is an equal opportunity employer.
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