Social Worker

January 13th, 2020
Social Worker

Social Worker

  • Entry Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Queens
Job Sectors: Human Services

LifeWay Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that joins the global movement against human trafficking by providing safe housing for women who have been trafficked, and offering education about trafficking to the general public. LifeWay Network (LWN) envisions a world in which human trafficking is abolished and every survivor is strong, connected and free. LWN is one of only two organizations in the New York Metro area specifically providing safe housing for women survivors of human trafficking, and the only organization providing safe housing to survivors of both labor and sex trafficking who are either foreign-born or domestic. What sets LWN’s Safe Housing Program apart is its community living model. It offers a safe home by welcoming each woman into a supportive, caring community of permanent residents. This host community helps her recover from her trauma, regain her sense of self-worth, and enables her to move from isolation towards reclaiming her independence. 


LifeWay Network is seeking a full-time social worker to provide critical trauma-informed care to women survivors of human trafficking in our safe housing program. LifeWay Network is the only organization in New York City providing safe housing for women survivors of both labor and sex trafficking, and women who are American born and foreign born. The Social Worker for the LifeWay Network Safe Housing Program will be a key member of staff to provide a safe haven for women survivors of human trafficking. This position requires flexibility in location, with travel in multiple city boroughs, and in afternoons and evenings.



  • Welcomes new residents to the home and supports adjustment to the daily routine of living in community
  • Collaborates with house manager, host community members, Director and volunteers to work with all residents/survivors 
  • Provides social work services for the complex trauma of the women survivors, facilitates adjustment to the house, and helps survivors rebuild self-esteem and trust 
  • Processes referrals and intakes for potential residents
  • Responsible for the after care program implementation
  • Responsible for managing emotional/behavioral crises or emergencies outside of working hours (on call for all safe house staff and host community)
  • Collaborates service delivery with the case management providers at partner agencies
  • Provides clinical documentation and reports to Director of Safe Housing
  • Develops and implements therapeutic interventions in alignment with the program model; coordinates workshops, field trips, and support groups for residents
  • Provide safe house coverage when House Manager is not available


  • LMSW required
  • Prior experience working with trauma victims required
  • Thorough understanding of confidentiality and trauma-informed care
  • Strong computer skills, and comfort with web-based applications
  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter and work independently and within a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and listening skills
  • Demonstrated success with community relationship building
  • Heart, humor and a commitment to the LifeWay Network mission
  • Availability to work weekend days or evenings as required for position, special events and activities
  • Must have active NYS driver’s license and vehicle
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Lifeway Network

Ending Human Trafficking. Reclaiming Life.

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