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Elder Abuse Social Worker

The Office of the Queens County District Attorney is currently seeking applicants for an Elder Abuse Social Worker to support our Elder Abuse Program, which provides specialized direct services to crime victims ages 60 and older.

The Elder Abuse Social Worker will provide Queens senior citizens who have been victims of crimes or abuse with a variety of services including supportive counseling, telephone reassurance and follow-up, criminal justice support and advocacy, assistance completing Office of Victim Services (OVS) claim applications, and information about community services.

The Elder Abuse Social Worker will perform the following job functions including but not limited to:

  1. Providing supportive services to elderly crime victims through face-to-face visits, telephone or e-mail.
  2. Developing safety plans with crime victims.
  3. Assisting crime victims with completing OVS claim applications and following up on the status of pending claims.
  4. Serving as a liaison between elderly victims and the NYPD, the court system and other Queens DA Office bureaus and programs.
  5. Advocating for the needs and rights of elderly victims with a variety of community-based organizations and government agencies and collaborating on joint service provision. Examples of agencies may include neighborhood senior centers, case management agencies, Meals on Wheels programs, Department for the Aging (DFTA), Adult Protective Services (APS), health and mental health organizations, New York City Housing Authority and Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE).
  6. Providing information to elderly crime victims on relevant programs and services and making referrals.
  7. Documenting all services provided to crime victims for use in required monthly and/or quarterly statistical reports.

Qualification Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and two years of full-time experience in community work or community centered activities. Candidates must have knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office software, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others.

Strong preference will be given to candidates with LMSW licensure or the equivalent, a valid NY State driver license and vehicle, and at least one year of social work experience. Prior experience working with seniors, crime victims or the criminal justice system, as well as bilingual ability in Spanish or any Asian language is also highly desirable.

Application Information:
Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401K and more. Salary commensurate with experience. Applications should include a cover letter and resume and can be e-mailed to or faxed to (718) 286-6905.
We appreciate your interest and thank all applicants who apply, but please be advised that only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The Office of the Queens County District Attorney is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and workforce.


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