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Assistant Social Work Supervisor
Job Description

The Assistant Social Work Supervisor will assist the Social Work Supervisor in the management of the social work practice in the specific borough office. The Assistant Social Work Supervisor will have an active role in evaluating current social work practice and developing new protocols and strategies to respond to changing needs. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary practice and decision-making, prior supervisory responsibility and substantive experience in working with adults in the criminal justice system.



  • Provide individual and small group social work supervision to assigned staff
  • Create and support new approaches to meeting staff and client needs
  • Monitor social work practice and caseloads
  • Participate in decisions regarding allocation of social work resources
  • Ensure accountability and maintenance of practice standards
  • Identify and create opportunities for staff development
  • Provide emergency office and case coverage
  • Initiate and coordinate special projects
  • Provide in-service training and case consultation
  • Conduct case reviews and performance evaluations
  • Participate in staffing and personnel decisions
  • Maintain small caseload
  • Help develop and implement procedures and policies
  • Participate in supervisory and management meetings
  • Represent the Practice at external meetings and conferences
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Documents

Please submit these documents as a single combined PDF when you apply via the LAS (Legal Aid Society) Recruitment Portal.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
Deadline: Open Until Filled, Unless Date Is Posted Below (Deadline is 11:59 PM EST For Date Listed)
Bronx - Criminal Defense Practice Office



The posting reflects the range of potential salaries for the role. The specific salary offers will be dependent on candidate qualifications, including collectively bargained salary steps for unionized roles.


Salary Range/ Salary: $85,313



The leadership of The Legal Aid Society believes in attracting and retaining exceptional talent committed to serving our clients. We offer a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, disability, and life insurance, and more. Salaries for our unionized jobs are governed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please visit our Careers page for additional information. Salary and benefits information will be available to applicants, when and if, an offer is made.



The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.



All applications must be completed online. We do not accept paper submissions. Please visit our Careers Page to review all current job postings, and instructions on the application process. For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.


As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer, The Legal Aid Society prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of its employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race or color, size (including bone structure, body size, height, shape, and weight), religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity (one’s internal deeply-held sense of one’s gender which may be the same or different from one’s sex assigned at birth); gender expression (the representation of gender as expressed through, for example, one’s name, choice of pronouns, clothing, haircut, behavior, voice, or body characteristics; gender expression may not conform to traditional gender-based stereotypes assigned to specific gender identities), disability, marital status, relationship and family structure (including domestic partnerships, polyamorous families and individuals, chosen family, platonic co-parents, and multigenerational families), genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, credit history, unemployment status, caregiver status, salary history, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position: Assistant Social Work Supervisor
Organization: The Legal Aid Society
Location: New York,  NY 
United States
Salary: $85,313
Posting Start Date: 7/5/2023
Date Posted: 7/7/2023
  • MSW degree
  • NYS License in Social Work (LMSW or LCSW)
  • Three years related experience
  • Knowledge of criminal justice, mental health and substance abuse delivery systems
  • Demonstrated skills in advocacy, mediation and interviewing
  • Supervisory experience (may include supervision of staff, volunteers or students)
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and advocacy skills
  • Prior work history with CDP preferred
Status: This listing expires on: 10/5/2023
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The Legal Aid Society
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New York,  NY 10038
United States
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