Social Worker (MSW)
  • United States, New Jersey, Newark
  • Empowerment
  • Full-time
  • on-site
  • $50,000 - $60,000 per year
Overview | Apply
The HUBB Arts & Trauma Center (The HUBB ATC) has been recognized as a Mayor-appointed "Center of Hope" in the City of Newark for over seventeen years.  As a prominent cornerstone in the community, we are dedicated to creating pathways to violence intervention and community healing through innovative, non-traditional programming.

Our approach emphasizes meeting young people "where they are," engaging them in areas of interest such as music production, videography, and social media. We provide comprehensive support that extends beyond individual growth, encompassing life skills and job readiness for entire family units.

At The HUBB ATC, we firmly believe in the potential of young people to drive positive change in our communities. We utilize strength-based methods, cultivating and developing natural leadership abilities into tangible skills. Our training equips youth to actively participate in their transformation and healing.

To apply email Mariel Hufnagel, Chief Operating Officer, at with the job title in the subject line, and attach your resume and cover letter. No phone calls. 


Youth Engagement and Support:
  • Conduct assessments, create individualized service plans, and make appropriate referrals for at-risk and high-risk youth aged 13-18.
  • Utilize strength-based methods to cultivate leadership abilities, create pathways to healing, and support personal transformation.

Behavioral Health Care Expertise:
  • Apply knowledge of behavioral health theories to administer assessments and provide counseling services, specifically tailored for urban youth.

Community Collaboration and Advocacy:
  • Collaborate with community-based organizations, stakeholders, and the senior team to raise awareness and implement strategies that align with the organization's mission.
  • Represent The HUBB ATC at conferences, public meetings, and events.

Program Development and Management:
  • Plan, coordinate, manage, and implement support services, including monitoring and evaluating participants' progress and modifying treatment plans.
  • Develop, manage, and coordinate in-house programs, services, and events that meet young people ‘where they are’ in areas of interest like music production, videography, and social media.

Administrative Duties:
  • Maintain accurate records, report on client status, and attend case conferences.
  • Assist in fundraising, grant writing, reporting, and other administrative tasks.

Family and Community Support:
  • Provide off-site support to families during difficult times and engage with the community to promote holistic family well-being.

Internal Team Collaboration:
  • Participate in internal meetings and contribute to strengthening team dynamics.
  • Mentorship & Empowerment:

Empower Through Leadership & Creativity: Serve as a transformational guide, engaging with youth in their unique paths and interests, nurturing inherent leadership abilities, and inspiring them to set and achieve personal goals. Collaborate in the development of life skills, job readiness, and healing, aligned with our mission of preventative intervention and therapeutic support.

Foster Community & Healing: Build nurturing and empowering relationships, encouraging self-confidence, creativity, and a sense of belonging within the community. Emphasize inclusivity and embrace non-traditional programming to create pathways to violence intervention, recognizing and honoring the diverse voices and perspectives of our youth.

Education: Master's degree in social work.

Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent leadership, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Professional written and oral communication abilities.
  • Strong conflict resolution and negotiation capabilities.
  • Ability to enact transformative change and align with the organization's vision.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dedicated team.
  • Social perceptiveness and empathy
  • Ability to relate and communicate with diverse population and groups
  • Resilience along with ability to assess situations
  • Bilingual a plus. 
  • Experience with youth preferred.

Employee Type: Full-Time / Exempt                                                                
Schedule: Monday - Friday 12pm - 8pm
Compensation: $50,000 - $60,000 commensurate with experience