NYU Lutheran Medical Center Social Worker in Brooklyn, New York

NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The medical center is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Medical Centers anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Langone Hospital - Brookyn

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Social Worker.

In this role, the successful candidate Under the supervision of the Associate Program Director, and the Program Psychiatrist, the Social Worker works 2 days per week with patients in the Wards Island and Barbara Klienman emergency shelter /residences providing mental health and substance use services in the homeless setting. The Social Worker works 3 days per week as a provider in the Primary Care Integration Health Center Network, at either the Sunset Terrace, Park Ridge or Caribbean American family health centers. These services are an Expansion of the present HRSA funded Opioid SA services. The Social Worker is a 1.0 FTE employee, totally compensated through AIMS funding. The social worker has the main function of providing screenings, assessments, and a brief model of psychotherapy to patients who screen positive for mental health disorder(s) and/or substance use disorders (Opioids and other drugs) works closely with clinical staff as a member of the patient provider team, and provide feedback to the referring PCP develop treatment plans and refers to intensive services in the community, when necessary.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the site team meetings, including conducting daily huddles, conducting MH staff development in service trainings and other features of SA screenings of all patients at the sites.
  • Conducts previsit screenings and determine access to care
  • Provides clinical feedback and coordinate care with the referring PCP
  • Documents psychotherapy visits in the EHR
  • Develops a treatment plan in the EHR based on the patients behavioral health issues and/or substance use disorders
  • Provides brief psychotherapy using evidence based treatment (Problem Solving Therapy)
  • Conducts psychosocial assessment and other screenings
  • Receives clinical patients from the PCP when primary care patient screens positive for mental health or substance abuse conditions (warm handoff)

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from an accredited School of Social Work.
1 year previous professional related experience or graduate level mental health experience.

Required Licenses: Lic Master Social Worker

Preferred Qualifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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NYU Lutheran Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.