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Children's Aid Mental Health Social Worker in Bronx, New York

Mental Health Social Worker 10/13/21Full Time--Bronx

Job ID: 004628

Position Summary:* Under the direction of School based Behavioral Health Clinic Supervisor, or his/her designee, provides targeted, selective, and universal services to students, their families, and school staff using various behavioral health methods, including individual, group and family therapy/ counseling, crisis intervention, workshops, staff consultations and trainings. These functions are performed under general supervision, necessitating the ability to exercise independent and sound judgment.*


  • Participates with interdisciplinary team members in developing and implementing program policies and procedures and preventing crises.

  • Assesses the social and emotional needs of students.

  • Provides direct counseling/social services to students referred by self, health team, faculty, administration and other school ancillary staff.

  • Tracks and follows up on all referrals made in and out of school.

  • Establishes referral network/linkages with outside agencies for both students and parents.

  • Engages with entire school community; participates and presents at PA meetings, teacher meetings, assemblies, etc.

  • Serves as an advocate for patients' rights within the clinic and serves as a mediator between parents, child and school.

  • Remains available for crisis intervention services as the need arises or arranges for such coverage by emergency social services.

  • Records professional assessments, identifies problems, treatment plans and progress notes as required by NYS regulations and policies and procedures, and the Children's Aid Society.

  • Is competent to care for patients based upon the age groups treated.

  • Ensures that all students, visitors, guests, as well as co-workers, receive personalized, prompt attention and are treated with receptiveness, dignity and respect, no matter how limited the contact.

  • Implements philosophy and objectives of program.

  • Comply with all privacy laws including HIPAA, etc.

  • Performs other related duties, as required.

Qualifications:* *

  • Master's Degree required in Social Work with a valid New York State License (LMSW) or LMSW must be obtained within 3 months of employment.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.

  • Ability to work effectively with adolescents, families, professionals and other personnel from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.


Job Type Full Time

Location --Bronx