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Visiting Nurse Service of New York Psychiatric Social Worker, Promise Zone Program in New York, New York

Overview

Looking for a Psychiatric Social Worker to provide mental health
assessments, interventions, consultations and linkages for students
enrolled in 8 elementary schools and 1 middle school in the Bronx. The
position will also liaison with school personnel to reach positive
outcomes for the students.
Responsibilities

Provides direct psycho-social services to children in schools and in the
community who are experiencing psycho-social difficulties.
Provides linkage, coordination with, referral to and follow up with
appropriate ongoing service providers.
Provides information and consultation to other community agencies and
other disciplines, including other services of the Agency. Assists in
the overall functioning of the Program. Works under general
supervision.
Performs psycho-social evaluation and assessment of mental health
service needs of identified clients and their families through
professional knowledge, skills of observation and interviewing.
Develops and implements short-term service plans for clients and
families, in conjunction with other members of the Program.
Provides, referral and provision of information to appropriate long-term
mental health services and social services and social services
providers, or long-term residential facilities.
Coordinates and follows up on linkages made between clients and other
service agencies and mental health providers to ensure continuity of
care. - Liaison with, and consultation to, community agencies.
Prepares case histories and prepares and maintains case records, in
accordance with the Program record keeping mechanism.
Participates in community programs and education, as requested.
Qualifications

Masters degree in Social Work required
Current registration to practice as a Licensed Master Social Worker in
New York State preferred. Licensing within 6 months of hire required.
Minimum of one year as a social service provider with clients in a
mental health setting required
Bilingual skills inSpanish strongly preferred CA2020

VNSNY is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V
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