Mental Health Social Worker

  • Location: New York, NY, New York
  • Type: Perm (Contingency)
  • Job #30661

Compensation: $55,000-$58,000

Location: Bronx, NY

The Mental Health Social Worker, 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.

Highlights About the Company & Position:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree required in Social Work.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with adolescents, families, professionals, and other personnel from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.

Note: Qualified candidates will be contacted within 2 business days of application. If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities and may contact you for further discussion.

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Job ID: 30661