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Family Advocate, Per Diem

Overview

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to meeting the health care needs of New Yorkers with compassionate, high-quality home health care. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life.

Each day, more than 13,000 VNSNY employees- including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals- deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 48,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.

Responsibilities

Responsible for providing advocacy, case management and family support services to children and their families. Assists with entitlements, linkages, and collaborates and advocates with systems involved with the client. Works under general direction.

Education: Bachelors degree in social work, health and human services or a related field preferred. Two or more years of equivalent and relevant experience in a social service agency OR an equivalent combination of the education and experience preferred.

Experience: Minimum of one year of experience in a mental health or social service setting with emphasis on family support services and/or family psycho-education required. Bilingual skills may be required as determined by operational needs.