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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.


Department descripion (Brooklyn Mobile Crisis):

It provides in-home mental health and crisis intervention services to individuals who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis and are unable to secure traditional mental health services in the community.

Though this position is field based and will work with clients who live in Brooklyn, the office location is temporarily located at 148 West 125th Street, NY, NY till June 30, 2019; the office location will then relocate to 1630 East 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY.

Job description:

The full time Supervisor will provide direct psychosocial services to mentally ill individuals in the community who are experiencing, or are at risk of, an acute psychological crisis. Provides linkage, coordinates 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 VNSNY. Assists in the overall functioning of the Mobile Crisis Management

Service. Works under general directions.

  • Provides clinical supervision and direction to social work staff of Mobile Crisis Management Service and assumes Program Director's responsibility for overall program functions in the Director's absence.
  • Organizes various program components for the appropriate utilization and management of staff including triage and case management procedures, staff scheduling, referrals, outer ach efforts, evaluations and liaison activities.
  • Screens telephone referrals.
  • Performs psychosocial evaluation and assessment of mental health service needs and emergency social service needs of identified patients and their families through professional knowledge, skills of observation and interviewing.
  • Develops and implements short-term service plans for patients, in conjunction with other members of the Mobile Crisis Management Service.
  • Provides crisis intervention services to mentally ill individuals whose circumstances and condition require rapid intervention.
  • Short-term supportive counseling, case management and appropriate referrals for ongoing treatment
  • Encourages resistant clients to accept mental health services through intervention with clients and/or family members and friends concerned with the client's welfare.
  • Provides linkage, 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.
  • Provides outreach services as part of the Mobile Crisis Management Service to mentally ill individuals in the community who are experiencing, or are a t risk of, an acute psychosocial crisis and require mental health intervention in their home.
  • Assumes Program Coordinator's responsibilities in his/her absence, as requested.
  • Participates in community programs, education and advocacy, as requested.
  • Contributes to the formulation of clinical and administrative policies and procedures and the preparation on of policy and procedure manuals, as required.

Contributes to the formulation of clinical and administrative policies and procedures and the preparation on of policy and procedure manuals, as required.

Licensure: Current registration to practice as a Licensed Social Worker in New York State required. Valid driver's license required.

Education: Master's degree in social work obtained from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education required.

Experience: Minimum three years experience as an MSW working with patients in a mental health setting required.


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