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.
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.
Provides 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.
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.