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Lead Clinical Support Licensed Social Worker/Foster Care Liaison

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

Serves as the liaison between the care coordinators and service providers and is responsible for coordinating access for children in foster care. Provides clinical consultation, coaching, precepting and staff development activities for the CCSW staff. Serves as department lead for special projects and initiatives. Provides telephonic social work (SW) consultation to the Care Coordination team and telephonic SW services directly to members. This includes assessing clinical needs, determining appropriate actions and facilitating clinical care or resources between clinical staff and the member. Works under general supervision.

Licensure: Current license to practice as a Licensed Social Worker in New York State required.

Education: Master&rsquot;s Degree in Social Work required.

Experience: Minimum of five years social work experience in a managed care, home care or community based health care organization required. Minimum of three years&rsquot; experience in working with the NY State Foster Care System is required. Demonstrated knowledge of the child welfare system, foster care healthcare requirements, and the unique complex needs (including needs resultant of trauma) of foster care children required. Previous experience with staff development, clinical consultation, and program administration activities preferred. Effective oral/written communication, analytical and interpersonal skills required. Knowledge of Medicaid and/or commercial regulations preferred. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and data systems required. Ability to multi task in a fast-paced environment required.
Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.

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