Looking for a Psychiatric Social Worker serving any person who is experiencing, or is at risk of a psychological crisis, and who requires mental health intervention. Work is field based providing services to individuals ages 12 years and older
- Provides direct psycho-social services to mentally ill adults and/or children in the community who are experiencing psychiatric and/or psycho-social difficulties.
- Provides assessment, referrals and linkages to appropriate service providers
- Provides information and consultation to other community agencies and disciplines, including other services of the Agency
- Responsible for screening telephone referrals and may be responsible for providing on-call assistance for the program
- Develops and implements short-term service plans for patients, in conjunction with other members of the Program
- Encourages resistant clients to accept mental health services through interventions with clients and/or family members and friends concerned with the client's welfare
- Participates with the Mobile Geriatric team and other appropriate Agency staff
- Valid drivers NY State license is required.
- Current registration to practice as a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York State required
- Masters degree in Social Work required
- Minimum of one year as a social service provider with clients in a mental health setting required
- Bilingual skills in Spanish, Mandarin, or Russian preferred
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organizations, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost-effective health care in the home and community. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, health plan members, and clients from before birth to the end of life. On any given day, VNSNY employees - including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, home health aides and other professionals - deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to approximately 40,000 individuals in our care helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.