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Psychiatric Social Worker, Promise Zone Program


Looking for a Psychiatric Social Worker to provide mental health assessments, interventions, consultations and linkages for students enrolled in 8 elementary schools and 1 middle school in the Bronx. The position will also liaison with school personnel to reach positive outcomes for the students.


Provides direct psycho-social services to children in schools and in the community who are experiencing psycho-social difficulties.

Provides linkage, coordination 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 the Agency. Assists in the overall functioning of the Program. Works under general supervision.

Performs psycho-social evaluation and assessment of mental health service needs of identified clients and their families through professional knowledge, skills of observation and interviewing.

Develops and implements short-term service plans for clients and families, in conjunction with other members of the Program.

Provides, 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. - Liaison with, and consultation to, community agencies.

Prepares case histories and prepares and maintains case records, in accordance with the Program record keeping mechanism.

Participates in community programs and education, as requested.


Masters degree in Social Work required

Current registration to practice as a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York State preferred. Licensing within 6 months of hire required.

Minimum of one year as a social service provider with clients in a mental health setting required

Bilingual skills in Spanish strongly preferred CA2020


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 Countries. For over 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to improving the health and well-being of people through high-quality, cost effective healthcare in the home and community. 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 44,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.