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Social Work Assistant

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

Responsible for providing direct social work services to patients and their families including supportive counseling, community resource planning, advocacy, skill building and crisis intervention. Provides direct social work services such as assessments, linkages to community resources and assistance with entitlements. Works under close supervision.

Licensure: Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.

Education: Bachelor or Associates Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or the human services field - OR -four years of full-time paid experience in social work in a social agency adhering to acceptable standards - OR - the equivalent combination of the foregoing education and experience required.

Experience: Minimum of one year of social work experience in a mental health, health care or human services setting required. Knowledge of substance abuse, and familiarity with uniform case records preferred. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.