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Social Work Assistant

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 driver's 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, An 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 required. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.


ABOUT US

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.