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Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home- and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day, more than 18,000 VNSNY employees including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:
It assists welfare recipients with a substance abuse problem to achieve self-sufficiency through treatment and employment.
The goal is to help clients comply with their required substance abuse treatment; with other mandates of the welfare to work initiative; and to obtain employment or disability benefits.
Provides the overarching and daily coordination of services between the varying providers for patients with complex psychiatric and/or co-morbid medical conditions. Ensures efficient and successful access and linkage to the full array of necessary physical and behavioral health services. Coordinates effective communication between all providers to the ultimate benefit of the patient. Works under general direction.
Licensure: Valid drivers license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs.
Education: Bachelors degree in a human services or related field required. Enrollment/attendance in Masters degree program in human services or related field preferred.
Experience: Minimum of four years experience providing direct services to seriously mentally ill patients/clients required for BA level candidates. Minimum of 2 years experience providing direct services to seriously mentally ill patients/clients required for MA level candidates. Effective oral/written/interpersonal communication skills required. Bilingual skills preferred, and may be required as determined by operational needs. Basic computer skills required.
VNSNY is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you would like more information about your EEO rights, then please visit: