Family Advocate PD 9/13/2016
Visiting Nurse Service Of New York
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY OVERVIEW:
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:
Mobile Crisis / Child Crisis program description:
The Mobile Crisis team provides in-home mental health and crisis intervention services to individuals who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis and are unable to secure traditional mental health services in the community. The Mobile Crisis team works to prevent emergencies before they happen, and the program is designed to assess and stabilize patients in their home environment, offering short-term treatment, and providing linkage to ongoing mental health care. In some cases, the Mobile Crisis Teams will assist with voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations to prevent patients from harming themselves or others.
Responsible for providing advocacy, case management and family support services to children and their families. Assists with entitlements, linkages, and collaborates and advocates with systems involved with the client. Works under general direction.
Education: Bachelors degree in social work, health and human services or a related field preferred. Two or more years of equivalent and relevant experience in a social service agency OR an equivalent combination of the education and experience preferred.
Experience: Minimum of one year of experience in a mental health or social service setting with emphasis on family support services and/or family psycho-education required. Bilingual skills may be required as determined by operational needs.
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: