Social Work Assistant, Home-based Crisis Intervention Team
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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 1/8/2017
Visiting Nurse Service Of New York
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:
Home Based Crisis Intervention provides in-home services to seriously emotionally disturbed youth, ages 5-18, who are at risk of being placed in psychiatric hospitals or residential treatment facilities.
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 required. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.
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