Visiting Nurse Service of New York Psychiatric Social Worker, Mobile Crisis in Bronx, New York

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:
Department description:
It 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.
Job desciption:
Provides direct psychosocial services to mentally ill adults and/or children in the community who are experiencing psychiatric and/or psychosocial difficulties. Provides assessment, referrals and linkages to appropriate service providers. Provides information and consultation to other community agencies and disciplines, including other services of the Agency. Assists in the overall functioning of the Program. Works under general supervision.
Licensure: Valid drivers NY State license may be required, as determined by operational/regional needs. Current registration to practice as a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York State required.
Education: Masters degree in Social Work required.
Experience: Minimum of one year as a social service provider with clients in a mental health setting 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:
http://www.vnsny.org/system/assets/0000/3510/eeopost.original.pdf?1394816984

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