Mount Sinai Careers

Social Worker - REACH Program

New York, New York
Allied Health


Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) - Req Number: 2305818


Job Title:  Social Worker - REACH Program

  

Roles & Responsibilities:

The social worker in this new position will be in the Respectful & Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (REACH) Program at IMA in the CAM Building IMA Practice on 102nd Street. Effective 11/1/18, this position will be reduced to part-time (3 days/week) due to funding restrictions.

The REACH Program offers primary care services to patients who use alcohol and/or drugs or who are in recovery from addiction. Using a harm reduction model, REACH offers overdose prevention services, access to buprenorphine and other medicines to treat substance use disorders, as well as comprehensive primary care that integrates behavioral health (psychiatry and psychology in addition to social work). The REACH program further offers care coordination support from patient navigators and services to address psychosocial barriers to health. The REACH Program began as an outreach, testing and treatment program for patients with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection and continues to offer these services as well within the primary care and outreach settings. 

The social worker will be present at REACH clinic sessions where he/she will work directly with patients to provide psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, and referral for mental health, substance abuse treatment and benefits/entitlements. He/she will have the opportunity to co-lead support groups, participate in planning for meetings with the Consumer Advisory Board, conduct outreach and education in the community, and participate in research initiatives to improve understanding and care of this vulnerable and diverse population of patients. Responsibilities include tracking all referrals and follow-up with patients and referral contacts, documentation in the medical record, coordination of care with the medical staff and patient navigators, and participation in weekly case conferencing.

 Requirements: 


• New York State LMSW or LCSW. 
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
• Experience with adults with chronic illness.
• Experience with adults with substance use disorders and harm reduction approach preferred.
• Relevant experience with psychosocial assessments and counseling.
• Exceptional collaborative, clinical, and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently.



Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
 
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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