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Social Worker – Pediatrics Mental Health Clinic
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Department of Social Services (MSH) - Req Number: 2318878
Job Title: Social Worker – Pediatrics Mental Health Clinic
This pediatric social worker will be responsible for meeting with children/parent(s) who are referred by their pediatrician, some who may be screened using a variety of standardized, validated mental health assessment tools and who score high for potential mental health disorders. These children will be triaged to the pediatric social worker who will be responsible for conducting a mental health assessment with these families to validate the findings on the screening tool. Those who accept a mental health referral and whose insurances are accepted in the Child Psychiatry Program will be referred to the co-located Child Psychiatry program in Pediatric Associates. The social worker then will triage those who require mental health interventions whose insurances do not cover mental health services at Mount Sinai or who prefer to receive community based mental health service referrals. He/she may provide some short-term mental health treatment as permitted under DOH provisions for social workers in primary care pediatric settings to provide short term treatment ancillary to medical management. He/she will be responsible for billing compliance documentation related to these provided services. If a child and family are receiving mental health services elsewhere an attempt will be made to have the family consent for enabling collaboration between the Pediatric Associates program and the mental health provider working with the family. Within a month of referral to mental health resources the social worker will assure that the family has received needed services and assist if impediments were presented with keeping appointments.
The social worker in this position will need to collaborate with primary care pediatrics and the co-located child psychiatry team to develop an Excel program to track mental health referrals and their outcome. Being able to incorporate chart documentation into this work is an essential aspect of the practice. Strong collaborative and systems based skills are essential in this new program especially as the social worker will be working with a large number of providers both in General Pediatrics and in Child Psychiatry. Attendance at Pediatric Associates Transformation meetings and small groups is required.
New York State LMSW or LCSW.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Experience and demonstrated skills in rapid mental health assessment, triage, case management and crisis intervention with children and their parents ranging in age from infancy to adolescence in ambulatory settings.
Strong collaborative, organizational and program building skills with strong interests in program development.
Ability to engage families in care management related to behavioral health needs.
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