Mount Sinai Careers

Social Worker – Adolescent Health Center (Mental Health)

New York, New York
Allied Health

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2327554

Job Title: Social Worker – Adolescent Health Center (Mental Health)


Roles & Responsibilities:

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC) delivers comprehensive, integrated medical and mental health services and prevention education to young people aged 10 to 24. It is the largest center of its kind in the United States providing confidential, quality health care, mental health and support services to underserved and at-risk youth, regardless of their ability to pay. At the MSAHC, young people can find a wide range of services specially designed for their needs, including: primary health care, sexual and reproductive health, counseling, support, mental health and family therapy, comprehensive psychological testing, dental care, optical services, legal services, nutrition, fitness, and wellness programs.

As part of an interdisciplinary medical and mental health team, provide social work services to high-risk adolescents and their families in a medical clinic at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Provide high-risk, traumatized adolescents with short-term individual, family, and group psychotherapy, intense case management, crisis intervention, and health education as part of the interdisciplinary team. Consult with medical providers who are working with high-risk patients with both medical and mental health needs and conduct clinical assessments on patients referred by medical providers. Work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, psychologists, a nutritionist and student interns to support mothers and their children in the Teen Parenting program by providing vocational and educational counseling and helping mothers to access benefits such as housing, food and childcare. Participate in developing an innovative model to engage and retain adolescents who have a variety of psychosocial concerns, particularly focusing on individuals with history of trauma (e.g., sexual abuse, domestic violence, community violence, physical abuse).


New York State LMSW required, LCSW preferred.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Experience working with low-income, inner-city, at-risk adolescents required.
Experience working with populations with complex trauma histories required 
Ability to be flexible and use non-traditional approaches in working with young adults preferred.
Skillful in assessing clients’ needs in relationship to health and psychosocial functioning and establishing intervention accordingly required.
Experience delivering therapeutic interventions, such as preventive and risk- reduction models that reflect developmentally appropriate methods and materials preferred.
Excellent collaborative, clinical, and communication skills required.
Excellent organizational and documentation skills required. 
Skillful in collaborating with external resources and coordinating appropriate referrals.
A solid working understanding of adolescent growth and development preferred.
Working knowledge of regulations related to child abuse, child neglect, and other urgent care issues.

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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