Mount Sinai Careers
Social Worker – Maternal Children’s Health
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Department of Social Services (MSH) - Req Number: 2336512
Job Title: Social Worker – Social Worker – Maternal Children’s Health
• Consultation and supportive psychotherapy services to a range of pediatric and adult patients referred by the GI team, in the IBD center, Mt Sinai infusion center and through telehealth.
• Collaboration with social workers on inpatient services on which these patients may be hospitalized in order to assure coordination of care.
• Participation in programs which utilize resilience-based patient educational tools and support materials.
• Participation in programs such as Resilience, Meet Me at Mount Sinai (surgery preparation), Pediatric New Patient Diagnosis program, and Adolescent and Young Adult Transition program.
• Assisting with the development of transitional care programs which help pediatric patients navigate the change from adolescence into adulthood.
• Supporting IBD Home team, including nurse practitioners, dieticians, child life and physicians, to ensure continuity of care.
• Making REAP and community resource referrals as needed.
The social worker will assist families with the impact of the diagnosis of IBD and its implications throughout the course of the illness with special emphasis on understanding the psychosocial implications of this illness along a developmental spectrum for the population. Special programs will be developed to assist with transitional management of children into adolescence and from adolescence into adulthood in terms of disease self-management and adherence to care and for the patient population receiving infusion treatments. Services will include supportive and mental health counseling for patients of all ages, their families and support systems; health education; resource coordination; adherence to care and adjustment to chronic illness interventions.
Social work applicants should have strong interests in program planning and development with an integrated team of pediatric and adult medical providers and be able to balance the demands of a caseload of all ages whose psychosocial status will largely influence their medical self-management and coping and adaptation to IBD.
This position will be based at 17 East 102nd Street, Manhattan, New York.
• New York State LMSW or LCSW.
• Skills in psychosocial assessment and establishment of developmentally appropriate therapeutic relationships with patients/families of all ages.
• Experience working with both adults and children in health care settings.
• Experience working with patients with chronic illnesses; inpatient experience preferred.
• Interest in program development.
• Exceptional collaboration skills and the ability to work within a multidisciplinary setting.
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