Social Worker – Adolescent Health Center

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Department of Social Work (MSH) - Req Number: 2520090

Job Title:  Social Worker – Adolescent Health Center


Roles & Responsibilities:

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC) has an opening for a licensed clinical social worker to join its highly collaborative, integrated mental health team of professionals. MSAHC is a unique, New York City-based program that delivers comprehensive, integrated medical and mental health services and prevention education to young people aged 10 to 24. MSAHC is the largest center of its kind in the United States providing confidential, quality health care 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, transgender health services, counseling, support, mental health and family therapy, comprehensive psychological testing, dental care, optical services, legal services, nutrition, fitness, and wellness programs. 

Provide social work services to at risk adolescents and their families in an integrated medical and mental health clinic at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Provide short and long term individual, family, and group psychotherapy, intense case management, crisis intervention, and health education as part of an interdisciplinary medical and mental health service model. Complete psychosocial assessments and develop treatment plans. 
As part of an interdisciplinary team, provide transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth with individual, family, and group psychotherapy, intensive case management, crisis intervention, and health education. Provide evaluations for gender dysphoria and hormone and surgery-readiness as needed. Consult closely with medical providers and legal advocates who are working with patients. Provide counseling related to medical transition. 

This is a full-time position that will be four flexible weekdays and all Saturdays (8.30am to 4.30pm). 


• New York State LCSW required. 
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
• Significant experience working with low-income, inner-city, at risk adolescents.
• Experience working with Transgender Nonconforming Youth. 
• Experience/training in at least one evidence based model (i.e. TF-CBT, DBT).
• Experience delivering short and long term individual, group, and family therapeutic interventions.
• Experience working with populations who have complex trauma histories.
• Excellent clinical, collaborative, communication, organizational, and documentation skills. 
• Skillful in collaborating with external resources and coordinating appropriate referrals.
• Solid working understanding of adolescent growth and development.
• Skillful in assessing clients’ needs in relationship to health and psychosocial functioning and establishing treatment goal accordingly.
• Working knowledge of state regulations related to child abuse, 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. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

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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