Social Worker Program Specialist

Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2549118

Job Title:  Social Worker Program Specialist


Roles & Responsibilities: 

Under general supervision, oversees specific service/program area, which may include professional development and orientation of group of Social Workers. Responsible for program implementation. May evaluate and counsel assigned employees on work performance and ensure adherence to established policies and procedures. Interviews prospective candidates and recommends hiring. Performs professional social work functions majority of work time. Collaborates with similar level representatives or other health care professions in meeting patient care needs of an assigned area of hospital services.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for a specific program area, which includes program implementation, which also typically includes program and funding development, evaluation, and regulatory compliance. Responsibilities may include overseeing professional development and orientation of assigned Social Workers through individual and group teaching conferences, case discussions, and by sharing professional knowledge and/or experience relevant to particular patient or situation. May perform social work precepting for medical students, social work interns, and allied health profession students.
2. Monitors and evaluates performance and productivity of the program.
3. Provides social work services in accordance with social work assessments and diagnoses, and conducts individual and/or group treatment sessions for patients and families with personal and environmental difficulties which may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical or psychiatric care.
4. Directs patients to appropriate community agencies and resources and conducts complex discharge planning.
5. Participates as team member in conferences with other health care professionals and communicates to patient care staffs any social, emotional or environmental problems which may affect patients' response to treatment.
6. Provides all necessary patient, staff and program documentation.
7. Keeps current regarding government and community social service programs and regulations and maintains and enhances professional skills through participation in appropriate education or development activities and Department meetings.
8. Develops and implements educational programs for health professionals and students within and outside the Hospital through such activities as formal precepting, participating on committees, consultations, and developing and presenting lectures for formal courses within the School of Medicine as well as precepting individual medical students.
9. Is able to identify areas for improved service delivery and to implement practices in accordance.
10. Identifies areas for study within patient groups and fosters analytic review by assigned professional staff.
11. Other relevant duties as assigned.



Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited institution

Must possess knowledge of social work theory and practice.
Expertise in specific program/service area generally required.
Work requires level of knowledge of social work process and community resources and agencies in relation to 
health, illness, and disability, generally acquired through a minimum of 5 years related experience in a health care or related setting.



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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