Social Worker – Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2561860

Job Title:  Social Worker – Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery


Roles & Responsibilities:

This new position will be based at Mount Sinai’s Downtown Practice located at 275 7th Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets.

The Institute for Advanced Medicine at Mount Sinai, a network of five clinics, is seeking a social worker to oversee and provide psychosocial services for the Transgender Healing and Resilience Initiative for Survivors of Violence (THRIV) Program. The duration of this social worker position, funded by District Attorney of New York (DANY, managed by ISLG/CUNY, is through September 30, 2021, with possible extension through November 30, 2021. There is no possibility of extension beyond this date through this grant. 

THRIV aims to increase access to trauma-focused, gender-affirming therapy for transgender survivors of interpersonal violence and trauma, and specializes in short-term individual and group therapy for transgender and gender non-binary individuals (TGNB) who have experienced interpersonal violence. The social worker will provide services ranging psychoeducation and skills training, to past-focused processing of traumatic experiences, including sexual & intimate partner violence, childhood sexual abuse, trafficking, hate crimes, and community violence. The social worker will be responsible for project coordination and for providing staff training to address transgender-focused and trauma-focused care and cultural competency. They will be required to complete new intakes and lead/coordinate trauma-informed, gender-affirming trainings. The social worker will provide guidance, oversight, and supervision to an Outreach Worker who will be responsible for providing information about various programs, assisting individuals navigating the clinic, and liaising with community-based organizations serving transgender individuals. 


New York State LCSW required. 
Experience working with transgender individuals with a history of interpersonal violence and/or trauma.
Excellent engagement, organizational, collaborative, clinical and project coordination skills.
Skillful in collaborating with external resources and coordinating appropriate referrals.
Ability to meet grant-funding coordination, documentation, and reporting requirements.

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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