Mount Sinai Careers

Social Worker Assistant - 3310 - Develop Disability CenterGeneral - Full time Day

New York, New York
Allied Health


Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal. 

Department of Develop Disability Center General (MSSL) - Req Number: 73794


Job Title:  Social Worker Assistant 

  

Roles & Responsibilities:


A. Clinical/Technical/Service

1.   Performs the following tasks and clinical functions in an efficient and cost-effective manner as assigned in order to help patients/families/significant others respond to their treatment needs

2.   Performs psychosocial screening and assessment, discharge planning, linkage to community resources, crisis intervention, timely documentation, utilization management, care plans/case management, and advocacy

3.   Conducts psychosocial screenings and assessments

4.   Provides direct service to patients and families

5.   Able to identify select, access and make referrals to appropriate community resources

6.   Facilitates psycho-educational groups for patients and families

7.   Advocates for patients and families by interpreting their needs to, and eliciting cooperation from, other disciplines and community agencies

8.   Assesses situation and re-negotiates contract with patient/family as needed

9.   Participates in Interdisciplinary Rounds, case conferences, staff meetings

10. Maintains appropriate patient care documentation as defined by hospital policies and procedures

11. Sets appropriate priorities and responds to follow-up situations in acceptable time period

12. Develops options and treatment plans in a timely manner

13. Demonstrates ability to make decisions and manages resources

14. Demonstrates sensitivity to patient/family cultural background

15. Demonstrates sensitivity to  patient/family spiritual needs

16. Effectively represents the department’s philosophy and policy to other departments and community agents

17. Knowledgeable about entitlements and assists patients to secure needed services

18. Assumes responsibility for preparing material for conferences, rounds and staff development programs

19. Understands NYS Dept. of Health regulations concerning hospital discharge planning and explains them to patients/families

20. Demonstrates knowledge of child protection policies and domestic violence protocols

21. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area

   Age Specific Competencies (Neonate/Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric)

a.   Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group

b.   Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment

c.   Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs

d.   Uses communication techniques which are age appropriate

B. Organizational/Managerial

22.  Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities

23.  Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of  information

24.  Organizes time well and sets appropriate priorities, balancing clinical, organizational, and administrative tasks

25.  Responds to situations in acceptable time period

26.  Demonstrates knowledge of fire safety procedures

27.  Maintains quarterly treatment plans where applicable

28.  Meets productivity standards in unit of assignment

29.  Adheres to attendance requirements

C. Educational/Professional Development

30.  Participates in the development of other staff members

31.  Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements

32.  Identifies learning strengths and needs

33.  Utilizes learning resources

34.  Attends and participates in Social Work meetings/in-service training

35.  Understands and adheres to the Social Work Code of Ethics

36.  Observes principles of self-determination, confidentiality, and absence of prejudicial actions

37.  Applies the necessary knowledge and skills in the performance of job requirements

38.  Assumes responsibility for own learning by identifying problems and learning needs to supervisor

39.  Integrates materials discussed in supervision and appropriately applies learning to other case situations

D. Communication/Relationships

40.  Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients families and significant others

41.  Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff and extended community

42.  Anticipates, identifies and alerts supervisor of developing problems with cases and in systems

43.  Utilizes supervisory suggestions and criticism in an objective manner

44.  Consults with other disciplines to share knowledge of patient, family, and social situation to enhance medical or psychiatric treatment, or education plan.

45.  Adheres to Continuum’s legal and ethical standards

46.  Performs other duties as assigned



Requirements:


EDUCATION REQUIRED

Bachelors Degree required. BSW preferred.

EXPERIENCES AND/OR SKILLS REQUIRED

Read, write, and understand English.  Follow verbal and written instructions.  Health care experience preferred.  When service needs dictate, applicant must be bi-lingual (English/Spanish).  May require experience with specific populations.

Home and community visits when clinically indicated.



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. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


 

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What You’ll Do:


RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Clinical/Technical/Service

1.   Performs the following tasks and clinical functions in an efficient and cost-effective manner as assigned in order to help patients/families/significant others respond to their treatment needs

2.   Performs psychosocial screening and assessment, discharge planning, linkage to community resources, crisis intervention, timely documentation, utilization management, care plans/case management, and advocacy

3.   Conducts psychosocial screenings and assessments

4.   Provides direct service to patients and families

5.   Able to identify select, access and make referrals to appropriate community resources

6.   Facilitates psycho-educational groups for patients and families

7.   Advocates for patients and families by interpreting their needs to, and eliciting cooperation from, other disciplines and community agencies

8.   Assesses situation and re-negotiates contract with patient/family as needed

9.   Participates in Interdisciplinary Rounds, case conferences, staff meetings

10. Maintains appropriate patient care documentation as defined by hospital policies and procedures

11. Sets appropriate priorities and responds to follow-up situations in acceptable time period

12. Develops options and treatment plans in a timely manner

13. Demonstrates ability to make decisions and manages resources

14. Demonstrates sensitivity to patient/family cultural background

15. Demonstrates sensitivity to  patient/family spiritual needs

16. Effectively represents the department’s philosophy and policy to other departments and community agents

17. Knowledgeable about entitlements and assists patients to secure needed services

18. Assumes responsibility for preparing material for conferences, rounds and staff development programs

19. Understands NYS Dept. of Health regulations concerning hospital discharge planning and explains them to patients/families

20. Demonstrates knowledge of child protection policies and domestic violence protocols

21. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area

   Age Specific Competencies (Neonate/Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric)

a.   Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group

b.   Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment

c.   Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs

d.   Uses communication techniques which are age appropriate

B. Organizational/Managerial

22.  Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities

23.  Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of  information

24.  Organizes time well and sets appropriate priorities, balancing clinical, organizational, and administrative tasks

25.  Responds to situations in acceptable time period

26.  Demonstrates knowledge of fire safety procedures

27.  Maintains quarterly treatment plans where applicable

28.  Meets productivity standards in unit of assignment

29.  Adheres to attendance requirements

C. Educational/Professional Development

30.  Participates in the development of other staff members

31.  Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements

32.  Identifies learning strengths and needs

33.  Utilizes learning resources

34.  Attends and participates in Social Work meetings/in-service training

35.  Understands and adheres to the Social Work Code of Ethics

36.  Observes principles of self-determination, confidentiality, and absence of prejudicial actions

37.  Applies the necessary knowledge and skills in the performance of job requirements

38.  Assumes responsibility for own learning by identifying problems and learning needs to supervisor

39.  Integrates materials discussed in supervision and appropriately applies learning to other case situations

D. Communication/Relationships

40.  Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients families and significant others

41.  Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff and extended community

42.  Anticipates, identifies and alerts supervisor of developing problems with cases and in systems

43.  Utilizes supervisory suggestions and criticism in an objective manner

44.  Consults with other disciplines to share knowledge of patient, family, and social situation to enhance medical or psychiatric treatment, or education plan.

45.  Adheres to Continuum’s legal and ethical standards

46.  Performs other duties as assigned



What You'll Bring:


EDUCATION REQUIRED

Bachelors Degree required. BSW preferred.

EXPERIENCES AND/OR SKILLS REQUIRED

Read, write, and understand English.  Follow verbal and written instructions.  Health care experience preferred.  When service needs dictate, applicant must be bi-lingual (English/Spanish).  May require experience with specific populations.

Home and community visits when clinically indicated.



Do you share our dedication to extraordinary service and have what it takes to wear the badge? Apply now!

 

Who We Are:

Over 35,000 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 committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that are strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences. We offer our employees a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, a 403(b) retirement plan, and much more.

 

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. 
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans