Mount Sinai Careers

Director Social Work - 9045 - Social Work - Full time Day

New York, New York
Allied Health

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Department of Social Work (MSW) - Req Number: 75280


Job Title:  Director Social Work

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Director of Social Work at Mount Sinai West monitors and evaluates services and outcomes and takes appropriate steps to revise or supplement program services. Trains, supervises and coordinates work of a professional social work staff, students and support staff.  This individual is expected to have responsibility for approximately 25 staff.  Interfaces with many community based organizations and post-acute facilities.

1. Provide professional and administrative leadership for the Department of Social Work. 


2. Drive program and policy development and monitoring and continuous quality improvement.


3. Represent MSW at multiple meetings and develop and maintain effective working relationships with a range of MSW and MSHS departments and physician and administrative leaders and/or community agencies.


4. Interview, recommend hiring, schedule, assign work to, and evaluate the work of assigned subordinates.  Recommend particular recognition, discipline, and, if necessary, discharge of assigned professional and support employees.


5. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with multiple MSW and MSHS departments, workgroups and outside agencies in order to coordinate social work functions with other patient services, to gather and exchange patient information, and to elicit cooperation.  Collaborate closely with senior leadership of other initiatives to coordinate care and facilitate discharge planning.


6. Develop, secure approval of, and implement policies and procedures. 


7. Hold key responsibility for developing budgets for area of responsibility and monitoring all revenue and expenditures.


8. Identify ongoing educational needs and assist in the staff development programs.  Participate in development and implementation of effective educational orientation programs for assigned staff and students.


9. Keep current regarding government and community social service programs and regulations, and maintain professional skills through participation in appropriate educational or development activities.


10.Provide direct social work services as needed to respond to crises, provide staff training, and to maintain professional expertise.


11.Develop program ideas, within the Department and collaboratively with other departments within MSW and MSHS.


12.Review and adjust the deployment of staff in order to assure most effective use of resources.


Performs other related duties. 




Master's degree in social work from an accredited institution.

Advanced knowledge of social work theory and practice.


Work requires knowledge of social service objectives and practices, successful track record in program development and implementation, and employee development and education, at a level generally acquired through seven to 10 years of progressively more responsible related experience.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York State


Basic Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

Significant program development and implementation skills, including the ability to assess quality and productivity and make programmatic modifications as indicated.


Interpersonal skills sufficient for effective leadership of assigned employees and to represent Department and MSW to Senior Leadership, MSHS, and community agencies.


Ability to provide exceptional clinical and administrative supervision and leadership for social workers at MSW.


Exceptional skills in engaging and assessing patients and families in the coordination of care and discharge planning.


Exceptional organizational, collaborative, communication and presentation skills

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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