Part Time Social Worker
Summary/Objective: Under the leadership of the President/CEO, the Social Worker will promote the psychological well-being of the student body by performing consultation, liaison, case management, direct clinical services, and other related functions to the general student population of the College.
- Serves as a primary resource for students in facilitating referrals to outside psychological and other resources
- Provides comprehensive case management to high-risk students and/or students with complex psychosocial circumstances as they transition through different levels of mental health care which may include hospitalization, residential treatment program, day treatment program, and ongoing outpatient treatment
- Serves as a chief liaison to outside clinical and social support resources. Helps to identify, develop and maintain a network of outside providers and institutions to whom students can be referred
- Serves as a liaison to students on a medical leave of absence for psychiatric reasons, promoting continuity of care and helping students maintain a sense of connection to the College
- Performs administrative duties related to clinical work (e.g. collaboration with other providers and services within and outside of Helene Fuld) and other departmental business
- Maintains up-to-date and accurate patient records
- Complies data and creates periodic reports on all liaison and consultation activities; participates in quality assurance activities related to the assigned scope of duties
- Provides as needed, initial psychological evaluation (e.g., phone triage), involving diagnostic assessment, based on a review of presenting problem(s) and of the patient’s developmental, social, psychological, and treatment history
- Conducts focused support groups including, but not limited to, groups for students awaiting assignment to other resources, as needed
- Perform other responsibilities as assigned and at the discretion of the President/CEO
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a part-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, in which the college is open. Due to the nature of the responsibilities you may be required to work a flexible schedule, as necessary.
Required Education and Experience
- Master’s degree in Social Work and New York State LCSW license required
- Minimum of five (5) years related experience required with at least three (3) years acceptable clinical experience
- Demonstrated experience in advanced diagnostic and clinical skills, particularly concerning crisis intervention
- Must be able to work with serious psychopathology (e.g., suicidal and psychotic patients)
- Experience in case management
- Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Position requires some evening hours
- Demonstrated training and experience in one or more areas of specialty such as Alcohol/substance abuse; eating disorders, and body-image concerns; LGBTQ+ issues; problems of international students and cross-cultural counseling; multicultural concerns; trauma; military veterans; survivors of sexual violence.
- Experience in college mental health settings, and/or with late adolescent and young adult populations.
- Inpatient experience and familiarity with local psychiatric resources and social services
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. More details about other duties can be found in the HFCN Employee Handbook. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Helene Fuld College of Nursing provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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