Social Worker - Lvl II, Correctional Health Services
New York City Health + Hospitals, Correctional Health Services
Location: New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: $66,609 - $72,612
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 84190
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation. We are a network of 11 hospitals, trauma centers, neighborhood health centers, nursing homes, and post-acute care centers. We are a home care agency and a health plan, MetroPlus. Our health system provides essential services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the city's five boroughs. Our diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees are uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. Visit us at https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem nycHHC or Twitter@hhcnyc.
NYC Health + Hospitals is also home to Correctional Health Services, one of the nation’s leading correctional health care systems in quality of, and innovations and access to care. In-jail services include medical, mental health, nursing, substance use treatment, social work, dental and vision care, discharge planning, and reentry support. In addition to providing direct patient care in the jails, CHS conducts enhanced pre-arraignment screening and forensic psychiatric examinations; and leverages the resources of the Health + Hospitals system to help discharged patients successfully return to their communities. CHS is also a pivotal partner in New York City’s criminal justice reform efforts. Our workforce is comprised of more than 1,500 dedicated professionals, with locations in all five boroughs and on Rikers Island.
At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.
Social Work Department – Correctional Health Services.
As part of the Mental Health Service, the Social Worker, Level 1 in the Social Work Department, and under the direction of a Social Work Supervisor, has responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:
making referrals and scheduling appointment referrals/appointments to community mental health providers.
Providing assistance with obtaining Medicaid and Public Assistance.
Work as part of an inter-disciplinary treatment team to provide clinically driven comprehensive discharge planning to mentally ill patients in a correctional environment.
Collaborate with other Mental Health Service team members to facilitate the delivery of services to the patient population through a mission-driven process that views services globally from incarceration to the community.
Participate in therapy rounds, team meetings, unit activities; court/diversion advocacy and group interventions.
Ensure completion of all Brad H related tasks/mandates for selected patients in the assigned facility.
Coordinate care for patients on unit with preparation for discharge from jail environment to community or other facility.
Experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness involved with the Criminal Justice System.
Individual and Group therapy practice.
Knowledge of benefit entitlements, community mental health and substance resources for the mental ill patient population.
For Assignment to Level II
Valid license as an LMSW issued by the NYSED; or
Valid license as an LCSW issued by the NYSED.
Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.
If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button or mail your resume, noting the above Job ID #, to:
NYC Health + Hospitals / Correctional Health Services
Human Resources Department 55 Water Street, 18th Floor New York, NY 10041 Attn: Talent Acquisition
If applying online, please include your cover letter in the same file attachment with your uploaded resume.
NYC Health and Hospitals offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
Comprehensive Health Benefits for employees hired to work 20+ hrs. per week
Retirement Savings and Pension Plans
Loan Forgiveness Programs for eligible employees
Paid Holidays and Vacation in accordance with employees' Collectively bargained contracts
College tuition discounts and professional development opportunities
About New York City Health + Hospitals, Correctional Health Services
NYC Health + Hospitals is the nation’s largest municipal health care delivery system in the United States dedicated to providing the highest quality health care services to all New Yorkers with compassion, dignity and respect, and regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.