Social Worker - Lvl III, Correctional Health Services
New York City Health + Hospitals, Correctional Health Services
Location: East Elmhurst, New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: $72,086 - $82,086
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 81452
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.
Summary of position:
This full-time position reports to the Director of Social Work through a Social Work Supervisor or Coordinator and is responsible for providing reentry services to incarcerated individuals receiving mental health treatment.
Completing clinical evaluations of incarcerated individuals with the purpose of developing appropriate discharge plans.
Liaising with community agency, facilitating communication between the agencies and the department/health care setting and the utilization of available community resources.
Providing appointments and referrals to community mental health and/or substance use treatment as clinically indicated.
Providing referrals for appropriate case management services and supportive housing to eligible individuals.
Providing assistance with benefits, including Medicaid, social security benefits, and public assistance.
Processing discharges by providing individuals leaving jail with appropriate medications, aftercare letters, referrals to community treatment, and Medication Grant Program (MGP) cards when indicated.
Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide clinically driven, comprehensive discharge planning to incarcerated individuals with mental illness.
Engage in appropriate communication and collaboration with court players and alternative to incarceration programs when indicated.
Participate in treatment team meetings, supervision, trainings, and other departmental meetings.
Ensure timely completion of all brad H-related tasks for assigned patients.
Ensure compliance with accepted social work practices and principles and operational adherence to government rules and regulations, including compliance with reporting requirements.
Might provide supervision to other social workers, case workers, or clerical staff.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, including DOC staff.
Experience working with individuals with mental illness.
Experience working in with individuals involve in the criminal justice system.
Experience working with community mental health and substance use resources.
Experience working with alternative to incarceration or reentry programs.
Strong clinical skills.
Master’s degree in Social Work with active NY State license in good standing.
At least two years of post-license experience.
An equivalent and satisfactory combination of education and experience may be considered.
For Assignment to Level III
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.