Social Worker – Outpatient Behavioral Health

NYU Langone Health

Job Overview

Job ID: 1083216_RR00050617

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and the second largest in the nation. It includes eight primary care sites, 40 school-based health centers and dental clinics, four day care centers, the nation’s largest dental residency program, and New York State’s largest behavioral health program. The network also includes 12 community medicine sites providing care to disenfranchised New Yorkers, comprehensive HIV services, chemical dependency programs, and a family support center that offers educational, vocational, and other social support programs. Learn more about Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, and interact with us on LinkedInGlassdoorIndeedFacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram.

Position Summary

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Social Worker.

In this role, the successful candidate will provide services to patients and their families including, but not limited to, screening, patient identification, patient assessment, transitional and discharge planning for post-acute needs for the designated population (Emergency Department and inpatient acute care, excluding Behavioral Health). Provides limited counseling related to the psychosocial aspects of the presenting episode of care

Job Responsibilities

  • To stabilize patients who are experiencing crisis
  • Intake an inpatient hospitalization/ED or other form of high level care to provide more intensive transition to the outpatient setting prior to triaging to the appropriate setting for longer term treatment (if required)
  • Address crisis which could relate to psychosocial stressors including homelessness, family disruption, immigration related problems, financial and food insecurity
  • To provide systemic support to Sunset Terrace staff which would assess and address the burnout connected to working with patients with trauma as these symptoms and experiences are often the cause of crisis events
  • Thus, to decrease re-hospitalizations, suicide attempts, episodes of harm to others, and suicide deaths.
  • Assists in completion of eligibility documents, assessment forms, etc, as necessary and appropriate
  • Provides information relative to services, specific programs, and treatment options offered by LMC
  • Establishes and maintains close professional relationships with civic and social organizations within the target area.
  • Assists in the collection and reporting of timely, accurate statistical data.
  • Maintains professional documentation as defined by organizational policy and procedure
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assess and plan for appropriate care and services across the continuum.
  • Provides limited services of counseling, crisis intervention, transition planning, protective services, advocacy, information and referral within the framework of discharge planning
  • Utilizes knowledge of community resources to refer patients to appropriate services to ensure continuity and quality of care.
  • Completes referrals for post-acute services to meet patient needs to safely transition to the next level of care.
  • Provides psychosocial discharge planning assessment and services (i.e. subacute and custodial care placements, entitlements, working with high risk and/or difficult to discharge population, etc.).
  • Involves patient/family/support system in the care and discharge plan as appropriate
  • Provides psychosocial counseling as identified through assessment for patients and families/support systems to enhance participation and cooperation in developing a comprehensive social work plan.
  • Manages inpatient referrals, including, but not limited to, screening, identification of social work intervention needs, assessments, development of post-acute discharge plan based on assessed needs, and implementation of discharge plans.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or volunteered in alignment with the mission, goals and values

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify you must have a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW). Current NYS Social Work License and Registration (LMSW or LCSW) or permit can be accepted as well. Willingness to devote the time required completing assigned tasks on schedule. 1 year social work experience in an outpatient Behavioral Health setting is highly preferred.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) certification is preferred.

Bilingual proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Required Licenses: Lic Master Social Worker, Lic Clinical Social Worker

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone’s network provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

If you wish to view Family Health Centers at NYU Langone’s EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal “EEO is the law” poster or visit for more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here.


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