Location: New York, New York
Mental Health/Social Services
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At Memorial Sloan Kettering, our social workers play a meaningful role in providing emotional support and guidance to people with cancer, as well as friends, families, and caregivers. We are seeking to hire a part-time Clinical Social Worker II to provide comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment and follow-up to adolescent, young adult and adult patients and families in response to social, psychological and environmental needs related to the impact of diagnosis, admission, treatment, discharge, continued care and post-treatment. In this role, you will report to a Supervisor within the Department of Social Work.
You Will: Conduct screening and bio-psychosocial assessment of patients and families to assess their distress & develop ongoing clinical plan. Provide clinical interventions and modification of psychosocial plan, ongoing clinical assessments, advocacy, and assistance with resources for patients and their families. Collaborate with interprofessional team to address ongoing patient needs. Assist patients/families in accessing appropriate psychosocial services along the continuum of care. Identify the unique needs of assigned service; develop and implement appropriate interventions and programs. Produce quality documentation in the medical record and all written correspondence; and prepare Philanthropic Budget Sheets and other departmental-related documentation. Focus on professional development through supervision of student interns; participating in team consultation, teaching and research, presentations at national conferences and contributions to the social work/oncology literature. Participate and serve on department-wide committees. Work with Supervisor, Practice Group Leader and/or Director of Social Work on special projects as assigned.
Serve as champion for our Adolescent and Young Adult Program which includes enhancing clinical practice, providing education, and contributing to program development.
You Need: A Master's degree in Social Work and NY-LMSW are both required. LCSW is preferred. At least 3 years of post master's work experience in a hospital. Strong clinical skills with individuals, families and groups
Expertise in assessment and clinical intervention with adolescents and young adults Experience in oncology and/or palliative care in a hospital setting preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
This position is part-time, 22.5 hrs./week, 3 days/week, ideally Mon-Wed.
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Pay Range:$72,600.00-$112,400.00/annually - please note, this will be pro-rated as it is part-time, 60%
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