Ryan Network

  • Geriatric / BHI Social Worker

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/25/2018 1:14 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Behavioral Health
  • Overview

    The William F. Ryan Community Health Network is a group of not-for-profit, federally qualified health centers that deliver high quality, affordable and comprehensive medical care to diverse and underserved communities. We are currently seeking a Geriatric/BHI Social Worker for Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center located in Midtown West.


    Position Overview:

    The Social Worker will provide integrated primary care and mental health services with a focus on best practices in geriatric medicine and evidence-based mental health services. Enhance primary care services for patients age 60 and older, specifically and initially at Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center. Provide access to mental health and concrete/enabling services/Social determinants of Health, for this same population. Increase coordination of and access to enabling services for these patients, and support healthy aging and improve quality of life.   This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of Ryan Network.  


    Essential Functions:  

    • Complete screening, intake, risk, mental status and psychosocial assessments for patients seeking mental health treatment for diagnose and recommendations regarding treatment needs.
    • Function as the primary therapist for patients in need of mental health services utilizing multi-modality therapy to serve geriatric patients. This includes Individual, Group, and Relationship Services.
    • Use the Bio-Psycho-Social model, diagnosis according to the DSM V, develop a comprehensive care/treatment plan and provide case management services.
    • Document and complete all patient assessments including intake, psycho-social assessments, treatment plans, transfer summaries, termination summaries, progress notes, referrals, outreach, and follow-up in a timely manner in accordance with good professional practice, agency and regulatory policy. Complete and lock all notes within the Center’s electronic medical records in a timely manner utilizing appropriate ICD 10 and CPT codes.
    • Consultations with primary care practitioners to provide assessments, information and referral as needed.
    • Act as a liaison to health care providers, community agencies and other staff to ensure patients access to services within the Network as well as the community, and to address any barriers for the patient in accessing care.
    • Participate in community outreach and educational activities to promote the Network and program’s services. Provide workshops on selected mental health topics.
    • Maintain professional competency by attendance at professional conferences, in-service seminars, and other meetings as assigned.
    • Participate in regular supervisory meetings; attend Departmental Staff meetings; other meetings as assigned.
    • Maintain, Track and Monitor All Outreach, Referrals (in house and to community), services (Clinical / Concrete), along with any other expectations of the Grant.
    • Monitor and direct the services provided by the Grant's Navigator.
    • Other special projects/duties as assigned.


    Minimum Experience and Skills Required:

    • Two years of experience in a health/behavioral health setting as a social worker.
    • Knowledgeable of and trained in some evidenced based practices.
    • Ability to practice using multi-modalities, individual, group and/or relationship therapies.
    • Working experience with electronic medical records software.
    • Ability to use a computer for word processing and scheduling appointments in a calendar.
    • Experience treating individuals with mental illness and working with diverse patient populations.
    • Demonstrated cultural competency.


    Education, Licenses and/or Certifications Required:

    • Master’s in Social Work. 


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in State of New York preferred; will consider a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).
    • Experience with eClinicalWorks (eCW) or other electronic medical records software.
    • Bilingual: English/Spanish.


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Ryan Network is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.


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