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Psychiatric Social Worker

Brooklyn, New York Social Services
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Job ID R010032

VNS Health Psychiatric Social Workers provide vital client-centered behavioral health care to New Yorkers most in need, across all stages of life and mental well-being. We deliver care wherever our clients are, including outpatient clinics, clients’ homes, and the community. Our short- and long-term service models include acute, transitional, and intensive care management programs that impact the most vulnerable populations, from children, to adolescents, to aging adults. As part of our fast-growing Behavioral Health team, you’ll have an opportunity to develop and advance your skills, whether you’re early in your career or an experienced professional. As a Psychiatric Social Worker, you will develop exceptional diagnostic skills and use behavioral intervention techniques to de-escalate crisis situations. You will provide vital social services and connect clients to resources that help them remain safely in the community. Join us in building on our 130-year history and become a part of the Future of Care that is strengthening communities with high quality, integrated behavioral health programs.


$63,800.00 - $79,800.00 Annual

What We Provide

  • Referral bonus opportunities   
  • Generous paid time off (PTO), starting at 30 days of paid time off and 9 company holidays 
  • Health insurance plan for you and your loved ones, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability  
  • Employer-matched retirement saving funds 
  • Personal and financial wellness programs  
  • Pre-tax flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare and dependent care   
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for qualifying degrees 
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement  
  • Internal mobility, generous tuition reimbursement, CEU credits, and advancement opportunities   
  • Interdisciplinary network of colleagues through the VNS Health Social Services Community of Professionals 

What You Will Do

Delivers outreach services to mentally ill individuals in the community, providing in-home mental health intervention to those experiencing or at risk of psychosocial difficulties 

Collaborates with another team member to perform psychosocial evaluations and assess mental health service needs of clients and their families through observation and interviewing 

Creates and execute short-term service plans for clients in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team 

Responds promptly to dispatch calls, traveling from the office to the clients’ homes within two hours 

Ensures seamless program operations as a vital liaison to community agencies and stepping in for the Program Coordinator as needed 

Ensures uninterrupted comprehensive care from counseling and care management to long-term supplemental treatment referrals and follow-up 

Prepares case histories and prepares and maintains case records, in accordance with the Program record-keeping mechanism  

Encourages resistant clients to accept mental health services through interventions with clients and/or family members and friends concerned with the client's welfare 

May provide clinical supervision for Mental Health Technician, graduate Social Worker students or junior staff Social Workers  

  • Current registration to practice as a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York State Required as determined by operational/regional needs
  • Valid driver's license may be required
  • Minimum of one year experience as a Social Worker in a health care setting required as determined by operational needs, bilingual skills may be required Must be able to walk up and down steps to access patient residences
  • Master’s degree in social work after successfully completing a prescribed course of study at a graduate school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the Education Dept.

About Us

VNS Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit home and community-based health care organizations. Innovating in health care for more than 125 years, our commitment to health and well-being is what drives us—we help people live, age and heal where they feel most comfortable, in their own homes, connected to their family and community. On any given day, more than 10,000 VNS Health team members deliver compassionate care, unparalleled expertise and 24/7 solutions and resources to the more than 43,000 “neighbors” who look to us for care. Powered and informed by data analytics that are unmatched in the home and community-health industry, VNS Health offers a full range of health care services, solutions and health plans designed to simplify the health care experience and meet the diverse and complex needs of the communities and people we serve in New York and beyond.

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As a team member of VNS Health, you share a passion for improving the health of patients through best-in-class care in the home and the community.

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We provide our team members a well-rounded employment experience, competitive compensation, and a robust and affordable benefits package that serves you and your family. Our Total Rewards Program at VNS Health is an investment in your health, wealth and life.

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