The Center for Health Equity, (CHE) within the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will align efforts in advancing health equity across the City. The Center will focus on these key areas: leveraging community assets to better integrate primary care and public health to serve the health needs of communities; building inter-agency collaboration to implement multi-sectorial approach to addressing the root causes of health disparities; and increasing organizational capacity that strengthens the agency's lens of addressing health equity. This is an exciting time at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. CHE is seeking to hire a Social Worker Supervisor to provide direct supervision and oversight of hospital social works across all three Bronx H+H Hospital sights. (Jacobi, Lincoln, North Central).
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Permanent Incumbents in Special Consultant and comparable titles Provide direct supervision and oversight of hospital social workers across all three sites in collaboration with hospital-based clinical supervisors: including monitoring performance and providing feedback and assistance through a social work lens.
Assist with developing, implementing and documenting plans of care to help the child achieve good control and meet achievement criteria. Monitor child and family outcomes.
Develop referral workflow to program services and supports in partnership with hospital-based supervisor; hold regular meetings with hospital-based clinical supervisor; and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings.
Provide case management services to ensure that children with asthma receive appropriate medical care, can adhere to their treatment plans, and maintain a home environment free of asthma triggers. Organize and lead regular group case reviews with social work team and other case management/care coordination partners.
Conduct Community Outreach to local healthcare providers to increase and maintain recruitment and referral sources.
Provide effective interaction and maintain relationships with the clinical community, other governmental and health care organizations as well as local community organizations.
Collaborate with schools, daycare staff, and other community-based programs to identify children with asthma.
Provide feedback to Clinical Director and Asthma Network Coordinator that helps identify social determinates of health affecting asthma participants.
Conduct community-based asthma education delivery and trainings including Asthma 101 presentations and trainings to healthcare providers on available community-based services.
Enter participant data and plans of care in action center database for timely and ongoing program evaluation.
Assist with planning and hosting Action Center events for participants of asthma programming and attend neighborhood health fairs and other community requests for events.
Generate and Submit reports within the time frame specified by Leadership.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work and three years of full-time satisfactory experience practicing social work utilizing one, or a combination of, casework, group work and community organization methodologies, at least two years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
2. Certification/License Requirements:
A valid Certified Social Worker (CSW) certificate or Licensed Master of Social Work license (LMSW) issued by the New York State Department of Education must be obtained within one year of the date of appointment. Employees who fail to obtain their CSW or LMSW within one year after appointment will automatically have their probationary period extended for no more than six months. Failure to obtain the CSW or LMSW by the end of 18 months of service will result in dismissal.
3. Special Note:
Section 424-a of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-care responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report. The agency has the discretion to assign a candidate who has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report to a position with no child-care responsibilities.
Bilingual Spanish strongly encouraged to apply.
A minimum of 2 years' experience in social work case management especially in neighborhoods that bear a disproportionately high burden of illness and premature death.
Successfully leads a team and multitasks a variety of responsibilities
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build trust and maintain relationships with community partners and participating families
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledgeable and experienced with Microsoft Office applications
Willing and able to commute to different DOHMH and partner sites throughout the city
Three (3) or more years of pediatric social work case management experience is preferred
Independent thinker with excellent problem-solving skills
Ability to prioritize medical/social concerns and ability to deal effectively with stressful situations.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
- A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
- Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
- Current Resume
- Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 406661.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.