Social Work Supervisor (Aso Dir. Mtl Hlth Sv(AS)LI), Correctional Health Services
New York City Health + Hospitals, Correctional Health Services
Location: East Elmhurst, New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: $75,000 - $85000
Mental Health/Social Services
Internal Number: 87271
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation. We are a network of 11 hospitals, trauma centers, neighborhood health centers, nursing homes, and post-acute care centers. We are a home care agency and a health plan, MetroPlus. Our health system provides essential services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the city's five boroughs. Our diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees are uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. Visit us at https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem nycHHC or Twitter@hhcnyc.
NYC Health + Hospitals is also home to Correctional Health Services, one of the nation’s leading correctional health care systems in quality of, and innovations and access to care. In-jail services include medical, mental health, nursing, substance use treatment, social work, dental and vision care, discharge planning, and reentry support. In addition to providing direct patient care in the jails, CHS conducts enhanced pre-arraignment screening and forensic psychiatric examinations; and leverages the resources of the Health + Hospitals system to help discharged patients successfully return to their communities. CHS is also a pivotal partner in New York City’s criminal justice reform efforts. Our workforce is comprised of more than 1,500 dedicated professionals, with locations in all five boroughs and on Rikers Island.
At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.
Summary of position:
This full-time position reports through the Clinical Coordinator of Social Work to the Director of Social Work for the Department of Mental Health in the Division of Correctional Health Services. This staff person is responsible for providing clinical oversight to Social Workers, Case Workers, with a special focus on coordinating reentry plans for individuals with neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders. Approximately 25% of new admissions per year to the NYC jail system will receive care on the mental health service. The service strives to provide safe, holistic and evidence-based therapeutic interventions for the diverse range of mental health issues that face the population, from serious mental illness to the natural struggles that accompany incarceration. The service provides some of the most comprehensive and unique treatment modalities in the country, including specialty housing units for individuals with serious mental illness, a 24-hour on-call psychiatric service, robust creative arts programming, a strong DBT training program, clinics in each of the facilities, substance use treatment, integrated re-entry services, and relationships with multiple training institutions throughout the city. Within the Mental Health Services, the mission of the Social Work and Re-Entry Department is to promote continuity of mental health and supportive services within the jail and upon discharge for individuals receiving mental health treatment in the New York City jail system. Achieving continuity is accomplished through properly assessing the clinical and psychosocial needs of patients, possessing the knowledge of appropriate community services for patients’ needs, and linking the patient to appropriate services in a timely manner. The Social Work Supervisor for Individuals with Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive Disorders is responsible for providing supervision to Social Work staff in the development of clinically informed discharge plans that take into consideration these patients’ clinical and reentry needs. In addition, the Social Work supervisor is responsible for serving as a liaison between the Social Work Department and transitional case management agencies and developing relationships with community treatment and housing providers, including the Office or People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and other agencies serving this population.
Develop and evaluate performance standards and guidelines for social workers and case workers in the development of clinically informed and individualized discharge plans for individuals with neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive disorders.
Assist social workers and caseworkers develop clinically informed and individualized discharge plans and identify and utilize community resources for mental health, substance abuse, entitlement benefits, housing, and medical care for individuals with neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive disorders.• Assist with referrals, appointments to appropriate community based after care services.
Promote and support Social Work Department collaboration with an interdisciplinary treatment team approach to patient care through excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Attend mental health treatment team meetings and provide consultation on re-entry issues for individuals with neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive disorders. • Coordinate re-entry services with the Director of Court Related Services or designated court liaisons.
Conduct quality assurance reviews of staff patient care to ensure clinically appropriate, tailored comprehensive care, and compliance with Brad H appropriateness performance indicators.
Conduct appropriate follow-up to ensure connection to care; and participate in the orientation and in-service training of staff and other agency personnel.
Develop working relationships with community based treatment and housing agencies and act as liaison with transitional case management agencies serving individuals with neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive disorders, including OPWDD.
When required, participate in program planning and policy making with regard to community health programs and facilities and discharge planning.
Personnel management of the Social Work staff, with assistance from the Director of Social Work as needed, including recruiting, mentorship, supervision, and disciplinary procedures.
Meet regularly with the Director of Social Work or assigned supervisor to provide meaningful input into program design and policy formation.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines, including DOC staff
Strong leadership skills with ability to identify staff needs and provide mentorship and education to suit those needs
Excellent knowledge of community-based levels of care for individuals with neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive disorders.
6+ years of community-based case management or social work experience, 2 years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
1. A Master's Degree in Public Administration, Public Health, Health Care Specialization, Social Work, Psychology or related field; and,
2. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in hospital or regulatory agency administration, with particular emphasis on development and evaluation of mental health delivery services; or,
3. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.
Please be advised that proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire.
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About New York City Health + Hospitals, Correctional Health Services
NYC Health + Hospitals is the nation’s largest municipal health care delivery system in the United States dedicated to providing the highest quality health care services to all New Yorkers with compassion, dignity and respect, and regardless of immigration status or ability to pay.