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Social Worker

Jewish Board

This is a Contract position in Staten Island, NY posted November 30, 2023.

Social Worker (Licensed)

South Ave, Staten Island, NY, USA Req #23902
Monday, November 20, 2023

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• Generous paid time off in addition to 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days

• Affordable and high-quality medical/dental/vision plans 

• Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness

• Free continuing education opportunities 

• 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension

• Flexible spending accounts for health and transportation 

• 24/7 Accessible Employee Assistance Program  

• Life and disability insurance 

• Diversity, equity, and inclusion working groups that are available for you to join, including Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee

Children’s Mobile Crisis Teams (CMCT) were created to provide a viable alternative to psychiatric emergency rooms for children and young adults age 0 to 20 who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Staten Island CMCT will respond to a child/young adult in crisis at home, school, or elsewhere in the Staten Island community. Moreover, Staten Island CMCT staff can provide mental health engagement, intervention and follow-up support to help overcome resistance to treatment.

Position Overview: 
The Social Worker is responsible for supplying necessary clinical interventions within the realm of the Rapid Response Mobile Crisis program. Provide culturally competent and sensitive services. As part of a therapeutic team within the Agency, work closely with the divisions’ medical, psychiatric and psychology staff, to ensure the appropriate treatment interventions for the client.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but not limited to:

  • Outreach to families in crisis in the community within 2 hours of receiving the referral. With the help of the Crisis Family Advocate Social Workers help to de-escalate the child in crisis as well as helping families manage emotional reactions to child’s crisis.
  • Coordinate all services for consumers, including day programs, behavioral health, medical care, transportation, summer programs (when applicable), recreational activities, and community inclusion (Person Centered Planning)
  • Liaise between Department and consumer’s family members, and relevant community members.
  • Maintain records for all contacts with clients and their families.
  • Link clients to community resources that support their behavioral health goals.
  • Conduct meetings to ensure proper treatment, progress in program and coordination of goals.
  • Participate in audit preparation.
  • Work with program supervisor on intake process for new consumers.
  • Work with Family Advocates to enhance communication and cooperation between them and consumer families.
  • Complete paperwork in a timely manner.
  • ·Other duties as assigned 


  • ·Knowledge of mental illness, serious emotional disturbance and substance use disorders.
  • ·Ability to document assessments, plans and interventions
    Educational / Training Required:
  • ·Licensure (LMSW, LCSW) in Social Work or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • ·Valid NYS Driver’s License
  • Experience Required / Language Preference:
  • Minimum of one year of relevant experience with similar population.
  • Computer Skills Required:
  • Familiarity with Outlook and Excel
  • Work Environment / Physical Effort:
  • ·To perform the essential functions of this job the candidate must be able to travel within New York City carrying equipment such as a notebook, forms, laptop, mobile hotspot and cell phone weighing up to approximately 10 pounds.
  • ·Risks/hazards associated with the position are those which may be encountered travelling around New York City.

We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Clinical Staff [300s]
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 8833 – Hospital – Professional Employees
  • Min Hiring Rate $60,000.00
  • Required Education Master’s Degree