Social Worker (Part-time) – REACH Program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Roles & Responsibilities: The social worker in this part-time position (4 days/week preferred but possible to accommodate 3 days/week) will be in the Respectful & Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (REACH) Program at Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) in the CAM Building IMA Practice on 102nd Street.

The REACH Program offers primary care services to patients who use alcohol and/or drugs or who are in recovery from addiction. Using a harm reduction model, REACH offers overdose prevention services, access to buprenorphine and other medicines to treat substance use disorders, and comprehensive primary care that integrates behavioral health (psychiatry and psychology in addition to social work). The REACH program further offers care coordination support from patient navigators and services to address psychosocial barriers to health. The REACH Program began as an outreach, testing and treatment program for patients with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection and continues to offer these services as well, within the primary care and outreach settings.

The social worker will be present at REACH clinic sessions where he/she will work directly with patients to provide psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, and referral for mental health, substance abuse treatment and benefits/entitlements. He/she will
have the opportunity to co-lead support groups, participate in planning for meetings with the Consumer Advisory Board, conduct outreach and education in the community, and participate in research initiatives to improve understanding and care of this vulnerable and diverse population
of patients. Responsibilities include tracking all referrals and follow-up with patients and referral contacts, documentation in the medical record, coordination of care with the medical staff and patient navigators, and participation in weekly case conferencing.

New York State LCSW required.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
Experience with adults with chronic illness.
Experience with adults with substance use disorders and harm reduction approach preferred.
Relevant experience with psychosocial assessments and counseling.
Exceptional collaborative, clinical, and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently.

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Social Worker (Part-time) – REACH Program
Req ID: 2502888

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