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Job Position: Social Worker/Case Manager 

Libertas Center for Human Rights,

Elmhurst Hospital Center

Location: Queens, NY

Schedule: Full-time

The Libertas Center for Human Rights at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, NY is seeking a Social Worker to coordinate and deliver culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, bio-psycho-social spiritual services to a significant caseload of patients at a novel treatment center for survivors of torture and other serious human rights violations.

Organization: The Libertas Center is a grant-funded program under the Department of Emergency Medicine at Elmhurst Hospital, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a teaching hospital for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Libertas Center provides survivors of torture and human rights violations in the New York City area with comprehensive medical, mental health, social and legal services to help them regain function and restore humanity in their lives. We use a strength’s-based, client-centered and trauma-informed case management approach to provide integrated services directly on-site and through coordination with our partners within and outside the hospital to address the complex and highly interwoven needs of survivors. In addition to direct services, the Libertas Center builds capacity through education and training of medical and mental health providers, conducts research on best practices in caring for torture survivors, and advocates for policies to address survivors’ needs. With over 10 years of experience in providing holistic services to torture survivors, our team uses its multidisciplinary expertise and an evidence-based approach to improve the well-being and quality of life for this vulnerable yet highly resilient population.

Position: The Social Worker/Case Manager reports to the Clinical Director. The Social Worker will provide clients with direct services including integrated case management, care coordination and supportive counseling, and will also contribute to program development efforts. 

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, be well organized, and able to multi-task. This position affords the opportunity to have a significant role in an organization with substantial social impact while receiving mentoring and building unique experience for professional advancement.

Overview of Job Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Social Worker will include, but are not limited to, the following:

·      Case Management

·      Lead care coordination services for all active Libertas Clients.

·      Manage waiting list for prospective Libertas Clients.

·      Write treatment letters/psychological evaluations to support asylum claims.

·      Supervise social work interns.

·      Conduct a minimum of two intake assessments per week and administer standardized questionnaires with clients.

·      Develop trauma-informed treatment interventions appropriate for clients’ needs with the support of clinical supervision.

·      Write intake narratives, eligibility forms, and specialized treatment plans for each client.

·      Manage an individual caseload of Libertas Center clients to ensure that their medical, mental health, social, and legal needs are being met in a comprehensive and efficient manner. 

·      Provides strength’s-based supportive counseling to a caseload of clients.

·      Obtain client referrals, conduct phone screenings.

·      Maintain relationships with social/legal service agencies and update resource lists.

·      Maintain patient charts and files, including entering specified data points into database.

·      Help organize and facilitate alternative therapy programs.

·      Conducts crisis interventions with clients in need of immediate assistance.

·      Participate in Libertas Center donor reporting, services tracking, organizational and program development efforts. 

Qualifications

·      LMSW (or MSW intending to obtain license within the next 6 months) 

·      1-2 years of experience providing trauma-informed counseling and case management services to vulnerable populations preferred.

·      1-2 years of nonprofit sector experience in a field related to human rights, global health, and/or immigration preferred.

·      Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. Bangla, French, Russian and other languages a plus.

·      Demonstrated cultural competency with immigrant communities and/or other vulnerable populations, ability to maintain patient confidentiality and the highest ethical standards, and a willingness to examine topics of power and structural oppression.

·      Demonstrated interest in learning about strength’s-based case management and trauma-informed health care.

·      Highly detail-oriented, organized and reliably able to conduct tasks without the need for significant oversight. 

·      Strong problem-solving skills; energetic; ability to address challenges of a wide variety with creativity, initiative, and resourcefulness. 

·      Maturity, ability to calmly and respectfully navigate challenging situations and successfully meet responsibilities with professionalism.

·      Proven ability to work as a team player and be responsive to guidance and feedback while maintaining a positive work environment.

·      Ability to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative team where effective communication is essential.

·      Ability to work remotely with sessions with clients via video/phone, and familiarity in working with interpreters.

Full Mt. Sinai benefits package. Weekly clinical supervision will be provided with an LCSW. Numerous other learning opportunities accessible within the Mount Sinai Health System and network of partner organizations.

Please email your resume and one page cover letter to FENDRICW@nychhc.org and dinali.fernando@mssm.edu and write ‘Libertas Center Social Worker’ in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the desired start date is as soon as possible. To learn more about the Libertas Center, please visit our website at www.libertascenter.net

Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full Mount Sinai benefits package, including vacation, sick days, subsidized health insurance, and education stipend. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Language skills strongly preferred (Spanish, Bangla, Russian, French, Chinese, etc).

Location

79-01 Broadway, Annex G, 5th Floor, Queens, NY 11373.

 

Job Position: Social Worker/Case Manager 

Libertas Center for Human Rights,

Elmhurst Hospital Center

Location: Queens, NY

Schedule: Full-time

The Libertas Center for Human Rights at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, NY is seeking a Social Worker…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 15, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$50,000 - $55,000Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits

Benefits

Full Mount Sinai benefits package, including vacation, sick days, subsidized health/vision/dental insurance, retirement, educational stipend, and employee assistance program.  Weekly clinical supervision will be provided with an LCSW. Numerous other learning opportunities accessible within the Mount Sinai Health System and network of partner organizations.

Benefits

Full Mount Sinai benefits package, including vacation, sick days, subsidized health/vision/dental insurance, retirement, educational stipend, and employee assistance…

Level of Language Proficiency

Language skills strongly preferred (Spanish, Bangla, Russian, French, Chinese, etc).

Language skills strongly preferred (Spanish, Bangla, Russian, French, Chinese, etc).

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Queens, NY
Associated Location
79-01 Broadway, Queens, NY 11373, United States
Annex G, 5th Floor

How to Apply

Please email your resume and one page cover letter to FENDRICW@nychhc.org and dinali.fernando@mssm.edu and write ‘Libertas Center Social Worker’ in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the desired start date is as soon as possible. To learn more about the Libertas Center, please visit our website at www.libertascenter.net

Please email your resume and one page cover letter to FENDRICW@nychhc.org and dinali.fernando@mssm.edu and write ‘Libertas Center Social Worker’ in the subject line.

Applications…

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