The Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center is currently recruiting well-qualified candidates with at least 2-4 years’ experience working in a health care environment, preferably in a health center, to fill the following position:
Social Worker (BSW)
ROLE: The Social Worker works as part of a multidisciplinary team to assist patients and their families in the process of obtaining maximum benefits available for medical and/or financial entitlement, and identifies specific family needs relevant to social determinants of health and links patients to enabling services to meet their needs in an efficient manner, to deliver better patient care that yields improved health outcomes, at lower cost.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Social Worker is responsible for Interviewing and assessing patients and families members to determine service need(s); providing internal/external service referrals that include homecare and other social service agencies servicing the patient, and following up on referrals to document services accessed and patient outcomes. The Social Worker also assesses and refers patients for appropriate behavioral care, and serves as a liaison between departments, including medical, nursing, medical records, patient relations, patients/family and other service entities among the continuum of care. A key function of this position is to maintain detailed, updated, comprehensive record of daily activities, reports filed, received and/or pending, and always being current in documenting in the Electronic Health Record all interventions/services that were provided. Additional duties include providing crisis intervention to patients with an emergency (including referral to food pantries, emergency housing assistance, drug treatment, shelters and domestic violence services) and providing short-term counseling to help patients adjust to new physical/mental diagnoses, focusing on helping patients to comply with establish treatment plans while offering a level of professional and moral support during the adjustment period and service coordination.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an accredited four year institution required; plus at least 3-5 years of professional experience delivering social work services to patients, preferably in a health center.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Must have strong dedication to customer service and superior counseling skills. Working knowledge of eClinical Works electronic health record (EHR) strongly preferred. Ability to use advanced computer functions for agency systems. Ability to work in a high volume, fast paced medically-oriented treatment environment. Ability to deal effectively with a variety of people and work in a team environment. Sensitivity to the needs and situations of a multi-cultural population from a variety of income levels. Ability to prioritize goals and objectives to deliver mission-critical services, on time.
WORK SCHEDULE/ SALARY/ BENEFITS This is a full-time position that requires some evening and weekend flexibility. Starting salary: ~$38,000--depending upon experience--and will be accompanied by a competitive benefits package.
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The Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center (BSFHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves all of the primary health care needs of families in the heart of Central Brooklyn. Our mission is: to provide the most professional, courteous and highest quality health care, with dignity, to those we serve, especially the underserved population, without regard for ability to pay. BSFHC’s medical headquarters–a new, 38,000 square foot facility on Brooklyn’s Fulton Avenue–is a Level II Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). We also operate the Broadway Family Health Center and four School-Based Health Centers to increase the accessibility and availability of quality primary and preventive physical and mental health care to pre-school, elementary, middle and secondary school students in high-risk areas of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Compensation Range: ~$38,000, depending upon experience