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Social Worker

Job Details

Walton Family Health Center and Center for Counseling - Bronx, NY
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Health Care



Do you have a personal mission to make an impact in an underserved community and improve access to quality primary care?

Are you a patient advocate who is passionate about promoting health and wellbeing?

Do you have the ability to listen and communicate with patients from a variety of backgrounds, social and family situations, helping them to face the challenges they have dealing with their illnesses?

The Institute for Family Health may be a great fit for you!

Join our team and work with an organization that supports a healthy work life balance while making a great impact on the lives of many we serve. Numerous opportunities for professional growth in developing new clinical skills, clinical research, education, training and advocacy for social justice in health care.


Provides clinical social work services to all age patients/families in the Institute for Family Health. The scope of practice includes but is not limited to diagnostic Assessment, counseling, psychotherapy, brief treatment, behavior modification, case Management and mental health consultation. The social worker will report to the Regional Director and work collaboratively with members of the health care team throughout the Organization



  • Performs clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks and participates in departmental and regional meetings as well as in the preparation and updating of policy and procedure manuals.
  • Provides direct social work services, which include crisis intervention, individual, family and group counseling in collaboration with other members of an interdisciplinary team and completion of relevant documents, psychosocial evaluations or service planed case management services.
  • Works in collaboration with physicians and other health care personnel in patient evaluation and treatment, to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying patient’s health problems
  • Utilizes Phq9 in the assessment of patients, following agency guidelines for patients care with depression.
  • Assures social services compliance with legal, regulatory and professional standards, including Article 28 and JCAHO (where applicable) and OMH
  • Provides referrals for long-term counseling and for other necessary services (e.g. substance abuse treatment, legal services, housing assistance).
  • Coordinates child abuse reporting with Vice President for Psychosocial Services and Regional Director




  • Master in Social Work from accredited University
  • Experience in working with a diverse populations i.e., HIV, homeless, mentally ill, elderly, children adolescents, etc
  • Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence based treatments for medical and mental health conditions.
  • Ability to work through brief patient contacts as well as to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions
  • Should be comfortable with the pace of primary care, working with an interdisciplinary team and have strong communication skills
  • Good knowledge of psychopharmacology
  • Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions; Technical knowledge of medical social work and relevant community resources, ability to develop linkage with community organizations, as well as excellent communication and human relation skill
  • Healthcare and mental health experience preferred
  • Bi-lingual, Spanish preferred
  • NYS License or license pending


Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action:

The Institute for Family Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This job summary is intended to be brief and may not list all the duties and functions required, however, it does highlight the essential requirements. Nothing outlined in this job summary is to be construed as an express or implied contract of employment.

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