Bilingual Social Worker (Pediatric Asthma Program)

Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2604088

Job Title: Bilingual Social Worker (Pediatric Asthma Program)



Roles & Responsibilities:

The social worker in this position, funded through the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is responsible for the provision of comprehensive social work services to children/families in the outpatient setting, admitted to the pediatric inpatient unit or treated in the ED with asthma. Funding is through December 2020 with likelihood of continuation. The social worker works collaboratively focusing on management and treatment of pediatric asthma. The social worker provides counseling and health education to those children and families as they attempt to manage this chronic illness. The program is based on a National Institutes of Health’s Asthma Counselor Model. The social worker is responsible for providing continuity of social work services to those children and their families who will benefit from ongoing interventions focused on their management of this chronic illness. A strong emphasis on discharge planning is an important component of this position during patient’s short-term hospitalizations. This social worker will also serve a large population of asthmatic children followed in pediatric ambulatory settings at Mount Sinai Hospital. Social work services involve intervention with caregivers, children, families, schools and groups. Program planning and community based public health interventions are an aspect of service delivery. Strong flexibility and collaborative skills are essential as are interests in public health social work interventions. The worker is expected to play an active role in collaborative program planning to enhance psychosocial services to this population especially in the arena of health education and self-management of chronic illness. The social worker is required to work from and attend weekly administrative meetings at East Harlem Asthma Center for Excellence (EHACE).


• New York State LMSW or LCSW. 
• Bilingual (Spanish-English).
• Ability to manage a large, continuity caseload comprised of chronically ill children.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to be accountable to multiple sources, which requires extensive data collection and data entry.

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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