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Social Worker - New York, NY

Last Updated:
September 14, 2021

Social Worker, CP Center JD
Grade: 104

NYP/Columbia University Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center seeks two Social Workers for our dynamic and innovative academic practice. Exciting opportunity to provide support to adult and pediatric cerebral palsy patients and their families. Join our world class colleagues, providers, and staff in an ambitious healthcare community that is ranked #6 in the region by US News & World Report!

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provides individual psychotherapy to patients and families as related to mental health needs.
• Interviews clients and their families and coordinates and plans programs and activities to meet their social and emotional needs providing support and service coordination to patients and their families.
• Developing a process for complex care coordination throughout the medical center.
• Organizing and facilitating monthly support groups for young adults with CP.
• Developing relationships with local and national nonprofit organizations that can serve as a referral source for patients.
• Participating in outreach events on behalf of the Center (including conferences and meetings with healthcare providers).
• Collaborating with other disciplines to develop and implement research projects focusing on sex and CP.
• Successfully recruit new patients to orthopedic services (after engaging in psychotherapy) and increased patient recidivism.
• Develop and maintain connections with other services within CUIMC/NYP to facilitate continuity of care for our patients (ie. OB/GYN).
• Organize, develop and implement fundraiser for CP Center.
• Engage in ongoing learning opportunities which will yield more patient visits (EMDR trained).
• Develop and co-facilitate monthly PFAC (parent and family advisory committee) meetings.
• Develop and implement social work internship program.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in sociology, social work (B.S.W) or any related field required, plus three years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master's degree in social work
• LCSW preferred
• Clinical doctorate; prior experience in management of CP patients with orthopedic diseases.
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
• Ability to identify and relate to problems faced by patients and families.
• Awareness of the legal norms and specifics of the state with respect to welfare services.
• Ability to deal with stress and effectively manage time.
• Good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
• Experience working with persons with disabilities and their families is not required but preferred.

Information on how to apply https:
https://opportunities.columbia.edu/en-us/job/518115/social-worker-ii