New York City DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
The Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) uses a racial and social justice approach to eliminate health inequities for those who are most marginalized in New York City and to reduce overall premature mortality from the leading causes of preventable death with the vision that every New Yorker will live in a thriving neighborhood with equitable access to resources that help support healthy individuals and communities. This division unifies and strengthens the Department’s lines of work directed at eliminating racial inequities for preventable health conditions, which are rooted in historical and contemporary injustices and discrimination, including racism. CHECW’s aim is to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality, with a focus on chronic disease, by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact health. The goal of this renewed approach is to increase placed-based investments in priority neighborhoods with community programming and services based on epidemiology; influence and leverage the health system to promote whole-person care; and intensify the agency’s approach to tackle big salt and sugar, big tobacco, the built environment and other determinants of health. CHECW is seeking to hire 1 Consultant PH Social Worker for the newly created Bronx Asthma Initiative.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
-Assess children admitted for asthma exacerbation in the emergency department or in patient unit for eligibility in the Asthma Free Bronx (AFB) Program.
-Provide information to children and families regarding AFB program resources and supports.
-Conduct referrals to Asthma Free Bronx program resources and support, including community health workers (CHW’s), primary care providers (PCP’s), open airways program, health insurance navigation and the like.
-Collaborate with families, CHWs and PCPs to ensure Medication (MAFs) and Asthma Action Plans are completed for participating children.
-Participate in supervision and case reviews with DOHMH supervising social worker and with H+H clinical supervisor.
-Serve as a resource for families and primary care physician offices to ease them through transitions and hardships.
-Provide counseling as requested by physician and referrals for counseling to community agencies are made for long term treatment.
-Complete proper documentation in a timely manner, including client forms in data management systems and electronic record, submitting reports in a timely fashion.
-Provide necessary documentation to key stakeholders and agencies as needed.
-Actively participate in appropriate committees.
-Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings.
-Supervise assigned community health workers
Minimum Qual Requirements
Graduation from an accredited graduate school of social work as evidenced by a master’s degree or certificate and four years of full-time paid experience in public health, medical or psychiatric social work, at least two years of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity.
Within 18 months of the date of appointment, all candidates will be required to obtain a certificate as Certified Social Worker (CSW) issued by the New York State Department of Education.
A minimum of 3-5 years in social work case management especially in neighborhoods that bear a disproportionately high burden of illness and premature death
Prior experience with asthma patients
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build trust and maintain relationships with community partners and participating families
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications
Proficiency in languages other that English a plus
***Within 18 months of the date of appointment, all candidates will be required to obtain a certificate as Certified Social Worker (CSW) issued by the New York State Department of Education.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
-Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
-A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
-Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
-Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
-Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
-If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
-The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
-Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
“FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 440934.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.