NYC DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Updated New York State Education Department/Office of the Professions Licensure Requirements:
According to the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions/State Board Office for Social Work and Mental Health Practitioners, as defined in Articles 153, 154 and 163 of the Education Law, effective June 24, 2022, an individual must be:
1) Licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and/or Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) to practice social work as operated by the Department of Mental Hygiene agencies. For additional information, please review § 7704 Requirements for a license under NYS Social Work: Laws, Rules & Regulations: Article 154 (nysed.gov); or
2) Authorized through a limited permit valid for a period of not more than twelve months who has met all requirements for licensure as a licensed master social worker or a licensed clinical social worker except those relating to the examination and provided that the individual is under the general supervision of a licensed master social worker or a licensed clinical social worker, as determined by the department. For additional information, please review § 7705: Limited permits under NYS Social Work: Laws, Rules & Regulations: Article 154 (nysed.gov)
Please review http://www.op.nysed.gov/surveys/mhpsw/exempt-agencies-overview.htm for the latest information concerning the expiration of the Exemption law.
The Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Infections (BSTI) has the mission of improving the sexual health of all New Yorkers. To achieve this, the Bureau provides direct clinical services to people seeking sexual health care, and services to sex partners; monitors disease trends; provides education and training to providers and community groups, conducts research and develop policies to improve sexual health and wellness. The BSTI operates 8 STD clinics throughout New York City (NYC).
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Provide social work services in accordance with assessed needs
Conduct individual treatment sessions for patients with personal or environmental barriers, which may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from HIV prevention or medical care
Establishes and maintains effective communications and working relationships with co-workers outside health care providers and others including public and private agencies to meet clinic needs as well as program objectives
Provide individual counseling, crisis counseling, extended interventions (up to 12 sessions) as well as concrete social services to patients at assigned STD clinic sites
Conduct screenings and brief interventions for alcohol and substance use/misuse/disorders and mental health disorders; assess readiness of patients to enroll in program
Deliver health promotion and psychoeducation to patients enrolled in program
Provide off site referrals to appropriate community agencies
Participate as a team member in conferences with other health care professionals and communicate the social, emotional and environmental barriers which may affect patients’ ability to respond/enroll in care
Document program requirements, milestones and progress in electronic medical record
Minimum Qual Requirements
A Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work.
You will be required to have a valid Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license issued by the New York State Department of Education within one year of the date of appointment. This license must be presented to the appointing officer at the time of appointment or, if it is obtained after appointment, at the time it is received. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment.
If you fail to obtain your LMSW or LCSW license within one year of the date of appointment, your probationary period will be automatically extended for six months. If you fail to obtain the required license by the end of 18 months of service, you will be terminated.
Section 424-a of the New York Social service Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-care responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report. The agency has the discretion to assign a candidate who has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report to a position with no child-care responsibilities.
**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.
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.
“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 # 564562.
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.
This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through 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.
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