Social Worker will provide a range of direct and indirect services for patient / families including the identification of psychosocial problems and their resolutions. Will collaborate with the patient / family / team to affect safe and timely discharge / treatment plans. Will comply with the mission statement of Montefiore and Social Services, and the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Work.



  • Assist patients / families and support systems to cope with the impact of illness and effect safe and timely discharge / treatment plans.
  • Screen patients for social service interventions, make psychological assessments, ensure continuity of care through development.
  • Implement and validate discharge / treatment plans.
  • Coordinate services and provide psychosocial education / feedback.
  • Provide appropriate referrals and act as a liaison.
  • Refer clinically complex cases to Licensed Social Workers.
  • Organize workload with appropriate parties based on medical plans, patient needs, and departmental policies.
  • Demonstrate proactive advocacy / mediating negotiating skills with patients / families / associates / community.
  • Maintain Social Work professional conduct and practices develop networking relationships, participate in patient focused internal / external conferences.
  • Participate in departmental programs - quality improvement, statistical reporting, continuing education, staff meetings, etc.
  • Utilize psychological expertise to assist with team building, discharge / treatment planning, conflict resolution, and psychological education to interdisciplinary staff.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal and ethical issues and principles related to end-of-life care including informed consent, right to refuse treatment, withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment including nutrition and hydration, DNR order, advance directives, determination of decisional capacity and surrogate decision making and the doctrine of futility.  
  • Identify, report, and intervene for victims of individual and family violence, rape mugging, elder abuse and child abuse / neglect.


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • LMSW (Licensed Masters Social Worker) or LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) or limited permit, if employed for a period of less than 6 months.
  • Permitted status requires an executed Memorandum of Understanding with a licensed Social Worker for the purposes of supervision and oversight.
  • Understanding of developmental stages from infancy through elder years, family systems theory, and how various illnesses impact patient / family system

This is a per diem position where the shift would be 8:30am - 5:00pm.


Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Bargaining Unit: 1199 Campus: WAKEFIELD Employment Status: Per Diem Address: 600 East 233rd Street, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: PER DIEM Req ID: 218218 Salary Range/Pay Rate:   $37.13 


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