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Social Worker I

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Social Worker for the Clinical Center/ CROM within Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHSI). Under supervision, the Social Worker I provides supportive psychotherapeutic counseling and/or crisis intervention to patients and families. The Social Worker I, functions with considerable autonomy in providing professional social work and case management services to World Trade Center (WTC) first responders and their families related to their health care and general well-being for a Federally contracted health program.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Provides social work & case management services to WTC Health Program patients and their families/significant others.
  • Addresses patient’s bio-psychosocial, social service, and resource needs and links patient and their families to services, resources and opportunities to maximize patient functioning and well-being.
  • Assists patients in resolving social, emotional & environmental problems that interfere with psychosocial functioning and positive response to medical treatment.
  • Under supervision, may perform mental health diagnostic assessments and maintains a caseload of individual therapy clients and co-lead groups.
  • Develops therapeutic relationships with WTC patients and assesses needs of patients referred/identified.
  • Responds with sensitivity to cultural and socio-economic factors impacting patients and their families.
  • Conducts thorough assessments of patients’ biopsychosocial, social service and resource needs.

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