Social Worker-Epilepsy Center (1065869_Rr00038480)

NYU Langone Medical Center New York City , NY 10008

Posted 2 months ago

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Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Social Worker.

In this role, the successful candidate The PNES clinic social worker collaborate with the Clinic Director to develop and implement a support group and evidence-based treatment for patients with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES), as well as to provide social work services to our Epilepsy Fellows Clinic, which provides epilepsy services to underserved individuals with PNES that frequently require social work support. This position will also work with the Clinic Director to research correlations of physical manifestation of the PNES to the underlying psychodynamic factors.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assess patients diagnosed with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) for their psychosocial and emotional needs.

  • Provides timely and effective psychosocial assessment and evaluations as required. Uses clinical knowledge of psychosocial dynamics and interviewing techniques to gather social history, define problems and develop a relevant treatment plan.

  • Performs clinical duties in an independent manner, with appropriate use of supervision.

  • Prepares statistical documentation of work in assigned areas.

  • Provide 12 weekly therapy sessions (CBT) with PNES patients according to the therapeutic program developed by Dr. Curt La France (instruction/oversight will be provided).

  • Referral to community resources for continued psychotherapy after the 12 week course has been completed.

  • Research and provide or make an appropriate referral for psychosocial or transportation needs of PNES patients

  • Participate in group meetings/feedback sessions with physicians (epileptologists, psychiatrists) who are part of the PNES team

  • Communicate and collaborate with epileptologists and psychiatrists treating PNES patients

  • Conduct PNES group therapy sessions.

  • Care for pediatric and adult patients


Additional Position Specific

Responsibilities:

Clinical experience in psychotherapy; cognitive behavioral therapy.

Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify you must have a To qualify you must have a Masters Degree in social work, or its equivalent (e.g. a higher degree from a social work program that is registered by the New York State Education Department as qualifying for licensure), from a recognized college or university program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). New York State licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) . Minimum of three years post LCSW experience..

Required Licenses: Lic Clinical Social Worker

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

If you wish to view NYU School of Medicine's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal "EEO is the law" poster or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here.


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Social Worker-Epilepsy Center (1065869_Rr00038480)

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