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Job Title: Social Worker

Company: HealthAlliance Hospital - Mary's Avenue Campus

City/State: Kingston, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: Case Management

Position: Full Time

Hours: 7.5

Shift: Day

Req #: 2572

Job Details:

Provides psychosocial assessments and counseling to patients and their family members. The Social Worker possess advanced knowledge and understanding of disease entities and processes, and their psychosocial impact on patients and families. The Social Worker is able to physically tolerate work in the face of catastrophic illnesses, traumatic injuries, and medical anomalies. Assumes a communication role with the patient/family, interdisciplinary team members, and providers of services across the continuum.


    • Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited Graduate School of Social Work, with one year post-graduate experience in a medical, mental health, or human services setting as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.


    • At least two years of experience in Hospital Discharge Planning preferred. Experience in one or more of the therapeutic treatment modalities (i.e. individual, family, group or couples therapy) and with cases that present the more difficult treatment issues.


    • New York State Social Work licensure – LMSW or LCSW.


    • Excellent oral and written skills, basic computer skills, basic computer skills, and should have the ability to function independently with minimal and selective use of consultation.
    • Must have advanced knowledge and understanding of medical technology and medical treatment modalities.
Advanced understanding of personality development, ego functions, defense mechanisms, transference, and counter-transference phenomena; advanced ability in crisis intervention techniques, and in conducting interviews and interventions with complex and problematic clients to obtain social and medical information necessary to independently make a diagnostic/treatment plan.

About Us:

HealthAlliance Hospital - Mary's Avenue Campus

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley operates a 315-bed healthcare system comprising HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus in Kingston, NY, and Margaretville Hospital in Margaretville, NY. It also operates Mountainside Residential Care Center, an 82-bed facility in Margaretville. As Ulster County’s largest employer, HealthAlliance is committed to attracting the best-qualified medical and support staff; providing outstanding, responsive, coordinated, compassionate patient- and family-centered care; excelling in clinical outcomes and patient experiences; and ensuring patient rights, privacy and respect are honored at all times, while improving the overall health and well-being of the diverse communities it serves.