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Supervising Social Worker, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health

Supervising Social Worker, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health

Posted on: 09/14/2023
  1. Full-time



  1. Exam may be required


MIRH Newborn Home Visiting

$66,442.00 – $76,408.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

AMENDED **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 New Family Home Visits Program within New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is expanding home visiting in NYC and streamlining how providers, organizations and community residents can access quality home visiting services. The goal is to improve maternal and child health and well-being outcomes by matching families' assessed risks to evidence-based (EB) or evidence-generating (EG) home visiting (HV) models that are most appropriate for them based on their needs, and to connect them to other resources as needed. Racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic inequities create disparate outcomes in the neighborhoods served by existing Agency sponsored locally designed home visiting programs as compared with the rest of the city, and providing services beginning in the prenatal through postpartum period is vital to addressing these outcomes. In addition, recent attention to inequities in maternal morbidity and mortality, especially in New York City, points to the to promote more respectful maternity care and greater agency for people during childbirth, both of which the New Family Home Visits Program will facilitate:

We are seeking a candidate that can demonstrate leadership and is able inspire, influence and enable others to achieve a specific mission and meet unit goals.


Assess and follow up and link high-risk families to additional interventions and support.
Follow up with clients referred for additional support. Identify resources for program clients and sustain relationships with community partners.
Supervise social work staff that conduct Virtual and independent home visits, complete observations to support monitoring and assessment of core components of program intervention are delivered including orienting, counseling, and training program staff on psychosocial assessment and interventions.
Provide support to NFHV social work staff to ensure appropriate assessment and referral for identified social and/or mental health need of eligible families.
Work on a multi-disciplinary team to identify appropriate resources, service gaps, engage stakeholders, facilitate internal and external trainings.
Conduct mental health assessment with clients and connect them to the appropriate services.
Assess, link and follow-up with referred families to ensure continuum of social support services through connection to interventions and support services.
Identify citywide/community resources; establish and maintain linkages with community organizations and partners.
Serve as social service and mental health/subject matter expert; provide technical assistance and training to program staff.
Keep detailed records and provide regular activity summaries using standardized data collection tools.
Coordinate staff meetings with NFHV social workers for case review and in-service training.
Supervise social staff and conduct quality assurance visits with supervised staff.
Collaborate with members from the program team to identify, engage and establish relationships with referral partners and other agencies/organizations providing services to pregnant and parenting families.
Represent Program during meetings with internal and external stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work and two years of full-time satisfactory experience practicing social work utilizing one, or a combination of, casework, group work and community organization methodologies, at least one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

2. Certification/License Requirements: A valid Certified Social Worker (CSW) certificate or Licensed Master of Social Work license (LMSW) issued by the New York State Department of Education must be obtained within one year of the date of appointment. Employees who fail to obtain their CSW or LMSW within one year after appointment will automatically have their probationary period extended for no more than six months. Failure to obtain the CSW or LMSW by the end of 18 months of service will result in dismissal.

3. Special Note: Section 424-a of the New York Social Services 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.

Preferred Skills

Work related travel by public transportation is required Home Visiting/community outreach experience Maternal, child and mental health experience Excellent written and oral communication fluent English and Spanish or French preferred.
Residency Requirement

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.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Supervising Social Worker, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health

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42-09 28th Street

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