Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
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New York Medical College ("NYMC" or "College") seeks an experienced full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to join our Student Mental Health and Wellness (SMHW) Office. We are an innovative and dynamic team of mental health professionals that play an integral role in the success of our students enrolled in health professions education across the graduate degree programs at the College and Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM). Our expertise is focused on the provision of mental health and wellness support on-campus as well as virtually.


NYMC is among the largest medical- and dental degree programs in the country, and our Office of SMHW has adopted cutting-edge approaches to meet the mental health and wellness needs of our students. Our Office liaises with internal institutional stakeholders (students, administration, faculty, and staff), as well as community behavior health partners, regional/national support offices/resources, and a comprehensive tele-health provider of 24/7 mental health and wellness support. This offers our students the choice of providers based on their own unique needs and mental health and wellness goals.


Under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor and Senior Director, the LCSW is responsible for a variety of direct clinical responsibilities, including, but not limited to, initial assessments and triage; time-limited psychotherapy and supportive counseling; identification of, and liaison with outside clinical partners and social supports, as well as ongoing coordination for high-risk students. The LCSW will have the interest and communication skills to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse campus constituencies and our growing partnerships. We are a team that is also dedicated to the academic mission of the College and provide formal training/supervision of clinical Masters of SW student interns as well as conducting continuous quality improvement and related research projects which the LCSW may support based on experience/interest.


The LCSW for NYMC Office of SMHW will provide 35 hours of work per week across the following General Areas of Practice and Percent Effort (%):
Clinical Hours & Counseling (75%)

  1. Deliver short term individual therapy and provide a needs-based assessment, including triage, clinical consultation, coordinating treatment with other professionals, and providing community referrals when indicated.
    1. Crisis intervention as needed.
    2. Minimum of 3-4 clients per workday.
    3. Maintain case load and terminate as clinically indicated to prioritize urgent student needs.
  2. Collaboration and communication (written and verbal) with internal student support staff and Deans, on behalf of students as indicated or as requested.
  3. Provide culturally sensitive clinical services that address the unique needs of BIPOC students, students from diverse backgrounds, and students with intersecting identities.
  4. Participate in after hours and office hours intervention(s) as needed.
  5. Maintain strict adherence to FERPA and HIPAA guidelines and confidentiality practices.
  6. Be available for other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of the Office of SMHW.

Administration (10%)


  1. Produce timely, empirically supported, and confidential record keeping in strict accordance with the departments standards, policies, and procedures.
  2. Assist in the appropriate maintenance of records, preparation of reports, compliance with legal/ethical requirements, and other program administrative functions.
  3. Appropriately, accurately, and efficiently complete and maintain mental health records.
  4. Utilize an electronic health record for documentation and computer-based systems for administrative functions.
  5. Familiarity in utilizing HIPAA-compliant Zoom platform to ensure reliable virtual client care, and in being able to effectively coordinate clinical consultation with counseling team.

Referrals (5%)

  1. Obtain a release of information form, with outside providers to ensure collaboration and continuity of care.

Departmental Meetings and Wellness Activities (10%)


  1. Participate in weekly all-staff meetings (1.0 hour)
  2. Represent the Office and participate as a team member in the wider College's Offices of Student Affairs' committee meetings (Biweekly 1.5 hours)
    1. Report on students, and communicate outcomes, next steps and needs to the Senior Director.
    2. Initiate any follow up on needs identified at these meetings, including creating a written summary, updating internal documentation in EMR, and internal high-risk list.
    3. Follow-up required with all other internal and external providers involved in the client’s care.
    4. Participation in wellness programming and planning.
    5. Be available for other duties as assigned by the Director of the Office of Student Mental Health and Wellness.
    6. Working collaboratively with diverse teams across the NYMC campus to support student mental health programming and services.


  • Doctorate or master’s degree from an accredited program in Social Work
  • Required licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, in good standing in New York State
  • Maintain continuing education requirements applicable to licensure and credentialing.
  • 5 years of clinical experience post licensure

  • Experience with student population in an academic health center preferred

  • Ability to self-assess when in need of support and engage in active communication with counseling leadership when facing challenges, considering scope of practice issues, and when questions arise.

Core Competencies

  • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Analytical skills necessary for collection and assessment of psychosocial data, interpretation of data and ongoing review of treatment efficiency and effectiveness
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and desire to be a team player.
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e., ability to deal effectively with others; speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience working with issues related to gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio-economic status, etc. and skilled with techniques for counseling students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with industry terms and processes
  • Proficiency with virtual platforms, EMR, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to learn and proficiently use Office EMR, Microsoft Office Suite


Physical and Environmental Demands

  • Must be available for full-time work to 35.0 hours per week; flexible hours.
  • On-site and hybrid office-based work opportunity

Minimum Salary

USD $82,000.00/Yr.

Maximum Salary

USD $85,000.00/Yr.


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