• Social Work Coordinator

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/14/2018 9:48 AM)
    Job ID
    Social Work Programs - All Openings
    Emp Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Hours per Week
  • Overview

    Charla de Lupus (Lupus Chat)®

    Social Work Program Coordinator Role


    Job Description:

    The Social Work Program Coordinator coordinates all functions related to the planning and implementation of the Charla de Lupus (Lupus Chat)® Program (Charla). This national program, ongoing since 1994, serves teens and adults with lupus, a complex auto-immune illness affecting primarily women of color. In addition to the specific duties listed below, participation in learning opportunities within the Department of Social Work Programs is ongoing. Close collaboration with the health team in multiple hospital sites is an integral part of the position. The coordinator will also have responsibility for program planning and administrative activities to further program goals.


    Specific Duties:

    • Conducts psychosocial assessments and intervention for selected clients at designated hospitals/health care sites, including assessment of high risk situations.
    • Provides educational interventions, advocacy and referral to resources to help clients and their families understand and cope with the impacts of lupus. Provides follow-up to determine outcome.
    • Coordinates all functions related to implementing the Charla Teen, Young Adults and Parent group, including arranging for monthly speakers and activities, creating flyers and coordinating mailings, reaching out to group members, developing program schedules and curriculum, conducting assessments of clients for appropriateness for group and data base management.
    • Demonstrates effective group facilitation skills as leader/co-leader of Teen, Young Adult & Parent Chat Group, facilitating group to enhance coping, understanding and sharing of lupus-related concerns.
    • Initiates, maintains and strengthens opportunities to collaborate with health professionals from relevant organizations to assess, organize, and participate in collaborative opportunities. 
    • Develops and conducts program evaluation activities to assess client and volunteer satisfaction with the program, and target areas for improvement.
    • Participates in program-related research initiatives, preparation, and presentation of data for national conferences.
    • Provides assistance with recruitment, mentoring and supervision to program volunteers in peer counseling and peer health education, as well as other relevant skills, for on-site and telephone-based volunteers.





    • NY State LMSW or LCSW; minimum of 2 years of experience in health care settings working with culturally diverse communities, preferably with chronic illness; bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred
    • The candidate must be highly organized, highly motivated to work independently in multiple hospital settings, have exceptional interdisciplinary team building and team leadership skills, and have the ability to excel in a fast-paced, client focused environment.  
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstration of group facilitation and program planning abilities, and interest in/experience in research and evaluation opportunities preferred.
    • Passion and dedication to enhancing the highest quality of care to serve diverse communities is anticipated.




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