Cayuga Medical Center
  • Behavioral Services
  • Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package, including a generous paid time-off package. Our full-time and our benefited part-time employees receive the same benefits package ( it is just prorated for part-timers) Health insurance coverage becomes the first day of the month following your start date if you wish to enroll. In addition we offer 2 retirement programs - both a Defined benefit and 403b Defined contribution.

Half of all Americans will experience a mental illness during their lifetimes. Mental or emotional problems affect every aspect of life.

Cayuga Medical Center has two Behavioral Services units, one for adults over the age of 18 years, and one for adolescents between 13 and 17. We provide individualized care in a warm, supportive environment. We're here to help understand the problems experiences and to work with patients to make life more manageable.

Our team of professional caregivers will do a thorough evaluation to help determine what is causing distress and how we can best help patients. We will check carefully for any underlying medical illness or biochemical origins to your symptoms. We will then work with patient, family, and other health-care professionals to develop a course of treatment that is right for the patient.

Position Purpose

Responsible for providing social work activities to patients and their families in the Behavioral Services unit. Provides back-up and support to hospital social worker.

Reporting Relationships

This position reports to the Director of Behavioral Services and is a member of the interdisciplinary Behavioral Services team. May oversee work of Social Work Assistant, and student intern(s).

Employment Criteria

  1. Masters Degree in social work through accredited university.
  2. Strong verbal and written skills.
  3. Prior psychiatric experience.
  4. Knowledge of local resources
  5. Possession of NYS license desired.

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