Job Information

Organization: University of Rochester Medical Center

Posting Start: 06/29/2023

Location: Rochester

Job Title: Sr. Social Worker Job #246527

Posting End: 06/24/2024

A Brief Job Description:


General Purpose:

The Senior Social Worker in the Strong Ties Young Adult Program collaborates with the Strong Ties Social Work Clinical Coordinator and Strong Ties Program Director in the clinical operations of the Young Adult Clinic.  The senior social worker is responsible for the clinical and administrative oversight of social workers and other multidisciplinary therapists in the Clinic. Additionally, the Senior Social Worker collaborates in policy and program development.

In addition to the supervisory role, the Senior Social Worker also delivers culturally competent care to individuals ages 16 and older with mental illness.  Services may include diagnostic assessment, individual and family therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, and community outreach for their assigned caseload. These services are provided through participation on an interdisciplinary team designed to deliver comprehensive community based psychiatric care.



  • As a member of an interdisciplinary team, provides direct clinical services to assigned patients, which may involve individual, family, and/or group therapy, crisis intervention, and diagnostic evaluations. Engages in consultation, treatment planning, and periodic care review as well as collaborates with family, social supports, community agencies (past and present) to ensure appropriate and effective care.  Coordinates referrals and facilitates linkage to other appropriate agencies/supports
  • Provides administrative and clinical supervision to therapists consistent with the Clinic and Department standards.
  • Documents interventions, both direct and indirect, in the patient’s medical record in compliance with the Division, Department, and Hospital policy.
  • Supports the research efforts of the Strong Ties Young Adult Clinic through participation in meetings, creating workflows to support research in the clinical services of patients enrolled in the clinic and education of staff
  • In partnership with the Social Work Clinical Coordinator, facilitates interdisciplinary treatment team meetings as well as other general staff/therapist meetings
  • Assists in recruitment and evaluation of performance of the Young Adult therapists including interviewing, quarterly audits of the electronic medical record, and yearly performance evaluations
  • Attends Division, Department, and Clinic level staff meetings. Ensures that Division, Department, and Clinic policies and procedures are implemented with regard to professional practice and patient care.  Ensures timely completion of statistical reports/forms, time sheets, and other Hospital or Division mandatory in-service trainings and Health Assessments.  Subscribes to maintaining a culturally competent environment

Other duties as assigned.



  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited program required
  • At minimum, licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, as defined by the State of New York Education Department required.


  • 5 years of post-graduate clinical experience working with individuals with chronic mental illness and/or community mental health preferred
  • 1-2 years experience in clinical and/or administrative supervision preferred
  • Skills in agency-based policy/procedure development
  • Skills in effective employee engagement and leadership
  • Knowledge of mental illness
  • Ability to engage in person centered treatment
  • Knowledge/skills in various therapeutic interventions including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing
  • Knowledge of risk evaluation and mitigation


The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law.  This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

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