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OPD Social Work Supervisor

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Department: Social Work Operating
Local Title: OPD Social Work Supervisor
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Senior Staff Associate
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Administrative, Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Social Work at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Outpatient Department Social Work Supervisor / TH Senior Staff Associate. The successful candidate will:

  • Participate in the shaping, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating of Social Work Team's organizational priorities, policies, and strategic goals.
  • Develop procedures and quality assurance tools for the social work team, including record review/documentation standards.
  • Oversee implementation of quality assurance measures and data tracking, including development of measurable outcomes.
  • Carry a modest caseload.
  • Oversee the work of the social work team to assure each social worker's workload is manageable and facilitates high-quality work.
  • Assist with the preparation and presentation of reports.
  • Ensure that the team provide culturally appropriate and trauma informed social work services.
  • Conduct biopsychosocial assessment, reassessment, crisis intervention, and patient advocacy. 

Required Qualifications:

  • New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
  • Master's Degree in Social Sciences.
  • 3+ years of social work leadership.
  • 1-year of New York State Collaborative Care Model experience. 

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 8:30am to 4:30pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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