Social Worker (S)

Rochester, NY


Position Summary :

The Social Worker is responsible for daily oversight of the Housing Project which includes tracking, and outreach services in partnership with community housing providers and, if appropriate, community agencies to develop transitional housing for high risk patients who, due to their medical or behavioral health condition, have difficulty transitioning safely from a hospital into the community.


In collaboration with URMC staff, facilitate enrollment of eligible patients into the shelter beds, communicate purpose of project to patients and staff and provide limited direct clinical interventions as needed to advance the project goals.

Social Worker will be responsible for collecting project data, completing progress reports and collaborating with other project partners in implementing and evaluating program services. Reporting of required project metrics, utilization, productivity, effectiveness and quality.

Monitor quality of program and success in engaging member in community care, establishing long term safe housing and social stability and reducing avoidable hospitalizations.

Provide oversight of referrals, LOS and throughput of DePaul Housing Project (10 beds) and Catholic Charities Family and Community Services Transitional Housing beds (20 beds). Participates in community housing initiatives representing URMC.

Handles risk management issues, in close consultation with his/her supervisor and the Clinical Manager

Provides social work coverage, as requested, to other clinical units or programs during co-worker’s absence

Completes the following Administrative Functions:

  • Completes Hospital and SW Division required in-service training programs and ongoing professional development activities including those that are designed to enhance knowledge and skills in protective work

  • Completes required Employee Health appointments within required timeframe

  • Attends all appropriate Social Work Division meetings including, but limited to – SW Division meetings, complex case discussion, transplant staff meeting, etc.

Supervises social work students (MSW or BSW)

Orients and provides ongoing peer support to new social work staff

Other duties as assigned


  • The social worker must have an MSW from an accredited social work graduate program and must obtain New York State license within eighteen months of employment.

  • Prior clinical experience in a medical setting and supervisory experience preferred (preferred)

  • The social worker should be familiar with medical social work and community resources (preferred)

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

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 57,595 - $ 80,600 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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