Young Adult Social Work Team Leader

Rochester, NY


The Social Worker assigned to Strong Ties Young Adult Clinic functions as a Team Leader and primary therapist to individuals ages 16 and older who are severely and persistently mentally ill. As a Team Leader, they provide clinical supervision to an interdisciplinary group of staff including social workers, LMHC’s, LMFT’s, and/or LCAT’s.

The social worker is an integral member of the Clinic, providing comprehensive mental health services to individuals, ages 16 or older, who have serious and persistent mental illness. In this role, they provide psychosocial assessment and treatment to individuals through the development of client-driven goals. The social worker provides direct clinical services including individual, family and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, and community outreach through their participation on an interdisciplinary team.


  • Functions as Team Leader and provides supervision and evaluation of an interdisciplinary group of staff including social workers, LMHC’s, LMFT’s, and LCAT’s.

  • Provides direct clinical services to assigned patients, which may involve individual, family, and/or group therapy, crisis intervention, and diagnostic evaluations. Documents interventions, both direct and indirect, in the patient’s medical record in compliance with the Division, Department, and Hospital policy.

  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team involving consultation, treatment planning, and periodic care review.

  • 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.

  • Develops and leads groups for patients (and possibly family members or their support network) which focuses on issues and needs of the severely and persistently mentally ill population

  • 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 by treating patient, families, trainees, and co-workers in a sensitive manner with appropriate attention to cultural differences. Participates in available cultural competency events and training appropriate to job duties.



  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited social work graduate program.

  • Master's degree from an accredited school of social work. Licensure as a social worker, as defined by the State Board for Social Work, State Education Department, Division of Professional Licensing Services is required. If licensure has not been obtained upon employment, the individual has 18 months within which to obtain it, unless duties will be performed under OMH then minimum of a limited permit (not to exceed 1 year) or NYS Licensure will be required upon employment start.


  • 3 years of post-graduate clinical experience working with individuals with chronic mental illness and/or community mental health

  • 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

  • Previous supervision experience 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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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time