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Trinity Health Per Diem Social Worker - Samaritan Hospital - Geriatric Psych in Troy, New York

Employment Type:

Part time


Day Shift


Per Diem Social Worker LMSW - Inpatient Geriatric Mental Health

If you are looking for an exciting role in Mental Health, this could be your opportunity! This position is housed on the Inpatient Geriatric Mental Health Unit where the Social Worker is an integral part of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Here at Samaritan Hospital, an affiliate of St. Peter's Health Partners, we care for more people in more places.

The Social Worker will mainly be running a group on the weekends

Position Highlights:

Recognized leader : Magnet Hospital in the Capital Region

Quality of Life: Supportive team environment, manageable caseload

Advancement : Strong orientation program, clinical supervision for licensure progression, shared governance opportunities, generous tuition allowance and career development

What you will do :

The Social Worker LMSW provides advance clinical social work services, which may include diagnosis and psychotherapy, treatment planning, case management, and community resource coordination to patients and their families. Work involves the use of sophisticated interviewing, assessment, and multi-modality psychotherapeutic interventions aimed at progressing care in the hospital setting and positively affecting the physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning of patients and their families. Work involves use of high-level creative problem solving and advance communication skills while performing under mainly autonomous yet supportive conditions.


  • Assess and treat psychological, behavioral and emotional disorders

  • Identify barriers which impact optimal patient functioning and appropriate progression of care in the hospital setting

  • Provide specialized therapeutic interventions to geriatric patients receiving acute psychiatric care

  • Ensure patients receive appropriate resources in most appropriate setting

  • Work collaboratively with providers on the unit (MD, RN, PCT etc) as well as clinicians, advocates and representative of various community agencies to best meet the needs of the patients

What you will need:

  • Master's degree in Social Work is required.

  • NYS LMSW or LCSW licensure is required.

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in Medical, Psychiatric, or Health Care setting is required

MSW, MHC and LMHCs encouraged to apply as well!

Pay Range: $29.00 - $41.40

Pay is based on experience, skills, and education. Exempt positions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be paid within the base salary equivalent of the stated hourly rates. The pay range may also vary within the stated range based on location.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran