Therapist/Mental Health Clinician

Mental Health Services – New York, New York
Department Mental Health Services
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Hudson Guild is looking for our new Therapist/Mental Health Clinician, in this position you will provide culturally competent therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults in an article 31 outpatient clinic. Therapy will be patient centered with the use of multiple modalities to fit treatment needs and will be performed with respect for a breadth of diversity in clientele (diagnostically to demographically). Areas of focus for this job include, but are not limited to, providing individual, collateral, family and group therapy to a diverse caseload; completing treatment plans, progress notes and other documentation in accordance with agency standards and regulatory requirements; provide crisis intervention, case management and communication with external parties as needed.  This position will spend at least one day a week working on a DOHMH grant, building relationships with Hudson Guild’s “55 and Better” population, performing assessments, running groups and providing individual and/or homebound counseling to this population.

In order to be considered, you must have the following:

  • LCSW, LMSW, Fully Licensed LMHC
  • Minimum 2+ years providing long term psychotherapy
  • Previous experience providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults and older adults
  • Experiencing developing and running mental health groups (e.g. psychoeducational, process oriented, activity driven)
  • Previous experience working with low income families and individuals, severe and persistent mental illness, and/or substance abuse
  • Proven flexibility, multi-tasking, and problem solving abilities
  • Proven demonstration of strong crisis management skills
  • Able to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to build effective relationships / partnerships with diverse populations and community based agencies
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel 

In order to impress us, you will also have the following:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish 
  • Experiencing working on and meeting deliverables for grant funded programs
  • Knowledge of AWARDS electronic health record system
  • Experience working with external systems (e.g. ACS, schools, foster care agencies)
  • Experience with community building, outreach and performing community needs assessments.
  • Experience with PSYCKES, CPI, NIMRS, MHPD

Responsibilities:

  • Provide mental health services to a caseload of children, adolescents and adults    through individual, group and family therapy sessions in an outpatient clinic setting.
  • Provide mental health services with an awareness of, and respect for, diversity of culture, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, race, and religion—incorporating this knowledge into therapeutic practice.
  • Develop treatment plans in collaboration with clients to identify treatment needs and interventions and review/revise treatment plans to reflect client’s treatment progress and changing problems/goals.
  • Provide individual, group, family, and crisis interventions.
  • Liaise with families, schools, criminal justice, and other entities in the community to coordinate care.
  • Participate in clinical meetings, staff meetings, trainings, and supervision.
  • Maintain all documentation according to the standards and time frames established by Hudson Guild, regulatory agencies and/or funding sources.
  • Maintain professional behavior and ethical standards as established by licensing board, relevant professional associations and Hudson Guild’s policies and procedures.
  • Spend at least one day a week providing diverse mental health services to Hudson Guild’s “55 and better” population in accordance with a Hudson Guild DOHMH grant funded program, the Geriatric Mental Health Initiative (GMHI)
  • Participate in community-building activities supported/fostered by department and agency, and encourage participants to support these activities.
  • Other related duties/responsibilities as assigned.
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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Mental Health Services
  • Employment Type
    Contractor
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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