BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKER/THERAPIST
The BH Social Worker/Therapist provides crisis Mental Health Services, Screening/Assessment/Diagnosis, Person-Centered Treatment Planning, Outpatient MH Treatment. The BH Social Worker/Therapist provides evidence based treatment to assist adult and pediatric clients in meeting their life goals. The Social Worker/Therapist works closely with all members of the BH Care team and maintains a caseload of 25-30 individuals and families. This is a full-time position. Evening & Saturday hours may be required. Depending on the needs of the client some home visits may be required. S/he reports to the Behavioral Health Supervisor.
*Provide evidence based therapeutic interventions for adults and children.
*Ensure care meets all Trauma Informed Best Practice criteria.
*Employ all evidence based treatment models with fidelity to developer protocols.
*Screen, Assess, Diagnose clients as foundation for person-centered treatment planning.
*Participate in reflective supervision of all cases, demonstrating progressive ability to critically assess own clinical work and actively engage with clinical supervisor to address areas in need of improvement.
*Timely completion of all documentation required for service billing.
*Work as part of a multidisciplinary team which includes other social workers and family coordinators, psychiatrists and ancillary agencies to provide services to families and clients affected by mental illness such as NYS Department of Education, ACS , as needed.
*Consistent follow up with all clients, and as appropriate families, to promote engagement and retention in services and to ensure all barriers to service access and use are addressed.
*Assist clients in obtaining additional services as needed.
*Provide Crisis Behavioral Health services crisis intervention services and crisis stabilization.
*Work collaboratively with other agencies and outside providers.
*Present to community groups about clinical issues which arise when working with families with chronic/terminal illness and with families headed by grandparent caregivers.
*Participate in treatment and recovery team meetings to address needs of high-risk clients.
*Any special projects and/or duties as assigned.
*Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health or Family Therapy
*Licensed LMSW, LCSW, LMHC or LMFT by the state of New York.
*Minimum 4 years clinical service experience with TFC population or equivalent
*Excellent writing skills, ability to submit documentation on a set timeline.
*Demonstrated success working on an integrated care team.
*Thorough understanding of DSM-V mental health diagnoses and treatment approaches for adults and children.
*Familiar with Evidence Based Models of treatment (MI, CBT, DBT, TF-CBT)
*Ability to provide professional, confidential services to families and function in a high paced environment.
*Bilingual fluency (Spanish/Creole) a plus.
Please email resume with cover letter that includes salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Behavioral Health Social Worker/Therapist” in subject line.
The Family Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Family Center is covered under FMLA.