Mental Health Coach – Family Treatment and Rehabilitation (FTR) - Preventive Services
Coalition for Hispanic Family Services

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Post Date: Jul 09, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: Immediate | Negotiable
Salary: Low to mid 50s
Location: US - New York - Jackson Heights
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Description
The Mental Health Coach provides clinical and assessment support of the programs casework staff working families in the Family Treatment Rehabilitation (FTR) program. FTR services offers intensive preventive case management services to families at risk of removal of children to foster care due to neglect and abuse associated with drug use and/or mental illness. Under the supervision of the FTR Site Director, the MH Coach will provide MH status assessments, treatment recommendations and direct therapeutic support to clients in an effort to help stabilize children and families, and thus reduce safety and risk concerns.


Responsibilities:

• Provide initial MH status and/or DV evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults

• Make recommendations for type of treatment services needed based on assessment

• Make home visits as maybe required

• Make referrals to treatment services and monitor child/family attendance of services

• Obtain treatment reports on clients

• Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community clinical providers

• Identify risks and gaps in treatment services

• Provide short-term therapeutic sessions for children/adolescents not requiring community based MH services

• Consult program case planners/supervisors on clients’ MH status and coach case planners on appropriate/supportive MH maintenance

• Attend meetings and conferences at other agencies on behalf of clients as may be required

• Participate in program case conferences to provide assessment of clinical status and treatment options for clients

• Attend community events, forums, coalitions to increase program visibility and knowledge of community resources to benefit children and families

• Maintain documentation on all services provided on behalf of client-families.

• Attend supervision and be prepared to discuss family-case treatment progress and/or concerns

• Attend in services and/or ACS trainings as may be required

• Attend community resources to benefit children and families.

• Flexible hours, including Saturdays as may be required

• Other duties as assigned by Program Director

Skills
Be a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist or LMSW, with a minimum of 3 years clinical work with children/adolescents. Have experience in working in a child welfare, school, and/or mental health setting. Have experience in working w/an ethnically-diverse population of client families. Experienced in running groups/willing to be trained. Bilingual Spanish is strongly preferred. Strong verbal/written communication skills. Ability to work closely in a team-approach and contribute to program developmen

Notes
All interviews are primarily conducted via video conferencing due to COVID-19 health risks. Currently, work is primarily done remotely.

Please indicate "Mental Health Coach – Family Treatment and Rehabilitation (FTR) - Preventive Services" in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Email: fvillalobos@hispanicfamilyservicesny.org


Flexible hours including Saturdays | Excellent Benefits & Salary / EEO

For any questions, please email info@hispanicfa


Contact Details
Name: Franc Villalobos
Address: 315 Wyckoff Ave
City: Brooklyn
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 11237
Country: United States
Ph: 718-497-6090
Email: fvillalobos@hispanicfamilyservicesny.org