Mental Health Intake Coordinator
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
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Post Date: Sep 12, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: Based on Experience
Location: US - New York - Mahattan
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New Alternatives for Children, Inc. (NAC) is an award-winning not-for-profit agency in Midtown Manhattan, with a satellite Bronx office, dedicated to serving children and families with medical complexity, chronic health conditions, significant disabilities and behavioral challenges. To assist in achieving this mission, NAC is currently seeking a Mental Health Intake Coordinator to join its A31 Mental Health Clinic.

•Title of Position: Mental Health Intake Coordinator
•Position Type: Full Time
•Pay Range: Based on Experience
•Location: 37 West 26th Street NY New York 10010 |
•Hours: Works 35 hours/week, including Saturdays (preferred) and some evenings. Placement at NAC’s Bronx satellite clinic several days per week may be required.   

Description of Responsibilities:
•Receives and responds to referrals for clinic services from NAC departments and the outside community;
•Serves as the initial contact to engage referred clients in the intake process;
•Coordinates with case planners and referral sources to gather background/corroborative information and encourage compliance with treatment recommendations.
• Conducts mental health assessments and develops treatment plans & quarterly annual treatment plan reviews;
•Completes all required documentation including, but not limited to, contact forms, progress notes, treatment plans/reviews, psychosocial assessments, anecdotal notations and other documentation as needed within prescribed timeframes;
•Works with the NAC multidisciplinary team, the client’s family, and other service providers in the community as appropriate, to meet treatment goals and assure continuity of care;
•Meets with Clinic Administration to determine appropriate case assignment across available clinicians;
•Conducts mental health assessments and referrals to aid in the determination of medical necessity, eligibility, and recommendations for CFTSS and HCBS services;
•Provides relevant supervision and training for trainees in scheduling and conducting intake assessments;
•Provides psychotherapy sessions to clients in NAC’s Mental Health Clinic, including individual and collateral sessions;
•Provides as needed case management services for clients who are designated as *Medication-only and/or who are not associated with another NAC departments (i.e., do not have a NAC Social Worker);
•Performs all duties in accordance with local, state and federal regulations, with NAC’s Mental Health Clinic Treatment Program Policy & Procedures Manual, and according to regulations of Managed Care providers.
•Supervised by the Assistant Director of Mental Health

Required Education and Experience:

•Prior experience working with underserved children and their families in an Article 31 or other community-based outpatient mental health clinic.
•Should have experience treating children who have experienced trauma or those involved in the child welfare system.
•Bilingual (Spanish-English) is preferred for this position.
•Prior experience working with children on the autism spectrum is highly desirable.
•CASAC training and substance use treatment a plus.
•Valid NYS license required.

How to Apply:   

Please indicate Mental Health Intake Coordinator in the subject line when applying. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Contact Details
Name: Mary Ann Code
State/Province: New York
Zipcode: 10010
Country: United States