Program Director - Suicide Prevention
Brooklyn Community Services
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Post Date: Oct 14, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $70,000 - $80,000
Location: US - New York - Canarsie Brooklyn
Job Reference: PLWD
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With the goal of assisting with the overall coordination and implementation of BCS’s mission, vision and strategic plan to include the implementation of young adults Suicide Prevention Program.
Provide Clinical oversight and support to the program by managing program policy and procedure, and the safety of each client. Provide direct supervision of the Team Leaders, covering a caseload in absence of the Team Leader.
Develop and review all current health and safety, behavioral management, crisis intervention and clinical support protocols for the Young Adult to ensure accuracy and consistency.
Develop and implement trauma informed approaches which make use of the ongoing risk assessment and safety planning. Work with outside collaterals such as, schools, clinics and hospital staff to identify appropriate interventions to support the young adult in need of social and emotional interventions, working from a trauma informed framework;
Develop a sustainable professional development plan for all staff;
Identify targeted resources and referrals for students and/or family members from appropriate school staff and community-based partners;
Conduct intakes and assessments as needed
Supervise MSW interns (with SIFI certification) Provide clinical support and coaching (in coordination with classroom teachers and assistant teachers) for students to address any social or behavioral issues impacting their performance in the classroom. Facilitate individual and small group coaching/mentoring sessions with staff weekly, on a regular, and consistent basis;
Make safety and behavioral assessments regarding the young adults’ health, safety, and/or well-being and develop safety and intervention plans accordingly
Support student mediations, parent meetings and restorative practice interventions at each site;
Provide immediate crisis intervention support as needed, including mediation support;
Provide family outreach and conduct parent/guardian meetings as appropriate;
Conduct site internal file audits to ensure OMH compliance and follow up on contractors audits;
Must be okay with working in the field and traveling to multiple sites;
Strong, professional oral and written communications skills;
Must have knowledge and experience in child development, safety, and nutrition; adult learning principles, and family dynamics.
Perform other duties as assigned.

MSW required, LMHC LCSW, LMSW/SIFI preferred;A minimum of 2 years supervisory and managerial experience required; Use clinical frameworks - Trauma-Informed care, restorative practices; & Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT): familiar with early childhood, youth and/or social service agencies; Exper as family counselor; group & family work; conduct training; workshops events; know community resources

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