Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Community Mental Health Clinics or his/her designee, within a NYS Article 31 licensed mental health clinic, provides mental health services to children, adolescents and their families using various social work methods, including individual, group and family therapy. These functions are performed under general supervision, necessitating the ability to exercise independent and sound judgment.
•Assesses the social and emotional needs of patients
•Develops and implements treatment planning and direct clinical services to clients using modalities most appropriate to clients’ needs following OMH and agency guidelines.
•Coordinates social work services and patient referrals between the program and other agencies providing an array of services.
•Updates and maintains case records
•Remains available for crisis intervention as the need arises
•Attends all clinical and administrative meetings (e.g. utilization reviews, case conferences administrative meetings)
•Implements philosophy and objectives of program.
•Comply with all privacy laws including HIPAA, etc.
•Other duties as assigned.
•Master's Degree required in Social Work or a related field. New York State License in Social Work OR Licensed Mental Health Counselor required OR must be obtained within 3 months of employment.
•Basic knowledge of DSM 5, mental status and psychosocial assessments preferred.
•Ability to work effectively with children, adolescents and families, from a wide range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
•Computer literate, including Microsoft Word.
•Good engagement, assessment, crisis intervention skills; able to understand impact of self in work with clients
Children’s Aid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Qualified candidates from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 003718