Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor/Harm Reduction Specialist
The Bridge, Inc

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Post Date: Jul 19, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - New York City
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The Bridge, an innovative and well respected mental health agency serving adults with serious mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and co-morbid medical conditions is seeking Social Workers/Mental Health Counselors/Harm Reduction Specialists for it's A.C.T. Programs in the Bronx and Manhattan.

Scope of Position:

Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to provide services consistent with the ACT model
Participate in daily team meetings to review and plan client services
Provide the expected number of services to clients each month, 80% of which are in the community
Complete required documentation in a timely and high quality manner
Work collaboratively with clients, their families, and community partners to assist clients in achieving their treatment and recovery goals
Coordinate client care through close involvement with hospitals, substance use treatment facilities, etc.
Provide 24-hour crisis intervention on-call services on rotating basis
Complete immediate needs assessments, comprehensive psychosocial assessments, individualized service plans, and crisis/relapse prevention plans
Conduct specialized clinical assessments of violence risk, suicide risk, substance use, trauma, and criminogenic needs
Conduct other required assessments with clients, such as Child and Adult Integrated Reporting System (CAIRS) reports, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) reports
Use evidence based treatments in the areas of mental health and substance abuse to address client needs (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, trauma -informed care)
Provide services to assist clients with needs such as family support, housing, entitlements, employment, education, vocational interests, community integration, and connection to physical health care
Provide services to assist clients with needs such as legal advocacy, navigating the criminal justice system, coordination with legal agencies

Qualifications: LMSW, LCSW, LMHC with current New York State license or credential
At least two years of experience providing services to adults with serious mental illness
Must have or be eligible to have NY State ID (non-drivers or drivers license)
Knowledge and experience of electronic health records (specifically AWARDS by Footholds) preferred

Spanish speaking a plus
Individuals with lived experience in the areas of mental health, substance use, criminal justice, &/or homelessness are encouraged to apply.

Contact Details
Name: Sheryl Silver
State/Province: New York
Country: United States