The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is a community-based not-for-profit committed to recovery-focused mental health services through advocacy, community education and direct services. We are recognized as the leader in Westchester in providing person-centered services that involve collaborating with each individual to achieve his or her goals.
MHA facilitates recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaborative work. Our highly trained staff utilize evidence-based practices throughout our comprehensive array of trauma-informed and recovery-oriented services.
Through our robust services, as well as our advocacy programs and community events, MHA is able to meet the needs of thousands of men, women, children and families each year, helping them live independent lives in the community.
Join our Team! We have an exciting new opportunity for a Mobile Bi-Lingual Clinician in our Partners in Parenting program.
SUMMARY of DUTIES:
Through our home-based Partners in Parenting treatment program, we are able to serve parents who have behavioral health conditions and who have had difficulty utilizing traditional clinic-based treatments. Our recovery-oriented services can help parents create brighter futures by improving decision making and parenting skills, maintaining custody of their children, reducing risk of hospitalization, developing stronger social networks and working toward employment or educational goals. The clinician is responsible for the provision of direct, home-based clinical services and coordination with other agencies serving the clients. The Clinician will support recovery by providing services that reflect our deeply held values that include the recognition of individual rights of self-determination, choice, shared decision-making and collaboration. When possible he/she will utilize evidence-based practices; always embracing a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Responsible for the provision of home-based clinical services which may include but are not limited to: assessment and treatment planning, individual, family and group psychotherapy, crisis counseling, and community consultation and education.
2. Responsible for identifying case management needs of clients and coordinating with other community agencies to have these needs met.
3. Responsible for participation in in training programs as requested by the Partners in Program Director.
4. Responsible for following the established clinic policies and maintaining appropriate professional standards.
5. Provide treatment contacts in the community
6. Providing crisis intervention as needed
7. Participating in community outreach and presentations as needed.
8. Maintaining up-to-date and complete case records, including documentation, and providing written reports and statistics as required.
9. Participating in weekly team meetings, consultations, and individual supervision.
10. Follow the established agency policies & procedures.
11. Maintain appropriate professional standards.
12. Provide 24-hour crisis intervention on-call services on rotating basis
13. Other related duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
1. Principles, practices and methods of community mental health treatment including interviewing, assessment, marriage, family, child, and group counseling and crisis intervention.
2. Adult and/or child psychology, including development and psychopathology.
3. Applicable city, state and federal guidelines and laws affecting mental health treatment, services and reporting procedures.
4. Knowledge of the common challenges associated with mental health conditions.
5. Principles of psychological growth and development.
6. Community mental health resources and services and other health, financial, social, recreational cultural, housing and legal advocacy services.
7. Understanding the impact of culture on mental health practices.
8. Familiarity with and ability to use an Electronic Health Record system.
1. The candidate must hold one of the following New York State licenses: LMSW, LMHC, Psychologist or LCSW.
2. Basic Computer knowledge is required.
3. Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
4. The Clinician must have solid understanding of culturally relevant issues for the Hispanic population and able to communicate fluently in the Spanish language.
5. The Clinician must have a valid Driver’s License and a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier.
6. The Clinician must maintain current New York State Defensive Driving certification.
7. The Clinician must be cleared by the NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
8. The Clinician must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.
9. The Clinician must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
MHA of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by the applicable law.
To apply, please send your cover letter and résumé by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Mobile Bi-Lingual Clinician” as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.