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 adults, children and families each year, helping them live independent lives in the community.
Join our Team! We have an exciting new opportunity for a full-time licensed (LMSW, LCSW, or Psychologist) Child Focused Clinician in our Partners-In-Parenting Program located in Tarrytown, NY.
SUMMARY of DUTIES
Our Partners-In-Parenting Program (PIP) child-focused clinician will provide behavioral health treatment to children in the home or other community location, who have behavioral health conditions and have had difficulty benefiting from traditional behavioral health treatments in a clinic setting. The goal is to address the emotional and behavioral concerns of a child in order to assist their growth and development. The PIP clinician will also help the family develop better coping strategies and avoid out of home placement or psychiatric hospitalization. This model also supports children of undocumented parents, those placed with a family caretaker (1017 placement) and those involved in family court proceedings.
PIP will provide services to Westchester resident families eligible for and/or have an active open Preventive Services (PS) cases. Referrals are only accepted from the DSS Child Welfare Programs of PS, Child Protective Services (CPS) and Foster Care (FC).
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Conducting comprehensive, strength-based assessments of service and clinical needs.
2. Developing a treatment plan in collaboration with the child, their families, and their support circle.
3. Assist families in securing identified services and advocating to other systems for the provision of these services in an individualized and collaborative manner.
4. Communicating with school and other community providers regarding the child’s needs and progress.
5. Communicate and collaborate with PS/CPS/FC regularly as applicable.
6. Providing crisis intervention as needed.
7. Participating in community outreach and presentations.
8. Maintaining up-to-date and complete case records, including documentation, and providing written reports and statistics as required.
9. Participate in team meetings, consultations, and individual supervision.
10. Complete the required number of client contact hours per year.
11. Participate in program development and in training programs.
12. Follow the established agency policies & procedures.
13. Maintain appropriate professional standards.
14. Provide crisis intervention on-call services on rotating basis.
15. Other related duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. Principles, practices and methods of community mental health treatment including interviewing, assessment, family, child, 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. Characteristics and types of mental and emotional illness.
5. Principles of psychological growth and development.
6. Familiarity with and ability to use an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
1. The candidate must hold one of the following New York State licenses: LMSW, LCSW, or Psychologist.
2. Bilingual preferred (Spanish).
3. Basic computer knowledge is required.
4. Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
5. Must have a valid Driver’s License and a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier.
6. Must maintain current New York State Defensive Driving certification.
7. Must be and maintain clearance through the NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
8. Must be and maintain clearance by the DCJS New York State Sex Offender Registry.
9. Must be and maintain clearance by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Staff Exclusion List (SEL) and the New York State Medicaid Exclusion List.
10. Must be and maintain clearance by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.
11. Must be legally eligible to work in the United States.
MHA of Westchester is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion 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 email@example.com with "PIP-Clinician" as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.