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 Clinician in our Children and Family Treatment and Support Services located in Tarrytown, NY.
SUMMARY of DUTIES
Our Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) are designed to better meet the behavioral health needs at earlier junctures in a child/youth’s life to prevent the onset or progression of behavioral health conditions. These services aim to prevent the need for more restrictive and higher intensity services for children and youth. The clinician is responsible for providing services to children and youth, ages 0-21, in their home or community-based settings. The clinical services provided under the clinician are intended to help prevent the progression of behavioral health needs through early identification and intervention, and may be provided to children/youth in need of assessment for whom behavioral health conditions have not yet been diagnosed. Services are also intended to provide treatment to correct or ameliorate a delay or problem in developmental functioning and healthy relationships for children/youth with existing diagnosis for whom flexible community-based treatment is needed. In addition, an assessment of needs may result in the recommendation of further medically necessary services, such as rehabilitative services. Services are delivered in a trauma informed, culturally and linguistically competent manner.
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Conduct comprehensive, strength-based assessments of service and clinical needs to determine appropriateness for other CFTSS services.
2. Refer to other CFTSS services as indicated.
3. Develop a treatment plan in collaboration with the child, their families, and their support circle.
4. Provide ongoing individual and/or family therapy in the client’s home or community-based locations.
5. Communicate with school and other community providers regarding the child’s progress.
6. Provide crisis intervention as needed.
7. Maintain up-to-date and complete case records, including documentation, and provide written reports and statistics as required.
8. Participate in team meetings, consultations, and individual supervision.
9. Complete the required number of client contact hours to meet productivity standards.
10. Participate in program development and in training programs.
11. Follow the established agency policies & procedures.
12. Maintain appropriate professional standards.
13. Other related duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
1. Principles, practices and methods of community mental health treatment including interviewing, assessment, family, child, and group counseling and crisis intervention.
2. 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 system.
1. The candidate must hold one of the following New York State licenses: LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, or Licensed Psychoanalyst.
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 a valid Driver’s License and a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier.
5. The Clinician must maintain current New York State Defensive Driving certification.
6. The Clinician must be cleared NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
7. The Clinician must be cleared by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Staff Exclusion List (SEL) and the New York State Medicaid Exclusion List.
8. The Clinician must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) 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 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 "Children’s Clinician" as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.