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 licensed Clinician in our Children’s Crisis Stabilization Program located in Tarrytown, NY. Base Annual Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000.
SUMMARY of DUTIES
The Crisis Stabilization Clinician provides acute short-term mental health and care management services to children and families in psychiatric crisis. The Clinician provides community based consultation, triage, assessments, and stabilization to children who place themselves or others in potential danger and/or are at risk for repeated hospitalizations and emergency room visits. The Clinician functions as part of a three-person team that includes the Clinician, Family Support Specialist, and Respite Specialist. 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.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
1. Principles, practices and methods of community mental health treatment including complexity-capable 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. 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 Clinician must actively hold one of the following New York State licenses: LMSW, LMHC, or LCSW.
2. The Clinician must have at least one year of experience working with children.
3. The Clinician must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
4. Basic computer knowledge and ability to document in an electronic health record is required.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with "Crisis-Clinician" as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.