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.
We have an exciting new opportunity for a Clinician CPST - HCBS.
SUMMARY of DUTIES:
HCBS provides opportunities for Medicaid beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders (SUD) to receive services in their own home or community. HCBS utilizes a recovery model of care, which emphasizes and supports a person's potential for recovery by optimizing quality of life and reducing symptoms of behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders through empowerment, choice, treatment, educational, employment, housing, and health and well-being goals. Recovery is generally seen in this approach as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, and one that may involve developing hope, a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, self-direction, social inclusion, and coping skills. The Clinician is responsible for the provision of direct services to individuals with persistent psychiatric disabilities. 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. The Clinician will provide services to help individuals with behavioral health diagnosis to achieve stability and functional improvement in the following areas: daily living, finances, housing, education, employment, personal recovery and/or resilience, family and interpersonal relationships and community integration.
2. The Clinician will provide mobile treatment and rehabilitation services to individuals who have difficulty engaging in site- based programs who can benefit from off-site rehabilitation or who have not been previously engaged in services, including those who had only partially benefited from traditional treatment or might benefit from more active involvement of their family of choice in their treatment.
3. Weekly schedule may include evenings and weekends.
4. Other related duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
1. Prior knowledge and/or use of Trauma-Informed, Person-Centered Practice and Motivational Interviewing.
2. Knowledge of the Recovery process and the ability to facilitate recovery using established standardized mental health processes.
3. Knowledge and skill to teach and engage in basic problem solving strategies to support individual clients in self-directed recovery.
4. Knowledge of the common challenges associated with mental health conditions.
5. Ability to master an electronic record system, meet deadlines and willingness to grow and change are necessary.
1. The Clinician must hold one of the following licenses or permits from the New York State Education Department: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Creative Arts Therapist, Practical Nurse, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse or Social Worker.
2. The Clinician must have training, and experience to provide direct services related to the treatment of mental illness and substance use disorders.
3. Basic Computer knowledge is required.
4. Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
5. The Clinician must have a valid Driver’s License and a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier.
6. If driving agency vehicles, 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 “Clinician CPST - HCBS” as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.