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 Single Homeless Assessment Center (SHAC) located in Valhalla, NY.
SUMMARY of DUTIES
The Clinician is a member of an interdisciplinary, interagency assessment team and is located on-site at the Single Homeless Assessment Center (SHAC). He/she is part of the clinical professional staff of the licensed clinic. The primary responsibility of the clinician is to conduct assessments of individuals who are currently homeless and who are requesting housing assistance. The focus will be to determine the individual’s needs for specific supports necessary for independent living and to conduct comprehensive assessments (e.g. mental health, substance use, educational/vocational) to determine service needs. 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. Conduct initial clinical interviews.
2. Participate in daily team meetings.
3. Work collaboratively with the staff from the homeless shelter, DSS and the on-site medical providers.
4. Complete assessments and make referrals in a timely fashion.
5. Participate as part of a team in carrying out job responsibilities.
6. Conduct crisis intervention, as needed, with the individuals and staff on-site at the shelter.
7. Document assessments to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
8. Participate in program development and in training programs.
9. Follow the established clinic policies & procedures.
10. Maintain appropriate professional standards.
11. Other related duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
1. Familiarity with and ability to use an Electronic Health Record system.
2. He/she must be reliable and responsible, demonstrating the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
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.
1. The candidate must hold one of the following New York State licenses: LMSW, LMHC, Psychologist or LCSW.
2. Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
3. Have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
4. Work independently, complete tasks and all required paperwork in a timely and complete manner.
5. Must have advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint and data base management.
6. Have and maintain a valid Driver’s License with a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier, have and maintain a Defensive Driving certification.
7. The Clinician must be cleared NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
8. 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.
9. The Clinician must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.
10. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with “SHAC Clinician” as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.