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 Project Coordinator in our Nyack at our Rockland County clinic.
SUMMARY of DUTIES
MHA, together with Project Hope NY, provides mental health support to those individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. This is a mobile program servicing the Rockland County community. Our clinics offer individual, group, family and medication services for individuals of all ages – and for a full range of behavioral health conditions. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the program, services and staff. Additionally, the Project Coordinator will also provide clinical supervision to team leaders and crisis counselors. The Project Coordinator 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. The Project Coordinator will utilize evidence-based practices; always embracing a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Participation in meetings with community agencies and other service providers as needed.
2. Oversight of team leaders, crisis counselors and administrative staff to provide the highest quality implementation and sustainability of the program in order to keep the program running optimally and in accordance with protocols.
3. Provision of direct clinical services, which may include, but are not limited to, outreach, assessment, crisis counseling, individual/family mental health treatment, and integrated health care management.
4. Ensure compliance with fiscal, programmatic, and other guidelines as appropriate.
5. Tracks and approves program expenditures.
6. Collects, evaluates and reports data on program services.
7. Facilitate weekly team meeting.
8. Responsible for the establishment and maintenance of relationships with providers to which MHA makes/receives referrals.
9. Responsible for maintaining clinical records and following guidelines and regulations for documentation of services.
10. Oversight of documentation completed by staff.
11. Attendance at internal management meetings.
12. Responsible for participation in program development and in training programs.
13. Follows the established agency policies and maintains appropriate professional standards.
14. Responsible for adhering to all standards and guidelines established by applicable regulatory authorities.
15. Provide supervision, mentoring, coaching and performance reviews for direct reports.
16. Other related duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. Knowledge of Program Management.
2. Bilingual in Spanish, Creole and/or Yiddish preferred.
3. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
4. Excellent organizational skills.
5. Excellent interpersonal skills.
6. Strong attention to detail.
7. Effective crisis intervention skills.
8. Effective leadership skills.
9. Problem solving skills.
10. Familiarity with and ability to use a database system.
1. The Project Coordinator must be an experienced mental health professional.
2. A Masters degree in Social Work or related filed with 7 plus years’ experience in the field.
3. At least three years of experience managing social service programs.
4. At least 2-3 years of supervisory experience.
5. Working knowledge of Trauma-Informed Care and Cultural Competency required.
6. Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
7. Have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
8. Work independently, complete tasks and all required paperwork in a timely and complete manner.
9. Must have advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint and data base management.
10. 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.
11. The Project Coordinator must be cleared NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
12. The Project Coordinator 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.
13. The Project Coordinator must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.
14. The Project Coordinator 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 “Project Coordinator” as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.