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 Per Diem Psychosocial Rehabilitation Worker in our Children and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) in our Tarrytown, NY office.
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. Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) services are designed to restore, rehabilitate, and support a child’s/youth’s developmentally appropriate functioning as necessary for the integration of the child/youth as an active and productive member of their family and community with the goal of achieving minimal on-going professional intervention. Services assist with implementing interventions on a treatment plan to compensate for, or eliminate, functional deficits and interpersonal and/or behavioral health barriers associated with a child/youth’s behavioral health needs. Activities are “hands on” and task oriented, intended to achieve the identified goals or objectives as set forth in the child/youth’s individualized treatment plan. These services must include assisting the child/youth to develop and apply skills in natural settings. PSR is intended to foster and promote the development of needed skills identified in assessment or through the ongoing treatment of a licensed practitioner. Services are delivered in a trauma informed, culturally and linguistically competent manner.
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Engage the child and their family in a variety of strategies (including counseling and functional supports) to work toward identified goals.
2. Engage in regular communication with the child’s team, to ensure continuity of care.
3. Document client progress and maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures.
4. Practice with a person-centered, trauma informed philosophy in alignment with the values of MHA.
5. Due to the nature of the program, must be able to work a flexible schedule.
6. Other designated or related duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
1. Knowledge of the signs of psychiatric crises and engagement skills/de-escalation techniques.
2. Highly organized and self-motivated.
3. Familiarity with and ability to use an Electronic Health Record system.
1. The PSR Worker must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma, high school equivalency, or a State Education Commencement Credential with a minimum of two years’ experience in children’s mental health, addiction, foster care and/or a related human services field; OR a Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or in related human services; OR a Master’s degree in social work, psychology, or in related human services.
2. Basic Computer knowledge is required.
3. Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
4. The PSR Worker must have a valid Driver’s License and a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier.
5. The PSR Worker must maintain current New York State Defensive Driving certification.
6. The PSR Worker must be cleared NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
7. The PSR Worker 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 PSR Worker must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.
9. The PSR Worker 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 "PSR Worker" as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.