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 and an immediate need for multiple Team Leaders in our Nyack Clinic in Rockland County community.
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. The Team Leaders will provide outreach, basic support, individual and group crisis counseling, public education and referrals to clients. Additionally, Team Leaders will supervise and coach crisis counselors on providing comprehensive mental health care, assessments, crisis intervention, and treatment planning. The Team Leaders will support clients 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. Team Leaders will utilize evidence-based practices, always embracing a trauma-informed and person-centered approach.
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Leads a team of crisis counselors in the field.
2. Team Leaders are experienced disaster behavioral health workers or behavioral health professionals who supervises paraprofessional or crisis counselors.
3. May help to assess people who require traditional mental health or substance use treatment.
4. May be one of several team leads on staff with a provider, depending on the size and scope of the disaster.
5. Trains, debriefs, and provides supervision for the crisis counselors.
6. Uses data to conduct ongoing needs assessment.
7. Coordinates data collection activities and reviews data form submissions for accuracy.
8. Reviews and accepts or rejects forms submitted through the mobile application.
9. Use of mobile application to complete data forms.
10. Provides coordination and oversight of the crisis counselors’ plans of service.
11. May perform crisis counseling as needed.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
1. Bilingual in Spanish, Creole and/or Yiddish preferred.
2. Proficient written and oral communication skills.
3. Strong organizational skills.
4. Ability to administer crisis intervention in emergency situations.
5. Local travel required, including traveling to clients’ homes or other common community areas.
6. Demonstrate an ability to work independently along and with a clinical team to achieve optimal treatment results for clients.
7. Adequate knowledge base of community resources in the areas of mental health, substance use, medical, housing, financial entitlements, insurance and legal advocacy for client treatment purposes and relationship building.
8. Understands the impact of culture on co-occurring integrated treatment practices.
1. Master’s degree in the Social Sciences or related field and at least 3-4 years’ experience in a mental health setting.
2. Has at least 3 years of supervisory experience in the social services field.
3. Working knowledge of Trauma-Informed Care and Cultural Competency required.
4. Must be reliable and able to work independently and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality standards as promulgated by the state; and federal government.
6. The Team Leaders must have a valid Driver’s License and a driving record that is satisfactory to our insurance carrier.
7. The Team Leaders must maintain current New York State Defensive Driving certification.
8. The Team Leaders must be cleared NYS Justice Center through fingerprinting for a Criminal History Records search.
9. The Team Leaders 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.
10. The Team Leaders must be cleared by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) for instances of child abuse and/or neglect.
11. The Team Leaders 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 “Team Leaders” as the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.