Community Interventionist: Northern Herkimer County
Jun. 13 2024

Community Interventionist: Northern Herkimer County

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job description

A full time position with an excellent benefit package is available in the Town of Webb, working with Old Forge School and Community. Come join a dedicated and supportive team providing crucial services to our communities!

  • $50,000/yr.
  • 37.5-hour work week
  • M – F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm , evenings and weekends may be required when scheduling school, home and community visits.
  • 27 paid days off in year 1 (vacation & holidays), plus paid sick time!
  • 4% flat 401k contribution (after 1 year)
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available
  • May be eligible for NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Supportive and inclusive organizational culture

Position: Community Interventionist

Job Description: A Community Interventionist is expected to work with an assigned caseload of children and families. The Interventionist provides therapeutic intervention and support to children/youth who are experiencing behavioral health issues. A Community Interventionist works with the individual youth and their family to provide helpful interventions, deescalate crises, plan for safety, build healthy coping and mentoring skills, and identify community resources to prevent out of home placement and achieve greater family stability and over wellness.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Assists child, youth and family to achieve stability and functional improvement in daily living, personal recovery, and or resilience, family and interpersonal relationships and school and community integration.
  • Conducts crisis/risk assessments and works with family to identify resources/supports and develop a safety plan
  • Provides support and interventions to the child and their family/caregivers to address the clinical needs of the child and the complex needs of the family unit.
  • Provides crisis intervention and stabilization with the child/youth and family, and case management services such as referrals to other services and ensuring the structural home environment is safe.
  • Conducts strength based assessments to identify client/family needs.
  • Develops a treatment plan/plan of care with client and their family/caregiver to identify goals and objectives for treatment to be met prior to discharge.
  • Assists client/family with identifying strengths and addressing barriers that may prevent goal achievement.
  • Functions as an interdisciplinary team member facilitate discussion of client’s needs and goals for services.
  • Maintains contact and consults with community agencies as the clients’ mental health advocate.
  • Provides outreach to engage treatment resistant high-risk children/youth.
  • Assists in linking clients to outside agencies and community resources as indicated and appropriate.
  • Maintains timely, complete and accurate documentation.
  • Accepts emergency cases and/or the assignment of other clients by supervisory staff.
  • Works with client/family to devise a safe discharge plan upon termination of services.
  • Maintains self in a professional manner at all times, adhering to Office of Mental Health, Department of Health, CNY Health Homes, and Medicaid regulations, The Neighborhood Center policies and procedures and in keeping with the Agency’s mission statement.
  • Adheres to the Standards of Care described in the Medicaid State Plan Children and Family Treatment and Support Services Provider Manual for Children’s Behavioral Health Early and Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Treatment (EPSDT) Services and any subsequent updates
  • Punctual and regular attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee. Employees are expected to report to work as scheduled, on time, and prepared to start working.
  • Flexibility in work schedule required as needed to schedule school, home, and community visits.
  • Performs other duties as requested by Agency Administration.

Required Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of mental health issues affecting children, adolescents and their families.
  • Experience in providing individual, family and group therapies to children with severe emotional disorders.
  • Ability to maintain expectations for timeliness and accuracy in the performance of job functions
  • Ability to function as an interdisciplinary team member.
  • Travel to homes, school, and within the community is required.
  • Must have clean and valid Driver’s License; access to reliable transportation.
  • Able to work a flexible work schedule if necessary.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years of relevant experience in children’s mental health, substance use, or case management required.

At The Neighborhood Center, Inc., we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the success of our organization and are dedicated to creating a workplace that welcomes and values all individuals. We strive to create a culture that fosters respect, openness, and understanding, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for open positions.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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