May. 23 2023


  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

The Community Psychiatric Supports Treatment Counselor will provide professional services under the New York State Child and Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) programming. CFTSS are mental health services under New York State Children’s Medicaid provided at home or in the community. All service are child centered, family focused, strength based, multisystem, and community based. Services are delivered in the least restrictive environment for the child/family, in a trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically competent manner.


· 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.

· Assists youth in home or community by helping improve communication with family, friends, and others for a child who may be at risk of or who has a mental health or substance use diagnosis.

· Assists with Crisis avoidance by restoring stability and functioning, preventing crisis episodes from occurring, or reducing intensity and duration of an active crisis.

· Provides Intensive intervention by assisting the individual with developing and implementing social, interpersonal, self-care, daily living, and independent living skills to restore stability to support functional gains and adapt to community living.

· Provides intermediate term crisis management – stabilizes child in the home and natural environment and assists with goal setting to focus on issues identified from mobile crisis or emergency room intervention and other referral sources.

· Provides Rehabilitative Psycho Education and Rehabilitative Supports.

· 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.

· Ensures adherence to the standards of any and all program funding bodies. Ensure that accurate and timely records are kept.

· Refers families or individuals whose needs are not within the function of The Neighborhood Center, Inc. CFTSS to other agency programs/services or to other appropriate CFTSS services in the community.

· Responsible for assessing the need for, and requesting the purchase of, supplies, materials, equipment, and repairs.

· Maintains a work and program environment that is safe, healthy, orderly, and attractive.

· Ensures the fulfillment of training requirements of any funding and regulatory bodies.

· Prepares and maintains statistical records, program records and prepares reports as required.

· Maintains self in a professional manner at all times, adhering to Neighborhood Center policy, procedures and in keeping with the mission statement.

· Performs other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Travel to homes 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.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work Counseling, Psychology or related Human Services field plus one (1) year of applicable experience or who have been certified in an Evidenced Based Practice (in lieu of one year of experience requirement). Other aspects of CPST services except for counseling may be performed by individuals with a minimum of Bachelor Degree and two (2) years of experience in children’s mental health, addiction, and/or foster care/child welfare/juvenile justice. These include, Registered Professional Nurse with one (1) year of behavioral health

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.

Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, training, and termination. We are committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and we expect all employees to share in this commitment.

If you are passionate about our mission and believe that you would be a good fit for our organization, we encourage you to apply for any open positions that match your qualifications and experience. We look forward to reviewing your application and getting to know you better.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $37.50 per hour

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Utica, NY: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: In person

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