Crisis Counselor- Otsego County, NY

CRISIS COUNSELOR II

Full-time position with excellent benefits package. Be a part of a team providing crucial services to Otsego County, NY communities.
Basic work schedule is: Monday thru’ Friday; Shift is 10:00am-6:00pm: with some flexibility required as necessary. Office worksite is in Oneonta, NY and some workdays may be assigned to work remotely.

THIS POSITION NOW QUALIFIES TO GAIN “SUPERVISION HOURS” TOWARD AN LMHC AND LCSW.

JOB DESCRIPTION: A Crisis Counselor II provides intensive assessment, linkage and follow-up of individuals identified to be in acute psychiatric distress in various locations throughout the community. Further, s/he is responsible for referring clients to appropriate agencies for needed services and for assessing and intervening with individuals in crisis. S/he is expected to perform job functions with a degree of independence, and is expected to assist in the management of day-to-day service operation as assigned.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Provides short-term crisis intervention and diffusion for children and adults in the community including comprehensive crisis assessment and suicide/homicide lethality

• Makes recommendations and assists in facilitating the appropriate level of treatment/services/supports.

• Provides intensive assessment, follow-up and linkage to children and youth admitted to the Adolescent Crisis Residence.

• Maintains accurate documentation of client/ agency contacts in accordance with program policy and procedure manual.

• Assumes on-call, and administrative back-up responsibilities consistent with program needs;

• Attends and actively participates in all required training, staff meetings and case conferences as required by agency administration.

• Engages in supervision on a regular basis.

• Provides educational/ marketing /training presentations to the community, as assigned by the Crisis Program Director.

• Assists law enforcement and other agencies in handling mental health related crisis.

• Engages in agency/program projects or work groups as assigned by the Crisis Program Director.

• Maintains self in a professional manner at all times, adhering to The Neighborhood Center, Inc.’s policy and procedures and in keeping with the Agency’s mission statement;

• Maintain a valid NY State driver’s license and have access to a viable vehicle;

• Secures and maintains all necessary certification and professional licensing as dictated by profession and required qualifications.

• Performs other duties as requested by Agency Administration.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• A Master Social Worker (MSW) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services and must obtain a limited practice permit and must obtain a New York State license (LMSW) within 6 months from the date of hire

OR
• A New York State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services
OR
• A New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services
OR

• A New York State Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services
OR

• A New York State Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D.) with one (1) year of experience in the provision of mental health services. EOE

To apply for this job email your resume to hr@neighborhoodctr.org