Social Worker/Counselor

SOCIAL WORKER / MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR:

Join a dedicated and supportive team providing critical services to the community!

A Part-time temporary position is available providing therapeutic counseling to children and adults in the Town of Webb school district, Old Forge, NY; Located in the heart of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.

Current Part-time Hours are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 8:30am to 4:30pm. This schedule could be negotiable.

JOB DESCRIPTION: A Social Worker II / Counselor II is expected to work with an assigned caseload of children, families and/or adults. In addition to clinical and therapeutic duties, He/she may be asked to perform some supervision and management functions. As such, he/she functions with independence and competence to provide services for clients. He/she conducts individual, family and group therapy as well as crisis intervention to assist clients in establishing basic emotional support and encouragement leading to constructive living patterns.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Provides direct therapeutic services to clients and their families according to need.
• Conducts strength based assessments to identify client/family needs.
• Provides follow-up before, during and after services in order to be responsive to the needs of client/families as they surface and to help determine satisfaction with services and obtain recommendations for service enhancement.
• Functions as an interdisciplinary team member at all conferences designed to diagnose and treat clients.
• Maintains contact and consults with community agencies as the clients’ mental health advocate and as a mental health professional for the treatment team.
• Provides outreach to engage treatment resistant high-risk families and/or adults.
• Provides input for clinical planning within the clinic.
• Assists in linking clients to outside agencies and community resources as indicated and appropriate.
• Maintains timely, complete and accurate record documentation.
• Attends and participates in staff/agency meetings.
• Accepts emergency cases and/or the assignment of other clients by supervisory staff.
• Maintains self in a professional manner at all times, adhering to OMH guidelines, Neighborhood Center policy and procedures and in keeping with the Agency’s mission statement, as well as NASW Code of Ethics.
• Performs other duties as requested by Agency Administration.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Extensive knowledge of mental health issues affecting children, adolescents and their families and adults.
• Experience in providing individual, family and group therapies to severely emotionally disturbed children and their families and adults.
• Ability to maintain expectations for timeliness and accuracy in the performance of the job functions.
• Ability to function as an interdisciplinary team member.
• A Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and in the process of attaining a Licensed Master Social Worker credential required. A Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) preferred.
OR
• A Master’s Degree in Counseling or a closely related field, from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college, and in the process of obtaining a professional license as LMHC, LMFT or LCAT required. A Licensed LMHC, LMFT or LCAT preferred. EOE

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