Social Worker / Mental Health Counselor

SOCIAL WORKER / MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR:

This could be a full-time OR a part-time position providing therapeutic counseling to children and adults in the Town of Webb school district, Old Forge, NY. Join a dedicated team providing critical services to the community!

Current Part-time Hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:00pm to 7:00pm and Wednesdays: 12:30pm to 4:30pm. This schedule could be negotiable with some evening hours required.

A full-time position with an excellent benefits package could be available with worksite locations located in the Town of Webb School district in Old Forge, NY and in one of our behavioral healthcare clinics in Rome, NY or Utica, NY. Some work days may be providing telehealth remotely and some work days would be in office.

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 from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and in the process of attaining a Licensed Master Social Worker credential.
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 (LMHC). EOE

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