Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor – Town of Webb
Aug. 29 2023

Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor – Town of Webb

Join a dedicated and supportive team providing crucial services to our communities!

  • $52,000 – $60,000/yr.
  • 37.5-hour work week
  • M – F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (with one evening per week Noon – 8:00 PM, hours may vary based on the school’s individual needs)
  • 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
  • Clinical setting with support staff and services
  • May be eligible for NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Supportive and inclusive organizational culture

CULTURE OF SUPPORT

The organization’s focus on enhancing Evidence Based Practices has led to training opportunities in advanced clinical interventions for therapists that are not commonly available in community mental health settings including EMDR, DBT, and PCIT. Treatment approach focuses on trauma-informed, person-centered, strengths based recovery.

Work within a cohesive and supportive multidisciplinary team dedicated to the mission of providing quality behavioral health services to underserved populations in Oneida and Herkimer County. Provide individual, family and/or group therapy to an assigned caseload of children, families and/or adults with a wide variety of mental health issues in an outpatient clinic setting.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

A Social Worker / Mental Health Counselor works with an assigned caseload of children, families and/or adults. In addition to clinical and therapeutic duties, you may be asked to perform some supervision and management functions. You will have the opportunity to operate with independence and competence to provide services for clients, while conducting 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide direct therapeutic services to clients and their families according to need.
  • Conduct strength based assessments to identify client/family needs.
  • Provide follow-up before, during, and after services in order to be responsive to the needs of client/families as they arise.
  • 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:

  • Some flexibility in work schedule needed with possibility of providing services at school sites.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) with eligibility for NYS License required and must obtain License (LMSW) within six (6) months of employment

OR

  • Master’s in Mental Health CounselingMarriage and Family Therapy or Creative Arts Therapy and actively working toward obtaining a NYS License: LMHC, LMFT, or LCAT 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.

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