Behavioral Health Clinician - Bridges to Care
WORKING WITH US
The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.
Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:
- 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to 3 weeks’ vacation days at hire
- Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
- Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
- Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension.
- Unlimited employee referral bonus opportunities
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through our many company initiatives, including employee resource groups (ERGs) like Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee
- This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus
ABOUT THE JOB
The Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) is a SAMHSA grant funded program. Its purpose is to enable the Community Behavioral Programs and Residential Programs in the Bronx support and restore the delivery of clinical services that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program effectively meets the needs of children/youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED), adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders.
The Bridges to Care team works directly with individuals with severe mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or physical health conditions. Working primarily in the community, the clinician uses a recovery-oriented lens and evidenced based approaches to evaluate participant’s strengths and resources, identify barriers to engagement in services, ascertain level of risk and appropriate services to manage risk, assist with managing and keeping appointments, provide psychoeducation and coordinate other aspects of participants’ health and community services to support engagement. The clinician also provides crisis services to participants remotely or in person in the office or community.
The Behavioral Health Clinician works primarily in the community using recovery-oriented lens and evidenced based approaches to evaluate participant’s strengths and resources, identifying barriers to engagement in services, ascertain level of risk and appropriate services to manage risk, assisting with managing and keeping appointments, providing psychoeducation and coordinating other aspects of participants’ health and community services to support engagement. The clinician also provides crisis services to participants remotely or in person in the office or community.
The responsibilities of the Behavioral Health Clinician include:
- Conducting assessments to evaluate participant’s strengths and resources, current functioning, barriers to engagement, level of risk and identify appropriate interventions to manage risk
- Providing evidence based interventions to enhance motivation to engage in services and supports, and reduce risky behaviors.
- Providing individual, group, family, collateral sessions and crisis services/interventions
- Be actively self-reflective & self-aware of how clinical and administrative practice impacts clients, families, and the communities we serve
- Approaching work with an anti-racist lens and open to continuously learning and evolving
- Liaising with families, schools, criminal justice, and other community agencies to coordinate care
- Participating in clinical meetings, staff meetings, trainings, and supervision.
- Open and willing to receive constructive feedback
- Maintaining documentation according to the standards and time frames established by the Jewish Board, regulatory agencies and/or funding sources
- Maintaining professional behaviors and ethical standards as established by licensing board, relevant professional association and the Jewish Board policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned.
The Jewish Board is currently looking for a talented Behavioral Health Clinicians of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:
- Master’s degree in counseling, creative arts, or social work from an accredited program AND
- New York State License or limited permit in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC); Creative Arts Therapy (LCAT), or social work (LMSW) required.
- Knowledge and experience with evidence based approaches
- Fluency in a second language is preferred.
- Experience with telemental health platforms a plus
- Proficient with electronic health record; Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook); comfortable and proficient using audio video platforms (i.e., Zoom).
- Travel required between program locations and other Jewish Board sites.
We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.
- Job Family Clinical Staff [300s]
- Job Function Misc Professionals
- Pay Type Salary
- Employment Indicator 8833 - Hospital - Professional Employees
- Travel Required Yes
- Required Education Master’s Degree
- 135 W 50th St, New York, NY 10020, USA