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Mental Health Counselor

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Sapna NYC Inc.
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The Bronx, NY

Sapna NYC Inc.


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Published 18 days ago

March 1, 2021
commensurate with experience

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Sapna NYC is a not-for-profit organization transforming the lives of South Asian immigrant women by improving health, expanding economic opportunities, creating social networks, and building a collective voice for change. We recognize that women are the backbone of our families and that by empowering women, we are impacting whole families and uplifting entire communities. We see ourselves as part of the community we serve, looking to preserve the culture and community, while supporting vulnerable populations and tackling issues that push our communities into isolation, poor health, and poverty.  To date Sapna is one of very few organizations serving the South Asian immigrant community in New York City, particularly in the Bronx.

 For more information on Sapna NYC, please visit our website at www.sapnanyc.org

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Mental health and the stigma surrounding it are a significant issue in the South Asian community. With a new partnership and grant with Asian American Federation, Sapna NYC is broadening our mental health services and programs, using both a standard clinical approach and a more traditional cultural approach to offer multiple ways in which our community can seek help and support. The pandemic has placed a heavy mental burden on our community including loss and grief, isolation, extreme fear, economic instability, food insecurity, and prolonged life-threatening illness. While NYC is working to expand mental health messaging and services, the South Asian community is often missed in these campaigns. Without an intermediary and amplifier that has an existing relationship with the community, like Sapna NYC, these messages and services never reach low-income, low digital literacy, and low English proficient immigrant communities.

The counselor position is a contract part-time position to run from mid-February 2021 to January 14th  2022. The position requires 20 hours/week. The position will start virtually, but may require some in-person sessions at our offices in the Bronx.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Provide support and counseling services to clients in both individual and group settings both virtually and in-person

·       Conduct intakes for any community member who presents a need or enquires about our mental health services and make appropriate referrals to other providers if counseling will not be provided in house

·       Plan and facilitate bi-weekly Women’s Circle

·       Co-facilitate weekly wellness classes

·       Maintain contact log notes and related documentation of clients and sessions

·       Attend trainings and seminars regarding topics related to mental health and domestic violence

·       Organize and facilitate Sapna’s mental health workshops- this includes researching topics, creating materials, finding speakers, and presenting as needed

·       Assist with organizing a South Asian Mental Health Panel

·       Establish and maintain working relationships with community service providers, specialists, DV organizations, and other community-based organizations working in the mental health area

·       Conduct some outreach in the community in a culturally informed manner

·       Maintain professional skills through consultation, in-service activities; and awareness of cultural diversity; and maintain confidentiality.

·       Do administrative tasks, as needed

·       Attend check-ins and staff meetings as needed


REQUIREMENTS:

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or related human service field required. Master’s Degree preferred.

·       LMHC preferred

·       Excellent English and Bengali speaking skills; Bengali reading/writing a plus but not required

·       Experience working with adults, knowledge of trauma and its implications preferred

·       Prior experience with mental health counseling

·       Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with clients of various backgrounds

·       Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills

·       Strong written and oral communication skills

·       Comfortable with standard tech, i.e. virtual meeting platforms, Microsoft office suite, creating flyers, social media, etc.

·       Able to work well with teams on collaborative projects

·       Able to work independently on tasks and take ownership of work assigned

·       Comfortable facilitating and presenting to groups

·       Willing to take initiative and think creatively to solve problems

·       Passion for social justice and Sapna’s mission 

COMPENSATION:

 Sapna NYC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the Sapna NYC compensation scale. This includes a generous vacation and sick leave package. This is a part-time hourly non-exempt position for 20 hours/week. Schedule can be flexible. Some evenings or weekends may be required on occasion. Please upload cover letter, resume, and three references.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Sapna NYC is a not-for-profit organization transforming the lives of South Asian immigrant women by improving health, expanding economic opportunities, creating social networks, and building a collective voice…

Details at a glance

  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Sapna NYC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the Sapna NYC compensation scale. This includes a generous vacation and sick leave package.

Sapna NYC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the Sapna NYC compensation scale. This includes a…

Level of Language Proficiency

Excellent English and Bengali speaking skills; Bengali reading/writing a plus but not required

Excellent English and Bengali speaking skills; Bengali reading/writing a plus but not required

Location

On-site
2348 Waterbury Avenue, First Floor, The Bronx, NY 10462

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