Social Work/Mental Health Counselor

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


The Bridge, an innovative and well respected mental health agency serving adults with serious mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and co-morbid medical conditions is seeking Social Workers/Mental Health Counselors/Substance Abuse Specialists/Criminal Justice, for it's A.C.T. Program in Manhattan and the Bronx.


  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to provide services consistent with the ACT model
  • Participate in daily team meetings to review and plan client services
  • Provide the expected number of services to clients each month, 80% of which are in the community
  • Complete required documentation in a timely and high quality manner
  • Work collaboratively with clients, their families, and community partners to assist clients in achieving     their treatment and recovery goals
  • Coordinate client care through close involvement with hospitals, substance use treatment facilities, etc.
  • Provide 24-hour crisis intervention on-call services on rotating basis
  • Complete immediate needs assessments, comprehensive psychosocial assessments, individualized     service plans, and crisis/relapse prevention plans
  • Conduct specialized clinical assessments of violence risk, suicide risk, substance use, trauma, and      criminogenic needs
  • Conduct other required assessments with clients, such as Child and Adult Integrated Reporting         System (CAIRS) reports, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) reports
  • Use evidence based treatments in the areas of mental health and substance abuse to address client     needs (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, trauma -informed    care)
  • Provide services to assist clients with needs such as family support, housing, entitlements,             employment, education, vocational interests, community integration, and connection to physical health    care
  • Provide services to assist clients with needs such as legal advocacy, navigating the criminal justice      system, coordination with legal agencies


  • LMSW, LCSW, LMHC with current New York State license or credential
  • At least two years of experience providing services to adults with serious mental illness
  • Must have or be eligible to have NY State ID (non-drivers or drivers license)
  • Knowledge and experience of electronic health records (specifically AWARDS by Footholds) preferred
  • Spanish speaking a plus

Individuals with lived experience in the areas of mental health, substance use, criminal justice, &/or homelessness are encouraged to apply.


Excellent compensation package.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree