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  • Assess for mental health needs and determine appropriate mental health services.
  • Use trauma informed approach
  • Conduct client intakes, client action plans, and referrals

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide short term counseling to individuals and family
  • Provide client screenings for mental health conditions and substance use disorders, motivational interviewing, mental health first aid, and psychoeducation.
  • Assess for domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence
  • Conduct safety planning for victims of domestic violence
  • Conduct crisis intervention
  • Ensure service compliance
  • Assess for HIV/AIDS risk behaviors and connect to VL HIV prevention services.
  • Lead and facilitate case conference meetings
  • Work collaboratively with partner agencies to assess and connect clients in need of mental health services
  • Develop and maintain relationships with social service and mental health providers
  • Facilitate support groups
  • Conduct follow up services with clients and provide accompaniment when needed
  • Provide presentations in the community, including to providers and clients and attend conferences
  • Stay abreast of latest mental health information (health/immigration policy, scientific research).
  • Complete and submit monthly reports to supervisor
  • Other duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS:


•         Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or equivalent (License preferred)

•         Bilingual Bicultural (Spanish)

•         At least two years field experience

•         Ability to provide trauma informed care services to individuals

•         Group work experience

•         Commitment to service as a personal value

•         Sensitivity to and expertise with needs and circumstances of the immigrant Latinx population including domestic violence, sexual assault, immigration, etc.

•         Experience with individuals living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS or other life threatening illnesses; individuals experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault and other issues related to diversity, marginalized populations, and trauma

•         Experience working with and facilitating group discussions (groups dynamics)

•         Excellent written and oral communication, organizational and time management skills

•         Strong interpersonal skills, creativity and flexibility.

•         Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

•         Competency in cultural humility and awareness of marginalized communities

•         Competency with working with the LGBTQIA community

•         Certified in HIV testing preferred.

•         Computer skills (Word, Publisher, Excel, ACCESS) and providing tele-health.

•         Ability to read, write and speak English and Spanish required. 

  • Assess for mental health needs and determine appropriate mental health services.
  • Use trauma informed approach
  • Conduct client intakes, client action plans, and referrals

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide short term…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 14, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 7, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$50,000 - $60,000

Benefits

Voces Latinas offers a competitive compensation and fringe benefits package including health insurance, short term disability, family medical leave, and generous vacation/sick/holiday leave.

Voces Latinas is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibits discrimination in employment. People of color, Afro-Latinx, trans people, women, people with intersex conditions, people who have lived in poverty, people with disabilities, immigrants, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Voces Latinas offers a competitive compensation and fringe benefits package including health insurance, short term disability, family medical leave, and generous vacation…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in Spanish a MUST

Fluent in Spanish a MUST

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Queens, NY
Associated Location
Queens, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Lissette Marrero, MSW – Human Resources at lmarrero@voceslatinas.org

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Lissette Marrero, MSW – Human Resources at lmarrero@voceslatinas.org

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