555 Broome Street
Overview: The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.
The Senior Mental Health Counselor will provide individual and group psychotherapy and case management to adolescents with significant mental health needs. The Sr. Counselor will focus on this target population within the Door community addressing co-morbid concerns that may include trauma, homelessness, substance abuse, and challenges to identity formation. The ideal candidate will possess experience in engaging clients in youth development, school, or residential treatment settings. The ideal candidate will also maintain the highest standards of cultural competency regarding race, gender identity, sexuality, culture, and class. The Door’s mission is to empower young people ages 12-21 to reach their potential by providing accessible, comprehensive youth development services – health care, counseling, education, legal services, the arts and recreation – in a diverse and supportive environment.
- Provide short term and long term individual and group counseling to at risk adolescents using evidence based modalities
- Formulate appropriate treatment plans and psychosocial evaluations for each client seen, and document each contact
- Provide case coordination and crisis intervention to adolescents who may be victims of abuse, neglect, sexual assault, etc.
- Coordinate with other providers including schools, juvenile justice, Administration for Children's Services, and foster care
- Develop and facilitate innovative support groups related to topics such as Anger Management, Substance Abuse Prevention and Healthy Relationships, to diverse adolescent populations utilizing evidence based group curriculums
- Coordinate mental health assessments and track outcomes of treatment using qualitative measures.
- Facilitate mental health focused workshops and trainings for both young people and agency staff
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor
- LCSW or LMSW required
- Minimum of two years clinical experience in adolescent development, mental health counseling and/or substance abuse treatment settings
- Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
- Knowledge of social service systems and resources as they relate to The Door’s urban youth population
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability in developing innovative adolescent treatment modalities and group facilitation skills
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team
- Must be a professional and responsible person that is able to develop and maintain interagency liaisons as a means of meeting client needs
- Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Mandarin preferred
- Knowledge of electronic health record preferred
Minimum Education Required