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Bilingual Spanish Clinician - UAC Shelter and Transitional Foster Care

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The Safe Haven for Children Program is a 24-hour shelter and temporary foster care program that serves unaccompanied children (UC) in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. The Clinician is responsible for the oversight and execution of all therapeutic requirements for the shelter or foster care program, as assigned.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete the UC Assessment and Case Review within 7-10 business days of the young person’s arrival
  • Collaborate with the case manager and all relevant parties to complete required program documentation related to the minor’s overall functioning
  • Regularly assess the safety and well-being of all clients served
  • Develop behavior plans and/or safety plans for young persons
  • Facilitate crisis intervention and utilize de-escalation techniques as needed
  • Create group curriculum based on the identified needs of incoming or current young persons
  • Provide weekly individual and group counseling to young persons
  • Provide mental health referrals as needed
  • Document service provision in client files in accordance with HIPAA and program regulations
  • Participate in weekly team meetings to provide mental health updates
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations, as well as funder requirements
  • Ensure quality assurance and excellence in service provision
  • Participate in required LSSNY trainings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

SUPERVISES:

Social Work Interns



QUALIFICATIONS:


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited university and 2 years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience; a Master's degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is a program requirement
  • Licensed or license-eligible preferred


EXPERIENCE:

Minimum 2 years’ post-masters experience working with immigrant young persons


SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Strong mental health background; proficient in mental health diagnoses
  • Knowledgeable about psychotropic medications, including medication risks and side effects
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with people from all walks of life
  • Strong interest in working with immigrant young persons
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills - able to facilitate trainings
  • Superior planning, organizational and time-management skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to develop and manage social work interns
  • Detail-oriented
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Experience and facility with Microsoft Office Applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel

The Safe Haven for Children Program is a 24-hour shelter and temporary foster care program that serves unaccompanied children (UC) in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. The Clinician is responsible for the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

At least $59,000

Benefits

health insurance

dental insurance

general vacation and personal time

EAP

Retirement plan with company matching and employer contributions

health insurance

dental insurance

general vacation and personal time

EAP

Retirement plan with company matching and employer contributions

Level of Language Proficiency

Must be bilingual spanish

Must be bilingual spanish

Location

On-site
2865 Kingsbridge Terrace, Bronx, NY 10463, USA

How to Apply

Please send all applications to Diana Portillo, Assistant Director for Safe Haven at dportillo@lssny.org

Please send all applications to Diana Portillo, Assistant Director for Safe Haven at dportillo@lssny.org

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