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Mental Health Counselor (Union Position)

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Greenwich House, Inc.
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New York, NY

Greenwich House, Inc.


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Published 28 days ago

October 19, 2020


SALARY: $51,293

DEPARTMENT: Greenwich House Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program(MMTP) 

REPORTS TO: Clinical Services Director  

JOB LOCATION: 190 Mercer Street. 4th Floor. 

FLSA:    Non-Exempt

JOB STATUS: Full-time


 Position Summary  

Provide flexible, consumer-oriented therapy to assist patients in achieving self-sufficiency and positive treatment outcomes by combining traditional psychotherapy with a practical, problem-solving approach that creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution.

Qualifications  

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and preferably one to two years’ experience.
  • Knowledge and ability to provide brief techniques, such as crisis intervention and solution-focused approaches.
  • Ability to provide long-term approaches when treating chronic mental health disorders or disabilities.
  • Demonstrate a concern for the short-term and long-term well-being of individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations.
  • Effective written, verbal, organizational, interpersonal skills and computer literacy required plus knowledge of evidenced-based practices.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with substance abuse, mental health, compromised health, HIV/Hepatitis C issues, criminal justice, child welfare, and HRA protocols/reporting requirements.
  • Familiarity with OASAS and other regulatory agency regulations and written documentation requirements, DSM and ICD codes.
  • Experience in individual and strong group counseling.
  • Must be able to maintain ethics standard for Greenwich House, OASAS, and NYS Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors.
  • Willing to modify plans and behavior when necessary to meet a goal.
  • Must achieve goals beyond minimal levels of performance.
  • Must be able to establish priorities and a course of action for handling multiple tasks.

 Essential Functions Statement  

  • Provide assistance to patients in achieving self-sufficiency and positive treatment outcomes.
  • Help patients identify goals and solutions to problems causing emotional problems and the use of psychotherapy to address mental disorders and substance abuse.
  • Assist patients to develop skills and strategies to address their issues.
  • Assess patient’s needs and develop a treatment plan with the patient that assists in working towards achieving the patient’s goals.
  • Demonstrate a concern for the short-term and long-term well-being of individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations.
  • Supervise counseling interns and graduates of counseling programs to develop skills necessary to practice as a Mental Health Counselor.
  • Engage in program development, advocacy, research, and program evaluation to improve mental health treatment and prevention services.
  • Maintain caseload, provide individual and group treatment utilizing evidence-based practice focused on daily living skills, harm reduction, anger management, parenting skills, assertiveness, health issues, mental health issues, pre-vocational and employment issues.
  • Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Develop and update client treatment plans and long term goals. Be prepared for and attend all supervision sessions and team meetings.
  • Attend all agency mandated training and other learning opportunities as recommended by the supervisor.
  • Use time efficiently and personally well organized.
  • Keep Supervisor and Director informed of progress and problems.
  • Perform other tasks and special projects as assigned by the direct supervisor.    

BENEFITS

Greenwich House Union benefits as administered by 1199 SEIU include: 

Health, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Pension and Retirement, Financial & Social Services, Child Care & Youth Services, Training, etc.  

[For more details go to https://www.1199seiubenefits.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/NBF-Complete-Summary-Plan-Description.pdf] 

ABOUT GREENWICH HOUSE

Founded in 1902 as a settlement house to help New York’s increasing immigrant population adjust to life in a new country, Greenwich House today offers a variety of programs and approaches that continue to provide thousands of New Yorkers with health and wellness supports, education and personal enrichment, and skills building and cultural experiences.

Greenwich House stands out as a valuable resource to our West Village neighbors and New Yorkers across the city. Children and young adults are supported through Greenwich House After-School and Summer Camp programs, as well as Barrow Street Nursery School. Artists of all ages take classes at Greenwich House Music School and Greenwich House Pottery. Seniors find community, social activities and supports across our network of senior centers and mental health clinic. Behavioral health services are provided to children and adults through our Children’s Safety Project, Chemical Dependency Program and Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program. 

No matter what program, the team at Greenwich House is committed to a culture that ensures that every student, client, family and program participant receives the care and service they need to live a more fulfilling life, and helps to contribute to this unique, caring community.

DIVERSITY 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we actively cultivate a diverse workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to actual or perceived age, race, sex, religion, creed, color, citizenship, sexual orientation, ethnicity, familial status, liability for military service, genetic pre-disposition or carrier status, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity or expression, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other bases protected under federal, state and local laws, regulations or ordinance. For more information please visit our website at www.greenwichhouse.org  


SALARY: $51,293

DEPARTMENT: Greenwich House Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program(MMTP) 

REPORTS TO: Clinical Services Director  

JOB LOCATION: 190 Mercer Street. 4th Floor. 

FLSA:    Non-Exempt

JOB STATUS: Full-time


 Position Summary  

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Details at a glance

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  • Full Time Schedule

Location

New York, NY

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