The Bridge, an innovative and well respected behavioral 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 a Clinical Staff Worker for its Outpatient Behavioral Health Program.
- Provide individual and group counseling and substance use treatment to clients
- Provide individual and group therapy
- Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings for the development of treatment plans and treatment plan reviews
- Complete documentation in a timely manner
- Oversee the day-to-day need of client population (i.e., stipends, requests, job functions, routine disciplinary measures, etc.)
- Ensure that the daily schedule of groups and activities are carried out
- Attend meetings as required
- Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to provide adults with person-centered substance use treatment, rehabilitation, and mental health services
- 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, probation, and parole, etc.
- Complete psychosocial, substance abuse and other treatment related assessments
- Collaborate with the client in the creation of individualized service plans, and crisis/relapse prevention plans
- Use evidence based individual and group treatments in the areas of substance abuse and mental health to address client needs (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, trauma -informed care)
- Identify or develop substance abuse, mental health, and physical health group curricula to support recovery
- 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, and coordination with legal agencies
- Other duties as assigned
- Master’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences preferred. LMHC, LMSW, LCSW or the ability to acquire the certification preferred
- Mental health and group experience preferred
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Preferred knowledge of AWARDS and the internet
- Willingness to learn and participate in trauma informed training's and interventions
- Knowledge of theories, principles, and techniques of individual and group counseling, substance use services and harm reduction
- Knowledge of the principles of recording and report writing
- COVID vaccination is required for employment
- Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well.
- Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers (including an electronic health record), fax machines, copiers, etc.
- Regularly required to meet with clients in the office and in the community using customary modes of public transportation.
- Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens.
- This position requires moderate travel throughout the New York City metropolitan area using various modes of transportation including NYC buses and subways.