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Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor/Harm Reduction Specialist

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The Bridge Inc.
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New York, NY
New
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Published 17 days ago

The Bridge, an innovative and well respected mental 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 Social Workers/Mental Health Counselors/Harm Reduction Specialists for it's A.C.T. Programs in the Bronx and Manhattan.

Scope of Position:

  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to provide services consistent with the ACT model
  • Participate in daily team meetings to review and plan client services
  • Provide the expected number of services to clients each month, 80% of which are in the community
  • 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, etc.
  • Provide 24-hour crisis intervention on-call services on rotating basis
  • Complete immediate needs assessments, comprehensive psychosocial assessments, individualized service plans, and crisis/relapse prevention plans
  • Conduct specialized clinical assessments of violence risk, suicide risk, substance use, trauma, and criminogenic needs
  • Conduct other required assessments with clients, such as Child and Adult Integrated Reporting System (CAIRS) reports, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) reports
  • Use evidence based treatments in the areas of mental health and substance abuse to address client needs (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, trauma -informed care)
  • 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, coordination with legal agencies

Qualifications

  • LMSW, LCSW, LMHC with current New York State license or credential
  • At least two years of experience providing services to adults with serious mental illness
  • Must have or be eligible to have NY State ID (non-drivers or drivers license)
  • Knowledge and experience of electronic health records (specifically AWARDS by Footholds) preferred
  • Spanish speaking a plus
  • COVID vaccination is required for employment

Individuals with lived experience in the areas of mental health, substance use, criminal justice, &/or homelessness are encouraged to apply.

The Bridge, an innovative and well respected mental 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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 4, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required

Benefits

Excellent compensation package, pension contribution, paid-time off, parental leave, tuition assistance, etc.

Excellent compensation package, pension contribution, paid-time off, parental leave, tuition assistance, etc.

Location

On-site
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to Sheryl Silver at SSilver@thebridgeny.org.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Sheryl Silver at SSilver@thebridgeny.org.

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