Bilingual Clinician

Job Type

Full Time




475 Riverside Drive
Suite 1244
New York
United States


POSITION: Clinician –The Safe Haven for Children Program

REPORTS TO: Lead Clinician


STATUS: Exempt

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.


  • 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



·        Social Work Interns



·        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


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


·        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

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient in English and Spanish

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please submit all cover letters and resumes to the hiring supervisor, Monica Cedeno, with “Clinician” in the subject line.

Monica Cedeno

Lead Clinician – Safe Haven

[with “Clinician” in the subject line]

----LSSNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer----