Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities:
- Coordinate Intake Interviews; participate in the assessment of the unaccompanied children (UC’s) suitability for placement and assure a well coordinated admission for each new resident.
- Develop Individual Service Plans (ISP) and 30 day Reviews and Updates.
- Participate in Weekly Team Meetings; implement on-going review of youth’s treatment goals.
- Utilize clinical skills in daily interaction with youth on an individual, family, or group basis and through team meetings guide and monitor the quality of the services being provided to youth during their stay.
- Present a clear and clinically well formulated view of the youth at case conferences, which will assist in decision-making regarding treatment and permanency for the youth.
- Additional Duties/Responsibilities:
- Responsible for dealing with behavioral incidents as needed and to ensure that each child’s immediate and on-going mental health needs are being met.
- Responsible for holding weekly group therapy sessions with all children on caseload in order to address such issues as improving their social skills, assisting them to better manage their behaviors, handle differences in culture and societal norms, and to prepare the youth for discharge.
- Maintain up-to-date clinical records on all clients
- Knowledgeable of the requirements for all assessment and reporting systems (DCS, Federal, State etc.) as well as the documentation of the delivery of services in a format consistent with these rules, regulations, standards and expectations.
- Must have a Master of Social Work degree (MSW) and two years of post-graduate direct clinical service experience; a Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical training and experience is a program requirement. It is strongly encouraged that Clinician be licensed or licensed eligible in New York State.
- Excellent oral and written skills.
- Proficient computer skills.
- Ability to manage and promote a therapeutic environment, taking into account the varying clinical needs of each child.
- Fluent in English and Spanish.
Masters or better in Counseling Psychology or related field.
Masters or better in Social Work.
2 years: post-graduate direct clinical service experience
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