Clinician/Psychotherapist - The Guidance Center of Westchester

Position: Clinician/Psychotherapist

Program/Department: Sunrise/Integrated Services

Reports To: Director - Sunrise

Location: Mount Vernon

Hours: 35 hours per week – full-time

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary: The Clinician/Psychotherapist will implement evidence-based interventions to help participants achieve their wellness and recovery goals. We aim to support the whole person and specifically train and retain a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and psychiatrists to skillfully provide care to address the complex needs of participants in our programs. The ideal candidate will have experience working with adults and adolescents who have addiction and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, various diagnoses, and populations of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

Responsibilities: Support a high-performing culture aligned with TGCW core values and B.A.S.I.C Tenets: Balance, Accountability, Satisfaction, Inclusion, and Communication. Comprehensive Assessments, care planning, individual therapy, family/couples therapy, group therapy, and clinical documentation/chart maintenance for a caseload of 20-30 participants. Familiarity with Westchester County System of Care and resources for all age groups and the full range of behavioral health and medical needs.

Qualifications: New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW or LCSW-R) preferred; other licensed providers will be considered (i.e., LMSW, LMHC, LMFT, PsyD, and Ph.D.). Positive attitude and demeanor with an ability to engage individuals of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and needs.

Organized, solution-focused team player with leadership qualities that support a collaborative and supportive interdisciplinary team approach. Demonstrated passion and commitment to supporting the well-being and recovery process of individuals and families struggling with complex challenges related to mental health and/or alcohol and substance use. Ability to conceptualize and implement whole-person care, integrated medical, mental health, addiction, and other social determinants of health needs. Familiarity with the full range of substance use and addiction, including opioid use, assessment, and treatment options.

At least two years of experience providing assessments and individual, family, and group therapy to address the range of complex challenges related to mental health and/or alcohol and substance use. Experience working with adolescents, adults, and families to support recovery from alcoholism and other addictions, co-occurring disorders, complex trauma and psychosocial stressors of poverty, abuse, abandonment, grief/loss, low/no literacy, and criminal justice involvement.

Familiarity with OASAS documentation requirements, including intake and assessment, treatment planning, and clinical interventions from the start of the treatment through the end of care. Experience with electronic medical record documentation is required. Bilingual Spanish speaking a plus. CASAC-T or CASAC a plus. Travel Requirements: <~10%

Physical Requirements: These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to perform the job's essential functions successfully. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position, which are reviewed in each case.

While performing the responsibilities of the role, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

EEO Statement: The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Therefore, TGCW encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

TGCW undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: droyal at Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

About Us: The Guidance Center of Westchester's mission is to improve the well-being of people of all ages through innovative and effective programs that enable everyone to learn, work, and thrive.

TGCW offers essential and lasting support to those in our communities challenged by mental illness, substance use, poverty, and homelessness. We empower our participants to become active members of their community through education, treatment, housing, rehabilitative and vocational services. Founded in 1942, TGCW is a community-based nonprofit organization helping over 5,000 people each year. TGCW has an annual operating budget of ~$22 million and employs 250 people. We provide services to communities throughout Westchester County, with service sites in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Yonkers, and Peekskill.

Send Resumes To: Latoya Bailey, Chief of Staff –

The Guidance Center of Westchester

256 Washington Street

Mount Vernon, NY 10553

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