POSITION: Therapist/Clinician, Integrated Services (Clinic-Based)
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) is an innovative nonprofit agency that provides a wide array of mental health, substance use, and rehabilitative services to children, adolescents, and adults in Southern Westchester. As a leader in integrated mental health and addiction services, TGCW has integrated clinics and satellite clinics in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Yonkers. We are a SAMHSA Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) expansion grantee, with a centralized access center, toll-free hotline for 24/7 access to services 888-TGCW-CAN (888-842-9226), a crisis and community response team, and the ability to walk-in for rapid access to services daily-all 7 days of the week.
The TGCW behavioral health portfolio of services and supports includes: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Children and Family Treatment Support and Services (CFTSS), Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), Medication-Assisted Treatment Opioid Treatment Program, Integrated Mental Health and Addiction Clinics, Supported Housing, Supported Education, the Vocational Assistance Project (VAP) and Vocational/ACCES-VR Services. Additionally, TGCW is involved in restorative justice projects for transition-aged youth/emerging adults in Mount Vernon and New Rochelle City Courts.
We are looking to fill a role as a Clinician/Therapist in TGCW’s Integrated Mental Health and Addiction clinics which holds an integrated OMH license. Integrated mental health and addiction services are provided by an interdisciplinary team responsible for: -Comprehensive diagnostic assessments; -Participant-centered care planning; -Health assessments and physicals; -Clinical excellence and evidence-based interventions; -Individual, family, and group therapy; -Psychiatric evaluations; -Medication management; -Peer support and engagement; -Linkages to additional services and care; and -Successful achievement of participant-determined outcomes
The Therapist/Clinician for Mental Health Integrated Services (Clinic-based) plays a pivotal role in ensuring improved access to integrated mental health and addiction services for lower Westchester residents in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Yonkers. Adolescents, adults, and their families can potentially receive support for mental health and addiction needs (including but not limited to the following): Abuse and/or neglect Alcoholism and/or other addictions/substance use Anxiety and fears Co-occurring mental illness and substance use Depression Family Conflicts Grief and loss
Intimate partner/marital problems Self-harming behaviors Sexual abuse and/or assault Severe and persistent mental Illness Trauma
Integrated Mental Health Clinics implement evidence-based interventions to help participants achieve their wellness and recovery goals. We successfully work with adolescents, adults, and their families. 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.
Reporting to the Program Director of Integrated Services (Clinic-Based), the ideal candidate will have experience working with participants with co-occurring disorders, a variety of diagnoses, and with populations of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
Due to COVID, many services are provided via telehealth. Hence, it will be important for the clinician/therapist to be proficient with computers and be able to both inspire virtual clinical care and creatively engage program participants in their area.
Position Responsibilities: -Comprehensive assessments, care planning, individual therapy, family/couples therapy, group therapy, and clinical documentation/chart maintenance -Meet a 30-contact commitment weekly (full-time) and adjusted for part-time or Fee-for-Service - Familiarity with Westchester County System of Care and resources for all age groups and the full range of behavioral health and medical needs.
Skills/Ability: -New York State LMSW, LCSW, LCSW-R, LMHC, LMFT -Positive attitude and demeanor with an ability to engage individuals of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and needs. -Organized, solution-focused team player that supports 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 1-year experience providing assessments as well as 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 children, 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. -Experience with electronic medical record documentation is required. - Knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses, disabilities, and the treatment of mental illness and addictions. -Experience with evidence-based practices for crisis medical, mental health, and substance use. -Bilingual Spanish speaking a plus. -CASAC-T or CASAC a plus.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
SEND RESUMES TO Latoya Bailey, Lbailey@theguidancecenter.org with the position title in the subject line.
Finder’s fee if you refer a successful applicant
The Guidance Center of Westchester
256 Washington Street
Mount Vernon, NY 10553